Sunday, May 29

Glossy Box hits the UK- May 2011

I thought I'd join the bandwagon with this super late Glossy Box review, a box of goodies I've been trying out for the last couple of weeks. I'm sure you've heard by now what Glossy Box is, but for those who haven't it's a massively exciting new concept. Us girls get sent 5 luxury miniatures each month in a beautifully wrapped package waiting to cheer us up!

The products come impeccably wrapped, right down to the gorgeous tissue paper. The colour scheme is pink and brown, not that important but it definitely makes the whole box seem a little more 'precious'. The box inside actually is a storage type box, so I'll be keeping some goodies in there from now on. I can imagine that by next year my room will just be packed with these little salmon/light pink boxes!

Inside I got some PR material (DVD, information leaflet, lovely note) and then a piece of card saying what each product was, and with little descriptions to help you. I thought this was a really good idea, as on the front was a little welcome note. I also got a Como Shambhala 10% discount code for repurchasing anything from their website if I liked the lotion. I think that's a really good way of getting customers, so good on you Glossy Box!

Now, for £10 a month (including VAT and P&P=bargain!) you get this little box containing 5 samples of rather high end brands, such as NARS, OPI, Laura Mercier and lots more. You'll also find some lesser known brands, but still high end nonetheless! You pay monthly for this, and can unsubscribe whenever you feel like it. I wouldn't see why you'd want to though, it's a fab idea for us beauty junkies!

Nars Orgasm Illuminator- I've been wearing this constantly, it's got a gel like consistency which makes it easy to blend.. no shimmery lines in sight. Even though this is very shimmery you won't look like a christmas tree! I'm really happy this was in the box as I knew a full sized Nars Orgasm was going to be gracing our pretty pink parcels.

Bionova Lab 'Bioactive' Cleanser- I haven't actually used this, I'm more than happy with my Liz Earle system and don't want to ruin it right now. I'm keeping this for a weekend away or a sleepover, as it's only 4ml.

All For Eve 'Eve Red' Lipstick- I've worn this lipstick a lot, even if I haven't been going out. It's a lovely feel-good colour that will suit nearly all skin tones, love it. This w
as also a full sized product.

Alterna 'Caviar Anti-aging Rapid Repair Spray'- I really really like this, in fact I may have to repurchase it. It's quite expensive though, as it's high end (pointing out the obvious). This is a really good replenishing spray for after a busy day walking around in all conditions. It really adds shine without making hair look greasy.

Como Shambhala Invigorating Body Lotion- I'm not too keen on the scent of this and will be giving it to my mum to use up in her salon. It's very strong, and does smell like a salon-worthy product. It's very.. minty. It does the job though!

I've roughly found out that these products add up to £45, which is absolutely amazing for a box that is £10, including postage at £2(estimated by company) and VAT at £1.90(estimated). That's basically £6 you are paying for 5 high end samples, *and a really cute box* lol. I think this is an absolutely great idea for girls like me, stuck down in boring old Cornwall. You can try products without having to buy them online without trying them first. I can then try them for a good few uses before decided whether or not I want to buy them. If I was asked which products I'd re-buy from this box, it'd be the hair spray (which I probably will) and the NARs illuminator. I'd be tempted by the lipstick again too!

I can't wait to try the rest of the products and have signed up for the July box (I was too late signing up), what a bargain! I'll be waiting at the letterbox ;)

I received this box for free by GlossyBox, but that has in NO way swayed my opinion. All opinions are my own and the review is 100% truthful. I'm just saying it as it is, even if I am saying it a little late! 


  1. I am so tempted to put in for next months! x

  2. I want to try that Alterna hair spray!

  3. The boxes from July onwards should be tailored to your skin type, tone and hair. :) x

  4. It retails for £21.50 I think, so that's a real bargain! x

  5. It was, I'm loving the products I've received x

  6. Lucky you getting it for free.  I bought mine fairly early on.  I wouldn't say the products are exactly tailored for me, but a good selection nonetheless. :) Emma

  7. The Nars Illuminator had to be my favourite product, I loved that it was a full sized tube aswell not bad at all for £10. Hurry up June for the next box!


  8. I can't wait until the June Glossybox as the May one was so great!

  9. I kind of had the same reactions as you - been wearing the Nars every day, and will repurchase the hair spray! 


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