25.6.11

June Glossy Box : Review & Swatches

By now you have probably guessed that most people aren't at all happy with their June GlossyBoxes. Different people had different products and I must admit that seeing what some people had I am quite pleased with mine. So, here are my thoughts on the items inside the controversial June box and what I had...

contents of June GlossyBox

Batiste dry shampoo in GlossyBox
Batiste Dry Shampoo, Original 50 ml value approx £0.75

GlossyBox say : A trusted summer must-have. This handy handbag size is perfect for refreshing your style wherever you are! Extend the life of your blow-dry or add some texture to slick hair. Batiste will leave your hair smelling and looking fabulous!

I say : this is the part of the Glossy Box that for me and many others was a huge disappointment. "Each GlossyBox contains five selected luxury product miniatures." << That there is taken from the GlossyBox website, now I don't know about you but I really do not class Batiste as a luxury product! Granted I will be using this product but the whole point of signing up to GlossyBox for me was to trial products that I wouldn't normally be able to afford to buy.

Perles de Lilique sample in GlossyBox
 Lalique, Perles de Lilique 4.5 ml approx value £3.06

GlossyBox say : Hello, old-school glamour! Up the ante with Perles, a traditional and glamorous chypre, using natural raw materials from around the world. We adore the art-deco inspired flacon, a must for any femme fatale's dressing table! 

I say : I agree that the bottle is very pretty and will look lovely on my dressing table. For me unfortunately that is where it ends. This perfume is very musty and is not a fragrance I personally would choose. However, that is my personal opinion, everyone likes different fragrances.

Bioeffect BGF Serum travel size Glossybox
 Bioeffect BGF Serum travel size £30

GlossyBox say : Feel the full effect of Epidermal Growth Factor, Iceland's best-kept beauty secret! A veritable potion of youth - Bioeffect's EGF Serum stimulates the growth of new skin cells, resulting in a great complexion  hydrated and overall younger looking skin. Suitable for all skin types and ages.

I say : I haven't yet tried this product but am very much looking forward to giving it a go. This sample size alone is worth £30, the full size bottle costs £125!! Things like this right here is why I subscribe to GlossyBox.

OPI Designer Series Mini Nail Lacquer in GlossyBox
 OPI Designer Series Mini Nail Lacquer 3.75 ml approx £4.19

GlossyBox say : Perfect to set off your tan, OPI's Designer Series nail lacquer comes in glittering, glamorous shades crowned with diamond dazzle for June. 

I say : I'm really pleased to have received this as I have never tried OPI and probably never would as I can't justify spending that much money on nail varnish. The bottle is tiny but when we signed up we were aware that we were signing up for samples.

comparison picture of OPI mini and full size
Pictured next to a full size Nails Inc (freebie) for size comparison
 OPI Designer Series Mini Nail Lacquer swatches

Rouge Bunny Rouge, Secret places of Love shade 054 GlossyBox
 Rouge Bunny Rouge, Secret places of Love shade 054, 7 ml (full size) £20

GlossyBox say : Allude to the tigress in you while remaining the epitome of polished chic. This lip gloss is enriched with a cocktail of Sesame, Boswellia Oils and Vitamin E. Together, they hydrate and plump to give your lips a fuller, magnified look.

I say : I love this lip gloss! The colour is lovely, it has lovely gold shimmery undertones. I don't know about the plumping effect, it doesn't seem to have made my lips any fuller. It definitely is a very hydrating lip gloss though and I will be using this.
Rouge Bunny Rouge, Secret places of Love shade 054

Rouge Bunny Rouge, Secret places of Love shade 054 swatch

Rouge Bunny Rouge, Secret places of Love shade 054 swatch on lips
really didn't want to do a lip shot as I have loads of spots :( I just had to show you how lovely the colour looks though!

Overall verdict : Batiste to me is a complete let down as it doesn't fit with the GlossyBox image, but ignore the Batiste and I am happy with what I received. The total contents of the box are worth £58, for £10 you really can't complain. The only product that I won't be using is the perfume, purely because the fragrance doesn't do it for me.

GlossyBox have said that as from September they will be adding an extra £2.95 onto the monthly subscription to cover postage. They announced this yesterday which was real stupid due to the fact that everyone was already in uproar, wait for people to calm down before you announce this! I will continue my subscription for July and August, these two boxes will be the decider on whether I stay with GlossyBox or switch to Boudoir Prive who look set to be GlossyBoxes rivals!

15 comments:

  1. I don't think you are licking bum, I think you have provided a honest balanced opinion, its the ones that were like "OMG GLOSSY BOX IS AMAZING THIS MONTH" etc that I didn't agree with, but each to their own. Overall I am glad I unsubbed after one month!

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  2. Oh when I seen the negative tweets I thought the products would be a lot worse than this.. obviously the dry shampoo is a COMPLETE let down.. you can get that for um a POUND in poundworld lol! The OPI looks good, and that bioeffect thingy is rather intriguing!

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    x

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  3. i didn't get the lipgloss in mine, I got the Mama Mio product, but i think i'll be using it quite often. The lip gloss looks really pretty though.

    xx

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  4. I'm glad you don't think I'm licking bum! I was tempted to write a crap review just so people didn't think I was sucking up haha!! I agree that some people do over exaggerate to suck up and really didn't want people to think I was! xx

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  5. The dry shampoo is a tad ridic to be honest but yeah for me the other products cancelled it out, granted I don't like the perfume but when I signed up I new that I'd get things I didn't like.
    I am pleased with the OPI, my first OPI - yay!! I can't wait to try the bioeffect! xx

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  6. I noticed on their website that there were a few different products this month. Overall I'm pleased with the ones that I got. I think everyone got the Batiste!
    The lipgloss is fab! xx

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  7. lovely blog hun x
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  8. Great stuff! I love the polish and lipgloss. Is glossy box also in the U.S.?

    www.dgsbeauty.com

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  9. I Don't think they do hun, I think they do the birchbox in the US though? I will have a look what I can find out and email you :) xx

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  10. Your disclaimer made me chuckle! I haven't subscribed to the Glossybox...I have been waiting out to see what the first three boxes are like and I can see why a lot of people are disappointed and angry with what they have received. Batiste - seriously?! Not a luxury product at all!

    The OPI mini looks nice - would work nicely on top of some colour polish :) The lip gloss looks lovely too!

    Great honest post xx

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  11. The gloss looks lovely! I didn't get one in mine, I got a scrub instead, but it was still nice. :) I agree with you that this months box was let down by the Batiste, the rest of it was still really good. xx

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  12. Glad it made you chuckle! It had to be said, I didn't want to be accused of anything!

    The Batiste did annoy me but overall I'm happy with my box xx

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  13. The gloss is lovely, makes my lips so soft! Addicted already! x

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  14. I agree that overall the good cancels out the bad in that one...but If I'd got mama Mio scrub and knew that someone else had got rouge bunny rouge lipgloss I'd have been REALLY annoyed.

    I get glossybox Germany and the june one (the fourth or fifth one I think they've sent out) didn't contain any full size products at all, just department store give away size lipstick, shower gel, body cream and exfoliating powder and a normal 1ml phial of perfume. I don't want to sound greedy and spoiled but It was disappointing enough to make me unsub.

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  15. I wouldn't of been too disappointed if I'd got the mama mio, I would of if I'd got the shower gel though!

    If I get one that is all samples as long as they are good quality samples I won't mind, after all I knew that I was signing up to receive samples, I've just been lucky so far.

    xx

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