Glossybox, introduction and first review.
So today I received my Glossybox. I never knew these existed until a few weeks ago, but decided to try it out for a few months, as I’ve seen a lot of good reviews. They cost £12.95 a month, that’s including P&P and you get 5 sample products. A few of them can be full sized. I’m not sure if it’s worth the money yet, I’m going to judge that after a couple of months, if I actually use the product samples I receive, and if I like a product enough to go out and buy it full size. My first initial impression of the box and presentation its self is good, I love the silver and black look. As you can see my bed sheets are silver (and black), so that was automatically a good sign for me. It’s wrapped up with a cute little bow, and lots of padding. Everything was in good condition and no breakages. I think they’re normally pink and black, which I’m not as keen on, maybe this was a Christmas theme, but never the less it’s presented well, and it’s very appealing.
The main reason I wanted to try Glossybox out, was to get some experience with high end products, and products I’d not necessarily choose in every day life myself. It definitely has me intrigued, and I’m dying to test out the products inside. Another reason I wanted to try these boxes out, is so I can do a few makeup reviews. As a few of you may know, I’m planning to go to uni next September(hopefully I’ll get in) and I want to practise writing, and you know getting back into the swing of things. It’s a makeup and prosthetics course, so this is definitely the right thing to get me back into writing.
What’s inside the box?
Rituals- Magic Touch body cream
Full size 200ml: £15
Seche- Nail lacquer, in the colour Magnifique
Full size 14ml: £9.95 (I received full size)
Sleek Makeup- True Colour Lipstick, in the colour Coral Reef
Full size 3.5g: £4.99
Mary Greenwell- Lemon by Mary Greenwell Eau De Parfum
Full size 100ml: £90, 50ml: £60
Argentum Apothecary- La Potion Infinie
Full size 70ml: £147
I also received a bonus Glossybox blusher.
So I was pretty pleased with the items I received, and was quite surprised there was such an expensive cream in there. I was also happy with the fact i got a full sized nail Lacquer, which in its self is the same price as the box. I will be reviewing the lipstick, body cream, and nail lacquer. The reasons why I won’t be reviewing the others is because the Argentum Apothecary cream is an anti ageing cream, I’m going to give to my Mum to use. I really don’t like the perfume, so there’s not much to say about that apart from it’s not my cup of tea. I’m not a blusher wearer, so won’t be reviewing this either, but it’ll be nice to have, in case I change my mind. I will be popping some reviews up on the others in the next few days, so keep an eye out for them. I would review the nail lacquer sooner, but my hands are currently purple from dying my hair last night, it’s not a good look. I’d also just like to say that all the products I’ve received haven’t been tested on animals, and I made sure that was the first thing I checked out.
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