Given that it has been a year (!!) since I started my Glossybox subscription, I thought what better way to celebrate than a recap on my favourites for the past 12 months…
Glossy box is a British founded online company that offers a monthly subscription service for deluxe beauty products.
What You Get
Each month you will get five deluxe beauty miniatures that have been carefully selected by a team of beauty experts. The beauty products delivered in each box are based on your beauty profile (that you complete at registration). Each month the contents are a surprise and consist of a mixture of mini and full sized products.
In addition to the products you get:
- A beautifully designed and packaged box. Some months the box is a limited edition design. This is where Glossybox has collaborated with another company (either retailer, designer or artist) to produce the one off box.
- Information cards, providing pricing, details and company information for each product.
There are four plans that you can choose from:
- 3 month plan which is £9.50 per month
- 6 month plan which is £9 per month
- Monthly plan which is £10 per month
- 12 month plan which is £8.50 per month
On top of this is a delivery (Royal Mail) charge of £3.25.
I opted for the monthly plan initially. This allows you to cancel your subscription at any point. However, given that it is a year down the line and I still in love with this, I should probably consider changing my subscription.
Onto the favourites…
Item: Eyelash Primer
Company: Manna Kadar Cosmetics
Cost: £15.29 ($24)
This primer is perfect if you fancy more volumised lashes. Just pop it on before your mascara and voila!
July 2015 – The French Box
Item: Lip Balm in “Delicieuse”
Company: Lollipops Makeup
This is a great little lip balm that helps repair, protect and nourish tired lips. I tend to use it before I go to bed for night time replenishment.
Item: Enhancing Serum
Company: Noxi Doxi
I love this serum; I use it before moisturising to hydrate my skin. Lovely consistency.
Item: Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturising Gel
Company: Etre Belle
This moisturising gel is great for brightening the face and increasing elasticity. I tend to use it before I got to bed and its great as it does not leave you feeling sticky or wet like some gel moisturisers.
Item: Pout Paint in “Rosette” shade 158
This bright fuchsia lip stain is great on its own as a gloss or slightly smeared on the lips for a tint underneath other pout products. I tend to pair it with a lighter pink gloss during the day and have it on its own for a dramatic effect at night.
Item: Zap! Zap! Zap! Get That Chap – Day and Night Spot Stick
Given that I am not blessed with spot free skin, I was a little dubious as to whether this would work. But it really is great. I generally use the night side before I go to bed and this seems to work a treat!
Item: Miracle Worker
Company: Umberto Giannini
This revitalising serum is great for dry, frizzy or coarse hair. It can be used before bed for deep conditioning or prior to blow drying to add shine. I find that using it when I let my hair dry naturally provides a soft, glossy a beautiful smelling result.
Item: Lip Lift Peel
Company: Etre Belle
This lip exfoliator is definitely one of my all-time favourites! Its delicate but amazing at making your lips feel refreshed. I use it the day after I have been on a night out in order to rehydrate my lips.
Item: Crème Fraiche de Beaute Mask
This is a great rescue treatment to instantly sooth skin. It really does leave my skin feeling radiant and is great if you are feeling a little run down.
Item: Flutter Mascara in “Carbon Black”
Company: So Susan
This lovely mascara elongates and thickens your lashes with just one application. I love the gold container, makes it look beautifully elegant.
Item: More Brows Fibre Brow Gel in “Light/Medium”
Company: Model Co Cosmetics
Although I tend to use Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (which I will be posting a review on soon!) this little goody is great if you are in a rush or going for a more natural look. It adds colour and definition without being too harsh or sculpted.
Item: Hand Cream in “Rose Berry Shea Butter”
Company: Fig and Rouge
This little hand cream smells delicious and is a great travel size for your handbag or car. I tend to keep it at my bedside in order to moisturise after painting my nails.
Item: Hair Elasticizer
Company: Philip Kingsley
Probably the most expensive on my favourites list is this pre-shampoo hair product. It really does what it says on the tin offering extra elasticity for tired hair. I find that if I am planning on doing a wavy or curly hair style (as my hair is naturally straight) this is a great product to use beforehand as it provides extra bounce and stretch.
The Overall Verdict
My overall verdict is that this is a great beauty box subscription, with a really good balance of makeup and beauty products, for a fabulous price! However, if you are looking for a box that is just make-up, this wouldn’t be for you. I recommend Glossybox if you love trying different products or are a bit of a newbie when it comes to experimenting!
Thanks for reading!