Sunday, 18 March 2012

Glossybox March 2012 - Harrods Edition

I always look at posts about Beauty Boxes and I'm always intrigued by them. I've never taken the plunge until now because this box looked so promising being a special collaboration with Harrods. I was not disappointed. So what did I get in mine?

First up, the moisturising contents:

SK-II Skin Signature Moisturiser deluxe sample. This is an anti-ageing cream, which at 22, I'm not sure I need to use yet but I will probably give it a go and see how it's moisturising benefits go. It is sooooo damn expensive to purchase however, I would never pay that much for a cream. This sample contains 15ml of product. The full size contains 80g and costs £127.

Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream. This body cream has actually won a Cosmopolitan award for Best Body Firming Potion so I will be interested in finding out how well it works on areas such as my upper legs which are a little wobbly and could do with a little help. The full size retails at £39.50 which again, for me is far too much to pay for a body cream. This sample contains 30ml of product and the full size contains 200ml. This sample is worth £5.93.

Next the cleansing products:

Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil. I was a bit disappointed at this due to the tiny size of it, only 4ml worth in a little sachet. I thought it would be quite easy to go to a counter and pick up a tester of this there. Still this is enough for one use and to find out how well the product cleanses. The full size contains 150ml of product and costs £28. This sample is worth 75p.

Molton Brown Vitamin A, B and C Bath and Shower Gel. I've never really looked at Molton Brown products, the stores always look so nice and upmarket but I've never been into one. Not sure why because this smells so good. It is citrussy but has a green herbal undertone in it which I really like. A full size bottle costs £18 for 300ml of product. This sample contains 50ml so is worth £3.

Now onto the makeup/fragrance

Valentino Valentina EDP. I'd seen this advertised in magazines and thought the bottle was really nice. The perfume also smelt good. It says it has notes of bergamot, alba truffle, amalfi orange blossom, wild strawberry, cedarwoods and amber. Unfortunately it didn't last very long on my skin. The perfume retails at £71 for 100ml. This sample contained 1.5ml so was worth £2.11 Again, this is a sample that you could get at a counter.

Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara. I've been wanting to try one of the Hypnose mascara as they always look so impressive. I'm glad I got this in my box and it is a good size to take away on holiday or weekend trips. The full size costs £21 for 6.4ml and this sample contains 2ml which is worth around £6.50

Overall, I think this was quite a good box. It contained some lovely products to try. The full contents work out to around £18 without the SK-II cream (which I am unable to work out a price for due to the millilitres/gram measurements. Glossybox costs £10 a month plus £2.95 shipping. I look forward to the next box and hopefully I wont be disappointed.

Jennifer x

1 comment:

  1. i've never got into the beauty box thing... it's a good idea but i hear mixed reviews on value for money...x


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