Glossybox November 2013

29 November 2013


I think it's safe to say that last months Glossybox should have been renamed Crappybox. Four out of the five products were sample sizes and the products were just totally meh. But it looks like Glossybox have listened to the feedback from last month and upped their game for November.

The theme for the November Glossybox was the Glossy Wishlist. Which is not much of a theme really as absolutely anything could fit into that category. I was hoping the wishlist theme would mean it would be full of must-have/mega- hyped products. Sadly not. I don't really think you could call anything in this box a must-have and I'm not sure they would be on many wishlists either.

Having said that I was pleased with the contents. I wasn't wowed  and it wasn't the best box ever but it was still good. Shall we take a closer look at what was inside?


Yves Rocher, Cacao and Orange Hand Cream {full size}
Terry's Chocolate Orange in a tube! I have this hand cream on my desk at work and first thing every morning I apply some... then spend the next couple of hours intermittently sniffing the gorgeous chocolate orange scent on my hands! Not only that but it's the most un-greasy hand cream I've ever used. It just sinks in to the skin and leaves my hands really soft and moisturised. Even better is that it costs the bargainistic price of £1.95. What's not to love?
Full size price £1.95 for 75ml

Elegant Touch, Rapid Dry For Nails (full size}
With my ongoing love affair with nail products anything nail related is going to be a huge hit with me. And I really love something that speeds up the whole nail painting process. The product actually does what it says on the tin. It doesn't immediately dry the nail polish but it does help them to dry within a minute or so. Like it!
Full size price £3 for 125ml

Vichy Idealia Life Serum {3 x sample sizes)
Inside the cute little organza bag, there are two tubes of the 'Idealia Life Serum - Skin Idealizer Serum' and one of  'Idealia - Smoothing and Illuminating cream'. Each tube is 3ml so a total of 9ml of product which makes it a nice little sample when the full size is 30ml. Serum is a very important part of my skincare routine so I love trying new ones. Previous serum's in the Glossybox have left me unimpressed but these were actually fab. I liked the feel of it on my skin and I'm sure with continued use it may well live up to their claim of transforming your skin. Unfortunately it's way out of my price range.
Full size price £29.50 for 30ml

Connock London, Kukui Eau De Parfum {sample size}
OK enough of the perfume samples! I've changed my Glossybox profile now so that I don't receive any more as I'm sick of them. Anyway, I won't go on about the top notes and layers and all that malarkey but it's supposed to smell like the Hawaiian Islands. I thought the scent was floral and musky and would say it's a mature scent without being old-ladyish. Quite nice.
Full size price £75.00 for 100ml

Emite Make Up, Micronised Eyeshadow in Dams {full size}
The only make up product in the box {I would have liked more!} so I was excited to see this. Emite is a brand I've heard of as a previous Glossybox contained their fantastic eyelash curlers. They say the eyeshadow is oil-free and highly pigmented and yes it is, but really it's just another black eyeshadow and no better than Blackout in my Urban Decay Naked2 palette.
Full size price £19.00



Glossybox have redeemed their selves with this box. After last months big box of rubbish, the November box didn't exactly blow me away but was so much better. Could have done with more make up products but I'll live with it.

Now I absolutely can't wait for the December box. I'm expecting fantastic things from the Christmas box and the anticipation is building even more as I've just received an email saying it's going to be sent out a little later this month due to such high demand. Please don't disappoint me Glossybox!

What did you get in your Glossybox? What did you think of this month's box?

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