Glossy Box January 2013

I realised whilst analysing my stats at the end of last year that although my Glossy Box posts don’t get too many comments they do get read quite a lot so I am hoping that these reviews will run all year.

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.

What did you get in your Glossy Box?
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    • 13th January 2013 / 5:40 pm

      Which ones have you tried? I'd like some more too! X

  1. 12th January 2013 / 10:06 pm

    I'm surprised to see Elemis in there, I love the Freshskin brand!

  2. 12th January 2013 / 10:14 pm

    I really liked the Elemis face wash 🙂 Great post! xx


    • 13th January 2013 / 5:41 pm

      I'll keep that in mind for next time XX

    • 13th January 2013 / 5:43 pm

      The Monu product made the box for me too! X

  3. 12th January 2013 / 11:10 pm

    I havnt got my glossybox yet, but I hope I get the skin care products you received. Sounds interesting especially the masks! x

  4. 12th January 2013 / 11:52 pm

    I'm still waiting for my box, it's only my second, I received an email over 10 days ago saying it was in process but nothing delivered yet, is that normal?

    • 13th January 2013 / 5:39 pm

      Yep, i get it early. You should receive it next week XX

  5. Jaya
    13th January 2013 / 6:00 am

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  6. 13th January 2013 / 7:54 am

    Seems like a great box! Woud love to try out some more elemis! Im having an international fiveaway on my blog featuring goodies from victorias secret, revlon, wet n wild and elf incase youre interested 🙂

    • 13th January 2013 / 5:36 pm

      They can be a little hit and miss sometimes X

  7. 13th January 2013 / 1:51 pm

    Hmmm even though the products look quite good, it seems very cheap as they are all so small! Yes keep doing these posts I love them xx

    • 13th January 2013 / 5:35 pm

      Glad you like them! X

  8. Anonymous
    13th January 2013 / 7:11 pm

    Recieved my email on the 2nd jan, no box yet though. Getting concerned as only 3rd box and not too sure how it all works. New box looks good though, hope mine arrives soon, jeanie in devon

  9. Anonymous
    14th January 2013 / 9:39 pm

    Yay they send an email with your shipment details! Jeanie in devon

  10. 14th January 2013 / 9:48 pm

    oh hopefully i should get my glossybox in the next couple of days – slight dissapointment at the new layout and the £1.99 lipbalm (although as you said everyone needs a good one), but LOVE a good warming mask and this one is definitely a goodun, i have had a sample before and loved it. oooh i am excited to see what turns up at my door in the next few days.

  11. 15th January 2013 / 1:43 pm

    I got mine this morning and I was slightly disappointed – I didn't get the same and everything was tiny.

  12. 15th January 2013 / 4:10 pm

    I was really disappointed with mine, the products are completely different to yours.
    I got it today and all of the products were tiny sample sizes (not the usual decent sized samples they put in) that I can get for free just by going into my local store. I liked the added extra but apart from that I was really disappointed considering the past few months boxes have been awesome!

    • 18th January 2013 / 10:10 pm

      Thats a shame! What did you actually get? I think some boxes are just better than others XX

    • 18th January 2013 / 10:10 pm

      Still haven't tried the face mask! It's on my list of things to do, right at the top! X

  13. Anonymous
    16th January 2013 / 7:51 pm

    I've literally just subscribed. Does anyone have any idea how long it will take for me to receive the first box?
    Thanks! X

    • Anonymous
      16th January 2013 / 8:06 pm

      My first one took about two weeks to arrive,you'll recieve a shipment confirmation email a few days before it arrives. Mine arrived today same as yours Sabrina, plenty of skincare so l am pleased, better than my december box. Glad l found your post, l've enjoyed this – thanks! Jeanie in Devon

    • Anonymous
      16th January 2013 / 8:44 pm

      Ok! Thank you very much!! I know I hope I get the same stuff!!
      Does the beauty profile actually affect what you receive?
      Thanks , sammy x

    • Anonymous
      16th January 2013 / 9:00 pm

      To be honest l think we all get more or less the same products with slight variations here and there from jeanie x

    • 18th January 2013 / 10:09 pm

      Glad you liked your Jeanie! I'm not too sure about the profile Sammy but I think as they are such a big company now they do struggle to cater it to individual needs for most things.

  14. 17th January 2013 / 2:51 am

    I got roughly the same, apart from the shampoo and conditioner. instead I received a Balence Rescue Face Tonique by premae skincare. 30ml sample size, according to the booklet, the full size is only 50ml and retails at £27.50! That makes the sample worth £16.50!

  15. 17th January 2013 / 2:52 am

    I got roughly the same, apart from the shampoo and conditioner. instead I received a Balence Rescue Face Tonique by premae skincare. 30ml sample size, according to the booklet, the full size is only 50ml and retails at £27.50! That makes the sample worth £16.50!

    • 18th January 2013 / 10:08 pm

      Thats great, hope youre happy with it too X

  16. Anonymous
    24th January 2013 / 6:54 pm

    Sabrina, l've received an invitation to buy a roger and gallet box,l imagine we all have. Do these one off boxes turn up often? If so l may hold out for a skincare box rather than s shower gels etc, thanks from jeanie x

  17. 11th February 2013 / 5:07 pm

    I really want to subscribe to glossy box, do you think its worth it?

  18. 11th February 2013 / 5:11 pm

    Im really tempted to subscribe to glossy box do you think its worth it?

  19. 11th February 2013 / 5:11 pm

    I really want to subscribe to glossy box, do you think its worth it?

  20. 11th February 2013 / 5:12 pm

    I really want to subscribe to glossy box, do you think its worth it?

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