A monthly beauty surprise box

Recently the beauty community (especially on twitter) has been buzzing about a brand new beauty concept called GlossyBox and not wanting to feel left out I decided to investigate.

GlossyBox is a monthly surprise box which subscribers pay £10 a month for (with free delivery) and contains five luxurious beauty samples from high-end and new and emerging brands. GlossyBox believe women should be able to try out products in the comfort of their own home and in their own time which is something I can definitely relate to (I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve succumbed to the pressure from intimidating salespeople at beauty counters only to come home and realise I don’t need/can’t afford said item). They also have an online magazine and blog which encourages its users to give feedback (for every feedback sheet you gain a GlossyDot and 100 GlossyDots results in a free box!) and fill out an individual beauty profile so that they can select products to meet your personal tastes and preferences. So far, so good…

I received my box last week and was immediately impressed with the beautiful black and pink packaging (it’s clear that GlossyBox know how to please beauty junkies). Mine also came with a personalised card from the team and tissue-wrapped box complete with pink bows which  certainly added extra brownie points. Anyway, enough about the packaging…the 5 products included in my box this month were: NARS Orgasm Illuminator, All for Eve Eve Red lipstick, Bionova Lab Bioactive Cleanser, Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Rapid Repair Spray and a COMO Shambhala Invigorate body lotion.

I have to say the stand out product for me was definitely the Nars Illuminator. Not only have I been eyeing up this product for a while, I now have a full size (30ml) sample that would have cost me £21.50 to buy! I’ve also been loving the COMO Shambhala body lotion with its refreshing eucalyptus, geranium, lavender and peppermint scent which I swiftly slathered all over my body and would definitely consider re-purchasing.  All in all the first offering from GlossyBox was everything I had hoped it would be and I’m already looking forward to my next box.