Sunday, 29 January 2012

GlossyBox | January "Valentines Edition"

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This months GlossyBox has been eagerly anticipated as it's hot pink box was flashed about the twittersphere. I for one, was really looking forward to peeling back the paper to reveal what was inside. The Box itself is super pretty, I love that GlossyBox are changing the colour schemes with different themes, it keeps everything a lot more interesting and exciting. Who doesn't love a hot pink box?

The theme for this month is Valentines Day. Whether you are single and fancy a night of preening or meeting your fella for a night of romance, this box offers you the ultimate pampering experience. The first thing that caught my eye was the Murad primer, as a primer is something I always leave out of my face routine, so I was looking forward to trying that. I also loved the look of the moisturising balm. I wasn't mad-keen on the body washes though.

Contents & Thoughts:
  • Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer - Dewy Finish - As I just said, primers are something I always forget & so I was chuffed to have one to try out. I also love that it gives a dewy finish. A lot of primers are for mattifying the face, which is something that has always put me off as I have quite dry skin sometimes.
  • Davines Moisturising Balm - This balm is all purpose and can be used on the face, on the body and in your hair. When I first got it, I was under the pretense that it was like a moisturiser, but after reading up about it, it says it needs to be rinsed off. When using on the face, it's more like a cleanser, which when rubbed in with cotton wool, removes makeup. It's then used the same way on your body, and like a conditioner for your hair. I'm not overly keen on the scent of this, it smells faintly of hair dye.
  • Davines Cleansing Nectar - Again, although it appears that this product is more of a shower gel, it's mainly for cleansing your hair (shampoo). It contains lots of natural oils, so I'm looking forward to trying this and seeing the results. Unfortunately is does bare the same natural-with-a-hint-of-hair-dye smell that the balm does although it's definitely the sort of scent that could grow on you.
  • FAB Gentle Body Wash - A moisturising, irritant free everday cleanser ideal for sensitive skin. This body wash is aimed towards those with dry, irritated or sensitive skin. It feels really lovely on the skin and does leave you feeling squeaky clean. I'm a big fan of shower gels that moisturise aswell as clean your skin. Again, not really too sure of the scent of this one, it's a lot more fresh and not a very strong scent but still a little strange. I can't quite put my finger on it. I'm not sure if my nose is just being fussy...
  • Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner - This is the first time I have come across these eyeliners from Eyeko since they re-branded. The formulation is lovely. Creamy, easy to use and pigmented. The colour I received is a light pink, which dissapointed me at first, as I was unsure of where or when I could wear a colour like this. Then I realised that it was the perfect shade for lining the waterline to make you appear more awake, and to brighten your eyes. I even think it would be great to add a little shape and definition to the arch of your brow or lighten the inner corners of the eye. I'm unsure I like the long silver handle on the liner, as I feel it's a bit of a waste of product & therefore means the actual liner is a lot small than your average. However it does feel lovely to hold, and is good for precision.
Last months Christmas edition GlossyBox was my favourite so far, so I knew it would be a tough one to follow. I do still think last months box just pipped the top spot. Although I will use all the things in this GlossyBox, I'm not the biggest fan of body washes & shampoo's as I own SO many. I'm definitely more of a makeup and skincare enthusiast. I have noticed that the contents of some other boxes have included some Clarins skincare, which I think would have been best suited to me, but that's the joy of not knowing what you will receive. Overall, a very pretty, well thought out box!

88 comments:

  1. This months box looks great! I hope I get the same contents as you in my box : )
    http://itsbeautystartswithin.blogspot.com

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  2. Awesome post! I really want to try one of these boxes but I haven't seen many good brands that do this in the US :/

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  3. The colours are just lovely especially the blue box. All the products sound amazing too. :)x

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  4. I love Glossy Box

    http://rockglamfashion.blogspot.com/

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  5. That is adorable! Such a lovely concept. I wish i had subscribed. I love the sound of the primer, i too leave it out...

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.com/

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  6. Looks great! Love the products they gave you! :) whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com xxx

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  7. such a lovely glossbox. here in germany the boxes are always packed with ugly and not really helpful stuff. -.- that's such a pitty. wish i could live in england again!
    in btw great post! :)

    xoxo

    http://www.flirting-with-fashion.blogspot.com

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  8. I got the Dutch GlossyBox for January, and the products were not the products I expected..
    The GlossyBox in the UK seems so much better, too bad they don't send to The Netherlands!

