September Glossybox : MyThoughts.

Friday, 16 September 2011


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I dont normally blog about the Glossybox, even though I have been subscribed from the very beginning. My dashboard is usually full of posts about them so I always feel theres enough information on that particular months box, that I dont really need to add my two cents. However after noticing there is a lot of variation in regards to whats included in the boxes this month, I thought I would share what I got in my box and my my thoughts on each item & this months box overall. 

I had seen a few posts about the boxes before mine actually arrived, and I had already seen a certain box which I really wanted to recieve as I knew I would definately use all the products. The box I did recieve .. is not the box that I hoped for.. and the more I thought about it, it dawned on me that without the 'main product' the box wasn't the best compared to the others that people got.

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HD Brows, Eye & Brow palette in 'Foxy' 
This was a product that was in everyones box, however I have noticed there is a variation in what shades people got. I got the 'Foxy' palette, At first glance I dont know if I will use it for my brows, but as it doubles up as an eyeshadow palette I know I will use it for that purpose. It has a good mix of colours to create a neutral daytime look, or a smokey night time look. These retail for about £20 I think, so with this alone I got my moneys worth this month.

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Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry oil
I am not the biggest fan of any oil products if I am honest, and at first when I saw this in the box I thought it may have been a larger perfume sample! It is a multi-puropse dry oil, so you can use it on your body or hair.. I will try this out on my hair as I recently ran out of my Vo5 miracle concentrate so maybe this will do a similar job. We shall see.

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Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
My thoughts when I opened this.." Another Cleanser?!" I honestly still have the cleanser from the first box and then the one from the August box.. I DONT NEED ANOTHER ONE!  I am using my usual Body Shop Vitamin E cleanser at the moment hence why I havent used the others. I wasnt really happy getting this, especially after I got one in the last box.

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Plum by Mary Greenwell Perfume sample. 
Well... we all know how I feel about perfume samples in these kind of boxes... The scent isnt too bad, but its really not to my tastes, so I wont be using this. I'll pass it on to someone else no doubt.

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Rahua Shampoo & Conditioner Sachets x2
I'm all for trying new shampoos and conditioners as I want lovely looking hair of course, but what am I going to gain using these two sachets which I will get 1 or 2 washes from? Admittedly they would be handy if I was going away on a break and didnt want to lug bottles around but still,if you want to give out shampoo and conditioner, it should be of a reasonable size so you can see the full benefits of it, over a few washes, not just 1 or 2.

My main reason for being unhappy with this box is because I have seen what were in others boxes and I feel the contents of this box arent up to the same standard.
I have seen blog posts where people have recieved Full sized hair products from Neal & Wolf as well as the HD Brow palette.  And other's, where they got full sized Mythic hair oil as well as the palette.This means that  we have all paid the same amount of just over £12, yet I only get one full sized product and someone else gets two. It isnt fair really is it.

It annoys me that Glossybox think this is a good box?! I was really excited when the bloggers that got their boxes early were claiming it was the best box so far... yes it was.. for them as they got the better of all the varitations of the September box.  For me however, it has to be down there with one of the worst.  Surely when they were putting together the boxes they would see that my box compared to ones like Emma's or Lily's was pretty dire, and those that recieved it would be pretty miffed they didnt get a better selection of products? Seriously.. look at the photos and imagine the boxes side by side.. you wouldnt pick the box with only 1 full sized product would you, when there are better options avaliable.

I wouldnt be as dissapointed if we all got something from the same brand but just different products - like in the past where you either got a illamasqua lipgloss /pigment or powder metal. But that hasnt happened here, I have items in my box that some of the other boxes dont have in at all and vice versa. I really wanted to try out the Neal & Wolf products and I think thats the thing I am most gutted about, especially as some people got full sized products from them and I got some sachets from a different brand...

Anyway, I'll leave it there, before I rant anymore! I understand Glossybox is all about trying new things and full sized products arent promised in every box, but I just (clearly) wasnt happy with the box I got this month. Did anyone else get this box? What are your thoughts? Maybe youre one of the lucky one that (in my eyes) got a good box, would you have been happy with this box? I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Much Love

29 comments:

  1. I wouldn't have been happy! I think that maybe there should be a consistent ratio of full size products:samples in every box so that it is fair...

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  2. I got a very similar box but I actually think yours was 'slightly' better than mine! I got the HD palette in bombshell, the Rahua sachets and Plum sample but instead of the Nuxe oil (which I really wanted to try) and the Omorovicza balm, I got a sample of Green People moisturiser and a tiny sample of Moa balm.
    I think the overall value of the boxes should be the same, not some people getting more full-size products than others as it only creates resentment. It seems that the more 'influential bloggers' got the best boxes. I don't have a blog at all, just enjoy trying out nice products each month. Feeling a bit let down really.

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  3. I got this box as well and I felt the exact same, another cleanser and no Neal & Wolf or Mythic oil or even eye cream? I'm not happy with my box compared to all the others, and I have seen a lot of posts on the other variations and not on this version which made me think it was rare or something? I don't know.

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  4. I definitely would not have been happy! Yes the concept is to try new products, but to get completely different amounts for the same price is unfair :/

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  5. I got the exact same box and I was happy with mine, however now you've made the point I TOTALLY agree with you! I wouldn't have necessarily preferred the products in the otehr boxes, it's just that you're quite right- it isn't fair that some people get more full sized products than others. I can see how it can't be helped that we get differnet things, but to get smaller sizes AND different things is not really on. I'd be interested to find out if anyone that didn't attend the event (or get ivited) got more than 1 full sized product, or if these were just put in those boxes? Hmm!

    xxx maddie

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  6. I totally agree with your post, I have had GB since June and feel like i've been loyal to them, and honest with my feedback.  I've managed to land one of the better boxes this month...but I'm not naive and I realise that with such a difference in boxes, next month I could so easily get sachets of shampoo instead.  I wonder how they judge things...do all the boxes have a set retail value?

