Glossybox April 2016 – Spring Preening

I cannot believe I am writing up yet another Glossybox post…. has it really been a month already?! This month’s box is all about refreshing your beauty regime ready for spring and summer – something I am definitely very excited for! So, without further delay… let’s see what I got!

Glossybox April 2016 Jodetopia The Body Shop Essence Studio 10

The first thing that caught my eye from the box of goodies were the STYLondon Temporary Henna Tattoos. Temporary tattoos were all the rage last summer, but this year they’re set to take a different turn – gone are metallics, in are white tattoos! Think how amazing these would look on tanned skin at a festival or on holiday! I’m saving these for Summer – there’s no way I can waste these!!

Glossybox April 2016 Jodetopia The Body Shop Essence Studio 10

The Studio 10 Brow Lift Perfecting Liner seemed like the perfect solution to eyebrows for me – one end to fill in and shape your brows, the other to highlight and perfect. Unfortunately, this product just didn’t seem to cut it for me. Firstly, the brown shade was too light, meaning I couldn’t fill my eyebrows in without looking a little silly. The highlighter was not a highlighter -it is simply a nude pencil. There is nothing highlighting about it! It also looked a bit orangey on my pale skin, so again left me looking rather silly! It’s a shame, but maybe this would be perfect for someone with lighter brows and more tanned skin than me!

Glossybox April 2016 Jodetopia The Body Shop Essence Studio 10

The Essence Mosaic Compact Powder, well, that is definitely a different story. I absolutely love it! Being pale, I always struggle to find bronzers that aren’t too strong and leave you with the dreaded line under your cheekbone. This bronzer is perfect for my skintone – it is dark enough to use for contouring, but light enough to use for a sunkissed glowy finish – perfect! And, to top it all off – it’s only £3!

I was very skeptical about the Leighton Denny Expert Nails Miracle Mist. A spray that instantly dries your nails? Pfffft. As if that will exist and actually work!! I was definitely in for a shock when guess what? It worked! After painting my nails normally, I let them air dry for maybe one or two minutes, then sprayed the mist over then for three to four seconds. They dried! Okay, they weren’t rock solid, but you could touch them without any smudges! I could actually use my hands and get on with my life, instead of sitting with jazz hands for an hour waiting for them to dry! This really is a miracle and I cannot sing it’s praises enough – thank you Glossybox for introducing me to it.

Glossybox April 2016 Jodetopia The Body Shop Essence Studio 10

I was just so excited to see the Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil from The Body Shop in my Glossybox. I’ve been a long standing fan of TBS for a long time now, so it was great to have a brand I know, love and trust in the box. The oil itself is pretty impressive – it is very thin, so doesn’t feel like it is too gloopy or going to clog up your pores like some oils do. It actually feels thinner and better to work with than my favourite Clarins oil – now that’s saying a lot! In terms of results; well it definitely made my skin feel more hydrated after using it, but I still followed up with  night cream. One result I was impressed with, was how it immediately calmed my skin – my blemishes appeared less red and somehow my complexion seemed more even. What kind of magic is this?!

Glossybox April 2016 Jodetopia The Body Shop Essence Studio 10

Overall, I was thrilled with this Glossybox… once again they have really upped their game! Also, how cute is the postcard I got from Paperchase?! I framed it and it is the prettiest – and so uplifting!

Have you ever tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments below! Don’t forget, if you fancy grabbing a box for yourself, sign up using my invite link (it gets me points towards a free box!).

If you liked this post, why don’t you check out what I got in my previous boxes?

Jodie x


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  • The Expert Nails Miracle Mist sounds really good. I’d better give it a try. Personally I’ve only tried the OPI drying spray and it didn’t work… Better get my hands on one from Leighton Denny. 🙂

    • Jodie

      Yeah I was pleasantly surprised actually, you should give it a try! x

  • Leighton Denny products are amazing – and he’s such a lovely person as well! I remember meeting him at a beauty event a few years ago when the miracle mist was being advertised! 🙂
    – Ambar | Her Little Loves

    • Jodie

      I’d never even heard of him before!! The mist is so much better than I ever expected though, I’m really impressed! x

  • I love the look of the Essence powder and the speed drying nail mist!


    • Jodie

      They’re so great, you should give them a try! Thank you for reading x

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    jess x |

  • aww that essence powder looks so cool!

    • Jodie

      It is so good! Thank you for reading x

  • Oooo I really do need a new brow routine… this pencil look legit!

    • Jodie

      It is really nice it is just a shame the colour didn’t match me too well! x

  • I love the sound of the facial oil from the Body Shop, I’ve been meaning to try some of the products from their Oils of Life range for a while now so I’ll definitely be picking up the face oil! x

    • Jodie

      I’d been meaning to also! I was very pleasantly surprised x

  • I was also really happy with April’s box! I love the Essence Blush you got! xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

    • Jodie

      Oooo did you not get it?! I’ll have to have a look at your post and see what you got! x

  • Overall a lovely box ! I would love to try the Body Shop Oils Of Life actually! I think I might get it on my next visit to Body Shop.

    • Jodie

      You really should give it a try – I was pleasantly surprised! x

  • Ahh, I wish we had Glossybox in Croatia… It’s so cool to be able to see new products and things you maybe wouldn’t buy and discover some hidden gems… It’s so exciting getting cool new products in your mailbox every month 🙂 Great post! xx

    • Jodie

      Yes that is my favourite bit – getting new products every month! It’s a shame you can’t get one 🙁 x

  • Danielle Beautyblog

    Such a pity about the pencil! Love nail drying products!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • Jodie

      I know right, I was gutted! I can’t believe I’ve found a nail drying product that actually works! x

  • Erin

    The pencil looks fab! and I have an essence blush which I love, hope you like this one too 🙂 Love your blog btw, now following 🙂

    • Jodie

      I love the essence blush/bronze the best! Thanks so much I’m so glad you like it 🙂 x

  • The bronzer looks really beautiful!


    Tamara –

    • Jodie

      It is so pretty! Thank you for reading X

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