Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Rose Gold Edit: Glossybox December 2015



I debated and debated whether this was a post that was going to make its way to the blog. Why you ask, well the Glossybox this month wasn't a great one. But beauty blogging isn't all about showing what is glamorous and great now is it. Truths and opinions are there to be shared and despite reading around that some actually really loved this box, I just don't see it. 

Featuring 6 items, this box aims to get us ready for the end of year party season and was done in collab with beauty blogger Really Ree. And despite coming in a gorgeous rose gold box which I will be keeping for sure to store bits and bobs, I've got one question for Ree, really?


Etre Belle Golden Skin Caviar Eye Roll On | £30.66
I'm forever tired and sleepy thus my eyes are in desperate need of radiance. I've tried my fair share of eye roll-ons with all of them promising to soothe and hydrate delicate skin, and whilst some work and some really don't, I have yet to try this one to see if it lives up to its hefty price tag. 


Cheeky Chat Me Up Nail Paint | £7
Meet the pretty but very watery nail polish from Cheeky, a brand I had never heard of before forgive me. "Long-lasting, quick-drying and with a super glossy finish" are all adjectives chosen to describe this but say what?! Two coats barely gave enough coverage and I honestly do not see what is so festive about this shade. Pass.


Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser | £18
Despite being a skincare product (which we seem to get one of every month), this is one I can actually get on board with. I'm all up for something that removes make-up, dirt and oil as well as tones and hydrates the skin. It is apparently award-winning and my skin more than deserves it at the moment. Favourite goodie in the box by a mile!


So Susan Statement Skin Highlighter Pencil | £15
2 or 3 months back we had another So Susan highlighting pencil so not sure this was an ideal thing to add to this month's box because I've hardly touched it. But being a crazy highlighting addict, this is very pretty and will make strobing easier so I guess still worth having in my stash. 
 

Essence Liquid Lipstick in Show Off | £2.50
Essence is a brand I want to try more of next year but this is one product I will steer clear of. Claiming to give the coverage of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss, I find this sticky and sheer. We want something long lasting and comfortable for Christmas, and this is not at all what I had in mind.


Starskin Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Mask | £8.50
This is an extra product in the box so I can't really complain much but £8 for a face mask is a bit much, no? Might come in handy after New Year's Eve festivities as it aims to pep up the skin and revive tired complexions, and I will take all the help I can get. Go hard or go home, am I right?!



What do you think of this box? Anything that catches your eye?
As I said before, my favourite is the cleanser and the mask isn't so bad either, oh and the actual cardboard box is gorgeous too. But overall, quite a disappointing box that will hardly get me in the party mode with thin nail polish and sticky lipgloss...*sigh*

Let me know what you think below beauties!
Thanks for reading as always and speak to you soon.

xoxo

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60 comments

  1. Love your sincerity in this post hun. You should put when things aren't good so that others can steer clear. As for me, I am all for the cleanser.

    Mich | howshe-seesit.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. What a shame it wasn't so good! I wouldn't put those shades down to being for this season, more summer! At least you got a pretty box eh!
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  3. I feel like these boxes put different price tags, just so that it would seem more luxurious... And more worth your money.. not sure.. At first when I saw this cover photo, I thought wow, this is cool! But as I continued reading, I'd actually pass on most of it, except maybe the skincare item.. But great post, as always ;) xx

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  4. Hello from Spain: great glossybox. keep in touch

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  5. Lovely beautybox, I will want to have one every month. Thank you for sharing with us about the products (: x

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  6. Good to see an honest review! Shame that this box didn't live up to your expectations :(

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  7. I've seen a couple of posts on this and I'm glad how honest yours is! It really looked a bit pants and I hate when boxes repeat products that they've previously used.
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    Pretty Mad Things .. xo

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  8. What a great box full of lovely stuff.
    That nail polish looks nice.

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  9. Eh, nothing looks too impressive really... I would've expected at least some of the products to actually conform to the 'rose gold' theme, not just the box!
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  10. Thank you for sharing an honest review! Followed your blog, hope you don't mind following back. :*

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  11. I'm with you on this one. I don't think we're only supposed to talk about the glamorous part of Beauty and it's refreshing to see someone who gives their real opinion on everything.

    I don't think I would actually buy anything on that box, and it sorta makes me not want to subscribe to it. I'm not subscribed to many because like you, the last time I was, I was really disappointed and just thought it wasn't worth the money.

    I don't know if you are subscribed to many, but if you are, maybe do a post on your favourites. I love your opinion on things and would love to read on it and maybe get on board with some too!

    Ella Pinto xx

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  12. It's so great to read a real review of something. The highlighter looks beautiful too- silvery and wonderful.

