When the Glossybox March 2015 box arrived, I was intrigued as the box felt heavier than usual and I couldn’t wait to delve into the box to see what treats were inside. The theme of the March Box* is ‘Step Into Spring’ and promises to contain four full size products. Incase you’re new to the Glossybox concept, it costs £12.95 per a month and you’ll receive a box of surprise beauty treats which you can cancel anytime.
The first item in my box is the full size Naobay Moisturizing Peeling (worth £13.71), which is an organic ‘peeling milk’ from Spanish eco-brand Naobay is described as being a start over for the skin, containing particles from the acai tree to remove dulling dead skin cells and brighten the complexion.
The packaging is really lovely as the lid is made from real wood, which gives it a real rustic appearance. The consistency is lightweight cream with tiny exfoliative particles that gently buff the skin. I’ve only tried it once so far but I really like it, and it smells nice and fruity too.
I was excited to see the Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara (worth £3.30) in the box, as I’m a huge Essence fan. I like the black and orange design on the tube, with an orange corseted design on the lid which makes for great grip when applying to the lashes. The mascara has a ‘cobra-head’ shaped wand which has short bristles along the underside of the wand, and curved bristles around the top. Again I’ve only tried this mascara once, but I was so impressed with how much curl it gave my lashes, with great separation.
Next up there’s a 50ml tube of the Dove Advanced Hair Series Youthful Vitality Shampoo and Conditioner (worth £1.19 each). I love that Glossybox included a sample of both the shampoo and conditioner, as it drives me insane when beauty boxes include just the shampoo or just the conditioner.
Although I’m not loving that this duo is for ‘Aging Hair’ which at 27, I don’t have.. I know the age range of their subscribers must be very varied, but to include something so specialist as a shampoo and conditioner for aging hair is very odd and I can’t imagine it’s going to go down well with subscribers… I think the Dove Nourishing Oil range would have been a lot better.
When I opened the box, the very first product which caught my eye was the full size ncLA Nail Lacquer (worth £13), and I got the shade I Only Fly Private. I’ve never tried any of the ncLA nail polishes, but I’ve always wanted to. I Only Fly Private is gorgeous, bright orange which makes me excited for summer. I like that the ncLA polishes are all 5-free so they’re gentler on the nails.
The last product is from one of my favourite makeup brands.. a full size of the Sleek MakeUP Pout Paint (worth £4.99). I’m not sure if the shades will differ between the boxes, but I got the shade Port which is a deep, purple toned berry which would be ideal for Winter months although I’m not sure it fits in with the Spring theme of the box. I have a few of the Sleek Pout Paints, and they’re intensely pigmented liquid lipsticks which are similar to the OCC Lip Tars, and they stain the lips too.
I think the Glossybox March 2015 box is amazing, and the contents are worth £37.38. I really like everything inside my box and although the Dove Shampoo and Conditioner aren’t suitable for my hair type, I’ll still try them nonetheless as I generally like Dove’s haircare range.
There’s a spoiler inside the box for next month’s box to say that there will be a full size Lord & Berry Lip Crayon worth £13, so next month’s box could be another great box.