Unless you’ve been in hiding for the past couple of months it is very unlikely that Glossybox will have escaped your beauty radar. This exciting new concept is the long awaited UK version of the US Birchbox, a monthly subscription service which sends you a luxury box of five high end beauty samples each month.
Subscription is £10 per month, including delivery and before you ask what the catch is – you can cancel at any time! In addition to your beauty samples you’ll also receive information and usage tips and tricks on all of the products, plus the occasional bonus of discount vouchers for some of the ranges included.
The idea is that beauty lovers will get to try out products they may not have picked up themselves, and test them out in the comfort of their own homes before investing in the full size if they wish. As if it couldn’t get any better, Glossybox also reward your loyalty by providing you with one Glossydot for each completed product feedback sheet you complete, and once you have collected 100 dots they translate to one free Glossybox!
Those who are concerned the products won’t be suitable for their skin type or to their taste will also be pleased to know that you can create a personal beauty profile on the Glossybox website. You’ll be able to provide information about your skin type and make-up preferences so that each box will contain products which will fit your needs.
It’s all in the details
The first box came beautifully packaged, even down to the purple Royal Mail tracked sticky labels, and if the saying ‘It’s all in the details’ is anything to go by then Glossybox are surely onto a winner.
Even the outer packing, which is essentially nothing more than a cardboard box, is actually really nicely done. There is no cellotape in sight and instead you have to tear a perforated strip which add’s to the feeling of luxury and exclusivity.
Inside is a well made, smart pink box, which when opened reveals yet more loveliness in the form of black tissue paper and pink ribbons. It’s like pass the parcel!
Once you have peeled back all the layers you’ll discover that the Glossybox team have really surpassed themselves with the contents of the first box.
Inside lay a full size Nars Orgasm Illuminator, All For Eve Eve Red Lipstick, Bionova Lab Bioactive cleanser, Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Active Repair Spray and a Como Shambhala Invigorate Body Lotion.
The contents of the box are above and beyond what I had imagined and I was elated to discover a full size Nars products among the other gorgeous goodies.
Skeptics will be asking if the subsequent boxes will contain products which are just as good and if it is really an idea that will take off or flop? Well if the Birchbox and it’s long continued success are anything to go by, we’ll be looking forward to receiving our monthly Glossybox for years to come!
Keep a look out for upcoming reviews putting the May Glossybox samples to the test!
For more information and to sign up, visit the Glossybox website.