January Glossybox-The Edible Edit with Deliciously Stella.

Hi everyone,

I have been a Glossybox subscriber since August last year but this is unfortunately my first and only unboxing as I have now cancelled my subscription due to personal circumstances.

Glossybox is a monthly beauty box subscription with 5 carefully handpicked beauty products from a massive range of beauty suppliers. It is £10 plus p+p, per month on a rolling subscription. If you would like to check it out then head over to their site here.

The box this month was picked in collaboration with Deliciously Stella and as you have probably guessed this month’s products are based around food. Those eagle-eyed spellling and grammer freaks (myself included) will notice the spelling mistake. How did “Delicioulsy” even make it to print? I have to say that even though the spelling mistake has severely annoyed me I LOVE the inside of the lid.

Each month you receive a card updating you on the latest beauty releases, tips and tricks, a sneak peek at the following month’s box and details about the five products included.

There was an additional card this month which details a special, limited edition box from the luxury skincare brand La Mer. There are only a few available and you can register your interest here. This is NOT your standard monthly box and is an added extra. This box is available for £35 on a first come, first served basis on the 20th February and has been valued at a whopping £118! Wish I could try it out but circumstances dictate otherwise.

The box is £35 for Glossybox subscribers and £40 for non-subscribers.

Good luck on getting your hands on one.

 

The Products

  1. Nip + Fab Kale Fix Moisturiser RRP£19.95 from nipandfab.com

The card reads “A superfood powerhouse of kale, watercress and almond oil. This moisturiser enriches skin and protects it against external aggressors, from pollution to stress, while concentrated aloe vera and shea butter help to soothe and smooth skin”

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*Glossybox have incorrectly quoted the price it is in fact £14.95

I love the smell of this cream you really can smell the kale but it is a lovely fresh smell, think of the smell when you cut a cucumber. When applying the cream the kale smell is strongest but as it sits on the skin the aloe vera fragrance really comes through. This rubs in nicely and is a lovely light, non-greasy cream that has left my skin soft and smooth.

The full-sized product is 50ml. The sample that was in the box was 30ml worth £8.97.

2. Meet Matt(e) Trimony Single Eyeshadow RRP £34 per palette from theBalm.com

“This is one eyeshadow you’ll want by your side for special occasions. In one of two seasonal aubergine hues, the velvety smooth texture, triple-milled formula and true colour payoff mean you can use it wet or dry. Matt(e) will never let you down.”

*I have sourced this here in the UK at Debenhams for £37.50

Glossybox have stated on their card that this is a “full-sized” product. One, it is tiny, just a bit larger than your fingernail and two it states on the back “Free sample-not for sale”. I am disappointed in this as we are paying for 5 products to be lovingly chosen by experts and sent to our door yet I was sold a free sample. NOT IMPRESSED GLOSSYBOX!

I was sent the shade Matt Kumar, I don’t like it, it is far too dark for my skin tone. On the plus side it is great for layering and stays put.

 

3. Unani Illuminate Milk Cleanser RRP £14  comprarcosmetica.es

“This gentle cleansing milk is based on nutritious natural oils, which purify and protect your skin by removing impurities including makeup, leaving it soft and recharged.”

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This is my favourite product in the box. It is full-size and a generous 200ml. With this a little goes a long way, it has a cooling effect upon application. It is absorbed quickly without any stickyness. Upon application it has a bright, fruity, fresh fragrance but after some time that becomes a lovely creamy scent which is just delicious. Skin is left soft and supple. This product is NOT tested on animals. I used this to remove the eyeshadow above from my hand and I am really impressed.

*I have tried to find this in the UK but have been unsuccesful. 15.99Euro from Spain

4. Vitamasque Manuka Honey Face Mask RRP £3.99 from Vitamasques.com

“Make 2017 the year you indulge in a weekly face mask. This Korean mask is made with the extracts of nourishing Manuka honey and the triple layer sheet technology-a Korean inovation-makes for unbeatable absorption.

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You cannot beat a good face mask and these Korean sheet masks are awesome! I have tried the Hydro Mask from Vitamasques and it was amazing. You look odd, a bit scary actually so probably best to use this when young children are not around. See below you’ll either find it hilarious or a bit strange. I haven’t tried this yet due to a skin flare up but when it settles I will review this properly and I am so looking forward to a bit of “me-time”.

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With this mask you wash, cleanse and apply. After 20 minutes you remove and pat your face to allow the remaining gel to be absorbed.

*You can buy this as a box of four for £12.99 here.

5. Spa to You Konjac Sponge RRP £7.99 spatoyou.comspatoyou.com

“Made from 100% pure, natural and organic konjac plant fibre, this cleansing sponge is unbelieveably soft and gentle. It’s ideal for deep cleansing, moisturising and exfoliationg skin.”

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It’s a sponge. It comes soaked in the bag and quite honestly stinks. Suitable for vegans as it contains no animal fibres and is 100% natural plant fibres meaning it is completely biodegradable which I love because I love our planet and there has been nothing added to it in any way shape or form.

To use you soak the sponge, squeeze til damp then massage in a circular fashion. After use, squeeze it dry  and hang it in a well ventilated area.

Final Thoughts

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I am on the fence with this box. I love the Unani, Vitamasque and Nip+Fab. I am really disappointed with the Matt(e) eyeshadow as it clearly is a freebie and it states so on it so I really think Glossybox have to take note of what they are sending people because that is blatantly ripping good, paying customers off!

I am also really annoyed at the spelling mistake on the box!

The total value of the box is £34.95 accounting for the 30ml bottle of Nip+Fab and not including the eyeshadow.

If you are interested in becoming a Glossybox subscriber follow the link at the top of the page.

Keep on smiling.

Lynne

 

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