Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Glossybox is 1

It's hard to believe it's been a full year since Glossybox arrived in the UK, bringing with it a monthly box of beauty treats for the sum of £10 (plus £2.95 postage) per month. During the year we've had themed boxes for Valentine's Day and Christmas, tie-ins with other companies (Harrods) and a vast selection of skincare, haircare, makeup and fragrance items.


There's been huge blog coverage and some controversy over the contents of the boxes - not all are created equal - and several competitors have sprung up too, proving that the idea of a monthly beauty box is a niche wide enough for more than one company.


This is Glossybox's birthday edition. In addition to the usual 5 samples, it contains a branded Glossybox handbag mirror and a cheery pink birthday balloon,which I've been happily batting around my flat since blowing it up this afternoon. I love the attention to detail on the packaging of this box - everything from the ribbon tie to the sticker that holds the tissue paper in place is themed around the anniversary.


The items are a pretty classic Glossybox selection. There are two carded fragrance vials from Lolita Lempicka - both sugary-sweet but nice all the same. Some subscribers haven't relished the fragrance samples in previous Glossyboxes, reasoning that equivalent samples can be obtained for free from department store counters. There's also a full-side product - a brow gel from HD Brows. Most Glossyboxes have a full-size item which normally has an RRP well in excess of the £10 monthly cost of the box.


There's a double sachet of Apivita Express Beauty with Honey face mask - lovely for a one-off treat. There are also two miniatures - Osmo Berber Oil for hair - which I guess is something in a similar vein to Moroccanoil, and Noble Isle Summer Rising shower gel. These will both be excellent for travel. The shower gel smells exceptionally lovely, and has piqued my interest in the Noble Isle range.

Happily, the card inside the box gives you a URL for more information on each of the products. Often there's a Glossybox discount or special offer on the brands too, and you'll find a checkout promo code on the card if so.

Are you signed up with Glossybox? Debating it? Love it? Let us know in the comments.

Disclosure - PR sample

1 comment:

  1. Signed up with them for more than 6 months and finally have to admit - I'm totally disappointed. They've never send me a products properly fitted according with my beauty-profile. What purpose this profile exist for then? They suddenly, without any notifying their customers, had changed the delivery service witch is the "famous" Hermes and it is a rubbish, I should say. For the last month they delivered a few of my orders to someone else, whom I cannot identify and find. There is no way to contact with this delivery company for customers like me. And I have got just silence from Glossy-team, when asked them what should I do with now with my lost boxes.

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