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July 2012 Glossybox as Presented by Yoshi the Cat

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Hello minions,

My human thought it might be a nice change for me to introduce July’s Glossybox because you can see from my face that I was quite pleased with its contents.

Here is what my human received:

Beauty So Clean Sanitizer Wipes

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There convenient cosmetic sanitizer wipes are effective for sanitizing makeup that accumulates visible debris like dust, lint and food particles.

Thoughts: I really don’t use these at all…I can appreciate the concept of them and you’d think that after years of microbiology classes I’d be scared of little microbes living on my makeup, but I’ve never had any breakouts or weird skin upsets from my from my makeup so these will be probably just sit unused. I know some people really love them, but I don’t think these are for me…

Full size: 48 wipes/$12.50

I received: 4 wipes/$1.04

Dove Softening Creme Body Wash

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Get visibly more beautiful skin in just 1 week. Use daily for soft, smooth skin.

Thoughts: The scent of this is somewhat strong so I’m not sure if I like it yet…even Yoshi backed off right away when he got a whiff of this!

Full size: 200mL/$5.99

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Alessandro Pedix Feet Heel Rescue Balm

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Protects and nourishes your skin with shea butter, allantoin and tea tree oil.

Thoughts: I know foot creme has been a big thing for summer, but it has really come in handy! I don’t know how useful allantoin is, but manufacturers say that it does increase the smoothness of the skin due to increasing water content in the extracellular matrix of skin cells. I guess we shall see! This is a great little travel size and smells really nice! I also love the fact that it’s a German product. How exotic!

Full size: 100mL/$19.95

I received: 30mL/$5.99

Zoya Nail Polish in Arizona

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Summer 2012 is going to be super stylish season for nails with the latest offering designed by the Zoya experts. It is kissed by sea and sand with the famous full-coverage Zoya formula.

Thoughts: Aaahh! A colour I don’t have! I love Zoya polishes so I had my fingers crossed that I wouldn’t get a colour I had already! From the swatches I have seen, this is a bright and creamy orange. Makes me want creamsicles…

Full size: 0.5oz/$8.00

I received: *FULL SIZE*

John Frieda Frizz Ease Sheer Solution

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Shake to activate the dual formula – part lightweight serum, part smoothing elixir – to fight frizz from the outside while hydrating hair from the inside.

Thoughts: My hair actually gets pretty frizzy depending on the weather so I will definitely be using this. Did some people get a full size of this??

Full size: 60mL/$14.99

I received: 10mL/$2.50

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Plum

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A kiss of colour and pearlized shine add a hint of glamour to this world famous lip balm.

Thoughts: It’s a little bit dark for what I normally wear, but the moisture factor was there and I love the minty scent and tingle. This is the first time I’ve tried a Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer so I’m tempted to get a lighter colour that I’d wear more regularly.

Full size: 2.6g/$5.99

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Total Value of Glossybox: $29.51

Okay, so you can probably tell that Yoshi didn’t get to present the entire Glossybox since he turned up his nose at half of the products…cats…so snobby. Anyway, I know the value of this month’s Glossybox wasn’t high, but I enjoyed the variety of products I received. The Zoya polish was what made it for me!

26 comments

  1. Looks like you got some decent stuff! This post was super cute, and it reminded me of todays events.

    trying to photograph the birchbox box i got since I won a subscription, and here comes the kitty out of no where, I turn for like a minute, turn back, and somethings missing, I look everywhere and it's gone! I was in a time crunch to get it posted, but that failed since someone hid one of the items.

    Yoshi use to be my favorite character to play.
    And Yoshi the cat is quite handsome!

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    1. Hahaha, awww! Kitty wants to play! My cats are too old to actually take stuff away from me...although...I missing some makeup sponges and I did find some on the ground with teeth marks in them...

      My sister actually named him, sigh 14 years ago, because it was her favourite character to play too. Hehe, he is quite handsome. We call him "Fabio" when he stands out on the balcony to people watch.

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  2. Aw I love how Yoshi introduced the post! Haha too cute. That Zoya color looks amazing!

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    1. LOL, he was not amused when I stacked the products in his sleeping space! Arizona really looks like a great colour! I can't wait to wear it!

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  3. I came here specifically because of Yoshi.......haha, only half kidding! Adorable pic! I got the John Frieda extra strength serum. I think I put on my profile that I get frizzy easy. I wish I had gotten a Burt's Bees lip shimmer.

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    1. LOL, honestly, I was bored just thinking about the fact that the Glossybox has been posted so many times by now so I had to make it interesting. Cats always grab my attention.

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  4. I love Yoshi and I am jealous of the colour of your Zoya polish!

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    1. LOL, Yoshi sends his love! I'm really liking Arizona and I can't wait to wear it!

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  5. I agree.. that polish makes me want to go have a creamsicle! For sure!

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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    1. Hehe, I've been fantasizing about creamsicles since I said it!

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  6. Yoshi, what a beauty!

    I got the 24ml of Frizz-Ease (full size in this product being 50ml) but it was the extra-strength serum so not exactly the same. I liked that sample the best and it has been great for my daughter's hair. When I went to Walmart yesterday though, I saw that the full size price for this is 11.47$ so that lowers the value of the box a little. And the Dove wash was 2.00$ and not even on special!

    The Burt's Bees looks nice. It's not as dark as you'd think "plum" might be.

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    1. Ohhh I see, so it wasn't the same product! That's great that you've been able to use it for your daughter. I hope Beauty Boxes will be around by the time I have kids. I had a feeling the Dove body wash was probably the most inexpensive product in the group, but oh well!

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  7. We got the same box, just different colours for our polish and lip product. I thought this was a pretty good box, especially compared to last months. However, lots of people on FB were really upset about it. I think some people have too high of expectations (and coming from me, that is saying a lot).

    Check out my LippyGirl Blusher giveaway!

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    1. I thought this month's was better than last month's as well. You can never please everyone...I think there was one particular version that seemed to generate a lot of complaints. I liked your lip and nail colours too! Wouldn't have minded those either!

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    2. I agree with both of you! With Glossybox I generally like what they send out, I think it's a good mix. Plus the amount of full size products compared to Glymm or Luxebox really makes me favour them!

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    3. My Glymm yearly sub is ending in September and I'm just debating whether to keep it or not...

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  8. Yay I love Yoshi !! He's so cute :) I wish I had the Burt's Bees lip balm too instead of the Eucerin sample (my version of the box generated a lot of complaints on FB..)

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    1. Ohh, that's too bad...Hopefully you can find a use for some of the other products you received. Shouldn't Yoshi do all of my beauty boxes? He's a great presenter ;-)

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  9. Nice box & adorable kitty! Sooooooo cute! XO

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  10. That colour is actually really cool. Now I wish I got that instead of the one I got just so I could try something I wouldn't normally buy!

    Yoshi is adorable!

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    1. I wouldn't have purchased an orange like this either, so you're definitely right it is nice to try something different, but I liked the colour you received too! Totally wearable all the time!

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  11. Your cat is cute! I got a very similar box and I have to agree on that Dove body wash..the scent is so strong I find it hard to enjoy!

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    1. Okay, so it wasn't just me that found it strong. I don't even know if I want to keep it!

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  12. i love your cat!!! he's adorable. i hope he presents more beauty boxes to us. :)

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    1. Aww, thanks! I'll talk to him and see if he wants to do more ;-)

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