It’s the middle of the month, which means it’s time for Glossybox January 2015 which contains five full size products this month with a minimum value of £33 for £12.95*. The theme for the Glossybox January 2015 box is ‘Fresh Start’, with this months products being picked to help you achieve one.
I have to say, I don’t think this is one of Glossybox’s better boxes but equally it’s definitely not their worst.
Glossybox January 2015 | Contents & First Impressions
The first item in my box is the MeMeMe Eye Line Pencil in the shade Clay (worth £4). I’ve tried a few MeMeMe products so far, and I’ve liked everything I’ve tried so far.
I’m really glad that Glossybox chose a wearable shade for the eyeliner, as I’m not particularly brave when it comes to colourful makeup but this chocolate brown matte liner will definitely get a lot of use. The pencil is nice and soft, so it glides along the lashline and waterline smoothly without any tugging.
Next up is a Nicka K New York Colourluxe Powder Blush
(worth £7). I don’t know if the shades differ from box to box, but I got the shade Romantic and there are six shades available in total.
This is a loose powder blush
, packaged within a rose gold pot complete with a mirror on the top of the lid, making it ideal for popping in your makeup bag for blush application on the go. The blush dispenses through a powder puff, which you dab directly onto the cheeks although I prefer to use a brush after ‘dabbing’ as this particular shade is a strongly pigmented, matte pink and it can look a little clown-esque without thorough blending.
My third product is the Jelly Pong Pong All Over Glow
(worth £10). In all honesty, I am a little disappointed to see Jelly Pong Pong in yet another Glossybox, and I’m sure I’m not alone on that. I really don’t like seeing the same brands repeated so frequently, as you end up doubling up especially if you subscribe to multiple beauty boxes
This is described as a brightening gel that is supposedly great for problem skin due to its oil-free formula. It’s packed with ‘micronized pearlescent pigments’ that catch the light to highlight the face.
This gel is seriously packed with shimmer, so I’d recommend using a tiny amount or you can end up looking like a glitterball. I think this would be best mixed in with your moisturiser, to give a glowy base before applying your foundation especially during the summer, for a radiant complexion.
The next product is the Kueshi Natural & Pleasant Cosmetics Revitalising Face Toner (worth £8.37). Containing natural ingredients, soothing calendula, chamomile and aloe vera, this toner claims to calm and rehydrate the skin.
This toner smells so fruity, and it felt nice the few times I used it. It really reminds me of a bottle of nail polish remover
though to look at…
The last product in the box is a Naked Lips Organic Lip Balm Superfruits
(worth £3.91). This lipbalm is 97% organic, and 100% natural
with blueberry, acai, goji, baobab and pomegranate to give a sweet tasting balm to leave the lips nourished with a subtle sheen. You can’t go wrong with a nice lipbalm, so this is a nice addition to the box.
In addition to the five products, Glossybox
included a £25 ‘voucher’ for Hello Fresh within the Glossybox January 2015 edit which is a food delivery subscription service that you can sign up to. The cheapest box is £39, and that is just three meals worth of food so it’s a pretty expensive service.
I’m not a fan of these vouchers as anyone get one by searching online, so it’s not as special as it makes out. Ignoring this voucher, the contents of my box are worth £33.28 which isn’t again isn’t too bad but it’s not my favourite box in terms of products and brands.
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