Glossybox, a much talked about topic, In my opinion it is a very hit or miss beauty box to sign up to.
Lets compare two boxes, the 'Valentines' box and the Feb box.
First up Valentines.
Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Emerald - £9.50
What they say, 'Definition and intense colour with a long lasting finish.'
This is not my colour and highly I'm unlikely to use it, but a nice colour if you like green eyeliner.
Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream (15ml) - £46.50 for 50ml & Clarins Extra Firming Night Cream (15ml) - £48.00 for 50ml
What they say, 'Intensive skin renewal complex infusing skin with firming benefits that are immediate and long lasting.'
I actually love these creams, they smell amazing and really left my skin feeling soft and happy, plus I got ID'd for alcohol so many times since using them I can only assume they are making me look younger than my *cough* years.
I know a lot of people didn't receive full samples but I did and they lasted me a good three weeks using daily. Although the Extra Firming range isn't for my age group its made me want to look into other Clarins face creams. These were a massive WIN in my book.
FAB Body Wash (56.7g) - £10.00 for 226.8g
What they say, 'The ultimate travel companion for all skin types that provides irritant free cleansing and hydration.'
Personally this just bored me, it smells of.... nothing and did little to excite me at all. I might use it when (if) I ever run out of everything else first.
And lastly, Murad Skin Perfecting Primer (5ml) - £29.00 for 30ml
What they say, 'Oil free primer for a radiant glow, powered by light enhancing minerals.'
I swatched this and promptly had a heart attack because it was orange, but I have been advised that it sinks into the skin and doesn't look orange once fully blended.
So two out of five isn't bad I guess, the Clarins items made this box for me, and I'm intrigued by the Murad primer.
Now the Feb box,
Express Style by Paul Mitchell (25ml) - £12.95 for 200ml
A curl definer, now I like Paul Mitchell products, but yours truly has poker straight hair so this is a BIG fail for me.
Dr. Bronners Magic Soap Hemp Rose £4.99 for 59ml (which this is)
Sounds great 18 in 1 soap, I got a little concerned when I read the label and it states (I quote)
'Within 9 minutes you feel fresh and clean, saving 90% of your hot water and soap, ready to help teach the whole human race the moral ABC of All-One-God-Faith....'
I wasn't expecting a little sermon on my soap to be honest.
Como Shambhala Invigorate Lotion, had it before and was bored of it then. Doesn't help I picked up a set of these from a hotel I stayed at once either.. Nice smell, but not what I expect from a 'luxury box'.
DuWop Venom Gloss in Buttercup (5ml) - £16 for 10.4ml.
I don't like things that tingle and I hate the smell of cinnamon so FAIL for me.
And lastly, BM Beauty Mineral Eyeshadow in Noir (Black to you and me)
Meh... just meh.
So all in all a very hit or miss experience. I loved the Clarins, didn't mind the Murad, would have loved the Paul Mitchell if it wasn't for curly hair and am intrigued by the soap (even with the sermon attached)
£12.95 a month.
Is it worth it to you?
* Received for review