Monday 23 May 2011

Bringing Makeup To Your Door - GlossyBox

I was recently contacted by the team behind GlossyBox with details of a brand new service that brings maxi sized samples every month to your door for a subscription cost of £10 a month. In the US there is a similar service called Birchbox and apparently the service is popping up in other countries too.

I was sent a complimentary box for review.

Twitter was abuzz with excitement on when the May boxes would arrive and what they would contain in them... Hints were sent out by the team re something from Nars. I was keen to see what that would be as I am a Nars virgin and finally my Glossybox arrived on Friday. Even the outer packaging is pretty!

Inside this box is another dusty pink box  - this will be useful to store things in!

All beautifully packaged inside, looks and feels luxurious

And finally the products

In my box I found -

Nars Orgasm Illuminator (full size) - This alone costs £21.50!
All For Eve - Eve Red Lipstick - RRP £10 - A red lipstick with a bluetone that should suit most
Bionova Lab Bioactive Cleanser  - For Normal/Dry Skin - This is a teeny sample
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Rapid Repair Spray  - I am looking forward to trying this hair product
Como Shambhala Invigorate Body Lotion - A good sized sample

As you can see even if they had just sent the Nars Illuminator the box would have been worth it.... The question remains as to whether the quality of these boxes can be maintained month in month out, however, as a first box this was pretty exciting stuff!

Once you sign up you can fill in a beauty profile so that Glossybox can tailor your box to your requirements, it would be interesting to see how this works and if you could exclude certain products being sent to you ...

I have to admit I like the concept as from a beauty fan's perspective you will get to try out products you may not have known about. The quantity of product sent does vary though so that may be something to be aware of. Glossybox say that they work in partnership with internationally renowned brands in the high-end bracket and emerging cosmetics companies, which means you could receive product from brands you have not heard of before..

For more details and full terms and conditions visit the glossybox website


  1. Wow! What great value. Am very tempted to sign up. Will keep an eye on your posts to see what turns up in June. Seems to good to be true at the moment!

  2. Hey, I was wondering if I can use this box to deposit some stuff. So I would like to know the size of the box (width,length,height). Thank you.


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