The much anticipated October Glossybox finally made it to me after the first one sent was lost by Royal Mail. October marked six months since Glossybox first appeared on the scenes and offered us a beauty box for a small amount each month. Because it has been six months since it began, the team at Glossybox put six items into Octobers box to say 'thank you' for sticking with them.
The first thing that caught my attention was the Leighton Denny nail polish in Sex Kitten a mercurial blue.
I've never owned a Leighton Denny nail polish before so I'm very pleased to have this, although the colour isn't quite my tastes. At some point in the future I'll bring you a NOTD using it. This is a full sized bottle of 12ml and is worth £11.00.
Half the box is made up of Dermalogica products, which I know made a lot of fellow beauty bloggers very happy. I'm a bit unsure, I have an uneasy relationship with Dermalogica as I had a bad reaction to a facial once, but saying that I do like their scrubs.
There are three items by Dermalogica plus a little make-up/beauty bag, these items include Thermafoliant 15ml, a Masque, 15ml, and a Lip Treatment, 1ml. All of these are classed as 'Age Smart'.
AGE Smart® contains scientifically advanced ingredients proven to impact the major biochemical reactions that contribute to skin aging before they start, so your skin is left smoother, firmer and healthier. AGE Smart® is the intelligent investment in your future skin.
Typically speaking the above cost £40.50 for the Thermafoliant 75ml, £33.00 for the Masque, 70ml, and £22.50 for the Lip Treatment, 1.75ml.
Another brand I don't own a thing from, that came with Octobers box is, Stila. With this box there is a Smudge proof waterproof eyeliner in Moray, a brownish gold shade. It applies very easily, and is very soft and easy to create a straight line with. And amazingly enough it didn't smudge, even when I rubbed at it hard.
And lastly but not least. Three perfume samples by Robert Piguet, including Fracas, Visa and Calypso.
All three smell very expensive, and grown up. The kind of perfume you'd wear to an ambassador's ball. And at £65.00 for 50ml each available at Harrods, I'd say that's who these perfumes are designed for.
I'll probably do a separate post about them as this one's long enough already.
I'm quite pleased with all the items within the sample Glossybox I've received. And I'd say for the £12.95 you pay a month this box definitely delivered value for money. But is this the exception or the rule?
* Received for review