Time to unbox the October Glossybox! I realise it’s been a while since it arrived (a couple of weeks or so, I’ll try to take note of the date when I get my next one), but I’ve been on a holiday and I wanted to give everything a proper try before letting you know what I think of the contents of this box. I must say I’m very excited to be writing about it as it was amazing.
I’m very glad they come in these cute dotted protective outer boxes as mine was a bit dented when it arrived.
All good on the inside though. Very sleek looking pink box. Although I must say I think I actually prefer the colour of their last box which was red. Maybe that’s just me feeling all festive already though.
Upon opening the box I was greeted by this very mysterious message ‘Coming this November’. After investigating further I saw that they’d added a mystery product in there this month, promising to reveal the brand later in the month (which they did).
I can’t get over of how much I love their packaging. It’s tied up with a ribbon! It may be a simple addition but makes it feel really special and personal.
Tadaah! This time there were six products, four of them full-sized. Out of the two sample-sized items, one was the mystery product. Very Affordable Yet Effective Primer, So Pink And Versatile Cheek And Lip Duo, The Mystery Shampoo I Guessed Straight Away, Amazingly Shiny Oil, Not Decided About The Tone Of This Lipstick, The Best Face Exfoliator.
I’ll go into a bit more detail about these fabulous products then. I have to say I was surprised to see a Primark item in there, but it was a pleasant surprise. PS…PRO Mattifying Primer RRP £5 Primark stores. At that price it’s very affordable and really does the job it’s meant to do. It glides on so smoothly, keeps my makeup in place and feels very nice on my skin. I’ll be buying this again.
Universal Beauty Cosmetics Secret Flush, Soothing Cream Blusher & Lip Stain Duo RRP £15 ubcosmetics.com. I’m so impressed with this. I really, really am. Firstly I have to mention the smell – it’s absolutely divine. I never knew makeup could smell so lovely and fresh. Secondly the consistency – it’s so creamy and blends really well, leaving me with a natural looking blush. Thirdly I love the colour of it, it’s not too pink, red or glittery, it’s got every component down to perfection. I absolutely recommend it.
Let’s talk about the mystery shampoo sample next. I love the idea of having an unknown product in there, especially if it’s something I may have some prejudice about for whatever reason. This time however I wasn’t too over the moon with it. I recognised it straight away as Head and Shoulders and even though I’ve had some good experiences with it in the past, it’s a bit too strong for my damaged hair now. It left my hair quite rough and frizzy so I think I’ll wait a while before trying it again.
The other sample-sized product was the Nuxe Shimmering Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse RRP £34 nuxe.co.uk. I loved the gentle shimmer it left on my skin and it was very easy to apply, if a bit awkward to get out of the tiny bottle. I wasn’t too keen on the smell of it though. It smelled a bit too old for me. Is that a way to describe a smell? Well, it should be. It didn’t put me off it however, I’ll still happily use it. Overall if you were considering buying this, I’d recommend you smell it first and see if it’d bother you or not.
Trifle Cosmetics Lip Parfait – Buttery Lip Cream RRP £12.95 triflecosmetics.com. Now, I’m not too sure about this product. I quite liked the texture of it, it was very soft on my lips. However the colour of it felt just way too light for me. Maybe it’s because as it was so soft and moisturising I felt I wanted to put more than one or two layers of it on and it really doesn’t suit my skin tone when it’s on thick. Still undecided about this one.
Last but not least Bee Good Honey and Camelina Facial Exfoliator RRP £10.50 beegood.co.uk. Another new favourite here. My skin has been a bit funny with me lately, especially about exfoliators so I was a bit apprehensive when first trying it. I needn’t have worried though. It was the nicest exfoliator I’ve used in a while. It wasn’t too rough on my face, the exfoliating bits were nice and small but I could feel them gently scrubbing away, leaving my face so silky soft. It’s also environmentally friendly so more plus points for that! Overall I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a gentle but effective exfoliator.
Thank you for being amazing Glossybox! Can’t wait to get my November box already.