I don’t usually bother doing a full review of the Glossy Box as there are so many other blog posts about it, but I’m really disappointed with this month’s box so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it. As I said in yesterday’s post, I’m trying to save money at the moment and this box has definitely prompted me to cancel my Glossy Box subscription.
Como Shambhala Invigorate Body Lotion
Let’s start with my main reason for disliking this box – I’ve already received this product in a previous box! I understand that not everyone will have subscribed to every box so many people won’t have received this before, but it’s kind of a kick in the teeth to ‘loyal’ customers who have subscribed since the very first box to be given the same products again. I wouldn’t have minded if it was another product from the Como Shambhala range but it’s literally the exact same thing! As you can see in the photo above, I’ve barely used the first bottle yet so I really don’t want another one. The product itself is quite good (although I’m not a big fan of the scent, hence why I haven’t used it much) but I’m very annoyed that Glossy Box sent this to me again. Perhaps it would make sense for them to keep a record of the exact items customers were sent so this wouldn’t happen in the future – rather than shoving random things in a box without any reasoning behind it, or without consulting the ‘beauty profiles’ we had to fill out when signing up. (Seriously, what was the point of those? Don’t think I’ve ever received products that were tailored to my skin type, hair/eye colour etc…)
Dr Bronner Magic Liquid Soap
My next annoyance is this, mostly due to the packaging. There is so much writing on it, but none of it really tells you what this is actually for. It says it is an 18-in-1 soap but it doesn’t tell you what these 18 uses are. I’m sure there will be more detailed information on the website, but when I’m using a new product I like to be able to read simple instructions on the bottle/box so I get a general idea of what I can use it for and how often I will be able to use it. I also think the label is written in very poor English, which really puts me off. Some of it doesn’t even really make sense, for example: “Enjoy body rub to stimulate body-mind-soul-spirit and teach the essene Moral ABC uniting all free in the shepherd astronomer Israel’s greatest ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH!’. Maybe it’s just me, but WTF?! It has a really nice scent and I’m sure it’s a good product but it’s just really unappealing to me.
Paul Mitchell Round Trip
I’m not usually very interested in hair products, but I think this is actually the thing I’m most excited about using from this month’s box. It’s described as a liquid curl definer so I’m hoping it will make my naturally slightly wavy hair a bit more polished looking without the effort of having to use a curling iron. I haven’t used it yet so can’t comment on how well it works, but I’m looking forward to trying it. The only problem I have is that the ‘peel here’ label with the instructions underneath won’t peel off as it’s trapped under the main label. I have issues with badly designed packaging!
BM Beauty Pure Mineral Eyeshadow
I received the shade “Storm Cloud” which is a dark green colour with tiny gold flecks through it. It’s slightly shimmery without being too glittery, and is quite pigmented. I think it would be great for doing a slightly different smokey eye, with dark green instead of black shadow. Unfortunately I don’t really wear eyeshadow all that often, but I definitely will try and use this as much as I can. If you’re an eyeshadow kind of person, then I’m sure you’ll love this product!
DuWop Venom Gloss
Like the eyeshadow, this is another product that is nice enough but not really for me. I understand that the products in the Glossy Boxes can’t please everyone all of the time, so I don’t mind too much about receiving the occasional product I won’t get much use out of. I never ever wear lipgloss so I don’t think I’ll use this at all, but it seems like a good product. I received the shade “Buttercup” which looks lovely in the tube but is way too light for me, it just looks like I’m wearing a clear gloss when it’s applied to my lips. It smells really nice but I find it has a bit of a funny taste on your lips, plus I’m not a fan of the lip-plumping tingliness!
Overall, this was a very disappointing box for me. Usually there’s at least one stand-out item which makes the whole box worthwhile, but there was nothing like that in this box. There was one product which I liked the look of, two which were nice but I don’t think I’ll get much use from, and two which I am not at all interested in. I also don’t see how these products fit into the theme of ‘London Fashion Week’ – to me that would suggest statement makeup and products to create stylish hairdos, not soap and moisturiser. A very uninspiring box, and I’m so annoyed about receiving a product I’ve already been sent before. But that’s just my opinion, I’m sure there will be lots of people who really liked this box.
Did you get this month’s Glossy Box? What did you think of it?