Glossybox - September 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011


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My first Glossybox is here! This month's theme is Future Classics which sounds interesting. So what's inside?

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The contents; first impressions, looking good! Here's what I got:

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(1) Neal And Wolf Glow Super Shine Spray 100ml full size product (RRP £11.95) - "a weightless spray that adds deep, lasting shine. Unique formula also helps to smooth hair, control frizz ans reduce static." I've used shine sprays in the past (mostly drugstore brands) and have always tended to avoid them since because they usually make my hair look greasy rather than shiny, so I like the claim of this one being 'weightless'. I've given it a quick spray and it's got an overpowering perfumed scent which I'm not liking at all, but I'll give it a proper go all over and see if it makes any difference.

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(2) Green People Fruitful Nights night cream 10ml sample tube which sells for £3.60 (full size 50ml RRP £14.95) - "magic night cream smoothes fine lines and improves pigmentation marks. Using pineapple and wild berry extracts, dead skin cells are lifted away revealing younger skin." Although this is targeted towards mature/older skin, I was pleased to receive this because I've been wanting to try out something from Green People for a while now. Very happy that it's 90.1% organic, ethical company approved and Vegan society certified. On the Green People website, they sell lots of their products as trial/travel sizes, so if this is good, I'll be looking more into them.

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(3) Plum by Mary Greenwell Eau De Parfum 1.5ml sample vial
(full size 50ml RRP £90) - "signature fragrance by world-renowned celebrity makeup artist Mary Greenwell." I'm not a big perfume fan so I'll be giving this to a friend or my sister. Probably a good thing because I couldn't imagine spending £90 on a perfume!

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(4) Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing 2 x 50g sachets
(full size 500g RRP £13.30) - "voted 'Best Exfoliator' by You Magazine. A harmonious blend of pure Dead Sea Salts, vitamin E and coconut oil, with a hypnotic citrus aroma." I love body scrubs and have tried Dead Sea salts in the past (thought they were amazing), so I'm looking forward to trying these.

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(5) HD Brows Eye & Brow Palette full size product
(RRP £24.95) - "multi-use palette containing four matte eyebrow colours. They double up as an eye shadow and eyeliner as well as lasting 24 hours." My immediate impressions were WOW! I'd been meaning to purchase an eyebrow palette so now I didn't need to! Then I realised I'd been sent the 'Bombshell' one which is for blondes.... Hmm. Also was a bit disappointed that other people had been sent a full size brush with theirs, but looking at the shades, they look extremely wearable for neutral looks on the eyes and if the claims of lasting 24 hours hold true, then it looks like a great palette. I will try it out and see.

General summary and thoughts: I'm pleased with my first Glossybox, I think it's certainly value for money with the two full size products included. The HD brows palette will obviously be the most talked about product I imagine, and I'll be interested to see if others received different shades or if everyone got the same one. Other than the perfume sample, I'm looking forward to trying everything else out and will post reviews once I have.

Did you get a Glossybox? What did you get in yours?
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19 comments

  1. i got three things the same as you but the other two were different, i think the brow colours were probably random, i think i got the dark one :s

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  3. Ooo that hair shine spray looks nice! I'm a tiny addict to hair products! It's funny to see what different people got. I got the dark brow kit too

    www.theedgeofbeauty7.blogspot.com

    xxo

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  4. @Miss Mathful - interested to see what you got in yours, there's been quite a mix of different products this time it seems!

    @Edge Of Beauty - yeah there seems to be a good mix of products that were sent out :)

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  5. Oooh you're the first one I've seen with the shine spray and night cream. :-)

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  6. I'm really interested in this, can you specify that you only receive vegan products? x

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  7. I've never heard of this glossybox thing! It looks like such a good treat- I'm going to do some googling right now. Thanks for the tip!

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  8. @Claire - Yeah I've not seen many people get those two either!

    @Ingrid - Unfortunately not :( That's the main problem with Glossybox is that you can't really specify anything. When you sign up, you fill in a very brief survey saying what kinds of things you like (less makeup, more bath & body etc) and general things like age group, skin type etc. They're supposed to roughly tailor people's boxes to this but it still seems like they send things out just randomly. If you go to Youtube and search for 'Eco Emi' you'll come across these amazing eco friendly packages but they're currently only available in the USA (I think!). Given the popularity of the home beauty sample box craze, I imagine something similar will start in the UK and I think they'll have vegan options :)

    @PVDH - It's a great treat! I've signed up to another similar service called Boudoir Privee as well, will put up a post when it arrives :)

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  9. Oooh, looks like there are some great items in this months box. I still haven't received mine yet, really hoping I get an eye & brow palette though, it looks great!

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  10. @Nat - I think everyone got the HD palette, interested to see what you what you get in yours! :)

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  11. hey! its from queen victoria market:)

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  12. One day I WILL get round to subscribing to Glossybox! The HD brow kit looks really good
    x

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  13. theres a glossybox in Korea too :) love it!

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  14. @Kani - thanks!

    @Michelle Lee - cool!

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  15. I got the HD pallete in Vamp, but I'm a blond - happy to swap.

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  16. I got exactly the same box as you and was very happy with it! I love how the HD brows can be used as eyeshadow too!

    www.sweetvanillakisses.blogspot.com

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  17. @Mona - I would love to swap! Can you email me? katiechainsaw(at)gmail(dot)com - thanks :)

    @Louise - Yay snap! I haven't seen many who got exactly the same as me, quite odd how random some of the boxes sent out were!

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  18. The dead sea scrub is fab. I have been using it for years!

    I'm quite interested in trying green people night cream, but I didn't receive it in my box. Good to know, they sell travel sizes on their website. Thanks! :)

    Xx

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  19. @Alex - Great stuff, I'm looking forward to trying out one of the sachet scrubs this weekend when I have some time for a bit of pampering! I haven't tried the Green People cream yet but it smells lovely :) Will post reviews when I have x

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