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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Glossybox January 2013 Review

I Hope today is the first and last time I have to write a vaguely negative Glossybox review. I know not everyone  receives the same items so if you subscribe there is always a chance that you will consistently get the "good" items each month. Having had a look at a few other blogs, the products this month were generally decent so don't let my box deter you!
This months theme was Detox. This is pretty apt for the new year, but considering we don't receive the box until half way through the month I think its moot. Is it only me who detoxes at the beginning of the month?

I'm quite liking the new booklet. A few bloggers have said it looks cheap, but I disagree. Although the Postcard looked more professional this is much nicer. Its more like a mini magazine which is cool.

I will get the negative bit done and dusted quickly-I think this is probably what annoyed me so much this month. Glossybox is a PAID subscription service, I do not want to have an item included in my box that I can get for free myself. I have tried this face mask before, and I do quite like it but not enough to buy the full sized products. For those of you who did not receive this and want to try it, go into the Sanctuary skincare section and help yourself to the FREE samples. It smells like earl grey tea, which is yummy and warms up nicely. I didn't notice any difference in my skin after using it though.

I like this product and I have wanted to try something from Murad for a while because, as a brand, it gets rave reviews online. I got the Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for eyes. It is a teeny tiny sample, which as an eye cream is just about okay because a little goes a long way. This sample is still worth 13.30. My under eyes are atrocious so hopefully this will fix the situation, it claims to give 'immediate hydration that firms and awakens the delicate eye are'. Here's to hoping!

I have heard of Monu but I don't know much about the brand or products so i'm excited to give this a go. Its the Instant Radiance Micro Exfoliant. This sample is worth 4.35. It should last long enough for me to get a good idea of whether I like it enough to buy the full size. 

I have never heard of Eco-Boutique before and this body lotion hasn't given me the best first impression. It smells okay, although it's not what i'd usually go for; like cucumber. It moisturises well enough but the tiny bottle is only enough to do my arms and legs, maybe. Its only available in a set usually, which i don't think i'm interested in buying. The value of this sample is 85p.

The only make up product this month is BM Beauty Dewy Perfection Finishing Powder. I'm looking forward to trying this although i'm not sure how I'll manage to open it and get my brush in without getting it everywhere. BM Beauty is the 'brain child' of  Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, which doesn't give me high hopes to be honest, but i'm always happy to try make up. This diddy little pot has a value of 2.00

This months extra 6th item is a sleeping mask, its a really nice idea but personally I won't be using it. If anything, synthetic fabric on my face is going to prevent me sleeping not aid it. I would have much preferred at least one full-sized product in this months box. Considering how satisfied I have been with previous boxes I can forgive Glossybox for this one! The total value of this months box is 20.50.
What did you get in your box this month?
xoxo Kirsty



  1. Interesting box, but it doesn't really excite me to be honest!

  2. Wow, that was pretty disappointing to be honest!

    I would have loved the sleeping mask as I have trouble sleeping with any light and my partner likes to read in bed. The MURAD cream would have been nice too but everything else looks pretty average! Such a shame!

    1. I hope next months box makes up for it haha. The murad cream is nice but it's the tiniest sample ever :/ xo

  3. I'm getting my first ever Glossybox in a few days, I hope I get the finishing powder!
    Sophie xx


    1. I hope you get some cool stuff in yours :) fingers crossed for the finishing powder! Xo


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