Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Glossy Dreams: Glossybox January 2013.

The theme of this months box is quite appropriately, Detox. After an overdose of everything in December, the refreshing contents of this box are a sight for sore eyes. For once, I didn't miss the inclusion of a single make up item. It's all about skincare and pampering this January. 

I received: 

Premae Skincare Balance Rescue Face Tonique 30ml (full size 50ml £27.50). 
Monu Renu Flash Relax Mask 30ml (full size 100ml £32)
Jason Lips Bee Healthier (full size 4.6g £1.99)
Vichy Normaderm 3in1Cleanser 50ml (full size 125ml £11)
Sanctuary Spa Active Reverse Thermal Transformation Mask (full size £27.50)
Bonus Glossybox Eye Mask. 

First Impressions: 

I'm happy with this box, despite not being to overwhelmed by the Vichy Cleanser (only due to the fact I'm  very happy with my current one) I was pleased to see it can also be used as a mask, which is how I will use this up if I like it. It smells fresh and contains both glycolic acid & salicylic acid. My only reservation about using this in the winter is due to the clay content it may be too drying for me. I'll give it a go and get back to you.
Despite not being previously aware of Premae, I'll look forward to adding the toner into my evening routine tonight. I've been lacking a good toner recently so I'll see if this can perk up my dull skin. I have faith in the sandalwood oil, lemongrass and rose water and I'm impressed that it's alcohol and fragrance free. Nothing is worse for your skin (especially in winter) than a stripping product. 
I was pleased to see the Monu face mask included in the box, I'm currently in the market for a good face mask as too my horror I realised I'm fresh out. I almost find it more appealing to work my way through smaller amounts of mask, as unless I'm crazy about it I can rarely justify buying a full size tube as I simple don't make enough time to apply face masks that often! 
The one product I dismissed until I popped it on my lips is the Jason Lips Bee Healthier. I does win massive points for using a top quality pun in the product name though! It smells like peppermint creams and feels instantly nourishing. I've just done a quick side by side with my Burts Bees version and I might tentatively have to say I prefer the Jason one. It might also by my favourite in the box this month. 
I'm also interested to try the final mask in the box, the Sanctuary Spa mask. It's a two step thermal mask, and I haven't previously tried something similar. It's intriguing! 

Finally, who can resist a chintzy eye mask? Not me. Bonus! 

If you truly want a spa experience this month, why not enter Glossybox's competition to win a luxury getaway to Scotland? Just click here to be in with the chance of winning this fabulous prize (closes 31st January). 

What do you think of this months box?

*PR Sample.


  1. You look like you got some great things! Since I've subscribed to Glossybox I feel like I've always been given the shitty stuff haha x

  2. I got all the same products as you. Just did a glossybox post too. Really loving the theme, can't wait to use my slipcase treats! x


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