I was really looking forward to April's Glossybox. It had been revealed last month that the theme for April would be "Iconic Hollywood", featuring a special illustrated box that comes in four colours - pink, blue, yellow and green. All boxes feature a picture of Marilyn Monroe on the front and a quote from one of four Iconic Hollywood actresses on the lid - Marilyn, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn.
I got the blue box, and it's beautiful to look at.
Let's see what's inside!
When I opened this box, I will admit to thinking "is that it?!" because the five products inside were quite small. But, having looked around at other reviews, I think I got a really good box - others got a nude nail polish or bath pearls - I'm really glad I didn't get either of those.
Lord & Berry Lip Crayon in "Kiss". - Full Size, £10/€13.83
A bright orange-toned red lip crayon that applies really smoothly and dries to a soft not-quite-matte finish.
Pop Beauty Kajal Eyeliner Pen, Black. Full Size, £6.50/€8.99
A standard soft kajal eyeliner with a smudger on one side. Great for lining the waterline, but found it difficult to create a flick with this, also not as black as it looks in the stick.
ModelCo Bronze Shimmer Bronzing Powder. Sample Size, £5.71/€7.90
This is a decent sample size, the full size has 0.35oz of product and this has 0.12oz. The shimmer isn't as scary as it sounds, it's actually a lovely colour. It's a very warm powder.
Nougat London Luscious Lip Balm - Cherry Blossom. Full Size, £6/€8.30
This is the fourth Glossybox in a row in which I've gotten a lip balm. I'm not complaining, particularly - I do love them, but it'd be nice to see a gloss or treatment next time instead. This is lovely, the packaging is so pretty and it's a nice balm that feels lovely on my lips. The cherry scent isn't overpowering either.
Astral Original Face and Body Moisturiser. Sample Size, £0.97/€1.34
A decent sample, 50ml. The full size product is only £3.89 for 200ml though - so not necessarily a luxury product. This is a thick, greasy moisturiser that has been used for years and supposedly removes makeup too, I do remember a couple of pots of this floating round the house when I was younger but I've never bought it myself. I will probably keep it as a hand cream because it feels too heavy to use on my face.
Swatches on my face of the liner, lip crayon and bronzer - when applied with a Real Techniques multi tasking brush, the bronzer blends beautifully and it's not glittery. It can be built up too - I'm on a bit of a bronzer kick at the minute so this will be used!
Overall I do like everything I received, I probably won't get much wear from the lip crayon as I think it's too orange toned for me, but everything else will be used.
Total Cost Including Delivery: €18.71 (60c dearer than last month's exchange rate)
Total Value: £29.18/€40.36
If you want to get your hands on the Iconic Hollywood Edition, there's still time to subscribe. If you don't want to subscribe, you can take advantage of a Spring Bundle offer - two Collectors Edition boxes for £22/€30 (post included) - the Hollywood box and the Andy Warhol-inspired Pop Art box. Details here.