Over the last few months I’ve been hearing a lot about GlossyBox, both positive AND negative (but mostly positive), so when I discovered a 50% off voucher online earlier this month, I decided to order a box so I could see for myself what all the fuss was about!  The voucher meant I could get my first GlossyBox for just £5 (with £2.95 postage), compared to the usual subscription price of £10 per box.  As I kept seeing on Facebook and Twitter, the February boxes were posted last Friday, so I was very excited when I heard the postman at the door this morning!  And indeed, he had my box for me 😀

My initial thought was that the box was very pretty, with its trademark pale pink outer and fancy inner packaging – even the postage box that the GlossyBox came in was cute!  I couldn’t wait to open it up and find out what goodies I had been sent, and this is what I found…

L-R (Top)

Dr Bronner Magic Liquid Soap 59ml (Full Size – 59ml – £1.99)

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Relaxing Balm 25ml (Full Size – 200ml – £15.25)

Como Shambhala Invigorate Body Lotion 50ml (Full Size – 300ml – £20.00)

L-R (Bottom)

DuWop Venom Gloss in Buttercup 5ml (Full Size – 10.4ml – £16.00)

BM Beauty Pure Mineral Eyeshadow in Storm Cloud 1g (Full Size – 2g – £7.00)

At first I wasn’t that impressed by the contents of the box, but I decided to give them all (but one) a try this morning and my opinion soon changed about some of the products…

Dr Bronner Magic Liquid Soap

This was the only full size item in the box and the only item that I haven’t tried so far, mainly because I’m not 100% sure what to do with it!  The bottle says the soap is an 18-in-1 soap and I’m looking forward to researching this and finding out how it can be used.  The soap sample I was sent is Citrus Orange scented and it smells really lovely and vibrant.  The product is a mix of organic oils and essential oils, and the natural nature of this soap really appeals to me as I have fairly sensitive skin so harsh chemicals are a no-no.  I’ll definitely be using this one in the not too distant future.

 Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Relaxing Balm

The Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Relaxing Balm (does anybody else keep accidentally saying ‘Phil Mitchell’ or is that just me?) is designed to smooth wavy, frizzy hair, which is great for me as mine has a slightly natural wave to it.  The balm is quite thick and smells a little bit like Calpol, which I think is quite nice but others may argue otherwise!  I used a few pumps of this on my hair this morning whilst it was still damp, then dried and straightened it as usual.  The serum definitely made my hair easier to straighten and left it looking a little sleeker, but I think next time I’ll use a bit more product as I have quite long hair.  Hopefully over time it will help even more.

Como Shambhala Invigorate Body Lotion

This is by far my favourite item from February’s GlossyBox!  I used this after my shower this morning instead of my usual moisturiser and it is luscious!  The lotion is infused with natural oils (Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender and Peppermint), and has an amazingly powerful, fresh scent.  The peppermint shines through which really wakes you up.  The lotion is gorgeously thick and sumptuous and rubs in like a dream.  Seven hours later, my skin still feels as soft as it did when I applied the lotion and the scent is still lingering.  This is such a great product and I may invest in the full size version.

 DuWop Venom Gloss in Buttercup

DuWop’s Venom Gloss combines their famous lip venom with a tinted gloss to create a lip plumper which looks pretty.  I was slightly reluctant to try this as I have had reactions to lip plumpers in the past, but I went for it anyway (and I wish I hadn’t!).  The ‘Buttercup’ shade is nice and naturally pink and the gloss smells absolutely yummy, almost like sweets with a hint of cinnamon!  The gloss is quite thick but applies well, but this is where my love for this product ends.  The ‘tingling’ sensation the GlossyBox flyer warned about was more of a cold sting.  I thought it would pass after a few minutes but it actually got worse to the point that it was painfully unbearable and I had to wash it off!  I don’t think I’ll be using this again, unless I rub a little over lipstick for a slight shimmer (although it will be coming straight off again if I have the same reaction).

 BM Beauty Pure Mineral Eyeshadow in Storm Cloud

I’d been wanting to try some more mineral eyeshadows for a while so I was quite pleased to receive this, even though the sage green/grey shade isn’t really my colour!  The shadow applies very smoothly and you really don’t need much to build a bold look.  I really like the shimmer in this eyeshadow as it is quite subtle and adds a little depth to the darkness of the colour.  I may try and create some looks with this that suit me as I don’t want to give up on it.

 Overall, I am fairly happy with my February GlossyBox as the hair and body products are right up my street, even if the make up ones aren’t.  I don’t think I’ll be getting another GlossyBox, but it was nice to see what all the hype was about.  What did you get in your Glossybox this month?

Naomi x

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