Friday, 16 March 2012

March 2012 Harrods Edition GLOSSYBOX

This month GLOSSYBOX created the ultimate Special Edition Harrods Box! I think this is a brilliant idea to join forces with a department store to create a special box containing a handpicked selection of luxury samples from the world's sought after brands by Harrods beauty buyers. If you remember last month when I blogged about February Glossybox, I mentioned this month was going to be a 'mystery box' - GLOSSYBOX revealed a series of letters as a clue which spelt out KNIGHTSBRIDGE.  As usual there was a lot of hype surrounding the box with it being a Harrods special and seeing that some of the boxes contained mini Burberry Lipsticks got me very excited! The Harrods Edition box comes in a limited edition white and black box with black shredded tissue paper, Harrods ribbon and Harrods sticker. So onto what was in my box....   





Versace Vanitas Eau de Parfum (valued at £1.98)
I know the normal perfume sample vitals that have been found in beauty boxes before are a touchy subject as most people feel a bit ripped off when they receive them as you can pick them up for free normally in most department stores. However, this Versace 4.5ml mini bottle that came boxed is what I would consider a 'luxury sample' of perfume. It's a handy size for keeping in hand bags to touch up throughout the day. This scent is a bit too flowery for me, but my mum likes it so I shall pass it to her, in fact she had already claimed it before I had chance to open it! 

Bliss Blood Orange and White Pepper Body Butter (valued at £5)
I love this, in fact this has got to be my favourite item of the box believe it or not! I have tried Bliss body butters before in Lemon and Sage and they are gorgeous so refreshing and citrus scented. This scent is Blood Orange and White Pepper which is very unusual yet works I can't stop smelling it! The butter is paraben free and is great for mositurising as it leaves skin super smooth and hydrated. It says that it contains coconut oil and natural antioxidant rich ingredients that fight against free radical damage to leave skin smooth, soft & supple. I shall be slathering this on this weekend as I'm going to Leeds and heard it's going to be sunny, fingers crossed!

Revive Intensite Creme Lustre SPF30 (valued at £27.42)
This is an intensive, firming moisturiser that helps to reduce the appearance of sagging skin. I think this is more suitable for mature skin so this is another item I shall be passing onto my mum to try. I have tried some of the Revive range before and it was nice but I can't get over the price - £235 for a 60ml pot of this cream! 

Leighton Denny High Performance Nail Colour in Honey Trap (valued at £4.22)
I love this shade its a lovely light mink creamy nude colour that's described as 'warm clay'. It looks so chic and clean on the nails and the perfect alternative to the classic French Manicure. I enjoy using Leighton Denny nail products as they are great quality and long lasting. This is a perfect size nail polish to take on holiday with me and I can't wait to wear this this evening but I'm actually having a Gel Manicure done tomorrow morning! 

Clairns Extra Firming Body Cream (valued at £4.20)
I have not tried a firming body treatment cream before but I may try this tonight to try and firm up in time for holiday season. It says it's a formula rich in regenerating and firming plant extracts which restore the skin's youthful density and elasticity. I shall let you know how I get on, I may try a DIY Body wrap and apply this cream afterwards? 

Overall, I am pleased with this month's box content, although of course I would of loved to have tried a Burberry Lipstick! My favourite products have to be the Leighton Denny mini nail polish and the Bliss Body Body. I have roughly calculated that the products in the box are worth £42.82, so for £10 plus P&P it's very good value! You can order from the GLOSSYBOX site and there is no contract so you're free to cancel at any time, but you do save money if you sign up for a 6 month or 12 month subscription. Are you a Glossybox subscriber? 

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