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.
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!
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