You might have seen my July Glossybox Unboxing post last week where I mentioned an offer that Glossybox sent me after I unsubscribed from the pay monthly deal last month. The offer was for a free special edition Christmas box with any 3, 6, or 12 month subscription, there was no way that I could pass up on a free box! I re-subscribed and the free box arrived a couple of days before the July edition; let’s just say I was very excited.When I unboxed the free box, it wasn’t the Christmas box I saw but the Glossybox Special Edition Wedding box but I’m not complaining… I love it!
Like the other Glossyboxes it comes with a little card which explains what is inside as well as a message wishing you a good wedding day. The message is a nice touch, however if the bride is not a fan of pink you may want to steer clear of this as a gift. The box it comes in is a very pale pink and instead of the usual shredded paper inside it has faux pink rose petals and the ribbon has ‘yes’ written in a few different languages.
The first product that came in the box was a nail polish from I brand I hadn’t heard of before: BeautyBird. It’s a beautiful apricot rose, which would be perfect for a wedding, not to bold, just adding a subtle hint of colour to the nails. I really like the bottle, the white contrasts the polish in the glass and makes it stand out, you’ve also got to love the name: Yes, I do.
The next thing in the box is a Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector which I remember seeing on a couple of YouTube channels not so long ago and have been hoping to try it. The product is sample size, but a very generous sample size containing 15ml, enough for many applications. It’s a golden liquid type formula which when rubbed in gives a glow to the skin. It can be used alone, mixed with foundation, or even as a highlighter, so it’s pretty versatile. The product has a nice, subtle smell, which I really like, and the packaging is quite sleek and sophisticated, so will fit nicely in a bag. I sometimes actually prefer deluxe samples of products to full size as they make good products to travel with!
Next product is from bellapierre, a Glossybox favourite at the moment it seems. This is the Volumizing Mascara, however after trying it today I would say it lengthens rather than volumises, on my lashes at least. This is a full size product, and although the packaging isn’t fancy, it is quite compact and easy to travel with.
And now we come to my least favourite product of the box…a Modelco Lip Duo. I know you’re not meant to judge a book by its cover, but it’s ugly. This is some of the worst packaging I have ever seen, and this would usually cost £26!? Crazy money! The products inside are okay, except they stink of that artificial strawberry smell, I’m not a great fan. The lipstick is a browny nude that would suit most skin tones and the orangey gloss could be used on its own but I’d probably use it with the lipstick…But back to the packaging, on my wedding day this is the last thing I would want to carry round; it is way too big for just the occasional lip product top up. Add to that the fact that the mirror on the other side is stuck into its gap slanted, I just cannot like it. Bad packaging can ruin a perfectly good product.
My skincare routine currently consists of mainly Simple’s skincare range as I know it works, however I have used this a couple of times since receiving it and I quite like it, this is the Naobay Moisturizing Facial Peeling. I must admit I was drawn to the packaging; it’s really simple, yet really classy and would fit nicely into any room because of the colouring of it.
The penultimate item is a NYX palette; One Night In Morocco. (This was always going to be a winner for me, a palette named One Night In Morocco…I loved visiting Morocco and would love to go back one day!) This palette is honestly amazing, though it did get slightly damaged when it was sent, (nothing major.) The palette has eight eyeshadows, two shimmery, six matte, and four lip colours, all of which compliment each other nicely! You can expect an in depth review appearing soon!
The final thing it came with is more than a little strange… They’re little clip on bows for your shoes, great if you’re having a pink theme, not so great otherwise though…
This box for free is brilliant, there are so many products I will definitely use, especially the palette, it’s so compact and great for travelling! I added up the normal cost of the products as I usually do so I could see what the box was worth and all together it came to… £99.15! Almost £100 worth of products in one box…for free! Such good value don’t you think! Nice one Glossybox, you know how to reward customers, I’m seriously debating ordering one of these for someone I know who is getting married soon!