Glossybox… Hype worthy or Bin worthy?.

A few years ago I signed up for a Birchbox subscription (you can read some reviews here) and the majority of the products I received we’re okay but there was only the odd few that really excited me and then turned out pretty expensive once I looked. I ended my subscription because I just didn’t feel like the last few boxes I got were worth the money.. So why have I signed up for another subscription box?.

 

 

Well, I saw Glossybox hyped up when I actually had Birchbox but I naturally just expected the same kind of thing from them so I never actually bothered signing up for it plus I was pretty skint as well and couldn’t exactly afford the extra going out a month even if it was only £10, I already have Apple music poaching my last £10 monthly. I recently signed up after getting a tad envious of my friend’s boxes arriving monthly. I read good reviews both on their website and on blogs and decided to go for it. I also noticed you can earn credits through both referring friends and reviewing products and you can spend these on Feel Unique which I just think is such a nice gesture.

My first box

 

So my first box was actually the December box, I ordered just in time for that box and I’ll receive my January box in a couple of weeks. First impressions are that the boxes are really insta worthy, nicely packaged (looks like a lot of care has gone into it which is so lovely). The products inside are decent sizes and there’s a full-size Huda liquid lipstick which has immediately caught my eye.

Huda Beauty Liquid lipstick in Venus

Huda has changed the game with this lipstick; It’s unlike anything I’ve tried before. The lipstick doesn’t budge at all, I apply this before a 10-hour shift and it’s still going strong by the time I’m home with absolutely no touch ups what-so-ever. The shade is such a pretty nude and I’m applying it daily. I love how easy it is to apply, it doesn’t have to be chucked in my bag because I know it’s going to stay all day (that’s a lot of trusts there) and it doesn’t dry my lips out.

Mystic Black Novex Hair mask

I haven’t tried this one yet (I’m going to give it a go tomorrow) it sounds really promising though. The mask doesn’t include any; Parabens, Petrolatum, silicons or sulfates which is really good. It does, however, contain Baobab oil which is known for its moisturising properties. I’m really excited to use this and I really hope it lives up to its promises. The sample size is 100g so you get enough for a few uses as well.

Beauty pro Detoxifying bubbling cleansing mask with activated charcoal

Bluddy hell, that’s a little bit of a gobful. I thought this was one of the ‘cloud’ masks (that’s what I call em) that you see everyone using that foam up and upon your face… I was kind of wrong and right. It’s a sheet version of that mask (How is that even a thing?). I like the idea of this pore clearing mask but I couldn’t stand the feeling of it, It didn’t fit my face so I squeezed the liquid out of it and massaged this into my skin and it just tingled so much, Like my skin looks great but I wouldn’t go for it again purely because of that tingling.

Nip & Fab glycolic scrub fix

This is something I was really excited about getting in the box, I’ve always wanted to try Nip & fab so this was perfect. The scrub promises to refine, brighten and renew skin as well as reduce acne from the first use, I can’t wait to give this a go.

Trifle cosmetics Praline Palette

This little palette is so cute, there are 6 shimmer shades that you can use either wet or dry, I’ve used this dry so far and the pigments really good, there’s only 1 shade I wouldn’t necessarily use which is the deep purple but I know a lot of people would use this shade. This palette is cruelty-free, vegan gluten-free, hypoallergenic and doesn’t contain parabens or phthalates.

Hype worthy or bin worthy?

Overall I’m thoroughly impressed with my first glossy box, I have my next subscription on the way and that should arrive Friday. I’m more than happy to keep my subscription going and would thoroughly recommend. Its a really good way to find new brands you love or switch up your make-up collection which is what I’m after doing.
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