Friday, 16 August 2013

Glossybox UK | August

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Glossybox* - Try five beauty samples per month for £10.00 (£2.95 P&P)

Not one to judge a book by it's cover, I didn't want to dismiss this box just because it didn't look as impressive as the last four boxes. I've spent the week using these products so I can actually comment on what I think on it, rather than be like "this box is not as good, I don't like it" - that is never useful to anyone!

Emite Eyelash Curlers: Initially, I was pretty pleased to see this in the box. They come with three extra pads too which are handy! I have been wanting some new curlers for ages but it's one of those boring products that I don't like buying. I think that this is a product that most people will be happy with it, but personally, I found these curlers (which retail at £20) really difficult to use and it might be because my eyelashes are dark, short and fine, using black curlers make it difficult to see where I'm pinching! It's good to have an extra pair but for now, I'll stick to my usual silver one from Lancome. 

Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 Eyeshadow/Liner: I like getting make up samples, it's an opportunity for me to try different colours but I have tried three Jelly Pong Pong products now and all three have been a bit of a let down. I don't think they do what they promise. This eyeshadow pencil is a nice one to have in my make up collection, but it does crease easily and it isn't long lasting.

Viva La Juicy Noir: Everyone's a bit funny about getting perfume samples, it does seem like a cop out but I suppose we have to remind ourselves that Glossybox provides beauty samples for us to try, and a vial of perfume is exactly that, regardless to whether we can get it ourselves at Boots or not. 'm not crazy for them and I do wish they'd listen to feedback (instead of continue putting these types of samples in) but I don't mind as long as they are fruity or sweet fragrances. 

Oceane Make Up Remover: It can be a bit difficult to remove eyeliner from lower lash line, even after you've cleansed, so that is the only area in which I use this product. The brush isn't smooth so I have to be careful when using this around delicate area of my eyes but it does a great job of removing make up. I'm a bit wary of this one, hygiene-wise, but it comes with two additional replacement brush heads. Now that I've got it, I'll use it but I won't repurchase. It's the hygiene thing!

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser: This is something that I've heard a lot about. I'm a fan of cleansers and I have been trying a few different ones over the past six months. The packaging on this one contains words like "purity", "clear" and "natural" but it does contain parabens so not as pure and natural as they'd like us to believe. For something like a cleanser (ie. any skincare product that I know I'll use twice every single day) I'd prefer it not to contain parabens. The smell of this cleanser reminds me of the hospital or the dentist which is off putting but I can tolerate that, I've smelt worse! I wouldn't buy this in full size though, simply because it contains parabens. 

Overall, not a great box and that's not because I've looked at it and thought "Oh, how disappointing". I've actually given the products a chance but after using them for a week, I feel underwhelmed with all five samples. I don't usually blog about things that are a bit "meh", but I couldn't this one brush off. 

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15 comments

  1. I was wondering before if I should get any Glossyboxes but after reading this, and many others, not so fab reviews I am glad I didn't get it this month. Not the best box!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  2. This box looks so freaking cute ! Love the pictures ! xx
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  3. I think I'd be a bit disappointed with this box too, I've not been liking the look of the Glossyboxes lately so I'm pretty glad I cancelled my subscription x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  4. I like your honest review and the photos are great. I feel the same about Jelly Pong Pong, ok products but a bit meh. For their prices I have used better quality by cheaper brands.
    Jade x

    http://jadewiggins09.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. It's a shame you weren't impressed by the products this month. I stopped subscribing to Glossybox a while ago now as it just didn't seem like it was worth the money. I still like seeing what people get in their boxes though and I appreciate your honesty with this month's offering :)


    www.hello-freckles.com

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  6. Not the best Glossybox I've seen but this Makeup Remover looks kinda nice ;) xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  7. I love to read an honest review, it's a breath of fresh air, let's face it, we're not going to love all products on the market. I have to say though, I do really like the Viva La Juicy fragrance, I bought a friend it for Christmas.

    Elizabeth x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  8. I'm really not keen on beauty boxes, I think the idea is fantastic but I just hate being disappointed haha! I think I would rather save the £12 for a few months and get something really nice :)

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  9. I haven't yet ordered a beauty box because I'm afraid I'll be underwhelmed, but it's always cool to see what people end up with. I've heard mixed reviews about each glossybox but ipsy seems to be a popular one now so I may go try that one!

    xx
    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  10. I love everything by Philosophy, so I'm sure the Purity cleanser is great.

    Ring-a-Round a Rosey

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  11. I've gone off the beauty boxes as they don't seem to offer anything special but this beauty box doesn't look too bad....they seem better than a few months ago when all I kept reading was that samples were wrong or not big enough etc!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  12. It doesn't look like a fantastic box. I think beauty boxes can be a bit hit and miss, which is why I cancelled mine :)xo

    http://901lovely.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I wish our beauty box's were like this :<
    please take care,
    kisuu*

    http://www.beauty-with-love.blogspot.com

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  14. I got the eyelash curlers too, and was also a bit disappointed! The first time I used them they pulled an eyelash out! :/ x

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  15. The make up remover pen really creeped me out because of the hygiene thing, too! I'm glad I stopped my Glossybox subscription as I do think I'd have been disappointed with this box :/

    Jess xo

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