Monday, 13 May 2013

Glossybox | May 2013 Birthday Edition

Installment #2 of my 3 month Glossybox Subscription landed on my door mat today (or should I say into the hands of my mother in law as I wasn't in to get it). It's another special one this month because Glossybox are 2 years old! Can't believe its been that long since they set up, they set up roughly the same time as I started blogging back in 2011... time obviously flies when you're having fun. I had high hopes for this months box, the packaging hasn't disappointed, it's the signature pale pink box but with some funky tissue paper and a neon pink ribbon around it.

This months box contains 6 little treats, as always a mixture of full size and sample size, skincare, perfume and other make-up bits. I have literally only looked at one Glossybox this month so it was more of a surprise when I opened mine.

May 2013 Glossybox Contents

Glossybox Mini Nail Files
A cute little additive, these are perfect to put in your hand bag especially for someone like me who never remembers to put a nail file in!

Givenchy Dahlia Noir L'eau eau de toilette sample (full size £60 for 90ml)
Quite a high end perfume, not something I'd take a second look in a store at and to be honest it's not my kind of scent, it's a bit old for me to be honest but I think it could be down to personal preference; I'm not into fresh scents I much prefer musky ones. However, as perfume samples go this is a pretty decent sized one and I'm thinking I might give it to one of my family members who prefers scents like this.

My Trusty Little Sunflower Cream FULL SIZE £6.99
This is a face/neck cream used in Salisbury District Hospital for burns victims/post plastic surgery patients and isn't something I'll be applying to my face in a hurry. It's very hydrating and I would imagine it'd be too much for the skin on my face however I will definitely be using it on my body because it smells really nice.

Beautiful Movements Cosmetics Prime and Create Mixing Medium 2.5g sample (full size 20g £20)
Bit underwhelmed by this, I seem to remember getting BM beauty samples in boxes before and I really hate it when brands are repeated, the whole point of these boxes is to discover new brands. Having said that this does sound like quite an interesting little product; it's a multi-tasking aloe vera based gel which can be used to make cream foundation, blusher, eyeshadow etc. 

Caudalie Divine Oil  FULL SIZE £4.05
Another multi-tasker, I already have a full bottle of this and it's quite nice, it can be used all over the body, face and hair. I usually just use it for my hair in place of Moroccanoil which is a sight more expensive. If you'd like to see a full review please let me know.

Headline Colors Nail Polish FULL SIZE £9
This is in my absolute favourite nail polish colour; nude beige. Cannot actually wait to use this, the bottle is rubbish though I think I'm going to have to run it under the hot tap to loosen the lid as I've yet to get it open!!

This months box value is around £25, not the best value I've ever seen but not bad. It's a bit of a 'meh' box for me this month to be honest and I have to admit I expected better from a birthday box but you have to ask the question, what can you expect for £10 per month? I don't think I'll find a Holy Grail product in this box but nevertheless I always enjoy trying new things and of course having a new Glossybox to use for storage!

If you fancy subscribing to Glossybox, it's £10 plus p&p per month and I have to admit I do look forward to mine every month no matter what the contents... if you love beauty I recommend you at least try it for a month (you can cancel at anytime)

If you'd received this box, what would you think? 



  1. I've always been interested in Glossybox but never tried it. Are you subscribed to Ipsy?

  2. Looks like a good box, I unsubscribed from glossy box because of the boring products I was getting x

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