Wednesday, 25 May 2011


glossy box

I actually squealed a little bit like a girl when the Postie shoved this box at me through my porch door last week. The excitement around GlossyBox sending out its first set of packages has been pretty full on! It took a lot of self restraint to take photos of each unwrapping stage rather than just tear it all open and coat myself in the contents.

pink glossybox

Whilst the ethical, planet conscious part of me was wagging my finger at all the packaging, the girl in me was loving the Babushka Doll style fun in getting through each luscious layer.

wrapped glossybox

GlossyBox isn’t a brand new concept but it is new to the UK and it’s BRILLIANT! For £10 per month you get a true taste of luxe sent directly to your door. Every part of this service delicately whispers good taste and luxury.

inside glossybox

Each month you’ll receive five high end miniatures to try out and fall in love with. You don’t need to beg counter assistants for what meagre sample sachets they have to hand on the day or throw wads of money at products that you want to try but aren’t really sure about. These miniatures are the deluxe size so you’re going to get a really good go and a decent test run out of them before you make a final investment decision.

In saying that, the first box had two full sized products included!!! Really nice ones too! A full sized Nars Orgasm Illuminator and an All For Eve Eve Red lipstick. I’m a lucky lady and was already given a tube of the lipstick before they launched. Being a diligent girl I put it in my kit once I realised how lovely it was. I’m pretty pleased to have one for myself now! I’m also thrilled to have the Orgasm illuminator! I’ve been DYING to try it!!!

The other three items in this month’s box were a Bionova Lab Bioactive Cleanser, Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Rapid Repair hairspray and a Como Shambala Invigorate Body Lotion. Watch this space for reviews on all the items included.

The other part of this service that I’ve discovered I love is that if you’re sent a product that you already own and adore, you’re now going to have a great purse or travel sized version as well. If you’re anything like me, then you’re always trying to decant things or make them more purse friendly. It’s a nightmare and I’m always trying to get my hands on deluxe sized samples for that purpose.

I’ve seen that the June boxes have already sold out. Drats! I really wish I’d been more organised and subscribed already! I’ll have to get in early for the June boxes! You can subscribe to the service here. The website includes an online magazine, a blog and places for everyone to leave their feedback on the products and service. Fun!


Rebecca xxx

PS, The truly lovely people at GlossyBox sent me this box free of charge so I could experience the wonders of the service for review. This hasn’t changed my review at all and I can’t wait to sign up for the regular service! x

1 comment:

beautydiarist said...

I fear that if I succumb I will be encumbered with just more stuff which will sit in the dust of the house which is being decorated, and believe me brick dust is a b**ger to get out of brushes! I will enjoy vicariously through everyone's posts, I think you were very restrained in your unwrapping and photos. Thanks for posting. Jan x