Sunday, 29 January 2012

January ‘Valentines’ Glossy Box!

It’s the GLOSSYBOX time of the month again and this time its a very special ‘Valentines’ box! It contains the most perfect products for that ‘me time’ to pamper and preen yourself in preparation to this romantic season.

This box is especially perfect for me, being a single lady and all – this helps me to concentrate on the most important person in my life – me! Haha!


Davines ‘Moisturizing Balm’ – When I first saw this I was like ‘oh no not another hand cream’ (I have far too many) but after reading it I came to realise that its actually a multi-purpose balm. I bloody love multi-purpose products so I can see myself using this ALOT. You can either use it as a hair mask; rub it on damp ends and rinse out after a few minutes, a face cleanser; use it to take off makeup with a cotton pad and rinse off thoroughly afterwards, or a body balm; leave on and rinse off. I slathered this all up my arms and hands when I first opened my box and even though it is really greasy at first, it does sink into the skin after about five minutes, leaving my skin really soft. It has a essential oil kinda smell which is quite nice and is silicon and paraben free. The packaging is a metal tube which is squeezy (like The Body Shop Hemp hand cream) which means it can get damaged easily so I’d keep this on my dressing table at home.

Davines ‘Cleansing Nectar’ –
The second Davines product in my box and another multi-use product (I’m loving this!). Its a hair and body oil cleanser, so you can either use it as a shampoo or a shower gel. It smells identical to the balm and the packaging is adorable.

Eyeko ‘Skinny Eyeliner’ in Powder Pink
– I’ve never tried an Eyeko eyeliner so I was exciting when I opened this – except the colour I got is a pale off-white pink. I tend to only wear dark eye liners so I’m not exactly sure if I’ll get much use out of this, but its nice to own anyway. This is the only full size product in the box so you should get a lot of use out of it.

Fab ‘Gentle Body Wash’
– From what I can gather, this is a body cleanser, but I think you can also use it as a face cleanser. It says on the bottle ‘for sensitive skin’, ‘to relieve redness’ and ‘dermatologist recommended’ which makes me think its for the face but I’m not completely sure! This has no fragrance so it really is perfect for sensitive skin, and the packaging again is super cute.

Murad ‘Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer in Dewy Finish’ – Very excited about this product – an oil free primer which you can use under foundations or as a tinted moisturizer. It has a slight colour to it which helps to add radiance when worn on the face. This sample is 5ml – tiny, but hopefully it’ll last me long enough to decide whether I really love it or not.

What I think - Whether you are in a relationship or not this box is key for keeping you feel pampered and spruced up in the new year!

What do you think of this Valentines box? Will you be ordering one?




  1. i am so excited for this box ill probably use everything in here, mine's on it's way and i can't wait!

  2. I think the multi purpose products are always the best, you can always find a use for them which makes getting the boxes worthwhile!

    The Skin perfecting primer sounds really good but the 5ml size would be disappointing. Hope there's enough in there for you! :)

  3. thats an amazing box! I might have to order it as a one off ( and never cancel the subscription ) xo

  4. You can use the pale-pink eyeko eyeliner in the waterline to make eyes look bigger if it is waterproof. Very lovely box indeed, we have only glambox in Estonia - it is okay, but not comparable to this.

  5. I'm so annoyed, I swapped to a different box but I would have loved this! Great blog :) x

  6. ooo, this box looks amazing...I can't wait to get mine when I get home this week!

    Sophie x x

  7. Oooooh! Really looking forward to recieving my box, mine should be delievered tomorrow! :)
    Yours is the only review so far so I don't know about any variations! I'm really excited! :D
    Issy xox

    (I'm holding a giveaway on my blog, please check it out!)

  8. the hair and body oil cleanser sounds like such a good idea! lovely box full of pampering goodies xox

  9. wow... love the box and the goodies in it :)
    I am single too, and cant wait to get a present for myself...haha... you could maybe try to use the eyeliner on your waterline, that will make your beautiful eyes looke even bigger..

    Greets from Dublin!

  10. The moisturising balm sounds really nice! In Australia, the February Glossy Box will apparently be hot pink like the one you received.

  11. I wasn't sure whether to look at this post as I havent had my January Glossybox yet but I am a nosey cow and couldn't resist. Looks like a great box this month, really looking forward to mine now. Could you use the Eyeko eyeliner on the lower waterline like a white pencil? Or is it too obviously pink and would make you look tired? Just an idea.

    Holli x

  12. Can't wait for my box to come!! Thank you for the reviews.
    The box looks adorable, and with the little sweety too :)

    I hope I get the same as you, they sound awesome!
    Especially the skin primer, I've never tried one before so this intrigues me the most

    Laura x

  13. cant wait for mine:)) looks amazing

  14. Amazing box! I'd love to have tried out the primer, I love how Glossybox do themes for their boxes like Christmas/Valentines day, wonder if they'll do an easter one and send us some mini eggs! :P

    Fashion Crossing ♥

  15. I still haven't gotten round to subscribing to glossybox, or any other beauty box...reading these posts make me realise I need to get to sort this out :P x

  16. The box looks brilliant (hope I get this one!) x

  17. this months box look so good. wish i was subscribed now.x

  18. Aw I love First Aid Beauty products, looks like a great box!

  19. this box looks great i will be receiving my french one soon (i hope!) take a look at my blog i will put an article up as soon as i get it xxx

  20. I got the liner in Midnight Blue but would've preferred the pink! X

  21. Oh WOW!

    I can't wait for mine to arrive, I know it's been despatched!

    I love all the products in this months box <3

    Great review too :)

    Niki @ LQM&M

  22. I am sooooo stuck between ordering Glossy Box and Carmine!! Maybe Both?? Love the post :)

  23. I have very similar skin to you, prone to acne and eczema and very sensitive so i wanted to warn you about the Davines moisturising balm.
    I used this as a make-up remover, like it suggests, and woke up the next day with both of my eyes almost swollen shut!
    So i hope this doesn't happen to you!

  24. I loved mine! I got an orly nail polish instead of the nectar though! I would have liked to have tried that as I already have a similar coloured one! The pink box was adorable too! Love your blog!

  25. That looks like such an awesome box. Fab goodies inside. :) We just received our first GlossyBox in South Africa. :)

  26. UUUrgh this box looks sooo good!! Sooo wish i'd signed up early enough for this beauty!! The Davines loot looks amazing!! >__<

    Love Bea x

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  28. francesco picardi hair salon in shoreditch ( sells all things davines, pop in and try them soon

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