The Grand Opening of my October Glossy Box

My Glossy Box arrived Saturday 29th October. The reason for the delay was that I’d been informed I would have to cancel my subscription and re-subscribe due to the original credit card expiring. I wasn’t prepared to do this until I had confirmation from Glossy Box that they would transfer my glossy dots. They confirmed this by email and I read the email on my return from holiday.  Here is my opinions of the products in their handy pink box this month:

As this is my fifth Glossy Box I won’t go into too much detail about the box itself. Except to mention it’s very similar to the Boudoir Prive in colour and packaging but it has a shoe box style lift off lid.

I have found uses for all my empty glossy boxes. I have used them as gift boxes. They the best gift boxes in my opinion out of all the beauty boxes (Amarya, Boudoir Prive, Carmine and Feel Unique) due to the discreet branding and the romance of a pink gift box with a lift off lid. I have also used them to drawer organisers with the lids off. I keep a fascinator in another and craft bits in another. Glossy Box boxes are good.

Time for my impressions on the box contents:

Dermalogica Age Smart – MultiVitamin Thermafoliant (15ml)

Now I’ve realised this is a face wash I’m looking forward to trying it. Although I still love my Age Defiance Wipes. I have been a little converted to actually washing my face by the Murad Cleanser from the August Glossy Box.

Dermalogica Age Smart – Multivitamin Power Recover Masque (15ml)

Less than thrilled with this just because of the time and forward planning needed for a face mask. I am too lazy to invest time doing this when I have been sold on BIOeffect since it’s inclusion in the June Glossy Box.

Dermalogica Age Smart – Renewal Lip Complex (1ml) with beauty bag

Liking this low effort lip stuff and know I will use it because it’s easy to use. The beauty bag is alright, it’s a bit masculine looking to be enthused about though.

Leighton Denny Expert Nails – Colour & Care

I got the blue one ‘Sex Kitten’. I have tested this and I love the quality of the product. Whilst I would definitely have preferred the pink one ‘Babydoll’ and I am in the process of obtaining it through Beauty Box Swaps. I am keeping hold of Sex Kitten too because when I tested it I discovered it’s more silver than blue.

Stila – Smudge Stick Waterproof eyeliner (In Moray)

Was excited about this but the colour isn’t right for my colouring. So it’s consigned to Beauty Box Swaps I reckon. Had this been included in the box in a more universal colour I would have been thrilled with it.

Robert Piguet – Eau de Parfums

3 small sample bottles in an organza bag. The good news is I like two of the smells. My favourite is Visa which is similar to Thierry Muglar’s Angel but nicer in my opinion. I also like Calypso a more subtle and romantic fragrance. I am also pleased Glossy Box included the bag as I needed something to prettily accomodate all the many mini perfume samples beauty boxes keep sending us 😉

How do I rate the October Box overall? Sadly this is my least favourite Glossy Box to date. This is because although it’s not by any means a hopeless box. In my opinion it’s not as good as the others I have received from them. I think 50% of the box being dominated by one brand was a mistake.  I am also disappointed that the wow Stila product was not provided in a shade more suited to my colouring.

I am fortunately a loyal Glossy Box customer due to the many beauty gems they have introduced me to over the last 5 months. I am hoping this months ‘ok but not great box’ was a blip and normal service will be resumed next month. I think Glossy Box will need to up their game from this months box with new beauty box on the block  Carmine to consider.

The advantage of getting my box at the end of the month? Not long to wait for November’s box… yay!

November 1, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . beauty, beauty box, make-up. 2 comments.