Monday, 20 February 2012

GlossyBox February 2012

So it's arrived - yay! Regardless of my age I struggle to control myself as I rip open the tab and there in front of me is that dusty pale pink box. Gorgeous. I use them all for storing glitters in work and they look smart and uniform.

As I lift the lid I am greeted with three cards. The first one just says "EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED" with a small note of " check from February 24th" this is interesting... but I thought all GlossyBoxes were a mystery?! I've checked out the site and felt like a child when I read "come back on February 24th" just like a virtual finger wagging! The next card is one to advertise London Fashion Week and the last is the product list which talks about it being 'The Fashion Week Edition'

Onto the good stuff... the products.

1) DuWop Venom Gloss 5ml in 'Buttercup'

The card says: Combining subtle tinted lip gloss with DuWop's Lip Venom to creat Venom Gloss

Enter GlossyVG12 for 20% Discount on any full size Venom Gloss.  Valid unil 31st March 2012.

Full size is £16 for 10.4ml so its just under £8's worth of product.  It is a shimmery champagne/pearly colour, gives a slight tingle and is not sticky which is a massive positive.  I really like the scent / flavour to it as well.

2) Dr Bronner Magic Liquid Soap in Peppermint 59ml

The card says: A combination of organic extra virgin coconit, olive, jojoba and hemp oils, together with pure essential oils.

No discount code offered.

This product is a complete multi use soap that you can use on your face, body and hair and come in quite a few different scents.  It is also Certified Fair Trade which is a bonus.  This bottles is full-sized and retails for £1.99

3) Paul Mitchell Round Trip - 25ml

The card says: This liquid curl definer is fast-drying for enhanced curls in an instant..

No discount code offered.

This probably sounds ridiculous but I actually thought that this would come out like a spray so I put my hand out and it just squirted like a serum just onto the floor! It has a really nice scent to it but I tend to wear my hair straight so i'm not sure how often i'll use but its a really handy size for travelling.  This full size is 200ml for £12.95

4) BM Beauty Eyeshadow in 'Her Majesty' 1g

The card says: Award winning pure mineral eyeshadow.  Cruelty free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. 

No discount code offered.

This is a gorgeous rose gold shimmer.  I'm not entirely sure I would wear this on my eyes but I used to have a blush I adored (Bourjois in 'Rose D'or) so I might try and dab a little on my cheeks.  

5) Como Shambhala Body Lotion 50ml

The card says: A revitalising blend of essential oils that puts you in a perfectly uplifted mood.

No discount code offered.

The moment I opened this I knew I had something already with this scent... BINGO! its my sleep spray that I use to spray on my pillows to help me relax before bed (SpaRiturals 'Close Your Eyes' Spray)  I think this product shall be perfect after a bath perhaps before bed and will look forward to using it.

Overall I think this box was pretty much all products I would use - perhaps the Paul Mitchell serum might end up being given away to someone else but everything else is great.  The price was worth it, the lipgloss being around £8, the magic soap £2 and the eyeshadow £3.50 pays for the box.  In this one we didn't get an extremely large amount more than what was paid for but afterall - no one said that's what GlossyBox is all about.  The service is to provide you with large samples to try and test out and they have achieved this.  I look forward to my other beauty boxes arriving shortly !


  1. Quite like the look of Round Trip, uno me & mammy with curl products! haha. Body lotion sounds lovely too :) I love having certain bed time lotions :) xx

  2. Great post x
    Found you on bloghop xx
    Im also doing the bloghop xx
    Its a great idea isnt it xx
    Wanted to invite you to check out my beauty blog sale - lots of fab items, maybe we could follow each other through GFC and bloglovin xx You have a great blog xx

  3. Nice post. Not impressed that I didn't receive the Becca beach Tint!!
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