Before I launch head first into product breakdown and first impressions, I must first begin with how what we have before us is the pure unadulterated joy of monthly sample box service. It's a gamble, and I love that gamble.When they get it wrong, or just so-so you can usually find something in there that isn't all that bad. But, when they get it right, you can be like a kid at Christmas actually letting out an audible "oo" when you open up your box.
This month is the latter. There were "oo's" all around.
Pearl Lowe has teamed up with Glossybox to create a limited edition April Glossybox, not only filled with some of the best products I've seen rolled out for a good while but packing a floral delight of a punch with the box itself.
In my Glossybox:
Nip + Fab Mango Smoothie Dry Skin Fix Body Butter (Full Size 200ml: £9.95)
Richard Ward Couture Hair Opitimiser Style Reviver (Full Size 150ml: £19.00)
Yves Rocher Nutritive Vegetal 24H Comfort Nourishing Cream (Full Size: 50ml £13.50)
Essie Nail Laquer in Sugar Daddy (Full Size: 13.5ml for £7.99)
Balance Me Radiance Face Mask (Full Size: 75ml for £18)
Essie? Wahooooo! As a total Essie weirdo, It's as if Glossybox read my mind. I've had a milky pink shade on my list for a while. Sugar Daddy is just the ticket, good job! I'm also pleased to find some Yves Rocher in my box. I often browse the site and I'm in love with the Sexy Pulp mascara, so hopefully only good things will come of this.
In all honesty, another body butter is not what I need. I've not previously been acquainted with Nip + Fab before, but I'm willing to give a whirl after I shower tonight, it might do wondrous things.
Balance Me is another brand that I know and love. A face mask is just what I need right now and if it's natural, it's a bonus in my book.
Finally, I love a good wild card in a Glossybox. The whole point of these boxes is to sample new brands that you wouldn't necessarily discover of your own accord and Richard Ward has won this accolade this month. I'll be honest, I'm still working out how to use it, but I'll give it a go and report back.
What did you get in your Glossybox this month?
*provided for consideration.