Glossybox June 2013 Review (USA) curated by Dallas Shaw

June 28, 2013
Surprisingly, I got my June Glossybox before July!  I did not think that it was going to happen for me this time, especially because Glossybox ships so late anyway and this month there was an issue where they had to pull Bondi nail polish from the line up and replace it with Spa Ritual polish.  I don't think it was Glossybox's fault this time, but I'm not overly impressed with the extremely late shipping that occurs on a regular basis.  They say that they ship out on the 19th every month, but it is more like they AIM to ship out on the 19th every month.  It's a little upsetting, but at least now the wait is over and I can enjoy the contents of this box!

Since this month "It Girl" Dallas Shaw curated the box, this special edition box features her artwork on the front.  I think it's neat that one of her drawings on the front, but I'm certainly not going to find a special place to display this, as she suggests on her website, haha.  Honestly, I never even heard of her until Glossybox chose to collaborate with her.

 
 All of the contents:


As you can see, this month there were five products.  I am very happy with the sizes of the products, but I still thought the January box that was curated by The Man Repeller was better.  The Man Repeller box was probably my favorite Glossybox, though!  With that being said, I do really like the items in this month's Glossybox.

Oscar de la Renta Essential Luxuries- Combining all six perfume samples from Oscar de la Renta's line and putting them in a soft drawstring pouch is a really nice touch.  I love that we didn't get just one perfume sample, but instead got six to try!  I'm all about that because with so many different scents, I'm bound to like at least one of them, no?  The inside of the box smells very good from these samples...Maybe I should just spray a tiny bit of each one on my wrist to get the same wonderful smelling concoction.  That was meant as a joke, but now that I'm actually considering it!  I will have to try them out individually first.  :)


Tarte Complexion Enhancing Lipstick- I became a Tarte fan because of my wonderful bold red Tarte lipstick that I received in The Man Repeller box because I love the formula of it, so as soon as I found out that we would be receiving another Tarte lipstick, I got pretty excited.  This color is described as "nude," so it'll be nice to own two Tarte lipsticks that are so different from one another.  While I like the pattern on the lipstick tube, the tube itself could stand to be a bit sturdier and I did get this shade in medium to tan, which I most certainly not.  Regardless, I am glad this was included in the box.  I just tested it out on my lips and think that it goes well with my complexion, which is the intended effect.  I'm just curious to see how the one for fair skin would have looked on me.  With this type of lipstick, I'm thinking I would play up the eyes a little more since this lipstick isn't bright like the Tarte in Fierce that I own.




SpaRitual Favorites Nail Polish- When I found out that Glossybox would not be including a polish from Bondi, I was a bit disappointed because I have been hearing great reviews about Bondi's products and about their customer service.  Plus, the brand is new and I am all about trying products that just came out in the market.  Don't get me wrong, though...my SpaRitual polish is lovely and unlike any color that I already own (yay for no repeats).  When I get more than one day off in a row from work, this color is going on my nails ASAP.  *Note* There is a slight pink tint to this polish, but the photo does not capture it--it just looks brown here. 


 c. Booth Honey Almond Nourishing Dry Oil Mist- This oil mist has a great scent to it (almond and honey!) and doesn't feel heavy.  Even though on the label it says that this product can be used on the face and body, I'll probably just be using this on my body because I don't want to apply more oil to my T-Zone area and leave it sitting on my face all day.  The mist is a natural product without all the bad stuff like sulfates and parabens.  I never heard of it before, but I can already see myself buying a full sized one in the future.


Philip B pH Restorative Detangling Toning Mist- I got a leave in conditioner in a Birchbox two months ago that I really like, but any time I get anything that is supposed to help with tangles, I am fine with it.  The more I get, the merrier I'll be because my hair has always gotten a lot of knots, but I feel like it has been a lot worse lately.  I even asked a hairdresser why this could be, but she didn't know.  I can't wait to try this out!!


Overall: It doesn't top The Man Repeller box for me, but it is pretty high up on my list of favorite Glossyboxes and it's so much better than last month's!  I hope that Glossybox continues to have boxes curated in the future if they are all going to be as good as Leandra's and Dallas's.



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9 comments on "Glossybox June 2013 Review (USA) curated by Dallas Shaw"
  1. I like your box. I love oscar de la renta dresses. They always look so princess-y...and I wish my june box would have looked like yours :/

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    1. I think Glossybox & Dallas Shaw picked products that most girls would love to get.

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  2. I love your new blog design :)

    http://golovelife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Me too! It really need a make over.

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  3. The Mag nearly made me sick....I showed a friend of mine who hadn't heard all the drama of the box and she said: "Who IS this ridiculous crazy lookin' female who is on every single page?!" I nearly fell over laughing! LOL It is just a TAD overdone in my opinion. Great review! <3

    PS. LOOOOVE the blog makeover! So feminine and chic!

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    1. HAHAHA!! I haven't even looked at the mag yet, but I'm sure your comment will give me another good laugh when I do.

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  4. Well the hair products look promising :) let us know how they work out for you.

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    1. I will! I haven't gotten to try it out yet because I just got a keratin treatment.

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  5. I really like your blog design Lisa! :)

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