Wednesday, 17 October 2012

September Glossybox: Maggie Li

I know I'm late to the party with this post. I've been super busy lately and ill which hasn't helped. Remember the promise from Glossybox to bring us a great September box? This is it. They've teamed up with London based freelance illustrator Maggie Li for yet another special edition box*.

I'm not going to lie, I don't like the packaging, its not my cup of tea at all. On to the products and unfortunately, I couldn't be more disappointed to be honest. Especially when I saw so many other bloggers get the full sized L'Oreal Mythic Oil. I don't think its fair that some people get a box with a full sized product whilst the rest of us just get samples. Even if we were to receive a different full sized product. Anyway, on to the products.

Rodial Skincare

I received two 5 minute facial sachets and two Glamoxy Snake Serum sachets. I've heard so many people rave about Rodial, and I've not tried the brand before so it was nice to receive two sample sized items. The 5 minute facial is a clay mask, which is really nice to use, but I am at a bit of a loss as to why I received the Glamoxy sachets aimed at targeting wrinkles. I'll be passing those on to Mama K.

Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream

Again, this is another brand I've seen around but have never used. I've got my trusty sk:n eye cream that I love and I don't think I can be persuaded to change my allegiance to another brand, but I have tried this and its nice - sinks in to the skin well, its not greasy or sticky, although I didn't like the scent, so I wouldn't buy the full size.

Biosilk Silk Therapy

I used to be a bit sceptical about leave-in hair treatments but since I'd had great results with my beloved VO5 Miracle Elixir, I wasn't hesitant to try the Biosilk sample. The Biosilk sample is a serum rather than an oil, and I've used many serum products before, which is a good thing as the box was all in French. There were some instructions in English on the bottle but I found more information through Googling other reviews! Serums are great if you use a little on the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair. I used this on towel dried hair before drying and I have to say it cut down my drying time quite a bit and it left my hair feeling silky soft and smooth with virtually no flyaways. The serum has a slight floral scent that is noticeable after drying but I really like it so this isn't an issue for me. This is the only product in the box that I'd be tempted to purchase. I found it hard to track down a UK stockist but its retailing for £12.05 for 50ml on Look Fantastic (albeit sold out).

The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream

The Vitamin E Moisture Cream is a product I've used before and really like because it's soothing and hydrating and smells lovely. I'll be keeping this little pot to hand in my make up bag.

Lady Gaga Fame EDP

I bought Lady Gaga's debut fragrance several weeks ago and I absolutely love it, so whilst I didn't need a sample, it's great for those who are yet to try it, and I like having these samples to pop in my bag so I can use it to top up throughout the day/night if needed.

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Glossybox is a monthly subscription service and you can find out more here

Did you receive the September box? What did you think? Personally, I've become disillusioned and bored with the beauty box thing, and this will be the last Glossybox post you'll see on Kimtopia.

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  1. I really love the Lady Gaga fragrance too, I think I'm going to put it on my Christmas wish list, it wasn't what I expected at all but it's so nice!

    Jennie xo |

    1. I wasn't sure what it would be like but I was pleasantly surprised xx