Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Review: GlossyBox December 2011

It's safe to say I was more than excited to revieve my first ever GlossyBox, and I was not dissapointed! And I fear I am hooked on something yet again..

As you can see the packaging is absolutely lush, like someone has sent you a special birthday present once a month - what's not to love?

So in this month's box, from left to right we have.. Cargo Classic Lip Gloss (Trial Size), Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in 'Razzle Dazzle' (Trial Size) with Stripper To Go sachet, Rituals Foaming Shower Gel in Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom (Full Size), Jurlique Purely Age Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream (Trial Size) and Blink + Go Hi-Definition Mascara (Full Size)

Cargo was a brand that I'd heard of vaguely before, but never really caught my interest. However, I loved this lipgloss purely because of the consistancy and colour. Wasn't thick and stodgy, it glided on and best of all wasn't sticky (we know what happens when hair and lip gloss mix on a windy day). Overall impressed, I'd look into buying the full size of this.

Now this is a little beauty. I've heard such good things about Deborah Lippmann polishes before, so was excited to see this in the box. The colour is absolutely gorgeous, a deep pink/purple. What I look for in polishes is fast drying and good coverage, and not only did this polish have both of those, it's also the best glitter polish I've tried. After 2 coats, the nail was completely covered with no gaps at all.

 Safe to say I'll be purchasing Deborah Lippmann polishes from now on, as you can probably see the quality is outstanding. (Excuse the state of my nails..)

I was glad I had a product in the box that was a bit different, and I really appreciate shower products so was happy to see this Rituals product, plus a full size version - lovely. Normally I wouldn't spend £6-7 on a shower gel, but after trying this I can definitely see why you would. A little goes such a long way, and I can tell this will last me ages. Best of all though, the scent is amazing! Never smelt anything quite like it.

Ashamed to admit I'd never heard of Blink + Go before, but after a trip to their website their products look quite good. Was made up that I recieved a full size mascara in the box, as it cost £12.95 to buy on it's own, the box only being £10. I loved this mascara because it was waterproof, I don't normally wear ones that aren't on a day to day basis. I was suprised that it actually matched up to my favourite daily mascara (Rimmel Volume Flash in 001 Black), with buildable volume to achieve the amount you want.

This is after 2-3 coats, which I usually apply.

As you've probably noticed, the only product I haven't included is the Jurlique Purely Age Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream. Purely because I don't really use anti-aging face creams, I passed on to my mother, which she was pleased at as she got to try a £50 cream. That was the only negetive I can think of with the box, but after completing my beauty profile on GlossyBox.co.uk, they say I'll recieve tailored products in my future boxes which is a great bonus.

Overall a great experience, absolutely fallen in love with GlossyBox, my new monthly treat. Great for people like me who love to test before they spend sometimes a lot of money on products, but also to discover new brands. Now just waiting for my next box.. such impatience.

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