Monday, 21 May 2012

GLOSSYBOX: April 2012 The Natural Box-Review


Hello,  Me again!

Today I'm going to review the April GLOSSYBOX which I got a couple of weeks back. I do realise it is May and I am late but I've had exams so am only getting round to it now! Better late than never, eh?! Also in Ireland we only received them, along with the delay of the May Bank Holiday weekend it was the 9th of May before I received mine!

This also, is my FIRST GLOSSYBOX. I had been continuously reading reviews myself and decided I'd jump on the bandwagon and purchase this months! (Well last months, now!)

Anyway, this edition was "The Natural Beauty Box" emphasing the element of Nature/Organic products, which is something I am interested in, so it was perfect.

Here is what was included in my box:
Caudalíe SOS Serum 
INIKA Lip Liner
Ayuuri Body Wash
Figs & Rouge Lip Balm
YES! Nurse Hand Cream

Firstly, I have never heard of some of these brands before, which made me a little apprehensive, but excited still! I've heard of Figs & Rouge and Caudalíe before, but not the rest!

First up is the Caudalíe Serum. This is a "thirst quenching" Serum, to be used on the face and neck. It has a light fresh smell, and I've used to under my moisturiser, as it says, if the evening. So far I've not noticed a difference but it's only been a few days. If I like it, it will be featured in my Products I'm Loving Right Now post, probably at the end of the month. It is "plant-based" and is meant to provide hydration to the face/neck. This is a 10ml sample, retailing at £29.00/30ml.

Next is the Ayuuri Natural Body Wash. I've never heard of this brand before, but was excited to try it. It is a 200ml, which is quite a generous size. I usually don't like the smell of Rose scented products, but this is definitely not the standard "Rose" smell, if you get me! It smells amazing, and has Aloe Vera and Jasmine! Looking forward to using it regularly, but the yummy smell makes me instantly liked it! I presume it is a standard Body Wash, but I hope the smell is long-lasting! £4.95 for this 200ml bottle.

Also I received a Figs &Rouge Lip Balm. I initially thought it was just for the lips, but it says on the packaging it's for lips, face and Body! Interesting! I got the Cherry &Vanilla scented one and it is very moisturising! This retails at £3.29 for this 8ml tin.

Next up is the Organic INIKA lip liner! It comes in a mauve/nude colour, which I'll use with more nude/neutral lipsticks. It is nice and creamy and am looking forward to using it! The top line is coming across quite brown/dark in the swatch, it's not that dark! It is more wearable than it looks! £11.95 for this Lip Liner.

Here is the swatch of the lip liner.

Lastly in this box, came a Hand Cream. I'm looking forward to trying this as I do suffer from dry hands sometimes! It is by the company YES! Nurse, another I've never heard of! This smells DIVINE, really light and fresh. It contains Manuka Honey, and contains Almond extract. The smell is quite like cucumber scented, fresh and light! (I'm really not the best at describing smells!!) The packaging it came in is really funky and I really like it.

So that is the April 2012 GLOSSYBOX. If you've got it also, did you like all the products? What is your favourite?

If you want to subscribe to this beauty box idea, go check out Glossybox 's website! It works out at approx €13-€14  to be sent to Ireland.

Thank you for reading my review and opinions on the box, and I do hope you've enjoyed it!

Sarah X


  1. I got the same things as you. Still havent opened the lip balm and gave the liner to my mam. I was so disappointed with the shower gel!

  2. Interesting! No I have opened the lip balm and the smell is lovely and it is quite moisturising. Probably not the best lip balm I have tried but not the worst! Aww that's a shame, did you not like the scent of the shower gel?! S X