Want to know my thoughts on the January 2014 Back To Basics Glossybox?
Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream – (Sample size x2 3g) RRP £13.50 for 33g
This is said to be a multi-use cult moistursing cream from Japan which is meant to revamp your skin by enriching it with ingredients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin B2, Camphor and glycerine. Basically, it’s a moisturiser. Something that I own plenty of to be quite honest. These two 3g tubes honestly don’t tickle my fancy in the slightest but I guess I’ll give them a go, who knows they might work wonders on my skin.
Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash (Sample size 50ml) RRP £10.50 for 250ml
I actually got a much bigger version of this free with a magazine not long back. I’ve not really used that one too much as I simply prefer other washes so unfortunately I can’t see this little bottle getting much love.
The Vintage Cosmetics Company Floral Slanted Tweezers – (Full size) RRP £8.00
If you know me, you’ll know I absolutely adore anything floral print. What can I say, I just find it so pretty and elegant. I was super happy to see these in my box, you know despite already knowing I would be receiving them since Glossybox decided to announce it on there Facebook page. I already own 7 pairs of tweezers but I’ve come to the conclusion that I can never have too many as I’ve forever hunting for a pair that mysteriously disappear so these are definitely going to come in handy.
Anatomicals Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer Wake-Up Under Eye Patches – (Sample size) RRP £6.00 for 3 pack
I love Anatomicals, I think they create some smashing products and their quirky, humorous packaging always puts a cheeky little smile on my face. Although I’ve tried quite a few products from them, I can’t say I’ve ever tried these under eye patches. Basically from what I can gather these are little patches infused with things such as water, collagen and vitamins that are supposed to help reduce puffiness. I’ve been a big fan of using things like collagen masks ever since I trained as a beauty therapist and although these aren’t quite the same thing, they do have some similarities so I’m looking forward to giving them a whirl.
Vaseline Essential Moisture Lotion – (Sample size 50ml) RRP £4.99 for 400ml
Last but not least I received this moisturising lotion from Vaseline. This product does not excite me in the slightest. I’ve actually already used this a few months back and did not get on with it as it was too watery for my liking and gave my skin a really odd burning sensation so I certainly won’t be trying it again.
Although there’s a couple of decent products in the box, overall I feel let down. Yet again Glossybox over hyped this new look, back to basics Glossybox. Essentially all they’ve done is change the nice pale pink elegant matte looking packaging to a shiny, slightly tacky (in my opinion) box with a different lid and shoved in a load of products which aren’t at all luxury, but instead actually quite affordable samples. I honestly get the feeling that Glossybox are running out of things to put into the boxes and are just shoving any old stuff in. And I’m sorry but each month I receive my box later and later. I’ve also had enough of their diabolical customer service. Remember my October 2013 Dark Romance Glossybox? I mentioned that the Monu Illuminating Primer was just a quarter full. I personally wasn’t going to complain but after Glossybox had read my post, they’d told me to contact them so I did. What was the response I got? Well I didn’t get offered a new product nor did I even get an apology, instead they said I was basically wrong as the bottles were bigger than 20ml (the amount that the sample was supposed to contain) so would obviously look slightly less full. First of all, I’m aware of that but why on earth would a company get a bottle to hold their 20ml of product if it was only going to be a quarter full? It would be absolutely bonkers of them to spend money on wasted packaging and the fact that everyone else I spoke to had full bottles confirmed that Glossybox were talking rubbish. The email also said that I’d have to pour out the product to be sure if I really was missing product. Yes because I’m going to pour out the teeny tiny bit of product which I know fine well isn’t 20ml for you to turn round and say that it is 20ml. Basically I felt at that point they were insulting my intelligence and quite frankly being a bit blunt in their email. I then replied back with how disappointed I was in their customer service skills and how all I wanted was the issue resolved as I felt like it was unfair, especially since the person who runs the Glossybox Twitter handle encouraged me to contact them. And guess what? I never even got a reply. Top notch service there Glossybox. Anyway, because the boxes are rapidly going downhill and I don’t want to end up with any faulty items as the thought of trying to resolve issues with Glossybox makes me feel sick, I’ve decided that I’m going to cancel my subscription and probably sign up with another Beauty Box such as Birchbox as my Glossybox experience wasn’t what I’d hoped it to be.