Sunday, 13 October 2013

GlossyBox October 2013 | Dark Romance



Hey girlie's!!!

So it's that time again... Glossy box time!!! I've been contemplating for a while now whether to swap beauty boxes as I've found Glossy box so hit and miss recently, however... I have been saving up my glossy dots for a while now so i thought whilst I'm still decided whether to change boxes i may as well use my glossy dots up to get a free box, whoop i love a freebie!!!

When i heard this month's Glossy box theme was called 'Dark Romance' i was super excited, to me that screams Autumnal berry lips and nails and i was expecting some other Autumnal treats inside. After opening my box i have to admit I'm quite disappointed and I think this could be my last Glossy box unfortunately.

Anyway onto whats in my box this month....

Katy Perry Killer Queen Fragrance 1.5ml


Another Glossy box another dreaded perfume sample!!! I really do hate it when we get a perfume sample but thank goodness i like it. I do already have the Katy Perry Killer Queen perfume so the sample will be popped into my handbag for an on the go spritz' even though I'll only get around 3 spritz' out of it. It's has quite a strong floral/fruity scent that lasts on your skin for hours. The full size of 50ml is £29.50

Monu Illuminating Primer SPF15 20ml


I'm expecting quite good things from this Monu Primer as I've loved all the other Monu products I've received in previous Glossy boxes. The primer is paraben free and has been formulated with light reflective mica particles which will help brighten up our complexion, add an instant sheen and enhance our natural radiance, i do love abit of radiance in the Autumn so this sounds brilliant. You can use the primer either on its own or under your makeup for a more flawless, illuminating finish. The full size of this retails for £24.95 for 50ml.

Me Me Me Cherub's Blush - Cheek & Lip Tint 12ml



Me Me Me are known for their Benefit dupes so i think this is their take on the Benetint and i must admit i tried it the minute i opened my box and i do really like it. When used on the cheeks it gives that gorgeous flushed cheek effect which i think looks super cute around this time of year and it's nice that this can be used on the lips as a stain too, i always love a good multi use product. This is the full size and retail's for £5.50.

Gamila Secret Cleansing Bar -Mini


This Gamila Secret Cleansing Bar is something I've never heard of before and it really intrigues me as its a face and body cleanser in bar form, just like a bar of soap. The bar is 100% natural and provides a gentle, deep cleanse of the skin whilst hydrating the skin at the same time. Its very easy to use, like a bar of soap you just moisten with warm water, apply the bar directly onto your face and body and massage into your skin. It has quite a strong herbal scent which i don't dislike nor do i love, however... i do think this will be great on more sensitive skins and i think the bar will last a long time so I'm looking forward to seeing what results i get from this. The full size of the cleansing bar retails for £21.

Premae Multi-Vit Smoothie Serum 20ml


I don't think ill get much use at all out of this Premae Serum as i have very sensitive skin so always stick to the skincare routine i know works for me, but I'm thinking of giving the serum a go just to see if i notice a difference at all. The Premae Serum it targeting more towards combination skin to reduce oiliness, soothe redness and keep the face completely matte and shine free, so if you suffer with any of the above this does sound a good little product. The full size of the serum retails for £22.50 for 50ml.

Overall I'm really disappointed with the contense of this month's box, i really did have high hopes for this month's box as the theme seemed so good. With the combination of the 1 full size product, the perfume sample and the fact we are seeing alot of the same brands over and over in Glossy box at the moment it really is disheartening. Sort it out Glossy box you used to be so good!!!!

What did you receive in your Glossy box this month??? Id love to know???

Hayley

14 comments:

  1. Mine was rubbish too, instead of the cleansing bar I got a teeny tiny bottle of Argan Oil. I'm giving them until the end of the year to redeem themselves!


    Charlotte - blotandreapply.com xx

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    1. Yeah im wondering whether to wait until the new year to cancel as you would think the next two boxes will be good'uns!!! xoxo

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  2. I'm just upset that mines not due until the end of next week and now I've gone and seen what other people got and am not excited anymore! Why can't they send them all together?!
    Tania x
    Make-up-maggie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh no!!! Why the end of next week hunni??? I do think it's bad though i cant see why they cant be shipped in one go!!! I hope your box is better than mine sweetie xoxo

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  3. I cancelled all of my beauty boxes subscriptions a while ago as I kept getting skincare samples and I can only use up so many - it seemed like a waste of money x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. I dont blame you hunni!!! I always give any unused or unwanted samples to my mum haha she loves them :) xoxo

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  4. Completely agree with you, this box was the worst one I've had for a long time. The only product I would possibly try is the primer... DISAPPOINTED! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ohhh it's dreadful, i have now cancelled my Glossybox subscription and changed to Birchbox!!! Its horrible when we wait a month and are left so dissapointed so a change was needed :) xoxo

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  5. Instead of the soap I got two sachets of some bronzing face base stuff... cause autumn is all about bronzing not embracing the pale, clearly.

    So disappointed with this month :( I had Such high hopes for this theme, boo (Just about to follow :) )

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    1. Ohhh really, surely that's for a summer box lol. Yeah im so dissapointed ive now changed to a different box as Glossy box have been too hit and miss for my liking this year.

      Awww thank you so much Laura that means alot :) xoxo

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  6. I was really disappointed with this month's box too. See my review here...

    http://www.beautyandlechic.com/2013/10/whats-inside-glossybox-october-2013.html

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    1. It's awful isn't it!!! They defo need to up their game, this year's Glossy boxes have been no where near as good as last year.

      xoxo

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  7. I got that box, I tried the tint straight away quite looking forward to it but found it just stained where I put it and didn't blend at all, ill give it another go because it looks perfect to recreate the just been for a brisk walk in the countryside when really the most strenuous thing you've done is drove to McDonald's. I also tried the beauty bar, all I could smell was ammonia, and for a facial cleanser a tiny bit dripped in my eye and it was the most painful thing ever!! Glad its my last month to be honest, going to have a look at birchbox since I love the monthly suprise!!

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    1. Yeah i've found you need to work seriously quick with the tint!!! Yeah i have already unsubbed from Glossybox and subbed with Birchbox, i've heard nothing but good things about Birchbox so i hopefully it will be alot better. xoxo

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