Friday 21 February 2014

Glossy Box - Unboxing February's Box

I've been getting a monthly subscription beauty box or two for a few months now so I thought it might be nice to share the contents of my February Glossy Box. If you're not familiar with the concept here's how it works. Each box costs £10 plus P&P and inside you receive sample and full sizes of beauty products you may be familiar with or totally new brands for you to discover. Glossy Box offer reward points when you purchase a kit and also when you complete short online surveys - and give free boxes when you have enough points! There are also points to be had so let me know if you'd like an invite! ;)

The packaging for the boxes is lovely - a nice printed and often themed sturdy box that's perfect for storing all sorts of products and nick nacks once you've unpacked. Once you open the lid you're greater by more lovely presentation - delicate tissue paper and a big opulent ribbon!

And inside are your goodies! There's a card telling you all about your products and a decent enough mini-mag to peruse! Now onto the contents!

The cornerstone of a beauty box and a safe bet is a nice new lippy. This is one of the new Colour Sensational - Stripped Nude Lipsticks from Maybelline.

As you can see this one is shade 710 - Sultry Sand and it's a little bit lighter than I'd normally pick up, but it's something different that I think could be nice in the spring. It went on nice and seems quite moisturing. At £6.99 RRP it's a nice start to this £10 box.

Here's the obligatory swatch!

Nougat London is a new brand to me and this shimmery body lotion which is described as leaving your skin 'luxuriously perfumed with a hint of sparkle' seems like it could be lovely for a night out - it's described about being perfect to use on your legs to create the illusion of them being longer - something I could do with some help with so can't wait for an opportunity to break the legs out!

Next up is a gorgeous orangey tinted red Ciate nail polish in the shade 'play date'. It's got a really springy vibe so if our 'wettest winter EVER' comes to an end anytime soon I'll be set! In fact maybe wearing it will magically bring Spring along all on it's own!  

Ciate polishes come in a cool shaped bottle that nestles happily in the crook of your thumb making applying it without spilling it a tad easier! I can't wait to get this bad boy on my nails!

Next it's confession time. I have NEVER used false eyelashes. And while it might take a while for me to come up with a fancy enough occasion to warrant these ones from Eldora, they are going to be a welcome addition to my stash 'just in case!' They look pretty natural as lashes go so I'm game to give them a go!

I always like haircare items in a beauty box and while these ones are likely to only contain enough to use on a single occasion (although I am notoriously mean with amounts so might well eke it out to a couple!) but it's normally a type of item that I like. Depending on the type of hair you have (you can let Glossy Box know in their online survey before you get your first box), you may get a different option. The card in my box said that the possible options were for either the Giovanni Eco Chic Cosmetics in Ultra-Moist or Ultra-Sleek versions and as someone who likes to straighten my hair, I was happy to receive the Ultra-Sleek option. The blurb tells me it contains all natural ingredients including Moroccan Argan Oil, avocado and papaya. Lovely!

Last but not least is the added treat for this month's box. This doesn't happen every month, but when it does it's a welcome addition. In fact a past 'extra' was some fruity tea samples that set me on the road to obsession as per my recent 'favourites' post. This month it's a delicious Lindor Treat Bar.  If you've ever had those little Lindor balls you'll be familar with the taste of this yummy treat. I'd love to show you the cute little segmented sections or the slightly gooey centre, but while I was charging my camera I accidentally ate it someone ate it. Soz. But they tell me it was good. Really good.

I hope you've enjoyed this peek at the contents of my Glossy Box. I'll be sure to come back and update on how I found the contents performed after a proper testing. Except the chocolate. Obviously.

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