As the beginning of every month approaches, I get that sneaky little reminder email from Glossybox letting my know that my box is waiting to be dispatched. All of a sudden, I then become almost puppy-like in nature when the postman arrives, awaiting my next box of treats.
This months box is the regular pastel pink and black packaging that I simply adore – however I did get a bit of a surprise when I opened my box to find my ribbon undone and the sticker all askew. As vain as it sounds, that all matters to me – so sadly, I wasn’t impressed by the presentation this month round (hence the lack of packaging pics sorry guys & gals)
January’ Glossybox is all about “the year of more” – and what a better way to get started than to try more. Try more products, try more life hacks, try to do more of what you want. The box reinforces this message by providing a little bit of everything this month, you’ll see what I mean!
The first product in the box this month that really did catch my eye was the Teeez Cosmetics Oasis Gem Lipstick in Coral Onyx RRP £11.93 – the packaging is literally stunning. I’ve honestly never seen a lipstick shaped in this way before, and the patterned detailing in deep gem colours really sets it apart from the rest of my collection. It swatches a very opaque oranged-toned red, yet and it feels silky smooth. The colour isn’t at all what I would usually go for, however the Satin Matte finish is spot on – so I’ll definitely be giving this lippy a go very soon.
This next product is something that literally had me squealing with excitement upon the unboxing process. A full sized Nicka K Shine Airbrush Blending Sponge RRP £6.50 was like a blessing as I’ve been meaning to re-purchase a blending sponge for my cream contouring technique. The shape of this one differs from that of my Real Techniques sponge, so I really can’t wait to see how this affects the application of foundations, etc. It claims to give a “streak free, radiant finish” – we shall see…
I thought that I was imagining things when I thought that my January box was slightly heavier than usual. But, alas! A full-sized Unani Dermo Defense Face Mask RRP £11.36 was sitting pretty in amongst the tissue. I’m a sucker for a face mask and this a lovely edition to my skin care collection. Unlike the majority of my face masks, this has a gel consistency and smells really clean and fresh. It is recommended for sensitive skin – phew – so I hope to see some great results from this.
The fourth product in this little box of treats, is the Madara Cellular Repair Serum RRP £38.00 (for full size) and is the only trial sized item – but it’s luxury so that’s forgiven, right? Apparently it’s made with rejuvenated Birch juice, which not only sounds hella fancy but claims to boost the cellular renewal cycle and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. I don’t need this one quite yet, as I still look about 15.
Last, but certainly not least, is a rather surprising product. When I first picked up this eyeshadow, I did find myself slightly confused as to why the Glossybox Logo was printed on the front. After grabbing the little info sheet, I found out that this was an eyeshadow exclusive. The Glossybox Satin Eyeshadow in Mauve RRP £7.10 is a gorgeous smoky purple-taupe, and is 100% a colour that would work for me. I can’t wait to implement this into some plummy make up looks this Spring!
All in all, I think that was a good’un – thank you, Glossybox! Unfortunately the box can’t cater to everyone’s tastes and it seems like I do get one product that I don’t need/like every week. But I think that the spontaneity kinda makes up for that. I’ve got a gorgeous new lippy to try in a shade I wouldn’t buy myself, and a brand new sponge for my contouring – this box really was about trying more.
As for the February sneak peek, I got an email a few months back asking me to select my favourite shade of MUA’s Power Pout Glaze Lipstick – I can’t even remember my selection so wahey more surprises for me, eh?
Did you get this month’s Glossybox? What did you think of the products?