Glossybox Review by Jen – February 2018

What can I say about Glossybox that we don’t already know? With its eye catching packaging, shredded tissue paper and beautiful tie ribbon – this is my monthly guilty pleasure!
February had me excited for its curation – would it be uber girly or smouldering sexy?? Well, I can tell you it is uber girly! The box design is one of the best I have received so far and is extremely colourful. All pinks, blacks, rainbows and a smattering of lollipops and lipsticks! Their aptly named ‘Galentines’ box has me intrigued as to its contents……

I’m very much into the whole surprise element of the items so always reserve the ‘Discover The Box’ insert for later reading. Yes, yes I know……but what can I say? I’m really a big kid at heart, who doesn’t like surprises?!

What’s inside??

  1. IMG_1957Steve Laurant Lip Gloss in Nude Pop RRP £17

I recognise the distinctive gold packaging immediately, I’m pleased this brand has a star place in this months box. Regular ‘Glossies’ will know Steve Laurant has previously featured in Glossybox and was met with praise. This beautiful lip gloss I’m sure will receive a similar reception, nude in colour but just enough to be noticed on the lips. It doesn’t leave a horrible greasy residue like some lip products do, making this item a fantastic staple already.
I’m amazed by the packaging, it makes you think this item is more expensive than its actual retail price. A heavy glass bottom, gold-toned screw top lid and the words ‘LIVE YOUR LIFE IN COLOUR’ emblazoned across the lid ensure this product is eye catching.

  1. IMG_1954Ciate Gelology & Paint Pots in What The Shell? RRP £6 (mini) RRP £9 (full)

 The colour of this gel nail polish is beautiful! A vibrant shade of purple, it is sure to be noticed gracing many a ‘Glossies’ fair finger nails. Alas, unfortunately not mine. Ever since having children, washing numerous sink fulls of dishes and just generally ignoring my nails in favour of other beauty items – I’ve not worn nail polishes. If I had to choose one beauty item to lose in life, I’m sorry ladies but it would be the trusty nail polish.
I’ve not sampled this product therefore cannot comment on its application, however Ciate do boast of this polish providing up to 10 days of lasting shine. I received the mini size in this months box which I shall be gifting to my eldest daughter as she loves anything pretty and beauty related.

  1. IMG_1953Skin Chemists London 24-Hour Aqua Repair Facial Serum RRP £64

 I’m always wary of trying to new facial products, especially since my skin is looking the best it ever has lately. There are women up and down the country currently experiencing the same issue – finding the correct products from the correct brands to suit their skin needs. I hear you all, the struggle is real! Skin Chemists, although a known brand for a fair while, is relatively new to me. I’ve seen many BoXession members mentioning certain products but have never actually purchased a Skin Chemists product to trial.
Gentle in fragrance, this lightweight serum is quickly absorbed into the skin. I’ve tried lotions in the past that have just sat on top of my skin, not really being absorbed and leaving my skin more shiny than hydrated, making this an instant thumbs up! The addition of rose water and aloe vera help to nourish and firm your skin whilst also providing hydration. I’ve used the serum as a replacement for my regular moisturising gel, applying after my cleansing and toning routine. The scent lingers and is very refreshing, one to try ladies!

  1. IMG_1955Studio 10 Makeup Mist Glow-Plexion RRP £14 (mini) RRP £26 (full)

 This product boasts of being a 3 in 1, something that I find I’m slightly sceptical of at times. Relatively new to using setting sprays, I was intrigued to see how this product matched up against my trusty brand I use daily. The mist can be used as a primer, hydrating mist and setting spray which makes this product a multipurpose marvel. The fact that the travel sized mini fits neatly into my handbag is even more appealing!
When sprayed, the mist provides a fair coverage, ensure not to hold too close to your face. Unlike some setting sprays, this has a nice fragrance to it , not so reminiscent of baby wipes or baby powder.
Did it work? Yes. My make up stayed in place, no transfer onto clothing and dried fairly quickly when applied. A fab selection for this month box!

  1. IMG_1958Sleek Makeup i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in Vintage Romance RRP £8.99

 A well established high street brand, Sleek is a go to for more affordable but pigmented palettes. With a name like ‘Vintage Romance’ this product fits perfectly with this months box theme. Predominantly mauve tones, this palette has accompanying warmer gold and nude shimmers to create a perfect look. The shades are easily applied and lasting, making it easy to create a transitional day to evening look if required. My daughter thinks she has found her next palette from my collection…..HANDS OFF!!

So, was it worthwhile purchasing February’s Glossybox?

Most definitely!

Is it value for money?

The value is most definitely present in this box – totalling a staggering £109.99!

How much did I pay?

My subscription is a recurring monthly plan of £10 plus postage and packaging of £3.25. You can alternatively purchase plans upfront in the following ways:

  • 3 months for £28.50 plus £3.25 p&p per box – saving £1.50
  • 6 months for £54.00 plus £3.25 p&p per box – saving £6.00
  • 12 months for £102.00 plus £3.25 p&p per box – saving £18.00

When will it arrive?

On or around 8th-10th of every month via Royal Mail.
It’s worthwhile noting that as a subscriber you can collect Glossydots by submitting reviews of each box you receive. Glossydots are converted into currency which can be redeemed on a future box or transferred to Look Fantastic. I absolutely love this idea, whilst providing valuable feedback you can earn yourself a cheeky little treat in the process!
Thank you for having a read of my review,
Stay Beautiful…

Jen X