Monday, 28 May 2012

Glossy Box; May 2012

This months GlossyBox was a special 'Birthday' Edition as GlossyBox has now been around for 1 whole year! So, HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY GLOSSYBOX! I've not been a subscriber since the very beginning unfortunately, when i found out about glossybox there was a waiting list!! and i couldn't get my first box until August or September. I've been subscribed since one of those months.
Well anyway, everyone had VERY high hopes for this months box, and to be honest, once everyone starts getting their hopes up, your bound to be disappointed, no? I feel sorry for glossybox, every month they seem to get complaint after complaint. If people don't like what they're getting, or they don't like the fact the box is a mystery every month, then don't pay your £12.95 to keep a subscription you're just going to complain about every month. Save you're money and buy something you KNOW you'll like.
The whole point of the boxes is to introduce new brands, brands you might necessarily not be able to afford, brands you wouldn't normally purchase. You aren't meant to like every single thing you get given, its a massive bonus if you do, but the whole point is to TRY stuff. I know a lot of the issues people have are with the values of the boxes and the fact there is such a variety of products. Which i totally understand, this month i would have liked HD Brows as much as the next person, but at the end of the day its just luck of the draw. So its just something people just have to get over. I'm sure the people at GlossyBox work hard to get the samples they get, and if they could please everyone, I'm sure they would also do that. So when you get next months box, how about cutting them some slack, and perhaps head over to Beauty Box Swaps (linked at the side) where you can exchange the products you perhaps don't like for something you love. Its not the end of the world remember, and worse things happen at sea ;)

Huge apology for that rant. I didn't actually mean that to happen, but my hands just wouldn't stop typing. I shall just move on to what i received in my box this month.

I love the tissue paper in this months box, its so cute and the ribbon has Anniversary box printed along it. Little touches like that make it feel a little more special. Though i think they should start using that tissue paper every month!

The Contents;

- Noble Isle Summer Rising Bath & Shower Gel
- Lolita Lempicka L'Eau en Blane & Si Lolita
- Weleda Face Cream/Body Milk
- Uniqone All In One Hair Treatment
- Let's Go Lashes
- Glossy Box Birthday Balloon
- Glossy Box Compact Mirror

Noble Isle, Summer Rising Bath & Shower Gel
"An immaculate fragrance evoking the beginnings of summer. Noble Isle is a new British bath & body brand inspired by natural and cultural riches of the British Isles."
Now i don't know if everyone got the same flavour, or whether Glossy Box did this on purpose, but i got the scent 'Cornish Hedgerows' I don't know if you all know this, but i actually live in Cornwall! I'd be interested if there was other scents floating around, or if that was the only one? This scent, has a really familiar smell to it, but i cant put my finger on what it is, i want to say its a perfume I've smelt before, but i just cant be sure, its one of those smells. But i really love it. I got a 75ml Sample full size is 250ml and retails for £20.00 and is available here 

Lolilata Lempicka, L'Eau en Blan & Si Lolita
"Discover Lolita Lempicka's feminine world where Parisian chic meets fantasy fairy tale to create the perfect fragrance"
I cant describe fragrance at all, so I'm just going to tell you, that i liked both of them, but i doubt i will purchase either.

Weleda, Face Cream/Body Milk
"Weleda products only contain natural ingredients grown biodynamically to help restore health and maintain wellbeing."
I don't actually know what my product really is, as the whole packaging and everything is in every language apart from English, from my very little language knowledge i think I've worked out that its a wild rose night cream? I've not opened it yet so I'm afraid i cant tell you much about it, and i cant read the box so i don't really know anything about it. So yeah, sorry about that.

Uniqone, All In One Hair Treatment
"The first leave-on mask on the market that offers the 10 main benefits hair needs. The ideal partner for every day use for the best stylists and their most demanding customers."
This stuff smells AMAZING, I cant describe the smell, but its like the yummiest hairdresser smell ever. Its in a spray bottle and it really wasn't what i was expecting, i assumed sprays were like watery, but this is a bit thicker and like creamy. This may be the product I've been searching for. Since having my hair cut i have to blow dry and straighten my fringe, so i need a heat protector, but i also get terrible frizz, so i need something for that, my hairs also really dry so i need something for that. That's already 3 products, but this little beauty claims to do all of them plus more! i cannot wait to try it! The only downside, is that its only available in salons and I bet there isn't one in the whole of Cornwall that sells it. That'd be just my luck.

Let's Go Lashes
"Available in 40 styles, 100% human hair, incredibly easy to apply and re-usable"
Lashes are lashes. I hardly wear them. But the amount i now have i think I'm gonna start wearing them on a daily basis haha. These ones look fairly natural so might get away with it haha.

So that's my Glossy Box.
Again apologies for the rant at the beginning, I hope you all enjoyed your birthday Glossy Box

What did you get in your box?

Lots of Love



  1. I think you offer a fair point about Glossybox. I reviewed and it and said it wasn't for me as I like scavenging around for stuff and if I end up hating what I've bought then that's down to me!