Wednesday 22 October 2014

Glossybox October 2014 - Review

October is here and with that the new Glossybox arrived through my letter box the other day. This month we have another unique box and it's the the Pop Art Edition. There are three box designs available and I was lucky enough to receive the box with a hot pink background! It looks very funky, might just have to find things to store in this box! Initial impressions once I'd opened the box were pretty good!

So what did I receive this month?

So there were a couple of differences one being that we did not receive the usual item description card, this was sent via email beforehand so we could either decide to open before we receive the box or wait until after. I opted to open the email after to avoid spoilers. The other difference was that we again received a spoiler card for the November box whetting our appetite of an item that will definitely be included in the November box. I'm not overly bothered by not receiving an item card as generally they just get chucked in the bin after anyway!

So first item up is the item that I knew was going to be included in this box. Nuxe Creme Fraiche De Beaute Mask (full size 50ml item received RRP £19.50). I already loved the sound of this item which is a mask designed to hydrate and soothe the skin and maintain its appearance. It smells divine and I look forward to using it.

Next was my least favourite item even though I love the brand! This is a Ciate Paint Pot, shade Unrestricted Glam (full size item received 13.5ml RRP £9.00). I love Ciate but I was sooo disappointed to receive a black shade :-( especially when I have seen in other reviews others have received a gorgeous purple shade! This polish will sadly be going to waste, black is a colour that I  just don't wear. 

Third item was Etre Belle Cosmetics Lip Lift Peel (full size received 15ml, RRP 12.95 euros), having never heard of the brand I was intrigued, designed to act as an exfoliator the gentle formula is used to remove dead cells and refine the lips surface. After using this item a couple of times I have to admit it really works my lips felt incredibly soft and smooth afterwards and it's not necessarily an item I would normally purchase. 

Next was So Susan Flutter Mascara (Full size 4ml received RRP £14.95). I'm fairly sure we received a mascara not so long ago, I believe it was Maybelline so a little disappointed to see a repeated item so soon. Initially the product looks quite good quality but once I'd opened it I did feel that it felt a little bit cheap, the price rivals that of some high quality mascara's and I question whether I would purchase a different brand for the same price. That being said mascara is always handy and I will no doubt use it up!

A little perfume sample was the next item I looked at, I received a very cute miniature of Yves Rocher Quelqes Notes D'Amour (sample size included RRP for full size 30ml £33.00). This is a feminine fragrance and features notes of damascus rose, guaiac wood and patchouli. It's a bit too sweet for me but handy to pop into my hand bag as a spare. 

The final item received was by a popular high street brand that I frequently use. Rimmel London BB Cream Matte (sample size tube received, RRP £6.99 for full size 30ml). The popular BB creams are a must in my household, shame it wasn't a full sized item but I will certainly be using this as a day to day foundation, nice little item to be included. 

Overall, with the exception of the Ciate paint pot I think this is a great box, a nice variety of items and I think Glossybox are really starting to listen to their customers and pack the boxes with some decent items. The only other thing that has disappointed myself and other customers is that they have changed the amount of Glossydots that can be redeemed for surveys, instead of the usual 50 per review it is now only 20 that is received so that's a bot of a shame.

So there we have the October box, did anyone else receive anything different in theirs?

* Glossybox is a monthly subscription service that costs £13.25 a month inclusive of P&P.


  1. I hear you about the Ciate nail polish - black is such a hard colour to wear and requires well maintained nails! I got the pink/purple one in mine and love it!

  2. Looks like we got pretty much the same box, except I got a white nail varnish. I wanted the purple shade too :(.

  3. That looks like a nice little collection of goodies to arrive in the post! #UKbloggers

  4. Don't be disappointed just think of the other colours you could add to the black to make it look really nice.


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