Friday, 16 September 2011


My Glossybox arrived this morning, and I was pleasantly surprised!

After much excitement in the lift when the post guy told me it was waiting for me, I got to my desk slightly dubious about the box - I googled last night and noticed that a lot of people said they'd received HD Brows but it was smashed, so I was praying mine was still intact - and it was!

This is my first Glossybox so i'll do a nice description for you, here goes:

The Glossybox comes perfectly presented - I am sure the GB team know that all women love to receive beautifully wrapped surprise packages in the post, and for me this was part of the excitement.  It comes in a cardboard box, and then once inside it's in a beautiful, thick pink box with the GB logo on the top.  Inside, the products are wrapped in thick tissue paper with a little pink bow around it.  Underneath the bow, there is a card that on one side has a little message from Glossybox, and on the reverse has a description of all the items in the box and what you use them for.  Sounds all a bit 'stating the obvious' but some of the products I have never heard of, so it's useful for a description for what you actually do with them!  Once you've unwrapped the lovely thick paper, the products are all inside on a bed of lovely black crepe paper strips - it's really all very nice :) 

I received some lovely products this week - Not ALL of them are tailored perfectly for me, but I expect everyone receives the same items in their box so they can't cater individually for everyone.  Here's a run down of the items:

Rahua Shampoo & Conditioner - 2 satchets of each
Both the shampoo and conditioner are suitable for coloured hair, so this instantly makes them perfect for me.  These 2 products appear to be sent directly from God for me, as they are suitable for coloured hair, and the shampoo 'cleanses to create healthy, bouncy hair' which is something I need as my hair can be so flat sometimes!  The conditioner is also perfect as it 'creates manageable softness without any build up' - I have to be careful with what conditioner I use on my hair, as I find some very hard to wash out and make my hair really clean, and I normally have to use a clarifying shampoo and conditioner.  Willing to give these ones a go though and see how I get on :)

Perfume Sample - Plum by Mary Greenwell
Even though this sample is quite small, the perfume smells lovely - unsurprisingly, it smells like plums! 

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
I'm looking forward to using this balm - my skin can sometimes be quite dry, and this balm is used to leave skin feeling nourished, smooth and radiant - It also doesn't 'strip' your face when you use it, and best of all it's suitable for all skin types!

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
This is basically a dry oil that they say is made up of '6 precious oils with 98% natural ingredients and no silicone' - You can use this oil on your hair, body or face so it's a good multi tasker - I'll be interested to see how much this grabs my hair and if it leaves it feeling greasy or unclean, as that's the impression I get from thinking about putting oil on my hair.  I bet this would be lovely to use on your face though :)

HD Brows Eye & Brow Palette in Foxy
This is the product I am most excited about.  Right from the off, this pallete to buy in shops is £19.95, so getting this Glossybox for £12.95 is worth it for this product alone, without the 4 other items thrown in.  The foxy pallette is suitable for people with brunette hair (HD Brows also do a pallete for blondes and a different one for people with dark hair), so I assume they sent this one as it's the most versatile.  It comes in a lovely compact with a nice big mirror, so it's lovely to take out with you and use while you are out.  HD Brows are also awesome because the product doesn't smudge once you have filled in your eyebrows, so you don't need to worry about nasty streaks down your face if you get a bit too over excited and forget you've put it on!

The other thing I love about Glossybox is that you get a discount code for every product they send you.  Basically if you try one of these products and you love it, not only have you had the opportunity to not committing to buying something you dno't know about, but you get it cheaper when you buy the full product too.

All in all I am seriously impressed with Glossybox, purely for the standard of boxes they sent out - Now i'm counting down the days till my October box!  Even if there are products in there you don't like, just save them up and use them as stocking fillers or additional presents for Christmas :)

I'll do a review of the actual products once i've used them, but I was far too excited this morning to blog all day without mentioning this lovely product :)


  1. WoW! The Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm is super luxurious. I would have loved to received it.
    I received a different box from yours but I'm pleased overall. :)

  2. Hi Alex, thanks for reading - what did you get in your box? x