This month saw me unboxing not one but two Glossyboxes – lucky me! So in this post I will be showing you the products from and commenting on both the March box as well as my delayed January Glossybox.
If you read my unboxing February’s Glossybox post you will know that my January box got lost! My replacement box finally arrived when I was away in South Africa.
For those of you who are knew to Glossybox it is a monthly beauty box subscription that is delivered right to your door. Details of how to sign up for yourself are at the end of this post.
What was inside the January Glossybox?
Nail Medic: Nail and Cuticle Energizer (Full size – £5.99)
If your nails are in need of some serious TLC, this reparative oil is just what you need.
It is a blend of vitamins, plant extracts, revitalising eucalyptus and soothing lavender, it gets to work on brittle nails, split cuticles and dry skin.
To use simply massage a few drops into your nail bed and cuticles, for instant hydration and stronger nails.
I’ve been using this the last couple of weeks and I do think I’ve seen a difference in my nails – they seem stronger and aren’t breaking like they have been.
Evelyn Iona Cosmetics: Green Tea Primer (Full size – £22)
I am a firm believer that a good primer is essential for flawless, long-lasting makeup, which is why I’m more than happy to add another primer into my makeup bag.
This one is packed with moisturising ingredients including avocado oil and green tea extract. This primer is meant to not only nourish and protect your complexion it will also reduce the appearance of fine lines and large pores, and help your makeup stay put for longer.
It’s cruelty and paragon free too!
I don’t really (yet) have many fine lines but I have to say it provides a fantastic base for my makeup and my skin does feel lovely after using it.
Dr Botanicals: Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil (Not full size – *Full size retails for £55)
Facial oil is not for everyone. This one is packed full of skin enriching minerals and vitamins, which all work together to rejuvenate, renew and protect your complexion apparently.
Moroccan rose is a potent source of vitamins A and C, plus antioxidants essential for protecting against free radicals.
To use simply pop three drops onto your fingertips and gently press into your skin, keeping it feeling hydrated and supple all day long.
My skin does not always get on with oil products so I haven’t used this religiously – just when my skin has been dried out and crying out for more moisture.
I used it the first couple of days after my trip and it is lovely but I don’t think it is a product I will use every day as I like to allow time for it to sink into my skin so not great for busy work days when I don’t have much time!
Boots: Beauty Beneath Supplements (Full size – £39.99)
The Beauty Beneath Supplements from Boots consists of two soft-gel capsules which are meant to be taken daily, each packed with a complex blend of 19 nutrients essential for healthy, glowing skin. These nutrients work to boost your own collagen production, fading fine lines and wrinkles while leaving your skin softer than ever, apparently.
Following a bout of food poisoning from my trip I’m still recovering so I haven’t tried these out yet. You do get a full months supply.
Apicia: Cream Blush (Full size – £22)
This blush is rich in organic bee pollen to nourish skin and is a deep honey pink which is meant to suit all skin tones. For a subtle flush of colour, it is advised you dab it on slowly and blend in, building up the colour as you need. I’ll be giving this a try soon as I’ve never actually used a cream blush like this one before.
What did I think of the January Glossybox?
The theme of the January box was all about hitting the reset button and putting self-care at the top of your priority list once again. I think the products included do match the theme really well.
I’m not too thrilled at the idea of supplements or the cream blush but I’ve liked the other products in the box.
What was inside the March Glossybox?
Glossybox have changed things up for March. This month’s box marked the beginning of Spring and was centred around out with the old and in with the new by shaking up your beauty routine.
Everyone received a Mudmasky overnight mask and four other products from rather a large range!
Disappointingly, I received a product not on the list but from January’s box – the Apicia Cream Blush which I am in the process of complaining to Glossybox about. I don’t need two of these products especially not as I only received my January box this month!
So anyway, what products did I receive in my March Glossybox?
Overnight leave-on MUDMASKY Sleep Repair Renewal Nourishing Mask (full size worth £61). This is Dutch brand and one that is new to me and is the product everyone received in their March box.
The mask is rose-scented and contains only fresh, raw, all-natural ingredients. You apply a thin layer at bedtime, leave it on overnight, then rinse off with warm water in the morning.
Expect soft, hydrated skin that’s a great base for makeup. I think this is another great product to use during the transitional temperamental weather time.
Full-size Figs & Rouge Soft Focus Pore Perfect HD+ Matte Veil (worth £35). This is essentially a primer (although it calls itself a serum) – you apply it after your moisturiser and before your make up.
It’s lightweight and it blurs the appearance of pores, and generally just makes your skin look and feel very smooth. This is a really nice product in pretty packaging too.
Full-size Oryza Beauty Velvet Ribbon Lipstick in Warm Nude (worth £15.95). I really like this very pale nude shade – perfect for day or night look and I think it will pair really rather nicely with a strong, statement eye.
It has a semi-matte satin finish and doesn’t feel drying on the lips which is ideal for a lipstick to be worn during the changing season with temperamental weather to contend with!
Makeup Drop Silicone Sponge (full size £14.50). This is a hygienic silicone applicator for applying your base when doing your makeup. I haven’t used it yet but it’s quite small and washable.
Apicia: Cream Blush (Full size – £22)
A repeat product from the January box and a mistake I believe for this March box.
This blush is rich in organic bee pollen to nourish skin and is a deep honey pink which is meant to suit all skin tones.
For a subtle flush of colour, it is advised you dab it on slowly and blend in, building up the colour as you need. I’ll be giving this a try soon as I’ve never actually used a cream blush like this one before. Now I have two to use so I hope I like it!
What did I think of the March Glossybox?
Although I am disappointed again to have had an issue with my box; hopefully Glossybox will rectify this. Overall I think they’ve done a good job with the March box.
In March’s box you may also receive in place of any of the products I received; a Laura Geller Illuminating Stick, two Meg Cosmetics sheet masks, a Lue By Jean SEO cleansing powder, a Decleor Aromessence Neroli Hydrating Oil Serum, or a Leighton Denny Expert Nails Miracle Mist.
I would have loved one of the sheet masks in my box or another of the Universal Beauty Secret Flush as I have one from a box from many moons ago and it’s a very dewy cream blusher that has a slight shimmer to it. It blends really nicely and is a firm favourite of mine!
Pin this 👇🏻
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
3 Discover new beauty treats tailored specifically to you and let Glossybox know your thoughts with quick reviews in exchange for Glossydots. Points mean prizes – in this case 1000 dots bags you a free box!
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.
Catch up with my previous Glossybox unboxing posts
See what I thought of:
February’s love themed box here
January’s self-care box here
December’s special collector’s edition box 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/