For me, last year’s Glossybox from February had been a little disappointing. It had been Valentine’s Day themed, which I didn’t mind in itself, but for some reason, a decision had been made to send tweezers and a razor in the pack. I don’t know about you, but the removal of hair doesn’t speak to me of romance.
So, of course, I’d hoped this year’s would be better. I am very pleased to report that it was. Not an epilatory product in sight. Thank goodness. Instead, we got all sorts of lovely treats. Let’s take a look.
Jeanne Arthes L’Eau de Rose, rrp. £20
I think perfume is such a person thing. What I love, my best friend might hate and it won’t quite smell the same on both of us anyway. So if Glossybox had sent me a perfume that wasn’t quite me, it wouldn’t have been hard to forgive them. However, L’Eau de Rose is in a very pretty blush pink bottle and of course fits the Valentine’s theme perfectly. I just so happen to love it – it’s lightly floral and very wearable.
Would I buy it? Actually, yes, I probably would. At £20 this is really affordable for such a nice everyday scent. I’ll have to look at the rest of the range.
La Theorie Des Volcans Noir Eternae Youth Potion Face Scrub, rrp. £26
This is a scrub/mask and, let’s get this over with, I am so, so happy that it’s not another weird goopy sheet mask. This is the kind of mask I can get on board with. Clean your face, put it on, wait 5 minutes, wash it off, done. I tried it out and found it surprisingly tingly, although not uncomfortably so. It’s definitely lightly exfoliating, it feels slightly gritty, but I’m not sure what the tingling was. Anyway, it made my skin feel lovely and could easily become a new favourite.
Would I buy it? Oh, I don’t know. It’s good but £26 seems steep for 30 ml. Maybe as a payday treat?
Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Strength Restorer Balm, full-size rrp. £4.49
I’m a fan of hair masks generally and I’ve tried these ones before. They’re like little treats for your hair and definitely make it feel smoother and softer, plus they smell pretty great. I tend to ignore the advice to leave them on for ~5 minutes, though, and wrap my hair in a towel, conditioner and all, for more like 30, before getting back in the shower later to rinse it off. I’ll be saving this one for the weekend.
Would I buy it? Sure.
Ciate London Paint Pot in Iced Frappe, rrp. £9
Ok, I already know I love Ciate polishes, so it’s no shock that I was pleased to see one in this month’s box. I’m not sure I would have chosen this shade myself, but having been wearing it for a couple of days, it’s really growing on me. It’s slightly pinkish, more so than “frappe” would suggest and perfect for Spring
Would I buy it? If you asked me how many Ciate polishes I already own I wouldn’t be able to tell you. I’d have to go count them. I hope this clears that up.
MeMeMe Beat the Blues in Oyster Gold, rrp. £7.25
Normally, apart from what’s in my contouring palette, I don’t bother much with highlighters. Still, you can never say no to trying one out, right? I actually really like this one. It has a nice, creamy formula and blends well. The pigment is great without being too in your face, and it’s quite shimmery. I’m not sure I’d put it on every day, but it ain’t half bad for an evening look.
Would I buy it? Maybe. I’d definitely check out the rest of the range.