Hello! So I’ve not forgotten to post at all; I’ve just not been well in the real world! I thought I’d take the time to post today because it can help me feel better.
Box subscriptions have become really popular; there is a box out there for everyone. Just the other day I came across a mystery story package, where they send you a box where you solve the mystery, cool huh?
I much prefer beauty packages! I decided that as I have Birchbox currently I thought I’d sign up for Glossybox too just to see what I am missing out on. Now, the following is all my opinion, it’s really up to you which box you feel is more suited to yourself.
Both boxes promise to deliver 5 luxe beauty treats each month and both do encourage you to set up a beauty profile just so it can tailor each box to you. With both boxes; once you’ve received and used the products you can review them and receive points; with Birchbox each box reviewed will give you £5 to spend in the Birchbox store, with Glossybox 1000 Glossydots will get you a free box.
When it comes to reviewing the items, Birchbox does do it better straight away; download the app and boom. Reviewed quickly and easily. Now, there is no app for Glossybox; and I don’t log onto my PC that much. So I do hope an app will be available in the future.
These are both the boxes for January:
Price (Inc P&p): £12.95 (delivered by Hermes)
Box overall: 3/5
What I received:
Merci Handy Hand cream – £4.90 (Full Size)
Whish Shave crave Acai and Grapefruit Shaving cream – £14.80 (Sample size)
Lord and Berry concealer stick – £12.00 (Full size)
Naobay HydraPlus cream – £22.30 (Sample size)
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry oil shimmer – £34.00 (Sample size)
Well, if it was not for the super cute box (and the next month sneak peak, which is going to great just sayin’); this box was a bit of a letdown. I LOVE Nuxe Huile Dry oil, I own the original full size, but not the shimmer one. The concealer stick? Total miss. Now, don’t get me wrong, the shaving cream is such a great addition, smells great and feels great. But more hand cream and facial moisturizer? I know I put in my beauty profile that I have dry skin, but I’d love to see more makeup!
Price (Inc P&p): £13.95 (Delivered by Royal Mail)
Box overall: 4/5
What I received:
The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Single eyeshadow – From a palette £34 (Sample size)
Nip + Fab Kale fix moisturizer: £19.95 (Sample size)
Unani Illuminate Milk Cleanser – £14 (Full size)
Vitamasques Manuka Honey – £3.99 (Full size)
Absolute New York – Velvet Lippie – £5 (Full size)
Unwrapping for the first time was such an experience. The luxe gifts are inside tissue paper, nestled in black shredded paper and tied up with a ribbon. It felt like I really was opening a little present for me. I felt there was more variety in this box; and while there was yet another moisturizer, the fact there was a face mask, eyeshadow AND a liquid lipstick softened that annoyance.
So, what does Dulci think?
Glossybox won this round. However, I am interested to see what both boxes bring next month. So for the moment, I shall stay subscribed to both.
If you’re interested in subscribing follow the following links:
What do you think? Are you currently subscribed to one? both? Or just thinking about it? Let me know down below!