Unboxing December’s collectors edition Glossybox

With the party season kicking off I was really looking forward to some pampering treats in my final Glossybox of the year.

The December 2017 box arrived on Saturday morning and features five full-sized, brilliant products housed in a beautifully designed box by Dusty Boy.


Mince pies starry skies – December’s Glossybox

This month is a collector’s edition themed around getting you party ready so it’s make-up heavy, with three make-up products, two bits of skincare and a yummy chocolate treat too.

I didn’t hesitate in trying the products as I had a night out with the girls on Saturday to celebrate my friend Catherine’s birthday.

What is in the December Glossybox?

Naobay Equilibria Gel to Milk Cleanser 

This is worth £15.99 and contains organic olive oil and almond oils. I love cleansers, especially at this time of year when I think your skin needs some extra TLC.

Naobay has featured in Glossybox a few times and I’ve never been disappointed with the brand. I used it when I got home after a night with a heavy madeup face. This cleanser is gentle but effective and really lovely to use.

Laqa & Co Cloud Lips in ‘Daydream’ 

This is worth £12.70. I was so excited to try it and I wasn’t disappointed! I’ve seen this brand all over social media but hadn’t tried any products yet. The packaging is gorgeous – I really love rose gold and it looks premium.

I tried this lipstick on Saturday night and it’s really pigmented and really has amazing staying power. My husband thought I’d had a misdemeanour in the bathroom as my electric toothbrush was a little bit stained – luckily it wiped off the next morning!

This is a matte liquid lipstick which is a much darker nude shade and I really like it. It’ll be in my handbag for the rest of the party season.


Contents of December’s Glossybox

Soaper Duper Rich and Creamy Shea Butter Body Wash 

Worth £6.50, this is a shower gel packed full of all natural ingredients. It contains vanilla pods, monoi oil and shea butter and smells heavenly.

It’s a handy smaller size which is ideal for me to use when I’m travelling for work. I used this when getting ready on Saturday night and it left me feeling clean and fresh and happy that it doesn’t contain any nasty ingredients.

Model Co 3D Lash Primer 

This is worth £7. I’d never used a lash primer before so was looking forward to trying it out. As with any primer this is meant to be used before you apply your main makeup product ie your normal mascara. It claims to give you fuller and longer lashes.

Eager to try it out I applied it on Saturday night while getting ready and I did notice a difference. I thought my mascara was easier to apply and didn’t flake off by the end of the night as well as making my lashes appear thicker and longer. Happy days!

Steve Laurant Precision Tip Eyeliner 

In dreamy rose gold packaging, this eyeliner is worth £18. It’s meant to be delicate and precise and I think it will give a seriously good eyeliner flick (if you’re skilled in eyeliner application).

Unfortunately I am absolutely rubbish with eyeliner so this may be gifted to a lucky friend.

I think this box is fantastic value for money and bar the eyeliner I‘ve really enjoyed the products so far!

How do you sign up for a Glossybox?

  1. Sign up to a monthly subscription or choose from of their three, six or 12 month plans
  2. Dispatch day – five products are delivered directly to your door every month
  1. Discover new beauty treats tailored specifically to you and let Glossybox know your thoughts with quick reviews in exchange for credit which can be spent on Glossybox or look fantastic.com
I’ve been a subscriber for three years now and I really like the mix of products you receive and sometimes a tasty treat too like the chocolate in this box.
It’s great for trying new brands and new products and I love the handy tips and tutorials on the Glossybox website.
You often receive gift cards and special offers in the box itself but in your regular email updates there’s usually special discount codes to shop online.

See what I thought of November’s box here and October’s here. 

You can also find me on Twitter @rachael_stray

Or follow my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rachaelstrayblog/

You can see my random pictures on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rachys2011/

And see what I’m pinning on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.co.uk/rachaelstray/

13 thoughts on “Unboxing December’s collectors edition Glossybox

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s