July Glossybox 2013 – Seaside Splash
The heatwave we are currently experiencing is the hottest the UK has seen for 7 years and so we’ve rounded up a gorgeous selection of products to prepare you for the hotter days ahead.
Whether you’re having a picnic in the park, a splash in the sea or winding back by a pool – we want to make sure you look the part!
What’s in your July Glossybox?
This ultra-hydrating facial mist is an absolute essential in this heat. Spray it as and when you need it when you’re out and about for a refreshing boost to your day and don’t feel restricted to using it just on your face.
We can’t get enough of these pretty paint pots from Ciate, complete with little black bow. The range comes in a number of beautiful summery shades that apply with ease to leave your nails looking sleek for your next outing.
We believe that these long lasting nail stickers are the ideal solution to fixing up those nails sharp without the hassle of having to wait for polish to dry. The high-end designs give your nails a professional finish for a fraction of the price – What’s not to love?
Everyone has been talking about the latest range of lip stains to hit the beauty market so we wanted you to try them for yourself. Pout paints are intensive, long lasting lip pigments that are made to be mixed. Depending on which shade you’d like to achieve, play around with different amounts of each colour – there’s a lot of fun to be had! We will be posting a tutorial on how to use these for anyone who needs a little help – look out for it under the ‘Beauty School’ category on our blog.
Inecto Pure Coconut Refreshing dry shampoo has an exotic fragrance like no other and will work wonders on your hair, giving it body and texture while instantly refreshing wherever you are this summer. We all know dry shampoo is an absolute must at this time of year when your hair is in need of a quick freshen up in between washes, especially if you’re rushing between work and drinks in the evening, or heading to a festival where you’ll be having too much fun to worry about the full works on your hair.
This wonder serum, enriched with aloe vera and manuka honey, will leave your skin feeling fresh and bright – the perfect product to enhance that summer glow while revitalising and restoring your skin. This product is a health kick for your skin. Don’t believe us? The proof is in the ingredients – Pukka Ayurveda Radiance Serum is free from parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and colour.
Want to have a splash in the sea but don’t want to deal with the frizz that may follow? This texture mist from Alterna is your solution! You can finally get the perfect beach waves with a quick spritz of this while ruffling your hands through your hair. It will instantly add texture, volume and a healthy shine. Even if you’re not hitting the beach, this summer’s trend for ‘natural’ waves is easily achieved with this!
Celebrity make-up artists have named this product a ‘little miracle’ and we can definitely see why. Argan oil and rosehip seed oil are high in anti-oxidants which repair skin cells, improve skin texture and promote that healthy glow. This face oil can be used in many ways depending on what suits you best, but even a simple application during the night will allow your skin to soak in all the goodness and replenish beautifully. We met up with Ila founder Denise Leicester to find out all about Ila for you. Look out for the interview under the ‘Beauty Insider’ category on the blog.
Coola Classic Suncare Collection can be applied underneath your regular foundation or BB cream to provide the perfect base for the day ahead as it soothes, tones and minimizes pores – SPF means you’re fully protected too! You can even apply it at the end of the day when you’re skin is feeling a bit worse for wear from all the light and air pollution it has been exposed to.
The thing we love most about this suncare collection is that the products really are multi-tasking and you have the option to choose from a number of SPF factors and scented or unscented depending on your preference on fragrance.
We might all love that the sun has come out but in reality we know it doesn’t necessarily do wonders for our skin. The buildup of excess oil on the surface may give you a bit too much shine past the point of the ‘summer glow’ we’d like to have, or even worse lead the skin to break-out. Luckily Nip & Fab have a great range of products to try and help us combat these problems.
The Shine Fix can be applied like a daily moisturizer to mattify the skin before applying any make-up so that it sits a lot better on the skin instead of melting off creating that T-zone shine we want to avoid.
The spot fix is best applied to any blemishes overnight while your skin is able to breathe. Try not to irritate the blemish further and with a few applications it should be out of your way!
We hope you love this month’s Seaside Splash box as much as we do and it’s not too late to get it if you haven’t already, simply click here. We always love to hear your feedback so let us know your personal tips or thoughts on any of the products featured.