GlossyBox Review – April 2018

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Who doesn’t love a lil throwback on a Thursday? ‘The Nostalgia Edit’ – Glossy-style! Put down your Nintendo Gameboy Colour, take those butterfly clips out your hair, shut that Furby up that’s screaming even though it has no batteries in, and pull up a seat. ‘Cus the PC has almost finished dialling up and you are about to get a totally retro GlossyBox review. Oh, hang on.. still dialling. Could be a while..

I spent 6 years of my life in the 90’s, so I can still class myself as a ‘90’s kid’ right? The 90’s will always be a part of me, I’m part of you indefinitely, boy don’t you know you can’t escape me, ooh darling ‘cause you’ll always be my babyyyyyy. YES, those Mariah Carey lyrics were called for.

Criteria for a 90’s kid:

  • Eyebrows must be precisely 1mm in thickness
  • Baby hair must be gelled to your forehead/face
  • Lipliner.. AT LEAST 4 shades darker than your lipstick
  • That crimped hair better be stuck to your lip-gloss
  • That wacky spiky up-do better be poking someone’s eye out
  • Glittery eyeshadow – as bright as possible please
  • And just to ensure you are the baddest girl out there – you better be rocking those flat twists and a one-sleeve top
Check, check and check.

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Luckily, GlossyBox has put a fresh twist on beauty throughout the decades with their April box. Scrap the disastrous trends. They have taken inspiration from the biggest beauty icons throughout history who we all love and adore. My favourite beauty icons have to be from the 50’s and 60’s. We’re talking Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy to name a few. This months box gives you all you need to create beautiful retro looks. Plus a Carmex lip balm, cause it wouldn’t be retro without a Carmex lip balm right?!

Carmex – Strawberry Lip Balm
10g // £2.79
Speaking of which.. In it’s full glory! Bursting with strawberry flavour – straight from the 80’s! What a classic, you just can’t go wrong with this. Can’t believe I’ve got one of these to hand now, I feel like I’ve been reunited with an old friend.

Affect Cosmetics – Matte Effect Transparent Loose Rice Powder
10g // £9.35
So.. Rice powder? I must admit I’ve not come across it before. It is a combination of mica and rice starch that gives a matte finish. It definitely does the trick, its perfect for setting your make-up and doesn’t leave you with that ‘cakey’ appearance we all know and HATE.

Eyeko London – FAT Liquid Liner
3.5g // £16
 This chubby pen will give you that bold eyeliner that really makes a statement! This is perfect for a dramatic winged eyeliner look. Personally, I rarely wear eyeliner, and when I do it is pretty thin. However I do like this eyeliner, its smudge proof and really easy to create a steady line.

Modellauncher – Safari Bronzer
10g // £20
First off – cool pattern. Definitely feeling those safari vibes. The soft texture definitely blends seamlessly onto your skin and is also waterproof – so very long-wearing. This bronzer is great quality and I like the sleek packaging. Can we also not ignore the fact this is called ‘Savanna Sun Bronzer’ so I’m guessing it was designed specifically for me? *Blushes*

Karl Lagerfeld, Model Co – Baked Blush (Light Beige)
GlossyBox early exclusive – launch date yet to be reviled! 

What a gorgeous blush/highlighter. It leaves a lovely subtle shimmer on your skin, and the pressed powder is a nice consistency to work with. I would probably use this as a highlighter rather than a blush, but it looks lovely for both. Definitely one of my favourites from this month’s box.

Overall I am super happy with the products in my box. I am a self-confessed make-up addict, so the fact there was so much make-up in it was a real bonus for me! Keep an eye out for next month’s box – something really special is on its way!

My brain can’t actually register that in 3 years the 90’s started 30 years ago. There’s still so many unanswered questions. Team Biggie or team Tupac? Does anyone actually know any lyrics that follow ‘HEYYY MACARENAAA’? Was it Lime-wire pushed your computer to breaking point?!


.. just for the extra sass
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GlossyBox April 18
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Disclaimer: All of my product reviews, whether the items are gifted or not, are unbiased and 100% honest.


  1. April 15, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    Yep! I can check them off too hahaha Anna xx (one half of the Cinnamon Buns and Roses blog)

    • Savannah
      April 15, 2018 / 9:34 pm

      Haha! Oh the shame 🙈 xx

  2. April 16, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    Your glossybox was slightly different to the one I received. think I like the look of your one better though 🙂 loving your blog, looking forward to reading more 🙂 xxx

    • Savannah
      April 17, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      I feel that way sometimes when I see what others got in their box! Its just pot luck isn’t it 🙁 thank you babe, I really appreciate that! xxx

  3. April 17, 2018 / 6:51 am

    Love this post you have bought so many memories back my goodness! Looks like some nice goodies, great pictures 🙂

    • Savannah
      April 17, 2018 / 4:06 pm

      Thank you my lovely! Yes – very impressed with all my goodies! xx

  4. April 17, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    Ahhh I love and miss the 90’s so much! Glossybox is one of the subscriptions I’ve been on the fence about trying, and still kind of am 😂 but I loved how you threw in all of the 90’s references!

    • Savannah
      April 17, 2018 / 8:03 pm

      Haha! Thank you babe, I had fun writing it 😂 I know how you feel, there’s just so many subscription boxes to choose from 😩 when I was choosing I researched them all and decided on GlossyBox, however I might in the future subscribe to one of the more high-end and expensive ones. It’s just a risk if you don’t like the products that’s the only thing 😕 x

      • April 17, 2018 / 8:26 pm

        Haha you’re welcome! And there really is! I’d love to try them all but the money adds up 😂 I’ve been debating trying out GlossyBox or Boxycharm down the road, but not sure yet! I’d love to try out one of the more expensive ones, but like you said, it’s a risk if you don’t like the products :/

  5. April 17, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    Amazing blog. Following kindly follow back please

    • Savannah
      April 17, 2018 / 8:19 pm

      Thanks hunny 💖💖

  6. April 17, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    What a great box! I loooove Eyeko liners, they don’t budge even at the gym

    • Savannah
      April 17, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      Thank you babe! I know, so happy I’ve got one! x

    • Savannah
      April 26, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Thank you so much! x

      • April 26, 2018 / 9:34 am

        Well deserved 🙂

    • Savannah
      April 26, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Thank you! I really appreciate that ❤️

  7. April 24, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Oh wow, I guess I better start subscribing to this box like it seems so good. Also I love the layout of your blog I think it’s amazing! <3 xx

    • Savannah
      April 26, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Aw, thank you! 😍 xx

  8. April 25, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    Thanks for the follow! Oooh I enjoyed seeing the different bits you got and your flat-lays look great

    • Savannah
      April 26, 2018 / 8:34 am

      No problem! Thanks so much, I’m such a flat-lay freak! 😩😂 bit sad really xx

  9. April 26, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    Hey Savannah,I nominated you for the mystery blogger award in my post. I can’t wait to see your post.

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