Glitterbox review and first impressions

Just recently a new beauty box subscription, Glitterbox, contacted me and asked me if I’d like to try one of their boxes complimentary. Of course, I said yes. I’d seen the July Glitterbox and thought that the products looked lovely, and I’m always interested to try and share beauty boxes being an avid makeup lover and makeup professional too.

What is Glitterbox?
Glitterbox is a very new subscription box with their August box being their second to date. Unlike the other beauty boxes that I subscribe to, Glitterbox aims to provide their subscribers with the products to carry out a new look each month: your typical box will include 4 – 6 full sized makeup products by known brands which will enable you to create a new makeup look according to the box theme. Glitterbox say that their emphasis is not on fancy packaging, but on sourcing quality makeup products that can all be used together to compliment each other and create a new makeup look.

Glitterbox review and first impressions | Rachael Divers

My first impression
Upon opening my package that contained my Glitterbox, I can’t pretend that I wasn’t a bit disappointed by the packaging, As a loyal fan of the Lookfantastic and Glossybox subscription boxes, I’m used to carefully designed packaging that reflects the boxes themes for the month. The Glitterbox was a white cardboard box with a Glitterbox sticker on the top which still looked fine, but is very ‘no frills’ and doesn’t really feel very special to me. I understand that Glitterbox want to put the emphasis on their makeup products rather than packaging, but if I’m paying almost £20 a month (£15.95 for the box, £3.95 postage) for a beauty box, I’d like the full works.

The theme of the box was all about Golden Goddess makeup for the summer, although a couple of the products seemed more like winter offerings. After a little research, the Essie nail polish was actually from the Essie Winter 2016 collection which explains why I felt it maybe seemed a little more Christmassy than summery. The rest of the products were all perfectly nice and useable, and you can always use the more wintery hues across the seasons so it’s not something that I see as an issue.

I filmed an unboxing and first impressions of the box below so that you can see the products in action and hear my opinion. Some of the products were really quite impressive to say the least!

I personally won’t be subscribing to the Glitterbox as I don’t feel as excited and inspired by it as I do with my current subscriptions. The overall value of the products in the box this month is around £53.44 which is great – it means that you’re saving around £34 than if you were to buy the products individually. I do love the concept, but I feel that my other beauty boxes feel more luxurious and have the same sort of product value along with the gorgeous packaging each month. It’s early days for Glitterbox right now, so who knows what they may come up with in the future.

If you’d like to try out Glitterbox for yourself and get 10% off your first box, you can use my discount code at the checkout which is Rachael10. 

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