Friday, 16 March 2012

Harrods Glossy Box. March

Hi guys!! Apologies for my absence, I've been on a little holiday visiting family In Norfolk and Yorkshire. Had a fab time but back down to reality now...and back to blogging!! :)

So I'm sure most of you are aware now, that Glossy Box teamed up with Harrods this month for a special edition box. I was so excited about this, that I actually ordered 2 boxes (one using a half price code), in the hope they would be amazing!.... and were they?


This month our boxes arrived in a lovely special edition white box.

First Box:

Versace- Vanitas Versace Perfume. A luxurious scent from the House of Versace. Vanitas is a rich and voluptuous fragrance with notes of tiare flower, lime and freesia.
I love this cute bottle, and as far as perfume samples go, this is a generous sample (4.5ml)! The scent is gorgeous, strong, yet not over-powering. The only downside to this is that it isn't a spray bottle. But hey that's just me being fussy!

Bliss-Blood Orange and White Pepper Body Butter (50ml). Deeply moisturising, skin softening, naturally rejuvenating body butter in mouth watering blood orange and white pepper.
As much as I'm getting a bit fed up of receiving body moisturisers in boxes these days, as I receive them in pretty much every box, this one I was quite happy to see. As a pregnant woman, I'm creaming my body as much as I can in order to help keep them stretch marks at bay! Body butters are a lot richer and thicker than an average moisturiser, so I will definitely be using this one. It also has an amazing smell, the scent of orange is quite strong, and as a fruity scent loving chick, I can't get enough of it!

Revive- Intensite Creme Lustre SPF30 (7ml). An intense, firming moisturiser that helps to reduce the appearance of sagging skin.
As far as facial skincare goes, there are not many items I receive in boxes that I will actually use, due to my current strict skincare regime. That, paired with the fact that this is a rich face moisturiser, makes this a massive No No for my oily problem skin. It does seem like a lovely little product though, but just not one that I will be trying or keeping.

Lancome- Teint Miracle Foundation. Natural light creator. Bare skin perfection. Light is not only reflected on the surface: it is also re-emitted from within the skin.
I am a fan of Lancome, and was quite excited when I see I had received a product of theirs. However much I like this product, I won't be using it as it's not me at all. It is a light coverage foundation, where as I tend to go for a slightly more heavy coverage. Also, it is light reflecting, which isn't good for me either as my skin gets so oily throughout the day, this foundation would turn me into a walking grease ball! It is a lovely sample though and comes in 5ml glass bottle.

Clarins- Extra firming body cream (30ml), A formula rich in regenerating and firming plant extracts which restore the skins youthful density and elasticity.
Great, yet another body moisturiser. 2 in the same box is a bit much, but as It's Clarins and it's extra firming, I guess I will let them off!! This claims to lift, tone and comfort, which sounds like just the product I need in my life right now.

2nd Box:

Narciso Rodriguez- For Her Perfume. For her is Nasrciso's first fragrance. A tribute to womens grace and power of inspiration.
I love this sweet scent, but at 1ml, it's not going to last very long. It does come in a spray bottle though which is always a win with me. It just makes it so much easier to use.

Molton Brown- Heavenly ginger Lily moisture bath & shower. Vitamin- rich fruit extracts boost the skin and invigorate the senses.
Shower products are not something I normally splash out on, I usually just get a gel from the 99p shop and think no more of it. But, since subscribing to these boxes and receiving the occasional shower gel, you can notice the difference between the quality. It's a nice treat using a luxurious body wash, and this one smells lovely. It's not a bad size either, at 50ml.

 Ysl- Forever Youth Liberator Serum. A powerful serum enriched with 3 glycans to help increase youthful activity in skin cells.
Ysl is one of my favourite brands, so I was very happy for them to pop up in my box. I tested a small amount of this on the back of my hand, and it feels very smooth and non greasy. I won't be able to get away with using this on my face, however. This comes in a cute 5ml glass bottle, a small amount of this goes a long way, so this sized bottle should last a while.

Burberry Beauty- Mini Lip cover Rosewood No4 (0.8g). This soft satin lipstick offers intense moisture and luminous long lasting colour for fuller lips.
I was so excited when I realised I had received a Burberry lippy. Not a huge fan of Burberry, but I am a huge fan of lippy!! ...and then I see the colour. It's a browny colour, which is the main colour I stay well away from. I find browns quite ageing on me, and they tend to make me appear a bit washed out. The packaging is lovely though.

Clarins- Extra Firming body cream. This item I received in both boxes (see above for review).

Overall I'm quite happy with my Harrods Glossy Boxes. I was very relieved that I had received 2 different ones, as I thought It would be just my luck that I received 2 identical boxes. The sample sizes are relatively generous, but although Glossy Box don't promise a full size item, it is nice to receive one each month. Which is what this month lacked. I loved that they used brands that we all know and love, although I feel they could have used a bit more variety in some boxes ( I mean to body creams in one box, come on!!). But yeah,. overall I'm happy with my boxes, Box number 2 is definitely my fave though!

What did you guys get?


  1. I had everything you had in box 1 except for the Lancome foundation,I had a small Leighton Denny nail polish in clay.This was my first box ever and quite pleased but I preffered my Carmine box that I had earlier in the month :)

  2. I received a completely different box! check out my review:

    I felt the boxes in general lacked the 'wow factor' which I expected!

  3. I really like my box. I got a completely different one from you though, bar the Clarins body cream, which i've yet to use. I would never of thought to get TWO boxes... clever!