Glossybox October 2014

by - Sunday, November 02, 2014

Ever since Glossybox decided to reveal to us next month's theme box many people got disappointed. I understand why. Many of us buy these subscription boxes because we crave for the "not knowing what you'll get" excitement. But to me that excitement is still there and instead of it being reduced, it got amplified. Why?

Because I still don't know what I'm getting in general (OK, I know of one product, but that's all) and I love being able to see what they've done to the box based on the chosen theme! 

Yeah, you guessed it right, I'm excited even as I write these lines and the reason is October's Pop Art edition Glossybox! Isn't it wonderful?

There were 4 variations of the same box, faithful to Marilyn's portrait from the master  of pop art himself, Andy Warhol. Of course in my eyes the whole box is a combination between Warhol and Lichtenstein, but I digress. We're not here to talk about pop art, we're here to talk about the products I received in this month's Glossybox.

  • NUXE Masque Creme Fraiche de Beaute: This is the one product I knew I was getting since September, as it was revealed along with the theme of the box to everyone since September. It's a soothing and rehydrating face mask that helps with stinging, redness and sensation of heat. I think I will be alternating between this one and my deep hydration cucumber mask after applying a clay mask (they massively help control my oiliness but leave my skin red and heated, so any soothing masks/creams etc are more than welcome). This is a full size product of 50ml that retails at £19.50.

  • Etre Belle Liplift Peel: Another full size product, the smell of this lip exfoliator reminded of scented stationery I was collecting when I was a kid. Besides that unfortunately there is nothing else special about it. Does its job adequately but is nothing special and for £12.95 for 15ml, I prefer making my own homemade lip scrub. 

  • Yves Rocher Quelques Notes D'Amour perfume: Now that is what I call a proper perfume sample. Instead of coming in those boring and uninteresting vials it came in a miniature of the original bottle the perfume is sold. Instantly fell in love with it, plus it raised the bar compared to other samples I have received in the past. Flowery and youthful because of the Damascus rose but with a woody, musky heart of guaiac wood and patchouli. Such a great and long lasting scent. It stayed on my wrists for over five hours, even after washing dishes. I received 5ml but the full size is 30ml and sells for £33.

  • Rimmel London BB Cream Matte in Light: I have certain Rimmel products that I swear by, so when I saw this little sample of their BB cream in my box I got happy. When I found out that the Light shade fits my skin colour perfectly I was even happier. But unfortunately, although the cream is really nice, it's not great for people with oily skin like me. It's longevity was almost non existent on me, after literally two hours it was slipping off my face. It provides light to medium coverage, which is great for a BB cream. I would definitely recommend it for people with normal to dry skin types, but personally I won't be purchasing it. The sample sent is 8ml, full size product is 30ml and costs £6.99.

  • Ciate Paint Pot nail varnish: This is the third out of four full size products in October's Glossybox and is one of my favourites for sure. I know Ciate as a brand and have tried their nail varnishes in the past, their formula is really great. You can guess my excitement when I saw the curved bottle with the tiny black bow in my box. Plus it's black! I love a good black nail varnish, only problem here (tiny one) is that it needs three coats of colour in order to become fully opaque. 13.5ml retail for £9.

  • So Susan Flutter Mascara: Last product of October's box and it comes from a brand I have sampled again in the past through Glossybox. The last time I had received a blush from So Susan that I fell in love with, but I can't say the same for their mascara. No length or volume was added to my lashes, nor did they curl as it claims to do, it just coated them black and that was all. I'm disappointed with the product but still have faith in the brand, so hopefully the next of their products I receive in the future won't let me down. 4ml retail for £14.95.

I'll say it again, Glossybox is my favourite beauty subscription box. I love the originality of the boxes, the full size products they sent for us to sample and even the sneak peeks we get into next month's theme. Can't wait for November's box.

So what colour box did you get and which products did it have inside? And most importantly, what do you think about that miniature perfume bottle? Let me know!

Until next time,


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