Glossybox – November 2013
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The theme of this month’s Glossybox is ‘The Glossy Wishlist’, I think the idea is that these are products you might want to add to your Christmas list (although if you’ve just received them in your Glossybox then there’s no need!). There are four full-sized products this month which is great, although in my opinion the choices aren’t particularly luxurious, and another Glossybox magazine too…
So, now onto the products….
The first product is a full-sized Cocoa & Pistachio Nut Hand Cream from Yves Rocher. I tried this out as soon as I opened my Glossybox and it has a lovely rich, creamy scent perfect for Winter. It’s pretty much a budget product though and is priced at £1.95 for a 75ml tube.
The next product is a full-sized tube of Dry Skin Exfoliator from footcare specialists Scholl. I’m not generally into footcare products and this certainly isn’t the luxurious sort of beauty product I would be adding to my Christmas list! I would have perhaps expected to see this product appear in a Summer Glossybox, ready for recipients to bare their feet in Summer sandals. I’m not dissing the product, just the fact that it has been included in the November ‘Wishlist’ Glossybox… anyway, I will be doing a full review on this product soon. Priced at £4.49 for 60ml.
The only make-up item in this month’s Glossybox is a champagne coloured Micronized Eyeshadow from Emite. The perspex window on this is a bit loose so I’m not too impressed with the packaging, but this looks like a lovely colour that can be used all over the eyelid or as a highlighter so I am really looking forward to trying this out. What’s more it is paraben-free too, and perfect for those with sensitive eyes. A premium eyeshadow product that retails at £16.80.
The fourth product in this month’s box is a full-sized Rapid Dry For Nails spray from Elegant Touch. I normally let my nail polish dry naturally but I am thinking that this product would be great to help speed up the process of nail art. It also contains Vitamin E to help condition the cuticles. This product retails at £5.50 for 125ml.
The final product is an organza bag containing 2 small 3ml samples of Vichy Idealia Life Serum and 1 small 3ml sample of Idealia Smoothing and Illuminating Cream. There was a great deal of hype when it was first announced that these Vichy products were being included in November’s Glossybox so I am hoping that they live up to the excitement. Vichy’s new innovation helps protect skin from the effects of stress and pollution. The full-sized product is priced at £29.50 for 30ml.
Keep an eye on Beauty Best Friend over the coming weeks as I will be reviewing all of these products in full. I’m fairly pleased with this month’s box although I would like to see one or two more luxurious products in the Glossyboxes. Where I do have an issue though is the ‘theming’ of each month’s boxes, I’m not always sure that the products fit into the relevant themes.
For those of you who don’t know about Glossybox it is a monthly subscription-based make-up and skincare box. Each box costs £10 plus P&P and contains 5 goodies (some full-size products and some sample sizes), the retail prices of which add up to way more than the £10 you pay for it. It is a way for consumers to try out new products and for brands to get their products known, and there is usually a good mix of well-known brands and some less-well-known or new brands in each box. I was pleased with the contents in this month’s box (apart from the perfume sample) but I am thinking seriously about whether or not I continue to renew my subscription. If you are interested in signing up to Glossybox visit their website.
Want to know what I got in last month’s October Glossybox? Read all about it here.
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