I finally took the plunge and signed up to Glossybox, just in time to receive the June 2014 edition. Good timing as I hate waiting for anything! I filled in my details, went through the profile questions (what kind of products do I like? What skin and hair concerns do I have, that kind of thing) and entered my payment details. About four days later I was sent a dispatch email and within 48 hours my box was here. Nice!
After reading so many disappointed reactions to previous boxes on the Facebook pages of many subscription boxes I have to admit my expectations weren’t high. I figured I would get one box, write a review and cancel straight away…Perhaps my low expectations have helped Glossybox in this case as I have to admit that I am impressed.
Presentation is Sublime
I’m not really a pink person but the presentation is impressive. The box is solid, pretty in pink and all the goodies come wrapped up in brown paper with a branded ribbon. There’s a little A5 magazine, a welcome card and another card with all the details of the samples that are included in the box. It’s a great item to receive in the post especially if you’re used to getting nothing but bills and junk mail most days like I am.
June Samples from Glossybox
So what’s in the June Glossybox? Well, let me tell you.
First I pulled out the Rituals Qi Gong Spray. Not too impressive but it’s always useful to have some extra protection from perspiration. The sample is worth £3.50 and apparently it will protect you from sweaty pits for 24 hours.
Next up was the small but perfectly formed So Susan Cosmetics Concealer Quad. I am much more impressed with this but not as happy to receive it as my 14 year old! She was over the moon. I have pretty bad bags under my eyes, always had them since I was in my teens so it’s not just an age thing, probably diet and genes more than anything else.
Back when I was at school concealers were awful so I haven’t used them much in my life. Recently I have thought about it so now I have the perfect opportunity to give it ago. What’s even better is that this concealer quad has everything you need for contouring your face (another thing I would like to try for photo shoots – I couldn’t be less photogenic if I tried). My daughter and I are both going to give this a whirl so we’ll let you know what we think sometime soon. Full size product worth £20 (pretty good!).
What I really adore about this product (before I have even used it) is the fact that it is:
- It say’s it is cruelty free so I am guessing this means it’s not tested on animals – Huge Thumbs Up!
- Contains no mineral oils, no phthalates and no animal by products
- Fragrance free
- Non-comedogenic – so it won’t block pores
Third out the box is the Teeez Trend Cosmetics Beautiful Flat Stiff Brush. Love the box, the brush seems like it’s good quality so looking forward to experimenting with it later. The brush is for applying powder or cream eye shadow and it’s worth 19 Euros, so about £15. There’s no way in the world I would spend £15 on a brush (not at the moment anyway), so it’s a good luxury item for me to have in my box. Again, my daughter and I will be sharing this one by the looks of it!
L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes in black was next. My daughter immediately handed it over to me as she has a brilliant mascara already so she didn’t need it (her own words). This is another full-sized sample worth £10.99 and I can always do with new mascara. My daily make-up includes light foundation, a smudge of eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss so it’s great to have a new mascara to try.
Finally out came the Nailgirls 3-in-1 top coat & nail strengthener. Okay, so it’s not too exiting but it does save me a purchase. Once again this was a full size product and it would cost £13.50 for 15ml – the sample is 10ml. There’s no chance I would spend that much on a clear nail varnish, colour perhaps, clear, no way. Again this is a product that both my daughter and I will be happy to use.
So there you have it, my June Glossybox and my Glossybox virginity well and truly smashed. Overall I am very happy, in fact I don’t have a bad thing to say about it. The subscription cost £10 plus post and packaging so £13.50 if you pay on a monthly basis (other deals are available that bring the cost down).
The value of the products stands around £66 if I was to buy them and I was sent four full sized products, so it’s a good deal. All of the products will get used, nothing will go to waste and we have decided we’re going to stay subscribed, at least for another month.