Instead of including a small-ish card with all the product information on, this has changed to a mini-magazine style piece of paper, which inside has a little note from the GlossyBox team, a little new years resolutions feature and, of course, all the product information. I quite like this new format although the plain paper makes it feel a little, well, cheap almost. A glossy piece of paper would be much nicer I think and fit with the whole GlossyBox theme a little better. Perhaps that's just me being overly picky though?
|January 2013 GlossyBox♦|
1. A little GlossyBox extra - an eye mask.
This is cute, fits in with the whole detoxing theme for the box and the little bow is a sweet addition. I can't say I'm going to use it because if you know me I can sleep anywhere, anytime, even if I'm not tired. I would say I'll pass it on to my boyfriend, who is the worst sleeper in the world, but I'm not sure he'd wear it & even if he did I'm not sure he'd like me to tell the internet about it!
2. Lacoste Eau de Lacoste perfume.
My feelings on perfume samples haven't changed, I'm not a fan because they're so small and fiddly and I always end up spilling the contents everywhere while trying to get the worlds tiniest stopper off the worlds tiniest bottle. With that being said, I actually really like the scent of this. It's very simple, floral and classic. I could see myself purchasing a bottle of this for the spring time. 30ml retails for £33.
3. Monu Micro Exfoliant.
This promises to deliver instantly radiant skin and over time to refine skin texture while reducing the appearance of fine lines & pores. It's no secret I'm a bit of a sucker for an exfoliant so I'll be sure to give this a try. I'm not overly keen on the scent, it smells a bit like savlon but if it helps my skin then I'm sure I'll get used to it. 100ml retails for £14.50.
4. Murad Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for eyes.
The second skin care sample this month comes in the form of an eye cream and this is probably the thing that I'm looking forward to trying the most out of everything. I still haven't found my perfect eye cream which actually slightly annoys me because I know how important they are. This promises to hydrate without being too heavy and quite frankly I hope it's bloody amazing because 15ml retails for £57!
5. BM Beauty Dewy Perfection Finishing Powder.
I've received a few samples from this brand in previous boxes and I have really liked them. My only slight negative is that they've all come in these tiny pots, which to use them properly is a bit of a faff. I don't think there's any way around that though and I'm sure the full sized packaging is much nicer. This is a translucent powder made with natural ingredients that when used over foundation promises to give you a really air brushed finish. The dewy part intrigues me because if it really delivers then this may become my new favourite powder because I have super dry skin and powder usually only ever accentuates dryness. A 4g pot retails for £8 & just for reference, this sample is 1g.
6. Sanctuary Spa Active Reverse Thermal Transformation Mask.
Apparently with this mask, results are instantly visible but it also goes on to say that it's only with continued use you'll see the most benefits. I'm sure this is a lovely product, there's just something about it that doesn't excite me. I'll certainly give it a try though because I'm interested to see if it lives up to its claims! A full size is £27.50.
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