Friday, 27 April 2012


Glossy Box April 2012: The Natural Box


Caudalie Vinosourse SOS Thirst-Quenching Serum, Inika Cosmetics Certified Organic Lip Liner,
 Monu Professional Skincare Hand and Nail Cream, Figs and Rouge Lip Balm, Phillip B Styling Gel
Glossy Box (£12.50)*
My April 2012 Glossy Box came through yesterday, It feels like ages since I got the infamous Harrods one so was quite exciting when it did come in the post. The novelty of beauty boxes has worn off for me now and Im a bit nonchalant when it comes to getting them. But, for a change I was pretty happy when I saw who the package was from. The theme for the April Glossy Box is "The Natural Box". Its nice to see another themed box. I do think these go down well and give a bit more consistency to the sampling scene.

Caudalie Serum looks good and I've used it a few times since I got this box. I love most of the Caudalie products I've tried in the past and my skin has felt dryer in the evenings  recently so the ultra hydrating properties are much needed. I got the Inika Comsetics lip liner in a shimmery reddish colour, I can't see a colour name but I may be missing it! It's not to my personal taste and I don't like lipliners but it seems like a OK product, The Monu hand and nail cream will, like most hand creams in these sorts of boxes, might be badly received. I'm not a hand cream fan, but I'll just pass it on. I already have this Figs and Rouge lip balm which I didn't really like in the first place, so again thats going to be passed on to someone I know. The Phillip B styling gel is another product I probably won't use, the idea of a gel on my long hair doesn't sit well with me. All I can think of is really slicked back greased up hair!

Overall, I really didn't get blown away by the box. I don't know if all the contents in the box are the same for all subscribers, they typically vary quite a bit from Glossy Box. For a Eco box I didn't really see the theme coming through that strongly with the products. I felt it could have been pushed in another direction, different brands, or at least had more focus on organic and natural stuff. Nothing to me screamed natural or organic, despite the products being natural... I just can't explain what I mean really! They just aren't the things that spring to mind when someone says natural or organic. As far as Im aware the styling gel isn't eco, It feels like it was just thrown in there as a extra. The biodegradable box is a nice touch, but I still just think its all wastage at the end of the day. Are their other boxes not recyclable? I think as a company that obviously has a fair few subscribers they should have a bit more of a responsibility to keeping things as green as they can and having fully recyclable boxes. I do reuse my Glossy Boxes but I think there is so much wasted packaging!

I know it's Glossy Boxes 1 year anniversary box next month and Im sure they will be promising big things! But I don't know how I really feel about these sorts of boxes in the long term. Im still on the fence if they are worth it or not! I will write another post on my feelings soon!


24 comments:

  1. This box has swung it for me. When I get paid, I'm definitely going to join!

    Beth-Bradley.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I haven't got mine yet so I'm excited to get mine soon to see what's inside. I know what you mean about the novelty wearing off though, however it's nice to see Glossybox trying to make an effort with these limited edition boxes.

    Lauraxamy.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I unsubscribed in the end. Every month I just found myself feeling disappointed when it finally came and thought of all the other things I could have spent the money on... x

    themusingsofflorence.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I only subscribe when I see boxes I like, then usually get disappointed because I get the rubbish stuff!

    Just to let you know, I'm having a little giveaway(click here!), which includes a Benefit Erase Paste :-)
    xxx
    http://laurenrmilor.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/late-100-followers-give-away.html

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  5. I feel the same about Glossybox, really on the fence with it, going to stick with it until their anniversary and then see x

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  6. Oh wow, the packaging & wrapping are amazing! I think i'm gonna get me one of those too!

    Coco,
    www.cocorrina.com

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  7. I really adore this as an idea for a box!

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  8. I used to get a GlossyBox but unsubcribed two month ago.
    xoxo
    Sabrina

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  9. I love Caudalie products too...

    WIN a cute, silver hamsa pendant at my blog http://www.offdutychic.com

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  10. I unsubscribed a while back and now they have amazing products!

    xx

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  12. I liked most of the products I got in this months box but I'm only giving GlossyBox one more month before I unsubscribe! X

    jacinderella.blogspot.com

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  13. got mine today... instead of styling gel and hand cream I got a full size coconut and jasmine shower wash which is yummy and means I wont have to buy one for a while :0) but also got a tiny fragrance oil which is YUCK :0( Would of preferred the hand and nail cream tbh as my desk at work is crying out for a new one and I hate most I try!!!

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  14. still undecided if i want to carry on with the glossybox or not xx

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  15. At least I don't get the box any more, I will probably sign up again for the Birthday Box. This box seems to be okay I mostly like the Caudalie product. x

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  16. I really liked my box this month and I enjoyed last months.Have glossybox not teamed up with another box now? I got different products - an eyeliner,perfume oil and a body wash.

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  17. I definitely think Glossybox should go down a similar route as Joliebox replacing all of the wasted packaging inside the box with a bag or something along those lines. I always reuse my beauty boxes as storage anyway but agree with you that they should all be recyclable. I received mine this morning and I like it but I think the money I spend each month could be better used on a product or products that I really do want. I'll be sticking around for the next box but then after that I think I'll seriously consider unsubscribing for good (I've done this about 4 times now and always end up going back as it is quite exciting opening the box and seeing what you've received!)

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  18. Glossybox is coming to Belgium. I'm not sure if I'm going to subscribe or not...

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  19. Oh you had slightly different products to me ..see http://beth92-beth92.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/glossybox-april-2012.html this is my review of it. I loved the fig and rouge lip balm so much! i think im going to buy some more once the one i have runs out!

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  20. your box is very similar to mine and i havent seen many variations yet, the lip liner is 42 morrocan rose the name is on the box not the pencil, it took me ages to find it aswell i thought it was a bit strange it was only on the box!
    Love,
    Belle.x

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  21. I received my first ever Glossy Box today. I still am in the honeymoon phase and the excitement to get home from work to open it was great. Opening it to stinky oil perfume and shower gel that I'll never use killed the buzz a bit but I do like the eye liner, and lip balm and can't wait to try the serum. I have only subscribed for 3 months as a tester, the Birthday Box has a lot to live up to! x

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  22. I love the figs and rouge lip balm that we got in this box :)

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  23. I got the same box as you and I'm not particularly happy about it either. I received the Monu hand cream in a previous box! One more month and then I'll be unsubscribing and subscribing elsewhere. My review's here:

    http://insertsuitabletitle.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/glossy-box-april-edition/

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