After being pretty disappointed with the last few glossy boxes I received, I have decided to end my subscription to GlossyBox UK. I was more impressed at the beginning with the variety of samples I was receiving but more recently there has been an increase in the amount of body lotion and perfume samples. So I thought I would save up the products that I thought were interesting enough to write about and do one final post. So here are my favourite from the last 3 boxes…
From Right to Left:
Versace Vanitas Murad Fragrance £45/30ml
This is what I call a sample! I was really impressed with this which I received in my March Glossy Box, I think this is how all perfume samples should be; miniatures of the larger size. The little lid even had the same engraving detail as the full size one. I actually dont mind the smell, it lasts longer than perfumes I have had before and not over powering. I’m not sure if I would buy a ful size bottle, but it’s worth trying a spritz.
BM Beauty Pure Mineral Eye Shadow £7.00
I received a really nice shade of this eyeshadow in Storm Cloud which is a really nice blue/grey, here a better picture of how it looks on the BM Beauty website, not really something I would wear for day time bit perfect for blending in with a black for a smokey eye. Not too keen on the packaging, it makes it look a bit cheap but the actual product is very nice.
Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer £29.00
I loved the size and packing of this little treat. Really like using a primer, it makes your skin feel so silky before you cover it in foundation! As its a miniature pump bottle I squirted a little out onto my hand, I was surprised to see that unlike usual primers it was beige and a little darker than my skin-tone instead of a clear liquid. Once applied however, you wouldn’t even know you had it on, the colour just blends in with your natural skin tone and provides a soft velvety base for your foundation. Very expensive for the full size bottle, I find it very difficult to justify spending over £20 on one make item unless its a foundation.
Lancome Teint Miracle Natural Light Creator Bare Skin Perfection SPF 15 £27
As I’m currently using the Dior Flawless Perfection Liquid foundation, which I am finding a little heavy for everyday wear, I’m keen to find a alternative which is a little lighter as the summer draws closer (Hooray!). This one from Lancome seems to be ticking all the boxes really. Its a dream to apply and provides the perfect amount of coverage without looking like a barbie doll. Natural is the way forward! And its comes under the £30 foundation budget, bonus! For now I shall be using every last drop in my very generous sample bottle.
Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner £9.50
I received this pencil eyeliner in the midnight blue shade in my January Box. I really love the colour, but the long metal tip on the end is just not practical (when you have a tiny handbag like I do). There also dosen’t seem to be any reason as to why its there, it just makes it look more expensive but essentially it does the same job as a regular eyeliner. Sorry Eyeko, design fail there.
So this is the last of my Glossybox reviews for now. I shall keep an eye on what they do it the next few months but they really need to sort out the selection in the boxes and not so much body lotion, theres only so many mini bottles of moisturiser you can fit on your bathroom shelf!