Glossybox Monthly Beauty Box – The Iconic Edit

I recently took out a Glossybox monthly beauty box subscription for six months.  This is my review of the April 2015 box.

For those of you not aware of the concept, Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box containing 5 hand-picked beauty samples wrapped in a signature pink box.

Some of these samples may actually be full-size products.

This month Glossybox is paying homage to beauty and Hollywood royalty.

There are four collectors’ boxes featuring Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Rita Haywood and Marilyn Monroe.

Guess which one I had!


Lift the lid to reveal the cute pink ribbon and tissue paper
April goodies:  the box contained 3 full sized products and 2 sample products

I was a bit underwhelmed by the contents of this box which I was particularly looking forward to.

The problem is that the size of this month’s products don’t really fill the box, even though the actual value of the box is £20.60 plus the value of the two samples.

However, given that the cost of each box is £10 plus packaging (£3.25), I don’t think this box is as good value as the previous two I have received.

The box contained:-

Lord & Berry Lipstick Pencil in Kiss – full size £10

The star product in this month’s box is the Lord & Berry lipstick pencil in ‘Kiss’, which Glossybox describe as a classic pillar box red, ideal for Marilyn Monroe.

Long-lasting and softening, it has a matte finish. Lord & Berry are a boutique Italian fashion house based in Milan, whose philosophy is to turn make-up into a true fashion accessory.

They say their products are for women of all ages everywhere – without cultural or national borders.

POP Beauty Kajal Eyeliner Pen – Full Size £6.50

The second full-size product in this month’s box is the POP Beauty Kajal eyeliner pen which Glossybox say is ideal for creating Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic cat eye. (If only I could!).

The pencil has a smudger on the other end to help blend. POP has grown from having a cult following in London to having a worldwide fan base.

They aim to bring backstage secrets and make-up artistry to the street, bringing the essence of POP culture from the world of fashion, art and music.

Color Club Barely There Nail Polish, Full Size £4.10

The third and final full-size product this month is Color Club‘s Barely There Nail Polish, a nude shade which complements any skin tone.  Color Club is based in New York.  They over 250 shades and have recently been featured in InStyle and Vogue.

Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Cream – Sample Size.  Full size £65 for 50 ml

The fourth product is a sample of  Darphin’s Exquisage Beauty Revealing Cream which aims to replenish skin, enhance firmness and boost luminosity for that ‘sought after red carpet glow’.  Darphin is a French brand specialising in skin care – specifically a range of potent moisturisers and serums.

Nougat London’s Soothing Bath Pearls – sample size – full size £6 for 35 ml

The last of this month’s treats is a mini bag of Nougat London’s Soothing Bath Pearls, an indulgent pre-event or party treat.  The pearls have a delicate fragrance and leave a subtle shimmer which stays on the skin and claims to create a ‘limb-lengthening sheen’. Nougat London was established as a fashion brand in London’s West End in the ’90s.  Their bath and body range was launched in 2000 and none of the ingredients is tested on animals.

One of Glossybox’s new strengths is that they include discount codes, make-up how to leaflets and video tutorials.

The April tutorial video is certainly worth a watch.

Am I happy?  Yes.

What the box lacks in content value is made up for by the support from Glossybox.

Everything arrived in pristine condition and was nicely packaged.

I’m looking forward to the May box and it will soon be time to decide whether to renew my subscription.

Do you subscribe to a monthly beauty box?

Which one is your favourite and are there others I should check out?

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  1. Debbie Roberts
    23 April, 2015 / 10:19 am

    Hi Linda, I'd be so excited to get such a pretty box each month, but when you subscribe do you fill in anything so they get an idea of what might suit you? For me the best things you got were the bath pearls and the beauty cream as the lipstick pencil and the black eyeliner would be too harsh for me.

  2. Alice Hughes
    20 April, 2015 / 9:40 pm

    I don't subscribe to a beauty box but I have previously bought a few one off Glossyboxes. I love the idea of getting a box full of surprises every month with products you haven't tried before but I worry that it would be a bit hit and miss which is why I haven't subscribed. Alice x

  3. Esther James
    19 April, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    Some nice items in there, but agree that it would be nice to have a bit more in there

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