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Glossybox Review – Sept 2014

Ok ok, I know… I didn’t even last the month without resubscribing to Glossybox, but if you’re anything like me you’ll agree that once you start getting surprises through the post it’s pretty crap when it stops! So I am, again a Glossybox Subscriber! I already knew what September’s Glossybox looked like after sobbing over other people’s reviews. September’s box was designed in collaboration with Karen Millen!

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The box itself is absolutely stunning and is light grey in colour with a black/grey sketch of the London landscape with famous landmarks suck as the London Eye and The Gherkin. I will definitely be using this box to store my makeup or jewellery!

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Now to the contents and I must admit one product stood out from the rest this month. The ModelCo More Brows Fibre Gel is worth more than the Glossybox cost and is a similar product to the Benefit Gimme Brow, consisting of a brown gel type liquid that you brush over your eyebrows to make them appear thicker and fuller. The sample in my September Glossybox is full sized (3.5ml) and is priced at £14.95. As I mentioned in my September Birchbox review I’ve never heard of ModelCo, yet they have appeared in both beauty boxes in the same month! Spooky!

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Next in my Glossybox is a sample of L’Oreal Mythic Oil Nourishing Masque. This product is to be applied to towel-dried hair and left for 3 minutes before rinsing. The sample size is 75ml and a full sized version costs £15.50 for 200ml which seems quite pricey for a L’Oreal product. My hair is looking forward to some TLC when I try this out.

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I’m not entirely sure if I like receiving nail polish in my beauty boxes or not. I only really paint my nails when I have acrylics applied which is generally at Christmas or my Birthday. I’m torn with the nail polish in this months Glossybox because it is by Nails Inc and is my first ever Nails Inc product. Unfortunately it is a colourless top coat in a matt finish rather than one of the striking Nails Inc colours. The Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat is £12 for 10ml and I received a full sized product in my Glossybox.

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The next product in my September Glossybox is an anti-aging product by Origins which boasts that you’ll see a difference within two weeks. The sample I was a sent is 15ml so should allow enough applications to really test it out. The full sized version of this anti-aging serum is £48 for 30ml so I’ve got my moneys worth here.

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The final products in my Glossybox are 3 sachet samples by SkinPep. The dark circle eraser is particularly interesting but there was only one sachet included of this sample. It uses anti-oxidant ingredients to help minimise dark circles and a full sized version of this product is £44.99 (ouch! Surely this must work!?) My sample that I was sent is 2ml. The other 2 sachets are of the SkinPep Brightening Enzyme & Acid Peel with pineapple and papaya and each sample sachet is worth a whopping £3.05! A full sized 180ml of this product is £84.99 so even if this is the best beauty product I’ve ever tried, I’m not sure my budget would stretch to it in future.

A little extra gift in September’s Glossybox was £25 off a £150 spend at Karen Millen but it only lasted a few weeks in September. If you are a regular shopper in Karen Millen this was probably a very nice treat, but I’ve never bought anything from there – just admired the shoes from afar!

It won’t be long until I get October’s Glossybox. I get a warm, fuzzy feeling everytime the postman delivers a beauty box. Are you a Glossybox subscriber? Which has been your favourite box so far?

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