Unboxing | Glossybox January 2016

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?

If you want your very own Glossybox, you can get one here.

Did you get this month’s Glossybox? What did you think of the products?



  1. Megan McCoig
    January 19, 2016 / 10:09 PM

    Ah love your review to!! What was your favourite product? Megan Xwww.lifewithmcm.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 19, 2016 / 10:55 PM

      Definitely the blending sponge – it's so handy! xo

  2. Raquel Radenbaugh
    January 19, 2016 / 10:43 PM

    I've been wanting a little blending sponge like that for a long time now – great products you received! :)XO Raquelwww.lincolnparksharp.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 19, 2016 / 10:55 PM

      I was so excited about it! Thank you for reading xo

  3. Adalias C
    January 19, 2016 / 11:56 PM

    I would love to hear how you got on with the blending sponge! xxwww.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 20, 2016 / 9:39 AM

      Fingers crossed it will make it's way into my January Faves! xo

  4. Yasmin
    January 20, 2016 / 3:21 AM

    Don't you just love it when you get something you were planning on buying yourself?xx Yasminhttp://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 20, 2016 / 9:39 AM

      Definitely, it's so rewarding hehe! xo

  5. McKenzie Miller
    January 20, 2016 / 4:09 AM

    I'm thinking about getting Glossybox! It always looks like they offer such awesome products for the price! Also the packaging and the box itself is so cute! xo McKenzie | therosynook.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 20, 2016 / 9:40 AM

      It really is a bargain for what you get, and you get to explore other beauty brands that you wouldn't pick up in the shops! xo

  6. charlotte samantha
    January 20, 2016 / 6:41 AM

    I forgot how fun subscription boxes are!!! I loved getting the Glossy box and this one looks fab, amazing blog chick CharlotteSamantha // http://www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 20, 2016 / 9:41 AM

      Thank you so much, Charlotte! xo

  7. Amy Louise
    January 20, 2016 / 7:18 AM

    Ah I've been meaning to sign up for Glossy Box for so so long now! Now I definitely have no excuses. I appreciate your honesty in the review about not always liking everything within your box, I'll probably be the same! How exciting!Dolly Lou x xdollylou.blogspot.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 20, 2016 / 9:43 AM

      I think everyone feels the same about it, so it's not something to leave out! Everyone has preferences, but the box is so exciting to receive and trying out all of the shiny new products is so fun! xo

  8. Sheridan Grady
    January 20, 2016 / 9:13 AM

    I loooovee the Unani Face Mask after using a few times! I was also so exciting to see the blending sponge, like Christmas all over again! xwww.shayholly.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 20, 2016 / 9:44 AM

      Ooooh exciting, can't wait to give it a go! Thanks for reading, chick! xo

  9. Gemma
    January 20, 2016 / 9:33 AM

    I really want to try one of these subscription boxes, it's like a little monthly present to yourself. Or maybe one of the letterbox flowers ones might be nice! 🙂 Lovely post as always beautiful xx

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 20, 2016 / 9:48 AM

      Hehe it's even better when you forget about it and it's a surprise! Thank you so much, gorgeous! xo

  10. Robyn Taylor
    January 20, 2016 / 12:05 PM

    I really want to get Glossybox, I don't have any of the subscription boxes and I'm desperate for one!! I love the coral lipstick!Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 20, 2016 / 7:42 PM

      It's definitely worth trying, it satisfies my need for new products every month! xo

  11. Annabel Reid
    January 25, 2016 / 3:01 PM

    This box looks really good! I love the look of that lipstick. I get Birchbox every month and am always wondering whether I should get glossbox instead! Annabel ♥http://annabelreid13.blogspot.co.uk

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