Wednesday 29 January 2014

Back to Basics - Glossybox January 2014

To ring in the new year, Glossybox have brought us back to basics.... I never usually think much of the themes of these boxes, most of the time there seems to be zero logic behind it and the actual products don't seem to have any correlation to the theme, but this time round, it actually makes sense, and here's why...

Anatomicals Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer Wake-Up Under Eye Patches - (That's a mouthful!) This was definitely the most interesting item in the box and was the first to catch my attention. It's something really different and I appreciate products like this being in beauty boxes. These are basically little patches that you place under your eyes to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and revitalise the delicate skin in that area. It is advised you keep them on for 30 minutes, so they would be great for when you're having a full on pamper session or a long relaxing bath! I'm really excited to try these out, these retail for £6 for a pack of 3.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Floral Slanted Tweezers - A pretty pair of tweezers with a cute vintage floral pattern. There's not much to say about these, I actually own a couple of pairs from various other beauty boxes but tweezers are always useful and I'm forever loosing mine so it's handy to have spares. These retail for £8

Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off Masque & Blemish Mud Masque - I used to be OBSESSED with these face masks in my teens, but I haven't used them in years. I was actually browsing in superdrug the other day and was tempted to pick one up purely for the nostalgia (the peel off one was always my favourite) so it was lovely to receive these in my box and I'm genuinely looking forward to using them. These retail for £1.09 per mask

Balance Me Super Toning body wash - This body wash has a blend of juniper, bergamot & lavender essential oils and it smells really nice. I usually save these little bottles for when I'm travelling, but recently I've been using them up at home because I just have so many so this will soon be put to use. A full sized bottle costs £10.25

Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream - This is described as a multi-use cult moisturising cream from Japan. It is filled with all sorts of good ingredients including vitamin E and vitamin B2 so I'm interested to see what this is like. A full sized product retails for £13.50

And there we have the Back to Basics Glossybox.... What did you think of this months box? Let me know in the comments below....

Linda x


  1. Looks like a good box of goodies! I'd definitely like to try the Anatomical's Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer, I hope they're as good as they suggest ^__^ xxx

  2. Oh wow this looks like a really good one - amazing products - I really heart the face masks - perfect way to chillax.

    Laura x

  3. i have up on glossybox after receiving loads of terrible ones that contained th same stuff over again x

    1. I have noticed a lot more repeat products lately, but I haven't given up just yet! x