Thursday, 19 May 2011

Introducing: Glossybox

When I read Jess' post about Glossybox, and after seeing the similar Birchbox on some American and Canadian blogs, I decided to treat myself to the first ever Glossybox. Basically, for £10 a month you get sent a box full of deluxe samples of new products from high end brands.
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My box arrived this morning. I literally could not be more excited about opening it up. 
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The box is really pretty, and sturdy, and has a lovely inside too. I don't own any myself, but being my mothers daughter I can certify that this box is better quality than a Jimmy Choo shoebox. I will be keeping my GlossyBoxes to store things in! 
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When I opened the box the beautiful packaging prevailed. I also got a glimpse of the menu and saw the word 'Nars'. Then got very, very excited. I've been wanting to try their products for absolutely ages! The little white square you can se under the menu is a 20% discount card for one of the products inside. 
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Yes more amazing packaging. Think about how much gift boxes like this cost in Paperchase, and you've got your £10 with the packaging, let alone with the product!
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I've been wanting to try Nars Orgasm Illuminator for ages, and this sample is absolutely huge! And the full size, about twice the size of this retails at £21.50 - already a bargain for the box! I'm going to post some separate reviews for the products in the box, but I promise this one will be the first up as I'm so excited to try it! *edit* (1/06/11) You can read my review here!
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I'm a big lipstick girl so I was also very excited to find this All For Eve bright red lipstick in 'Eve Red'. It looks very fluorescent in this photo (sorry!) but it is actually what looks like a bright true red with a bit of darker under pigment. The photo did not come out very well, but I scribbled a little bit on the back of my hand and the darkness of the red comes out a bit - I can't wait to try this, and hopefully I'll be reviewing it too!
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I'm not really a cleanser girl, but I'll give this Bionova Bioactive Cleanser a go because you never know about a product until you've tried it!

*edit* (19/05/11) I tried some of this with water, and it did not foam much but it did leave my skin very, very clean. However, it left it a bit funny smelling (the product itself is funny smelling), and feeling very very dry. My skin still felt dry after my usual Clinique Moisture Surge, so I had to use a heavier moisturiser afterwards. 
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I was also very excited about this Caviar Anti-Aging Colour Hold Rapid Repair (hair) Spray from Alterna, as I'm on a constant quest for products that help me maintain my salon finish.  My hair damages easily (I don't eat dairy so I don't think I get enough calcium) and my hair is partially coloured, so this seems like the perfect product!

I tried a bit of this just now, and it smells absolutely incredible. It also makes my hair much glossier and finer, does exactly what it says to do on the bottle - my hair does look instantly revitalised. I could really see why it is for coloured hair; I have partial head highlights, and the coloured sections looked more vibrant and healthier. My only problem is that it appears to come out a bit heavy and clump a bit on my hair, but then again my hair already has had leave in products put in it since I last washed it - I'll be sure to try it again on untreated hair. 
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This is the product that comes with the discount code, and I'm always on the hunt for moisturisers and lotions that deal with my dry skin. This one smells very, very strong in the bottle, but nice, which can be a good or a bad thing, we'll see (reminds me a bit of Molton Brown), but I'll let you know how I get on!

*edit* (19/05/11) This moisturiser has a gorgeous, silky and moisturising texture. I really love it. However, the scent is so overpowering, I don't really like this product in spite of its fantastic formula. 


Has anyone else received a GlossyBox? Is anyone going to sign up for the June one? I don't think I'll get one every month, as it will get expensive, but I'm getting one in June and I'm going to save it to open after my last exam as a gift to myself!

37 comments:

  1. I want it, but they don´t send to Spain :(

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  2. I'm so impressed with Glossybox the packaging is absolutely gorgeous and the products are amazing, it's such a bargain! They definitely seem to have done everything right. x

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  3. I thought it was like a subscription thing, I didn't know you could just order it each month, that's good! I was a bit put off by the idea of shelling out £10 each month xx

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  4. I've never heard of glossybox before but looks so amazing especially for only £10 a month! I'll wait for your reviews before I decide! :)

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  5. Love your box, but especially that Nars product! I think the makeup samples are my favorite, since those are things that tend to be quite pricey and can be hit or miss.

    Can't wait to see your box next month!

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  6. Hmm its looks good, but is that NARS orgasm illuminator really a sample size? The full size is 30ml and that does look huge!

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  7. Oo, I haven't heard of glossy box before, I'm really tempted to get it...
    x

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  8. Wow this looks amazing! Seriously need to order one of these! xx

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  9. They look amazing, think I'll have to order one! xx

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  10. I was too late for the May one but have already signed up for the june one. I cant wait now. I hope its as amazing as this one was xx

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  11. @ JenWar - Ig is a subscription, but you can cancel any time. I'm just going to cancel/ sign up for when it suits me!

    @ Anonymous - Yeah, I'm sure its only a sample size! This tube is 30ml, but the full size is a wider, bigger tube!

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  12. I love this Rachel! So impressed that you got Nars Illuninator it's been something I've been lusting after for weeks. I'd heard about Glossybox but knew of nobody who had got them, going to invest now! Thank you for the very helpful review <3 xoxo

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  13. This looks really interesting. You got some great products, and the packaging is just gorgeous! I am so tempted by this!

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  14. Ooh sounds lovely, i'd have loved to have tried the illuminator. Very tempted for next month! x

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  15. There's also www.boudoir-prive.com and you get 6 deluxe samples for same price. 1st Box launching in july!

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  16. I've never heard about this before I definitely want to try it though I can't believe you got a Nars product in it x

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  17. wow, i've never heard of this either, and i'm not much into makeup/cosmetics, but i love the idea - getting parcels in the mail is already so exciting, but this is like getting a little present in the mail! double dose of excitement :)

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  18. @ Karen - Thanks for letting me know about Boudoir Prive -I might get one of those too when they launcha nd see how they hold up against GlossyBoxes!

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  19. oooo! I want a box like that also!!! enjoy it. I love the packaging
    francesca
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  20. Oh this is such a great idea, I love trying out new products! I wonder if there is anything like this in Aus? I will have to check it out.

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  21. Wow, Glossybox seems like a fantastic idea! It looks like it had some great products in it. I love that lipstick colour! I may get one in July as a birthday treat.

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  22. iv just been on their website - literally 10 mins ago! such a great idea xxxx

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  23. Wooow!
    New follower on Bloglovin!I loved that also followed.Kisses!

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  24. wow ive never heard of this but it sounds amazing!! great photos..so jealous of your goodies! x

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  25. its like one amazing box with a even more amazing box inside with some really cute bottles in that! im exited just looking at it!

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  26. looks amazing! love the colour of that lipstick.xx

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  27. SO jealous! Everything looks amazing. The packaging is so gorgeous.

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  28. This is such a great concept - I'd LOVE to try that NARS Luminator

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  29. What a great idea! I am so tempted to sign up now!

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  30. This is so cool. Wonder if the deliver to South Africa...mmmm will look into it.
    Lovely posts.
    x

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  31. i like the look of this, thanks for posting about it!

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  32. So jealous, saw this on another blog too. We don't have this in Holland yet but I would love to get mailed a cute little box like this too! Nice review =)

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  33. Oh how pretty! I would love to receive a box like that :)

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  34. Ooh, these look really exciting, might have to give it a try.

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  35. Oooh, this does look fancy. I'll have to look into it.

    Thanks for your comment on my post, the tea is from Brew Ha Ha. I think they're a Scottish company so they are stocked all over the place here. Twining also do a lovely one that I can always find in Waitrose.

    Cait x

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