I have heard mixed reviews about Beauty Boxes and whether or not they are worth the money, and have fancied trying one for a while now. I eventually decided to go for Glossybox after a bit of googleing and reading reviews (I found this review from Elle very useful) I liked the idea of it being aimed at beauty junkies and there are loads of well known and expensive brands on board with them. At £10 and £2.95 P+P it isn't cheap, but you have to consider the worth of the products included. After getting an email last night to say my first Glossybox was on it's way, I was very excited to see the courier man turn up this morning! It also gave me a good excuse to abandon my essay again :).
The first thing I noticed was the lovely packaging. Even the cardboard box the Glossybox comes in is gorgeous. I love the pink box (valentines themed this month) and will definitely be keeping these as storage boxes if they are always this pretty.
I was impressed to see four large products and only one miniature, although only the eyeshadow palette and lipstick are full retail size. You even get a heart shaped lolly which is a nice touch.
Included were two body products:
Anatomicals Rose body cleanser £5 for 300mls (150mls included) this smells gorgeous and I'm looking forward to using it. I love the bright packaging.
Docteur Renaud Raspberry Soft Cream £25 for 50mls (30ml included). I love this one, it actually does smell like raspberry, I usually find moisturisers smell rubbish so this is lovely. I have heard really good reviews about the brand too, so I'm looking forward to trying it.
Now the beauty products:
ModelCo Eyeshadow Duo Palette in Bronzed Goddess £18. I love neutral shades for day-to-day wear so was happy to see the lovely gold and shimmery brown shades.
Helen E Lipstick in Cafe au Lait £8 full size included. I'm not too sure about the colour of this but I'll give it a go.
And finally Micabella Mineral Blush in Terra Cotta £34.95 for 9g (0.8g included). This looks a little orangey, but could be quite a nice natural shade. Mineral powders are always popular so I'll be interested to see whether or not it is any better than my normal blush.
I totted up the worth of the products included and as far as I can work out, the value of the box is around £42 which is amazing to say it cost £10. I probably won't use the lipstick but still fantastic value for the products included. I wasn't sure how I would feel when I ordered it, but I will be ordering next months box. It's a lovely little treat to receive every month and I like the surprise of finding out what is included.
I will add some reviews once I've had chance to try them out!
Do any of you subscribe to Beauty Boxes? Which do you think are best and have you had any amazing products sent?