Stars and Stripes – July Glossybox Review

We’re feeling the heat in London at the moment, and despite having lived in hotter countries I am finding myself wilting! The biggest shock was the fact that it is currently six degrees hotter than it is in LA and New York, where the rest of my family are at the moment. I’ve been keeping makeup minimal, sticking only to sunscreen as anything else will inevitably slide off  of my face.

The beginning of July always makes me a bit homesick for America, where I grew up – especially as my birthday is a few days before the biggest celebration over there, the fourth of July. This month’s glossybox was 4th of July themed, and full of classic American products that I really enjoyed! I’ve also had a bit more time to have a look at last month’s glossybox, and the So Susan blush, the eyeshadow brush and the Got2b texturising cream have all become part of my daily makeup routine.

The July glossybox came in an adorable stars and stripes box. July Glossybox July glossybox

I can see the adorable boxes becoming a bit of an issue. I’ve started to use them to keep things in – a few bits and bobs, because they are so useful and pretty but I’m sure will come to annoy Mr. A as my collection grows!

I had five products in my glossybox this month, starting with the Bellapierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick in Cat Walk.

Bellapierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick Bellapierre cosmetics lipstick in Cat Walk

Although described in the box as a cult American favourite, I’d never heard of this brand before. This lipstick provides sun protection, and is a really lovely colour. I am terrified of lipsticks and tend to stick to nude hues but getting one in a glossybox forces me to try one – and I’m a convert! Mr. A, who isn’t a fan of lipsticks (and is also oblivious to makeup) noticed and approved so it must be good! In this photo I’m wearing Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara, Bellepierre Lipstick and Chanel Pressed Powder to reduce shine.
Absolute New York Primer

The next item in my box was an eyeshadow primer from Absolute New York. I don’t wear eyeshadow on a day to day basis so I was originally a tad disappointed, until I read that this can be used alone to neutralise redness and brighten eyes, too! Huzzah!


Carmex lipbalm is iconic and a staple. It’s dependable, and smells amazing too. However this was the dud in the box this month. Carmex, really? I wasn’t impressed. I got Carmex on an airplane once. Step it up, Glossybox!

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The next item was a lovely nail polish from Color Club in Glossy Seal. It was a deep and rich colour that went on smoothly. Even though I’m more of a gel nails girl I’ll definitely be wearing this on my weeks between gel manicures!

Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara

Last but not least is the Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara. I’ve never tried any Mary Kay products before, and I love this mascara – it has a clean, smooth application and a great formula. Winning combination!

All in all I’ve been very pleased with my USA themed glossybox this month – anyone else feel the same? I also couldn’t finish the post without a cheesy America themed picture of myself (with all the glossybox products on my face!)

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  • The lipstick looks lovely! I got a bright beautiful red one.. its so pigmented i’m a little scared to wear it! haha x

    • Thank you! I’m really loving it, the formula is great! Did you get yours in the Glossybox too? I didn’t realise they put different colours in different boxes! Let me know how the red goes – I’m sure it’ll look great 🙂

      • Yes I got mine in this months Glossybox! Haha I will if I dare wear it out haha! xxx

  • I got a red one and then got an orange one from a friend. I love them both but they are very very bright! X

    • Ooh I love a good orange! Which do you prefer? x

      • I actually prefer the orange. Always feel like I’m not a red lippy kinda girl. (By the way, now stalking your blog-really enjoying it!) x

        • Yeah I’m definitely not brave enough for red lippy! And thank you 🙂 I’m currently doing the same to yours! xx