I hope you are all having a super weekend! My life is still hectic with tax returns but that will all be over in the next few weeks and normal work life will resume.
But until then, the treats in my Glossybox will help keep me going for the month. It’s the first box of the year and they did not disappoint. Inside there are 5 fabulous treats to get you through what is known to be a long and cold month.
In my box I received:
- Boots Beauty Beneath Supplements
- Evelyn Iona Cosmetics Green Tea Primer
- Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil
- Nail Medic Nail and Cuticle Engergizer
- Apicia Cream Blush
All items are full size apart from the Dr Botanicals oil which is a handy travel size. Unfortunately not all of the items could be linked as some can only be purchased outside the UK.
It’s quite a nice variety of beauty and skincare products to try this time around. Let’s start from the top:
The beauty supplements from Boots really intrigued me as they are a risky item to include in a subscription box. This product isn’t suitable for everyone out there who might have a subscription. For example, if you’re a smoker, pregnant or breastfeeding, or vegan, these are not suitable for you. While it’s different and the product itself looks good, I feel there will be a lot of wastage and some very unhappy subscribers. They are also £39.99 for a months supply, so if you like them and want to keep taking them, it will get pricey!
The green tea primer from Evelyn Iona Cosmetics is a vegan product and paraben free so not only does it smell good, it contains no horrible nasties and no animals have been harmed in its production. It also promises to reduce large pores so for those of us who suffer with hideously oily skin, it’s definitely worth a try.
The Dr Botanicals facial oil is the product I am lost excited about. I absolutely love the packaging (I am a sucker for cool packaging) and I just cannot wait to properly incorporate it into my daily skincare. It is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants and feels so luxurious on the skin. It smells amazing too!
The Nail Medic Nail and Cuticle Engergizer is probably the product I am the least excited about. It sounds really good and it smells incredible (a bit like strawberry sweets) but I just can’ see myself using this regularly. I will definitely try it out a bit more and I should get better at nail care so hopefully this product will help. I don’ suffer from brittle nails but if you do this product could help. It promises to strengthen nails and it’s only £5.99 so worth a try.
Finally the Apicia Cream Blush was a new one to me as it is something I have never tried before. I personally don’t wear blush very often as I think it just makes my cheeks look bigger than they already are and a bit like one of those dolls that has two red blobs painted on its face. So my first thoughts on this product were ‘great, another blush that I won’t use’. But I was fair and I tried a little on the back of my hand. It comes out of the tube very pink but when blended it looks very natural and buildable. For me personally I wouldn’t need to build up the colour as a little goes a long way. Its fragrance free but unfortunately not vegan as it includes bee pollen.
So was this box really worth the £10 plus P&P I paid for it? Well, this is where it gets interesting. I always like to know I’m getting my money’s worth out of subscription box as it makes it a bit more justifiable. The total contents of this months box based on the RRP provided is £104.97 so definitely worth it!
Let me know your thoughts on this months box in the comments section below and what you’re hoping will be in the next box!
Until next time lovelies,
P.s If you don’t yet subscribe to Glossybox but you fancy trying on, use my code NATASHA-RO for a fabliss 20% off your first box!