Wednesday 18 December 2013

GlossyBox December 2013 - Festive Treasures

December's GlossyBox is a festive affair, starting with the red box with Christmas tree design, the candy cane tissue paper and white bow, the products lying on a bed of green tissue paper. The details are all there.

But what is inside December's box? The theme is apt for this time of year, Festive Treasures - Containing Everything You Need For Party Season.  It comes complete with a mini magazine with expert skincare tips and a handy guide to festive makeup, perfect to digest with a cuppa.

I have to say from the little insert telling me what was inside I was pretty looking forward to the contents.

So here are the five items that I received in my box

Swatch of the Beautiful Movements Cosmetics Nude Lip Gloss & Close up of Maybelline's Colour Tattoo 24hr Eye Shadow

Beautiful Movements Cosmetics Nude Lip Gloss 4ml (Full size 8ml £12)

This gloss mini is perfect to pop in the handbag without taking too much space up in your party clutch. I like this shade a lot. A peachy nude, ideal teamed with a smokey eye.

Seche Nail Lacquer in shade Audacious Full Size 14ml £9.95

Audacious is a hot pink, although a nice shade, I feel it is better suited for Summer.  I would have preferred a nude shade, a festive red or a gold/silver metallic which would be more apt in a festive box.

Wilkinson Sword Intuition Naturals Razor Full Size £6.49

I am a firm Gillette fan as I have found a razor in the range that doesn't give me any nicks at all. However, I am willing to give this a go. This razor doesn't require a separate shaving gel, body wash or soap as the blades are surrounded by a creamy soap. Hypoallergenic, fragrance free and paraben free. Contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. Smooth party legs will be mine!

Maybelline New York Colour Tattoo 24hr Eye Shadow in shade Turquoise Forever Full Size £4.99

I think I was most disappointed about this as I have been wanting to try the colour tattoos for a while but turquoise? Not really and not for a festive party look. As the mini mag contained a how to on party eyes and used gold/bronze/browns, I would have loved my box to contain the gold... I think some other boxes have had that shade inside. I haven't opened the product and will be passing it on as I won't get much use out of it.

Lipsy London Glam EDT 2ml (Full size £25 for 50ml)

A perfume mini is always handy to take out with you, if you are going straight from office to party. Glam is ok, personally I wouldn't purchase the full size version but for a night out it is ideal. The scent itself combines fruity honey and sweet top notes, the heart notes complement with Orchid, Jasmine and Peony and the base notes are deep with Amaryllis and black incense.
Sweet and floral, this I think is aimed at a more youthful audience than me. However, it does settle to a calmer, lighter fragrance. Not bad.

Final thoughts - Value wise the contents of the box are approximately £28.50 which is great value but I think it misses slightly with the choice of shades and the rather odd inclusion of a razor....

*PR Sample

1 comment:

  1. I really liked this months glossy box! I got the same as you but my eyeshadow was in black. xoxo


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