Cherry Pie : Glossybox November 2011

24 November 2011

Glossybox November 2011

There seems to be a pattern immerging with GlossyBox, in the way that one month people will be heaping huge amounts of praise on them, and the next, they'll be bitterly disappointed and demanding refunds.

To be honest, I think there's absolutely no need for it. When we signed up to GlossyBox, we knew what we were getting in to, so, if one month you don't like a box then it's really simple to unsubscribe instead of being damn right rude on the company's Facebook page. I subscribed a while back and missed out on two months worth of boxes, I couldn't bare to be missing out so signed up again and am really glad I did. I'm by no means disappointed with this months box and am extremely excited for the Christmas box!

Glossy Box November

Glossy Box November

What was in the box?

  • Arbonne FC5 Ultra Hydrating Hand Crème
    Soothing crème moisturises hands, leaving a healthy appearance and skin feeling smooth and refreshed.

  • Dead Sea Spa Magik Dead Sea Bath Salts
    2011 Beauty Awards winner. Fantastic for alleviating dry skin conditions as well as natural exfoliant, Dead Sea Bath Salts remarkably improves skin texture.

  • Illamasqua Freak Eau De Parfum
    Celebrate the night with Freak, the dangerously exotic first fragrance from cult British beauty brand, Illamasqua.

  • Monu Revitalising Moisturiser
    A light, easily absorbed cream to revive and soften the skin. With soothing Cucumber, Elderflower and Mallow Extracts.

  • Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps
    The new Nail Rock designer nail wrap range is designed to last up to 7 days on nails and 8 weeks on toes. They wont chip or stain the nail, require no drying time and deliver on trend style in just 15 minutes.

    Glossybox Illamasqua Freak Eau De Parfum

    Glossybox Monu Revitalising Moisturiser

    Glossybox Arbonne FC5 Ultra Hydrating Hand Crème

    Glossybox Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps

    Glossybox Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps

    Glossybox Dead Sea Spa Magik Dead Sea Bath Salts

    I'll admit that I looked at a few reviews Online before I got my box and it seems that we all got a few different things to each other, which is great as we can all swap and change to get what we want?

    I was really hoping for the Illamasqua Freak Eau De Parfum as I was interested in giving it a little sniff, and there was no way I was going to pay £59 for it without trying it first. I have to say, I don't really like it! It's much too strong for me and when I put it on yesterday, Vince said I smelt like a man! Obviously, people's tastes differ so I'm sure someone else will absolutely love it.

    I was really excited to see some Black and White Nail Rock Wraps in the box, as I've never tried them before! I would have preferred a more exciting design, perhaps the red lace ones, but these will do! I've used nail wraps in the past and they're tricky so I'll have to let you know how I get on with these! They'll be great for putting on just before my work experience starts! I'll be sure to post some pics!

    The Monu Revitalising Moisturiser and the Arbonne FC5 Ultra Hydrating Hand Crème are both products I've never heard of or tried before, but this is what GlossyBox is all about, and they both sound lovely and right up my street. The moisturiser is for Normal/Combination skin and mine is particularly sensitive and dry so I'm not sure whether I'll be using it on a daily basis, but it does seem lovely. It smells great and sinks in pretty fast as well as being a really good size, so I'm pleased!

    I'm in desperate need of hand crème as I suffer with Psoriasis and am constantly trying out products in the hope that they wont trigger it. It contains fresh Kiwi cell extracts which means it smells amazing and you only need a tiny pea sized amount which means it will last ages!

    Last, but not least, lets discuss the Dead Sea Spa Magik Dead Sea Bath Salts, which have caused a lot of controversy over the past few days. People expect 'high-end' products in the box and I can see why they might be disappointed, but...and that's a big but, has no one but me ever heard that the Dead Sea is pretty much the best place in the world to go to for skin conditions and complaints? Dip yourself in the Dead Sea and your skin will transform, but as we can't all travel thousands of miles to try it out so these bath salts are the next best thing!

    I was probably looking forward to the Bath Salts more than any other product in the box! I believe people are put off by the plastic bag packaging, but look at the amount of salts you get, that's enough for about a hundred baths! The product is a 2011 Beauty Award winner which is why they've been put in the box. They alleviate dry and flaky skin conditions - which I suffer with and they also help soften and improve the skin. I can't wait to run myself a bath and try these out, I just need to keep them hidden away from my mum who is bound to steal them!

    I'm extremely happy with this box, and if you noticed on the pink piece of card it was labelled as 'The Christmas Gift Guide Part 1' which means Part 2 can only get better! When people open the boxes, I think they broadcast their opinions straight away, before having a read through and proper look at all the products. If you're expecting Nars and other high-end make-up every month then you've probably not understood the reason for the box and I'd advise you to unsubscribe, but personally I love this box and can't wait to see where Glossybox goes in the future.

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    1. I always love reading the reviews on glossybox, I think it's a really great idea but something I've decided not to do myself because of lack of funds atm. Signing up to something like that means you have to be prepared that you won't always get products you love so I think it's really rude of people to be complaining about it!
      I'm most interested in the nail wraps I think, I keep reading so much about them and really want to give them a try :)
      Take care <3 Holz oxo

    2. Eeek I know! People really laid into them on the fb page which was a bit much! I didn't like the box very much and there weren't too many products I liked last month either (although I like the Monu skin perfecter) so I've unsubscribed and signed up for feel unique beauty box instead. It's not GB's fault I just think I'd prefer to try a different box! I think that's the point, you can swap and change in order to try different things. Great review.

    3. You've written such an indepth review which is great! Like you say I've seen lots of short and rude reviews but people can't expect Glossybox to read their minds and give them exactly what they want every month. I can't afford to sign up but should be getting 1 in the post soon which I am excited to try! xo

    4. I definitely agree with you about the boxes. If you're not prepared to get products that might not be perfect for you then a beauty box probably isn't the right thing. I really want to try the Feel Unique one - when I have some money!

    5. I got my first one today! Can't wait to try everything out!

    6. Great review, I'm considering signing up to this myself now too!
      Love the blog, i'm now a follower!
      Would be nice if you could check my blog out and if you like follow me too! I'm just starting out so trying to get some support! Thank you, love Loxxxx

    7. I never knew Illamasqua made perfume, silly me! Those nail wraps look awesome!

    8. Fantastic honest review. I was not looking forward to my box after seeing so many negative comments. I resisted having a peek until I received mine and was very pleasantly surprised with my box.
      I really couldn't see any need for the moaning! xx

    9. I totally agree about Glossybox - some months you'll get stuff you love and some months you won't, that's the whole point of getting samples so you can try stuff out without wasting money on the full product!

      Gillian x

    10. I love reading your review. I found it very entertaining. I must say, that you will be lucky if you get what you want in Glossybox but you can't blame them if you don't. They do it random. So expect anything if you subscribe.

    11. those nail wraps look amazing <3

    12. I'm having a Glossy Box Giveaway, check it out :)

    13. Oh you must try Dream Cream from Lush it is amazing for eczema or psoriasis really, really good, I had really bad eczema on my shins (bit odd lol) and it disappeared after a few months, my friend had psoriasis on her hands and it cleared up after a few weeks! It's sooooo good! I'm thinking of getting a glossy box subscription in the new year....thank you for your review xxx Laura xxx


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