It seems like only yesterday I was oooing and aaaahing over December’s Glossybox, and already here is the first box of 2014!
The first thing of note is that the box itself is bigger and well…glossier! This months theme is “Back to Basics” and contains five products, only one (almost sort of two!) of which is full size.
I have to say I wasn’t all that excited upon first impressions, the lack of a make-up item and the sample sizes too were a bit of a let down, but on closer inspection this isn’t a bad box at all.
Anatomicals – Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer Wake-Up Under Eye Patches
I’m definitely not a morning person, so anything that can banish the night before the morning after is a good thing in my book. I love Anatomicals and their tongue in cheek packaging and marketing, and definitely got a giggle out of the name. You get two sets of patches in the cute pink pouch, but they are single use so I’ll be saving mine for really dire mornings!
2 x full sized products
£6 for 3 sachets from ASOS.com
The Vintage Cosmetic Company Floral Slanted Tweezers
I can’t say I particularly needed another set of tweezers, but theses are pretty adorable! Made of high quality stainless steel with a slanted edge and a pretty vintage look, they are better than the bog-standard but it is quite hard to get excited about tweezers really isn’t it.
£8.00 from Boots.com
Vaseline Essential Moisture Lotion
I tend to think as Vaseline as a very plain and budget brand, something I wouldn’t usually pick up for myself. I gave this a quick try and I feel pretty indifferent towards it to be honest, but I knew there are people who prefer to keep skincare simple and for them this might be okay for a post-shower pick me up.
£4.99 for 400ml from Superdrug.com
Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash
I’ve become quite a fan of Balance Me thanks to various samples from beauty boxes and magazines, so despite shower gel being a bit of a meh product, this was one of the more exciting finds this month. The smell is a delicious mix of juniper, bergamot, geranium and lavender, and it’s always great to know they come from natural oils rather than synthetic sources. The brand promises 99% natural origin in all it’s products, so great for us eco-types!
£10.25 for 250ml from Looksfantastic.com
Another “cult skincare sample”, hrm. I wasn’t overly interested in this, but gave it a quick try and WOW that scent is way way too overpowering to use anywhere near my face! It smells like a very herb heavy vapour rub which is a shame because despite a heavy texture it left my skin feeling amazingly soft. Maybe I’ll save these for next time I have a blocked nose!
2 x 3g sample
£19.50 for 70g from Boots.com
So overall a very skin-care heavy box, but I suppose that makes sense for a Back to Basics theme. Let’s hope next month is filled with lovely shiny make-up and exciting treats!
You can order a Glossybox of your very own here for £10 (+ P&P) per monthly box.
Totally hellbent for a bigger, glossier box – bigger glossier treats to come?