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February 16, 2012

Glossy Box February, 2012

My third Glossy Box arrived on Valentine's Day. GlossyBox has had issues with extended delays for boxes being sent to Western Australia so they shipped this box Express Post which is pretty awesome. The Valentine's Day box didn't actually arrive until Valentine's Day but at least it didn't arrive after the fact. 
GlossyBox's Valentine's Day packaging 
I absolutely love the hot pink packaging. Pink, especially hot pink, is one of my favourite colours so I was pretty exciting about that. The box contains a card that details the products included (including an overview and the recommended retail price), as well as an introduction to the box and Glossy Box updates.

I only received this box a couple of days ago so I'm unable to review the products. Instead, I'll type out the information provided to me so you're able to get some insight into the items. If possible, I'll also include my initial thoughts.
Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash - RRP $39.95 for 475mL
This box contained a 60mL sample bottle of this product
"Use this product to clear up skin when it's acting up or for a deep cleanse. Works great to penetrate pores and get rid of breakouts."
This product seems like a pretty good mild exfoliant. I used it Tuesday night and it gave me face a fairly good cleanse. I will probably use this product every couple of days as I fear it may be too harsh for everyday.

Lethal Lips Lip Tattoos - RRP $14.50 for pack of three
This box contained a full sized packet (there is three in a pack) of pink lip tattoos with 'Kiss' written on them
"Make a statement with one of these temporary lip pattern tattoos. They add fun to your look for up to eight hours. "
Wow. These are fairly interesting. I'm not too sure when lip tattoos will come in handy (especially ones that say 'Kiss' on them) but I guess I always have the option now. Right?
e.l.f Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Value of up to $8.95
This box contained a full sized eyeshadow duo in blue & black 
"Enhance your eyes with the loose powder mineral eye shadow from E.L.F."
These colours are quite pigmented. The blue is a vibrant blue with a blue shimmer to it. The black is a dark black shadow with blue glitter, as you may see from the photo. The glitter doesn't appear in swatches though, which is nice. Both colours are very pigmented.
Star and Rose  Floral Wonderland Emergency Nail Files - There is no retail price 
This box contained a pack of 12 nail files
"Pocket this cushioned nail file for all of those emergencies and on-the-go fix ups."
Although I rarely file my nails (bad, I know), I like the concept of pocket nail files. The design of the files is absolutely awesome too. 
Adorn Mineral Cosmetics Barely Blushing Loose Blush - RRP $45.00 for 7g
The box contained a small container (there is no measurement) of blush in what I'm assuming is 'Barely Blushing'
"This toxic free blush adds a pink hue to cheeks and can also be used as eye shadow or lip tint."
I'm always a bit 'iffy' when it comes to loose pigments. I make a massive mess with them, no matter how careful I am. I also find that when the container's smaller I make more mess. I'm not too sure about this blush but I'll try it out. 
This month's GlossyBox was filled with white and baby pink shredded paper, as opposed to black, which added a nice Valentine's Day touch. The box also contained a packet of 'Love Heart' lollies which are pretty cool. I love lollies with cute messages on them. There was also a $15 off voucher for ActiveSkin, an Adorn Mineral Cosmetics information leaflet and Proactiv information sheet and $20 discount.

So ladies, that's what was in my Glossy Box this February and, to be honest, I'm a little confused. As far as I was aware, this month's Glossy Box was meant to be a Valentine's Day box. As much as I like all the products in this box, I don't necessarily think they were all very Valentine's Day specific.

I plan on reviewing both boxes, Glossy Box and Lust Have It!, this weekend and deciding which I prefer. I'm still working out the best way to compare/contrast the boxes though, so if you have any ideas I'd love it if you shared them. It will be quite a longggggg post though, so be prepared! I'm still 

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  1. I got my first glossybox on valentine's day too but mine was quite a bit different to yours. It had the pro-active skin wash and cute little nail files. I had a moisturising lip balm, a mineral lipstick (which was basically clear)and something else that I can't think off the top of my head so doesn't enter my radar. I'm surprised it's so different.

    1. Hi, Wendy. I've just uploaded my beauty box comparison (click here to see it) but yes, the variation of products surprises, and occasionally disappoints, me every month!

  2. I remembered that the fifth thing was a palmers cocoa butter skin oil. Not exciting :(

  3. I still haven't received mine, which is disappointing. There's nothing there that interests me to be honest, so I'll wait and see what I get :)

    1. You still haven't received it? Far out. Have you tried contacting Glossy Box? I've found their customer service to be great.
      For a full beauty box comparison, click here


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