Glossybox October 2015 Review

If you didn't already know, Glossybox is a monthly subscription service containing five deluxe beauty samples, on average three of which are usually full size products. You can find about more about Glossybox and all the subscription details here

I've been subscribed to Glossybox for around two years now and every month I'm still excited to see what comes through the post. That's not to say I've loved every single box because to be honest I haven't. A few boxes have left me feeling disappointed but the majority of them have been great. Over the last few months I feel like Glossybox have completely stepped up their game. Over the course of the two years that I've been subscribed they have introduced me to so many different brands that I never would of know about otherwise, some of which I now consider to be my favourites.

Above are all the products* that I received in this months box. All five were full size totalling £63.29.

Talika Photo-Hydra Day-£24.85. 

The first thing I noticed about this product was how light it felt. It wasn't heavy or greasy like some moisturisers I've used in the past, but then it does claim to be 'much more than a moisturiser' and I have to say that I agree. The next thing I noticed was that in just one application how silky and hydrated it make my skin feel. I left my skin for a few minutes and then applied my usual everyday make up and did notice my foundation seemed to sit better than it has done in a while. 
Rating 4/5

Nicka K Airbrush Blending Sponge-£6.50.

I'll start off by saying I'm not in love with this sponge, I don't hate it but I don't exactly love it either. I can't quite put my finger on what I don't like about it but I'm leaning more towards the shape. I have one of a similar shape which I love but this one is slightly smaller which I think might be the problem. I do however like the overall appearance and feel of the sponge. It's firm without being too hard and it's not too soft either which is something I've experienced when trying different sponges in the past. I will be giving it another try but maybe won't be reaching for it with everyday use in mind.
Rating 3/5

Lanolips Lip Ointment With Colour Tint and SPF15, in Rhubarb-£7.99.

I already feel biased writing this as I don't like any kind of lip gloss. I don't like the glossy finish or the sticky feeling it leaves on your lips. When I saw this product I already new I wasn't going to like it and I was right. Although I will say when I removed the product, my lips did feel considerably softer, and I liked the slight tint in it too. But as for the formula, in the words of Simon Cowell it's a no from me. 
Rating 2/5

Jelly Pong Pong Play Paint, in Damson-£8.95.

On the tube its described as a 'velvety lip/cheek cream. Personally I don't think I will be using it as blush but on the right person with the right skill I feel like it would look great. I do however absolutely love this product for my lips. The colour is amazingly long lasting and I would describe it as a bright coral. The velvet finish you get doesn't leave your lips feeling dry but leaves them feeling soft and smooth. One thing I would recommend is applying it using a brush, as I learnt the hard way that it gets messy and does stain.
Rating 5/5

So Susan Haute Light Highlighting Pencil-£15.

This is a peach-hued creamy highlighting pencil  which is said to be 'universally flattering'. I have extremely pale skin to the point where if I'm not wearing make up people ask me if I'm ill. I tried this pencil on my cheek bones, brow bones, down the centre of my nose and on my cupids bow. With only  the last two giving me the highlighting effect that I would expect. I personally feel like this colour was too close to my natural skin tone therefore not leaving me with the desired effect. I obviously can't speak for everyone but I would love to know if my fellow pale skinned people had the same issue.
Rating 3/5

My overall rating for this box is 4/5

Are you subscribed to Glossybox? What was your favourite product this month?

Anna x

*Please note that these opinions are based on my very first impression of each product.


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