Glossybox

Thursday, 15 September 2011

This morning I received my first ever Glossybox. I have been following Glossybox ever since it began an few months ago, avidly reading peoples' thoughts on the company, as well as having a nosey at what lovely products people were receiving each month. You're all probably aware of Glossybox, but if not, they are quite simply a 'beauty box' company which, for £10 a month (+£2.95 postage), will send out a beauty box full of luxury samples for you to try. Each month is something different, and the boxes can vary slightly, so not everyone has the exact same box. Some of the products will be full sized, but the majority of them are sample sized.

I was approached by the lovely people at Glossybox to review this month's box, and jumped at the chance to have my say on the box. I didn't previously subscribe because I felt like investing £10 (or now £12.95) a month on products that I might not necessarily like may be a bit of a risk, and for someone on a student budget I can't really afford to do that. However, wanting to know what all the fuss was about I happily accepted the box. In this month's box I received a HD Brows palette in 'Bombshell', two sachets of 'Dead Sea Spa Magik' salt scrub, 'Plum' perfume sample, Neal & Wolf Harmony Intensive Care Treatment and Kimia Rejuvenating Facial System. Am I impressed? Well, sort of. I know I will use all of the products I received, but I'm not exactly excited about any of them. I've only really heard of the HD Brows brand before, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing, as discovering new brands is what Glossybox is all about. I've tried the brow palette out and really like it, I'm very pleased I got the blonde shade ('Bombshell') as I just know any other colour would have been far too dark for me. I'm thankful for any intensive treatment for my hair (god knows I need it) - I used it today and my hair definitely feels the better for it. As I am the queen of exfoliation thanks to being a tanaholic I will most definitely be using the salt scrubs up, and also tried one of these today - it left my skin feeling really lovely. I actually quite like the 'Plum' perfume sample, although it is probably more suited to someone a bit older (ie. I think my mum would like it!) As for the facial treatment, my skin is most certainly in need of a 'glow', but I'm definitely not bothered about anti-ageing just yet.

Needless to say, I will be giving all the products a go, but I don't think I will be subscribing to the box just yet. Obviously I'm aware there are not going to be amazing products in every box, but if I judge the company from this month's box alone, it's not something I am interested in investing in. It's not that I don't like the products, I most certainly do, it's just that they don't really 'wow' me. I also think the surprise factor is what I like so much about Glossybox, but when it comes to being in the world of blogging it's pretty much a given that someone is going to post about the box before I get it, therefore taking the surprise factor away. Overall, I think the Glossybox is a great idea, and I definitely think a lot of people will love the boxes they receive each month, but unfortunately I'm not blown away. I'm very grateful to Glossybox for letting me have my say on the box however, and I will be following the posts each month as I have been doing, as I do love seeing what everyone gets in their boxes!

What do you think to Glossybox? Are you subscribed to it?

18 comments:

  1. I think Glossybox is a great way of finding new brands but I'm worried to committing to £12.95 a month, not knowing what's in the box and whether or not I'll use it... Great review though xox

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  2. Great review. I think Glossybox is a great idea and would really like to try it out for myslef. Hope you are well :D x

    http://fbegumstar.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the idea of Glossybox but 12.95 a month is definitely a risk!
    xx
    http://homemadefashionista.blogspot.com/

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  4. I received exactly the same products as you this month.. I'm on the fence with this box, I've got 2 favourite products (the brow kit and the hair treatment) but the others are neither here or there..

    Come check my review out!

    http://aworldfullofprettiness.blogspot.com

    x

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  5. so so true, I dont know if I would want to make that kind of commitment, its a lot espically on a student budget! good review xxx

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  6. Great review
    I got my first glossy box this morning too!
    It made me go wow when I opened it
    I got some of the same stuff you did :) can't wait to try them :) xx

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  7. What an honest and genuine review! x

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  8. I can't wait for mine to arrive, especially for the brow stuff!

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  9. I am expecting my first glossybox this september, it's annoying have the suprise element taken away but I am still very excited for when I will recieve it, I think i'll probably give it a few months then see if I want to carry on :)

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  10. Theres been a lot of controversy over the boxes this month, a lot of people received broken eyebrow palettes and things. I liked this months box, the Neal and Wolf products look great and I wish id got them! Love Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing, I swear by it! Before you use it, shake the pouch so the oils infuse into the salts :)

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  11. Oooo...I got my first one this month too! got slightly different stuff to you (see my blog - http://spittingpink.blogspot.com/)

    The perfume is lush, though when I went to look how much it is I was shocked to know its £90! Gutted as I would have loved a bottle.

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  12. This is like Birchbox, but for the UK right?

    http://hardcorebeautyaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  13. i think the whole idea behind glossbox is good but for me parting with £12.95 a month for an unsure reaction to the products is a bit risky for me, personally. mind you, the boxes are very pretty and you get a lot of high quality goods! decisions, decisions!
    xxxxx

    http://actcrt.blogspot.com/

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  14. I got a different box but I loved what I received. I just wish they would personalise the boxes better (my brow palette is for blondes and I'm clearly not!!) still, I'm keeping my subscription for a little longer, I think it's still a good deal. :)

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  15. I totally agree, I keep thinking 'mmm i'll wait until next months and then decide whether or not to unsubscribe.' The second box was the best, I've not really been very impressed since then!

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  16. Ohh this is such a brilliant idea, shame they can't do it with Fashion!

    Fi xx
    http://thefashionsilverlining.blogspot.com/

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  17. This box looks so posh... i mean the packaging is so decadent! if i order it, i will feel so special just receiving it :D

    http://primpedandprimed.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love the idea of glossybox but i guess theres always a risk.
    Great review.:)
    Love the brows kit!

    http://imustbedreaming95.blogspot.com/

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