Glossybox UK – Unboxing/Review – February 2015

It’s Glossybox time! Only this morning I was thinking, I hadn’t seen anything come up on Facebook about dispatch day so was wondering when the boxes were due and, lo and behold, my postie arrived a little while later with that all familiar box sporting the Glossbox logo!

As you’d, probably, expect this month’s box has the theme of ‘Love’ – The box is just so so cute, it’ll be a definite keeper for me. I’m not one for going crazy over things with Love on them but I just love the text and the colours, it’s a real winner of a box design.
This is the item that I was looking forward to, this month. I don’t like the fact that they give a spoiler, for the next month, in each month’s box but I was intrigued by this one and it really had me excited for the box. By Royal Apothic this is the ‘Tinties’ lip balm in the shade ‘Coral’ – I like lip balm, I like lip balm a lot, and I do get a little swayed by packaging so one that comes in packaging like this is likely to make me go ‘oooh’. Though it’s not all about the exterior, with this one, the balm contains shea butter, argan oil, grape seed oil and almond oil which come together to make a moisturising, faintly nutty smelling product which I expect I’m going to love. This is a full size and they are $14. I’d love one of these in a berry shade (hint hint, Glossybox, you could definitely put these in again!)
I thought the little added extra, of a teeny pack of Love Hearts, was quite sweet – I’m not a fan of them,  myself, but as a valentines related item you can’t get much better.
A rather practical item, next, the Wilkinson Sword ‘Hydro Silk’ is something that I expect a lot of people won’t be too thrilled by but, personally, I think it’s quite a cool thing to get in a box. That battle with body hair is one most of us will relate to – Of course, there are many who don’t shave, as their hair removal method of choice, but if you do then this could be really handy and a good money saver. The retail value of this is £9.99 so you’ve covered the cost of the box, with this one item, and got everything else too.
Next up we have a tiny little ‘Lip & Cheek Cream’ palette from So Susan – This isn’t listed, on the GB card, as a full sized item but the card says that full size is 4g and the box for this says it’s 4g soo…. not entirely sure if this is full or sample sized. The full size is worth £8 though.
The four shades are all very different which could make this a fab little addition to a travel makeup bag, especially as you’d need to apply it with your fingers as you’d not get a brush in there, thus taking away the need for a brush too. A gave all of these a couple of swipes to build them up, a bit, but they’re definitely a product that could go on subtly or be built up for a stronger hit of colour. You could make a huge amount of looks with these and their soft, almost matte effect, is rather beautiful.
B.Cosmetics show up in Glossybox boxes quite regularly so it was no big surprise to find an item in there this month. This ‘B. Defined’ eyebrow kit is a useful little item to have in there, and should be something that suits a  lot of people – I got the mine in the ‘dark’ colour set which is right for me, so hopefully others got theirs in whatever colour suits them. 

The little quad contains a creamy highlighter, a brow gel and then a dark brown and a medium cool brown brow powder. The medium shade, on the right, is pretty much the perfect shade for me but the recommendation is to mix the two powders, on the back of your hand, to get the perfect mix.

Again this isn’t listed, on the GB card, as a full sized item but it clearly is and it retails at £9.99. I have a lot of brow products but little palettes like this can be really handy – I may keep this or I may pass it on to my sister who’s begun wearing glasses and discovered the need to do more with her brows, now.

The last item in this box is the Marsk mineral eyeshadow in the shade ‘Fifty Shades’ – Yes, that’s a deliberate name, haha. When I saw a Marsk shadow in the box I was excited and hoped for something that I’d wear a lot so was a little disappointed with this shade – Greys, smoky or not, aren’t something I wear very often. That said… so, So pretty. 
It’s a beautiful slate grey shade with a crazy level of shimmer to it. In the pics above I’ve swiped it on to the skin without blending too much, but when I blended it it transformed, even further, in to something even more beautiful. If someone was in to shimmery smoky eye looks then this shadow would be perfect and, I think, I’ll probably keep it for if I do want to make that look… honestly, beautiful. This tub is 1.2g, which is full sized, and is worth a rather hefty £14.49. 
All in all, a pretty good value box with a nice mix of high end and high st items in it. I do like that Glossybox include high st items, as well as the higher end, because it’s nice to try that out too, and to love something that’s affordable to re-purchase. It’s an impressive amount of full sized items and I do think they’re rather valentines appropriate, you could make most of a look with what’s in the box. Nicely done Glossybox, brought back from being a bit meh for a few months. 

2 Comments

  1. beautyqueenuk February 11, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    The razor is always handy but that's it…. X

  2. Jessica Edmunds February 12, 2015 / 3:29 am

    The mineral eyeshadow is so pretty and I have never got a razor in a beauty box before but they cost so much I appreciate the inclusion xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

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