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  9. Oh wow, the Glossybox this month is gorgeous :)

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  10. Love it!
    I hope Glossybox will come to my country one day :)

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  11. N'awww that's so cute! Can't wait for mine to arrive. And weel done on your 16,000 followers!
    Joelle
    xoxo
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  12. The products are really great this month! I love the pink, valentines theme too, it's so cute :)

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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  13. so pretty! what a good box this time..xx
    amourette

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  14. The hot pink box is gorgeous! I've been reading so many posts about beauty boxes to see which one I'd like to subscribe to when I have the money and I always think Glossy Box looks the best. Thanks for the review :) xxx

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  15. i love lining my waterline with a light colour for the day. it makes you look really awake, and it's really good for the 'no makeup look'! :)

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  16. Can't wait for mine to arrive loved what I got last month! The Valentines box is adorable :)
    Emer ♥ x

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  17. What a pretty box, eyeko has changed so much...the eyeliner sounds nice.
    Monika xx
    http://moonshine709.blogspot.com/

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  18. Now I'm excited about receiving my box! I wonder what else there is in store, as I know not everyone gets the same!

    x

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  19. This is such a cute idea!

    http://lilylovelock.blogspot.com/


    x

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  20. Defo going to sub to glossy box :) xxx

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  21. Ooohhh...I really like what's in your box!!!
    I have the Austrian version :)

    pssshhht.blogspot.com

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  22. I love this idea! It's such an opportunity to try products I would not necessarily choose in store.
    Love this month's Valentine theme too! So sweet!

    xox

    emmas-imagination.blogspot.com

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  23. Sometimes glossybox don't give much makeup/skincare products in their beauty boxes which is a shame because I couldn't careless about body stuff really- I have waaay to many as it is. :D

    http://lipsticksandmascara.blogspot.com

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  24. this looks amazing, can't wait for mine to arrive :)

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  25. I love this, it looks so pretty! Wish I was getting one lol xxx
    http://miss-lv.blogspot.com/

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  26. The hot pink box is so pretty! Plus the packaging of the products included in the box is equally as beautiful as well! x

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  27. Looks great!

    http://bucketofcoffee.blogspot.com/
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  28. I really wish i could get glossy box I'm signed up for when it goes live in US but I'm so anxious :O http://adornedbeauty21.blogspot.com/

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  29. So excited to receive mine! Love the look of Primer and Eyeliner...
    Natalie x
    Trying To Make Fetch Happen

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  30. I love the bright pink box they do have the best presentation of all the boxes. However, i do like a lot more make up and skin care aswell.
    Anither lovely written post
    xx

    theheadlessstylist.blogspot.com

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  31. You are so luckyyy :) And i havent been blogggging for a while or even keeping up with some of my favourite blogs, now looking back to you has been so lovely!! Every thing you write and create is so pretty!!!!

    http://blaiseruby.blogspot.com/

    x

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  32. I love the pink box!congrats on reaching over 16,000 followers xx

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  33. Pink! Lovely photos hunny - I'm kinda tempted to subscribe to Glossy Box.

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  34. I'm definitely considering signing up to glossy boxes! Love your blog hun :)

    lilmisschickas.blogspot.com

    x x

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  35. I got an email from Glossybox telling me mine has been despatched, I can't wait to get it next week now! I started my own blog a couple of months ago, and only found you on here and on youtube today, I have spent all day watching your videos, I have to say you are lovely! Beauty Ever After xoxo

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  36. Ah they all look like such good products! xx

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  37. i love your blog. let follow each other. will definitely come back lol stay fab bisouu

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  38. Pretty colour, and I love the fact that all you ambassadors got sent roses!

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  39. Funny how the content varies from country to country. I really love the hot pink colour from the box!

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  40. The packaging is so pretty!! xx
    http://fashionstarvedteen.blogspot.com/

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  41. I would love to subscribe to Glossy Box, I bought a box from the Clothes Show in December and I hadn't heard any of the brands, but tried some of them and loved them! I do want one, but I'm scared I'd waste my money and then get products I would hate, the box looks so cute though, I might have to try it!

    Jess X
    http://www.floralandcoral.blogspot.com/

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  42. I love how the contents of the glossy boxes vary so much from country to country :) I just reviewed my box on my blog in case you want to check it out :)

    particolour.blogspot.com

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  43. OMG!! i can't wait to get this box :D i love the hot pink colour & the roses GlossyBox sent you are so pretty :)
    Everything in this box looks amazing & i wonder what i'll recieve this month's as still waiting on mine coming.

    Lovely post :)
    xxx

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  44. love seeing your post before i receive mine makes me more excited :--)
    http://charlmorgan.blogspot.com/

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  45. Amazing box! Love how Glossybox have themes for their boxes. Maybe they'll do an easter box and send us some mini eggs :P

    Fashion Crossing ♥

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  46. Aww this looks so cute :)
    You got some great stuff, too :) xxx

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  47. Can't wait to receive my box!! Dying to know what's inside :)

    jenelizlouise.blogspot.com

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  48. gahhh! can't wait to get my glossy box subscription now! xxxx

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  49. I've awarded you the versatile blogger award!! I've only just started reading the blog but looking forward to keeping up with you and am convinced now that I need to get me a glossybox.

