Saturday, April 18, 2015

Glossybox April 2015 - Iconic Hollywood Edition


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
Verdict: Win!

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.


  1. You're pulling it all off with style and the lip crayon does look lovely on you but I wouldn't get any use out of it either!

    1. Thank you Yav! I'm not a bright-lip person at all, I couldn't wait to take it off x

  2. I love that orange colour on you! You can definitely pull it off. What foundation are you wearing here? Your skin looks wonderful. My own is in a heap lately! Not even sure what caused it but it's as dry and ragged looking x

    1. I think it's the weather, even my hands are flaky - I use La Roche Posay Hydraphase as a mask once a week and that has helped so much with my face but around my nose is still awful dry. Foundation is really light, it's MUA Undress Your Skin in the lightest shade xx

  3. That Hollywood box is awesome! You'll have to turn it into another lipstick holder :-) I like that bright orange lip crayon - looks lovely on you x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

    1. My sister is the ultimate Marilyn fan so I think the box has been nabbed! Thanks Becca, not sure if I'll chance wearing it again but who knows! x


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