April GlossyBox & May Giveaway

It’s a new month! Welcome to May everyone :). This month I’m going to be testing out a few new things around here. As you can see from the title of this post, two of those things include giveaways and subscription box reviews. I’m also going to be doing a bit of spring cleaning around my site in preparation for bringing you even better content, photography, and engagement opportunities. In order for this to happen though, I need your help.

That’s why, at the bottom of this post you’ll find a survey. In order to be entered into this month’s giveaway you’ll need to complete the survey, follow my blog (through WordPress, Bloglovin’, or via email…these options are available in the sidebar) and leave a comment on ANY post on this site – choose your favorite and go ham!

Now, on to the review – 4 of these products will be offered for the giveaway, so pay attention to see if you’re interested 🙂

Subscription boxes have been around for a while now. It seems like you can get them for anything and everything under the sun. When it comes to cosmetics there are quite a few that offer sample sizes, less than stellar brands, and frankly, contents that aren’t something you’d ever even want. GlossyBox is the exact opposite. They specialize in high-end brands, include primarily full-size items (occasionally they’ll throw in the deluxe sample size, but that’s usually for items over the $75 full size price mark), and involve an in depth survey so that you only get products you actually want. This was my first foray into the land of subscription boxes, and I have to say I’m quite pleased.

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My first box was the April box. It came in a delightfully pink box that’s now on display with my skincare products. It included 3 full-sized items, and 2 travel size. All of these items were from brands I never would have found myself, but instantly loved. Plus, they came with a card including product information and application tips. So, without further ado, here’s the rundown of what actually came in the box.

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Norell’s Norell New York Eau De Parfum. The Norell brand has mastered the art of bringing the French lifestyle and panache to America. A truly glamorous fragrance with pure, high quality ingredients Norell New York is a green floral evocative of movie premieres and A-list celebrities. Featuring mandarin, bergamot, jasmine, vanilla, and my ever-favorite sandallwood, this scent is sensual without being overtly sexy. Apply to pulse points for a long lasting fragrance experience. We’re talking Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Angelina Jolie here.
A travel size of this item is included in the giveaway.

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Studio | 10 Brow Lift Perfecting Liner. You’ve heard me wax on and on about power brows. While there are quite a few products you can use to achieve this look, there are a few things that make this particular pencil extra special. First thing is the brand. Studio | 10 is a cruelty-free brand that is dedicated to improving the lives of women suffering from cancer. Sales of this particular pencil benefit Look Good Feel Better. LGFB provides practical services for women, men and teenagers suffering from the visible side effects from cancer treatment. For example, when someone suffers hair loss due to chemotherapy, LGFB will help provide them with products, like this pencil, that can help improve their self esteem be providing them control over their appearance. This particular pencil is also special because it’s double sided. One side fills in your brows like traditional pencils, but the other side consists of a lighter pencil to highlight the brow bone. That’s a win-win situation.
This item is included in the giveaway.

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Unani Dermo Defense Face Mask. This particular mask is unfortunately not available in the U.S. (which is another reason why GlossyBox is the best at introducing you to new, never before seen luxury products.) It both hydrates and purifies, leaving your skin looking better than ever. It’s a clear gel, and while the texture is a bit slippery, it’s certainly an effective mask.

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Leighton Denny Expert Nails Nail Polish in Pillow Talk. I’m very particular about my nail polishes. This one happens to be a perfect combination of opacity, gel-like texture, and staying power. It was quick to dry, easy to apply, and lasted all week without chipping. Unfortunately, it can be quite difficult to track down outside of the U.K. but I managed to do just that. Which is why this item is included in the giveaway.

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Biossance The Nourisher, Precious Rose Face Oil. When it comes to face oils, I tend to be very cautious. One wrong step and my face will erupt like Mt Vesuvius. Thankfully, the primary oil in this little bottle is rose oil, which is known to be calming and excellent for all skin types. This product firms, improves radiance, and moisturizes. It combines powerful plant extracts and Vitamin C to give you the best skin of your life. The full size comes with a hefty price tag, but the travel size of this item is included in the giveaway.

So go ahead, subscribe to GlossyBox now and enjoy 5 products delivered to your door every month on the dot. It’s totally worth it.

Now, if you don’t mind, I’d love it if you’d enter the giveaway. Remember, all you have to do is complete the survey below, follow my blog, and leave a comment on ANY post on this site. The contest is open through the end of the week and the winner will be selected based on the quality of their responses. Happy posting! And THANK YOU!

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