This months was a special edition box to celebrate three years of Glossybox, the fab box itself was designed by Karen Millen and this is the only way I can look at it…
as shortly after it’s arrival it left the building in the company of my daughter and one of the products from inside it!
So apart from loving the gorgeous packaging I no longer own what did I think to the products this month…
Mixed feelings on opening it possibly because they sent me some free chocolate as a thank you for having subscribed for twelve months, normally chocolate puts a smile on my face but they sent dark chocolate with ginger in it, though the daughter was very happy to relieve me of it as I neither eat dark chocolate or ginger. First glance at the other products I was not blown away either and was set for disappointment but it was not all bad.
Nails Inc Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat
I decided to start with the product I did not get to test, my daughter literally came up within hours of the box arriving so I had not had chance to try them out. Now to be fair I prefer my nail varnishes to be sparkly or metallic so I probably would not get much use from a top coat which makes things dull and matt but my daughter assures me she loves it, it also doubles the number of colours she has because it gives each nail varnish a double life. I received full size version which costs £12 and though I would not buy it again it would definitely be something I would recommend for friends who like matt finishes to nails and want extra shade choices from their existing polishes.
Next up another untried product…
Ultrasun UK Family SPF 30
I received a 15ml trial size product which in May, June, July or August would have been really handy to pop in my handbag and carry around with me but in September it is really not much use. The late Indian summer we were supposed to get never really materialised, it has remained mild but not sunny. At 30SPF it is not actually as strong as the normal sunscreen I use on the monster which is 50SPF and at £19 it is quite pricey however the fact this is a special formula you are supposed to be able to apply just once a day could make it a good product. I guess I will put this somewhere safe till next summer then trial it properly.
ModelCo MORE BROWS Fibre Gel
I was initially disappointed when I saw this, I was not keen on the colour as it looked slightly paler than my natural brows and as I love the brow products I had received previously I was not convinced this would challenge them. However I have to say for normal every day wear I actually really like it. It does give definition to the brows and shapes them but is not as stiff and dramatic as the other brow mascara, the colour blends better on the brow than it looks in the bottle. I have so say that I have used this more than my other since I got it however the £14.95 for the 3.5ml price tag does concern me, luckily as it was a full size product I received I can get a better idea of how long it will last before I make the call on value for money.
SkinPep Enzyme and Acid Peel and Peeling Gel
Okay so this was actually sachets of two different products so I am going to deal with them one at a time.
First was the Acid Skin Peel, it seems to be made from natural products and the acids are fruit acids, I put it on and as my face was quite dry at the time went for the longer time suggested however I washed it off before the end as the ‘tingling’ had become uncomfortable but not painful. My skin did feel really nice afterwards but and this is a huge but, at £3.05 for the 3.5ml sachet or £89.99 for the 180ml full size product no way can I justify the expense, it is perfectly possible to buy cheaper masks/scrubs that will give as good a result.
The second part is the eye cream and again the results were really good but the price puts it firmly out of my range at £44.99 for 15ml or £6.49 for the 2ml sachet again there are plenty of products out there that will do the same for less.
Final product this month…
L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil
At first I was not impressed by this, then I read the instruction properly and realised I did it wrong lol, I thought it was just something to stick in dam hair and leave and was disappointed how limp my hair seemed after using it but it is actually to use before blow drying and specifically states not to apply to the roots, after doing it properly I loved it. It does cost £15.95 for 125ml but judging how little is gone out of the 45ml bottle received using it twice a week it will last for ages.
So a very strange box this month overall with a few disappointments but never mind it is nearly time for this months box to arrive 😀