Thursday, 19 March 2015

The Glamour Spring Edit Beauty Box - A box with a twist this time!!

I know, i know - another Beauty Box!!  BUT this one was different!
I think a lot of you see my magazine offers page (HERE) and this is where i got this from myself.  This was a "Buy the Box and get a Years Subscription included" offer- a bit of a twist on subbing to a Magazine!  The box itself is £16.99, but i also posted a 10% discount code, which brings it under £16 delivered, with a 12 month Sub to Glamour Magazine!  The box is claimed to be worth £99 on its own, so almost a win-win situation!

So the box itself.  The line up looks like this:

If I'm honest, nothing special as far as Beauty Boxes go - if it didn't have the Magazine Sub i wouldn't have got it - I've had too many boxes that have disappointed me so i tend not to buy them any more!

is it worth £99? Lets see....

MoroccanOil Intense Hydrating Mask 75ml (RRP £7.65)
Formulated especially for dry and chemical treated hair, this is a high-performance, luxury treatment designed to help improve, restore and revitalise in five to seven minutes.

Nuxe Creme Fraiche De Beaute Mask 50ml (RRP £18.50)
A source of well being and immediate freshness, this moisturising mask with Plant Whites and White Blossom provides intense moisturisation even for the driest of skins

Revlon Colorstay Gel envy Longwear Nail Enamel (540 Checkmate) RRP £6.99 (3 variations) & Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat RRP £6.99 
The nail enamel is a 2 step gel manicure (base coat and colour) which gives amazing colour with a high shine gel finish.
The Top Coat gives life-resistant protection for your colour and a high shine finish.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 06 (Golden Brown) RRP £6.90 (3 variations)
Water resistant, long-lasting stick eye shadow that provides pure, vibrant colours that wont budge for up to 8 hours

Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Lip Gloss (5 variations)(260 -My Eternity) RRP £5.49
This lip gloss claims to be non-sticky with a lightweight formula providing a cushion soft feel while giving true colour and high shine that lasts up to 6 hours. Lip loving formula with Argan Oil and Vitamin E.

ModelCo Creme Rouge Cheek and Lips in "Just Peachy" RRP £14
A brilliant and versatile formula with a beautiful silky texture. This light-weight formula provides cheeks with pure fresh colour and keeps the lips soft and smooth with a natural flush.

BeautyUk High Brow All-in-one Brow Definition Kit RRP £3.99
Get on trend, hi definition brows instantly with this brilliant compact eyebrow grooming kit. Includes colourless wax, tweezers and a double ended applicator to create pristine eyebrows that will stay perfect all day.

Ellie Saab L'Eau Couture 0.8ml sample size
The "scent of Spring.  The citrus top notes of Calabrian Bergamot and Magnolia bring lightness and radiance, while middle notes of Orange Blossom add that sunny signature Ellie Saab sccent.  Finished with base notes of Crunchy Green Almond and a Vanilla Infusion".

Like i said - pretty much the average Beauty box in the UK.
After seeing this items and the sizes and the RRPs....would i buy it again? No.  Not on its own anyway.  They sweetened the deal with the Glamour 12 month sub and i think that's why these boxes will be bought.

The combined SUGGESTED RRPs comes to £70.51.  Theres nothing here that stands out and makes it a "WOW" box.  In all honesty - the only thing that got an "oh" from me was the Revlon Top Coat - BUT i have no idea what its like, but ill be sure to let you know!  The perfume "sample" is the usual two squirts which i loathe!

I know, i know - why did i buy it? *sigh*  Got the carrot of a mag sub waved in front of me and i chased it....hind sight is a great thing in this particular case!!

I do think though that some people will love this box - it covers pretty much every beauty avenue and area so i think that goes in its favour!

As for me buying beauty boxes.....since MEME boxes stopped posting to the UK i never batted an eyelid at any box - this was a one off, and a harsh reminder why i don't buy them!!  Just not for me!

Did you get this box/mag sub?  What do you think? Worth it? Or are you perhaps feeling a tad of buyers remorse like me!?

Hopefully the sun will start shining again here in the UK and i can get to show you some gorgeous polishes i have come across in the last couple of months!

Until then....i hope your beauty boxes make you smile!!


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