Glossybox – October 2013
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The theme of this month’s Glossybox is Dark Romance, with a focus on dark berry lips and illuminated skin, to help get recipients into the Halloween spirit. There’s a focus on skincare products this month which I am fairly pleased about, and another Glossybox magazine too which I enjoyed reading more than last month’s.
So, now onto the products….
The first product is a small 20ml bottle of Illuminating Primer SPF 15 from natural skincare brand Monu. I received a moisturiser from Monu in one of the Glossyboxes over the Summer and I was really pleased with it, plus I love the fact that this primer contains sun protection SPF, so I am hoping that this product will be a good one. It can be used on its own for a flawless illuminating finish to skin, or as a base for make-up. A full size 50ml tube of Illuminating Primer SPF 15 from Monu is priced at £22.
The next product is a small 20ml bottle of Moisturising Smoothie Serum from Premae. At first glance I thought this was a haircare product, but it’s actually a skin serum aimed at combination skin containing 100% natural lemongrass oil. I don’t know too much about the benefits of this product yet, but I do have combination skin so I will be trying this out straight away and will be reviewing it very soon. A full size 50ml bottle of Moisturising Smoothie Serum costs around £22.50.
I am rather excited about the third product in this month’s Glossybox – a small 30g herbal Cleansing Bar from Gamila Secret. I do like cleansing bars as they are so quick and easy to use, but there aren’t many of them around. This product contains all-natural ingredients and the background of the cleansing bar and its founder Gamila Hiar is explained in this month’s Glossybox magazine. A full size Cleansing Bar Soap from Gamila Secret retails at £22.
The only make-up item in the October Glossybox is a full-size 12ml bottle of Cherub’s Blush Cheek & Lip Tint from Me Me Me Cosmetics. I am assuming that this is going to be a bit like the ever-popular Bene-tint from Benefit, so I am looking forward to trying it out but I’m not sure if this a product that I will really use on a regular basis. This product retails at £5.50.
The final, and rather disappointing, product is a 1.5ml sample phial of Killer Queen Eau de Parfum from Katy Perry. I’m not a big fan of these tiny perfume samples, and during the Glossybox profiling process I was asked if I was interested in receiving perfume phial samples as part of my subscription and I said I wasn’t….. Anyway, I will try this perfume out for the purposes of reviewing it but it will probably end up going to my sister who likes to keep a mini perfume in her handbag when she goes out. Killer Queen Eau de Parfum from Katy Perry starts at £22.99 for 30ml.
Well, that’s it from my Dark Romance Glossybox this month. Keep an eye on Beauty Best Friend over the coming weeks as I will be reviewing all of these products in full.
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 around 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 September Glossybox? Read all about it here.
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