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Saturday, 9 March 2013

GlossyBox March 2013: Get City Chic.

It barely even seems like a week has gone by since I was opening the February GlossyBox, but here we are in March and I have to say, it's a good one! This month the theme is city chic and it's all about achieving a glossy & groomed look that city girls maintain from boardroom to bar stool. GlossyBox promise to include really versatile products to help you achieve said glossy look, sounds interesting to me, lets see what's inside! 
March 2013 GlossyBox♦

Usually this would be the point where I start with the product I'm not really all that excited about, but, well, there actually isn't a product this month that I'm not looking forward to trying which I think is pretty impressive. One of the things I was most excited to see is the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream because it's one of those cult beauty products that I've wanted to try for ages, but just never quite got around to. This product is the true definition of versatile, it can be used to refresh skin, soothe chapped lips, smooth cuticles and so much more. This is only a tiny sample but I've heard that a little goes a really long way so I'm excited to see if this lives up to expectations. The full size 50ml retails for £25.

If there was ever a nail polish colour to inspire me to stop biting my nails so I can wear it it's Bruton Street from Nails Inc. This is exactly the kind of nail colour I love, it's simple and polished but still pretty & girly. I got a mini of the Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat in a previous GlosyBox so this colour will be the perfect accompaniment. Now, all I have to do is grow my nails - wish me luck! Full sized Nails Inc polishes retail for £11.

Next up is a mini Tresemme Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray which I've tried before and love. I know a lot of people prefer light hold hairsprays but they just don't work for me and I like to know that once I've backcombed the crap out of my hair to get even the smallest amount of volume, that it will actually stay put. Oh the annoyances of having fine hair, you thick locked beauties are so lucky! I have a feeling my mama will pinch this off me at some point because she also loves a good strong hold hairspray and this one smells really nice, which is always a plus. A full size 500ml retails for £4.69.

Over the last few weeks my hands have been so dry & cracked that I've been going through hand cream like there's no tomorrow and my favourite brand for them is definitely L'Occitane. I have never tried their Brightening Hand Care before but if it's anything like others in the range, I know I'll love it. This also has SPF 15 in it which makes it perfect to use on an everyday basis, especially as I often forget to apply sun screen to my hands! A full size 75ml retails for £19, so it's not the cheapest but L'Occitane is a brand I'm always willing to invest in.

Lastly, we have a make up item, which I'm always happy to see inside a beauty box! This is a Lip Blush from Jelly Pong Pong, which claims to be a lip stain and moisturiser in one. It goes on quite sheer but you can definitely build up the colour and it feels really comfortable on the lips. From first impressions the packaging doesn't seem to be all that sturdy, I can see the lid coming off in a bag for example so I think this is one I would keep in a make up bag at all times. I absolutely love the colour and I can see myself reaching for this a lot already because I'm a huge fan of easy to apply lip products. This is a full size and retails for £12, which seems quite expensive so I'm excited to see how this wears throughout the day.

Also included this month is a My Little Travelling Book which runs through the must-see places in a whole bunch of different countries from Japan to Canada. It's so nicely designed and although I'm not much of a traveler, I really enjoyed flicking through & there are some super cute stickers in the centre! I think this is one of the best boxes I have ever received & I can't wait to start trying out the products!

Are you subscribed to GlossyBox?
What do you think of this months box? 
xoxo

62 comments:

  1. I love the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream :) Always sorts me right out :) The colour of that polish is absolutely gorgeous !

    Rachel @ AMomentInTime.

    xo

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  2. This Glossy Box looks amazing!! Some great samples! :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I love the name Jelly Pong Pong haha! Looks like a nice box! xx

    norwegianelephant.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the lip blush and nails inc polish, you got great stuff!

    www.studdedkisses.com

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  5. This looks like a really great box this month :).. I thought jelly pong pong had changed their name to So susan? would love it if they keep it as jelly pong pong :) xx

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    1. Ooh I have no idea, I don't really know anything about the brand at all! xo

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  6. This is a fab box, one of the few that I think I'd feel was worth my money if I subscribed! The nail polish looks gorgeous, and I'd love to try the Elizabeth Arden cream & the L'Occitane hand cream too!

    Jesss xo

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    1. This month was really great! xo

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  7. May have to try the hairspray - the light and natural ones just don't keep my hair where I want it! Also loving the look of the travel book - looks super cute!

