It’s Beauty Box Day on the blog today as I’ve managed to be uncharacteristically organised, and get both posts ready for the same day – starting with a good ol’ nose at the contents of the September 2016 Glossybox, which has been edited by Annabel Meggeson who is the Beauty Director for Red Magazine, hence the sexy red box.
The Glossybox September 2016 is a very good mix with two make-up bits, three skincare bits and a polish, all of which are from decent, relatively well-known brands; I can usually open up a beauty box and know within a few moments whether the majority of subscribers will be happy, and I think this box will hopefully appeal to everyone!
I have a very love/hate relationship with sheet masks as I do think they’re one of the best ways to infuse skin with hydration, but I also HATE the clammy feeling of applying them. The Vitamasques Hydro Face Mask sounds rather interesting, promising 120 hours of hydration provided in a gel sheet rather than the cotton that we’ve become accustomed to. I have a terrible soft spot for the decadence of anything Rodial, especially their make-up range, so I’m very happy to see the Rodial Smokey Eye Pen included in the box. The L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam is another great inclusion as I do love a bit of L’Occitane and I’ve found they are one of the few brands who manage to make cleansing foams that feel lovely and gentle and don’t strip skin.
I really like sample-sized mascaras as I do think it’s quite tricky to use up a full-sized mascara before it turns goopy and difficult to work with, so the inclusion of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara works for me! My box contained the waterproof version but I believe the original will be in some boxes too. The Revlon Gen Envy Diamond Top Coat is actually a really good product; the only reason it’s so low on my list is because I’m such a devoted Seche Vite fan that it’s unlikely I’ll ever be swayed to another top coat. Finally there’s a sachet of the new The Body Shop face masks which I’m guessing will be a variety and not everyone will get the same as me – I got the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask and I think these are little bonus inclusions rather than actually featured products. The Glossybox September 2016 contents is extremely good and a great one to start with, so if you fancy subscribing, head here – link.
This box looks to me better than most of previous ones and really tempting but I’m still unsure considering that Glossybox didn’t take my fancy before, I’m worried about consistency.
Brittany McFadden says
Check out boxycharm,better boxes!
Thanks, will do!
I know what you mean – I think all of them can be a bit inconsistent unfortunately; it’s tricky as unless they’re packed full of big, high value items, they’re always going to please some and not others.
Bendy Beauty says
PR samples of Glossybox always seem to get one product that’s much higher end/bigger than what’s in the actual subscriber box. One month all the PR sample boxes had eye palettes but the subscribers got temporary tattoos…
That’s a real shame, sorry to hear that – do you mean the MUA palette or was there a different one? As I definitely remember seeing the MUA palette in non PR boxes.
Bendy Beauty says
No, it was several months ago now and I have no idea what brand the palette in the pictures I saw was. I just remember we all got stick on tattoos and other disappointing stuff that month.
That’s a real shame.