Beauty Boxes – GlossyBox

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 GlossyboxLovely 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.


Lovely artwork

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.

Feel Unique
Boudoir Prive
Latest in beauty

Have you subscribed to any boxes? I’d love to hear how you have got on x

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3 Responses

  1. Ruth November 23, 2011 / 10:27 pm

    Saw your post on the facebook page :)
    It’s so annoying how people have received different products! I’d have much preferred your box to mine!

    I’d love the nail wraps if you weren’t wanting them!
    Does it say how much the Illamasqua perfume is full size? I’ve been wanting to sample it for a while, i might pop into town and have a look!

    Ruth x

  2. seebyzoe November 23, 2011 / 11:14 pm

    Hi Ruth.

    The perfume full size is £59 (I’ve just corrected that in the blog now) I’m going to use it this weekend and see how many heads it turns :)

    You can definitely have the nail wraps. Maybe best to email me your address zoe(@) – I’ll send them when I get back from Devon this weekend. x

  3. Megan Broutian (@BehavioralChild) November 28, 2011 / 11:45 pm

    I’m one of those box junkies who buys anything as long as it comes in a lovely packaging. But I tend to stick to brands I already use (Lancome, Bobbi Brown, Hugo Boss for the mister). And I agree with you on the nail wraps… too Lady Gaga for me.

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