Whilst on holiday I was lucky enough to receive an email from the girls at GlossyBox asking if I wanted to try out their September GlossyBox, so of course I said yes! I’ve been wanting to try it out for a while now after seeing other bloggers post their boxes, but have admittedly been a bit nervous to try out their subscription service as I like to know what I’m getting.
If you haven’t heard of it before, GlossyBox is a monthly subscription service that send out a lovely little box of 5 sample-sized (occasionally the odd full-size too!) beauty goodies straight to your door for £10 + £2.95 postage per month, with no minimum subscription term. There might be brands you’ve heard of in the boxes, but GlossyBox mostly pride themselves on giving you access to newer niche products that you might not normally have heard of.
So here’s what I received in my September GlossyBox:
1. Plum by Mary Greenwell EDP
2. L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil
3. StriVectin SD Eye Concentrate
4. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
5. HD Brows Eye & Brow Palette
I have mixed views on these four products. The Eye Concentrate obviously doesn’t appeal to me at the tender age of 20, as I’m not too concerned about any fine lines around my eyes, so I can’t really comment on this one. Also, the perfume sample Plum isn’t really my cup of tea. I prefer much sweeter scents and this is a little ‘grown up’ for myself.
The Mythic Oil is lovely though! A squirt or two of this on your hair is great, it gives it a subtle shine without any greasiness and has a lovely smell which isn’t strong or overpowering. Also love the multi-purpose Nuxe dry oil as you can use it on your face, body or hair. Obviously good for me as I have just come back from holiday and it softens up any dry flaky bits on my face/body.
A clear ‘winner’ of this month’s GlossyBox is the HD Brows Eye & Brow palette! Mine did come a bit battered (see the left hand side of the lightest shade) so apologies if it looks a little grubby. I have quite sparse eyebrows and have currently been using a Mac eyeshadow to fill mine in, but this is a lovely replacement! The brush is very diddy, but great at picking up the product and there is a range of shades that can be used either for your eyebrows, or just as regular eyeshadow. They boast 24 hour lasting power, so we shall see how mine fair.
I might just be convinced to purchase my very own GlossyBox subscription after this. I think although there may be the odd product you aren’t in love with, these boxes are great at offering a nice range of new beauty products to try out. And there’s always a stand-out product every month, which makes it worthwhile.
Have you tried GlossyBox? What are your thoughts on GlossyBox & other monthly beauty subscription services?