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    1. It was such a lovely addition I think xo

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  8. You're right - all of these products look pretty great! The lip stain/balm looks very pretty and it's a very 'you' shade too! I think they did very well this month :) xxx

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    1. This month was really great, one of my all time favourites I think! xo

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  9. I would be happy with the box- but I've just read another review who hated it! I suppose that's the problem with these boxes

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    1. It's all very subjective. I don't really understand why people stay subscribed if they're just going to complain each month though, I think sometimes people expect too much xo

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  10. love this box, glossybox seem to have upped their game recently xx

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  11. This looks like a really good box. I've been using Eight Hour Cream for years, it really is amazing and lasts so long. x

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  12. Looks like a great box, can't wait for mine to arrive, hope its as good!!!

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  13. This seems like such a nice glossy box- love the nails inc colour you got and the lip blush sounds interesting
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're both really nice colours! Xo

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  14. I've just received mine too! I got a red shade of the Nails inc and I think yours is so pretty! I also got the Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush, I'm so impressed with this box! My Glossybox post will be up next week!


    I've just posted a nail polish collection and a FOTD on Black & Gold!

    Laura xx - Black & Gold

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    1. Yay, so glad you like yours too! xo

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  15. I've never heard of Jelly Pong Pong, but the product looks so cute.

    7% Solution​

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    1. I'm really impressed so far <3

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  16. I love that traveling book and the nail colour! x


    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  17. I switched over to Glossybox, can't wait for it! Is it sad that I'm most excited for that book with stickers?!

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  18. That's such a great box - I love TresEMME sprays because they come in HUGE cans! The traveling book looks adorable too!

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  19. My Glossybox arrived today, which was a lovely surprise as I'd forgotten it was on it's way! I'm really happy with this months. I have exactly the same products as you, except I got L'Occitanes precious cream, which smells AMAZING! I can't wait to use it. Looking forward to trying out the Nails Inc polish as it's a really pretty Spring colour, it was ironic that I had just spent ages choosing a more Spring suitable polish and then painted my nails when the doorbell went and Glossybox was here with this lovely colour in it! x

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  20. Aw this looks like such a great box to me! I'd love to get any of these things to try out! Love your blog so much! <33

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com

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  21. you know what, I've never had a glossy box. I read these posts so oftena nd always think that it's about time I got one - that lip balm looked lovely an Im so tempted!

    Laura x
    www.alittlelondon.blogspot.com

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    1. This was a really lovely box <3

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  22. I love the glossy box. The nail color especially. -Hanna

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  23. ooh the lip stain looks so perfect for springtime! I need to invest in a hand cream with spf... the L'Occitane one sounds good! xo, Ellie

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    1. I'm really liking it so far <3

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  24. This really is the best glossy box I've seen in such a long time, love the lip blush looks gorgeous and I love that hairspray

    A little bit Unique

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    1. Definitely the best for a little while! xo

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  25. Nice. That seems like a good box. I like those jumbo pencils type of lip products.

    Miri xx
    mirisblogazine.blogspot.com

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  26. It's a shame I wasn't signed up for this months box because I absolutely love the contents! 8 Hour Cream is one of my staples, I love L'Occitane products, I adore Nails Inc and that shade is beyond pretty and the hairspray looks fab too! Oh and the lip crayon looks fab :)
    x

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  27. I'm obsessed with that hairspray, it smells incredible and works wonders!

    x Bridget

    bridgerydoo.blogspot.com

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  28. I haven't got mine yet but have been checking out everyone's reviews for March edition because I'm impatient and nosey! The travelling book looks like a sweet addition. I think I'll love the stickers more than any thing else in the box! x

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    1. The stickers are amazing for sure! xo

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  29. Definitely got our money's worth this month

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  30. i'm thinking of subscribing to glossy box, would you recommend it for a newbie?

    www.kissesbydesign.wordpress.com

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  31. I wish I got your box instead of mine, I didn't really like what I received. I don't think I'll be using any of the products...

    http://newwithhashtags.co.uk/glossybox-march-2013/

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  32. I'm still debating getting them, I see ones like this months and think yeah! Than I see that the next month it's a let down, I think I'll crack soon and just try a few at least. Great review BTW x

    http://thatssoyestreday.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. Soooo... I've just subscribed! So my box will be april box, I'm so excited, opening the first box will be exciting enough, really hope its a good one tho!!! <3 xo

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