    Bellaandrobot.blogspot.com

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  50. I wish there was Glossybox in Portugal also. :)

    xxx
    http://itsluckynumberseven.blogspot.com

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  51. Awesome post! Can't wait until Glossy Box is available in the US! I'm extremely jealous!

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  52. Those boxes are such a great idea to discover new products and try things out :) I am defiantly subscribing to one!!! :)

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  53. Such a pretty box! ;p
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  54. this box looks very visually appealing! I only subscribe to feelunique so far, can't wait to get my first box, Glossyboxes look amazing also. I loved your last post too, v inspiring, I shall be getting myself down to the local charity shops for some nick nacks! :) xxx

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  55. the packaging is lovely. i want the eyeliner most of everything!
    Charlotte Couture

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  56. Love their packaging..super cute!

    http://dirtysexylaundry.blogspot.com/

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  57. Oh this box is so beautiful! I love the colour of it! I have Glossy Box's stacked all over my room and used as draw dividers!


    http://casualcaitlin.blogspot.com/

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  58. Looks amazing, I can't wait to get mine!

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  59. Great!
    I hope a Special Edition in Japan!
    XoXo!
    ^^

    http://priamelie.blogspot.com

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  60. I just got my Glossybox today n I have the same stuff except
    my eyeliner is in plum (quite a reddish plum I must say)
    I got a Weleda cleanser and an Orly polish instead of the two Davines products. So glad I didn't get the Davines (sorry u had to :/) who knows u might end up liking them? I didn't like the shade of polish I got, a reddish brown that looks very dull.
    Ps I am SO tempted to try out shesaidbeauty! I am only subscribed to Glossybox so far and my addiction is growing...

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  61. Hi~

    Sorry it's taken me so long get back to you re: camera I use
    I use Canon Rebel

    Thxs
    Kelly

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  62. Love the hot pink! I'm rubbish with primer too, but don't think a 'dewy finish' primer will go well with my greasy t zone!

    Kate
    http://whatkatiedidx.blogspot.com/

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  63. The box is so adorable! I love it.
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
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  64. it looks so beautiful!

    i can't wait for mine

    xoxox

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  65. Love the pink box but not overly amazed by the products... I nearly re-subscribed this month but I am kinda glad I didn't. Just waiting on my Joliebox, in hope it's another good one :)

    http://ameliasallsorts.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  66. Finally got mine! LOVE it. Really liked your review Zoe :) xx

    http://missjessicarachel.blogspot.com/

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  67. The box and roses look so so beautiful, and the products seem really lovely too! Wish glossybox delivered to Belgium :(

    xoxo

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  68. I should move to the UK just to receive these gorgeous beauty treats every month....

    annadeglam.blogspot.com

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  69. I LOVE YOUR BLOG ! :) I follow you ;)

    jojaslife.blogspot.com

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  70. i love this box :)


    check out my blog a jessie j inspired smokey eye look
    http://shona-yournaturalbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  71. You have good photography skills :)

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  72. Your views on the glossybox/ carmine box deffinetly helped me made a choice between the two! You were a great help, and for that i thank you :)

    cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.com

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  73. this is so cute, i will be looking into this! thank you for sharing

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  74. Soooo tempted to sign up, it all looks gorgeous!! Does anyone have an opinion wether this or Joliebox is better tho?? hmmm... Delicious blog tho lady!! Keep up the good work!! >__<

    beabarella.blogspot.com

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  75. Such a lovely box colour!it should always be fuchsia :) www.absolutleybeautiful.blogspot.com

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  76. I totes got the same box, im not quite sure what to do with everything. The primer is amazing and I love the nudey (haha!) eyeko eyeliner, but the rest...they just seem like fancy ways of saying shampoo &/or shower gel! lol

    Love your pictures, im still trying to work out my bloody camera lol (and by 'my' I mean the boyfriends, I don't actually own a decent camera yet lol.)

    Hayley xo
    stylecandi.blogspot.com

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    1. We've been meaning to try Glossybox for a long time and simply haven't got round to it but you've definitely sold it to us with the V day goodies...must try it out! Thanks, LILx

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  77. I've been debating for ages about whether to subscribe to the Glossybox website and purchase a box but i always get turned off when i watch reviews saying about how they are let down by some of the products, you seem to like a lot of the products. Do you feel that it would be worth me purchasing a box or not?:)
    Would be great if you could push me in the right direction.
    xoinvisiblexo.blogspot.com
    x

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  78. i just ordered my first Glossybox i had a look at a few others, but thought Glossybox looked better than the others! ...i really cant wait to see what i get every month! hehe!

    Dominique.x
    daisychains-beautyfashion.blogspot.com

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  79. Bummer it doesn't ship to Australia o"o

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  80. You introduced me to glossy box and Im going to order one of their boxes today!! I think the idea of it is so good and the prices are awesome too!

    Also your pictures are awesome and I cant wait for my box to arrive so I can take some lovely pictures like yours here! :D

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