Unboxing the April 2021 Glossy Box

Happy Monday my darlings.  Guess what arrived on my doorstep this weekend?  Two separate subscription boxes.  The first is The April Glossy Box.  For those who don’t know Glossy Box is a $21 per month beauty Subscription.. If you sign up for a year (which I do) you still pay month to month however the cost drops down to $18.  In addition each month you get a chance to rate each of your products.  When you rate them, you earn glossie credit which you get to spend either on The Glossy Box website or the Look Fantastic Website.  The Look Fantastic website is huge.  While the credits are small they add up and don’t expire.  It really is a great way to take off some of the cost of pricier items all while enjoying a subscription service.  Personally there are several items I have my eye on but I’m also debating saving them up for the Advent Calendar in the autumn.

But that is a story for another time. 

April’s box theme was Woke up in Spring for April and the NCLA Nail polish certainly fits that theme.  It is a full sized nail polish and the shade I received is a lovely purple.  It is very spring like and I have to say I am glad that they didn’t choose pink. 

With Valentine’s day, Easter and spring themes going on I have a lot of pink nail polishes.  I actually had to declutter several because they were the exact same shade of pink.  This is spring like without being pink. 

Plus NCLA is a great nail polish.  It only took one coat to get full color coverage.  Which meant I could paint my nails quickly and let them dry. 

Also full size this month is the Freeman French Pink Clay Peel off mask.  Yes my darlings, I said clay peel off mask.  While I am not a huge fan of peel of masks, I do love clay masks.  I’m not entirely certain how to make a clay mask peel off, but I am curious enough to give it a try. 

Freeman is a brand I occasionally pick up at Target.  I tend to find them okay but not spectacular. They are relatively inexpensive and tend to be fun to use without massive skin care benefits.  Perhaps this pore clearing one will be different.  I’ll have to try it and see.  Perhaps this will be the mask I turn to this Friday.

Next out of the box is a mascara from Beautaniq Beauty.  It is a nourishing mascara which could me fun to try. It looks like this mascara is a full size as well actually. I believe we’ve gotten the Beautaniq Beauty cream blush before and I believe I passed it along to a new home as I didn’t particularly care for it. 

I think I liked the glass jar but not the product if I remember correctly.  This week I sent two mascaras to the empties bin so I might rotate this one in this afternoon to give it a chance and see how it performs.  Perhaps I will like it better than the blush. 

Next up is another makeup item and it was the Cargo Cosmetics Swimables Eyeshadow Stick  in the shade Sandy Bay. It too is full sized. I have a couple of Cargo palettes that I like and I have a lippie from the Cargo Swimables line but I haven’t tried the shadow stick before. 

Perhaps I’ll try it out along with the mascara today.  I have to say, swatched on the hand it isn’t the most attractive shade but I do like the fact that it is matte.  I have several shadow sticks but they are all shimmers.  I don’t tend to reach for them that much because I usually have a palette with shimmers in it. 

shadow swatch

Having a matte shadow stick means that I can just reach for shadow sticks which means I might use them more.  As I really like some of the shimmery shadow sticks I’m okay with that.  Providing this one works out okay.

The next item in my box this month was actually not listed in the little booklet they sent with the bo.  It is a set of LA Splash shadow brushes.  One is for defining and one for setting.  They actually feel like decent quality brushes.  I’m kind of impressed and looking forward to using them. 

Finally there was an extra treat this month.  It is called The Good Patch in Be Calm and it is some sort of mood enhancement patch.  You are supposed to place it on the inside of your wrist and wear it throughout the day to ensure you remain calm.  It has Hemp and menthol in it. 

I Think I may have to go looking for a little more information before I stick it on to my wrist. It could be something fabulous, it is just something new and unexpected. Since new and unexpected are part of the reasons I get this box, I’m happy to have it.  I’ll be happier once I look into it a bit more, but I also like research so that’s fun too. 

I have to say I really liked this month’s box.  Lately everything has been so skin care heavy that I’ve been missing the makeup.  This one had a few makeup items in it, and are ones I do want to try. In fact it really had only one skin care item and that was the mask.  

Nothing in the box made me super excited, but it is a good decent box with several interesting items inside. The fact that pretty much everything except for the bonus treat of the Be Calm Patech is full sized is actually really impressive. Usually there are one or two full sized items and the rest are deluxe samples. I actually didn’t realize until I started typing that everything this month really is full sized. Which is a nice surprise as well. I am looking forward to playing around with all of the items that came, which is always a good sign. After all a box is only good if you want to use the products you recieve.

As always, they announced their sneak peek for May in the April pamphlet.  I love that the sneak peek is the announcement of the Summer travel bag.  They don’t list specific products though so unfortunately no details. I can’t wait to see what that bag includes. Luckily for me, May isn’t too far away.

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