Glossybox UK March 2016 ‘Get Glowing’

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It’s that time again- Glossybox time! It doesn’t feel that long since I’ve done a Glossybox post, but that’s probably because I also got the Limited Edition ‘Spoil Me Silly’ box this month. Anyway, I arrived home to find my box had been delivered on Friday, just in time for the weekend! This month’s edit is all about giving yourself that ‘glow’ that winter stole, now that we’re embarking upon the spring season. Inside the box there are 6 items, a mixture of makeup, skincare and haircare. 2 of the items are full sized, the rest are travel or sample sized. Let’s take a closer look shall we?

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First up are the -417 Catharsis Vitamin Mineral Shampoo & Conditioner. I do really like receiving hair products, and I like when Glossybox include both the shampoo and conditioner together. I’m not sure what these have got to do with the whole ‘get glowing’ vibe, but they are supposed to leave your hair gleaming, hydrated and lustrous, thanks to the combination of balancing minerals, energising minerals and essential oils in the mix. These are 40ml sizes, the tubes are a tad deceiving, they’re pretty big but only half filled with product. Still, I’m pleased enough with these, I’ll keep them for next time I travel perhaps!

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On to makeup, and the next item is the Collection Speedy Highlighter in ‘Pearl Sheen.’ I’ve received quite a few highlighters from Glossybox in the past year (about 5 since I began my subscription in January ’15) however, I’m not really complaining ‘cos I do love to get my glow on. This is a big chunky stick type crayon that you glide scross cheekbones to give yourself a gorgeous glow. It’s a sort of champagne shade that should suit most skin types. I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about this addition online, I mean yeah its an affordable brand (€4.99 for this in Boots) but as long as its a decent product, price point doesn’t always matter to me. However, I definitely would have preferred the So Susan product that a lot of other subscribers received. I don’t mind getting different items to others, but it is disappointing when the products sent out are of massively different values (we’re talking about €14 in the difference here!) It feels a tad unfair that some boxes are significantly less valuable than others.

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Next up was the item we’s seen a sneak peek of, the Luxie Rose Gold Large Angled Face Brush 504. I mean, this is just gorgeous. Everyone loves a bitta pink and rose gold, right? It’s so pretty and the bristles feel so soft on the skin. This will be perfect for contouring and highlighting, its the right shape for hugging the curves of your face. It reminds me  bit of the Spectrum brush that I received in my February Birchbox, but hey, a girl can never have enough brushes eh?

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On to skincare, the next item is the Hey Honey Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum. This is infused with honey and propolis, and promises to protect skin, leaaving you with a glowing complexion. It’s a nice sample size to try out the product, and the natural ingredients sound interesting. If I’m gonna be nit picking, we only received a serum in the January edit 2 boxes ago, so it’s a bit annyoying to always receive similar items. However, I’ll definitely incorporate this into my skincare routine and report back!

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The final item was the Olay Regenerist Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Cream. Now, this one struck a nerve with me. Firstly, it’s so similar to the last product, why include both in the same box? Secondly, its teeny tiny. Seriously, I’m not impressed with the scabby size of this. It’s a 7ml sample size, the type that the ladies in my local pharmacy throw handfuls of little tubes into my bag whenever I buy something. It’s not even worth much at all, which is a really disappointing addition. Yes it’s a ‘6th item’ but the shampoo & conditioner came as a set, so I feel this item should have been bigger and better. Pretty disappointing one here, Glossybox.

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So, there you have it, the March Glossybox! I hope I didn’t come across as too negative in my review. (I hate sounding moany!) I’m really pleased with the brush, and the hair products look interesting. The serum looks good too (although 2 serums in 3 months is a bit annoying), and the Collection highlighter seems cool, but it doesn’t sit right with me that some subscribers got a much more valuable product. Finally, I can’t be alone in thinking the Olay cream is just a bit of a rubbish inclusion. For a box that costs €19 each month (incl. P&P) I feel that it wasn’t valued highly enough this month. However, I do have high hopes for next month, with the addition of The Body Shop’s Oils Of Life Facial Oil. 

What did you think of this month’s Glossybox? Did you get anything different in your box? Let me know in the comments below!

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10 thoughts on “Glossybox UK March 2016 ‘Get Glowing’

  1. Solifuga says:

    The Collection highlighter looks a lot like So Susan’s Statement Skin. I usually prefer high-end brands, but Collection is really good generally at the price point, they’ve really come on since their cheap and cheerful 90’s stuff when they were known as Collection 2000!

  2. lolarocks says:

    I’ve actually cancelled my subscription after this box as like you I was very disappointed. Last few boxes have either had damages or duplicates and I’d rather spend my money on stuff I’ll use. I’ve tried the shampoo & conditioner and I really like it but guess what? It’s not available over here to buy so what was the point of including it? Sorry now I’m ranting ha ha. Giving thought to either look incredible or cohorted next I think.

    • Just My Look says:

      It does annoy me when they include great stuff that u can’t find in shops nearby! In Ireland we only have glossybox and recently Birchbox, I wish we had more choice!x

  3. steph117 says:

    I wondered about birchbox too. I was going to give glossy box 3 months to impress me before I changed to birch box so we will see what April has in store. They might change my mind yet.

    I totally agree with you about the olay though. It was teeny. Also so jealous that you got the spoil me silly box. It’s beautiful. Xx

    • Just My Look says:

      Yeah the Limited Edition box was brilliant! Give it a go for a couple months, over the course of a year that I’ve been subscribed I’ve loved most of the boxes!x

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