Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Glossy Box; February 2012

So February GlossyBox. I really don't know how to start off this review, the majority of people I've spoken to have been massively under-whelmed/disappointed with this box. I haven't yet formed an opinion of it. The box contains brands I have never heard of, so in that respect GlossyBox have done well, but the actual products aren't really WOW! products. With the only full size product costing a mere £1.99, doesn't really make you feel like its £12.95 well spent.
But none the less, i shall show what products i got and tell you what information i can.... Enjoy.

I did take a picture of the outer packaging, but then i thought most people know what this looks like by now, so i shan't include it.

I Apologies for the Blurriness.

So, this month we got 3 bits of paper, the usual card telling us about the products, another advertising London Fashion Week, and a little business card that says " Expect the unexpected, www.glossybox.co.uk/mysterybox, Check from February 24th" Very intriguing! 
So, onto the products....

In My Box I Received;

- Paul Mitchell, Round Trip
- Duwop, Venom Lipgloss
- BM Beauty, Pure Mineral Eyeshadow
- Dr Bronner, Magic Liquid Soap
- Como Shambhala, Invigorate Body Lotion

Paul Mitchell Round Trip

Now i don't know if GlossyBox have started using our beauty profiles but if they have, Bravo, because i actually received a product for curly hair, i was very impressed! (i know one of the others available was for straight hair)
What GlossyBox Says; This liquid curl definer is fast-drying for enhanced curls in an instant.
I'm yet to use this, but the consistency of it is quite nice, its not very sticky and smells REALLY good and it did dry quickly on the back of my hand. I'm always looking for new hair products to try and tame my unruly locks! so i look forward to trying it out.
Paul Mitchell products are available here for £12.95/200ml. In GlossyBox I got a 25ml sample.

DuWop Venom Gloss; 'Combining subtle tinted lipgloss with DuWop's lip venom to create Venom Gloss*'
* Please note the Lip Venom may cause a light tingling sensation upon application.
I'm not a massive lipgloss fan, i tend to find them too sticky, or end up just licking them off. This ones in such a cute little tube, its also a really nice colour 'Buttercup' its quite nude, but packed with sparkle, I've done a swatch but weather you can really tell or not, i don't know.

When i swatched it there was a strong smell of Cinnamon, which is often put in lipglosses that are meant to 'plump' the lips, but also a vanilla-ry scent. Once applied, it didn't actually feel to sticky, so i may get on with this gloss, so far I'm quite liking it. the tingle it gives bearable and isn't a horrible burning sensation like some 'plumping' glosses give. The taste reminds me of American root beer.
I cant actually find where you can buy this but apparently it is £16/10.4ml, it just doesn't say where to but it. We received a 5ml sample.

Next Up BM Beauty Pure Mineral Eyeshadow, I LOVE the colour i received, and I've actually been swapping some stuff to try and get some other colours. So far this is my favourite product in the box. I love the texture and the pigment, just everything about it.

The colour I got is called Dusty Road, its a gold/neutral colour full of sparkle, its one of the most shimmering/glittery eye shadows i think I've come across!
What GlossyBox Says; 'Award winning pure mineral eyeshadow. Cruelty free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans'
So really its a win win product.
BM Beauty products are available here. The eyeshadow costs £7.00/2g, we received a 1g sample.

Dr Bronner, Magic Liquid Soap; 'A combination or organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils, together with pure essential oils.'
This was the only full sized product I received (59ml) I'm not going to lie i am slightly disappointed, not only is this a TINY full sized product, i also got the unscented baby-mild variation, when there are so many gorgeous scents floating around including Almond & Rose, so I'm hoping I'll be to swap for a yummy flavour as, i am looking forward to trying this product, as it seems like the all-in-one miracle product, that you can use, on your scalp, body, as massage oil, in face packs there seems to be a million uses for it.
Dr Bronner's full range is available here. The liquid soap costs £1.99/59ml

Last but not least is, Como Shambhala, Invigorate body lotion; 'A revitalising blend of essential oils that puts you in a perfectly uplifted mood.' This moisturiser, smells amazing, it contains Eucalyptus, lavender and peppermint, it smells like a cross between the Bamford body lotion and the Figs & Rouge balm (from previous reviews) It sinks into the skin beautifully!
Como Shambhala is available here for £20.00/300ml. In GlossyBox i got a 50ml sample.

Despite, alot of bad reviews, I'm not all that disappointed with this months GlossyBox, its introduced me to brands I'd never heard of and products i may not have ever purchased, but really like. Which is exactly what i signed up for.
I'd love to hear what everyone else got in there boxes, and what you thought of this months box? AND what you think of the mystery box being revealed in a few days time!?

Lots of Love


  1. I'm intrigued about this 'mystery box'

    I loved the lipgloss, great post!


    1. So am i! i'm a little bit excited haha. I was very pleasently suprised by the lipgloss as i dont often like them, but this ones a keeper :)
      Thanks for reading my blog :D