Last week i received my very first GlossyBox! I have been meaning to write this blog since I received the box however this weekend I had a small weekend break to London so have had no time whatsoever!
For anyone who doesn't know what Glossybox is, it is a monthly subscription service where you receive approx. 5 small sample products from top known brands. When applying for the service you create a small profile about yourself.`This includes your skin type, hair type etc. So, for example, my skin is rather oily however i have really bad dry patches too (which for the record is THE worst thing in the entire world!) As well as that, i involved my extremely dry hair all a result of years and years of bleaching!
After informing the guru's of Glossy Box about yourself you go onto the subscription services options. The options range from a monthly payment choice to a quick up front payment that will last you around 3 months to a year. I personally chose the monthly option as I wanted to experience one month first before deciding whether or not I was going to continue my subscription. The monthly billing falls at £10 a month along with the £3.25 shipping fee. In the long run the pricing is incredible taking into consideration exactly what you get in the box!
This being my first ever subscription services, i'm not going to lie, I was rather nervous! But upon receiving the box I was very very happy with what I got! Bare in mind these opinions are entirely my own and they may differ depending on who uses these products!
First of all the box is absolutely beautiful (As beautiful as a box can be anyway!) It looks exceptionally high end and after me dropping it so many times (sorry box!) it still looks absolutely fab! When you open the box the products are wrapped in a piece of pink tissue paper sealed by a black ribbon and Glossy Box seal! This again makes the product look so high end and posh almost! Okay so enough about the box and onto the products!
Luxie- Rose Gold Large Angled Face Brush.
The first product within the box was the Luxie Rose Gold angled face brush. The brush is a full sized brush with a pink handle and rose gold metal work. The brush is an angled brush PERFECT for contouring and though I rarely contour I decided to have a little try and the brush perfectly blended the contour. The bristles are extremely soft which helped the blend a lot. The brand itself is cruelty free and vegan friendly which is perfect! Meaning none of their products are tested on animals.
Hey Honey - Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum.
The fact this product includes Honey instantly crosses it out to my Vegan friends (I'm Sorry!) Similarly to Luxie, Hey Honey are a cruelty free brand meaning no animals were tested on upon making these incredible products. Of all the products I have tried from the Glossy Box, Hey Honey facial serum is by far my favourite. The product comes in a small squeezy tube containing around 15ml of the serum, however a tiny bit goes a long way! According to the information guide you receive with each monthly box, it says that a full size tube of the serum costs around £28. Though this price is in the higher end for facial serums it is sure as hell worth it!
The Hey Honey facial serum contains Honey and Bees Propolis which are two of natures most antiseptic and antibacterial ingredients. I found that the serum felt a little bit oily on my fingers when I did a little dip test? (if that's what you'd call it!) but as soon as i put it on my face my opinion chanced a lot! It soaked into my skin rather quickly and left me feelings really soft but still rather moisturised. As i currently use a moisturiser from Lush, i decided to try find another use for this product as I really enjoyed the smell and the feel of it. For the last few days I have been using the serum as a primer for my make up and i can honestly say it has worked wonders! Throughout the day my make up usually begins to fade on my nose, chin and forehead as they are my oiliest patches. Granted, i still have had a tiny patch on my forehead which has started to take it's usual victim and become all oily however regarding the rest of my face i have managed to maintain my make up for the day when using this product. Plus it hasn't clogged up my pores and caused spots like most primers i have used before! It;s fair to say i will be purchasing myself a full sized bottle when i have finished with this one!
Olay Regenerist - Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Cream.
The Olay Regenerist cream is a perfecting cream originally made to fade the look of discolouration and dark spots.
Now, this cream is sold as a skin tone perfecting cream However when using it i can't really see any difference in my skin tone. Granted, the redness upon my cheeks and nose seem to have calmed down a little bit but not excessively. The smell of the cream is lovely! It smells very similar to most Olay products, keeping its infamous floral scent.
I decided to use this before bed last night after removing my make up. I used it instead of my moisturiser to see what effects it had on my dry patches as, according to the Glossy Box information sheet, it is promoted to hydrate, exfoliate and sooth the skin. Regarding the exfoliant part of this i can't really say my skin was extremely "exfoliated" as such but it certainly felt soft. The product sunk in rather quickly which I liked a lot as I HATE moisturisers that linger on the skin and make your skin feel heavy. The only downside was that the next morning after using the product my skin did feel a tiny bit oily/coated but my dry patches did feel a little more moisturised and not as sore as they usually do.
All in all I'm not quite sure how I feel about the product just yet as i feel it isn't a one time use thing and i'll need to use it a few times before getting a proper idea about the product. So, watch this space for an opinion further down the line!
So Susan - Light Diffuser
I'm pretty new to the whole contour game so when trying i still end up looking like I have some form of mud on my face! When looking for a contour kit I've started looking for something that is easily blendable to help aid my horrific make up application. So Susan are, again!, a cruelty free brand which makes me exceptionally happy! The bronze side of the contour kit works perfect as a contour as well as just a bronzer itself. The pigment is brilliant compare to some kits i have used. This being said it also blends really well, over all giving you a hollowed cheek look rather than a mud bath mess! The bronzer is also rather matte too which is nice.
The highlight side of the kit is also brilliantly pigmented. It acts as a brilliant highlighter as it has just the right amount of shine rather than the excessive shine most highlighters have! It leaves the cheeks, nose and forehead glowing rather than looking like a mirror! I have only used the kit twice and both times I have absolutely loved the product and felt incredible!
417 Shampoo and Conditioner.
Regarding the shampoo and conditioner i have yet to try these, the reason being that my hair is in horrific condition and I am using deep conditioning treatments to keep my white colour as well as keeping it healthy so i will leave this review until i have used them!
Over all I am exceptionally happy with my first Glossy Box. I certainly will continue to subscribe to the service as I feel it is a very good value for money. The products inside all work wonders and have been tailor made exactly to me which I love!
I hope this extremely long blog post has been beneficial in some way to all that read it, please let me know in the comments! Would any of you like me to continue this throughout the months to come? Let me know!
Until next time!