Saturday, 26 May 2012

Glossybox Birthday Box May Review

So this month was Glossybox's first birthday - they held a big party for all their ambassadors and held competitions on their FB page so we were all expecting an AMAZING first birthday box....

Love the printed tissue paper, the ribbon is printed with Anniversary Box, little sticker with one printed on it - how exciting....

Shower gel and perfume samples..erm

Face mask, hair oil and Eldora lashes (can't believe these have appeared in yet another beauty box)!!

There was a balloon and a mirror too as little birthday extras.

Noble Isle Summer Rising bath and shower gel, this is a 75ml sample.  250ml retails for £20.00 on their website making the sample worth £6.00.

It smells nice and luxurious, but I wouldn't pay £20 for a full size bottle.

Two Lolita Lempicka perfume samples - these samples are tiny 0.8ml.  The sample tubes are standard sized so they only look half full!

Si Lolita retails at £31.50 for 80ml at Fragrance Direct, making the sample worth 32p

Lolita Lempicka EDP is £23.99 for 75ml at Fragrance Direct, making the sample worth 26p

I like trying new facemasks and I like honey so I'm hoping these smell really nice and that they do nourish my skin.

There are two masks and they both contain 8ml of product.

The masks retail at 3.50 euros for two masks on their website, making them worth £2.90

Next up Berber Oil hair treatment with Argan Oil from Osmo.

This is a 10ml sample and I found it for £5.99 on Sallys website

The oil smells really nice like jelly sweets! I have never used argan oil before, as I'm still in love with my ojon oil but will take this on holiday with me as the Ojon is a full size bottle.

And lastly, yet again eldora lashes. I have had these in so many beauty boxes that I have a box full of them! Plus at least the styles I have been sent in the past are nice, I would personally never ever wear these.

Incase you do like them they retail at £4.25 on their website (and they look much nicer on the pic selling them than they do in reality!)

There was also a handy compact mirror and a pink balloon as birthday extras.

I will use everything in this box apart from the lashes so I suppose that must mean that I like the box, and I would if it was a normal non hyped up regular monthly box but all the fuss that Glossybox have made about it being a birthday box has made me feel disappointed with the contents.

Shower gel, face mask, hair oil, teeny perfume samples - hardly exciting.  Plus lashes that have been in every other box apart from Joliebox.  Disappointing.

I actually think this is the worst box that I have had from Glossybox and I have just purchased a 12 month subscription - lets hope I don't regret it!

I have now seen reviews of other boxes that people have received and I accept that Glossybox send out a variety of different boxes every month - it seems to be luck of the draw what you get BUT this month boxes have contained full size HD brow products that alone nearly equal the value of the whole of the box I received!

Fair Glossybox? I think not.


  1. No, I gave up on Glossybox. I find the different content is too unfair. I have unsub 3 months ago and haven't regretted, yet. Xx

    1. I'm stuck with a 12 month sub :( Luckily I got it through topcashback and a voucher code so only cost me £50 for the year!