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Glossybox 2nd Anniversary May Box *Spoiler Alert*

*Subscribers will receive their boxes from 10th May onwards so if you don't want to know what's going to be in your box (not that they are all similar) you might want to skip this post*

Glossybox turns two this May! Can you believe it? I of all people had no idea beauty boxes existed on this planet until Glossybox made it a household name with their arrival to the UK. I don't rave about it enough I feel but I have been introduced to a tonne of new brands in these past few months with Glossybox and have went ahead to make full sized purchases after sampling products in these monthly boxes.

Apparently it's quite common in the US to ask for beauty samples at luxury counters in departmental stores and just as normal for the Sales Assistant to provide you with a few. I personally have found it a mission in the UK, especially at Selfridges, London to get my hand on samples before making a full fledged purchase. I believe it's not a very common practise in the UK, even after you have made a purchase from the counter! (tut tut Chanel & Lancome). 

All in all, beauty boxes are godsend and I hope Glossybox continues to include more high end brands and go easy on including high-street finds as we can easily purchase them without a thought. 

I am extremely happy with their 2nd Anniversary box. They couldn't have done a better job with it really. L'occitane, Caudalie and Jelly Pong Pong  are my favourite niche brands and the product sizes are quite generous as well. I cannot wait to review the Fairy Lashes Mascara separately! Oh and I did slather a lot of the Caudalie Divine Oil before bed time yesterday to get rid of the flaky skin I've been having recently and it's gorgeous. Calls for a separate feature too.

Headline Colours is a new brand to me but I do like the coral red shade that came in my box. I usually don't opt for such shades myself so it was a nice inclusion.

Happy Birthday Glossybox and may you have many more!

Halima - Fashionicide said...

Can't get over the Caudalie! They're being gen this month! Can see why it's their birthday.

And I totes hear you on the samples front, why is it so much more difficult in the UK? Ahhh, at least we get the best magazine freebies, in yo' face USA! :b






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