It’s an obvious cliché, but I cannot believe how quickly January has gone! I got the email saying that this box was on it’s way, and it made me realise how quickly the time is passing. Being really busy at work probably makes it go by quicker, but with the frosty weather we’ve been having, I’m definitely not complaining!
Because the December Glossybox I received was the Starter Kit (review here), I had a niggling feeling that that would be the best of the bunch, in an attempt to reel in new customers, but when this box arrived, I was so so pleasantly surprised by the contents!
Glossybox have declared 2016 the “Year of More” – rather than going back to basics with skincare and tools, this box boasts 5 products, 4 of them full size (!!!) and a mixture between skincare and makeup.
This first product I clocked in this box was actually the monthly “sneak peak” that Glossybox advertise on their website – This is the Mádara Cellular Repair Serum. This is a 15ml sample from the Latvian brand, but the full size 30ml is worth a whopping £38! This is an anti-aging product that claims to smooth and firm the skin, it’s packed full of fruit extracts to help boost rejuvenation. I’ve been looking for some new additions to my skincare routine and so I’m really happy to have received this!
The next product I spotted was this Teeez Cosmetics Oasis Gem Lipstick in the shade Coral Onyx. This again is a full sized product, and boasts high pigment coverage, up to 8 hour wear and a “unique satin matte finish”.I can only find this on Ebay, so I think it might have been discontinued, but this is a very bright, coral shade that is very moisturising for a matte finish. Sadly, mine broke *crying face*, so I don’t actually know how much use I’ll get out of this.
I am a huge love of multitasking blushers, so when I saw this nestled in the shredded paper, there was definitely an audible gasp! This blush is hella pigmented, anything more than a light dusting will make you look like a clown, but all in all, the colour compliments my skin gorgeously and lasts the full day, so I just have to be careful with it! This is full size and retails for £20.59.
Next up is the Glossybox own Eyeshadow in Glossy Mauve. I don’t think you ca actually buy this, which is a shame because it’s a beautiful purple-taupe shade. It’s very similar to a lot of shades that I have in my collection, and seems to be a pretty good dupe for Mac’s Satin Taupe, so I’m not massively fussed by this at the moment. I might give it a go when I create my Ultimate Drugstore Dupe List! The card says this full sized product is worth £7.10.
Last up is this Unani Dermo Defense Face Mask. I love trying out new face masks, especially ones that don’t take a lot of effort, so this will certainly be loved. It’s a very light product, not sticky, and claims to hydrate and nourish. It’s herbal based and so smells very fresh, which I much prefer over heavily scented face masks. This full sized baby retails for £11.36.
So there we have it. Glossybox January 2016 was even better than the starter kit! I’m really impressed with this months box, it’s got a little bit of everything and that blusher is just to die for! If all products were full sized (4 of them are), this box would be worth a whopping £89!!
What did you get in this months Glossybox?