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March Glossybox 2016 // Worst one yet. BOO.

March Glossybox 2016

The last few Glossybox’s have been so good! I’ve been really happy which that contents of each one and they’ve been great value for money.

But I guess it had to end somewhere, right? And the end is neigh. Wait, it’s even closer than that. It’s actually here. Meet the March box AKA – the most rubbish box for months.

March Glossybox 2016

March Glossybox 2016 hey honey

Hey Honey // Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum

This serum is infused with honey and propolis, which have antibacterial and antiseptic properties to help perfect your skin to leave you with a glowing complexion all day.

£28.81

glossybox march 2016 olay regenerist

Olay Regenerist // Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Cream 

I’m actually a bit excited to try this. It’s a skin tone perfecting cream to help even out skin tone. You use it twice a day on cleansed skin.

£29.99

glossybox march 2016 collection highlighter

Collection // Speedy Highlighter 

This is quite a nice highlighter, though Glossybox seem to be sending a lot of highlighters out lately so I’m pretty rich in them for the next few years. No moar plz.

It’s a bit disappointing to see that this is one of the only two full sized products and it’s also the cheapest. Honesty, I kind of think Glossybox tend to chuck in full size Collection items (or Essence) quite a bit because they’re only a few quid and they can get away with padding out the box with a full size product for not a lot of cost. Which I understand, but I get Glossybox to try new brands I might not have heard of before, or for luxury products and these are just cheap bits of makeup I don’t really want or need.

£3.99

glossybox march 2016 luxie rose gold brush

Luxie Rose Gold Large Angled Brush

This is the other full sized product. It’s actually quite nice. I like getting makeup brushes because they can last a long time if taken acre of problem.

This is an angled brush, which makes it perfect for contouring. If you can contour, that is. I’m afraid to try because I’m pretty sure I’ll end up looking like a clown.

£10.42

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417 Catharsis Vitamin Mineral Shampoo and Conditioner.

This hair care duo has a combination of dead sea moisture balancing minerals, vitamins and essential oils which will leave your hair gleaming. Apparently.

They’re both sample size so I’ll probably save these an use them on a trip or something.

£16.89 each. 

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So yeah, that’s the box. Pretty disappointing that there’s only 2 full sized products and one of those is only worth a few quid.

Another thing that annoyed me about it is that they called the sample sizes ‘travel size’ and I kind of feel like I’m being conned as travel size sounds much more positive than sample.

Bad Glossybox.

I do hope you’re better next month.

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22 Comments

  • Sarah

    This would be the ‘hit the cancel’ button box for me I’m afraid! GlossyBox just don’t get it right often enough for me to consider taking back up my subscription. I’m with you, sample size and travel sized are two different things. Samples are sachets, or 1 – 2 use at best, travel should at least last a couple of days!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Tracy

    I’ve done Birchbox in the US and UK, and it’s rare that there was a box where I was excited about everything in it (maybe twice over two years?) Usually there were one or two things that I thought sounded cool, some meh stuff and at least one thing that I’d give away to a friend (sorry but I do not want perfume samples, fake tan or bronzing products, highlighters or blush – I just don’t use them!) I canceled after January’s box and have been thinking about trying something else. This looks… much the same.

    I will say that I did discover a line of lippies that I really like (Laqa and Co) as well as the foundation I use (Supergoop CC cream) via Birchbox US, so it’s not been all bad!

  • Roxie Watt

    I love the look of the brush, I have a bit of addiction to collecting pretty makeup brushes however, yeah that’s quite a disappointing box on the whole. I fell out of love with Glossybox a while ago, I just felt I wasn’t getting my money’s worth. I cancelled a lot of my subscriptions but I kept my You Beauty Box (only £6.96), Degustabox and also pick up the odd Latest in Beauty Box sometimes.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

  • Robyn Louise

    I feel like you hear less about Glossybox now then what you did a year or so ago. Could this be down to the quality of the contents declining?

    I have just started Birchbox and I love it, but then again that could be novelty staying strong.

  • Jess

    Hmm. I think this is an alright box – nothing special, and I do see what you’re saying about the full sized product only being worth a few quid – it’s a bit of a cop out! I really like the sound of the Hey Honey serum, though 🙂

    Jess xo

  • Mica

    Shame that this box wasn’t as impressive as the past ones!

    I tried a subscription box service here and just got a bunch of tiny sample size products that were a waste of money IMHO, so I cancelled my subscription the same day I got the box. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one to feel let down with it!

  • Zoe

    It’s a shame the box wasn’t impressive, it’s so annoying when that happens isn’t it? I agree completely about the whole “travel size” thing, to me a travel size is a good size mini that you get a good few uses out of and a sample is something I’d use once and twice if I’m lucky, great post as always xxxx 🙂

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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