This month’s Glossybox was in collaboration with Deliciously Stella who is hilarious over on Instagram and I strongly suggest you check her out. In a world of clean eating and dieting fads she is a refreshing breath of fresh air.
So everything in this month’s ‘The Edible Edit’ is based around the theme of super-food inspired beauty.
I wanted to love this month’s Glossybox but unfortunately they sent me a repeat item. The lipstick is the same as the one I had back in the May Glossybox and when I asked about it on twitter they just told me “we do sometimes” and didn’t offer to send me a replacement which surprised me. I hope it’s not the beginning of the end, because that’s exactly what happened with Birchbox after a while.
Enough my whingeing though, let’s get on with the products…
This mask from Vitamasques is lauded for its hydrating and moisturising qualities. I don’t think you would know it has anything to do with honey if it wasn’t on the packaging. It doesn’t smell and the serum is as thin and runny as any other.
The shape of the face mask was quite good compared to others I’ve tried which have been far too big, I noticed it was a little small across the eyes but still much more comfortable to wear. My skin felt plump after use so all in all it was a good mask.
The masks are £12.99 on the Vitamasques website for a box of four, which is pretty good as these type of masks are usually around £6-8 each.
The biggest item in this month’s box was a full size Illuminate Milk Cleanser from Unani. This really fits the theme as it smells good enough to eat! I’ve used it for the last few days to cleanse my skin and it works better as a morning cleanser or a second cleanse in the evening because I didn’t think it was very good at removing my makeup. It did leave my skin feeling soft and the smell makes it a real pleasure to use so I’m still happy with it.
This is supposedly worth £14 but it’s pretty hard to find stockists on the internet.
This moisturiser from Nip + Fab fits the theme perfectly too as it contains kale and smells just like cucumber. It’s really thick and luxurious feeling, which I wasn’t expecting but is perfect for this biting cold we’re having. The moisturiser costs £14.95 on their website so ignore the RRP of £19.95 on the Glossybox product card. I think it’s a really good product for the price and I will think about repurchasing once I’ve finished it all up.
This Velvet Lippie from Absolute New York is the reason for my displeasure this month. It’s a different shade to the one I’ve had before, so if I had liked it last time I might have been quite happy to get another but I wasn’t a fan then and I’m not now. It has no staying power, so if you put it on it will wipe right off again as soon as you touch your lips or drink something. It’s definitely more of a lipgloss than a lipstick in that respect but because it’s meant to be matte it doesn’t really work. It also has a thin formula so you can still see your lips underneath. The RRP for this is £5 but I wouldn’t waste your money.
The last sample this month is the Meet Matt(e) Trimony eyeshadow from theBalm. I absolutely love their packaging, always do. Everything I’ve ever had from theBalm has been such good quality.
The shade is quite dark, and when I used it it seemed more grey than purple so I think it might be more practical than I first thought. It blends beautifully so will be perfect for a smokey eye. Their eyeshadows are only available as part of a palette so no price for this one but I highly recommend any of their products.
And that’s it for January. Some really good samples in there but I’m just a bit annoyed this month. One; that I got a repeat when there are so many other options that I’ve never tried before and two; that they didn’t even apologise. Hopefully next month is back to business as usual.
Until next time X