Wednesday 8 August 2012

The Most Wanted Glossy Boxes - UK Edition : Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Happy Wednesday to you all , I really hope you are all enjoying your week thus far, this week feels like it has flown by, as Monday was a holiday here in Canada.
That being said, I really wanted to share this post with you all. Back in July I was reading post's on Be a Beauty Correspondents Facebook wall ( click here if you would like to check out bbc's Facebook page) basically, the United Kingdom was offering a buy one get one free glossy box promotion. 

Now as you can see from the above picture it was a July 2012 box + either a Natural box or a Harrods box! (well supplies last) When I saw it posted I jumped on it! I had a BC in the UK so I sent her a message in hopes that I could pay and have it shipped to her address! She agreed, so I ordered and within 3 days both boxes were at her door. I was hoping for the Harrods box but unfortunately by the time I got an answer they had sold out so I got the natural box instead. Because I was doing a swap with my BC at this time I waited about 2 weeks to receive the boxes. I got them today and my impressions were not great for the July box at all! The contents were not something I could benefit from and If I'm not mistaken I believe I really only felt like I could get use of 2 of the items. Now the natural box on the other hand I liked, but what puzzled me is the card said April addition, so were these old boxes they were trying to get rid of? (not that it made any difference as it was free) Below is an image I took of each box.
July Glossy Box Contents: 
Collin Resultime - Regenerating Collagen Gel : Sample 15ml 
Awapuhi Wild Ginger - Texturizing Sea Spray : *Like Product* Sample 25ml
Monu- Extra Rich Night Cream : Sample 20ml
Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics - Lip Frosting : *Like Product* Full Size 15ml (Retails for $15.62 CAD)
Kryolan - Satin Powder : Full Size 3g (Retails for $7.42 CAD)
Bonus --> 3 samples 2ml each
 of Elizabeth Arden Skin Balancing Skin Care : Exfoliant, Serum and Lotion
* All together for just the 2 items that were full sized paid for both boxes*
Free Natural Box Contents:
Caudalie- Vinosource SOS Thirst-Quenching Serum : Sample 10ml
Inika Cosmetics - Certified Organic Eye-liner (Coco) : Full Size Liner (Retails for $18.36 CAD) *Like Product*
Ayuuri - Natural Body Wash : Full Size 200ml (Retails for $7.73 CAD) *Like Product*
Figs & Rouge - Lip Balm : Full Size 8ml (Retails for $5.14 CAD) *Like Product*
KAI - Perfume Oil : Sample --does not indicate *Like Product*
Overall I am satisfied with the contents of the Glossy's combined however I would have loved to see some more Cosmetic products in the July box rather then skin care but it's a risk us Beauty Box lover's take when we get boxes like these.
I have got to experience many beauty box's from different countries and I am loving it! Next I get to try Bella Box from Australia and Luxe Box from the UK :) 
What did you think about these boxes? Did anything catch your eye? Would you do something like this or if you have did you enjoy the experience?
A big thank you to my UK BC who did this for me, much appreciated