Glossy Box – October

I was upstairs in my bedroom on Monday having a strop (I turn into the devil when I’m hungry), and my Mum called my phone (she was downstairs – yes, we do that!) and told me that a package had just arrived for me. I wasn’t expecting anything so I asked what it was and she said ‘it says Glossy Box on it’. Instantly my bad mood vanished and I ran downstairs to rip open my box. Easily pleased.

Anyway, Octobers Glossy Box is extra special because it is their 6 month anniversary! Because of this, the lovely girls at GB HQ decided to include an extra product in everyone’s box – such a nice idea.

Inside the box – Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant, Multivitamin Power Recover Masque, Renewal Lip Complex & makeup bag, a Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner, Leighton Benny Expert Nails polish in Sex Kitten and three Robert Piguet fragrances.

I squealed when I saw the Dermalogica makeup bag – I need a new one and this is the perfect size to carry around the bits I use when out and about. I’ve never used their products before, but I’ve already fallen in love with the lip balm – its absolutely lovely, makes my lips really soft and smells like a jammy wagon wheel (it took me a while to work out what it reminded me of). I will repurchasing a full size of this when I run out.

Again, I’ve never used a Leighton Denny nail varnish but I’m impressed so far – I painted this shade on top of a dark polish and only needed one coat to cover it. I personally don’t think blue polish suits me, but because its so pearly it isn’t as hard to wear as other blues.

The Stila eye liner is amazing – so pigmented, I want more shades! And finally, the fragrances aren’t to my liking, but I quite like the red one ‘calypso’.

What I think – You would not believe how happy receiving this package one a month makes me. And the more I think about it, the more I think that I could easily give up a few lunches out a month in order to afford a box. £12.95 isn’t too bad, especially when your discovering products that you fall in love with. I also still love the packaging of the box – I now need more ideas with what to do with my pink boxes!

What was your favourite product in the October Glossy Box? What do you use your GB boxes for?




  1. October 19, 2011 / 6:13 pm

    Haha my mum calls me on the phone from downstairs too. I love dermalogica but why the age smart stuff?x

  2. October 19, 2011 / 6:17 pm

    I really liked this months box, my favourite item was the Dermalogica mask, so excited to try it out. I keep my mini nail polishes in my pink boxes, they fit perfectly, as do Barry M polishes.

  3. October 19, 2011 / 8:08 pm

    Soooo want/NEED this Glossy Box! haha such amazing things, and i'm a sucker for nail varnishes!!

  4. October 19, 2011 / 11:03 pm

    Oh my. The Glossy Box 6 month anniversary box is 1000x better than the Birchbox 1 year anniversary. I wish they shipped to the United States because I would love to get one.

  5. Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 / 2:35 pm

    I'm loving the glossybox I got my first ever one last month and can not wait for this months.

    As for the boxes iv started to make up christmas make-up kits for friends and family and using the boxes to pack them up.

    Love your blog


  6. October 21, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    Peachesandnothing – Hahaha, so funny. I know, I think its because GB are maybe trying to target an older age group? I'm not sure!x

    Claire – Have you tried it out yet? Whats it like? I might have a pamper session this weekend to try it! Oh thats a good idea, might try that!

    AngieBeautyBelle – Haha!!! I'm a sucker for all things makeup too!

    Sunnydee – What was in the year ani Birchbox? Was it really lame? xx

    Anon – Thats suchhh a lovely idea, I'm going to do that this Christmas! Thank you! xx

  7. October 23, 2011 / 2:14 pm

    i love the blush 🙂 seriously lol

  8. November 15, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    I loved the lip balm too, it really was lovely I think I'll be buying the full size! I got an orange Leighton Denny nail polish, it was pretty garish and when I showed my mum she said 'yuck' haha. The thing I was most excited about was the Dermalogica products, definitely, I used the mask last night and it left my skin super soft, nice to relax with after a short, easy day at Uni!
    I gave the outer boxes to my little brother to play with, he loved it, but the pink ones I keep although I never had any ideas of what to do with them but Katie said she is using them for Christmas presents, I think I'll do the same, it's a good idea.

  9. November 26, 2011 / 10:21 pm

    My mom & I sometimes call or text each other too, even though our room is just down the hall. Lol. I use to use Dermalogica when I was younger, they have nice products. I now use thier active moist moisturizer.

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