Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Glossybox UK August : Review

I know, I know it's nearly September 
(How did that even happen)
However as usual I am extremely late at jumping on the bandwagon 
Not only did I only get my August Glossybox this morning 
but this is my first ever beauty box subscription 

I had thought about signing up for boxes before 
and I had actually signed up for the Feel Unique one just before they stopped making them!
I love watching my favourite Youtube gurus opening their beauty boxes 
and finally decided that I wanted in on the action 

Then came the big desicion!
which box should I sign up for?
There are now quite a few to choose from 
Beauteco Box - Is a fairly new box that only launched in May and as I hadn't heard to much about it yet I was a little bit wary 
Birchbox - Is the American brand that took over from Joliebox UK, I always watch EleventhGorgeous' Birchbox Vs Ipsy videos on Youtube and I'm never overly impressed with the Birchbox, I always absolutely love the Ipsy Bags but unfortunately they aren't available in the UK 
Glossybox - Is a tried and trusted brand, I have watched plenty of unboxings and read countless reviews and have always been pleasantly surprised with the contents. I decided that Glossybox was the best fit for me.

So I signed up online for £10 a month plus postage 
It came really quickly 
(2 days) 
which I was impressed with 

I was so excited when the postman came this morning 
It was almost like getting a birthday present.
I know some people would rather pick and choose what goes in their box
but I really love the element of surprise 
and would rather not know until it arrives at my doorstep

Now onto the box! 
I really loved the packaging 
the box is really sturdy and I will definitely be using it for storage 
the contents are wrapped in pretty tissue paper and a nice ribbon
which just makes it seem really luxurious

This months box has a 'Highflyer' theme
all of the items are chosen from different countries around the world 
and are under 100ml so you can take them inflight 

This little leaflet includes an interview with the newly appointed CEO of Glossybox UK 
as well as some information on each of the products included in the box 

Oceane (Brazil)
Makeup remover pen
This is a nifty little pen for correcting any mistakes you make whilst applying your makeup
it also comes with 3 refill nibs.
I really like the concept of this as I ALWAYS sneeze after putting my mascara on!
(does this happen to anyone else?) 
So I really hope this lives up to my expectations 

Purity (USA)
I recognised this brand as soon as I opened my box 
I love trying new skincare so I'm excited to try this
It came in a 30ml bottle which isn't bad
If I like it I will definitely think about repurchasing as a £5 off voucher is included 
for use in Debenhams 

Emite Make Up (Sweden) 
Eyelash Curlers 
I was really excited to see these in my box as I actually really needed a new pair
My No.7 ones are a hot mess! As I have had them forever 
They also come with 3 extra pads which is really good.
Apparently these retail for around £20 which I am really impressed with as the whole box only costs £10!

Jelly Pong Pong (UK)
2 in 1 Eyeliner & Shadow 
Another brand I recognise 
Eyeshadow pencils are EVERYWHERE right now! 
I actually bought a few NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils online which I really like 
So I am really excited to try this.
I love the colour I received and think it will go so well with my MAC Cranberry eyeshadow

 Juicy Couture (USA)
Viva La Juicy Noir Perfume 
I love trying out new perfumes
Although I do tend to wait until Christmas and my Birthday to get new ones 
Samples like this are great to pop in your handbag for a night out 
and this one smells amazing!

So I know this months Glossybox hasn't had rave reviews from other bloggers but I'm really happy with what I received in my box.
I think 3 full size products for £10 is pretty good going and it will be good to try the samples!
I can't wait till Septembers box already!
What did you think of this months box?
Do you think I made the right decision going with Glossybox?

Jen <3 


  1. Replies
    1. Oh do a post and let us know how you get on with everything! My mum has stole the eyelash curlers already haha xx

  2. I reviewed my Glossybox subscription too, I got a couple of different items if you'd like to check out my review :) I was pretty happy with the box, although I've unsubscribed now and will only subscribe when there's a special offer - this time it was the August and July Summer boxes for £15! :)

    Lovely review :)


    1. Oh yeah I'll definitely check yours out it will be nice to see the difference!
      I'll stick with it for a couple of months I think and see how I like it, then maybe switch to a different box.

  3. The makeup remover pen looks so cool!

    1. I know, I really hope it works still haven't tried it!


  4. I've never subscribed to a beauty box but if i did it would be Glossybox! This is a good selection of stuff! xo
    Check out my Michael Kors Giveaway here!

  5. I love the smell of Viva La Juicy Noir Perfume, it's gorgeous xx


  6. I would like to try a beauty box but can't make up my mind as to which one! You got some good stuff here!

    Rachel x

  7. Always tempted to sign up to a subscription box and then find a reason not to! I will do - one day!
    Michelle xo - @shelleymagpie

  8. I'm definitely gonna subscribe to Glossy Box now. I've been contemplating it for a couple of days now and you've made my decision for me! Thanks for a fab review : )



  9. I love Purity Made Simple- I have been using it for a couple of years now and I refuse to use anything but that. It is so gentle on the skin, but always gets every last drop of makeup off! I hope you like it!! :)