Monday, 30 January 2012

A Glossy Box Valentine

I was having a crappy morning today, I'd just received my next assignment at Uni and wasn't feeling very excited about it. But when I got home to find a Glossy Box parcel I was over the moon! I'm sure you've seen lots of these reviews already, but each box varies slightly so I still wanted to show you what was in mine...

First off, this months box comes in a hot pink colour in spirit of Valentines Day all parcelled up so beautifully, so whether you're loved up or not its a great way of treating yourself to some new beauty goodies.

What's In Mine?....

Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Emerald Green
Murad Skin Perfecting Primer
Orly Nail Polish in Ruby 

Murad Primer
I'm not actually a fan of primers. Any I have tried in the past have broken me out and made foundation application even worse rather than better. I have quite sensitive skin and I think primers just sit in my pores and cause spots. BUT I'm still going to give this one a go, I've heard good things about Murad and they are a skin company making products for all types of skin so fingers crossed its my new holy grail product because I feel very left out when everyone talks about their favourite primers.

Eyeko Skinny Liner
I was very happy to see a new Eyeko product in this months box. Since their re-launch I've not tried anything out, and although lots of people are unhappy about their price increases I was still intrigued by a few products. I don't own a green eyeliner but I'm excited to give this one a go. I can see me wearing it on nights out with black in the waterline, or just on its own in the Spring for a fresher look. The long silver handle is a bit unnecessary but it makes for nice packaging and the product itself is very soft. Plus is retails at £9.50 and this is a full size product so well worth it!

Weleda Cleanser and Toner
Weleda are a brand introduced to me by Glossy Box but after being a little repulsed by the Pomegranate Body Oil I was unsure about this cleanser and toner. I'll let you know how I get on, at least this one smells nice - it reminds me of ginger biscuits.

First Aid Beauty Body Wash
First Aid Beauty are new to me and I'm a fan of their retro packaging. This is one sample I'll stick in the shower and test out but I can't see it being spectacular, after all its only a body wash and they all do the same thing.

Orly Nail Polish
Last but not least a Orly Nail Polish in Ruby. A lovely deep red shade that's perfect for Valentines Day. I don't own many reds so its nice to add some to my collection. Oh...and a very cute Glossy Sweet!

For me, Glossy Boxes are a way to try out products I wouldn't normally purchase as well as receiving samples of the ones I would. For example the Murad Primer, I normally wouldn't risk it, but by getting a sample size to try out first I might just discover my new favourite product.
You can purchase your Valentine's Glossy Box here, or even buy one for a friend. I think the Glossy Boxes for men make a perfect Valentine's gift for your other half too.



  1. Thanks for sharing what products are in your box! I think this selection is my favourite out of all the Glossy Boxes I've seen this month on blogs. I want to sign up but I'm waiting until I have a bit more money as it's such a gamble! xxx

  2. Just loving this concept. Wish it'd come to Denmark!

    Camilla//Scent of Fashion

  3. Overall I was quite impressed with this months Glossy Box, and I really loved the bright pink packaging! I didn't get the nail polish unfortunately, it looks like a gorgeous shade and I would have loved to try it out.

    Gillian x


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