So if any of you follow me on instagram you will have seen that I signed up to Glossybox’s monthly subscriptions. I actually had only recently found out about the company and knew immediately that I just had to try it out (not that I need anymore cosmetics but hey, I’m saving money in the long run right?), and I have to say, I am not disappointed.
Being 11:30am on a Saturday, I was obviously in bed watching friends – which I am binge-watching for the 76th time to celebrate its being on netflix – when the postman knocked on the door. Moving faster than I ever have before 12pm on a Saturday, I met him at the door with enthusiasm that could only be expected if it were the pizza delivery guy.
Ripping off the cardboard revealed a beautiful pink little box, which I can’t wait to use for storing some of my existing cosmetic collection. Beneath the lid was a delicate little bow which I thought was a lovely touch.
As for the products, these are what I found…
- Beauty Beneath Supplements by Boots (Full Size – 4 weeks worth of capsules)
Already here I have had more than my value for money, after paying on £13.95 for the box (including P&P).
These beauty beneath supplements are aimed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as give your skin a revitalizing glow. Whilst I would not go out of my way to use these myself, my Nan was so interested in them and so I have given them to her to try. She has never used supplements before and has only ever used creams – most of which she has found have not been any good for their intended purpose.
- Cream Blush – Apicia (Full size)
Having never tried cream blush before I am so excited to give this product a try. I don’t often use blush very heavily when applying my make up, and so have been a bit apprehensive to try cream blush. However, this one is designed to give a ‘subtle flush’, unless of course you choose to build on it for a deeper colour. The brand – Apicia – uses organic bee pollen, meaning their products aren’t harsh on skin and are designed to actually nourish it.
- Nail and Cuticle Energizer – Nail Medic (Full size)
Before I say anything else about this product, I must say that is smells heavenly! I was expecting a really harsh, nail polish scent, however it actually smells super fruity. It’s also two different colours which, whilst totally confusing, is really jazzy.
This product is a reparative oil to be used on nails that are feeling brittle or dry, aiming to hydrate and strengthen them. I’m really excited to use this product as, due to wearing acrylics, my nails are in need of a bit of TLC.
- Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil – Dr Botanicals (Travel size)
RRP £55 * Full size
£35 * Travel size
This Facial Oil is enriched with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants; all of which work together to ‘rejuvenate, renew and protect your complexion’. I am particularly excited to use this as I have heard so many things about Dr Botanicals products but have never actually got round to trying any myself. My complexion is also something that I try many different products for due to it being so uneven, however, I’ve never found anything that has worked to even it out – hopefully this will do just the trick!
- Green Tea Primer – Evelyn Iona Cosmetics (Full size)
I’ve seen so many products lately containing green tea extract and have been really wanting to try something out so this product is one I am also really excited to use. I’m also almost out of primer so this is fantastic timing! It contains avocado oil which is really hydrating for your skin, and is commonly in treatments for acne, blackheads, and eczema.
Overall the contents of this months glossybox should have cost £124.98 so is fantastic value for money at just £13.95!
My first experience of glossybox has not left me disappointed and I can’t wait to try all of these fantastic products.
Until next time!