It’s that time again- Glossybox time! After a bit of a mixed bag last month, I was looking forward to this month’s edit, especially since it was a special edition collaboration with Red Magazine. So when it popped through my letterbox yesterday, I just couldn’t wait to see what was inside, and unwrapped it at the speed of light.
So here are the contents, a fairly jam-packed box, I think you’ll agree! There is a really good mixture of skin care and makeup items, including 4 full-sized products. Now for a closer inspection of each of the items…
First up is the MUA Eyeshadow Palette in the ‘Heaven & Earth’ edition. Now technically this isn’t even part of this month’s box, as you may remember from last month– I was sent the wrong palette in my August box, so this month I received an extra palette; the one I’d initially chosen. It’s a really nice mixture of neutral bronzey colours which are right up my street. I’m dying to get to grips with this one, I think I can create some really nice natural looks with this palette! This is valued at €6.
So now for the real contents of this month’s box…
First up is the Vitamasques Hydro Face Mask. This is a formula inspired by Korean technology, and promises 120 hours of hydration after one use, as it promotes moisture retention to the skin. Now, I’ve tried sheet masks from previous Glossyboxes in the past and not been overly keen on them. I think this is some form of gel formula which has a somewhat similar application style to a sheet mask, as it says it should be left on for 30 mins, so I’ll keep an open mind on this one, but I’m not sure how I feel about it yet! This sachet is valued at around €9.
Next up, an item that we were given a sneak peek of last month, the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. I’ve had this mascara in the past and LOVED it, so I know I’m gonna get some use from this miniature sized tube. Now, the name is a bit ridiculous, and it has a lot of bold claims, but I have to say it is an amazing formula that gives gorgeous, volumised, dramatic, long lashes. This is a definite hit for me, I hope to see more items from Too Faced included in the future. This miniature size is valued at around €12.
The next addition is from The Organic Pharmacy, and their Antioxidant Lip Balm. Now, I will admit that lip balm is a tad boring to me, but this is actually a really nice product. Firstly, I love the squeezy tube packaging, I really don’t like gross dipping pots for lip balm, so straight away this is a bonus. It lives up to its claim of being a ‘soft and smooth’ formula, it’s a thick, clear balm that applies easily to the lips and feels hydrating, as well as having a nice fruity taste to it! This is another item that I’m pretty pleased with this month. This is valued at €14.
Sticking with lips, next comes the Catrice Volumising Lip Booster. Now, I’ve been using Catrice products for years, so I was thrilled to receive an item that I haven’t tried before. This lip booster is supposedly the secret to a plumper pout. It has a cooling menthol formulation that feels fresh on the lips, and not overly tingly like other similar products I’ve tried in the past. This is a lovely sheer pink shade, and it gives a gorgeous plump look to the lips. I’ve only tried it on its own so far, but I think it will be great worn over lipstick too, as it’s a smooth, non sticky formula. Hopefully we get more Catrice products in future boxes. This is valued at €3.95.
The final full-sized item included is the Rodial Smokey Eye Pen. This is essentially, a black eyeliner pencil, something that is somewhat unexciting for beauty junkies like myself that have about 20 black liners in our stashes already! However, it looks like a really nice creamy, dark black formula, which I’m hoping will be easy to apply, and long-lasting on the waterline! I’ll report back as soon as I try it out. This is valued at €20.
Finally, Glossybox popped in a nice little bonus item in the form of the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask from The Body Shop. There isn’t much information on the leaflet, but I’m assuming this is great for getting the gunk out of your skin, as charcoal is usually in deep cleansing masks. I can’t wait to try this out, I love how Glossybox have popped in some sample sachets as a ‘6th item’ recently, as it is a nice bonus for subscribers. Lets face it, if it were Birchbox, this would probably be counted as a full item… Just Sayin’
So overall, I was pretty pleased with this month’s box. Taking the MUA palette out of the equation (as technically that was from the August edit) it was a pretty decent box, with a nice mixture of skin care and makeup items, all of which I’ll get a lot of use from.
Did you get anything different in your Glossybox this month? Let me know in the comments below!
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