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Saturday, 14 December 2013

GlossyBox: December 2013 Christmas Edition.

GlossyBox* seem to be getting their mojo back. I had high hopes for their Christmas box this year and although I perhaps would have liked to have seen something a little more glitzy inside, maybe a glitter polish or something, I'm still quite impressed because everything is either something I'll use, or will find a home with someone who will use it.

December 2013 GlossyBox* (£12.95)
The beautiful, bright red box is perfect for the festive season, the Christmas tree design on the front is very cute & the candy cane paper is a lovely extra touch. I really appreciate good packaging and I think they've done really well with it this month. The Glossy Magazine also seems to be really well thought out and I think it's a nice little extra. Inside the magazine are a few interviews and a cute little tutorial for how to create a smokey eye for the holiday season.

Beautiful Movements Cosmetics nude lipgloss // Maybelline Brow Drama sculpting brow mascara (full size) // Seche nail polish (full size) // Sanctuary Spa Resurface & Refine body scrub // Wilkinson Sword Naturals razor (full size).

One of the main things I look for in a beauty subscription box is variety and although GlossyBox haven't always been the best at this, I think they've done well this month. The Sanctuary body scrub is probably my least favourite thing, but I'll still very happily use it because I think Sanctuary are a wonderful brand. There's also a £3 off voucher on the back that is valid until May next year, which is nice and if I like the scrub I'll definitely be taking advantage of that!

The Wilkinson Sword Naturals razor is something I wasn't expecting but I'm actually quite excited to use it because I'm usually a super-cheap-razor kind of girl and it'll be nice to see if something like this is worth the extra money. The Seche polish is a pretty dusty pink and I'm going to be passing it on to someone who will really love it.

It's nice to see some make up items in the box this month and the Beautiful Movements gloss is a really nice nude shade, that's not too light so I think it will suit a lot of skin tones. The formula feels pretty smooth on the lips and most importantly, it's not sticky! The sweet little size makes this the perfect addition to my handbag too! My favourite thing this month is the Maybelline Brow Drama sculpting brow mascara. Even though this is in the shade medium brown, it seems to work okay on my ashy dark blonde brows. Deep blonde would probably suit me a little better, but as I'm someone who doesn't usually do a lot to their brows I'll be giving this one a good test out and if I like it, I'll go and invest in deep blonde!

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

Love, Jennie
xoxo

58 comments:

  1. Ohhh pretty nice content I think! I was abit
    surprised to see that Wilkinson razor thingy :P
    Xx

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    1. It's an interesting addition, but a welcome one! xo

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  2. Oh wow what a fab box!! I really want to try the Maybelline Brow Mascara :) xx

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    1. I'm really enjoying using it so far, very impressed! xo

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  3. I've recently started a beauty blog and have also subscribed to Glossybox, this is my second box and I received a couple of different items to you. My blog is thebeautycollective.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I'm so impatient! I want mine now haha. These products are great, I would actually use all of them. I've only been signed up to it for 2 months, does everybody get the same or are they different? XXxx

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    1. Not all boxes are the same, quite often a few products vary each month. All adds to the surprise element! xo

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  5. This month's box is a clear example why I'd live to have a Glossybox subscription. I know they don't always get it right every month (some were real let downs) but this month they got it so right. From the adorable packaging( the Candy cane wrapper is so cute) right down to the contents. - wow. I want to try the Maybelline Brow Sculpting mascara because like you Jennie I'm not the type of gal who makes the effort to groom my brows. I really should start soon though. Do let us know how you get on with it :) xx

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    1. I love the candy cane paper, definitely very cute and looked lovely as I was opening the box. I will do, I think it's a lovely little product so far! xo

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  6. perfect for christmas :) XOXO Anna

    www.fashionanna.com

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  7. Oh, this is actually a pretty interesting box with some good variety. I love that they included a razor as a good one can be fairly expensive! Even though it was quite an unprecedented item, I think most people will be happy to give it a try! xxx

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    1. I'm looking forward to using it, you're right, a good one can be pretty expensive! xo

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  8. I'm not currently subscribed to glossy box, but I might have to! -Hanna Lei

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  9. I haven't really read many Glossybox reviews recently! I like they included the razor and I'm intrigued by the mascara, not a bad selection. <3

    Tara xo

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    1. I think they did well this month! xo

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  10. What a great box! x
    http://lornaswishingwell.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely one of their better ones! xo

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  11. This is great! Such a range of products!
    Anja x

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  12. looks like a great box, i love the colour of the nail polish xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.com

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  13. No a bad box! The lip gloss is a cute colour & you can never go wrong with a razor - a little boring but a necessity x
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. Definitely, it'll be nice to try one that's much pricier than the ones I would usually buy myself! xo

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  14. Ooh this looks like a great box!

    Daisy x
    www.cupcakesandcherries.com

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  15. I always read quite negative things about Glossy Box but actually that one looks really quite good :)
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. They're getting better I think after a few bad boxes! xo

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  16. Lovely box this month :) xx

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  17. Wow...This month's box is great! I haven't seen the Maybelline brow drama in stores yet... is it out? Let me know how you like it :)
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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  18. I love the packaging! The razor is a bit random. I bought Maybelline Brow Drama the other day, I quite like it xx

    Quite Frankly She Said - UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I've really been enjoying using it so far! xo

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  19. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it!(:
    this month's box looks really great! <33
    i might subscribe to it once i get enough money

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  20. A lovely selection :-) I was subscribed ages ago but sadly found I didn't like the boxes so much & gave it up. Looking at this review though I must say I'm tempted to subscribe again <3

    Sophie xox soinspo

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    1. They're getting much better I think, hopefully they continue to improve! xo

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  21. What an amazing box! I am so curious about Browdrama. Hopefully it'll come to Belgium soon.

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  22. Looks like an amazing box! The contents seem interesting!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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    1. One of their better boxes I think! xo

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  23. Wow the razor is quite an odd thing to have in a beauty box but so good too! They're usually really expensive so quite an interesting idea xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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    1. Definitely! I'm looking forward to trying it as I usually wouldn't spend so much on one! xo

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  24. This seems like a pretty good box! The razor would be nice as they tend to be on the expensive side usually!

    sundays grace

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  25. So tempted with a beauty subscription box, would be like having santa visit all the time! Love the christmas packaging :) x

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  26. I got some similar things in my box! I got the razor too which I've used and I think it's sooo good! I'm also normally a cheap razor kind of gal ;) I got more of a hot pink nail varnish; have you tried yours yet? it's so pigmented it's great. I got a 24 colour maybelline tattoo instead of your brow drama and the same lipgloss. Check out my post on it!

    Chloesparkles xx

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  27. I read your post the other day and was rather excited for this box but I peeked into it today and I seem to have gotten the brunt of the litter.

    The shades of nail polish and lip gloss are so pretty. I'd really like to try Brow Drama. My eyebrows are pathetic.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say?

    x

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  28. I've just reviewed this box, was looking around for some other opinions and found your post. Love the photography here, I think you've shown off what's in there perfectly. I always love your posts, keep up the lovely work xx

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  29. Your box looks amazing! Hopefully mine will be as cool as yours ;) I am still waiting for it. *Fingers crossed*

    www.sugarpopfashion.com

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