    I think the most frustrating thing for me is that GB don't seem to have a "strategy" for preparing the boxes - I'd love them to tell us how they do what they do.  Is it just the luck of the draw?  Do they give out the good products and not have enough for everyone?  Do they take account of our questionnaires or just stick any address on any box? 

    Anyway, I'm sure we'll never know the answers....maybe they could put something on their online magazine about it!  Anyway, chin up Mrs...next month will be better (it can't be much worse)! xx

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  7. But i'm, sure the Oil you got is the full sized product... it's just small because a small bit will go a long way if you get me? Your box looks pretty good to me, but I guess that's the nature of GlossyBox your not always going to like what you get, it's about trying and sampling products so you don't make the mistake of buying the big one I guess. 

    Have GlossyBox apologised or said anything to you?

    Jade

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  8. I received the exact same box as you and I am quite happy with the box because the cleanser and oil are products I really want to try. But at the same time I do completely agree that it's unfair for some boxes to receive more full sized products than others, but I guess it's the luck of the draw.

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  9. Its sad that you didnt get the other full sized product. Like I know the free ones' were for pr samples but you pay £13 of you're own money that you've earned and you dont get your money's worth, yet people get it for free and get it. I dont really get that. Its such a good idea too and I feel bad because my box was okay and you're missing out. Yes the products you also have may be good but a sample of a hair conditioner does not substitute a full size conditioner.

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  10. i got the exact same box as you and am equally dissapointed. Another oil? Another cleanser?! jeez. it's not much to ask for abita variation! i specifically said to them i didn't want sachets as well, but i ended up with sachets. not a happy bunny this month. ah well! xx

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  11. see i am completely on the fence about the glossybox - i was totally gonna sign up for this months, and i kinda wish i had for that hd brows thing, but then the rest of it i know is just stuff i won't use! if there was consistency in the boxes, i would definitely go for one. i'm a student, so £12 a month really counts and then if i'm not getting decent stuff, it really doesn't seem worth it! thanks for the honest review at least!
    also, whereabouts in berkshire do you live? i'm not far from reading myself! x

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  12. im not subscribed to glossybox but i think its really unfair that people who got one sent free got better products than actual paying customers! Obviously just shows glossybox's priorities. x

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  13. Wow - omorovcza cleanser is so luxurious. I would have loved to try it.
    I received a different box but I'm quite pleased with mine.

    Alex
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    Xx

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  14. I completely agree with you. I received the Plum perfume, which I find horrible, the HD brows set in Vamp so very dark colours, the Rahua shampoo and conditioner, a tiny pot of balm and a lip balm sized tube of moisturiser. I swatched the HD brows kit to see what the colours are like and they are very pigmented. I was unhappy with the box overall and emailed Glossybox to see if I could return it and I couldn't as the HD brows kit had been swatched. So unhappy with their service. I have now unsubscribed from them.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks it is unfair that others receive more full size products.

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  15. Yes, thats my thoughts too, I dont see why they dont do that anyway! x

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  16. The value of the boxes are the same apparently.  I posted the response I got from GB on my ins and out post. x

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  17. Ive now seen a couple and also looked on the GB fb page, where those that got this box expressed their annoyance! It seems we werent the only ones. x

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  18. I know, its harder to get an idea of if something works if you get a sachet rather than full sized which you ccan try over a period of time meh! x

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  19. I couldnt help but notice that those that got it sent for free seemed to get the boxes with the 2 full sized products. However GB have said to me that boxes are allocated at random. so it was just pot luck apparenlty x 

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  20. All the boxes are the same value apparently (see my ins and outs post for the response from GB. They are also randomly allocated so it is luck of the draw  x

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  21. i blogged about their response in my ins and out post. Maybe it is full sized, im not too sure. Its just I cant really get a good idea of how well a product works for me if its a 'use once' thing. Whereas with a full sized product you can try it out over some time. I just think the boxes should be the same for everyone each month. x

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  22. I guess I am lucky. I will use the products, its just annoying thats all! x

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  23. Hopefully next months box will makeup for it... although I would be tempted to unsub after this box! x

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  24. From what I have gathered on their FB page. If you did fill in a beauty profile, they dont look at it, and are thinking of scrapping the whole profile thing anyway! so it will be pretty random and not tailored for you it seems! x

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  25. Apparently they are allocated at random, but i am yet to see anyone who got them for nothing post about this particular box. Oh well! x

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  26. I am yet to try it, but will blog about if i like it x

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  27.  Yes, If you dont want the products you got, you could try swapping them through the GB facebook page, or I think there is a FB page set up called Beauty box swap. x

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  28. As I've only just subscribed, I was pleased with my box overall. However, like you, I would have loved to recieve a full size Neal & Wolf products, especially the intensive care one. I got the shampoo and conditioner samples too, and maybe if they're amazing I'll notice after two washes, but I doubt it, and as the proper products are so expensive I can't see them generating many sales for Rahua. 

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  29. I agree that those who received the hair sachets felt significantly disadvantaged compared to others, although everyone did receive more the moneys worth than what they paid. I think the boxes needed to be aimed more towards the age of the customer, my box featured a lot of products for more mature skin, a 20 year old doesn't need those yet! 

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