I'm sure most of you have heard bout monthly subscription beauty boxes by now but for those of you who haven't, there are several companies who provide the service of delivering a box full of different sample sized products each month for a fee of around £10 plus delivery. Glossybox is one of the most well known beauty box brand and I was eager to try this service due to my constant blogging and passion for everything beauty so imagine my excitement when I received the October Glossybox in the post! I know it is November now but I wanted to test the products thoroughly before giving my verdict! So lets crack on....
The gorgeous pink box that comes in the cardboard box
Its even prettier inside, I didn't want to open it!
The box comes with a card to explain all items included, their full sizes prices and where to purchase which is really handy if you fall in love with any of the products. Here is what the box included and what I thought of each of the products:
Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant, Power recover masque plus extra renewal lip complex in Dermalogica bag -
I was surprised to see an anti ageing line in the box as I always thought of the idea as aimed at younger generation however the products were great on my mid 20's skin. The masque was a nice balm texture and left my skin soft and radiant. The Thermafoliant was gentle and pleasant to use. The lip complex was smooth and conditioning and the added bag was a nice touch to complete the collection. I wasn't blown away by the products and therefore wouldn't purchase at the moment but I think if you had ageing concerns and bought the full size products sticking to the routine you could be confident that the quality of the brand would deliver good results.
Leighton Denny Expert nails in Babydoll -
In contrast to the anti ageing skincare, I felt that this product was suited to a younger user, perhaps teenagers who enjoy using bright colours or perhaps for use on holiday with a tan. The pink is lovley with a completely matte finish and stayed well on my toes for a week or so however the colour was a little too sickly sweet for my taste and I would suggest this colour for young girls who enjoy experimenting with brights. The formula was good however and I would consider purchasing another colour from the brand.
Robert Piguet eau de parfums -
A set of three samples size perfumes, each very different. Calypso was probably my favourite of the three with a summer nights type smell. It is floral and elegant. I was immediately aware of the fact that this is a high end perfume line and therefore the scents smell good quality and expensive. However I didn't love any of them so much that I would rush out to buy! I would like to smell more of the scents from the brand though and the samples were great for travel in my handbag.
Stila smudge stick waterproof eyeliner in Moray -
My favourite item from the box, this eyeliner is a gorgeous khaki green grey colour which is a break away from my trusty black eyeliner and I wondered where and how I would wear this colour. But I was bowled over by the quality and pigment of the eyeliner and the deep green colour worked perfectly with a slick of mascara and neutral lips. I would also use this as an all over eyeshadow colour because the formula is so creamy it could be used on the entire eye area and then finish with my black eyeliner. I will definitely be looking more into Stila and these smudge sticks for my make up collection and would also choose them for a professional make up kit as they sit well on the skin and don't drag or pull when applied. They retail at £13 which is a fair price for a good quality product and lovely colour pay off.
Stila smudge stick liner in Moray
Overall, I think that this service is a great idea for both beauty addicts and make up newbies because it gives us addicts a little burst of excitement each month and it allows beauty novices to try out products they may never have heard of. The luxury feel of the box and products made it feel like a gift and lets be honest, who doesn't want to get beauty gifts in the post each month?! I think I may be adding a subscription to Glossybox to my ever growing Christmas list.....