Tuesday, 29 November 2011

I'm a GlOSSYBOX Ambassador & November Box ♥

Above picture of all the GlossyGirls kindly taken from the GLOSSYBOX Facebook Page

Last Tuesday night i very excitedly trotted down to Waterloo to meet up with the GLOSSYBOX girls for a night of Champagne and fun on the London Eye in the beautiful night sky.
I am now a GLOSSYBOX Ambassador along with lots of other gorgeous bloggers and we were all invited down for a Welcome Party. Being a GLOSSYBOX Ambassador means there will be lots and lots of exciting things happening over the coming months and it also means i will receive a free GLOSSYBOX to try a week earlier than its due date. Although i am being the box sent for free and what with being an Ambassador for GLOSSYBOX this will not effect my opinion of the months box i will still be totally honest with my reviews which i have always been anyway...but i just wanted to clear that up in case you were wondering. 
Getting the months box a week earlier means i can use the products lots before you guys know what they are then the day the box is posted out to you all i can give good, honest in detail reviews of the box and products.

It was a splendid evening catching up with some old and new beauty girls, drinking lots of Champagne and tucking into some delicious canapes. We were lucky enough to have 2 rotations on The Eye which meant we got to have a lovely chit chat with the GLOSSYBOX team and to be filled in with what is coming up over the coming months,one of which i will mention at the end of this post and all us GlossyGirls got to meet each other and have a good catch up! I have only been on The London Eye once about 4 years ago but during the day so i was pretty excited to have a whirl on the wheel during the evening. It has a totally different feel to it and i would totally recommend having a ride at night ;)

I really do admire the GLOSSYBOX team they were all an absolute pleasure to meet and they all even knew our names and blog names, now that actually means a hell of a lot as it can be quite tricky keeping up with us lot that is the blogging community ;) The GLOSSYBOX team i felt was a community in themselves and they all work their little bums off to keep their subscribers happy and to keep new and interesting products coming each month. Such a great team and such a great company. A huge thank-you to you all for such a wonderful evening and thank-you for inviting me! I absolutely love being a GLOSSYBOX Ambassador! 

Now onto the November box

If you are unaware of what GLOSSYBOX is you can take a look at their wesbite here...www.glossybox.co.uk however just a quick run down...the idea behind GLOSSYBOX is you pay a monthly instalment of £10 with £2.95 p+p charges and you get sent a gorgeous box filled with 5 carefully selected samples one of which will be a full size product. Its a great way to try new products and especially in the comfort of your own home. If you don't like surprises and like to pick your own products then maybe this isn't for you. I have only mentioned once box on my blog before so i just thought i would explain what GLOSSYBOX is in case you have been living under a rock for some time ;p

So let me share with you the products in the November Box.

Just to mention again products can differ from box to box.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Bath Salts
Monu Sooting Touch Recovery Balm
Illamasqua Freak Eau De Parfum Sample
Nail Rock Nail Wraps
FC5 Cooling Foot Creme

Now i know there was a lot of controversy surrounding this months box..it really does bug me as i think a lot of people really don't get the idea of GLOSSYBOX. I'm not going to go on a huge rant about it as i could go on forever but just to point out i have never ever been given perfume samples at a department store or perfume house and i wanted to try the Illamasqua Perfume way back when it was released so i was pretty damn happy to see it in this months box. 

I was trying to pick a favourite from this months box but i literally love nearly everything. The only product i'm not too keen on is the FC5 Cooling Foot Creme, i actually love foot creams and was really interested to try this when i saw it in this months box...the only problem is i can't stand the scent of it at all!! It has fresh kiwi cell extracts in it which i instantly thought it would mean it would smell amazing however it really doesn't and to me smells far too strong its too much to use.

I know a lot of people were moaning that Nail Rocks Nail Wraps were in the box again but i really like nail wraps and use them a lot and can never have too many in my collection so i was thrilled to see these.

The Illamasqua Freak sample has made me put the full size on my Christmas List...its totally different to anything i wear which is why i think i love it. It is a real winter homely scent and one i will love wearing over the festive period. It is also great that with GLOSSYBOX you get a 20% off code when purchasing a full size which is going to please my boyfriend when he sees it on my Christmas List :)

The Dead Sea Spa Magik Bath Salts really really interested me as soon as i saw them. I must admit i haven't used them yet as i am not a huge bath person but i am going to have a pamper night soon and definitely use them. They say they alleviates dry and flaky skin conditions, helps improve and soften the skin, minerals attract and retain moisture to help maintain a healthy complexion, relieves aching joints and muscular pain and refreshes,relaxes,soothes and produces a feeling of well being. Wow so so soooo much, think i am going to love them!

Now onto the last product and an absolutely amazing one...the MONU Recovery Balm. This is a gentle balm suitable for all skin types to provide immediate relief to sensitive or stressed skin. It is a light easily absorbed cream with soothing Cucumber, Elderflower and Mallow Extracts. MONU say this helps stressed skin to sooth ans skin reactions are sudbued. The natural barrier and lipid content of the skin is improved. Skin is naturally protected. You use this every morning after cleansing. The scent is amazing, the formulation is amazing and it leaves the skin literally silky smooth. I have really really been enjoying using this over the last 2 weeks and i think my skin has been loving it. You got a generous 50ml sample which should last me a good amount of time but i think i will have to purchase a full size once i have finish...damn you GLOSSYBOX this is what you do to me...make me bankrupt lol!

Overall i am really happy with this months box...i was a little sad that i didn't receive the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer in my box as this is something i have wanted to try literally forever but hey ho i got some other amazing products in my box and 2 i plan on purchasing full sizes of so for me GLOSSYBOX has been a winner this month as i have got to try some new products i would never have tried before and loved them so much which in my eyes is what GLOSSYBOX is all about!

His 'n' Hers

Now remember earlier i told you i had some exciting news...well GLOSSYBOX for MEN is here!!
A quarterly box containing7 deluxe samples from essentials like shower gel, shaving foam etc and some extras like styling products, serums and fragrances.

I know my boyfriend is pretty excited for this to be released and i will have more on the box for you over the next few weeks so keep an eye out for that.

Do you love GLOSSYBOX? Were you happy with your box this month? 


  1. Oh Sophie, those photos of the city at night are divine!! So beautiful. You are so lucky to live in easy reach of london, I've only ever been twice in my life :( xxx

  2. Those photos of London are lovely, looked like such a fun night :)

    I've received this months box, my first ever, I had mix feelings about it. I loved some of the samples and think the sample sizes they give are really good! A lot bigger than others out there.

    I'm not sure if I'll be signing up to receive anymore, but I do enjoy reading everyones reviews on them :) xxx

  3. The photos look amazing!
    I liked glossybox i just think they had some tough competition and the other beauty boxes seemed to offer better things this month imo.
    I really want to try the Illamasqua perfume, it sounds so different.


  4. I was really happy with my November Glossybox, I resubscribed this month and after looking at the other beauty boxes on the market, I definitely think Glossybox is the one for me! Can't wait to see what is included in the December box.



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