It’s time for the Glossybox October 2016, and this month Glossybox have collaborated with Estée Lalonde. I’ve been watching Estée since the early days of Essie Button so it’s exciting to see her collaborate with Glossybox to coincide with the launch of her debut book; Bloom which is available to purchase right now. Estée mentions that she guest edited this month’s box so that you can experiment with ‘amazing products that will help you feel your best’. I think I might be alone on this, but I’m not always the biggest fan of collaboration boxes like this especially when products which are featured, aren’t products which have featured by the collaborator before on their blog/YouTube channel. If I was going to collaborate on a beauty box, the products would have to be items which I could personally vouch for but maybe that’s just me – I’d love to know your thoughts on this?
The first item in the box is quite an interesting concept as it’s a mystery brand’s shampoo which is a bestseller but it’s recently had an update, so it’s fun to be able to try the shampoo without any preconceived ideas about the brand and Estée will be doing a big reveal on her blog later this month. I’m looking forward to giving it a try, and trying to guess which brand/product I think it is. Next up is the Bee Good Honey & Camelina Facial Exfoliator – I have liked everything I’ve tried from Bee Good, but I’ve never tried this particular product before and it claims to polish, hydrate and calm congested and dull skin.
Then we have the Trifle Cosmetics Lip Parfait which is one of brands from So Susan/Jelly Pong Pong/LaquerLove which is such an overdone beauty box brand. I’ve never been particularly impressed with anything from the So Susan brand, and I’m not a fan of the cardboard casing for a £13 lip product. NUXE feature next with the NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Or, a multi-purpose dry oil for face, body and hair. I really love the original version of this oil as it smells incredible, but this shimmering version is really pretty when used in the hair as the shimmer gives a multidimensional effect which really catches the light. Normally this shimmery version features in the Summer edits of beauty boxes but it’s still one of the better products within the box in my opinion.
Then we have the Universal Beauty Cosmetics Secret Flush Soothing Cream Blusher and Lip Stain Duo which was shown as a sneak peek on last month’s box. Apart from having a crazy long name, this product is basically a twist up, cream stick which you can apply directly the cheeks or the lips. I’m not sure if the shades differ between boxes, but there are four shades available in total according to the UB website and the shade I got is a slightly shimmery rosy pink. The last item in the box is the Primark PS…Pro Mattifying Primer which is a great addition as Primark’s beauty range hasn’t featured in beauty boxes before. This primer claims to absorb excess oil and minimise visible pores with a lightweight texture. I have very dry skin so this primer won’t work for me, but it does sound promising for those with oily skin.
So they are the contents of the Glossybox October 2016. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that Glossybox are my favourite beauty box brand for under £15 however this month’s box wasn’t their best in my humble opinion especially when you compare it to their amazing box for September which is almost on another level compared to this month’s box.
I’d really love to know your thoughts on beauty box collaborations? Did you get anything different in your box?