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Glossybox December 2013

This is my last Glossybox as the 3 month subscription I won has now finished.  I was really pleased my subscription was ending in December as I thought the last box of the year was likely to be a good one.  Unfortunately though I think this month's box is pretty average, especially for a Christmas one.  

There's no doubt that this month's box certainly looks very Christmasy with the usual pink and black being replaced with red and white and featuring a Christmas tree made of beauty products on the box and candy cane tissue paper inside.

I know you shouldn't expect extras but being Christmas I thought there might be a little extra like a candy cane or festive chocolate, but there was just the five products and I'm afraid I'm not hugely excited by any of them.

Wilkinson Sword Intuition Naturals razor

Unfortunately I don't usually use wet razors on my legs as I get awful shaving rash.  If I shave the other way, in the direction of hair growth rather than against it, I get less of a rash but the shave isn't as close so my legs don't even really feel that smooth straight after shaving.  I did actually have one of these not long ago but when the last refill ran out I threw it away as I think the refills are quite expensive, so it's cheaper to just buy new batteries for my electric razor, which only gives me a minimal rash.

Full size (worth £6.49)

Maybelline New York Volum' Express Colossal Smokey Eyes mascara

Wow, what a name!  Now, don't get me wrong, I love mascara and would never be without it with my badly behaved lashes but I've accumulated quite a stash that I'm working through and this will go to the back of the queue, so I won't be trying this for quite a while yet.  This contains collagen and kohl effect pigments to plump lashes and apparently give you a smokin' hot look.  I like the sound of that so I'm looking forward to trying this.  As I said though, that won't be for quite a while.  I've spotted that some people received one of the colour tattoo eye shadows and I'm really disappointed I didn't get one of these.

Full size 10.7ml (worth £7.99)

Rituals Miracle Balm

I've not tried any rituals products before and I love the pretty pink packaging this comes in so I'm quite pleased with this product.

Full size 75ml (worth £10)

Seche Nail Lacquer

I'm a big fan of Seche Vite dry fast top coat (although mine has gone all gloopy and stringy and needs to go in the bin) but I've not tried their coloured varnishes.  This shade is called Remarkable and I can't quite decide if it's a purple or more of a kind of dark blue, but whichever it is I'm not really keen on the colour.  I'll give it a try on a practice nail and see what I think.

Full size 14ml (worth £9.95)

Beautiful Movements Cosmetics nude lip gloss

If you've read my blog before you'll probably know I'm not a fan of nude lip shades at all.  I just can't really see the point in applying a lip product you can barely see and I wouldn't personally buy them myself but I'm always willing to give them a try in case one happens to wow me one day.  I'm also not really a fan of lip gloss as I just personally prefer lipstick.  The info provided with this claims it's non-sticky, so I'll be interested to see if this is the case.

Sample size 4ml (full size 8ml worth £12).

So this month's box does include four full size products and a generous size sample, which is pretty good in terms of sizes.  The contents of the box are worth just over £40 which is also pretty good in terms of value.  I won't be purchasing a new subscription to Glossybox but I do intend to keep an eye on the contents of the box each month and if a box takes my fancy then I would consider ordering it as a one off.

Did you get the December box and what was in yours?
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  1. Lovely selection!

    Emma x

  2. Whilst it is good to get some decent sized products, it's a shame it's not what you wanted. Wouldn't it be good if you could choose the items you wanted?

    Danniella x |

    1. It would be great if you could chose the items that are included. I know the Love Me Beauty box lets you chose from set 'menus' which is a bit better x

  3. Cute blog, I'm a new follower!

    Kimberley x

  4. Every time I see a post with a monthly subscription beauty box I really want to subscribe! They all look so cute I'd love the surprise every month

    1. It's definitely something to look forward to each month but then unfortunately sometimes you can be disappointed x


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