When the Glossybox December 2015 box arrived on my doorstep, I was excited to delve in and see which products were inside as Christmas beauty boxes tend to be great boxes. The Glossybox itself is gorgeous, with a stunning rose gold design and they’ve collaborated with Really Ree.
Glossybox is £10 (plus p&p) each month, and contains six products this month (it’s five normally) which are said to be worth £50. These are the contents of the Rose Gold Edit…
The first item in the box is the So Susan Statement Skin Highlighting Crayon worth £15. When I saw So Susan within the box, I felt instantly disappointed as Glossybox keep putting their products alongside their sister brand Jelly Pong Pong in the boxes, and they’re not even an high quality brand in my opinion and feel like they’re just fillers whenever they’re included.
This is a tiny, highlighting crayon which has a waxy consistency which looks a little greasy on the skin, so it’s a miss for me unfortunately but luckily the contents improve after this dud…
Next up we have a full size Cheeky Chat Me Up Nail Paint worth £7 in the shade Crush On You, which is a milky baby pink.
I’ve never tried anything from the Cheeky brand, but I’m looking forward to trying this nail polish as I love a good pastel polish, although I’m not sure that this is a particularly festive shade but from what I can gather, the shades vary between boxes so there might be a more festive option inside your box.
Then we have a 5ml sample of the Darphin 8 Flower Nectar Oil Cream worth £10.83. Darphin is a lovely, high end skincare brand and this cream is described as being an innovative oil in cream which indulges the skin. It is infused with 8 Flower Nectar, which is a rare blend of aromatic essences from 280 petals.
It sounds like a divinely decadent cream, and one my dry skin will definitely appreciate during these colder months although part of me hopes I don’t love it as the full size is £65 – ouch!
The next item is a 10ml Etre Belle Golden Skin Roll On Caviar Eye Gel worth £20.14 and is described as a “Gold Caviar Complex combined with Pullulan, a highly effective skin-firming active ingredient, instantly smoothes, relaxes and refreshes tired skin around the eyes”.
I like using roll on eye creams and gels, as I find the metal rollerball to be very soothing and effective at reducing any puffiness I might be experiencing. I might keep this in the fridge, as I like to maximise the soothing benefits with rollerball eye gels. This might be saviour once the party season kicks in, to help disguise any late nights..
Then there is another full size.. the Essence Liquid Lipstick in the shade Show Off worth £2.50.
I reviewed three shades of these, including very shade here, but they’re essentially pigmented glosses rather than liquid lipsticks and they’re not bad for £2.50, but equally they’re not amazing. Essence are a great budget brand though, and this might be a nice way to be able to try their products if you haven’t already.
The last item in the box which is supposedly a ‘bonus’ item, is the Starskin Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Facial Mask worth £8.50 which has a ridiculously long name for a start.
This is a one use sheet mask which has a lot of claims such as being instantly hydrating, soothing and rejuvenating and it’s packed with great skin-loving ingredients. I’m looking forward to trying this mask out, and I think the masks differ between boxes too but this would have been the one I’d have picked if I had the choice.
Overall I think this is a good box, although I don’t think it’s particularly festive.. infact, if the box was the normal pastel pink box, I don’t think you’d have any idea that this is a special Christmas box. I like the mixture of makeup and skincare, but I have to say, I think I preferred October and November’s boxes over this one but that’s just my personal opinion. I’d love to know what you got inside your box, and if you got anything different to mine?
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