Friday, 16 September 2011

Glossybox Revisited

About a week ago I was contacted by the lovely Lily from Glossybox asking if I'd like to try a free September box. Now, I have an ever changing relationship with Glossybox. When I first heard about them just before their launch, I loved the idea and quickly signed up for their first box. As you can tell from the post I wrote about it, I absolutely loved everything from the packaging to the products. The Alterna hair spray and Nars Illuminator that came in that box are now part of my daily beauty regime.
DSC_0138 My second box came late as it was held at the sorting office a while on account of my being at my house in France. Initially on opening it I was very disappointed with the products inside, and that coupled with the talk of Glossybox now paying £2.95 postage and the exciting new profile of Boudoir Prive, and alternative box coming to the forefront I quickly cancelled my subscription. Looking back, I know I was a bit quick off the mark. After reading about the next few months Glossyboxes on other peoples blogs I realised there were some products I really wish I could have had the opportunity to have tried in those boxes. Also, after actually using the products in the second box, if they were not things I already tried and decided that I did not like, if it were not for Glossybox I still would not have had the opportunity to try them - it was just bad luck! I wrote a comparison piece on Glossybox and Boudoire Prive, highlighting how very different the two services are, and while I was at it I realised that I might just be a Glossybox girl after all. So, when I was offered a box to try out, I jumped at the chance. 
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The holy grail in my box was L'Oreal Professional's Mythic Oil - a full sized bottle. I have my hair done in a L'Oreal salon, and my stylist is currently selling this size bottle in there for about £24! I actually opened my box at lunchtime, and that morning I'd had my hair coloured, and we had just been chatting about how silky and lovely Mythic Oil had been making my hair since she had started using it on me every time I have my hair done. It is a truly amazing product, and though I've tried it before and Glossybox is supposed to be about trying new things, if I had not tried it I'd be so happy to have the opportunity!DSC_0156
I have a love/ hate relationship with my eyebrows, so I was really happy to receive this HD Eyebrow kit, as I've never actually tried a brow kit before. I've had some problems with the skin around my eyebrows due to stress of exams, so they are looking a bit thin at the moment - can't wait to see how this product pans out, and even if I don;'t like it, I'll be able to say to myself that I've tried it !
This nourishing oil smells and acts a lot like Bio Oil, I like it but I'm not actually sure how nourishing it is though. Very happy t o have to opportunity to try it though! 
I was not too happy when I first  found this sample. Wrinkle eye cream? Really? With Glossyboxes young demographic? Then I sat and thought about it. I actually  religiously use Clinique 'All About Eyes' every single day,  which while being a moisturising cream does in fact have anti wrinkle qualities. I won't use this sample, because I'm far too happy with my Clinique regime, but if I wasn't I think I'd quite like to try something new.
Finally, the perfume sample. It does in fact smell of plums, but has an older woman smell to it. Something a maiden Aunt would wear. I was also going to complain about the packaging, because it exploded on me a I opened it getting perfume in my eyes, but my mother told me that it was just me being a klutz, not a fault on the samples part! (She grew up in a chemists shop)

Once I'm settled in in London (I'm moving in tomorrow!) and I've worked out if I can afford it, I think I  will become a Glossybox subscribe again - I do think it is a really useful and brilliant service where you gt amazing value for money. What did you think of your September Glossybox? 


  1. Ooh, I can't wait to get mine! The brow kit looks awesome, as does the hair oil! xx

  2. I like the idea, but I don't think we have anything like it for Australians. I really like the look of that brow kit!

    God luck with your move to London!

  3. It does seem like a great idea. amazing opportunity try out products that lots of us probably wouldn't be able to otherwise. That eyebrow kit looks amazing.

    And yay, not long till you're in London.

  4. This is making me sliiiightly greedy for beauty products.. That oil looks so rich! The brow kit so nice! Raaahh

  5. wow! glossy box looks WORLDS better than the US counterpart, birch box. wish we got more full-sized and deluxe samples!!

  6. I love the hair oil, im using it and it makes my hair shiny and healthy.

    As for the "Strivectin-SD eye concentrate for wrinkles" dont throw it away you really need it for a golden tip.

    I use it as a weekly-night lip treatment for my lips, they are really amazing and the results are dramatic.

    Results : lip's wrinkles will dramaticly reduce and will look super soft!

    This is the only product that i used which made me proud to show off my bare lips (without lipbalm too)

    Lots of Love