Wednesday, 5 December 2012

What was in my November GlossyBox?

Aaah, I'm sorry, I know this is super late, but I wanted to get it up before the Christmas boxes turn up. Better late than never, right?
Again, my picture taking is absolutely terrible, lack of light you see, so please excuse the grayish tone to them all.


So, as you can see, the box is normal, it is the pretty light pink colour as usual.


And Novembers theme was Stocking Fillers. This made me happy, I love Christmas and any references to it make me giddy as a child. I'm proper in excite mode or Decembers box to arrive.



Info card-same as usual with products,descriptions and prices.

And onto the products we go.


Dr Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm- This BB cream gives a natural bright and glossy application for natural,fresh looking skin which controls sebum production from sweat preventing streaking.
RRP: £18 for 50ml. Sample I received is 15ml.

I'm quite a fan of BB creams, and having received a DR Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm in my October GlossyBox and being very happy with it, I was quite happy to receive this one. I did notice that it takes a little bit longer for this one to 'sink' into the skin, so I had to be careful when putting a jumper on straight after that I didn't rub it off in one spot and have a massive mark on my jumper, still quite pleased though.


Crabtree and Evelyn Himalayan Blue Hand Therapy- This award winning hand cream takes moisturisation to a new level with shea butter and ceramides 3 and 611 to reduce moisture loss while promoting the skins hydration level.
RRP: £14 for 100g Sample I received is 25g.

I don't know if you agree, but hand creams are something I have trouble with. I can never find one that I am 100% happy with. This cream is really nice and settles into the skin quite well without leaving behind a greasy residue. It has got a a visible (doesn't seem like the right word but we'll run with it) scent to it, its kind of a soapy smell. The one thing I would say I really don't like about this item is the packaging. Its that metal tube type thing, and with this packaging, if it gets knocked or squished in your handbag, it will keep that squished shape and when you open it, the cream comes flying out of the top. That's about it though.


Alison Claire Natural Beauty mango Body Butter- A delicious blend of organic mango and cocoa butters will leave your skin feeling wonderful.
RRP: £15 for 200ml. Sample I received is 50ml.

This is another one of those products I sniffed a lot. Although the smell isn't that strong in the tube, once you rub it into your skin, the smell seems to get stronger and is absolutely gorgeous. The cream is not too thick and again, settles well into the skin. It's perfect for the handbag and works very well.


Nails Inc Porchester Square- one of Nails Inc's best sellers.
RRP: £11-£12 for 10ml. Sample I received is 4ml.

Yay, I finally received a nail polish in my box. Yes this Nails Inc one is tiny but its perfect to have in your handbag as an emergency nail polish. For these reasons, I haven't tried this yet. It looks like a nudey/stone type colour, although you cant really tell from the picture. I'm just pleased to have got one so I don't really care what colour it is.

And Finally:


Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant- A unique rice based powder that gently exfoliates skin, leaving it noticeably smoother and brighter.
RRP: £38.50 for 75g. Sample I received is 13g.

This is another one I haven't used. I will start using it in the next week or so as my skin has taken a dive because of the bad weather and my current products aren't really doing anything, so time for a change I think.

I'm going to go back to working out the overall value of the products in each box like I did in the first couple because I just think it gives you more of an idea on how good the box is, and if the value comes in over what was spent by me, then that's a happy time.

So, based on the RRP's and the sizes of samples received, I calculate the value to about £23.71. My calculations may be slightly off but if I'm correct and I include the postage cost in how much I spent, this box basically had £10.76 worth of freebies in it. Technically. I'm happy with that.

So, its December now and the next box should be out within the next fortnight, fingers crossed it's something Christmassy (that's a word, trust me). Sorry this one was so late, I promise I will put the next one up on time.

Hope you're all having a good week and not to affected by the cold.

:)x

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