Sunday, 10 February 2013

February 2013 GlossyBox: The Valentine's Day Edition.

After a very awkward, sleepy conversation with the delivery man involving my sleeping habits and why I had toothpaste on my face (it's a bloody spot remedy, okay?!) a GlossyBox was thrust into my hands, which I wasn't expecting so early on in the month, but it was a lovely surprise. It has also given me another reason to avoid doing my University work for a little bit longer, which I don't need because I am the queen of procrastination but it's still very much appreciated nonetheless. I am the worst student ever.
February 2013 GlossyBox♦ (£12.95)

This month's box is very cute, the floral bow design is lovely and I shall definitely be using this box to store something in. Sorry Ralphie, looks like you'll just have the outer box to chew on this month! The product information is in the same mini-magazine paper format as last month and I still think this looks & feels a little cheap. I do really like the layout, I just think if it were printed on glossy paper rather than plain paper it would feel a bit more luxurious. That's probably just me being picky.

I also really like the little GlossyBox heart shaped lollipop as an added extra, although I must say when I opened the box it was heart side down, the stick was hidden and I totally thought it was a GlossyBox condom. Yeah. It's not. I'm glad it's a lollipop, less awkward! This was one of those stories I probably should have kept to myself...

SASSOON SPRAY SHINE. (50ml sample)
Hair products never really excite me but I am always on the lookout for products that promise to give shine to the hair. I've always been envious of you beautiful brunette's whose locks are super shiny no matter what because my blonde, super fine hair is just a bit crap in comparison to be honest! The Sassoon Spray Shine promises to give revolutionary shine, we shall see about that. First impressions are that it doesn't smell very nice. A full size 250ml bottle retails for £14.89 making this sample worth around £3.

ANATOMICALS YOU NEED A BLOOMING SHOWER BODY CLEANSER. (150ml sample)
I read a lot of comments when an Anatomicals product was included in a previous month that thought the packaging was rude and obnoxious & I definitely think some of their wording needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, but I can't lie, sometimes it makes me giggle. I liked the scrub I received previously and I'm sure I'll enjoy their You Need A Blooming Shower body cleanser, mostly because it smells like rose and I LOVE rose! I like the bright packaging and it's nice to receive products that you know you'll actually use. I can't say Anatomicals will ever be a must have brand, but I do think they have some nice affordable products. A full size 300ml bottle retails for £5 making this sample worth £2.50.
MeMeMe FAT CAT MASCARA. (Full Size)
Always being on the lookout for a good volumising mascara, I'm very much looking forward to giving this Fat Cat Mascara from MeMeMe a go. From first impressions the brush looks really nice, it doesn't seem to get overloaded with product and it's not so big that it would be difficult to work with. This is a full size & retails for £7.99.

MICABELLA MINERAL EYESHADOW. (1g sample)
This loose mineral eyeshadow from MicaBella Cosmetics is in the shade 'intelligence' and it looks absolutely stunning in this little pot. It's super shimmery and dark enough to add a touch of smokiness but still light enough to not be overly dramatic. I've never heard of MicaBella before but I'm definitely intrigued by the brand because all their products promise to be kind and gentle on the skin. The full size 2.5g shadows retail for £14.95 making this 1g sample worth around £6.

MINERS COSMETICS LIP COLOUR. (Full Size)
Lastly we have another make up product, this time a lipstick from Miners and this is in the shade 'Dreamer'. When I first looked at it in the tube I thought it would be a really unwearable purple pink with a lot of shimmer & although this is definitely on the frosty side, the colour is a much more wearable pink shade than I first thought. I don't think I'm going to love the colour on me, but I'm definitely going to give it a try & see if I can make it work. This is a full size & retails for £3.99.

Overall I really quite like this month's box, it definitely beats the January box for sure just because I know that everything here will get used & it was nice to get a few new make up products to play around with.

Are you subscribed to GlossyBox? 
What do you think of this month's box?
xoxo

87 comments:

  1. We got the exact same things in our box, really like it, better than last month.

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  2. I got the same products as you in my box and felt the same as you did about all of them, haha. The lipstick feels SO nice on the lips but the colour is so pearlescent that I just don't think I could wear it! x

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    1. It's very frosty, I've not been able to make it work yet unfortunately! xo

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  3. It looks like a lovely box this month! It's such a shame the Vidal Sasson spray doesn't smell very nice though :( I love the look of the mascara.. and Miners products are usually quite good quality <3 xx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I thought it would smell really nice, so was a bit disappointing! xo

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  4. Nothing offensive about the anatomicals packaging its funny!

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  5. I love the design on the front of the box - really pretty! It looks like you got some good stuff this month! xxx

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  6. what a lovely box, the contents are really good too! x

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  7. love the look of the lipstick!! the bit about assuming the lolly was a condom made me chuckle xx

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    1. haha I'm such an embarrassment! ;)

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  8. The box is beautiful! I'm still not a Glossy Box convert. I was sent a couple last year and really enjoyed them, although I don't think I ever fully used up any products that I received. Just not sure I'd ever be happy parting with my cash when it's a gamble whether I'd enjoy what was inside each box!

