Monday, 26 May 2014

Glossybox May 2014 - The Superdrug Edition

It's taken me a few days to write this post, I just haven't been in the right frame of mind for some reason and although this months Glossybox was pleasantly crammed full of items I am still left feeling a little bit let down. This month Glossybox have teamed up with retailer Superdrug who are celebrating 50 years on the high street. 

I'd read no spoilers and did not know until the box arrived who they were collaborating with but was left feeling a little meh when the box arrived, I do like Superdrug but I don't find it a particularly glamorous shop and I wasn't overly excited to see what I'd been sent. That been said the funky packaging that the items arrived in was appealing and vibrant.



As said above the one thing that stood out to me this months box was crammed full of items and out of the items received five were full size and two were bonus items so to be fair that's pretty generous.




So what did I receive this month?



The first item that I picked out of the box was the Collection Bronze Glow Mosaic (full size received RRP £2.99). Not a huge fan of the brand and the packaging is cheap and nasty. If I'm honest I'm a bit of a bronzer snob so this was never going to blow me away, however the shade is quite nice and will be handy to pop into my handbag and not be worried if it gets broken. 





The second item I received was B. Sheer Conditioning Lipstick in Tango (full size received RRP £6.99) I have never hear of the brand and on initial packaging impressions it's quite a nice item BUT the colour is not something I would ever choose myself. Recently we were asked to update our Glossybox profile so it's a shame that more attention wasn't paid to my dislikes or my skin tone! The colour is a shimmery orange, thankfully it's quite sheer so I might be able to make use of it on my holiday but otherwise not a great item. 




Next item is probably my favourite out of the box, this I believe is only just hitting the shops it is the Max Factor FaceFinity All Day Primer (full size 30ml received RRP £10.99) . I'm a fan of primers and I like Max Factor, so this is a great item. With micro protectors this is designed to absorb sweat and keep foundation in place. I've tested this out already and although the smell of it is a little odd it has kept my foundation on pretty well and I did notice that I haven't been particularly oily which is a massive plus! Definitely the best item this month.


I then received Swwarzkopf Essence Ultime Crystal Shine Conditioner (Full size received 250ml RRP £4.99). This will be winging it's way to my Mum, I have a weird thing that I don't like to use a conditioner without the matching shampoo, or at least the same brand and I've also just purchased some new Bed Head some I don't really need to keep this. Not a bad item to receive though and the new packaging and re branding looks nice. 


The last full size item in the box is Scholl Velvet Smooth Overnight Mask (full size 60ml received RRP£7.99). Not something I would necessarily purchase myself but I will make use of this foot balm in the run up to my holiday. Designed to hydrate for up to 24 hours and leave you with soft beautiful feet as you sleep it's something that I can keep by my bed and use  as needed. 


The next couple of items were the sample size items which considering that the rest of the box contained full size items I can't really complain. The two I received were Garnier Oil Beauty Lotion  which is designed to moisturise and leave feeling soft and replenished and a sample of Ghost Eclipse Fragrance  which smells very pleasant. 

Overall I think I am being quite critical, it is pretty impressive to receive five full size items but I still can't help feeling so underwhelmed by Glossybox recently, I paid for this box using Glossydots so I don't feel that bad about it but I think I'll give it a couple more boxes and see how I feel then whether I want to continue my subscription. Having heard lots of good things about a couple of other beauty boxes it might be time to try another one. 

What did everyone get in their boxes this month?

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16 comments:

  1. This seems like the best Glossy box I have seen so far. I gave up on mine a while ago and stick to birchbox now. x

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    1. Do you think? I'm really not sure, they need to keep working on it I think! x

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  2. That looks so good, been looking to find a decent one of these!

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    1. I think that it could be better X

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  3. Some lovely products , I am allergic to so much and rather apprehensive about trying. Reviews are therefore really helpful.

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    1. That's a shame Kate but of course you must be careful, X

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  4. This is what puts me off Glossybox, people never seem entirely delighted with them, when really you should be, every month. I have been buying Korean Memeboxes instead and they are very good, although you have to wait a long time for them to arrive.

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    1. I know, it's a real shame I think they have lost sight of the original idea behind the box. X

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  5. i know im a girl and should like all these boxes but for some reason they just dont attract me, i have a set of brands which i used for many years now but its always now to be introduced to something new in a beauty box

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    1. I know what you mean, I like the excitement and wondering what will be included more than anything X

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  6. I'm not keen on the idea of Glossy Box... Seems like you could buy the products cheaper... :-)

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    1. I don't think you can buy the products cheaper as the box is about £13.00 a month and some of the items are full size but I think they could put a bit more effort into it! x

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  7. I wasn't sure about these boxes but this has really convinced me - they look great. It would be a wonderful present for someone. Such a surprise to try new things each month.

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    1. It would be a lovely present, I think they are hit and miss at times and this one wasn't the best months X

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  8. This does look like especially good value. I've had various boxes up to now and have been really impressed some months and not so much others. This looks like a bumper edition - for the facefinity alone it has to be worth the pennies. I LOVE the B range - you MUST go into one of the bigger Superdrugs and check it out! Thanks for sharing :-)
    Love Vicky
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    1. Yes the facefinity wins the box for me this month. I will check out B, thanks for the heads up!! Thankyou for the comment :) xx

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