March Glossy Box

Thursday, 22 March 2012
I'm a bit late with this one, but on the plus side it means I've had a chance to properly try out all of the products before writing the review.  

As I mentioned in my February Glossy Box review, the March box was a special designer edition in conjunction with Harrods. I was really excited about this one as I don't tend to buy high end beauty products that often so this would be a nice treat!

The products I had in my box were:

1) Molton Brown - Vitalising Vitamin AB+C Bath & Shower Gel

I've only used Molton Brown shower gels a few times, when I've stayed in nice fancy hotels, but I was looking forward to trying this at home.  It has a nice fresh scent and feels lovely on the skin, also, as with the Como Shambhala shower gel in last months box, it left my skin feeling amazingly smooth afterwards.

2) SK-II - Skin Signature

This is apparently one of the most expensive skincare brands on the market, and is a favourite of celebs like Cate Blanchett - to be honest though I'd never heard of it!  It's a small pot but you only need a little bit at a time so it's probably going to last me ages.  It's got quite a light texture and sinks into the skin fairly fast so you aren't left with that "sticky face" feeling for ages after applying.  It did leave my skin looking and feeling smooth, but to be honest the effect wasn't drastically different to any other moisturiser I'd used before.  I've checked the Harrods website and a full sized pot is currently selling for £127(!), so I can safely say I won't be buying this, even though I did quite enjoy using it.

3) Valentino - Valentina Perfume

I absolutely LOVE this.  My normal day to day perfumes are quite "teenage girl"-ish (Vera Wang Princess, Britney Spears Fantasy, Katy Perry Purr) so this is a really refreshing change to something a bit more classic.  The only negative point is that it's such a tiny bottle, so I'm trying not to use it too much as I don't want it to run out!  It's the first Glossy Box item that I've been seriously tempted to buy, although it's retailing at £40-50 so I'm not sure I can justify the purchase yet!

4) Clarins - Extra Firming Body Cream

Bit boring this one, I'm not a big fan of body creams as I'm far too lazy to use them properly (it's the standing around waiting for the cream to dry that I can't be doing with).  This one does feel nice on my skin though, and it sinks in quickly though so there's no standing around waving your arms like wings to get them to dry.  I haven't used it enough to tell if it's any good at "firming" though.

5) Shu Uemura - Cleansing Beauty Oil

I have to confess that I'm a bit lazy when it comes to skincare, and I tend to rely on my trusty Simple Cleansing Wipes most of the time.  I'd never tried a cleansing oil before, and at first when I poured this onto my hand I was a bit surprised that it was an actual oil (not sure what I was expecting!).  It feels a bit odd when you put it on your face as it feels a bit like you've got mega greasy skin, but once you add water it turns into a normal cleanser.  Once I'd patted my face dry I could feel the effects immediately - my skin felt super soft and my pores looked smaller.  This is definitely one I'd consider buying.

6) Lancome - Hypnose Drama Mascara

I'd seen quite a lot of ads for this one so it was one of the few products that I'd actually heard of before getting them in a box.  To be honest I didn't feel like it was anything special, the quality did seem better than most high street mascaras (like the new Maybelline Falsies Flared) but I wasn't overly enthused by the end result, it left my lashes looking quite long but took a few coats for them to look full.  No contest when compared to my current favourite mascara - Benefit They're Real!

Did any of you receive this months Glossy box?  What did you think of yours?

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