For those in the UK, there has been a lot of talk about the recently released Glossybox scheme. The idea is that you keep up to date with current product trends with a monthly delivery of five sample sized products. You pay £10 a month for your box which includes delivery and I believe you can cancel at any time without being tied in to a notice period.
I must admit, I'd decided not to buy a box the first month as I wasn't sure if it would be for me. When I was offered a box to try for review I freely admit that nosiness got the better of me and I couldn't resist checking it out. The presentation is impeccable, the pink box that it comes in is sturdy and attractive and I will be using it for storage. I liked the tissue paper and ribbon touch as it really feels like opening a present. Who wouldn't want to open a nice gift to themselves once a month?
Inside there were five products ranging from small sample size to full size. There was a small sample of BIONOVA Bioactive Cleanser for Normal/Dry skin (an oil based cleanser), a travel size bottle of Coco Shambhala Invigorate Body Lotion, a purse sized spritz bottle of Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Rapid Repair Spray, a full sized All For Eve lipstick and a full sized NARS Orgasm Illuminator. I am very interested to try the Coco Shambhala, Alterna and BIONOVA as I've never tried these brands before and Alterna is the only name I have come across before. The All for Eve lipstick and the Orgasm Illuminator are duplication of products that I already own.
This brings me to my thoughts on Glossybox. I think it is a really great idea, you get a lot for your £10 and I think for the vast majority of women (that aren't obsessed beauty bloggers) it really is a great scheme. I think if you're a bit beauty mad like me you run the risk of duplications or ending up with items that you tried but decided against purchasing. Having said that, I still think it represents great value for money if they keep up the current standard.
I'm not sure whether boxes will be tailored to skin type and colouring in the future. I think all the boxes that went out this month contained the same products but there is mention of them being tailored to individual needs. Glossybox has an online magazine and blog and will encourage subscribers to give feedback about the samples and gain loyalty points towards free products in future which sounds interesting. I will be interested to see how things evolve in the future. You can find out more about Glossybox from their website www.glossybox.co.uk.
What do you think of the scheme? For those in the UK, is this something you're likely to sign up for? I believe similar schemes exist in other Countries so I'd be interested to hear what my International readers make of it too.
Disclosure: This box was sent to me without cost for consideration for review.