Saturday, 17 March 2012

My venture into Glossybox!

I'm sure most of you reading this will have heard about the craze that is sweeping around the blogosphere that is beauty boxes. Initially curious, I waited a while to decide if I it would be worth doing (and could I afford to do it per month), then last month (about 6 months after I originally thought of doing it), I subscribed. With so many options, I couldn't decide which one to subscribe to. In the end I settled for Glossybox, as looking at previous boxes, I preferred some of their boxes compared to others. Admittedly with a beauty box, you do run the risk of not liking it and I know for a fact some subscribers feel pretty let down when they open their box. In my opinion, that is the risk you take! You subscribe to a mystery box and run that risk and shouldn't blame the company. If you wanted to pick your products - go to boots and pick your own!

Glossybox sends the subscriber a mixture of 5 high-end products - usually samples, although occasionally full-sized (although I've seen complaints about not enough full-sized - what?). Sometimes the boxes are themed, like this months, which was Harrods, others are not. I can't really say which I prefer as my first one was a themed box :).

Now onto the exciting part - just what was in my themed Glossybox this month?



Ooooh official green ribbon....


What was in it:

Valentino -Valentina perfume sample
Shu Uemura - Cleansing beauty oil sample
Molton Brown - Vitalising Vitamin AB+C Bath and Shower
Lancome - Hypnose Drama Mascara
Clarins - extra firming body cream
SKII - Skin signature

My favourite item is actually the Valentina perfume sample. It is such a gorgeous scent and is something that I can see myself wearing. I've already been looking to see how much it is. The thing I'm a bit meh with (if I had to pick one) is the Molton Brown shower gel. I have so many shower gels and we also have a Molton Brown shop in Aberdeen.

Overall, I really enjoyed my first Glossybox experience. From getting the initial shipping email to receiving the box in my hands was literally superspeed. The products were well-packaged - no worry of damaged goods there - and the presentation was gorgeous. The box that it comes in is also surprisingly strong and is perfect for my make-up storage :). I feel that Glossybox is a company which, in my opinion, has excellent customer service skills as I always see them tweeting on twitter,which is nice to see. It shows that they are brand which interacts with their customers as well as providing them with a great service.

Glossybox subscription is £12.95 per month (includes £2.95 p+p) and is available from www.glossybox.co.uk