After all the hype that was made for this month’s Glossybox I was very excited to recieve mine. We were told Glossybox were teaming up with a retailer for this month’s box. I got excited because usually the collaboration boxes are good. The post man delivered mine and I was so excited, but when I opened it I though…
Then i started to think about all the amazing brands superdrug do like.. Bourjois, Gosh, Essie, Barry M, Sleek, Max Factor…
When opening my box my heart sank a bit…
SUPERDRUG LARGE DOUGHNUT RING
Create an instant up style that’s great for day and evening with this doughnut ring from superdrug. RRP: £3.99
To start off with, my hair is blonde.. It had been blonde for years, and it has been blonde since joining Glossybox when I did my beauty profile. This really annoyed me, so annoyed that I emailed them to ask if they even consider our beauty profiles anymore, because this is useless to me.
SOLAIT ILLIUMINATING FACIAL BRONZING CREAM
Formulated with light reflecting particles and sweet almond oil, aloe vera and vitamin E to hydrate and soften the skin, this bronzing cream delivers instant radiance for a healthy looking, luminous glow. RRP: £2.99
This is another item I can’t use, I’m pale.. So a facial bronzer would look rather silly on me. And I’m pretty sure in your beauty profile it asks what skin tone you are. If it was an all over self tan I’d probably give it a go.. But I don’t think this 100ml bottle will do that.
2 TRUE PRO 3D CANDY NAIL ART
Treat your to an arty and experimental twist on the norm with this CANDY NAIL Art from 2True PRO. These tiny beads provide you with an extra flair. RRP:£3
Something I can use! I love doing my nails. I have so many nail varnishes and when ever I recieve anything to do with nails I’m thrilled. I’ve never considered trying these beads so I’m excited to give it a go, and in my favourite colour too… Purple!
RIMMED LONDON SCANDALEYES RETRO GLAM MASCARA
Rimmel’s first Mascara with an hourglass brush that plumps and curves lashes for an iconic 60’s look! The hourglass brush is shaped to the lash line, pushing up and out to create a bold, wide-eyed flash lash look. RRP:£6.99
Something else I can use! I love Mascara and always use it so receiving this was good. I’m intrigued to see if it does give you a false lash look, as when I’ve brought other mascaras before that promise the world I’m left dissapointed.
I LOVE COSMETICS STRAWBERRIES & MILKSHAKE SHIMMER & SHINE LIP GLOSS
Feel scrumptious with a burst of fresh strawberries and smooth yummy milkshake RRP: £1.29
Well, they didn’t have alot to say about that did they! At first impressions, it looks like something I would of brought when I was 14. This is pretty low end to say that Glossybox is supposed to send out luxury samples… And yes I know this is a superdrug box.. But there are so many better lip glosses then this one. I tried some on my hand and to be fair it wasn’t as sticky as I was expecting. It does smell nice I must say that but nonetheless I’m rather disappointed.
EXTRAS: GARNIER OIL BEAUTY LOTION
Infused either argan, macademia, almond and rose oil the Oil Beauty Lotion helps replenish the skin with moisture and reinforce it’s barrier function to prevent it from feeling dry, leaving your skin feeling softer and silky smooth. RRP: £4.99 for 250ml
I always love trying out lotions, who doesn’t love having smooth skin? As a sample it’s great, but I’d of much preferred this as a full size to my other two dud items…
EXTRAS: GHOST FRAGRANCE ECLIPSE
capturing the warm energy of the sun, GHOST Eclipse evokes feeling of carefree abandon. Get lost in the moment and lift your spirits with this intoxicating and addictive fruity floral fragrance.
I’m always a fan of receiving tester perfumes. I’m pretty obsessed with perfumes to be honest, yes I can admit it. Not so much a fan of receiving these test tubes as a main item, but as an extra i love it!
Overall this month’s box has dissapointed me. I look at other beauty bloggers boxes and some do look amazing.. But I feel like I’m on the Z list of boxes.. And I’ve been feeling that for quite some time now.
My feelings are at the moment are that if the next two boxes aren’t up to scratch I may end my subscription with Glossybox. I’ve been with them for a year and a half now, and this one has really annoyed me to be honest. My total box cost was just over £18. I know that’s better then some of the boxes people have received from the blogs I have read but with two of those items I’m not gonna even use its not very good.
I think maybe Glossybox are pinching the purse strings.. Or maybe sending boxes to bloggers they need to impress because then maybe from there review people will buy a box. Some popular beauty blogs I’ve read, there box cost was in the £40s… I don’t think this is fair at all.
Reviews for each item I will use will be in my next blog after a week of testing.
What did you get in your may Glossybox? I’d love to know! What are your feelings on this month’s box? Did you enjoy yours or were your feelings mixed like mine? Will you be canceling your subscription or giving them another chance?