I received the January box this morning and realised they had made a few changes to the box. The normal box ‘menu’ now comes in more of a leaflet/magazine form which I am in two minds about; you get more information but looks a little cheaper than the card they use to use. I feel like it is moving towards the magazine supplements which other beauty box include as it has a letter from the Glossy Box team and a little about new year resolutions.
This months box is conveniently a detox box to help you recover from the indulgent holiday season. I opened the menu first (I like the layout) and was quite happy with the content but when I actually opened the box there was an unexpected little extra which made me like the box more. I love it when I see brands I love and trust in the box mixed with just a few new brands as I feel it’s easier to digest, one new brand at a time. Inside was Monu, Elemis Fresh Skin, Jason, Duck Island Limited and Paul Mitchell. The standard product I wasn’t wow’d by nor disappointed by is the Duck Island Limited Body Lotion, I like it, will use it but it doesn’t stand out. On the menu they mentioned the Paul Mitchell Super Strong Shampoo and conditioner so I was a little disappointed to find that I got the Conditioner and not the shampoo, I don’t love conditioner so this may be pushed aside.
The Jason Lips Bee Healthier is a product that I already own and at a regular price of £1.99 it isn’t really a treat although everyone needs a good lip balm. Stand out products for me were a Elemis Fresh Skin Skin Glow Facial Exfoliator as I have never tried it but am always on the look out for a good exfoliator and the Monu Aromatic Mask. The mask was the top product for me, I love Monu but have actually only tried it though Glossy Boxes, I have been meaning to buy some for myself so was excited to see a new product to try! It’s a clay warming facial mask which is nice, especially in the winter and I will be trying it tonight.
The added extra was a sleeping mask which I am super excited to use! It’s perfect for during the day naps when it’s still a little bright in my room even with the curtains closed.