Monday, 20 February 2012

February Glossy Box Review

  I've been looking forward to my glossy box arriving all week, so when the post man came this morning I rushed down to open it up just in time (before I had to go for my driving lesson.) This months box was The Fashion Week Edition, my first impression during those few minutes wasn't great, I think the delight of opening the December box to all those huge bright and colourful tubes and pots has ruined it really. However, when I got home this evening to look at them all properly and take pictures etc, they all really grew on me. 

       By the way, glossy box is a monthly personal beauty box with five selected beauty products. You can create a beauty profile online including your skin type, colours and favourite types of product. It costs £10 a month (not including p+p) and is sent right to your front door so you can try everything out in the comfort of your own home.  Glossy box also do great seasonal boxes, for example Christmas and Valentine's, I definitely recommend it! Also, they now have glossy box for men,  which include great brands such as, Anthony (my favourite men's brand!!) Goldwell, Murad, Yves Saint Laurent etc. 

  - I'm still really bad at taking photographs of objects to make it look all artistic like other bloggers but I don't really care if they're all scewiff, blurry and have bad lighting. 

Dr Bronner Magic Liquid Soap - 18-in-1 Almond soap made with organic oils. This little bottle smells lovely, like marzipan, it's gorgeous. It has lots of information on the label, mostly gibberish about 'body-mind-soul-spirit and teach the 'essene' (typo?) Moral ABC uniting all free in the shepherd astronomer Israel's greatest ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH' what the hell is all that about?! Other than that, it has some great advice. You can dab it on a towel, soaked in hot water to use on your face, scalp and body and within 9 minutes you feel fresh and clean, saving 90% of your hot water and soap. It has loads of eco friendly stuff and supports farmers. I don't normally go into such detail about the packaging but this label has so much to it, I'm a bit scared to try it now, it has a lot to live up to! 

BM Beauty Pure Mineral Eyeshadow - I got the shade called platinum Tiara, which is like a grey with gold metallic bits in it. I haven't tried it yet but it looks nice and i prefer grey eye shadows to any other colour. Nice to get a make up item too.

Duwop Venom Gloss - I got this in the colour called buttercup, really good colour. It is quite nude which is what I prefer with nails and lips right now! It does give that really great venom tingle sensation to plump your lips up! Definitely going to be using this all the time now.

Como Shambhala Invigorate Body Lotion - Another body lotion to add to my collection, not always a bad thing. It smells a bit strange but feels really nice on my skin, I also noticed that this was also in the May 2011 glossy box, so I'm glad I didn't start getting boxes until after that otherwise I'd be annoyed to see it again. I've kind of given this to my mum because I have absolutely masses of body butters to get through, that I got at christmas and my birthday, still nice to try it though!

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Relaxing Balm - The name doesn't give anything away, it's actually an intense hydrating treatment for your hair. It apparently soothes and controls, this is handy for me because sometimes I get static hair due to the air condition during the winter especially when I'm at work with all the clothes everywhere! I love the skinny bottle, as I can take it everywhere now.

Overall, I'm pleased with the box, obviously at first it's an anti climax because I'm kind of hoping to see some Xen Tan products or something but no, I'm really happy and can't wait to use all the products. Thanks Glossy Box.

Also, it had a little card saying to check from 24th February, because there's going to be a mystery box. I've no idea what it's about but yeah, check the glossy box website from 24th Feb!!


  1. Glossy boxes look amazing! I really need to jump on the bandwagon and get one! haha xxx

  2. Haha you should! They did a harrods ones this month, it was amazing! I need to do a review on it, but I couldn't wait to open it and use the products! You should get one for like a month or something, you can cancel it whenever and they're so fun! xxx