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  13. I really liked this month's box! However I got different products to you! I've done a post on my box this month if you wanted to see which products I received. Such a shame you didn't enjoy this box!
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  14. I don't think it's all bad, but it's sad you didn't like it very much, hopefully you're next will be great.
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  15. Essa caixinha estar tudo de bom amei
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  16. This box is so cute with so many goodies.

    xo
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  17. Oh wow, I think I may have to pick up that highlighter pencil, it seems like a great product ♥

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  18. I like the look of the highlighter pencil. It's really gorgeous. Laura www.shehearts.net x

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  19. Your honesty is so refreshing. I keep seeing people saying it's an amazing box but I can't really see how, I only like the look of the cleanser like you!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  20. Great wow!
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  21. It's really cool that you are sincere in your reviews! Color of this liquid lipstick looks nice but it's a pity that it didn't meet your expectations.

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  22. Ooh you got different from me :) Very nice!

    Natalie Ann xo | Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  23. Hi darling, how are you today? I love this, another great post.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Check out my new post if you're interested:
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    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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  24. Love your honesty Pam! I don't subscribe to beauty boxes but I would have been disappointed with this one too!

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  25. very nice cosmetics :)
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  26. Thanks for this honest review, Pam. Maybe they should have stepped up their game knowing that this season we have special editions of many products and every brand is offering their best right this month. I hope next one is better! :)
    xx

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  27. I can understand you are not satisfied with the box, I trust your opinion. Nevertheless I would try out the facial mask and the liquid lipstick :)

    xoxo
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  28. I had a three month subscription to Glossybox and I was pretty much disappointed with every one. I agree this one doesn't look like the most exciting box. I like the colour of the nail polish but like you say it's not very festive and it's no good if it's a rubbish formula. At least you got one product you were happy with hey.

    Samio x
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  29. What a shame that it wasn't the best. I love how you are so honest, rather than always saying everything is great

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  30. I absolutely HATE getting So Susan products in my subscription boxes, I don't think their products are great quality and just overpriced too. I too have seen a few on this boxes but the products varies a little I think? Appreciate your honesty in this post, Pam!

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  31. I have never had this kind of boxes that you do not know what you are getting... I like the highlighter pencil from this one :)
    Have a lovely week! xxx
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  32. love that lip color! Hope you have a great wednesday! xo

    Love,
    Bri
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  33. The highlighter pencil looks like such a dreamy product!

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  34. Mmm yeah not the greatest box. Sucks about the nail polish and that essence lip thing :( The other items seem decent, but not exciting.

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  35. Wow! I love this box! Lipstick color looks gorgeous!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  36. oh wow, the highlighter and that eye roller look so fabulous *_*
    I want to try them out so badly :D Hope you have a lovely day dear pam <3
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  37. I'm sorry this box wasn't a great one. At least that Philosophy cleanser seems lovely :)

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  38. Adorei esse tom rosa.

    Isabel Sá
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  39. It is so great to read a genuine glossybox review. Nice to see a sincere review of the products. I do like the philosophy cleanser too! x
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  40. Ouch, sorry about the nail polish and lipstick! I really love Purity though - I've repurchased it twice already and I have a backup for when I run out.

    becky ♡ star violet

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  41. Oh gosh, you're right, that lipstick looks awful and the nail polish looks super watery. You can see just from how it is on the brush! Hope your next GlossyBox is better!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  42. Amazing box of treats. That highlighter looks great.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  43. Products seems ok, but I can understand that can be disappointing..

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  44. Pretty colors!
    Have a nice evening!
    Angela Donava
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  45. Too bad that this wasn't your favorite box. I like the look of the Purity product and that skin mask, but I'm not a huge fan of that pink polish. Thanks for the great review though!
    xo Kiki
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  46. I have to say that I am not usually impressed with beauty boxes. It is good though to share your opinion and you did a very thorough review which justifies why this doesn't impress you. Xx


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  47. Sorry to read that the box wasn't your favorite box, tho. Maybe that's why I never subscribed to any of thse. Happy Holidays, girl.
    xox
    Lenya
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  48. Such a shame! The nail polish sounds like such a let down. I'd love to see how you got on with the roll on eye gel. Also how pigmented is that highlighter?! I may need to check it out!

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  49. Nice post and products!!

    Thanks for stopping on my blog, I follow you now =)

    xx L.

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  50. Awh it's too bad it didn't work out for you! I've felt like that with my last few Ipsy bags, but I'm still subscribed - maybe it'll get better soon!

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  51. Hi, great blog I love it :)
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  52. That highlighter looks like a dream. I'm a heart-eyed emoji right now -Maireem

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  53. This glossybox looks amazing, and rose gold is the best! xx, adaatude.com

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