Thursday, 15 March 2012

March Glossybox - Harrods Edition, My Last Glossybox

So this month's box was another over hyped one, Glossybox teamed up with Harrods and designed a box full of luxury products available in Harrods. I liked this idea hence why I decided to stay subscribed after the disoppiontment that was last months box. Anyway here's what I got in my box.
This months box was white which I thought was a nice touch. Once opened it had some lovely green ribbon that said Harrods on it which I really liked.
I liked that there was a range of products, a few skincare, some body, perfume and make-up. This first product was:
1 - Versace Vanitas Versace Eau De Parfum - 'A luxurious scent from the House of Versace. Vanitas is a rich and voluptuois fragrance with notes of tiare flower, lime and freesia.'
I was very impressed with the size of this sample and the fact that this is a scent that I would actually wear! It is very fresh and would be suited for Spring. I would seriously consider buying the full size of this although I think it will be fairly expenisve!
2 - Bliss - Blood Orange and White Pepper Body Butter - 'Deeply moisturisig, skin softening, naturally rejuvenating body butter in mouth watering blood orange and white pepper.'
When I first saw this I was disoppionted, another body butter! But when I smelt it I was very pleased, it smells so fresh and the orange scent really comes through. It feels very moisturising without being heavy or greasy. This is another product that I would consider buying the full size of although I have a lot of body products to use up at the moment.
3 - Revive - Intensite Creme Lustre SPF 30 'An intensive, firming moisturizer that helps reduce the appearance of sagging skin.'
Oh and we were doing so well with the good products! This is acutally a nice size sample but it's totally not the type of product I would use since i'm 19! I think I might give this one to my Mum since she might enjoy it more.
4 - Lancome Juicy Tubes - Toffee R 'N' B 93 - 'Ultra shiny hydrating lipgloss'
I don't normally wear lipgloss especially brown shades. Swatched this looks well pigmented and a nice glittery orange/brown shade. This has a very strong toffee scent to it which is pleasant but I bit overpowering for me.
5 - Clarins Extra Firming Body Cream - 'A formula rich in regenating and firming plant extracts which restores the skin's youthful density and elasticity.'
Again this seems like a product that I wouldn't normally use but the cream feels very nice, smooth and not greasy when rubbed in. This is a decent 30ml sample so I look forward to trying it out. It also seems that a small amount would go a long way.

So that was this months box, I'm very happy with the products that I got even though some may not be suited for my age. This however is going to be my last Glossybox. I have many reasons why I have cancelled my subscription:
  1. For me a lot of the product have been hit and miss which is to be expected but even though I filled in the survey saying my age, hair type, skin type etc I still recieved products that weren't suited for me.
  2. I dislike the fact that the bloggers that recieve the Glossybox's for free to review seem to get better products than everyone else. They aslo recieve the boxes early meaning that spoilers and hype around the box is built up even before it is shipped. I don't mind people recieving boxes for free I just dislike the fact they get better boxes.
  3. A lot of boxes are over hyped which ties in with my last point, I get that they want more people to subscribe but I find that i'm disappointed when the box arrives and it includes poor samples compared to the hyped about ones.
Obviously these are just my own opinions but for me at this point I don't feel that it is worth £12.95 a mouth. For now I won't be looking for another beauty box but this may change in the future.

What are your thoughts on this months box?


  1. all Ive heard is that glossy box is not worth the money so glad I didnt subscribe and waste my money on them! Ive heard carmine are good

    1. Yeah i've heard good things about Carmine, I'm just going to have a break from the beauty boxes for a bit x


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