Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Glossybox for Net-a-Porter.com First Impressions

Glossybox have released a couple different 'one-off' boxes this year, but until now, none have really appealed to me. Glossy have teamed up with luxury brand specialists - Net-A-Porter.com to bring us a luxury brand box brimming with high-end goods. Unlike the usual element of surprise that comes with Glossybox, they released the contents of the box letting you know exactly what you were letting yourself in for when spending that extra £20.




First off, there is 6 samples in this box, instead of your usual 5, two of which are full size. Something that definitely caught my attention, when doing a bit of research into the products, the two full sized ones total a whopping £42 if purchased on Net-A-Porter, showing a seriously good saving if you were to invest in this box. Also, the products are a wide selection across the board of hair, beauty and body, which I do like. The only downside I've found with this box is that you're buying it through Net-A-Porter, not Glossybox, I had to sign up to another site (if you've already got an account with Net-A-Porter, this won't be an issue) and the postage was a hefty £5 in comparison to Glossy's £2.95, which was a bit of a nasty shock when I got to the checkout.

The Products:

Natura Bisse Diamond White SPF 50 PA+++ Oil Free  £75 for 30ml
It is no secret that when it is necessary, I love me some SPF! Not only do I like the look of my pale skin tone, but I think it is absolutely paramount to look after your skin in the sun. So, when the time is right I'll be very much looking forward to try this out.

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Ageing Daily Serum £160 for 50ml
At 20, anti-ageing products aren't at the top of my hitlist, but I will use this every now and again to prevent things such as crows feet and forehead wrinkles

Ellis Faas Mascara E401 - Black £20 for 8.2ml
One of the full size products included in this box, this is the one I was most eager to try. I've heard loads of things about the brand Ellis Faas recently, and I think a good old mascara is a nice way to introduce yourself to a brand.

Philip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist £22 for 150ml
The second full size product in the box, and another product I loved the sound of. No matter the time of year, I'm always up for beachy waves and rolled-out-of-bed look, so I certainly think I shall be putting this to good use!

Ila Bath Salts for Inner Peace £49 for 500g
I've never been one to have tried bath salts all that much, but as winter closes in, I'm sure I will be retreating to my bath indeed looking for inner peace, and these also smell amazing and are enriched with essential oils so you can't go wrong!

Joya Ames Soeurs Roll-On Parfum £20 for 10ml
A nice little clutch bag/jacket pocket sized perfume sample with a nice scent to boot! I'm also intrigued by the roll-on application!!

Overall, I'm happy with my box and am glad I forked out the £20 (/technically £25) for an extra box this month! I'm excited to see what Glossybox put in their own box this month and hope there is a nod to this box with good, luxury products included!

Have you bought this box?
A big fan of Glossy?

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