Tuesday, 31 July 2012

My First Glossy Box ~ July 2012

I had been hearing about Glossy Box for some time now and didn't have a clue what it was all about until I googled it last week. For those of you who don't know it's a company that send you out samples or sometimes full size trials of various different beauty or hair products each month. You can choose from different packages - I opted for the £10 plus £2.95 P&P for 5 products. You can cancel your subscription at any time. Every month towards the end of the month you will receive a Glossy Box with your products in delivered straight to your door! Unfortunately you don't get to choose which products you get but they send you ones based on your profile that you fill in when you first open your account.

So on Wednesday evening I came home to my Glossy Box waiting for me! I was so excited and I little bit nervous that I had wasted money on something that I could potentially be quite disappointed in! The packaging is beautiful and luxurious with the products in a gorgeous pink box with tissue paper and a bow.

In my Glossy Box I received:

Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray which is supposed to add texture, volume and body to hair as well as give a beachy look.

Monu Extra Rich Night Cream for Dry / Sensitive Skin which contains lots of yummy hydrating ingredients for skin that has been exposed to the elements. Gorgeously rich cream but unsure how much I'll use it on my combination skin.

Collin Regenerating Collagen Gel. This can be used under your normal moisturiser or left on for 15 minutes as a mask. I used it as a night cream and to be honest I didn't see a visible difference after one use but maybe over time it will show some improvement to my skin.

Jelly Pong Pong Lip Frosting in Irish Cream Pavlova. I know a few other bloggers have also received this as well so it must be quite popular. I actually love this product, it smells amazing and can be used for both lips and as a blusher. The consistency is quite sticky so personally I'm not sure if I'd use it on my cheeks! The colour is stunning and makes lips look lush and volumised! Very pleased with this little tube!

Lastly I also received a Kryolan Satin Powder Sparkling Eye Dust. It doesn't say the colour on the box but does have the number SP 333 which I assume is a reference to the colour?? I'd not actually heard of this brand before so unsure if it's new or if it's not so as well known over here in the UK.
Anyway, its a full size eye colour and the texture is light and fine which means it doesn't look to heavy and the finish is beautiful. Its not a colour I would usually go for as it's a corally orange colour but I think blended in with another colour it will look lovely. I might even use it very lightly as a highlighter on my brow bone depending on what I'm wearing!

All in all I was quite pleased with my first Glossy Box! Especially the eye shadow, lip frosting and texturising spray. I'm not sure why I was sent a cream for dry skin when my profile says I have oily / combination skin and I'm hoping this doesn't keep happening otherwise I'll end up with a load of products I can't actually use!

What was in your Glossy Box this month?
Do you use any other companies that offer a similar thing as Glossy Box?



  1. Glossybox don't actually use your profile information yet, unfortunately! If you're looking for a box that does (that I actually think is better than Glossybox) you could try Joliebox.
    They always have one item that is personalised in every box!

    -Olivia xxx

  2. So jealous you got a decent Monu product! I got the gradual tan and I won't really use it but I would have used that cream! Love Monu! The satin powder looks good too!

    Helen xxx

  3. I haven't had any Glossy boxes and do like the idea of the suprise in he post but would prefer to spend my money on things I know I would use :)

    Tanesha x

  4. I might try the joliebox for a change after a few months of Glossybox.

    Helen send me your address and you can have the Monu cream as I probably won't even use it!

    Tanesha, I know what you mean but this way you get to samples of products you wouldn't usually use! xxx

  5. the products looks nice
    still deciding which beauty box to subb to.

  6. They are all really nice products, and other people got an HD Brow palette which looked great and would be worth over £10 on its own!

  7. Just come across this, I received a dry/sensitive Monu cream in my box this month ANSI would normally say my skin is combination but it actually worked really well on my skin! I didn't find it too thick and it sunk in so well!




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