November Glossybox

First off I’ll admit I was a touch disappointed when I first opened Novembers box. They’ve spoiled recently with full sized “samples” and real luxury brands so this month was a bit of an anticlimax. I got over that pretty quickly, however, when I looked at what I’d got. I should mention that at the time of writing this I haven’t seen another review and have no idea what other products were received so I can’t compare my box to others, I generally avoid reading other Glossybox posts as I’d like to think I got the best selection and if I didn’t I’d rather not know. So.. here’s what I did get…
Arbonne Ultra Hydrating Hande Creme 
Dead Sea Spa Magik Delicate Boosting Mask
Illamasqua Freak Eau De Parfum
Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
Now that last one… that really turned me around on this months box. I love any kind of hair treatment and this one looks a bit special. It’s an “Intensive, super moisturising pre shampoo treatment for all hair types. Adds elasticity, manageability, bounce and shine.” Who wouldn’t want to try that? Its a 40ml sample and a full sized 500ml tube would set me back a whopping £52.10 so it’s definitely a try before you buy kind of product. I’d very much doubt I’d shell out that kind of money unless it left my hair feeling virgin-soft but it will be a nice treat for my first post-baby pamper. 

The  hand cream.. it’s always nice to have travel sized hand creams for your bag, right?
The perfume sample.. I’m not sure about yet… there may be a follow up review on that.
The nail wraps.. I haven’t used the last ones I got in my glossy box yet but as these are leopard print they’re more likely to get worn.
Lastly, the spa mask. The last sample I got from the Dead Sea Spa range was a huge disappointment. It was the exfoliator sachets and they stung my skin so badly (I don’t have particularly sensitive skin so I was surprised at the reaction) so I’m a bit dubious about this one but I do love a face mask so I will definitely try it out.
The little info card that came with this months box said that November and Decembers selections would be aimed at products to add to your Christmas wish list or gift to others. I like that idea in theory but let’s be real.. this box is no different to any other month, the items are not particularly festive or “gifty” but it’s a nice marketing spin on the last 2 boxes of the year. I am very interested in the new Mens Glossybox they are launching which was also advertised and will be ordering one for the man in my life for sure.
I love the sample box idea, he will appreciate little bits to try almost as much as I do and the thought of little grey glossy boxes stacking up next to my pink ones has me sold. 
Miss BB


  1. 21 November, 2011 / 8:54 pm

    Hey, your box is almost completely different from mine! Apart from the nail wraps. I'm quite jealous I would've loved the illamasqua sample rather than my random one and let's just say the Philip Kingsley stuff kicks the ass off my foot cream.

    Ah well, I have high hopes with the 'special' box next month so maybe they'll redeem themselves then! 🙂

  2. 21 November, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    I got a foot cream instead of the mask, which I prefer! 🙂

  3. 21 November, 2011 / 9:27 pm

    I did a post about the mens glossybox a while ago! I love the idea but i cant see it working too well.

    This months box didnt look that great and im quite glad i unsubbed now. Definitely preferring the other beauty boxes at the moment.

  4. 22 November, 2011 / 6:44 pm

    If the dead sea spa face mask is the same one i have, it's quite hard to get out of your pores because of the dark colour, which can leave your face looking a bit dirty if you're not in good light or whatever, so make sure you've got time to give your face a good long wash after ! 🙂

    LittleMissMakeup XX

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