Glossybox December 2015 | Starter Kit Review

glossybox december 2015 starter kit review

Sorry as part of my Christmas present, my lovely better half treated me to a Glossybox subscription. I’ve wanted a beauty box subscription for agessssss but I was always nervous that they wouldn’t be good value for money, so when I opened this up on Christmas day, I squealed.

It’s kinda hard to tell, but I’m 90% sure that this is a starter kit – there’s a little bit of everything in this box to ease newbies in to the idea. Anyway, on the the fun bit!

emite make up diamond heart base primer

The first things I saw, and  the one that most cost my eye, is this Emite Diamond Heart Primer sample (full size £25.90). It’s a pearly peach cream that Glossybox claims to “balance skin tone, boost radiance and create a smooth finish”. I’ve not been able to give this a full road test yet, but it really does create a perfect base for your makeup – it applies so smoothly and my foundation sits on it flawlessly.

royal Apothic cream creme

Next up is this Royal Apothic Body Lotion sample (full size 14.50). Unfortunately my skin is ridiculously sensitive at the moment, so I haven’t tried this, but Glossybox describes it as having “lactic acid to gentle smooth the skin, while keeping it hydrated so it stays super-soft”. I’m hoping that my skin comes out of this awful phase soon, because I’m really looking forward to trying this!


When I saw this full-size Bellápierre Mineral Lipstick in Ruby (£20), I was really excited – who doesn’t love a red lip! However, when it comes to red lips, I pretty much exclusively wear mattes, and this had a hint of creaminess to it. Again, I’ve not tested this out, but I’m interested to try it, because it claims to have Vitamin C and Vitamin E, apparently helping it to last longer?

blending sponge nails inc london glossybox

The last two products in the box were both full size, meaning this box is really good value for money. The first is Nails Inc Nail Polish in Uptown (£11). It’s a gorgeous pinky-nude shade that is very “in” at the moment – I’ve been preferring nudes on my nails for the past few months, so another product is always welcome!

Lastly, and something I’m probably the most excited to try, is the Nicka K Airbrush Blending Sponge (£6.50). I’ve never owned a sponge of this shape before, it’s got a flat bottom and a pointed top for all those nooks and crannies, and the indentation around the middle looks to be really good for noses and cheek bones! Again, I’ve not used this yet, but you can better believe there will be a review of this up soon!

All in all, I’m really impressed with my first Glossybox. Like I said, it seems to be a Starter Kit, and so I’m curious to see if the following boxes will be as good – would you guys be interested in a monthly series on this? Let me now below!