I’m a big fan of subscription boxes. It’s always nice to get a little surprise in the post each month and it’s also a great way to discover new products. Last month I was asked if I wanted to review the February Glossybox and of course I jumped at the chance.
Like most subscription boxes, Glossybox arrives monthly and is packed full of high-end beauty surprises. I usually like it when I get a mixture of make up, skincare and hair products. I take all my miniatures to the gym with me as their the perfect size to fit in my bag.
I also really love a pretty box. I use them to store my vintage jewellery in. This one is really cute, as it was Valentines day this one is all about having fun on the town with a friend or the one you love.
As for the contents, I was really impressed with this one. The box costs £10 per month plus P&P, or slightly less with other packages. It’s always good when the value of the contents is considerably more than the cost of the box. I ended up with a nice mix of products a couple of which I really love.
First up was a gorgeous mini nail polish from Ciate. I have loved their products for years, I featured the Ciate Advent Calendar on the blog a few years ago. I love their big brushes and beautiful long-lasting formula. If you’re looking for a completely cruelty free brand, then Ciate is the one for you. Their products are vegan and PETA certified.
The colour I received was Iced Frappe and it was absolutely gorgeous. A lovely pale shade, perfect for everyday wear. The coverage is excellent and in two coats, it looked perfect. The gel formula allows flexibility and prevents chipping and although I’ve not kept it on that long it can last up to 10 days. The full-sized product would normally cost £9 and the mini size would be £6.
Next up was a nude lip tint from Steve Laurant. I’m not familiar with this brand, but I’m glad to hear that they are also cruelty free. I got mine ion the colour nude pop. The colour is very subtle and perfect to use as a tinted lip balm.
I found the formula really moisturising without being too heavy. Mostly I just loved the pretty rose gold packaging. This is nice handy product to pop in your hand bag, for when your lips need a little love. The full-sized product usually costs £17.
The next product was Studio 10 beauty Makeup Mist Glow-Perfection. This is a pre make-up primer mist. It primes, refreshes and hydrates and can also be used as a setting spray. I’ve only used this a couple of times, but it seems like a great product. I don’t really get dryness on my face and don’t need much hydration, so although I really liked the product, it’s not something I would buy again. If you’re looking for a good all round product, this might work for you. The full size product costs £26 and the travel size £14.
One of the products I really liked in the box was the Skin Chemists London – Aqua repair Facial Serum. This serum works to infuse the skin with vitamins and anti oxidants to reduce redness and deeply hydrate. I loved how this felt on my skin. The formula is really soothing and just feels lovely to apply. My skin felt great after using it and as you only need a small amount this tube will last me ages, so I’m going to keep using it and see how I get on. The full-sized product costs £64.
I was really excited to see a full-sized Sleek eyeshadow palette in the box. I’ve used several of their palettes before and absolutely love their products. It’s also a real treat to have lots of new colours to play with. I got the i-Divine palette in storm, which features 12 shimmery shades including neutral beiges and vibrant shades of dark blue, green and copper. I don’t always opt for shimmery shadows and usually go for matts, so it’s nice to add something new to my makeup collection. I love how versatile the shades are. The pigmentation is really good as well and I’m really looking forward to trying some different looks with these. This palette usually costs £8.99.
All in all I’m really impressed with my first Glossybox, all the products were really good quality and the value of the items far exceeded the cost of the box. I enjoyed trying all the products and will enjoy using them all again.
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