Glossybox January 2014

Glossybox January 2014 BoxPIN IT

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.

Glossybox January 2014 contentsPIN IT

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

Vintage Co TweezersPIN IT

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.

Anatomicals Puffy the Eye Bag Slayer patches


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.

Montagne Jeunesse Face Mask Sachets 


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.

Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash


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.

*PR Sample



  • madeline connolly
    January 31, 2014

    passion peel of love it make my skin soft and clean

    • Sascha BG
      madeline connolly
      February 2, 2014

      They’re good value for what they are, aren’t they? Glad you like them xx

  • Jas
    February 2, 2014

    I have sensitive skin but just some of the Montagne Jeunesse work great for me. Mostly the hydrating ones. (I love both chocolate masks they have)

    But you’re right about those being not gentle on sensitive skin. For me, the exfoliating ones are a huge no-no :(.

    • Sascha BG
      February 2, 2014

      You do have to tread carefully with some of them; even my skin which isn’t sensitive to suck things at all takes quite a punishing from a few of these! Worth it though as skin is left feeling and looking brilliant 🙂

      Glad to hear that you can use these as at least that means some people with sensitive skin can use them! xx

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