The cold weather is now really kicking in. I’m sitting here covered in blankets, got a hot water bottle on my back and a cuppa in hand. Plus, it’s my favourite time of the month over here on the blog.
Last month, you may recall me saying I was super excited for this month’s Glossybox as I’ve always found the boxes get better and better throughout the year, not that I have ever had a box I was disappointed with. However, once I opened this month’s box, I was suddenly not that excited about it anymore but we will get to that shortly. Let’s actually have a look at the products first before I give my full overall opinion.
CHARCOAL & WILLOW BARK SHEET FACE MASK
You may remember this one from one of my wishlists from Blogtober this year. I’ve been wanting to try sheet masks for a while now but as per usual, I’m late with the trends. This mask contains willow bark and charcoal, this mask is also meant to purify the skin. How to use: This one actually looks pretty straight forward to use. Simply cleanse your skin, and apply the sheet mask on your face for 15 minutes. Once the 15 minutes are up, remove the face mask and massage into the skin.
CANDY FLOSS MOISTURISING LIP BALM
I have received a product from Sportfx before in a Glossybox which I was pretty excited about, still use and recommend. I wasn’t very familiar with the brand before I got the first product from them in a box a few months ago, I did have a quick look at their website at the time. But I had no idea they had lip balms. The packaging is quite different for a lip balm but I really like it. I’m all about unique and pretty packaging. It states that the lip balms flavour is candy floss but I have tried this one on already and I can tell you for sure, it does not smell or taste like candy floss to me. In fact, I would say the flavour is actually vanilla but maybe that’s just me. If you have this lip balm or received it in the latest Glossybox, let me know in the comments what you think the flavour actually is. Maybe it’s just my sense of smell and taste buds being weird. It is still a really good lip balm though and it leaves the lips feeling really moisturised.
BEAUTY UK COSMETICS
I’m going to be honest with you, I wasn’t that excited when I saw this product. I know last month I was super excited there was going to be a brush in this month’s box but I was expecting an eye shadow brush or blending brush, for example. I don’t contour that much, mainly because I’m terrible at it so a contour brush comes in handy but it’s not really an essential in my makeup brush collection. I know that Beauty UK have some awesome brushes, some of which I highly recommend. The reason I wasn’t excited about it when I saw it wasn’t the brand whatsoever, it was just the type of brush. I’m sure the brush will come in handy for a lot of people that got the box though. I might even change my mind once I have actually used the brush, that happens a lot. We shall see!
DEFINE & PERFECT EYEBROW POWDER- BRUNETTE
I wasn’t that excited about this product (are we seeing a pattern here this month?). This is actually a repeat of a product I have received before with Glossybox, only a few months ago actually. If you aren’t with Glossybox yet, you might not know this already but after you receive each box, you can fill out a survey for each product you received over on their website. In the survey I basically said I liked the product but wouldn’t want to receive one again. The product is good, I’m not going to lie, it’s just not long wearing enough for me. Within a few hours, I actually get powder appear underneath my eyebrows so not that flattering if I’m out for the day and on the move.
NATURAL BODYWASH RELAXING GERANIUM & PEPPERMINT
Once again, I’m not a big fan of receiving body wash products in subscription boxes. I’m usually the type of person to just pop to the drugstore and get a cheap body wash because it’s something I’m just not that fussed about. This particular body wash claims to be really relaxing so obviously, I will still be giving it a try. This is a plant based body wash made in the UK. It claims to also be great for eczema, dry or sensitive skin. I mean, it does sound
like an awesome product to me. Just not sure if I would be tempted to purchase it once this one is finished, it would have to be pretty great for me.
So, those were the products in this month’s Glossybox. As I mentioned at the start and you also probably noticed throughout this post, I wasn’t as excited about this box as I usually am every month. The overall value of the November box was £27.62, also not as high as usual. I would say it is still good value for money because you only pay £10 plus
£3.25 per month. But the value of the box is a lot lower this month than I have seen in the last few months. October’s box value was £51.48, so that’s a big difference.
I’m hoping this box was a little less extra because of the Christmas box next month, but we’ll see. I will be reviewing products from this box as part of Blogmas. This year, instead of doing all Christmassy posts all month, I will be mixing things up a little with some reviews, it’s been a while since I’ve done a review on here. But until then, let me know in the comments what you liked or what you didn’t like about this month’s box?