One of the perks of being able to attend the Motel and Glossybox event a couple of weeks ago, was to get my hands on a free Glossybox. Just like many others, I have been really curious about this service, but never actually got around to subscribe, so when the lovely girls at Glossybox asked me if I would like to try one of their boxes, I just couldn't say no. A few weeks later, the November box was patiently waiting for me on my doorsteps.
The first thing that struck me was how much thought and care had been put into the packaging. The pink box, the tissue paper, the little bow, the card, everything has been done to give the sample box a luxurious feel. That's what Glossybox is all about after all, bringing luxurious samples to your doorsteps.
As for the actual products, here is what I found in my November Glossybox :
Arbonne FC5 Ultra Hydrating Hand Crème
This fancy take on traditional hand cream left my hands soft and moisturised, but also smelling incredibly fresh. The product is very quickly absorbed, and is the perfect addition to any handbag, especially now the weather is getting colder.
Dead Sea Spa Magik Bath Salts
These bath salts claim to relieve dry skin and exfoliate, for a remarkably improved skin texture. It surely sounds heavenly, and I cannot wait to use it next time I have a bath. You can mix it with LUSH Christmas goodies, can't you?
Illamasqua Freak Eau De Parfum
I was fairly excited when I saw this sample of Illamasqua's first venture into fragrance sitting in my box. Unfortunately, the scent is really not my cup of tea. It is way too strong and heavy for me, but if you like this kind of perfume, make sure to check Freak out next time you pass by an Illamasqua counter.
Monu Revitalising Moisturiser
"A light, easily absorbed cream to revive and soften the skin, with soothing cucumber, elderflower and mallow extracts." If I am quoting the Glossybox team here, it is because I still have yet to use this moisturiser. My skin is really dry and sensitive, so sensitive in fact, that even products like Estee Lauder's serums will cause the worst allergic reaction on me, so when I finally find a skin care routine that works for my skin, I tend to stick to it and I am afraid this product is not part of it.
Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love nail wraps so much that I even wrote a whole post about them. That being said, the ones I received are a bit out of my comfort zone, but again, this is all part of the Glossybox fun!
If this month's box didn't win me over like I thought it would, I cannot say it put me off either. I probably wouldn't have purchased any of these products myself, but that is why people subscribe to these sample boxes, to make them try new things. I also cannot deny the fact that I felt like a child on Christmas day opening the delicate pink box. Would I subscribe? I don't think so, but I sure enjoyed discovering one of the most popular sample box services out there.
If you would also like to give it a try, Glossybox is available for only £10 a month, and will deliver five product miniatures for you to test at home, and thus every month.