Thursday, 23 January 2014

Glossybox - January

Gooooood morning;

Here we have, January's Glossybox. I waited (not-so) patiently all month for this. I hurried home after Uni on Tuesday to find it sitting on the steps looking all perfect in it's little box, I quickly ripped it open, took a peek inside and... MEH. BLOODY MEH. Vaseline?! Seriously Glossybox? Bloody Vaseline?! Cheese and rice, what a shit box, in my opinion anyway. Excuse the French.

Okay, so what exactly do we have?

Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream - This multi-use cult moisturising cream from Japan revamps your skin, enriching it with vitamin E, vitamin B2, camphor and uniquely high glycerin content. It is essential for all skin care regimes.

I'd love to know why I needed two of these? Surely they could of replaced one of these for something different and better? I'll probably use this, it seems like it'll do my skin some good.

Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash - With a blend of juniper, bergamot, geranium and lavender essential oils, Balance Me's Super Toning Body Wash is the best way to start your day!

So it looks like you can use this in the shower or add a capful into your bath. Quite interested in using this, I quite like the smell, although I can't describe it. I'm not sure what 'toning' is meant to me though, maybe I'll use this on my bum and see if it tones it up so I can give up doing squats everyday.. A girl can dream, right?

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Floral Slanted Tweezers - Get rid of boring brows with these pretty floral tweezers by The Vintage Cosmetic Company. These high quality, stainless steel must-haves are the perfect accompaniment for every vintage doll's make-up bag.

Okay, so I actually got quite excited about these. I love pretty, patterned tweezers and these are just to die for. Not literally. I've actually lost my good FCUK tweezers so these have come at the perfect time!

Anatomicals Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer Wake-Up Under Eye Patches - Looking like the walking dead? These under eye patches by Anatomicals will help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and revitalise the delicate skin around your eyes.

I'm 22. I do not have wrinkles. Don't tell me I have wrinkles, it is not a war you want to start! However, I do have big, black bags from lack of sleep lately, so maybe I should give these a whirl? You're supposed to leave it on for 30 minutes. I cannot sit still for that long, so this is definitely a job for bath time.

Vaseline Essential Moisture Lotion - Is your skin weathering the elements? If so, then you need the Essential Moisture Lotion from Vaseline. It's non-greasy formulation and multi-layer complex absorbs quickly leaving your skin silky smooth and looking healthy.

Ugh, Vaseline. I feel so let down Glossybox! I know some of you will be virtually screaming at me that Vaseline is a gift from above and I agree, it's an ALRIGHT product, but do I really want to see it in my Glossybox? No. I'm not a lover of Vaseline tbh, but I'm going to give the product a go, just to use it up.

Well, Glossybox. I have not enjoyed my January box! I have not enjoyed the majority of my last few boxes! I'm seriously considering cancelling my subscription and finding another beauty box to delve into. What do you guys think? Do you have any recommendations? I'm already a Birchbox subscriber!

- Charli, xo


  1. Haha, I'm sorry that you're not impressed but this really made me giggle! This is the debate I've been having, to subscribe or not subscribe? I'd get too excited every month then probably leave half the products lying around and I already have a load. I see James Duigan on the magazine though, seriously if you haven't already, check him out both him and his wife are amazing and such lovely people too x

    1. I was so disappointed :( If you're going to subscribe to a beauty box, I'd reccommend Birchbox, I've never been let down by them! And you build up points that turn into money, really quickly!

      Yeah, I read the magazine and he's all about fitness isn't he? There's some good tips in there that I read! :)


  2. This is funny, god I love you Boylett. Again I am not over keen on mine. But I think mine is a little better than yours. Just.

    Free box for me though next month ;)


    1. I read this back this morning and realised, it really does sound like me :P miserable and sarcastic and ungrateful ahahah. I know I won't unsubscribe cause I'm scared it'll get good just as I cancel! Typical for me!

  3. I've been wanting to subscribe to another beauty box for a while now, I used to get glossy box and then lux box but both were so disappointing it put me off subscribing to others!


    1. Hi Hannah :)

      I'd honestly go for Birchbox! Or I've been thinking of trying Love Me Beauty as they have menus you choose from :)

      Love your blog!


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