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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Glossybox February 2014 - The Be Mine Edition.

I wasn't expecting to find the delivery man holding out a Glossybox* for me as I opened the door, looking very bleary-eyed this morning. But it was a pleasant surprise and the box felt really heavy so I was quite intrigued as to what was inside.

February 2014 Glossybox* (£12.95)

The box design is super fun, I like when their designs are a little different and this is perfect for a February edition, even if it's a little late for Valentine's Day. First impressions were pretty good, the box feels pretty heavy, looks full and like it's worth the subscription cost. It seems to me like they really tried this month, which is good!

Ciate Paint Pot Nail Polish in Red Hot Chilli. (£9) Full size product.
I definitely have more nail polishes than I can use at this point, so I'll be passing this on to someone who will love it more than I will. I like Ciate polishes, the bottles are very sweet with the little black bow and I've always found the formula to be easy to work with.

Eldora Lashes (£4.90) Full size product.
Lashes aren't something I wear very often but I know a lot of girls who do so I think this is a lovely addition to the box. They look very full and flirty in the box, like they'd be perfect for date night or a night out with the girls.

Toni & Guy Stick It Up Gum (£7.49) Full size product.
Okay, so at first I thought this would end up as one of those products that I couldn't find a home for but now I'm actually thinking it could help to create a really beachy-hair look for the summer. I've never used anything like this before so I'll have to have a little experiment with it, but I love discovering new things I wouldn't have picked up by myself!

Nougat Sparkling Body Shimmer (£14 for 250ml) 100ml sample size product.
This reminds me so much of something I used to own when I was younger. I remember going crazy with it when school disco time rolled around and I thought I looked fabulous! I'm not sure how much I'll use this now, despite its moisturising sounding ingredients, but it's fun and took me on a trip down memory lane!

Maybelline ColorSensational Nude Lipstick in Naked Brown (£6.99) Full size product.
The formula of this is beautiful, just what I look for in a lipstick. It's super smooth and feels very comfortable on the lips. Unfortunately this colour isn't one that I would wear, but I'll find someone who will. I've been meaning to have a look at this range in Boots, I think there are a few lighter colours in the range that might suit me a little more.
Lindt Treat Bar (79p)
This is a lovely little extra treat and I may have munched my way through this as I was writing this post...oops!

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

Love, Jennie
xoxo

81 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely box! That lipstick is such an unusual colour though, but the Toni & Guy product sounds fun :)

    Sam xx

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    1. Looking forward to giving it a try! xo

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  2. This sees like a great box, the nail polish is such a lovely color <3
    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Not a bad box at all, the lipstick I don't think would be my colour but my mum would love it! The Ciate Polish is a beautiful shade & a chocolate bar too, now thats just naughty x
    I love the box too, I always reuse them
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. hehe will never say no to free chocolate! xo

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  4. That's a lot of full size products, is it always like this? I just subscribed to a beauty box but they seem to send mostly samples and just 1 or 2 full sized products, haha.
    Oh, I just love Lindor♥ not only is it super tasty but it also reminds me of the early days of dating my boyfriend. So precious c:

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    1. It's not usually, I think this was a good month! xo

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  5. Great box! I'm excited for mine to arrive now :)
    http://justjulzblog.blogspot.com

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  6. Ooh, this looks like a lovely box! I really want to subscribe to one but I'm just unsure at the moment, sometimes they're a bit hit and miss but I guess that's just the nature of them! Do you have a favourite one you'd recommend?

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

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    1. They are definitely hit and miss. I think birchbox are doing really well and the moment and Love Me Beauty is a nice one because you get three options to choose from each month. Depends if you want the surprise element when it arrives really! xo

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  7. Thank God for the creation of Lindt chocolate, heaven in a bar.
    I loved the Maybelline Lipstick! What a gorgeous color, and not expensive at all. The person you decide to give it to is very lucky! (though in my personal opinion you would totally rock this color, it would definitely suit you).
    The Glossybox seems like a very good deal, specially for this particular one, I'm happy you got such incredible things!
    Have an amazing day!
    http://sheseeksvictoria.wordpress.com

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  8. glossy box seem to be stepping it up again, after a while of dodgy boxes! x

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  9. This box actually looks pretty good! That lipstick really reminds me of Clinique 'Black Honey'! xxx

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    1. I wish it was a colour I could pull off! xo

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  10. wow they've really stepped up their game this month. I think this might just be the best glossybox I've seen in ages xx

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  11. I love the colour of the Ciate nail polish, and I can't say I blame you for eating the Lindt chocolate, it's amazing :) xx

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  12. Glossybox always does great valentines edition! Always nice to see Ciate nail polishes in there! I remember getting a dark lipstick last year - wasn't too keen! - Would have preferred a shade that I could wear for Spring/Summer xx

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    1. Would have been nice to get a nice pink or peach or something xo

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  13. This has some lovely products in it. I feel like some of these beauty boxes can really be hit or miss but this has the perfect combination of well known brands, full size products and ones I've not heard of before! :) Plus how lovely to receive a Valentines sweet treat too!

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

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    1. It was a good month this month :) xo

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  14. The products are really love, the lipstick is looking great! A pity that the colour doesn't suit you, but i'm sure you'll find someone who will like it.

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  15. This is such a pretty looking box! I used to love the themed ones and have kept them all. It's a pity there's not much of use to you by way of the products.

