Monday, October 31, 2011

Glossybox October

I know everyone has been talking about these, at least if you live in the UK, but when the GlossyBox team asked me if I'd like to try out the October GlossyBox, I did say yes. I'm not a beauty blogger, nor do I really have that much idea about cosmetics or skincare products, but I actually think that makes this box all the more useful. I got the chance to try out some new products, whereas normally I stick to my basics & don't branch out. Every month is different, so at £12.95 per box (incl p&p), it is a fairly affordable way to sample products.

This month, there were 2 full sized products, a Stila liner, & Leighton Denny nail polish, making the box well worth investing in, as the nail polish alone retails for £11! There were also some Dermalogia skincare samples, and some tiny vials of perfume. Honestly I would prefer if the box was solely cosmetic based, because I honestly don't care about trying out anti ageing creams etc, or other skin products. Trying out new makeup is much more appealing!

I probably won't start up a subscription myself, because a.) I don't always have money to spare each month, & b.) I don't really care enough about trying out skin care things. If the box was just makeup & nail polish, I would definitely be very very tempted, but as it is at the moment, it's just too risky as to whether I would actually bother with the products. I'm definitely going to get some use out of the nail polish & liner, but the rest is a bit "meh" for me!

Are you signed up to any beauty boxes? What do you think?


  1. Those are the reasons I haven't gone for one of these - I'd only be interested if it was all make-up because I can just see tons of unused samples piling up in my room! They are great value for money though based on the retail price of the things you get :) x

  2. I think somebody should see this hole in the market and fill it with a makeup-only sample subscription program, don't you?

  3. Yeah I have seen people who are consistently disappointed from their BeautyBox stuff. Not worth it imho. Especially since if you don't like the product it will just sit there forever.

  4. I've heard a lot about these boxes but never tried them, thanks for the insight, love your 2768th follower. Stop by & say hello xoxo

  5. I thought about signing up
    but then changed my mind for the same reason.
    + I have sensitive skin so a new product every month probably wouldnt do my much good.
    The make-up only idea would be much more appealing!

  6. In germany we can order such boxes, too. But the reason I decided to don't order one is the same as you said: I prefer makeup more then skin care products ^^

  7. I signed up for the Birch Box, very similar thing. I'm not a fan of perfumes or wrinkle creams though, so I'm hoping I don't end up with too many of those. lol I live in the middle of nowhere North America and don't get into the city much, so a box of surprises is very appealing to me:)

  8. Hey! New to your blog. Liked it. Have a Cupcake week;)

  9. I really like glossybox, last month was my fave! x

  10. Thanks for the tip! I linked to your blog from mine, hope that's O.K c:

  11. I wanted to try this but I can't afford to give that money away for products I may not even like/use.
    Ooooh I'd adore a make-up one or even just a nail polish one.


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