    - Tabitha at scaredtoast.com x

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    1. It's definitely a gamble & not every month is good! xo

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  9. I really like the look of the last 3 products. The mascara reminds me of the Benefit BadGal mascara, and the shadow and lipstick look like pretty flirty colours, perfect for valentines day! Every time I see something about a glossy box, I always want one! Hehe, love this post xx

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    1. Ooh you're right it does! I really like Benefit Bad Gal mascara so I'm hoping I'll like this one as it's much more affordable! <3

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  10. this is such amazing box. i wish i had this eye lash <3
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  11. While they're nice things, most aren't really high end. Anotomicals is stocked in supermarkets, Me Me Me is in Superdrug and Miners are in chemists.

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    1. I quite like that not each sample is high end because even if I do happen to really love a £90 moisturiser sample there's no way I'd ever be able to purchase a full size so it seems a little pointless even trying it! xo

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  12. The box is really pretty. I really like the whole beauty box idea, and it seems like there are a few really cool products. My Blog

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    1. It was a great month this month I think! xo

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  13. Love this box!! I wish our local box would contain a lot of make-up too.. I'd be super happy with this one :)

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    1. I really wish a company would make an entirely make up based subscription box! xo

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  14. This looks like a really nice box! I bet the lipstick looks really great on you!

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    1. Aww thanks lovely, it's quite a difficult shade to wear on its own! xo

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  15. I always love the anatomical stuff!

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    1. I really like their products too! xo

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  16. Lol, thinking it was a condom :P The Anatomicals shower gel is adorable, and I love the MeMeMe mascara packaging.

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    1. Haha I'm such an embarrassment! xo

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  17. This box is amazing :)

    I just stumbled across your blog and loved it! so I had to follow :D

    I would love for you to check out my blog if you get time, as I have just posted a new beauty haul

    India xox The Jewel Beauty Blog |Beauty,Lifestyle & Fashion! - Latest Post - Beauty Haul!

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  18. Really cute box sweetie! I´m following you sweetie!

    xoxo

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  19. Fantastic! We both got exactly the same box this month! You're the first person I've found with the same contents. I really liked what I got :)

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  20. This looks like a great box. I didn't know that Miners still existed - I remember buying their products in Claire's Accessories years ago! x

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  21. This box looks amazing! I really hope that the Canadian version has a cute Valentines design as well!

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  22. The shower gel looks wonderful! Wouldn't it be hilarious if it was a condom though? ahaha! x

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    1. Hahah I would have LOL'd so much if it was! xo

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  23. That's looks really good!
    Great post :)
    xx

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  24. Hahaha, a GlossyBox condom! I think the mascara's adorable just because of its name x

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  25. I got a different box as the meme product was a highlighter & I got a red lippy x

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  26. Looks like such a nice box! Love the packaging of the body cleanser and the name of the mascara... can't wait to see what you think about the products :)

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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  27. Really good box this month and so pretty!
    My box was very different. a highlighter instead of the mascara, dr renaud raspberry face cream instead of the anatomicals (winner in my opinion), mineral blush a different brand of lipstick and also a tiny perfume sample. Like the look of the hair shine spray. The lollipop made the box :)

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  28. There is so nothing worse than being caught out doing something silly like smearing toothpaste over your face to help with spots.
    Or doing what I have done; unwashed hair, no make-up, in ben's pyjamas, bare feet and having to go down to the reception in my building and collect a package. Explaining why I look like a homeless person is never easy.
    Lame x

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    1. Hahaa! I'm sure they see it all the time, hopefully ;) xo

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  29. I stopped my GB subscription last Sept. I do like the look of the Mascara and the lipstick in this box. The box itself is so pretty too.

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  30. The design on the box is so pretty. Looks like a great box this month. That mineral eyeshadow looks super pretty x

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    1. It's a gorgeous colour for sure! xo

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  31. I subscribed recently, but for glossybox in the US, I like your box better :(

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    1. Aww I hope next month is better for you! xo

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  32. The lollipop is so cute and very apt for Valentines! xxx

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  33. I dieing to try. Glossy box xx

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  34. I love that you thought it was a condom, that's totally something I'd do haha!
    The mascara and eye shadow look lovely.

    Jesss xo

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  35. I love mineral eyeshadows - I can't stand mineral foundation, it makes my skin crawl for some reason, but I love the colours of mineral eyeshadows and the ones I've tried always feel beautifully silky.

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    1. The pigmentation is always so good too! xo

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  36. You received some great items this month, although I would agree with you on the lipstick. It looks kinda 90's to me. lol

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  37. A good variety of products. I'm interested to know what the mascara is like xx

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    1. I'm looking forward to trying it <3

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  38. Seriously considering subscribing after this!x

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  39. The mascara looks interesting - I love a big brush! - and the lollipop is such a cute touch!

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  40. These products look ace!! Would love all of them! and the lollypop!

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  41. I'm not subscribed but I really like the look of this box, especially the mascara. So cute of them to add the lollipop! Xx

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  42. Nice products in the Glossybox! The Fat Cat mascara and Miner's lipstick look great, I would love to try them both :) I love playing around with new makeup too!

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  43. Not bag first impressions, a few so-so's but a few goodies! Like the sounds of the eyeshadow, I think you could totally rock it. Too bad about the hair product though. Unlike you, I get VERY excited about hair products. But like you, I am always envious of brunettes with perfectly glossy locks. It makes me want to dye my hair dark! Too bad that product smells yucky!

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    1. Your hair always looks so lovely <3 <3

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  44. The American version wasn't Valentine's Day themed :( Here's my review: http://saidinsilence.com/2013/02/27/february-2013-glossy-box-review/

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