    The Maybelline lipstick looks so creamy. I should take a closer look at their range because I've seen some lovely nude and pink shades. I'm sure there's a few you might like.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say?

    x

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    1. I'm definitely going to have a look at the other colours xo

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  16. compared to last month, this is an amazing box!!

    Jade
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. I got more use out of last months products than this month, but I definitely think this month will appeal to more people xo

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  17. You did way better than I did. The Glossybox that arrived this morning at my house is so bad that I have submitted a written complaint and I am seriously considering cancelling my subscription.
    I did get a Ciate Nail polish whiIch I would have ordinarily been quite happy with. However the polish I received was exactly the same shade of Ciate polish that I got in my July Glossybox. So I now have two identical polishes from the summer 2013 collection in a colour I'm not that crazy about.
    I didn't get the false lashes or Toni & Guy product that you did, instead I got 3 sachets of shampoo that I wouldn't give 20 pence for and a really cheap looking chunky eye crayon from NV cosmetics (rrp £5). The eye pencil is in a sickening shimmery baby pink colour called sugar plum. I have red hair and I am an adult. I thought the whole point of telling Glossybox your colouring when you signed up was so that they wouldn't send you products in colours that are completely unsuitable for you. I am a pro MUA and I wouldn't even consider putting the eye crayon in my kit. I will be giving the crayon to my friend's 9 year old daughter as she is the only person I can think of who might actually get some wear out of it - I'll be giving her the bottle of body shimmer as well. I also got a Maybelline mascara which is about the 5th mascara I've had from Glossybox in the last year and decidedly NOT high end. I am sad to say the only item I am happy with is the chocolate bar. After last month's awful box and the resulting email survey I really thought they would raise their game this month across the board. I am honestly feeling like I just got the dregs of whatever was left on their shelves.

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    1. I'm sorry you were disappointed. I think it's such a shame that the boxes vary so much. Can't give you any answers I'm afraid as I don't work for them or anything, but I hope you get a reply soon!

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  18. The box is beautiful! You got some amazing products!!

    Emma from http://www.masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  19. I love the design of the box, and finding products you wouldn't usually pick up yourself can be the best thing ever but I've just seen too many stories like Heather Birrell's above that puts me right off subscribing in case it turns out to be a total waste of money :(

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    1. They are hit and miss. I think they're good if you're up for trying new things, especially skin & hair products xo

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  20. The lashes look perfect for valentine's day! Love products in this box! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  21. That stick it up gum product is so intriguing! I've never seen anything like it!

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  22. I was please with mine this month! I scoffed my Lindt bar before getting chance to photograph it though :D

    Charlotte - www.blotandreapply.com xx

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  23. This looks like a great box, I love those chocolate bars xx

    Quite Frankly She Said - UK Lifestyle Blog

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  24. Yay for free chocolate ;) This looks like such a fab box! Xoxo

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    1. the best kind of chocolate hehe xo

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  25. thats a pretty good box, not keen on the lipstick colour but if nothing else its made you think to check others out! so win win really :) xxx

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  26. This has definitely made me excited for mine to arrive now! Even though I own what seems like a million Ciate nail polishes i've convinced myself I definitely need another...
    fifiandrose.blogspot.com

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  27. Looks like a lovely box, much better than January! Can't wait to get mine!xx

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  28. Love the pretty print on the box! <3

    Sophie xox soinspo

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  29. I've been tempted to invest in a Glossybox subscription for a while now, I may just have to give in after this!

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    1. They're hit and miss but definitely fun! xo

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  30. Looks much better than their boxes have been lately, but I just don't trust them enough anymore to go back at the moment!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

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  31. This looks lovely, there's some really nice looking products here! That's a shame about the lipstick colour because those lippies are really good xxx

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    1. I'll have to check out some other colours <3

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  32. I got the exact same except instead of the maybelline lipstick i got the Khol Kajal and instead of the eyelashes got a lipgloss, pretty good month I think x

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  33. Love these Linder chocolates! Yum x

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  34. Lindt chocolate is my fave! Looks great would love to know more about how you like the toni and guy hair gum in a future post maybe? :) <3

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  35. Lovely goodies you got there - chocolate is always a winner ;)

    Those lashes look stunning, look forward to finding out how you get on with the Toni & Guy product :) x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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  36. That's actually my favourite nail polish of all time! :) Snaps to GlossyBox for such a good box.

    Tara x

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  37. This is a great box - yeah I can see what you mean about them really trying this month! Everything looks fab, although I agree that the body shimmer is something I may have used in my mid-teens but probably wouldn't now! :) Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

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    1. It definitely reminds me of my teens, those were the days hehe x

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  38. I think they definitely upped their game for February. Not sure how much use I will get out of the Nougat body shimmer or the lashes but I liked the polish, I got cocktail dress a great pinky red and I was 'lucky' and got coffee craze (I think that's its name!) lipstick which is a really wearable nude. Would have loved the Toni and Guy haircare but I got some sachets from Giovanni haircare. Lets see if Glossybox keep it up in March! x

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    1. Ooh I'll have to check out that shade! xo

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  39. I am a subscriber to Glossy Box this was my second box and I loved the products I received but I definitely didn't get this box? I got the LOVE box :) Glad I found your blog, what great photos and content, I really enjoyed reading this! x

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