GlossyBox | The RoseGold Edit - Worth it?

Friday, 11 December 2015

Even though I unsubscribed from Glossybox a few months back, I stayed signed up to their newsletter just in case they came out with a box I might like to try. That very thing happened recently when Glossybox announced the launch of their December 2015 box; The Rose Gold Edit - a collaboration with blogger Really Ree, which includes 6 products rather than usual 5. I also had a 40% off code for my next Glossybox meaning I paid less than £10 with postage.

The box arrived with me last week and I was so excited when I saw the beautiful rose gold design, finished off with pink satin ribbon and a pink informational pamphlet. But, unfortunately, that;s where the excitement ended.

I pulled off the ribbon to reveal my products and I picked out;

I can see the good intentions behind this product. There are lots of social events during the festive season and your eyes may need some brightening and rejuvenating. The rollerball makes it cooling and refreshing on the eyes and the touch of glitter is nice, but really, its an eye roll on ... boring. This is the festive party season. I would much rather have seen a pair of false lashes in my Glossybox in place of this, plus at £30.00 RRP its not something I would buy again, either.

I've only ever had 3 Glossyboxes and this is the second So Susan product I have received inside them. The statement skin highlighter pencil is a nice product but I would have like to have discovered a different brand (isn't that the point of Glossybox after all?).
All being said, the pencil has a nice, subtle champagne finish and the square end means you can easily and quickly highlight browbones and cheekbones, as well as down the centre of the nose. I probably wouldn't re-purchase this but I do think its a nice addition to my makeup bag over the festive season.

Snore. Collection are a lovely brand with some great pieces but I didn't hope to find one in my Glossybox to be honest. There are so many other brands that offer amazing nail polishes, like China Glaze for example, their 2015 festive collection is brimming with sparkles and shimmers and glitters and I would much rather have had the opportunity to try one of them.
The Collection long lasting polishes do live up to their name and they also dry very fast. Ice Queen is a silver pearl polish with flecks of iridescent glitter. I might wear this as a feature finger polish with some white nails.

This was probably exciting as my Glossybox got, although I'm not really sure why I was sent an oil when I stated on my questionnaire that I had oily T-zone concerns. The L'occtaine shea face comforting oil is new to their collection and even though I got the tiniest 4ml sample, I do actually really like it. The scent is so relaxing, it reminds me of baby powder. I have been using this each evening before bed and it really helps to calm me and put me to sleep. I might re-purchase this as a treat but I will see how my skin reacts to it after a few more uses first.

Essence is another brand that is available in UK drug stores and while its nice to try something that is affordable and easy to re-purchase, I think this is another missed opportunity.
Everyone got the same shade regardless of skin tone, and although the pamphlet states it is an 'easy to wear hue' I feel that this is way too bright for my pale skin. 'Show off' is a bright, hot pink - which seems a strange choice when there are so many gorgeous red lip products suitable for the festive season out there (Hint; NYX Xtreme lip cream in 'Absolute' would have been more suited and is in a similar price range).
I found the payoff of this very nice, but it hardly lasted on my lips - I applied it and about 10 minutes later I ate a Ferrero Rocher (naughty!) and I was left with no liquid lipstick in the middle of my lips, but a horrible line of it around the edges of my lips. Shame.

This is this 6th product in this months Glossybox which we got as a special treat. The Starskin Bio-cellulose second skin masks. There are 4 masks in the collection and I got the 'Close Up' version which 'firms skin for a youthful appearance' - what a nice treat for a 24 year old?
These are sheet masks and each one is soaked in a full 30ml of serum which should do skin some real good. As much as I hate the lottery ticket looking packaging I am very much looking forward to using this and I will let you know how it goes -  but at £8.50 a piece I hope it makes some difference to my skin!

Overall, I am really dissapointed with this box. If I were handed an original design Glossybox with these contents I wouldn't even think about it being a special edition festive box.
The Rose Gold theme seemed to end at the box design with nothing inside reflecting it - I would much rather have had the usual 5 products but have them more fitting with the theme and better quality. There are plenty of rose gold beauty items available - Zoeva rose gold brushes, Stila stay all day illuminating beauty balm , 'chrome rose' Models Own polish even Charlotte Tilbury lipstick. to name just a few.
I'll keep the pretty box to store some of my skincare products but needless to say, I have, once again, unsubscribed from Glossybox.

Did you recieve this months Glossybox? What did you think?

1 comment:

  1. How disappointing! I have to agree with you. None of those items seemed unique or luxurious enough to be in a limited edition box.