Friday, 7 June 2013

Birchbox And Glossybox - April



Beauty box time!
This is what I got in mine in April.
Glossybox' theme was "Spring Fever" (not that we had any spring in England, mind) and it was a special edition box designed by Pearl Lowe.
I really liked my box and was happy with all the products I got.
1) Sunsense daily face SPF (10g sample worth £2.4)-I haven't heard about this brand before, but sun protection is always good, especially for people like me who are cursed blessed with super pale skin.
2) Nip & Fab body butter in pistachio (50ml sample worth £2.1)-I love, love, love body butters. I usually get Body Shop ones, but occasionally I do get Nip & Fab ones too. They're brilliant and inexpensive and this one in pistachio flavour is divine.
3) Modelco Cheek and lip tint (full size worth £15)-multi purpose product to add a bit of flush to both your cheeks and lips. Lovely wearable colour (not so scary on as it is in the tube...hehe)
4) Yves Rocher So Elixir edp (5 ml sample worth £4.4)-It seems that beauty boxes have woken up to the fact that people like to get a decent sized sample of the perfumes instead of those little vials you can pick up at any cosmetic counter. To be honest, this scent is not my cup of tea, it's very very floral and I rarely like those. I will still use it, however, but maybe just to pop down the shop. Heh!
5) Essie nail polish in Nice Is Nice (full size worth £7.99)-beautiful lilac colour and a good quality polish.
 Next up is Borchbox. Their theme was "In Bloom" and my box contained the following:
1) Gerda Spillmann renaissance age serum (3ml sample worth £6.90)-Now that I'm older, I love using serums, but since trying Bioeffect EGF serum, all other serums seem inferior.
2) La Societe Parisienne De Savons soap (full size worth £8.50)-Aside from a fact that I really would not spend £8.50 for a soap, this is gorgeously packaged and very pretty. Maybe something to buy as a gift to a soap afficionado....erm...if they exist, that is.
3) Mirenesse glossy kiss lip stick (full size worth £17.50)-Very pricey for a lip stick, but a nice colour.
4) Weleda Skin Food (10ml sample worth £1.65)-Moisturiser  which softens dry, hard skin. Very nice to use and it works.
5) Natio foaming cleanser (20 ml sample worth £1.3)- a cleanser. It does its job, I guess.
6) Birchbox cosmetic mirror (worth £7.50)- a very flimsy mirror with an arbitrary price plucked out of thin air by Birchbox people. I don't think anyone in their right mind would pay that price for a plasticky mirror even if it does have a nice design drawn on it. Oh, well.
The contents of a Birchbox box came to £43.30 (even though I'm dubious about the mirror price) and the contents of Glossybox came to £31.80.
Even though it contained less stuff for my buck, I preferred the Glossybox. It had a great mix of good quality products and great brands.


8 comments:

Anita Ju said...

Divna mi je ova nijansa Essie laka za nokte. I ova prva kutijica mi baš sviđa, čuvala bih nakit u njoj.

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

essie lak izgleda bas lijepo :)

mfashionfreak♥blog

Kristina said...

@anita, lak je odlican, a I kutijica nije za bacit

Maiken said...

you know I love seeing what you get from those boxes and I must agree, Glossybox looks better this time and especially because of the beautiful lilac Essie polish. I love lilac.

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Mili said...

Nice mix of things, and I also agree- the glossybox seems better. i love that lilac essie polish!

Mili from call me, Maeby

littlemisschinagirl said...

Opet nove divotice,essie lak je predivan<33

Kristina said...

@misschinagirl, vidim po komentarima da se svima svidja. :)

Corleen Heidgerken said...

I've have to agree the Glossy Box looks better too. The lavender nail polish is beautiful.

Corleen
http://barelypractical.com

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