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Cargo Cosmetics Classic Lipgloss in Morrocco, Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle Mini Nail Varnish and Stripped to Go Nail Sachet, FAB Face Cleanser, Nouveau Lashes Noir Mascara, Rituals foaming Shower Gel in Yogi Flow via Glossy Box*

Everyones favourite/least favourite time of the month! Beauty box time! I recieved my Glossy Box on Friday so I had the weekend to try out the products. What I think is nice about getting it early is it means I can give some opinions on the products themselves (plus, who doesn't like spoilers?), rather than just join the race to see who can post their contents first. Plus I think it might help people who once they get their boxes and are a bit unsure of the products or brands. First off, I adore the red box packaging, way more than the pink boxes they normally do, I like pink, but not really the pink of a Glossy Box!

I'm very happy with my box this month. I like that can get use out of everything, which is always the first thing I look at when I get these boxes. I adore the Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle nail varnish, I wore it on the day I got it! Its a gorgeous darkened blackish pink shade packed full of glitter! Deborah Lippmann has quite a big following in the states on nail blogs and I'd been pining after trying their glitters for a while! Plus I dont own any shades similar either so it was perfect. The Rituals Foaming Shower gel is to DIE for. The smell is perfect for me! Such a lovely scent of Indian Rose and Sweet almond oil, really floral and lingers on the skin a bit. I love how its foaming too, makes it feel quite luxurious.

I kinda expected the Nouveau Mascara to be crap (basically I typically think all mascaras that arent Max Factor False Lash Effect are rubbish) but its actually a surprisingly good mascara. The formula is good, its very black, glossy, lengthening and doesn't clump. Also the brush is stiff and slim, which makes perfect size for bottom lashes. The Cargo Lip gloss isnt my colour, as its the same shade as my lip colour, However the formula isnt sticky or gloopy and the glitter is very fine so you cant feel it on your lips. Haven't tried the FAB cleanser yet as Im trying out another one for review at the moment, but the packaging is really nicely designed and is very appealing to me.

As usual I'm sure people will be expecting a full size Chanel foundation matched to their colour, some Creme de la Mer face cream and a MAC 15 pan palette but... Im joking, But I personally think the brands included this month are what I feel "should be expected" from these boxes. They are all luxury or department store brands, not necessarily premium (eg: Chanel, Nars, YSL) but high end. These are the types of products I think would work well in these sorts of boxes, middle of the road type quality brands.

I know some boxes have different contents this month as I know Emma has two different items to me, one that I probably would have preferred. But I have paid for and ordered another box for stocking fillers, so I'll have to see what comes when I get my paid for boxes! That is the luck of the draw with these boxes. I do think once they implement the Beauty Profiles on the Glossy Box website it may help people get items they'd prefer. But there is no way to please everyone unfortunately! I know there is a Facebook page that helps people swap unwanted sample box items, which might be worth checking out!

I'm very happy with Glossy Boxes Christmas offerings! Looking forward to seeing what the other beauty boxes, and the newly married Jolie Box (formerly Boudoir Prive) comes up with!

PS. I don't know if people have noticed, but Glossy Box take subscriptions for that months box for a week or two after that months box comes out. So if your worried about subscribing and getting "crap" boxes, you could in theory wait for the box to come out, see if the contents are to your liking and order it, then cancel and repeat each month... just saying!

22 comments

  1. I've used FAB's face cleanser before - it's quite a nice product! Their other products are lovely too. Looks like a great box to me :) xx http://www.danijohanna.co.uk

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  2. I prefer the look of the red box too. That nail varnish is soooo pretty! x

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  3. I love this Glossy box ! In France Jolie box is the best ! That is going to please you !

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  4. This is a good box- I didnt get this one :( Keep reading about Deborah Lippman polishes, think I need to investigate! xx

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  5. ooh shower gel! i don't understand why all the boxes don't put more of these in, much more useful than a gazillion cleansers and hand creams.

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  6. Loveeee the red box! I hate it when a glossybox is good, makes me wish I bought it haha! It's weird how much I love reading the spoilers even though I'm never gonna buy the box! That nail varnish is absolutely gorgeous by the way!

    The Deer Head

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  7. Wow, that nail polish is gorgeous! And the products overall seem quite high-end :)
    http://smileandsparkle.wordpress.com/

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  8. i ordered the glossybox after getting the HD brows set then cancelled, then if i see another one with a product i really want to try maybe ill get it again!

    but now im giving feel unique a go, cant wait to go home from uni and its awaiting me in all its mysterious glory!

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  9. This looks great! I hope I get the same!

    Feel Unique has been my favourite up until now- but the December Feel Unique box is very disappointing! :-(

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  10. Ah I cancelled my glossy box, wish I hadn't now as this one looks great. Love the nail polish.

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  11. What nail colour is on your nails in the first few pictures in this post? I wanttttt! x

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  12. The nail varnish is gorgeous! x

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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  13. I'm waiting for my Spanish glossy box!! ;)

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  14. Can't wait to go home to my mums and get mine! Hopefully I have the nail polish!

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  15. I wasn't going to read this review but so glad I did! Even more excited about my box arriving now (love the red!), hope my products are as good as yours x

    befriendingskeletons.blogspot.com

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  16. I cancelled my Glossy box subscription after the last one because I can't afford to keep it up :( That Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish is gorgeous though! Definitely the best thing in the box for me :)

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @Francesss__

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  17. Oh wow, looks absolutely amazing!! I literally cant wait! I woudnt mind if I got the same as this or the other one but would prefer this selection!

    http://www.helloterrilowe.blogspot.com

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  18. ahhh! i was so excited to read everyone's posts about what was in this month's glossybox as i've just re-subscribed and now i'm even more excited to receive it! particularly like the lipgloss, nail varnish, face cleanser and mascara! X

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  19. I love the December GlossyBox! I agree, I think the contents are really good for what you pay as well! The face wash looks so cute, I'm a sucker for cute packaging!
    I love that you can buy the boxes 2 weeks after they're released now!
    Xxx

    Www.

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  20. omg I would die to have that deborah lippmann nail polish! Ah! and its mini!
    Bellesme

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