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Top of The Box….
I’ve been subscribed to GLOSSYBOX for a good few months now. It’s something I’ve known about for ages and would have had to have been living under a rock not to have heard of it, especially being a beauty blogger! So with this being said, I gave it plenty of time before I made my mind up about it. I continued to receive my monthly box of beauty products and I’ll have to be honest, I wasn’t bowled over by the brands and products. After all, the subscription is £10 a month and although I wasn’t expecting the world, I was however expecting more than samples of products I’d be able to get from a department store for free….. Plus with my first box, the contents of one of the products had leaked over the others. GLOSSYBOX wasn’t on the path to my good books!
Initially, I loved the concept. A tailored box for you skin, hair and makeup preferences, chosen using the results of your multiple choice beauty profile. However, although this is great in theory, I’ve always felt like I had been sent the worst products from that month’s selection. For example, last month saw Elizabeth Arden’s 8 hour Cream which I love and Immortelle’s Precious Cream amongst the goodies on offer and I ended up with some hairspray and a MONU face mask that made my skin angry.
So there I was, adament that when I’d received April’s box, I’d log into my account and cancel my subscription. What happened, however, is another story. It’s like GLOSSYBOX have this weird radar for when a customer is not satisfied, causing a box full of really great products to be sent out to keep you wanting more. You guessed it, I was sucked in again and for good reason. This month saw treats from one of my favourite makeup brands Illamasqua with a versatile medium pencil in ‘Thrash’. It’s the most gorgeous tangerine orange tone perfect for an edgy lip. Although suitable for the eye, I doubt I’m that brave! A cult classic Essie nail polish in ‘we’re in it together’, perfect for Spring with light reflecting glitter particles and the cutest pink tone. Crabtree & Evelyn ‘Somerset Meadow’ hand cream which is a great moisturizer but I’m not too keen on the smell! Along with the NIP + FAB ‘Pistachio Sundae’ body butter which is already one of my firm faves. The only product I didn’t like was the Yves Rocher perfume sample which turned my stomach as it smelt like an overly sweet version of mouthwash. All in all a crowd pleaser and a box which has made me question my subscription.
For the moment, I’m going to give GLOSSYBOX the benefit of the doubt. Yes, they’ve sent me some garbage in the past (although I was impressed by December’s Seche nail polish!) I’ll be keeping my membership for another couple of months at least. Let’s hope I haven’t jinxed myself for next month! The jury is still out but for now, I’ll be here, enjoying my treats for April!