August Glossybox Review & Contents!

It’s that time of the month girls, Glossybox time!  This box has a great idea behind it (which is super suitable to the Olympic period we just had in London) as it features beauty products from all over the world.  Aptly named ‘International Superstars’, this box allows us to try out products we perhaps have never even heard of before from all around the globe, which I think is a great idea!

Read on to see my contents and to read my mini-reviews!birthday 557GLOSSYBOX AUGUST

Alessandro Pro White Nail Polish (Germany) – I had never heard of a nail polish which you apply to counteract the yellow-ness of your nails if they have been stained by wearing too much nail polish, so this is a great idea!  This polish has the slightest blue tint which balances out any yellow, leaving you with bright nails.  I don’t have stained nails at the moment, so this polish has left my nails looking a little blue/purple (like they would do if you were freezing cold) but I’m planning to try it out as a base coat in the mean time!

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil (Japan) – This is a water-soluble deep cleansing oil which helps to remove makeup.  To use it, you pour some in your hands and rub the oil onto your face in circular motions, which should remove all of your makeup so you can then wash your face leaving nothing behind.  I’m really looking forward to trying this, although a little weary of using an oil as a makeup remover on my acne prone skin!

All for Eve Eve’s Balm – This is a great multipurpose balm for use all over the body.  So far I have used it on my elbows and lips.  I love that this little pot has a mirror inside and the smell is nice too – very essential oil-like.

Vera Valenti L’ombre a Paupiere Maragrita (Spain) – As you already know, I love eyeshadow palettes so it is nice to see a full sized one in this Glossybox.  I do think the colours are a little odd (I wouldn’t normally want four different shades of green in a palette) but the browns are nice.  This does look a little cheap looking with the white plastic but I’m still going to try it out.

Lipcote (UK) – I already own two Lipcotes (full review here), but it is nice to see something familiar in this box.  Lipcote is great at helping your lipstick stay in place all day, although it does smell a lot like nail varnish when you first apply it!

Glossy Box Lipstick in Glossy Pink – It seems as if Glossybox really are delving into the world of beauty products (remember their blusher brush in one of the last boxes?) and this time they have created lipsticks!   I am really impressed with this lippie (much more so than the brush) because the packaging is sleek and expensive looking, and because the lipstick itself is very pigmented and a beautiful colour!  I can’t wait to see what else they have in store for us!

What I think – I like that there are a selection of makeup and skincare products in this box and I think a lot of other people will be happy with this too.  The makeup shades selected seem really universal so they will suit any skin tone, which is fab.  I would (and will) definitely use every product in this box so it’s a thumbs up from me!

Are you looking forward to receiving this box?  What other countries would you like to see featured in a Glossybox?




  1. August 14, 2012 / 12:04 pm

    im on holiday so i cant see mine, but i like the look of the lipstick!:)

  2. August 14, 2012 / 12:06 pm

    More lipcote? Haha, that glossybox lippy looks lovely 🙂 xox

  3. August 14, 2012 / 12:51 pm

    Ugh I chose this over Joliebox this month, my box hasn't come yet but I'm certainly not looking forward to it!
    That eyeshadow palette looks like something I had as a child, I hate Lipcote and the nail polish is pointless as I always have colour on. I've also seen people get a perufme sample (AGAIN) or imPress nails (which I've had in a Glossybox before and hated) instead of the Eve Balm… The only thing I'm looking forward to is the cleanser, and I certainly wouldn't have paid £13 for it!
    The lipstick looks okay, but I'd rather they put more effort into the products selected for the boxes than their own little creations!
    Oh well, that's the name of the game I suppose!

  4. August 14, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    I won a 3month subscription so I'm not sure which my first box will be but if it's this one I will be quite excited. I really want to try the cleansing oil and nail varnish especially. Funny because I usually only get intrigued by the makeup products.

  5. August 14, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    Tesco do a nice anti-yellow nail varnish for cheap too. The purple/blue tint is because it's UV, very cool in a club, unless you do a messy job.

  6. Anonymous
    August 14, 2012 / 1:07 pm

    I decided to give Glossy box a try after reading all your posts. I'm really happy with the box but the eyeshadow palette looks very 70s and not in a good way. I've yet to try the shades so maybe it will be a nice suprise.
    I came across your blog in a search for products for people who suffer from rosacea. I have a very unhelpful doctor. I found a few products from the comments section that have really helped. Thanks xx

  7. August 14, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    I love seeing your glossy box posts each month and its the first place I go to once I've got my box and your post is always up and ready for me to read. We got the same items this month, I'd love to know if anyone got anything different this month, as I'm always intruiged, but I'm pleased nonetheless. I like the concept of beauty products from around the world, the range of products and the lipstick as an extra is lovely too.

  8. August 14, 2012 / 2:00 pm

    <3 this post! great reviews!
    check out my recent beauty post on

  9. August 14, 2012 / 2:22 pm

    You got exactly the same as me xx

  10. Anonymous
    August 14, 2012 / 2:30 pm

    Quite nice products really! I only find it a bit weird that it says the products come from "around the world" – and then there are only 3 European countries and Japan! 😀 But whatever…

  11. August 14, 2012 / 3:10 pm

    I got my box earlier today, and I love it! Definitely my favourite box so far, I'll use everything in it 🙂

  12. August 14, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    I'd love receiving Glossybox in Germany! It would be so cool to open up a mysterious box full of good stuff every month, like christmas! 😀

  13. August 14, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    i really like the eyeshadow palette! i get the glossybox here in the US and I really like it!

  14. August 14, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    I've got exactly the same box and this month I am very happy 🙂 I also look forward to testing this Japanese oil.

  15. August 14, 2012 / 4:04 pm

    I've not had mine yet. The eye shadow palette looks like something I had when I was about 10 haha. xx

  16. August 14, 2012 / 7:16 pm

    My eyeshadow palette is not as nice as yours! I likened it to one I had when I was 12 lol.

    If you want to see mine its here:

    Kate xx

  17. August 14, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    I got exactly the same box. I think Glossy Box have done really well this month 🙂 It was nice to see it arrive earlier in the month too! xx

  18. August 15, 2012 / 7:52 am

    The Vera Valenti products are available for a EURO at any French street market. Subscription Cancelled!

  19. August 15, 2012 / 1:09 pm

    I wasnt blown away by this months box , preferred the july one. The Eye shadow has no pigments in whatsoever and looks cheap!! i love the eve balm but thats about it!

    Really like your blog though hun, please check mine out if you get a chance 🙂 x

  20. August 15, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    I don't get the GB but I do like the look of what you got this month-I would be interested in trying the eyeshadows 🙂

    Tanesha x

  21. August 17, 2012 / 7:55 pm

    Love how they added lipcote- its a beauty bag essential haha :')

  22. August 18, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    I've seen so many people talk about Glossy Box!


  23. August 18, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    Loving the look of GB this month, all bar the eye palette. I think they have put more thought into the appearance of the palette rather than the practicality of it!

  24. August 19, 2012 / 10:49 pm

    are glossy boxes worth the money?

  25. August 20, 2012 / 9:16 pm

    I loved this months Glossybox. Although a little disappointed with the eye shadow at first, once I tried it I liked it more than I expected even though it doesn't stay on long! Just started a blog guys (first timer!), would love if you checked it out xx

  26. October 14, 2012 / 8:42 pm

    I ordered my first Glossybox few days ago and I can't wait to get it!

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