14 March 2012

GlossyBox: The Harrods Edition




I have a bit of a love hate relationship with beauty boxes lately, I am getting into a habit of really not liking the contents at first and then as I start trying them out I love everything and I'm really hoping that's how this box pans out because I really wasn't too impressed at first! I can never be pleased it seems!

I think it was the hype around this box that really wound me up to unreadable levels of excitement that I ended up not being too enthralled by the contents. Although having said that, as the day has gone on I am warming to a few of the products and I must admit, I kind of like being a bit "meh" with the different products at first because then when I find out they're good it makes it seem even better if you get what I'm saying? Yeh me neither.

The box is a glossy white colour with a green Harrods logo covered ribbon which is lovely. I'm not a big fan of the glossy finish boxes, I much prefer the matt finish ones because I think they look more sophisticated whereas the gloss finish makes it look a bit tacky and the squeaking when I take the lid off really grates on me! haha!

Contents:

Versache - Vanitas Versache Eau De Parfum:

A luxurious scent from the House of Versache. Vanitas is a rich and voluptuous fragrance with notes of tiare flower, lime and freesia.

This smells so lovely and feminine which is right up my street! I love Versache Red Jeans which was one of my very first perfumes ever and still remains of of my favourites and this is quite similar to that scent which makes in a winner in my books. It comes in a cute little miniature bottle with a stopper on the top which means it probably wont last long before I spill it which is sad but overall it's a really nice light scent which I would make a perfect summer fragrance.

Bliss - Blood Orange and White Pepper Body Butter:


Deeply Moisturising, skin softening naturally rejuvenating body butter in mouth watering blood orange and white pepper.

This really smells like oranges and pepper which is quite strange really! On first smell you get the oranges and then the pepper which knocks you back a bit! I love the bright turquoise colour tube and the simple yet eye catching design. 
 
Revive - Intensite Creme Lustre SPF30:

An intensive, firming moisturiser that helps to reduce the appearance of sagging skin.

I seem to be getting rather a lot of anti ageing products in my beauty boxes which I don't really use as I'm only just 21! But this looks interesting and might be good for under my eyes perhaps? It's just a basic white cream consistency in a little screw topped pot nothing exciting but interesting all the same.
 
Lancome Juicy Tube in Toffe R 'n' B 93:

Ultra shiny hydrating lipgloss.

I can't stop smelling this! I really love that Lancome Juicy Tubes really smell like what they're supposed to and don't have that horrible artificial smell to them that some scented glosses have. This one smells just like toffee yogurt, you know, that ones that come with the crunchy chocolate bits in the corners? I love them! I don't think I would be able to tell the difference if I smelled them side by side blindfolded! That's how realistic the scents are with these! This shade is called Toffee R 'n' B 93 which is a nude brown colour with gold shimmer throughout it. A really pretty universal shade!

Clarins - Extra Firming Body Cream:


A formula rich in regenerating and firming plant extracts which restore the skin's youthful density and elasticity.

I love a Clarins sample and is this is as good as other products I've tried then I will be a happy bunny! Another anti ageing product though which is quite off putting for me as I'm not what I would consider old! haha! I will give it a try though.

So overall I wasn't particularly thrilled with the contents but as I explained earlier, I psyke myself up and then nothing lives up to the hype which is a bit rubbish but the proof is in the pudding...Or the product in this case. Not that I'm complaining about GlossyBox, I signed up for 5 surprise samples and that's what I got, GlossyBox always delivers in that aspect and there are always one or two things I end up loving as with all the beauty boxes I get! I will let you know how I get on with them and perhaps do one big review post of them all instead of lots of separate ones? Perhaps even just a video? Let me know which you would prefer!



8 comments:

  1. I love your photography, you must have a great camera. :) I saw some people had received mini Burberry lipsticks in their Glossy boxes which would have amped this one up a bit. It seems you did get a few great items though :) x

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    1. Thank you! I have a Canon 600D :) I saw those too! Kinda wished I'd got it even though it doesn't look like a colour I'd wear :L Really love the Bliss body butter and the Juicy Tube so far! :) x

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  2. The body butter sounds really interesting :)

    Jess x

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    1. It does! Smells really unique too! x

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  3. glossybox always seem to include an anti ageing products, not good when you have a younger clientèle x

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    1. They say prevention is better than a cure, I guess I see the logic in that but I still don't really want to use anti ageing products really at 21! It makes me feel so old! :L x

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  4. The hype around this box was madness haha. you got such great things in your box... I'm still waiting on mine.x

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    1. It was! Think the perfume is my favourite so far! Hopefully you'll get yours soon! :) x

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