Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Glitterbox - The Bronze Edit | August 2017* [PLUS 10% Off For YOU]


I don't know if you've noticed, but I really bloody enjoy beauty subscription boxes. My blog is PACKED full of reviews of some of the best offerings out there - and I've found another BABE of a box to share with you guys today. I get so giddy unwrapping these boxes of triumph each month - especially this one; which impressed and surprised me simultaneously. 

Today's subscription box spotlight is shining brightly on a brand which has only recently launched and is massively underrated - like, they deserve at least a million more followers than they have right now. I'm talking about Glitterbox* - pls, you need to hear about these guys. If there's one to watch in the world of subscription boxes, it's them.


The idea behind Glitterbox itself is pretty cool. You'll get 4-6 full sized makeup products each month [no sample or travel size sachets here!] which can be used together to create a different, on-point look; updating your beauty stash with the latest trends. Each monthly Glitterbox will contain products from makeup brands you know and love, as well as introducing you to new products & companies you'll no doubt fall in love with too. 

Their mission when curating each box is to provide us with a new makeup look each month. There's no foot cream or weird perfume samples, no mish-mash of products - each box you get is packed full of makeup items which, when used together work to create a specific look; inspired by the latest trends, celebrities & seasonal events. 


This month's theme is golden, bronze hued tones to create a Summer Goddess look. It boasts 5 full size products [which makes it super good value] and costs £15.95 + P&P - but you can get 10% off your first order with code NIKKI10, if you wanna get involved for a lower price. Here's what you'll get in August.


Manna Kadar Bronzer and Highlighter Duo, RRP £17.00, Full Size

I've tried this product before and loved it, so it was nice to get a replacement in stock; ready for when mine hits pan & beyond! This beautifully packaged, highly pigmented split pan duo is super versatile; it boasts a shimmery highlighter I like to use on my browbone and a rich, coppery bronzer to add warmth to the face.


I use the coppery side as an eyeshadow - which when used with the Bellapierre Shimmer Powder and Ginger Bread eyeliner pencil, works really really well; getting me my bronzed, golden goddess vibes on; as this box intended.


Bellapierre Shimmer Powder in Bronze, RRP £12.99, Full Size

I was really pleasantly surprised by this Shimmer Powder - it's INSANELY pigmented and sparkly and a stunning, rich colour. The tiniest swatch has the most intense colour pay-off evaaaaaah. Bellapierre are one of those brands I've only recently discovered but the quality of legit everything I've sampled from them so far has been next level.


As I mentioned earlier, this stunning shimmery bronze works really well with the other products in August's box - you can tell how much consideration really has been put into picking out each item to create a look that flows beautifully.


Bellapierre Super Gloss in shade Chocolate Cream, RRP £12.99, Full Size

Another Bellapierre product; another surprising hit for me! The reason behind this surprise is that off first impressions and looking at the colour of the gloss in the tube alone, I wasn't sure it was for me. Paler shades don't really suit me, as I'm quite dark and I worry they make my teeth look yellow. So I approached with caution.


However, I was so wrong. Chocolate Cream is a lovely, shimmery, sparkly gold shade; which will work FANTASTICALLY as a lip topper. As soon as I swatched it, its absolute beauty and potential shone through [literally] and I was sold.


Saturated Colour Multitasker Pencil in shade Ginger Bread, RRP £3.50, Full Size

I love the fact that this natural, pretty pencil can be used on lips and eyes - Glitterbox have legitimately got the majority of my [massive] face covered in just one sub box - and the products all look so well used together!!


Ginger Bread is a super wearable shade; I tried lining my lips with it, then filling them with it and applying the beaut Bellapierre lip shimmer over the top - and it looked gorgeous. I'm just loving how much shimmer Glitterbox has brought into my life! Living right up to their namesake, aren't they?!


Essie Nail Polish in shade Getting Groovy, RRP £7.99, Full Size

I was MADE UP to receive an Essie nail polish in this subscription box - they're one of my top three favourite nail brands ever. And due to their high[er] price tag, aren't a brand I've ever seen included in any other subscription box before [and believe me, I've done my homework. Extensively.] I love the quality and minimal design of their packaging - I've never actually seen an Essie polish not in a pastel shade; I had no idea they did glitters or metallics #ThisChangesEVERYTHING


I adore this nail polish; it's probably my fave piece from this month's Glitterbox because of how unexpected it was - and how sparkly it is when applied! It's a lovely, gold-y colour which adds a splash of glam to any outfit. Made up to be able to welcome it to my Essie gang.


As you can see, there are some amazing products in this month's Glitterbox; and you can really tell how much effort has been invested into it. The products included are gorgeous - like, there's not a single one that I won't use. And they really do work together to create the Summer Goddess vibes the box set out to achieve. I was so impressed to see an Essie nail polish nestled in the pink packaging - they're one of my faves when it comes to painting my own nails.

The Bellapierre products have also really impressed me - the pigmentation of the shimmer pot is next level and the lipgloss makes for a sparkly, subtle splash of glitter; when used as a lip topper. 


What do you think of the Glitterbox concept? What's your favourite item from this month's offering? I'm really taken by it tbh; I think the niche they're addressing [of handpicking solely full sized makeup products that work together to create an on-trend look] is something that'll do really well. Now, I'm off to get my bronze on!

If you wanna find out more about Glitterbox and how to subscribe, click here. Remember, using code NIKKI10 will knock 10% off your first order - thank me later, when you're shimmering with bronzed goodness. 
*This post contains PR samples I was gifted for the purpose of review, but all opinions are totes my own.
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