After having seen numerous unboxing videos on YouTube of Glossybox I was eager to try one myself. When I saw that there was going to be a special collaboration with Harrods I decided to finally order it!
Gorgeous sturdy little box :)
So here is what I got in my little box:
Clarins Firming Body Lotion - smells really good and doesn't leave a stickiness on the skin after use. I really liked applying it but I don't know how much it tones and lifts...
This is maybe my favourite - with 50ml quite a lot of product to sample and the smell is simply *yummy*! I got the AB+C bath and shower gel whose smell lingers nicely on the skin after use :)
The SKII-Skin Signature cream - at a whopping £127 a pop I am not sure I would purchase this, especially at my age. It does feel very luxurious though but I will probably give it to my mum as I feel the cream is wasted on my skin..
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara - I have wanted to try this mascara for a while but never got round to it so I was happy when I got it in my box. When I first applied it I wasn't too sure about it - very wet consistency and a huge brush which I felt got all over the place. It did cluster my lashes together a little bit but it was fine. I was worried that because my lashes got extremely lengthened that I would get the infamous racoon eyes which I have gotten from every single mascara I have ever tried (except Mally - my holy grail mascara!) However, the mascara proved not to do this (impressive!) but overall I guess I would stick to my Mally since it is less dramatic for everyday wear but can be layered for a night out! I will definitely use this sample up though!
Valentina by Valentino: In the box I thought it was a bit of a joke to hand out tiny little perfume samples which I can get in any department store for free. However I am really liking this scent and am maybe even thinking of purchasing it so I guess it wasn't all bad!
And last but not least I was disappointed and happy at the same time: I thought that Glossybox was supposed to give out premium size samples and not tiny little "one time use" sachets. However I did notice that this was a bonus product (as I got 6 samples and regularly you only get 5) so I got over myself as this is something I also really wanted to try - so why would I complain. This is the only product of the bunch that I haven't used yet even though I am super eager to do so! I simply haven't worn a lot of make-up this past week and I really wanted to try it on a full face of make-up to see how its holding up!
Overall conclusion: When I first got the box I was disappointed - I thought that the Harrods box would be something amazing with perhaps a full size product or something (haha I was dreaming). However once I thought about it I did get a really good box. I was able to use all of it and will use everything up (except the face cream which I am sure my mum will be happy to try!) and that is not always the case with these sampling things. Also for £10 + postage what did I really expect? I don't know. It was a little test and in the end it didn't turn out so bad! I already have a bunch of nice high end products at home so the novelty factor wasn't that big for me, but I really enjoyed the box and the whole process of it :) So for roughly £13 a fun little girly treat!
Note: I did cancel my subscription right after receiving this box - not necessarily because I wasn't happy but simply because my flat is full of non-essential stuff and I am not beauty junkie enough to possibly use up a full box of products every month! I would however still recommend to give it a try and I would also buy one for my friends and family members for a good fun as it is a cute and little unexpected gift!
Tell me have you ever subscribed / are subscribed to any of the various beauty boxes out there? Which is your favourite beauty box brand? Did you also order the Harrods edition one? If yes: what was in yours and were you happy with it?
Have a great weekend everybody!