It’s been a few months since I’ve posted about Glossybox which is a shame as the past couple of boxes have been rather wonderful and worthy of a decent write-up, however their arrival clashed with my whole ‘getting used to being a mummy’ time slot, so they didn’t get a mention.
Unfortunately the January 2014 Glossybox isn’t much to write home about, and most people’s reviews appear to echo my feelings too. First let me show you what’s included in order of my favourites:
The Vintage Cosmetics Company Floral Tweezers
I’m listing these first as not only are they pretty to look at, from a functional point of view they’re extremely handy as I managed to get nail glue on my main tweezers so I’ve been meaning to invest in a new set for ages! From what I can see, it was just the floral variant sent out to everyone, but I could be wrong.
If fun and cutely named beauty is your thing then you’ll no doubt already be a fan of Anatomicals. I believe it was Glossybox who included their facial spritz which I really enjoyed using last year (until I started breaking out, but that might’ve been due to overuse as I really did pile it on!) so I was happy to see another item from the brand in this box. 2 sets were included so there’s enough for two uses.
The Montagne Jeunesse face masks are quite controversial as a few people have had dodgy skin reactions to them; you get a surprisingly hardcore treatment from these sachets (check out my full review here) so they’re not for anyone with sensitive skin and to be honest I’d recommend anyone trying these for the first time to patch test first.
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
Check out these teeny tiny little squirts of moisturisers! No wonder they felt the need to include 2. Apparently they’re quite deceptive as a little goes a long way, and people seem quite excited about their multi-use appeal. I haven’t tried this myself, but I get the impression it’s a cheaper and less emollient take on 8 Hour Cream/Flash Balm.
Unless it’s from a brand that I find intensely exciting (hello Elemis!) then it’s a really struggle for me to get animated about a body wash, especially a rather small sized sample of one. I’m quite unfamiliar with the Balance Me brand, but some of my most trusted Beauty Blogger friends rave about them, so I’ll certainly give this the benefit of the doubt.
I think the main issue with this box is that it looks like a lot of samples; the psychology is that you’ve been conned into spending money on what the brands are happy to give away for free. It’s lots of sachets and minis which I think anyone would struggle to get excited about, so this is sadly not a great offering from Glossybox, but hopefully next month will be better…or at least a little bit bigger! More info on Glossybox can be found here – link.