Glossybox Subcription Review – May 2013


This is a more detailed review of my May Glossybox France. I received this box today (June 1) so it just missed the end of the month!


The box came very cutely wrapped. My only “complaint” is that they use a lot of confetti paper inside just to make the box look more full and I think they could definitely go without it because it seems like such a waste of paper! (Sorry, we’ve got a Seattleite over here)

The Box: Glossybox France

The Cost: 15.50 euros/$20 (including shipping)


Payot Les Correctrices Special Rides Creme
Value: $21.70…this stuff is pricey!

I did a little research on this brand and it has a very good reputation in France. This is a wrinkle correcting cream so I haven’t decided if I am going to try it (I have some tiny fine wrinkles starting around my eyes) or if I will give it to my ma to try.


Smink Cosmetics Crack Nail PolishValue: $5.00

I suppose this is the time to confess that I have never tried a crackle polish. I’m glad this polish came in the box because I’m not sure I would have bought it on my own but I will definitely try it. Maybe I will become a crackle polish addict!


Tony and Guy Firm Hold Hairspray
Value: $2.46

I ran out of hairspray recently and have been putting off buying it until I got home but my flyaways are getting a little ridiculous. This spray is the perfect size and will more than last me the next month!


Amethyst Lalique Perfumed Body Lotion
Value: $26.80

I really wish I used scented body lotion because this one truly smells great. I just tend to like lotions with less scent to them. I will definitely be gifting this to a lucky friend. I am not complaining that it was in my box though because it really is a great product and with a big value as well!


Anatomicals You Need A Blooming Shower – Rose & Jasmine Body Cleanser

Value: $2.50

This body wash smells SO good. Like SO good. I didn’t even know I like the smell of roses but now I can’t wait to lather this on in the shower!

Verdict: I was really pleased with this box! I was actually to receive more skincare products and less cosmetics this month so this box was perfect for me. The total value of the box was $58.46 which is almost 3 times what I paid so no complaints there. Again, my only suggestion would be that I would love if they looked into a little more eco-friendly packaging. Did anyone receive the US May Glossybox? Were the products similar?

May Photo a Day #13

Hi everyone!

My photo is a little late today, I was out all day with Tara exploring Nantes and introducing her to all of my friends, but I wanted to post todays photo! The theme today is Sunrise/Sunset.


IMG_2448This photo was taken at one of my favorite places. The beach in Quibrone, a beautiful, tiny city in Brittany. This sunset was one of many gorgeous sunsets I have enjoyed there.


May Photo a Day #11

Hi beauties 🙂

Permit me to say that I am impressed with myself for so far not missing a day of the may photo a day challenge. Maybe I should be embarrassed for admitting that this is an accomplishment for me, but what can ya do? Today’s theme is Smile.



We had a little soirée Friday night with all of the students from my language program at the University of Nantes. This is me with two of my lovely friends HyemYoung from Korea and Mano from Georgia (the country not the state 😉 ) As is custom with me, I had to squat because the combination of my 6 foot self + heels, can make photos look a little funny. I can’t believe how soon I am leaving France. I’m going to miss all of the great people I have met here.

May Photo a Day #9

Happy Friday!

Time is flying by so fast. I have exams in a few days, then it’s off to Paris and London for a week with my friend Tara who’s coming to visit from the states!

Today’s May Photo a Day theme was snack. Obviously, this one was no problem for me considering all I do is eat snacks. 😉



This little delice is called a Pepito and I buy them from time to time at my favorite boulangerie down the street. I don’t even know exactly what is in them but they are delicious! It’s some type of brioche with chocolate and other yummies inside. I have no idea what I’m going to do when I get back to Seattle and don’t have french pastries. Sigh.

May Photo a Day #8

Hey everyone!

Time for another photo from the May Photo a Day challenge. Today’s theme was Shape. I admit I didn’t have a ton of time to think about this one because exams are here next week and I haven’t had a lot of time.



My most recent purchase from my guilty pleasure (Bershka). I found this skirt for only 8 euros. I love this pattern and all of the different shapes and colors. Can’t wait to wear this 🙂

Weekend in Brittany

I simply couldn’t resist sharing with you the fantastic view I enjoyed this weekend and the delicious french meal that I had today.  Tonight  is my last evening in the Brittany region, and then tomorrow it’s back to real life. It’s been a very relaxing weekend and I hope that I’m now ready to tackle my exams en français! I was sad that I couldn’t be with my ma for mothers day. My whole family is spread around the world today. My sister is at school in Seattle, my mom is working in Nebraska and I am in France. Anyway, here’s a little view from my weekend 🙂

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Did you guys do anything special this weekend?