Monday, 12 March 2012

Glossybox - Harrods Edition March 2012


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!

Stace xx

24 comments:

  1. I got the Burberry Lipstick but other than that and a perfume sample, I really wasn't that impressed. Thought this was going to be like THE box but it was nothing special. Definitely considering unsubscribing.

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    1. Yeah, it wasn't 'exclusive' enough xx

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  2. Oh noooooo sorry to hear that! I thought everyone got the lipstick.... I've just resub to glossybox because I heard about the harrods box. Waiting for my box to arrive! If its the same as yours I may need to reconsider my subscription xX

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    1. Let me know what you end up getting!xx

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  3. I thought they would give every one the Burberry lipstick, I have seen loads of people tweeting that its so unfair how boxes vary from each other. The boxes shoul all be of the same value.

    I am defo getting bored of shower gels to. I would much prefect more make up products and the odd shower gel.

    I'm waiting for the post man now, I got a feeling my box will be like yours and I wont be pleased either

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  5. I got the burberry lipstick , whilst i am not unhappy with the items, i would use them I feel that this has nothing to do with harrods, i could buy these at boots

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    1. Yeah, it was a decent box, I guess but I think it was way overhyped and I don't like the unfairness between the boxes.xx

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  6. waste of money just unsubscribed lol xx

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  7. Oh hell Stace, I thought we were all getting the lipstick too? Major disappointment.

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    1. Let me know what you end up getting!xx

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    2. I got the lipstick in the rose shade (nice but not amazing), YSL which i'll try when i finish my Lush Full of Grace serum, Clarins body lotion (yawn!), Molton Brown Gingerlily showergel (meh, ok but i'm not a MB fan) and Narcisco Rodriguez perfume sample. Why do they send us these tiny perfumes? Gah.
      xxx

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  8. I got slightly different things in my box. I got the lipstick - Ireviewed the YSL Youth Liberator Serum, http://skepticalbeauty.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/glossybox-harrods-edition-and-ysl-forever-youth-liberator-serum/

    It was my first box I liked what I got.

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    1. I'm glad you're pleased :) I'm not totally dissatisfied or anything, I'm just disappointed, you know?xx

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  9. I got a rubbish box too :/ Really wanted the lipstick, trying to trade some of the crap I got;
    http://eightforawish.com/2012/03/12/the-harrods-edition-glossybox/

    Such a shame. Will give Glossybox ONE more chance, if they mess up April they're losing my custom.

    Devon xx
    www.eightforawish.com

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    1. I'm not as kind hearted as you! I've given up on beauty boxes in general xx

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  10. i think it would be so much better if every1 got the same box. their ans is that they look at the profile and customise the box for each of us, but the problem is that the dont! it wasnt a bad box but im unsubscribing since the next one will be c****y i think. Usually one is ok the next one not so much... will c if i like it when other people get it, maybe there ll be code as well..

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    1. Yeah, I agree. I don't think people would complain so much if they got products which were relevant to them. I'd imagine a majority of their subscribers are around my age and whilst I can tolerate the occasional anti-aging product, I'm not interested in having one in every box.xx

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  11. I got the exact same box as you. It was my first ever glossy box and I don't think I'll be getting another. The molten brown stuff is exactly the same as Bayliss & Harding with different branding. Not impressed at all.

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    1. Is it really? I thought the Bayliss & Harding was just a rip off of the designs?xx

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  12. I got the exact same box as you. It was my first ever glossy box and I don't think I'll be getting another. The molten brown stuff is exactly the same as Bayliss & Harding with different branding. Not impressed at all.

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  13. Yep, I unsubbed a while back. Was tempted to get this one but decided against it! xxx

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  14. I feel like I was really lucky with mine, as I've only seen one other person receive the box I did, and the others the one you got. I think for the special edition Harrods box, the cardboard samples as I call them (which you could ask for free from any counter) are such a let down.

    I did receive the Burberry lipstick, but even then it still felt a bit tiny even for a sample.

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