Saturday, 17 November 2012

November Glossybox 2012 UK

My first post! Eek! My November Glossybox arrived a few days ago and i figured this would be the perfect opportunity for a first post! Glossybox is AMAZING i can’t describe my love for their service enough, for those of you who haven’t heard of Glossybox it is basically a monthly service where a box of goodies is sent to you each month containing five products which are sometimes full size and sometimes sample size but it gives you the opportunity to try brands and products you would probably never pick up for yourself in the shops and for ten pound a month you can’t really complain about getting your money’s worth!

Each month has a different theme and this month was “stocking fillers” which immediately excited me, who doesn’t love Christmas and anything Christmas related!

The first product this month is Ayuuri Sandalwood Face Cream. The first thing that struck me about this product is the size of it, my god it’s massive! definitely bigger than any face cream I have had in the past. At 200ml it is a full size product and to be honest this scared me a little with Ayuuri being a brand I’ve never heard of before and my skin being prone to breaking out. This cream is highly scented which added to my worry however this said, although i have only used it once, so far so good. The scent is not my favourite it is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin, sandalwood, with a very woody fragrance I don’t hate it but I don’t love it either and this was without doubt my least favourite product this month and unfortunately I may struggle to use it all up!

Product number two this month is a perfume from Burberry – Burberry Body Eau de Parfum. Usually perfume samples for me are a little disappointing and come in a cheap plastic spray bottle that has enough in it for two squirts HOWEVER not this one! I love the packaging; the gorgeous glass bottle even sample size feels expensive and is a decent size of 4.5ml perfect for popping in your handbag. More importantly the scent is actually really nice, on first sniff I wasn’t overly keen and found it quite strong but once settled it is completely different and actually in my opinion quite florally, I’m not complaining about this one i will definitely be using it all up and contemplating the bigger size however £75 for 85ml is quite steep for a skint student!

Alison Claire Natural Beauty Mango Body Butter- Another brand I had never heard of but will be looking into! I have nothing but nice things to say about this, I am absolutely in love with the mango fragrance which I was a little surprised about being such a huge lush fan I find their products hard to beat but this is a close runner that I can’t wait to regularly use. The packaging is also a nice change from most body butters with a dispenser pump instead of a tub, i like.

Nails Inc Top Coat- This tiny 4ml bottle is so cute! Not going to lie I have hundreds of top coats and was hoping for the pink or grey colour but the size is convenient enough to pop in my bag and it is something i will get use from so i’m too disappointed especially with Nails Inc being a brand i love and although i have never tried their top coat i have seen rave reviews about it before so im looking forward to giving it a go.

Last but not least Dermalogica’s daily Microfoliant. I used this for the first time last night and it is without a doubt the best facial exfoliant i have ever used! The powder turns to paste when it hits water and leaves your face feeling so so smooth after use. I will definitely be using this a few times a week and already seriously considering buying the full size!

I am so pleased with this months box which is quite surprising considering the makeup products are usually my favourite aspect and there was none! I can't wait for next month and i'm really hoping for some glitter and red in a Christmas edition, fingers crossed!

What did you think of this months box?
Talk to me! xx