Sunday, 10 November 2013

What's Inside The November 2013 GlossyBox

November's GlossyBox was delivered on a cold, wet and sodden day. Unfortunately by the time I received it the outer box was soaking wet and this had penetrated the inner box to a very small extent. The theme for this month's box of five samples is based around Winter Beauty Essentials. This month the box also includes a glossy mini magazine to read with tips on the perfect Winter red and dark plum lipsticks and more.

So what is inside my November 2013 GlossyBox ?

Elegant Touch Rapid Dry for Nails - Full Size £3

I haven't tried this out but as the name suggest this spray promises to dry nail polish in 60 seconds whilst also conditioning cuticles and leaving the nails glossy. I am looking forward to putting this to the test as I am so impatient when it comes to polishes drying and always seem to manage to smudge them! Watch this space.

Yves Rocher France Hand Cream - Full size £1.95 

Being the hand cream obsessive that I am this has already found its way into my handbag. This is a gorgeous light fluid and runny hand cream that smells just like a Terry's Chocolate Orange which personally I love, although it does make me want to eat my hands. However, the scent is not overpowering and it doesn't linger too long. Hands are left silky soft. This is from the Festive Winter collection from Yves Rocher France.

Vichy Idealia Life Serum 2 x 3ml samples - £29.50 for 30ml & a 3ml Idealia Smoothing and Illumination Cream. (value of samples £7)

I love my serums asd the Vichy Idealia Life Serum was on my to try list so I will be trying this sooner than I thought.

B. Quick One Coat Professional Finish Nail Polish - Full Size £4.99

In the box is a bottle of polish from Superdrug's own brand B. I received shade Mermaid which is a greeny/blue teal colour. It is not really a shade that I would get much use out of so I will be gifting it. It dries super fast and one coat achieves opacity. I liked the wide brush and it was easy to apply.

Emite Make Up Micronized Eyeshadow in Dams - £16.80

Completely free from oil, nickel, parabens and perfume. It has been finely milled and is silky like in texture. I love the idea of this eyeshadow and would probably have loved it if it had been in a colour that I use a lot. My shade is black and as I have small eyes I tend to wear lighter colours to open up the eye so again I would probably not use this much if at all. However, if you do like creating smokey dark eyes this would be a fabulous addition. Emite Make Up is not a brand I have come across before but after all GlossyBox is all about discovering something new..

Final thoughts 

Value wise this box delivers with four full size products and a value of over £34. It is a shame that you cannot choose shades that you would probably get more use out of, now that would be fantastic.

GlossyBox is £10 + P&P

*PR Sample


  1. This is an improvement on last months box. The Vichy skincare looks nice. Also the B. Nail Polish is a pretty colour

  2. Well, don't get too excited - if you are a blogger you seem to get 4 full sized items whilst the rest of us get 3 items and samples. No nail dryer but nail polish remover pads worth £2, no nail polish but a perfume sample worth £1.125 - eyeshadow (beige), hand cream (raspberry cocoa - vile) and Vichy samples (highly perfumed) the same. After last month's "Dark Romance" fiasco, I really think that there is a two or three tier system and that sadly because I am not the target demographic I'm getting the left overs along with the rest of over 30s. I think I will save my money now or look at launching a decent alternative box because these are getting more and more woeful in my opinion.


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