Glossybox September: A Review.

This month, I (and I believe a few others!) was sent the September box slightly earlier than usual to allow time for me to review the products before I posted. This is such a great idea, as there tends to be a bit of a competitive rush to see who can post about the latest Glossybox first, rather than actually reviewing the products.
I personally subscribe to the box so I can try products before I go ahead and either buy the full size or purchase other items from the brand, which also means I like to give my thoughts on the products to my readers as this is a beauty blog after all!

This box is actually one of my favourites, and I’ve been a subscriber from the beginning (which means I got the box with contained the NARS Orgasm illuminator).
As soon as I saw the HD Brows, I know it was a good ‘un, however my favourite product actually turned out to be the L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil.
I’ve actually been using the Alterna Caviar Hair Rapid Repair Spray (review here) from the first Glossybox on my hair, I had no plans to change this as I truly love this product, but I now love rotating the Caviar spray with the Mythic Oil. 
The Mythic Oil is to be applied to damp/towel dried hair, I usually only apply it to the mids and ends of my hair before blow drying. I don’t tend to get split ends, but I’ve seen such an improvement after using this treatment.
My hair feels so much softer, I often feel the ends of my hair and it doesn’t feel or look dry at all, and overall looks so healthy. 

The StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate is a 2week supply which helps to deal with fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. I’m 20 years old, so I don’t really have a massive issue with fine lines at the moment, but dark circles are a killer and I’m prone to the odd bout of puffiness from time to time.
The skin around my eyes is rather sensitive, so I’m generally quite wary of what I put around this area. Admittedly, this cream did prickle a tiny amount when I put it on, but I wasn’t concerned and after a few days it seemed worth it as my eyes felt so much softer and did look brighter. Obviously, I’d need to keep this up for the two weeks to see more results but I’m not great at sticking to a routine and I rarely use eye cream. 

The HD Brows kit came in all the boxes, and I know a lot of people were excited about this. I fill my eyebrows in every day, so I was quite pleased about this. I got the “Vamp” kit, which is slightly too dark for me which I’m gutted about, but luckily it also doubles up as an eyeshadow palette! As an eyeshadow palette I think it’s brilliant, it’s quite hard to come across matte colours and I own very few. Sometimes for day wear I prefer using matte eye shadows, especially as you don’t get glitter fall out. 

The Plum fragrance by Mary Greenwell isn’t one I’ve heard of before, but this is usually what attracts me to fragrances as I’m very rarely a fan of the fragrances you find in Boots (Diesel, Prada, Gucci etc. really don’t appeal to me for some reason). I gave this a go and I was surprised when I actually enjoyed it. It’s quite a light, floral scent which is usually what I go for. Perfume smells different on everyone though, so although I like it on myself, it might not suit other people. 

Finally, the little bottle of Nuxe Multi Use Dry Oil is such a lovely size. I don’t like putting oil on my face, but I have been using this on my cuticles. I find it absorbs in really well, a lot easier than some of the other oils I’ve tried. The small size means its great for travelling, or keeping in your bag. 

Overall, I’m really impressed with this months box. The Mythic Oil is definitely my favourite, but I’ve never really tried any of these brands before yet I’ve loved them all! 
What was your favourite product from the Glossybox?

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  • I got exactly the same as you and I was really pleased with it – especially the hair oil and the HD brows stuff as I’ve not filled my brows in before but wanted to start. I gave the Nuxe stuff to my mam because she likes Nuxe anyway. I also turned 25 recently so it’s probably time for me to get into using eye cream! 🙂

  • I’ve been thinking about trying this out for ages but still haven’t done it yet!

  • This box looks amazing! I hope they’ll start shipping to other countries too. 🙂

  • There are lots of people wanting to swap for a Vamp palette, either on the Glossybox FB page or a group called Beauty Box Swaps on FB. You’d probably do well with Foxy even though it’s for Brunettes, it has a mid brown with quite a reddish tone. (I have Foxy). You were lucky with your box. I would’ve loved the Mythic oil. Hopefully I’ll be luckier next month! I really enjoy your blog but I don’t normally comment – I just wanted you to know that you might be able to swap your HD Brow kit 🙂

  • I’d love to try out the HD brows! I’m obsessed with trying to make my eyebrows look perfect haha 🙂 x

  • I totally agree with you about the mad rush for people to post about glossybox, as a blogger and blog reader its of no use to me to basically have someone type up what the products claims are.. i want to know if they work!! lol

    Im loving the plum perfume, i think its a perfect day or night scent, although from what ive read alot of people disagree!! lol

    glad to see a genuine glossybox post and not a ‘ive jumped on the bandwagon’ one! lol

  • I don’t subscribe to Glossybox because I thought it could be a bit hit and miss, but this month’s looks really good. I really like the look of Mythic Oil and HD Brows.

  • How amazing is the mythic oil?! I thought it’d make my hair dead greasy when I used it, but it actuall made my hair feel and look so nice!

  • You got a really good box, still dubious about investing into it though! Really wished I’d signed up for this months, it looks really deluxe and nice!

  • Great post! I loved mine this month – it was my first month too, but my HD brows palette was in bombshell which was too light for me. We can swap if you want? xo

  • I got the same selection – it’s a really good box!! 🙂