I’ve finally finished my exams and am back at home, it’s such a lovely feeling! Although I have to get a job and prepare for my second year, I can finally make plans with friends and just get around to picking up the pace with this blog, creating new baking recipes and having something that might slightly resemble… a life!
I subscribed to Glossybox a few weeks ago but never got around to really looking at it as it came while I was on an impromptu visit home for 2 days and I left almost as soon as it had been delivered. I loved the idea of having a box of different products delivered to my house, giving me the opportunity to try out new brands and products that I wouldn’t think to buy.
After researching different sites that offer this sort of package, including Birchbox and Souk Souk, I finally settled on Glossybox. I’ve seen this brand loads on Instagram and the website is really easy to navigate. For £10 per month I have subscribed to receive a box each month with a collection of 5 different beauty items including sample size and full size, with a minimum value of £33 in each box. There is a range of luxury and independent brands in here so it’s a really good way of trying and testing different products and brands without shelling out for each one, plus it’s fun to discover what surprising new items are in the box. Also the packaging is just gorgeous, you can keep it to store makeup or other little bits in!
After filling out my questionnaire which looked into my preferred beauty products and regime, I received my first box! The products I got in this month’s are from brands that I haven’t heard of before, and I haven’t tried any of them yet but will give a brief description of them and the prices.
1. SASS Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate
From what I’ve researched, this product is for after-shaving care to prevent ingrown hairs and reduce the rate at which the hairs grow back. I think this product is going to come in handy during the summer when legs are going to be out alllllll the time, so compared to winter a constant leg maintenance regime is crucial. This product retails at £12 from Boots and is a pump application which can be used on wet or dry legs after your usual shaving or waxing routine.
2. Philosophy ‘Renewed Hope in a Jar’ Moisturiser
This next product is interesting as Glossybox sent me a sample size of 25 fl’oz tube and the actual tubs are 60ml sizes. It smells absolutely amazing, quite citrus fruity and from putting a small amount on my hands it made them so silky soft. This moisturiser is meant to be used in the morning and/or evening and retails at Boots for £35.50 for the full size which I think is really expensive for a moisturiser but from the reviews, the results when used over a period of several weeks are promised to be really good.
3. Etre Belle Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturising Gel
I couldn’t really find this product on UK websites so had to go onto the actual brand’s website which is based in Germany and sells a variety of beauty and makeup products. Online this moisturising gel is 21,90 Euros and Etre Belle ships internationally so exchange rates and delivery apply. Although I like the fact that this company are proud to be responsibly sourced and for not testing on animals, I find that aloe vera irritates my skin so I’m not sure that I’m going to be using this product much.
4. Zerreau Towel Off Apple Shampoo
This product looks interesting because it’s like a pumped mousse shampoo which you apply to wet hair then towel dry to remove. I don’t really know if you’re meant to use conditioner afterwards with this product, but I like the concept and think it will be really interesting to test out. This comes in at £6.99 at Superdrug and Glossybox sent me the full sized product which is 180ml. It smells really really nice, I adore fruity scents for shampoo and conditioner as I feel like your hair stays smelling like them for aaaaages!!
5. MeMeMe Enchanted Eyes Dual Wand
Again like with the others, MeMeMe is a brand that I haven’t heard of before but taking a look at their website, they have quite a good range of makeup products. I received a full-size dual ended eye cream wand in a gorgeous shade of cobalt blue which I imagine is a combination of eyeliner and eyeshadow in terms of usage. I don’t really wear blue eye makeup as my eyes have more green and brown tones in them which I normally go for, but I am looking forward to experimenting with different styles this summer so this definitely fits the bill. On the MeMeMe website, this wand is priced at £6.95 with a £2.95 delivery charge which I think is an average price, and am looking forward to testing the quality as this might be a new brand that I invest in.
The total cost of the products in this month’s box from the prices I have shown comes in at around £76 for the full sized products and excluding any delivery charges etc. Considering I paid just £10 for this box, I think it’s definitely worth the money as I am testing all of these products for a fraction of the price! The subscription is charged monthly and can be cancelled at any time, plus you get 200 ‘Glossydots’ when you recommend a friend plus 20 points for taking a survey on each product that you receive; these can be turned into a free box when you reach 1000!
I would really recommend Glossybox to people for a really good value option for testing out makeup and beauty brands- if you’re thinking of subscribing then let me know so I can recommend you on the website and boost my Glossydots!
Have a lovely day!