Ruth Writes is a 30-something Liverpool based blog covering mid-size fashion, pescatarian food and beauty.
After falling off the beauty/skincare wagon over summer, September signalled a change in my bedtime routine and time to take care of both my skin and my hair. My work have recently introduced monthly #workperks and one of the options is a beauty box subscription every month…enter Glossybox!
A year or so ago, I was a regular beauty box subscriber. Glossybox and then My Little Box were my chosen two and I loved the variety that arrived every month. However, I quickly realised it was an unnecessary, expensive treat (when it tots up over time) and cancelled said subscriptions. However, thanks to work, Glossybox is back in my life and I look forward to the arrival of the postie each month!
Let’s kick off with the August box!
The August box had a serious summer vibe to it, thanks to the cute slogan across the front and the contents inside! I was pleasantly surprised to find –
Both the Ciate nail varnish and the suede lipstick are in a deep, sumptuous plum shade – perfect for the upcoming change in seasons! I hadn’t tried any Rodial products before, but I love the matte finish of the lipstick and it’s my current desk go-to at work!
Next up to review was the Valour Ice Hair Mask. My hair is bleached blonde and I’m guilty of sometimes buying cheaper shampoo brands, so my hair isn’t always in the best condition, so this was great timing!
On first impressions, it smelt very minty fresh, which I didn’t mind at all. It was easy to apply, only needing a small dollop to work through the ends of my hair. I applied to damp hair and left it for around 5 mins and I instantly felt the difference. My hair was very smooth and didn’t feel rough/drying, which is sometimes the case of bleached hair when it’s washed.
I think the small bottle will go a long way and I can’t wait to use this again!