Monday, 3 February 2014
Glossy Box- January 2014 Review.
This month I received my first ever Glossy Box- I've been thinking about getting a subscription for ages and I finally got around to doing it! So what did I think of my first Glossy Box?
First of all, the packaging it comes in is lovely- a pink and grey polka dot parcel box- with the glossy box inside. The box is all filled with black tissue paper and tied up with ribbon which all look lovely! More importantly though is the contents of the box.....I was very underwhelmed with mine, especially after getting through all the gorgeous packaging! It wasn't terrible, perhaps I just had high hopes for my first box!
Inside we got;
Anatomicals Puffy the Eye Bag Slayer Wake-Up Under Eye Patches.
These are probably my favourite thing in the box, I've never used anything by Anatomicals before but I've always loved their packaging. Also, can we just take note of the amazing name this product has?! Cooling under-eye patches have been doing the rounds of the beauty world over the last six months or so and I am very curious to give them a go. I haven't used these yet but I will report back when I have! This little sample pack comes with i set of eye patches.
Vaseline Essential Moisture Clean Feeling Lotion.
This little Vaseline body lotion was nothing really to get excited about, I already have 13917348174 billion body lotions lurking in my room so I really didn't need another one! However, after using this it is really nice, smells lovely and is perfect for throwing into my handbag. This is a 50 ml size bottle.
Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream.
I also got two 3g tubes of this apparently 'cult' Japanese moisturiser. When I saw two of these I felt pretty meh about them, the packaging didn't exactly appeal to me and I assumed they were just body moisturisers. After reading the magazine that came with the box, I discovered that this stuff is a god send for dry and irritated skin. Seeing as I recently lost my Elizabeth Arden 8hr Cream (sob!) I needed something similar and intensive for my poor lips. I put this on overnight and it worked a treat! It has a slightly medicinal smell which I quite like and it made my lips super soft and plump. So in the end I was actually quite happy with these samples as once again I can throw them in my handbag!
Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash.
This was by far the most disappointing product in the box, especially this tiny sample size- this is a 50ml bottle. The instructions say to apply to wet skin and then rinse off- I'm assuming as it is a toning shower gel that this is to make your skin feel tighter and that it would be quite uplifting. It's also made form 99% natural origins. I haven't tried this yet, so maybe I will like it?
The Vintage Cosmetic Company Tweezers.
I was really happy with these tweezers as the ones I have at the moment aren't great and I was going to buy a new pair soon! The Vintage Cosmetic Company is a brand I've heard of once or twice-they launched last year I think? The pattern on these is really cute, a vintage floral print and the tweezers seem nice and sharp!
Overall, I wasn't particularly wowed by my first Glossy Box. The theme was 'Back to Basics' but this was all just a little bit too basic for me! From reviews I've read it seems that the January ones are never usually that good so I'll hold out for a few months and hopefully they'll get better!