Saturday, March 9, 2013

March Glossybox: City Chic

This month's Glossybox was based on the theme of city chic and came with a handy travel guide for some of the best cities in the world, such as Rome and New York. Although I loved the idea behind March's box, and obv the super cute travel stickers that came with it, I have to say I was disappointed with the products I received. 

The products are all nice and I would probably use them, but I don't sign up to a subscription service to get products I can easily buy on the highstreet. I want to be able to try products before they launch and get a box of buys that blows me away, and this box didn't overwhelm me with beauty joy at all!

Left to right: Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush, Nails Inc in St James, Elizabeth Arden Fragrance-Free Eight-Hour Cream, Juicy Couture Couture La La, Tresemme Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

1/Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush

I do love pink lipsticks and have always been intrigued about lip crayons - I found this one to be a nice colour but it definitely needed a lot of strokes to build a strong enough colour. I wouldn't buy this but it's good to try one!

2/Nails Inc in St James

I love a bright red but it's a fairly classic nail shade. I would have loved to see a limited edition polish or a holographic one - just something slightly more special than a postbox red. Having said that, I do like Nails Inc and it is a beautiful colour polish.

3/Elizabeth Arden Fragrance-Free Eight-Hour Cream

It's safe to say that this product needs no introduction! It's great to have a sample of this, as I've actually never tried it. It has quite a thick, gel-like consistency which I didn't expect, but I think I like it. Would love to use this on dry skin and just for a quick touch-up on my hands during the day.

4/Juicy Couture, Couture La La

This fragrance sample from Juicy Couture is fruity, which is good because I prefer fruity perfumes overall. It has a really nice summery, slightly citrusy smell to it. I would use it but I don't think I would ever buy the full size one.

5/Tresemme Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Although I love Tresemme hair products, I don't really like that it's included in the Glossybox. It's such a 'normal' beauty product and, although it's handy for travelling, this is the sort of thing I would buy in Boots/Superdrug. But my mum uses it, so she is happy with her newly-acquired freebie!

Do you like the products in this month's Glossybox? What did you get? xxx


  1. I cancelled my glossy box subscription a while ago because I was always a bit underwhelmed but I kind of miss it now! I love the idea of getting to try new products and finding out about new things, but I think it needs to be more consistent!

    I love the nails inc polish though and 8 hour cream is my favourite :) I did a post on it a few days ago infact with loads of different ways you can use it! Its amazing!


    1. I really like the idea of trying new things too but lately ive been a bit underwhelmed too! I agree with you about the nails inc and 8-hour cream - I think they were the best items out of the bunch as you can't beat classics. My real bug bear with this month's box was the tresemme hairspray - really thought that was a bit lazy! Will check out your 8-hour cream post I'm really intrigued about it x

  2. majority of these beauty box subscriptions seem to be disappointing people lately but this box is quite nice but I agree about wanting to try new & exciting products you wouldn't go out & normally buy yourself.
    Found you through the blog hop :)

    1. Hi Sammi! Thanks for checking out my blog and saying hi - will be sure to check your site out too. I do love beauty boxes and glossybox is generally good - but it's getting a bit samey! I like the nails inc and Elizabeth Arden cream :) x

  3. Glossyboxes are getting worse :Sxx

    1. I think so too and I'm really sad about it! If it doesn't get better I'm switching to birch box x

  4. As I said on my blog - I wish more products were full-sized! This month the whole box was good, but not in terms of the size! Makes me wanna unsubscribe... :/ X

    1. Thanks for checking out my post - me too, i totally feel like unsubscribing! lux box and birchbox are sounding pretty good right now xxx


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