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.
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.