Today I received the June box Glossybox! I have always been a big fan of the whole beauty box concept and love the idea of getting a box of beauty surprises through my door each month, but I must admit lately I have been a little let down. The May box was a dissapointment for me, especially when I looked at other blogs where I saw people had received full size HD Brows products where I have received perfume samples! I know a lot of other people felt the same, and I really can't understand why everybody is not given the same things each month to make it more fair. I know the beauty box concept can be a bit hit and miss anyway, and you have to expect that, but afterall, we are all paying the same price for our boxes! Saying this, I do try not to be too hard on Glossybox, as I have received some amazing items in the past, such as the HD Brows Palette which has become a holy grail in my makeup bag.
This month I was really hoping Glossybox would make a come back in my books, so here's what I got in this months box.
The box felt surprisingly light, and when I opened it, I saw the reason why. Lots of samples. I don't get too put off when I see samples, as after all it is a sample service, but I think we all have that disappointing moment when we don't see a full size product.
First, I had the Vichy Dermablend Camouflage Foundation Stick starter kit. I was happy to see this as I have been wanted to try Vichy products for a while. I like that the kit came with six different colours as so you would have a better chance of having one that suited your skin tone, although I was surprised to see no darker shades. I am excited to try this as I had been thinking about picking up the full size for a while!
Next up is a Glossybox brush. A nice touch, but a little unsure as to whether this counts as high end product. I feel this would have been good as an added extra, like last month's compact mirror. Saying that, you can never have too many brushes, so it is something I will use, although it isn't particularly soft.
Perfume Samples. Oh boy. I think it's safe to say Glossybox have given me enough perfume samples to last me a life time. These are from Agent Provocateur and this box contained three sample bottles. I do actually really love two of the scents, in particular the 'Maitresse' which I am considering purchasing.
Next up a mineral bronzer sample from BM Beauty, which is something I was excited to see. I have had a eye shadow pigment sample before and really liked it. Although the packaging is a little difficult to work with without spilling it everywhere, this is definitely something I will use to add a subtle hint of warmth to my face.
Lastly I got a mascara sample from Yves Rocher. At 2.5ml this really is a tiny sample, but the wand looks nice and I will be trying this out tomorrow
Overall I am fairly happy with my box this month, there are definitely things I will use and possibly repurchase. I was a little disappointed to see others were getting the HD Brows tweezers, but like I said, these beauty boxes can be a bit hit and miss and that is all part of it. One month could be great while the next could be rubbish. I do look back to last years boxes though where every box contained at least one very exciting product and wish they would bring that back!
Did you get a Glossybox this month? What did you think of it?