It’s that time of the month again, Glossybox time! It seemed like I was waiting forever for this box to arrive, so I was delighted when I arrived home from work last night to find it waiting for me! The shipping seemed really slow this month, I noticed customers in the UK posting about their boxes from last Tuesday, yet mine arrived almost a week later. It’s difficult to avoid spoilers when us Irish customers are so far behind the Brits 😦
Anyway, this month we were treated to 5 items, 4 of which were full-sized, and a teeny little sweet treat in the box too. Let’s take a closer look at the contents…
First up, I spotted this rather large foil packet, the 111 Skin Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask. It is one of the ever popular ‘sheet mask’ style of face masks, although this one is gold! I think it may be one of those jelly kind of ones? It promises to enhance the absorption of moisture to create a protective barrier that will keep skin perfectly hydrated. Pretty good for winter when a lot of people’s skin will be feeling the effects of the colder weather, this could also be a nice treat for the skin during the party season- a skin hangover cure perhaps! My only complaint is that we got a similar product only 2 boxes ago in the September box, and similar sheet masks for the under eyes in the June box, so while I enjoy products like this, it does feel a little bit repetitive. This is a full-sized item and valued at €23.
Next up, another full-sized item, a pack of 3 Wilkinson Sword Quattro razors. Well, a girl always needs razors I guess… Though let’s be honest, leg shaving becomes less of a priority in the winter when we’re more covered up! Speaking of repetition, we only got Wilkinson Sword razors in the February box, so yeah while I’m happy with the inclusion as I know I’ll use them, they’re hardly the most exciting of additions? Also, whats with the whole ‘raspberry scented handles’ gimmick? Do my razor handles really need to be scented? Bizarre! Wilkinson Sword razors are really good though, so I’m sure they will work well at leaving my pins silky smooth! These retail at €8 a pack.
Next up, the only travel sized item in the box was this hair care product, the Nanogen Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray. Now, at first glance I pulled it out of the box and was like, meh….a little sample, looks a bit medicinal, nothing too exciting. However after reading the product information leaflet, I’m a bit more intrigued to try it out. It is supposedly ‘a salon blowdry in a bottle’ promising to thicken and volumise the hair, leaving it feeling big and bouncy. I’m looking forward to giving this a whirl, as my hair is often really limp and lifeless looking, so anything that gives it a bit of a lift is a winner to me! A full-sized bottle of this costs €12, so this sample is worth about €4.
Next up, another full-sized item with the Ruby Professional Large Tapered Blending Brush. I LOVE getting brushes in my Glossybox, so I was really pleased with this one. I have yet to use this, but even just swirling it on my skin I can already feel how lovely and soft the bristles are, yet they feel firm, so I think this will work really well at blending shadow around the eye, or even applying highlighter on small areas of the face. It’s also a cruelty-free brush with synthetic bristles, which is a plus point. This is valued at €8.
Finally, the last full-sized item is the De Bruyere Beauté Jumbo Eye Pencil in the shade ‘Bubble 07’ As you can see from the swatch above, it’s a really nice khaki-grey shade, perfect for a smokey eye look. It seems to be a really creamy formula which will be easy to apply, I’m looking forward to trying it out. I’m rather rubbish at creating eye looks, so I love eye crayons like this that can create an effortless all over lid look! This is valued at €15.
Finally, as a little bonus, there was a Raffaello chocolate treat included in the box. I’ve heard a lot of hype about these sweeties recently, however it wasn’t really to my taste, I’m not mad on nuts or coconut flavours! I do love when Glossybox add in little extras like this though. They also added in 3 discount codes and voucher cards for various lifestyle and fashion brands, which is great when you’re in the UK but a fat lot of good for us living in Ireland. Glossybox frequently add in £40 vouchers for meal subscription boxes, which can’t be used here, so why bother? It would be great to see them team up with some Irish brands to give discount codes or vouchers for us subscribers in the Emerald Isle.
Anyway, I’m happy enough with this month’s box. I’ll definitely use the brush and the razors, and I’ll use the face mask as a treat some time soon. I’m hoping the eye pencil and hair thickening spray work out well for me! So although it wasn’t the most exciting of boxes, I think it is one of the more useful ones I’ve gotten recently. Next month’s edition sounds interesting, the sneak peek states that subscribers will ‘get to choose their own box, with two seasonal looks to choose from, an email revealing more is on it’s way’ so I’m very intrigued to see what the choices will be!
Did you get anything different in your Glossybox this month? What were your thoughts on the November edit? Let me know in the comments below!
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