19 March 2013

March Glossybox 2013


This month's Glossybox had a "City Chic" theme and came with a cute little travelling book, full of information on various cities like their street style, best beauty stores, places to eat, etc.  I thought this was a nice added touch and appreciated the illustrative style of the book - it even came with some adorable stickers & address labels!  Here are the products I received in this month's Glossybox: 

Jason Rosewater & Chamomile Normalising Shampoo
This is a paraben-free, no sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, animal by-product free shampoo which claims to remove build-up without stripping the hair.  My stylist would probably approve ;) I am curious to try this out and love the full-size sample!

L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Hand Care SPF 15
I love L'Occitane products...they have a shop here in Cork which always smells delicious whenever I pass by!  I can't wait to try this and think it will make a lovely addition to my handbag collection!

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
This was a bit under-whelming for me as I would think most beauty-savvy people either own this or have tried it before.  It's pretty much a staple so not a very exciting product to test out.  I suppose it's nice to have a smaller size version for your purse/travel!


Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush
I got the red one and I must say that this product looks very interesting!  It isn't very pigmented when first swatched but when I rubbed it into my  hand it developed into what can only be described as a blush-like stain.  These definitely remind me of the Clinique Chubby Sticks or Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains.  Red isn't a colour that I wear very often but I do like it on special occasions so I will do my best to test this out!

Renu Flash Relax Mask
This is a gel mask which claims to smoothe fine-lines and give a "face-lift effect".  My skin tends to do well with gel-like formulas so I'm interested to try this!  And I will see if it really gets rid of my wrinkles...ha ha ha!

On the whole I certainly don't think the March Glossybox was the best one so far but it isn't the worst either.  I am most excited about the L'Occitane hand cream and the face mask - and I am really loving the travel book.  


Onto a little review of the products from January's box - to be completely honest the only two products I ended up using were the Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for eyes and the Monu Micro-Exfoliant.  The eye cream was very light-weight, hydrating and felt nice on my skin.  I would probably purchase the full size version if I didn't have a whole bunch of other samples to try out!  I used the Monu Micr-Exfoliant bi-weekly for about the last two months instead of my usual exfoliant and really liked it.  The beads are tiny and feel like sand on your skin...at first it sort of scared me how "deep cleaning" it felt but it didn't strip my skin or leave it feeling dry/sensitive so I feel it did a good job!

You might have noticed that there was no review of the February Glossybox (the Valentine's edition). That is because unfortunately it never arrived...I'm not sure what happened but I didn't get one last month!  I was quite disappointed as I had heard some great things about it but I waited in anticipation and alas it never appeared.  Although I am not a typical paying customer of Glossybox (like a lot of other bloggers they are sent to me for free to review on here/my YouTube channel) I do expect to be treated the same so I was disappointed that it didn't come and I never heard anything from them :(  I have yet to contact them about it either however, maybe I should have done so but I guess I just kept waiting for it to arrive!  I will say that aside from this Glossybox have always been a very positive and nice company to work with.  I hope you all know that it is by no means my intention to discourage you from using their service by sharing this info with you guys, I still love Glossybox and am a fan of what they do I just want to stay truthful about my experience - freebies or not ;)  I hope you all understand!

If you'd like to sign up to Glossybox you can do so for £12.95 a month here.  They do ship to Ireland and now also to the US.  If you do subscribe to Glossybox and you also received this box, let me know what your thoughts are!  As always, I would love to hear from you guys :)

Stay Stylish!


3 comments:

  1. I really want to try that hand cream - I know what you mean about the smell its gorgeous!

    I love your vlogs and ofcourse your blog, it would mean so much if you could visit mine, I haven't done much but hope to one day be as successful as you are at it :)

    rosiebxxx.blogspot.co.uk

    Xxxxxxx

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  2. I'd love to try all the moisturizers and cleansers. I'm currently obsessed with that!

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  3. I love Loccitane too!! One of my students gave me a Loccitane hand cream and I can't stop sniffing my hands haha. But I would love to try this one out. Please let me know how you like it when you use it!!

    Love your blog and channel btw :)

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