26 January 2014

January Glossybox 2014

Oh la la, is that a little bit of a glossy makeover that I spy?! The first box of the year is pinkier and glossier than ever! This months theme is back to basics, stripping it all back after the festive season and all that rolling in glitter and St Tropez that's been going on. But that's just it, the box is pretty basic and I was a little bit disappointed with how titchy everything looked rattling around in that big old box but you know what they say - size isn't everything and I've already used all of the products that I got in the box or I'm planning too so who am I to complain?!

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
I'd already received one of these in a Birchbox and god knows what happened to it, it must have got sucked in to that black hole of a beauty basket that I have. This is such a tiny little sample size so there were two in the box but I gave the second one to my mum. I've had a bit of a breakout on my chin recently and it's just getting to the healing stage but I had the worst dry patch ever which was impossible to cover up and after a night spent with a generous layer of this stuff on, my dry skin was definitely on the road to recovery and coverable!

Vaseline Essential Moisture
We all know and love Vaseline! I've used this as my daily moisturizer before but now there's a spray version I wouldn't think of buying the cream version again. It does the job, leaves you moisturized, soft and with a nice scent (but I'm definitely more of a cocoa girl!) but I've been converted to the lazy girl spray version.

The Vintage Cosmetics Company Tweezers
It's like Glossybox read my mind, I was so close to buying a pair of Tweezerman tweezers and then I got the email saying that these would be in this months box, £15 saved. There's no denying that these are the cutest hair removal device that I've ever set my eyes on, not only will they look gorgeous in my make up bag they're also sharp and get the tiniest of hairs!

Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash
I've never used Balance Me before but they are well raved about in the blogging world so I'm glad that I'm going to get a chance now! This is only a small bottle so I don't think that I'll get enough uses out of it to reap the toning properties and see my cellulite disappear. It smells so relaxing and warm, I've already got it lined up to use when I have my bath tonight, such a perfect scent for settling down for the night.

Anatomicals Puffy the Eye Bag Slayer Wake Up Under Eye Patches
Oh Anatomicals, the names of your products never fail to make me giggle! These are such strange little things, they're like under eye shaped silicone patches that you leave on for 30 minutes and any bags or puffiness is meant to disappear. I didn't really see any difference once I'd taken these off and they really stung my skin and even after I'd removed them under my eyes was quite sore and sensitive for a good few hours afterwards.

I've had a bit of a snoop at other Glossybox posts for this months box and it doesn't look like there was a good or bad box this month, we're all similarly disappointed! Come on Glossybox, you're looking prettier than ever - pull it out of the bag for the Valentines box!

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  1. The tweezers are so pretty! I love the look of the new box :) x


  2. I haven't been with glossybox for a while, this months looks okay lol, xoxo.

    1. It's a bit of a disappointing one this month, boo! xx

  3. I've just installed iStripper, so I can have the best virtual strippers on my taskbar.