Battle of the Beauty Boxes – Conclusions from the 2018 Unboxing and Reviews on Birchbox, Glossybox, Look Fantastic and Cohorted

What a year for beauty boxes has it been! This year I’ve subscribed and tried the most beauty boxes I’ve ever have before but also unsubscribed from a lot too. I’ve tried Sophie’s Normal and Luxury beauty boxes which were nice but still at their infancy. I’ve tried the Pink Parcel and even though I didn’t write about it, I thought it was more worth the cash than Birchbox . I’ve also tried the MLB Box (aka My Little BeautyRead more

Look Fantastic and Glossybox Beauty Advent Calendars 2018 – Contents and Verdict

The advent calendars are through and so it is time to have a look at what was inside them. I’ve previously done a general review on beauty advent calendars, going through my reasoning on why I chose certain ones and why I rejected others. If you missed that post check out: Let’s talk beauty advent calendars 2018 – Look Fantastic vs Glossybox vs others However, in that post I kept the products a secret as I didn’t want to spoil it forRead more

Beauty Product Discovery – Glossybox Beauty Box December 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

The last Glossybox of the year has finally arrived and I was so excited to open it! The Look Fantastic December 2018 box was great but didn’t take advantage of the potential for glamour makeup. It’s not about celebrating Christmas or not, for me it’s about taking advantage of that time of the year when we have even more of an excuse to wear that red lipstick, the glitter, the eyelashes and take lots of nice warm bubble baths. IRead more

Beauty Product Discovery – Glossybox Beauty Box November 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Beauty SOS! Another Glossybox is here and this month’s theme was “an emergency supply of haircare, makeup and skincare”. It is basically an essentials type of box which is nice all year around, especially for stocking up before the winter festivities. Since it was all about essentials, the design of the box remained as the iconic pink Glossybox without any special prints. I personally love these boxes, they are very sturdy and useful for storage and gifting and in generalRead more

Let’s talk beauty advent calendars 2018 – Look Fantastic vs Glossybox vs others

* This discussion is product spoiler free, the relevant links are given where appropriate if you want to find out what is inside these calendars *   Why get a Beauty Advent Calendar Advent calendars are part of the December festivities and traditions for many of us, no matter where you are from or what culture you were brought up in. They provide a cute way of counting down to the holidays, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas and it’sRead more

Beauty Product Discovery – Glossybox October 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Glossybox came in two versions this month, the Treat or Trick box, to celebrate Halloween and I love it! Whether you actually celebrate Halloween or not, it doesn’t really matter. It’s a nice and different theme and a good excuse for lovely makeup and some artistic creations! I received the Trick box and it’s actually the one I’d pick if I had a choice. The difference between the two was subtle but noticeable. Both boxes had a very similar vampireRead more

Beauty Product Discovery – Glossybox September 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

This month’s Glossybox came in its iconic pink box which I was actually really happy about! I’ve been using up these boxes for organisation, gifts and giveaways and I have been running out of the pink Glossyboxes! These boxes are sturdy, beautiful, of very good quality and in general so handy to have around. Although the box didn’t have a special design, the products contained followed a “handbag essentials for a quick fix” theme. The products fit the theme andRead more

Beauty Product Discovery – Glossybox Beauty Box August 2018 – Unboxing and Porduct Reviews

Glossybox was the fourth beauty box to arrive this month and even though it’s usually one of the first, this wasn’t a disappointment at all because…what a gorgeous box! This month Glossybox went for a pride theme, standing together and embracing individuality. It’s the first beauty box in the UK (at least out of the 5 I subscribe to) to have ever gone for a pride theme and I absolutely love it. Good job Glossybox! However, what I love evenRead more

Beauty Product Discovery – Glossybox Beauty Box July 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

This month’s Glossybox was a specially designed box with a sea print and a little quote on the side reading “Happiness comes in waves”. I think it’s one of those box designs that were better on paper than in practice. I’m really not sure whether I like it or not, it’s a love hate relationship. I love the fishes and silver details but some of the imagery looks a bit odd to me. The theme this month was “beach babeRead more

Beauty Product Discovery – Glossybox Beauty Box June 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

After a gorgeous unique box last month, the Glossybox June 2018 is back to it’s iconic pink box. I think many of us have come to love and appreciate the look of the standard Glossybox, so even though it’s not as gorgeous every month as the Look Fantastic boxes for example, it is still not the ugliest beauty box around. This month’s theme was “French beauty essentials…that will make you feel at home among the golden beaches, yachts and designerRead more