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Glossybox November 2012

5 Comments 27 November 2012

Glossybox is a monthly beauty sample subscription services – it costs £10/month plus P&P, for which you receive five “Beauty Miniatures” each month. If you would like to find out more about the service then check out their website HERE.

It’s always a bit of a surprise when my glossybox arrives – some months I love it, others not so much, but I still enjoy the anticipation and the surprise of finding out what is in the box each month.

The theme for November’s box is “Stocking Fillers” – often the most interesting gifts to give and receive are stocking fillers in my opinion. They never need to cost a lot, but they are a nice way of showing that you are thinking of someone…

The November box came with five samples to try out…

 First up is a Dr Jart Water Fuse BB Cream;

I’m looking forward to giving this a whirl, as I think it might be a nice BB cream for dry skin – I’ve had a quick look online, and as far as I can tell this one doesn’t contain any snail extracts – the Regenerating version does apparently. I was really pleased to find out the Dr Jart range is cruelty free recently too. This is a 15 ml sample – full size is £18 for 50mls.

Next up, Alison Claire Remarkable Mango Body Butter,

This has a lovely texture, and the scent is really unusual – it starts off as a typical mango scent but as I wear it becomed sweeter, and there is almost a caramel scent to it as well, which makes it lovely for the autumn. The range states that is is not tested on animals, however I was unable to find any information on third party testing on the site. This is a 50 ml sample – full size is 200mls and retails at £15.

I also got a travel size sample of Dermalogica’s Microfoliant powder.

This is a fine powder which can be added to water or other cleansers to make a fine scrub. I’ve used it a couple of times, and you do have to use quite a lot of product to make enough to cover the face. Its nice enough but not something I’d go out of my way to repurchase. Dermalogica is not cruelty free as they sell in China, although the company are apparently now trying to withdraw from the Chinese market. Full size is 75g and retails at £38.50.

I also received a Nails Inc Caviar Topcoat,

This a cute little mini polish and will always be handy to have around – As far as I can tell, Nails Inc is a cruelty free brand. This is a 4ml sample, full size is 4g and retails at £11.

Finally I was also sent a Burberry Body perfume sample.

This is a nice enough scent – but I can’t say its my favourite ever – it has a quite green top note, but then warms up into something much more womanly and sensual. Burberry claim that their cosmetics are cruelty free, however are owned by L’oreal,who are not known for their animal friendly credentials…

Overall this a nice box, containing a decent mixture of products – I’m particularly pleased with the BB cream and the mango body butter.

Cruelty Free? The information I could find for each product is mentioned in each overview.

Disclaimer – PR sample.

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5 Comments so far

  1. LofRede says:

    I got the microfoliant sample too and used the half a teaspoon sized it said on the pack and it was brilliant over my whole face. It did take a while to make into the paste it said it was going to but I’m really impressed with the cleansing quality. For my first glossybox I was really pleased

  2. Jenny says:

    I was sent some samples of the dermalogica microfoliant after trying cliniques skin prep scrub. I was that impressed I purchased a bottle! It left my skin squeaky clean and is far less abraisive than others I’ve tried.

    • Jen (Mizz Worthy) says:

      Thanks Jenny – I’m not sure what I dislike, I’m just not bowled over by it. But hey, not everyone can like everything…

    • Jen (Mizz Worthy) says:

      Also, having just taken a look at your website Jenny, I’m slightly less surprised by your comment…

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