Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Glossybox UK - September 2013 - Unboxing


Mhmm he's still not cancelled it, I mentioned it plenty of times but he's decided not to... I can hardly be mad can I hehe 

This months theme is the London theme as you'd possibly be able to guess from this months box design!




The new glossy magazine is a rather nice and the items are now written on a nice little card rather than a big piece of paper that needs unfolding like a map


Initially I was a little 'hrm' about this box but when I really took the time to look at everything I was quite pleased - Decent mix of hair care, make-up, perfume and accessories in the way of lashes plus three full sized items and two good sized samples.


First up we have Tony & Guy 'Classic Shine & Gloss Serum' - I've never tried anything by Tony & Guy before so I'm quite pleased with this. I'm rather glad that it's a full sized product, too, the 30ml bottle retailing at £7.19 from boots. I've never tried a serum in my hair before so looking forward to giving this a go.


This second item is a sample sized tube of 'Dr Lipp - Nipple Balm for lips'. This is a 3ml sample and the full size retails at £11.50 for 15ml so although it's a tiny tube it should give a good few uses. I've already got a sample of this and, subsequently, had the full sized tube on my wishlist when I won the Beauty Bay competition. I quite like this stuff so definitely don't mind getting another sample as it's not cheap but it does a good job.


Ordinarily seeing a perfume sample is disappointing in a beauty box but when it's in a little bottle rather than a piddly little vial it's a much nicer prospect. I do like discovering new scents so when there's a really good amount of product to try out and it's not just something you could pick up for free from a beauty hall, it's nice to get something like this. This is the Elizabeth Arden 'Untold' fragrance and it got a nice, gentle scent. It's definitely something I'd enjoy wearing so I'm glad to get it. This is a 5ml bottle and the full size of 50ml retails at £48. 


Last but one item is a Be a bombshell cosmetics 'Onyx Eye liner' - This liquid eye liner pen has quite a thick nib but it tapers to a narrower end so should be quite usable. It's got a nice smooth application and dries quite solidly.


This is the variety of lines you can get, though could probably get thinner if you weren't in a bit of a hurry like me!
This is a full sized product and retails for $14? I am wondering if this is a typo and it's actually £14?


I've said it before and I'll say it again - I'm not a lashes girl. As such these won't be of any use to me but I do have a box of bits which I'm collecting together for yet another giveaway so it can get put in there. They look like a nice style of lashes and I am under the impression that Eyelure is a good brand so these Pre-Glued lashes are a good addition to the box. They retail at £5.06.

All in all, an interesting box. The value of the items definitely outweighs the cost of the box and I think that everything is quite usable. It's not a box that made me go 'woooow' but other than the lashes I think that all of these items will go straight into my day to day use collection and, for me, that means they're decent items. Another good month, Glossybox. 

3 comments:

  1. ah, we got exactly the same items! I haven't opened the eye liner pen yet as I thought I would save it until I wanted to use it - I like the look of it though, the variety of thickness, always handy to have a spare. I had a look and the product is only available in the states anyway so it is $14, they only ship there too!


    Sharon

    Beauty, Miscellany


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  2. I absolutely loved the eyeliner - so easy to apply and dried beautifully. A great product and I will actually use it :O). Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I shouldn't really have opened mine, either, Sharon - I've got two liquid liner pens on the go and Really don't need another right now but I just can't help myself, needed to know what it was like.

    Bit weird to put a US only item in a London themed box, hrm, never mind I guess.

    I can't wait to try it on my eyes, Charlotte, such a smooth application om the back of my hand, bodes well for the eyes :) xx

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