Monday, 17 October 2011

October 2011 GlossyBox - First Impressions

This morning my postman delivered the October Glossybox. 

I was sent one to review back in May when it was newly launched, you can read my original review, find out more on how it works here.  I didn't sign up at the time as I wanted to see what future boxes contained and well for me personally, I am not a huge fan of surprises!

6 months in and Glossybox now costs £10 + P&P which is £2.95. At £12.95 a month I think it still represents good value if it consistently contains products like the ones that are included in this month's box.

I was pleasantly surprised to find the box contained the following

Recognisable brands like Stila, Dermalogica and Leighton Denny and a perfume sample.

Opening the Dermalogica mini bag (handy for storing products) was an additional teeny 1ml product for the lips.

Returning home and taking a closer look at the package I opened the pink organza bag to find that the perfume sample was actually three different scents from the same brand.

In October's Glossybox I have -

Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Thermofoliant - Skin Polisher - 15ml
Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Power Recover Masque - Facial Masque - 15ml
Dermalogica Age Smart Renewal Lip Complex - lip treatment - 1ml (includes beauty bag)
Leighton Denny Expert Nails - shade Baby Doll - Full Size 12ml
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner - shade Moray - Full Size
Robert Piguet Eau De Parfums - Fracas, Visa and Calypso - 3 signature scents in 8ml sample bottles

My initial thoughts

I am looking forward to trying out the perfume samples from Robert Piguet. I love perfume and discovering new scents so the fact there are 3 is fantastic and I am bound to like at least one of them as the descriptions sound lovely.

The shade of Leighton Denny polish is not really one that I would choose so I will probably end up giving this away as I fear it is a little too pink and sugary for me.

The Dermalogica samples are something that really appeal to me. I have tried Dermalogica before and liked what I have used, so cannot wait to try these out.

I was really excited to find the Stila Waterproof eyeliner in the box as I have never tried Stila products. I couldn't resist a quick swatch of it. Moray is a gorgeous olive green shade with gold flecks, I think this will be really flattering for my green eyes and perfect for this season. Ps It really is smudge proof, it did not budge! This is the winning product for me in the October Glossybox.

Final thoughts - As the Stila and Leighton Denny products are full size and equal in value to £24, you will easily have recouped your outlay this month and more. I like the sound of the Dermalogica products, being 34 I am increasingly drawn to products that are going to delay the signs ageing... although I am not entirely sure that they will appeal to younger subscribers.

What do you think of the contents of the October Glossybox? Have you subscribed or are you thinking of subscribing. I would love to hear your thoughts.

*PR Sample


  1. I would love to subscribe, the products look great.

  2. I have got the colour sex kitten for the Leighton Denny nail polish. If you like it we could swap them. :) no worries if you can't be bothered ;) x

  3. This was my first Glossybox and I'm impressed. Like you I loved the Stila liner, its a gorgeous colour and is so longlasting (much better than the MAC liner I purchased a fortnight ago - grrr!) The Leighton Denny varnish I got was Sex Kitten - a blue, its not me so will probably give this one away, I prefer red colours. I'm a big Dermalogica fan so really excited about trying the three products! Also really happy to have the three perfume samples to try out. Can't fault the contents of this box!

  4. I loved this month's glossy box! I'm in my early 20's but I still loved using the dermalogica products!


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