Glossybox July 2015 review

I'm loving the French theme that this month's Glossybox has got going on! French skincare is hailed as some of the best in the world, so I was looking forward to seeing which products they'd choose for this specially themed box.

The exterior of the box has been designed by fashion illustrator Jamie Lee Reardin with some iconic French landmarks and a hint of the traditional blue, red and white colour scheme. I normally throw my boxes out each month, but I'll definitely be keeping this one to use as makeup storage as it's too pretty to get rid of!

Inside the box is a bit of a mixed bag. As you'd expect, it's heavy on the French skincare, which isn't a bad thing, although I'm not familiar with three of the four brands they've included.

The Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light Cream is a great moisturiser for the summer months as it's lightweight but hydrating at the same time. This is a decent travel-sized pot (around a third of a full size) so should easily last around a month with daily use.

I don't think you can ever have too many lip balms, so I'm looking forward to giving Lollipops Lip Balm Delicieuse a try. It's packed with vitamin E and antioxidants to help hydrate the lips and also protect them from UV damage. This is a full-size product and worth £4.15.

Noxidoxi is a new brand to me, but I'm loving the sound of this 'enhancing serum base'. Glossybox say that it hydrates both the surface layers and deeper layers of the skin and uses a cocktail of anti-imflammatories and antioxidants to protect. This is another good travel size tube with enough for a few weeks' use.

The fourth product in the box is from Teoxane Cosmeceuticals and is an interesting mix between a glycolic exfoliating treatment and a hydrator. It features 10% glycolic acid (expect a tingle when you use it!) to refine the skin, plus hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate. I've not come across a product that does both things at once before, so this is an interesting hybrid. It's quite pricey at £70 for a full-size, so this travel size is a good introduction.

Glossybox have also included an illustrated travel pouch within the box which I think is a lovely touch, and perfect for the summer holiday season. If I'm being picky, I'd have preferred another product in the box and the pouch as an added extra, but I'm greedy!

All in all I think this is one of the better boxes I've seen from them in the past few months - it's great to get some new brands in the lineup and I think the illustrated box is a really lovely touch.

You can subscribe to Glossybox for £10 per month (plus postage) via their website.

What do you think of this month's box?

*PR sample

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