February is known as the month of love and even though I personally don’t like the commercialism surrounding Valentine’s Day, I can certainly appreciate a nice theme and the Glossybox February 2017 box is a great box inside and out. The outside of the Glossybox has a pretty, black and white striped design with pale pink accents which I absolutely love as I always reuse the limited edition box designs within my makeup collection. The card within the box also gives a sneak peek at one of the items which are in next month’s box; one of the Sleek MakeUP Eye and Cheek Palettes and subscribers will be able to choose which palette they want to receive within a 48 hour window.
The first product in the box is a 30ml size of the La Theorie des Volcans Noir Eternae Purifying Youth Potion Mask Scrub. Described as having a mineral-rich volcanic paste which cleanses and purifies and is enriched with anti-aging ingredients to plump and smooth the skin. The pink mask is to be applied to the face and will supposedly turn grey as it gets to work removing impurities and dead skin cells – it’s also paraben free, silicone free, vegan and 90% natural. It’s supposedly a full size worth £26 (which I’d never pay for personally) but it does feel very lightweight but that could be down to the paste consistency of the mask.
Then we have a 30ml size of the Jeanne Arthes L’Eau de Rose Eau de Parfum worth £20 and is another full size. Although I don’t personally like rose scents, I think a rose scented fragrance fits well for the Valentine’s Day theme and I imagine the majority of subscribers will love this perfume. The bottle is nice and sleek with pale pink coloured perfume fluid which looks really pretty and is a nice size for your handbag for touch-ups throughout the day.
My personal favourite item within the box is a full size Ciaté Paint Pot in the shade Iced Frappe worth £9 which is a stunning mauvey grey shade, and the kind of shade I find myself gravitating towards whenever I don’t know what polish to choose. I really like that it’s a full size, and a very wearable shade as well as being Ciaté which tends to be a great quality brand overall. I will get a lot of wear out of this particular shade and I always love the packaging of the Ciaté polishes.
The Glossybox February 2017 also contains a 20ml sample of the Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Strength Restorer Balm. This is an hair mask sample which sadly won’t be enough to cover my super thick, long hair but I’ll perhaps use it just on my ends so I can gauge whether or not it would be something I’d want to repurchase or not and I’ve not tried the Honey Treasures range from the Ultimate Blends collection so I’m looking forward to giving it a go.
The final item in the box is yet another full size product; the MeMeMe Beat The Blues Illuminator in the shade Oyster Gold worth £7.25. This is very much a dupe of the Benefit Sun Beam Highlighter with a slightly golden hue which you can apply both under or over makeup. I have the pink shade of this illuminator which I love so I’m really happy to have the golden shade although I’ll perhaps have to wait until Spring/Summer to try it as I think it might be a touch too warm for my skintone but I can’t wait to try it as I love liquid highlighters like these.
Overall it’s another great box for Glossybox which I think the majority of subscribers will love. What really makes me favour Glossybox over other beauty boxes in the under £15 bracket is that they always include a good percentage of full size products whereas other boxes like to just give sample sizes – especially where fragrance is concerned as other boxes would have just included a tiny vial, but Glossybox treated us to a 30ml full size which is amazing.
I’d love to know what your favourite product is in the box, in the comments below…