Glossybox UK – Unboxing – October 2013

I’ve said it before but I really think it’s true this time, I think this is going to be my last Glossbox. This one was bought with my Glossydots which is something I love about the service, being able to save points up to get an extra box is just lovely. 
This months theme was ‘Dark Romance’ which had me Very very excited – I was expecting to have a couple of things in my box that made me go ‘oooh’! Let’s see whether or not it lived up to my expectations.
In all  honesty? Not so much. It’s not a bad box by any means but it’s not the super exciting box that I was hoping for. As I said, though, not bad and I do look forward to trying things out but just not the wow factor that I had built up in my head.

Feels a little like Katy Perrry’s ‘Killer Queen’ perfume is stalking me – I got my first sample free with a Superdrug order and I fell in love with it so ordered it with a huge money off offer on Very, I then got my second sample in my Sept/Oct Miss Glossybox and now I have  my third. I do think it’s a little cheeky that it’s featured in both boxes because I’m sure I’m not the only person who gets both but at least it’s a perfume that I really, really like. This is a 1.5ml sample and you can buy a 50ml bottle for £29.50 from the obvious sorts of shops.

I was pleased to glimpse the name Mememe when I was taking the info card out of my box but I wasn’t totally over the moon to get this. I love the Mememe brand but I have a couple of other products like this already which is why I hadn’t actually picked this up, already, during previous orders from them. That said I do think it’s a good little product and I’ve heard it compared to Benefit’s Benetint a good number of times – It’s a super dark pink cheek and lip tint which has great lasting power and leaves a really rosy glow. 
I used the tiniest amount and patted it out to get this sort of look – This sort of liquid tint can be quite messy and the deep colour means you’ll want to be quite careful not to overdo it.

Even though this wasn’t what I’d been hoping for (I Love Mememe’s lip glosses, lip sticks, eye shadows, nail polishes etc so they’d have been a first choice) this is a very nice product, I will use it and I think that people who don’t have other products that are already similar to this could definitely use this to get a nice winter-chilled glow to their cheeks. This is the only full sized item this month and retails for £5.50.

This serum from Premae was the next thing I looked at in the box. I do like me an all natural product so that’s something nice about this but I do have a lot of serum samples to get through from various boxes – I do like trying these things out but with most things like this you need to use them a Lot to see if they’re any good. This isn’t a bad sized sample, though, at 20ml (the full size is 50ml) so hopefully we’ll be able to get an idea of whether or not it works for us. The full size would cost £22.50 so it’s not cheap but it’s cheaper than Heal Gel which is what I currently use in place of a serum.

Another 20ml sample this Monu Illuminating Primer will, as with the previous product, this is a nice amount for a product of this type. Similarly, again, the full size of this is 50ml and it sells for £24.95. I’m not overly excited to have another primer to try out but again I will definitely use it as I would love to find the perfect primer for me.

Lastly I got two 3ml sachets of this Vita Liberata ‘Latte illuminating skin finish’ – After reading through the leaflet I’m still not Totally sure what this is for but I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be for me. As far as I can tell this is supposed to be a base product that adds a bronze finish to the skin – I’m pale and I love being pale so I don’t think I’ll find much use for something that bronzes all over my face. That said I will give it a go at some point but not in a hurry. 30ml of this stuff retails at £29.95.

It’s hard to say, entirely,  how I feel about this box. I definitely don’t expect full sized products every time but sachets and perfume vials are ok as an added extra but not great as a main item, especially if there’s two of them in a box. Thankfully the other two samples are nicely sized and of the sort of product where they’ll last a decent time. I don’t really see how most of this has much to do with the ‘Dark Romance’ theme which is what disappointed me. None the less I will miss my Glossyboxes, I’ve had ones I really love and I will use almost everything I’ve ever got from them, be it my most exciting items or just things that I’ll try for curiosity sake. 


  1. Sharon Taylor October 14, 2013 / 3:16 pm

    I felt exactly the same and received exactly the same items. I was quite excited by the theme but don't see how any but the tint fit in. It's a weird one as I do like most of the products but I just thought we'd be able to recreate the make-up look.

    Sharon xx

  2. admin October 14, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    Indeedy – An average to oi box ordinarily but compared to expectations based on the theme it's a proper letdown

    Looks like plenty on the fb seem to feel the same. Big shame xx

  3. beautyqueenuk October 14, 2013 / 4:19 pm

    I dislike this box because it doesn't even fit with the theme and I had much bigger expectations. Had it been just 'Skincare for Autumn' or something then fine xx

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  4. admin October 14, 2013 / 4:22 pm

    Mhmm I agree wholeheartedly!

    I bet next month will be amazing to make up for it and I'll be gutted but that's the attitude that keeps us subscribed foreveeeeer lol xx

  5. Karen Calladine October 14, 2013 / 4:35 pm

    I feel that Glossy are way off key with their marketing. A lot of what seems to be promised in their advertising campaigns doesn't translate into what you get in the boxes. If they concentrated less on gimmicky themes and more on what you realistically were going to get, people wouldn't feel so misled.
    Karen x

    • admin October 14, 2013 / 4:39 pm

      Mm very well said, Karen, with no hype over the theme this box would have been an average offering rather than the disappointment that it was xx

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