My Glossybox arrived about half an hour ago and I just wanted to get a quick first impressions post up. I'll say from the outset that I'm not particularly impressed.
This month's box is white rather than baby pink.
Inside the ribbon is what you'd expect from a Harrods box and the little sticker says 'Harrods' (it's a pain to take off though, hence the torn tissue paper!)
The black tissue paper and shredded paper is what's in every other box.
So, what was inside?
Valentino Valentina EDP 1.5ml
[Full size 50ml - £53, sample value - £1.59]
Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil 4ml
[Full size 150ml - £28, sample value - 75p]
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara in Excessive Black 2ml
[Full size 6.5ml - £21, sample value - £6.46]
Clarins Extra Firming Body Cream 30ml
(weirdly they don't sell Clarins on the Harrods website...)
[Full size 200ml - £39.50, sample value - £5.92]
Molton Brown Vitalising Bath & Shower 50ml
[Full size 300ml - £18, sample value - £3.00]
SKII Skin Signature 15ml
[Full size 80ml - £127(!), sample value - £23.81]
And what do I think?
I'm incredibly disappointed. I'd seen a preview of the box which included a mini Burberry lipstick that left me feeling beyond excited about this box. Unfortunately all I received was a selection of very small and not very exciting samples. The SKII cream is anti-aging which I've ranted about several times. The body cream and shower gel seem to be permanent features in beauty boxes now and whilst I will probably use them, I'm really bored of seeing these sorts of products over and over again. The perfume sample and cleansing oil sample are both teeny. I am interested in trying the cleansing oil but a bigger sample would have been nice. The only product in the box I am excited to try is the Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara. I had this applied by a Lancome assistant about a month ago and liked the effect so I'm pleased to have a sample to try.
So the Harrods Box gets a thumbs down from me. I was expecting something a bit more special from this box and once again Glossybox has failed to deliver. I'll be interested to see if anyone receives the Burberry lipstick but for now, I'm off to unsubscribe!