With Christmas coming up, you are likely to be seeing quite a few posts here about things I am oohing and ahhing over, on my online shopping travels. A few years ago I started to subscribe to things for people as part of their Christmas gifts. I mean, why must I give them something they can only open on the 25th December. Sometimes it’s better to spread the gift of giving throughout the year – Don’t you agree?
Now, I wouldn’t like to subscribe to something and then find out it is no good, so sometimes a little test purchase (treat) may be in order…
I’m not actually one to read beauty blogs, as I tend not to splurge on products that much. Usually I’m a step behind when it comes to knowing what’s all the rage in that department. It wasn’t until I read my friend Yvonne’s blog post about a Spanish beauty box back in September, that I realised people have gone crazy for them here in the UK as well (Just call me dopey).
After a bit of investigating, I (slowly) sussed out that there many different beauty boxes that people can subscribe to on a monthly basis. They all offer up a variety of trial size and sometime full size beauty products from various high-end brands. Every company tends to provide around five to seven products in their box. Some then give you a discount code to use against the full sized products that they sell on their sites. I guess you knew that already didn’t you, as not all of you are living under a rock like me!
The other week I decided to subscribe to a few boxes for a ‘trial’ and the first one to arrive this week was Glossybox. I seem to have caught them in a bad week (typical), as they have had quite a lot of negative feedback about this months box on Facebook. You can’t please everyone all of the time, can you?
I paid £12.95 and was initially quite happy with my contents, that was until I used the face wash and my skin reacted badly to it. I expected to get most of the things I’d seen and didn’t want – However, it wasn’t all bad! I’m not sure I would need to subscribe to a monthly box on a regular basis, as I don’t really have the space or the time to keep myself beautified to the max. Now and then might be a lovely treat though… Um, or a gift subscription for someone I love obviously!
November Glossybox – Lovely packaging – You will need the storage!
Contents: From left to right to front!
Dead Sea Spa Magik Facial Wash – 25ml (Full size -150ml / £8.80)
Not very high end or interesting and my skin didn’t like it one bit! Some poeple got the bath salts,
which would have been nicer.
Arbonne Cooling foot creme – Sample size – 15ml (Full size – 118ml / £19)
An odd and rather boring sample for the middle of winter.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer 40ml ( Full size 500ml – £52.10)
This is a pre shampoo treatment… I just keep forgetting to use it as it needs to sit on your head for
10-20mins before washing!
Nail Rock Nail Wraps (£6.65/full size)
They’re basically stickers that you stick on your nails, then file down to your nails shape… Not for me.
Illamasqua – Freak Eau De Parfum – Tiny tester (Full size 500ml – £59)
People seem to dislike perfume samples being added to these boxes and I can see why. This one smells nice enough and has a lot of hype surrounding it.
I will never use these – If you would like them let me know and I’ll stick them in the (UK) post as a special Christmas treat!
Here are a list of beauty boxes you may want to take a look at yourself.
Have you subscribed to any boxes? I’d love to hear how you have got on x