It has been a while dear Glossybox, a couple of years in fact. Once upon a time I looked forward to my little box of surprise treats dropping through my door each month. Then we moved to Spain and I was unable to receive the boxes so sadly departed from the brand for a while. But now we are back in the UK, and the moment I saw the theming of October’s box, I couldn’t wait to rediscover my love for Glossybox all over again.
MIDNIGHT FANTASY OR ENCHANTED SPIRIT?
Two boxes…..which will you get? Enchanted Spirit or Midnight Fantasy? I have to confess I was actually hoping for the former but I received the latter, however I absolutely love the bewitching theming from both boxes, and the artwork is beautiful. Perfectly timed for the Spooky Season of October. Inside each Glossybox beholds five bewitching beauty treats of lotions and potions to help relax, soothe and transform you, with all the spellbinding ingredients that are perfect for the cosy nights that lay ahead. Lets delve a little deeper into the October Glossybox 2020 ‘The Beauty Tales’ Midnight Fantasy box.
ILLAMASQUA – HYDRA VEIL PRIMER
A brand I am very familiar with and one I actually used to purchase quite a bit from. I have never tried the Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer before but its one I have heard great things about. I love a good face primer, it can really make the difference with your makeup base. The Illamasque Hydra Veil Primer is part hydrator and part primer which is my kind of face primer. Claiming to instantly hydrate and smooth the skin whilst creating a healthy looking balanced finish. The product is packed with plant extracts, micro-algae, Vitamin C and B3. This sounds ideal as we continue through the Autumn/Winter Seasons when my skin certainly lends more dry. Cannot wait to try this.
BUBBLE COSMETICS – STAR DUST FOAMING BATH POWDER
At this time of year any product with the word ‘bath’ in it and my eyes immediately light up. I love a long evening soak in a warm bubble bath when all you can hear outside is the howling wind and rain. This is rose scented and rather intriguing. You sprinkle the foaming powder into a warm bath whilst the water is running and I’m presuming the powder will foam to produce a gorgeously scented bubble bath. Look forward to trying this out. You receive a 100g size packet and in the Enchanted Spirit box you receive a Lavender Scented version.
AHC – ESSENTIAL REAL EYE CREAM FOR FACE
We all love a really good eye cream and at my age that are an essential part of my daily skincare routine. This particular product however you can actually use on your whole face. It claims to have all the benefits of a concentrated eye cream that is brewed with peptides and vitamins, but this lightweight gel can be worn as an eye cream or face cream. Providing intense hydration, there are also claims of making the skin firmer. This I will certainly be trying and if it works buying by the bucket load! Apply a thin layer before bed so it will work its magic through the night….if this is as good as I am hoping it will be, then I will certainly write a whole blog post on this product and let you know.
THE BEAUTY CROP – STARGAZING BLUSH DUO
Blush duo’s are always very popular and I personally love them. You can wear either shade by itself or swish your blusher brush over both shades to create a lovely mixed blend of the two together. I really like the starry packaging although a mirror inside would have made this product even better. One side is a matte hue and the other side more shimmery. By applying the matte side along the cheeks for a healthy flush and then popping the shimmer side as more of a glowy blush/highlighter…I am hoping this will add a lovely warm glow to my cheeks. The matte shade is a more of bronze shade and the shimmer is gorgeous bright coral pink toned shade. Beware they are very pigmented!
LUNA BY LUNA – PIXIE LIPSTICK
Love the name and a new to me brand I have never tried before. I love this about Glossybox, I have discovered some fantastic brands over the years through them. This full sized lipstick looks lovely and creamy. I have received it in the shade Pixie which is a pink toned shade that actually looked red on the Glossybox leaflet but swatches a beautiful deep but bright pink with red/coral undertones on the lips. It applies smoothly and feels very buttery and lightweight on the lips.
Glossybox….it is good to be back!
A beautifully illustrated keepsake box with five really well thought out products. Plus there is a little sample of Cadbury’s Darkmilk Chocolate popped in the boxes too, which I shall enjoy with my cup of tea later. As mentioned above I absolutely love the theming of the Glossybox October 2020 offering and that was what actually really drew me back. I have to say I am so glad I did. I think Glossybox stand out in the ‘Beauty Box Subscription World’, they diversify and they are consistent, as well as being really good value for money. I think October is a strong box of products and I am looking forwards to trying all these treats. There’s definitely ‘treats’ not ‘tricks’ here.
GLOSSY BOX PRICING & SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS
Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box. Each month you will receive a box of five treats through your door with a combined worth of over £50.00.
The products can range from skincare, haircare to makeup as well as other beauty essentials and each month the products will vary. Previous Glossyboxes have included products from brands such as Molton Brown, Yankee Candle, Crabtree and Evelyn, Sunday Riley, Nars and Huda Beauty to name just a few.
Depending on the subscription length you take out and how you pay determines the price. You can choose between pay monthly options on a month by month rolling basis, or if you prefer to pay the cost upfront there are 3 options now available which does bring the cost down a little.
PAY MONTHLY PRICING
1 month rolling subscription = £13.25 per month (you can cancel at anytime)
12 month subscription = £11.75 per month (you will be charge each month for the full 12 months)
PAY UPFRONT PRICING
3 month plan = £38.25
6 month plan = £69.00
12 month plan = 132.00
(the 12 month pay upfront plan is the best value for money option working out at £11.00 per month for 12 months)
WANT A SNEAK PEAK OF NOVEMBER’S GLOSSYBOX?
November’s Glossybox will be based on celebrating the magic of makeup and will include an LASplash eyeshadow palette worth £29.00.
WATCH MY GLOSSYBOX OCTOBER 2020 VIDEO AND SEE ME TRY ON THE PRODUCTS
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