Monday, 12 March 2012

March Glossybox Harrods edition

Hey everyone,

I recieved my second Glossybox this afternoon and I was very excited as it was a Harrods edition! I ripped open the packaging as I was so desperate to see the goods, and sadly I was dissappointed!

I understand that there are variations of the box and that not everyone gets each product as it is based on your beauty profile when you sign up. But having seen some of the other products on offer in this months Glossybox I am a little gutted at what I recieved!

Heres what I recieved in this months Glossybox Harrods edition:

1. Valentino- Valentina Eau De Parfum 1.5ml

'The exuberant freshness of Calabrian bergamot enhanced with white alba truffle. The irreverence of Amalfi orange blossom touched by wild strawberry. The captivating sensuality of cedar and amber'.

This is a tiny sample of pefume and for some reason it looks only 2/3 full even before i've used it! When I first saw this in the box I thought 'Seriously?' I could go and get this sample at a beauty counter for free!
Regardless of this the perfume does smell lovely! It reminds me of the duty free at the airport... you know when you walk past and it smells of holidays?! Well the booklet says its 'A daring and addictive, oriental, floral fragrance. A true feminine classic, twisted with the pure insolence of Italian ingredients'.

I like this perfume and maybe I would purchase it in the future but at the moment I'm ok for perfumes! The full size version retails from £60+.

2. Molton Brown Vitalising vitamin A,B+C Bath and Shower (gel?!)

'Vitamin rich fruit extracts boost the skin and invigorate the senses'

Again I'm dissappointed with this product I still have some in the bathroom from christmas which I havent used! It smells nice, a little spicy. I wouldn't buy this myself as I prefer fruitier (is that a word?!) bath and shower gels and I wouldnt pay £18 for a full size version (300ml).

It says on the card included that if you show this card at Molton Brown at Harrods you recieve a complimenary hand and arm massage along with a little bag of treats for you to try at home. Sadly I live no where near London so I can't have my free massage and treats :( if you do go though please leave me a comment :)

3. SKII Skin Signature (15ml)

'An anti aging moisturising cream which helps to re-condition the skin, improve its resilience and leave the complexion smooth and radiant'.

I've never heard of this brand before and it's quite a good sized sample. The booklet says to use this cream after cleansing and to pat it on the face to allow it to penetrate quickly into the skin. SKII is exclusively available at Harrods.

This cream is quite thick so only a little is needed at one time. It doesn't really have much of a smell at all which some people will like. It is anti ageing which is good I guess....I mean I am 21 nearly 22 afterall..... haha! I must start thinking about these things.....!!

The full size sample is £127 and for that amount of money I hope I wake up with baby soft and smooth skin!

4. Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara

'Instant full body volume mascara'

This product excites me as I LOVE Lancome mascaras! I just haven't purchased one for myself as of yet because I'm a cheapskate! I have had a few samples in my time and from those I concluded that I LOVE Lancome mascaras! (phew!)

This mascara coats the lash really well and makes the lash look lovely and long! I am pleased with this sample however I could have picked this up at the Lancome counter for free!

The full size version retails at around £21.

5. Clarins Extra Firming Body Cream

'A formula rich in regenerating and firming plant extracts which immediately helps to lift and tone for firmer and a younger looking body'.

Well at 21 this is just what I need... a fimer and younger looking body! hmm... anyway I shall use this on the top backs of my legs to tone up that lovely area... the forumla is quite thick and it does smell lovely. A good sized sample, and thats all I have to say! I will have to give this a few weeks to see if there is any improvement.

A full size version costs £39.50.

6. Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil

'A 3 in 1 cleanser, make up remover and eye make up remover that leaves skin soft, balanced and non oily'.

I haven't opened this sample yet as I don't want to use it right now because I have a slightly sunburnt face! (how hot was it today?!) This sample is tiny! It looks like a freebie from a magazine! I'm not sure where you can find Shu Uemura other than Harrods?! I'll give this sample a go at some point this week! If you've tried it let me know please! The full size retails at £50+.

Overall I was dissappointed by this box as most of the samples can easily be picked up at counters for free! I think this box has been hit and miss with a lot of people depending on the products you recieved. I would have loved the Lancome juicy tube or Burberry lipstick but I guess thats the luck of the draw. I've not decided if I'll continue with my Glossybox subscription.

Did you recieve the Harrods Glossybox? What products did you get? Also could you recommend any other beauty boxes worth trying?