Saturday, 12 October 2013

October 2013 Glossybox UK

So my October Glossybox just landed on my doorstep this morning, and I couldn't wait to open it and share the contents with you all!! 

I have to say I'm not happy with this months box and I really can't see myself using any of these products at all, I think this box is pretty poor compared to the last few box which I feel have been great, but I guess that's the way it goes with beauty boxes, some months you love them and some months you hate them, either way I'm still subscribed lol!! 

Onto the products I received this month:

Can you spy the free choccy in there lol

Killer Queen Perfume Sample
This is a perfume sample of Katy perry 'killer queen' now if you read any of my older Glossybox posts then you will know that I hate receiving perfume samples... Well I hate this one above even more because I didn't even get the sample lol, I literally got the card and that's it, I searched the box and everything, but nothing!! Oh well!!

Gamila secret cleansing bar mini
This is a 100% natural bar that provides gentle and deep cleansing of the skin whilst hydrating, promoting elasticity and encouraging the skins capacity for self repair. This is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive and can be used on both face and body. It has no artificial perfumes, parabens or colouring added.
Whilst all the benefits above make this sound amazing unfortunately I can't hack the smell of it, it's far too herbal smelling for me.

Premae moisturising smoothie serum.
This serum is apparently the ultimate skin saviour for combination skin, it's 100% natural, helps to soothe redness (something which I don't suffer from) and hydrate the skin, whilst keeping it matte and shine free.
Now this does smell lovely, has a strong scent of lemon, very fresh and clean, and I may just may give this a go to check out how it performs on keeping the skin matte and shine free as I do suffer from an oily t zone. 

Me Me Me Cherubs Blush Cheek and Lip Tint.
I'm sure you've all heard about these 'liquid tint' type products by now, this is supposed to be a dupe of the benefit benetint, I've used 'benetint' loads as an ex benebabe, and honestly still can't see what all the fuss is about lol, it's probably the 1 product from benefit that I just didn't like. In terms of the me me me one, it's pretty much exactly the same as the benefit one, has a great staining effect and smells pleasantly nice (think very soft floral) if anyone is toying with the idea of splurging on the benefit one I would say save your money and buy the me me me one, it's only £5.50 for 12ml of product, a fraction of the cost of the benefit one!! 

Monu Illuminating Primer
Is it just me or does anyone else feel like Glossybox is so overdone with products from monu? I feel like I always get there products in my boxes, anyway this primer is paraben free and has been formulated with light reflective mica particles and soft focus technology to brighten the complexion. Can be used alone, under make-up or as a tinted moisturiser for a flawless illuminating finish.
I have swatched this primer and beware you only need a tiny bit, it comes out white and blends to a shimmery finish, (a tad bit too shimmery in my opinion), it's the same concept as MAC strobe cream.
There is no way I would wear this alone as you would literally look like a shiney shimmery disco ball, no thanks!!
The other thing that puts me off this product is the smell, it has a very cheap artificial soapy type smell, it makes me think of those god awful soaps you receive as 'freebies' in some hotels.
Again, this is a product that's probably going to sit in the back of my draws doing nothing, not a one for me!! 
Swatches of the monu illuminating primer and the me me me cheek and lip tint.

The theme for this months box was  'dark  romance' and I honestly have no idea why they picked that theme because the only things in my box that make me think of 'dark romance' are the lip and cheek tint and perfume sample. Honestly the other products have nothing to do with 'dark romance'

What did you get in your GlossyBox this month??


  1. Same products in my box - while I'm happy with the primer, everything else is kind-of blah. The Me Me Me tint is a bit juvenile. With the name of the box, I was hoping for something smokey or a dark lipstick.

  2. I completely agree, it doesnt go with the theme at all, i was seriously thinking, deep dark lips, maybe a dark polish or smokey eyeshadows, but no i dont feel anything really matches 'Dark Romance'.