Monday, 30 April 2012

Glossybox Australia April 2012

I picked this bad boy up from the post office this afternoon and couldn't wait to share! This Glossybox will be the last one here in Australia, as Lust Have It have acquired them, or have "joined forces" with them. As of next month, all Glossybox members will be receiving Lust Have It! boxes. To be completely honest, I can't say that I am not excited by the change. This is only my second month with Glossybox, and I found the first one a bit underwhelming. A theme which seems to have resonated with others receiving the Australian version of Glossybox. On the other hand, Lust Have It seems to be receiving a more favourable reception, and at least seems to include some makeup products, rather than just skincare. I do believe Lust Have It will be maintaining Glossybox's brand affiliations, as well as their own.

Because this is the last one, and has been no doubt been impacted by the changeover, I will let slide how late in the month it was sent and that even though this was waiting at the post office for me on Friday, I only yesterday received an email advising me that is was on its merry way.

This months theme was inspired by Earth Hour, and included products "that celebrate the beauty of nature". Despite my feeling of being a little underwhelmed last month, I'm actually pretty happy with what I received this time around. From the list of possible products you could have received, it also looked like there were even quite a few great higher end products available (I will list them in full below, if you are interested).



 
Unlike the UK April Glossyboxes, which had the themed recyclable packaging, the Australian one just had the regular box and materials. I can't really complain, because one of the things that Glossybox really does right is their packaging. It is always presented really well, and appears to be of great quality.





Inside was their usual monthly card, with the list of all products members could possibly receive this month on the flip side. As soon as I opened the box I noticed a really nice herby/earthy smell, which I really liked.



And here is what I got! Everything looks like fairly decent sizing compared to what I received last month, especially when you consider pricing. From left to right:

  • Nivea Express Hydration Body Lotion -  The ultra light formula with Sea Minerals of the NIVEA Express Hydration Body Lotion leaves the skin immediately soft and supple and delicately enwrapped in a blue lotus scent. NIVEA's unique formula naturally promotes a continuous moisture supply from within for long-lasting soft skin.
  • Dr Bronner's All-One Hemp Rose Pure-Castille Soap -  Dr. Bronner’s Organic Bar Soaps are completely biodegradable and vegetable-based. They are made with certified fair trade and organic oils. Simple, ecological formulations based on old-world quality and expertise.
  • Uandi Facial Moisturiser SPF15 -  Rich in nurturing ingredients to help relax the signs of ageing, this SPF 15 moisturising cream contains wheat protein and vitamin E to energise and hydrate your skin, whilst providing daily sun protection from damaging UV rays and maintaining healthy skin. The blend of ylang ylang oil with lemon myrtle and patchouli oils provide a fragrance that has slightly floral notes.
  • Davroe Thermaprotect Protection Spray -  Formulated to provide direct heat protection when using heat styling tools. With pure botanical extracts including Gingko Biloba and chamomile to deliver a fantastic long lasting hold. Helps eliminate static, prevents dehydration and damaged hair.
  • The Aromatherapy Co. Sleep Pulse Point -  Their philosophy is clear – Aromatherapy products made in New Zealand using 100% natural essential oils. No sodium laurel sulphates, no artificial fragrance, dyes, parabens or mineral oils. All product contain some botanical and natural extracts, they are not tested on animals and all packaging is 85% recyclable. The brand is constantly evolving and improving the range whenever and wherever possible. Apply oils to your pulse points at wrists, behind ears or in elbows.

All of the descriptions above, except for the Nivea one, was taken from Glossybox page of the Lust Have It site here. The one for the Nivea body lotion was no where on the Lust Have It site, so I got it from the Nivea site here.




As well as the beauty product, Glossybox also included a $25 gift care for The Iconic, as well as a special on a Five Star Facial at Facial Attraction in Sydney for $95. I doubt I will end up using either, to be honest.

For those interested, here is the complete list of all products members could have received this month:

  • Apivita Express Beauty Mask - $7.90/ 2x 8ml
  • Blush Amour - Nail Polish, Eyeliner or Hand Cream - $4.95/ unit
  • Davroe Thermaprotect Protection Spray - $22.50/ 200ml
  • Dr Bronner Organic Bar Soap - up to $6.95/ 140g
  • Dr Hauschka - Facial Toner or Cleansing Milk - up to $58/ 145ml
  • Everscence Organic Hair Care Moroccan Argan Oil - $39.90/ 100 ml
  • Nivea Express Hydration Body Lotion - up to $7.99/ 400ml
  • Indola Innova Repair Capsules - up to $17.95/ 15x 1ml
  • Integrity Cosmetics - Purifying Cleanser, Protecting Moisturiser or Rejuvinating Serum - up to $57/ 30ml
  • Jurilique Intense Recovery Mask - up to $95/ 125ml
  • Lapurete Protective Day Cream - $59.95/ 30ml
  • Mirenesse Tight Liner Hydra Gel Eye Liner - $29.95/ 2g
  • Redwin Organics Organic Moisturiser - up to $4.95/ 500ml
  • Rosehip Skin Care - up to $60.50/ 60ml
  • The Aromatherapy Co. Pulse Point - Stress, Sleep, Jet Lag or Energy - $14.95/ 12ml
  • Uandi Natural - Age-Reversal Cream or Facial Moisturiser SPF15 -  up to $60/ 30ml
  • YSL Forever Youth Liberator Deluxe Serum - $120/ 30ml
  • Zuii Organics Certified Organic Flora Lip Tint - $24.95/ unit
Comment and let me know if you got this months Glossybox and what you thought, and how you feel about it changing hands.

9 comments:

  1. looks pretty good love to hear how you go with these products over time :)
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

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  2. I hope I don't end up getting the heat protectant. I got the KMS California Heat Protectant last Glossybox!

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  3. My products were completely different haha! But I loved them! :)

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  4. Found your blog through the Blog Hop! :) Love it! I just signed up for Glossybox too- can't wait for my first one to arrive! Follow for a follow?

    Taylor

    http://beautay.blogspot.ca/

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  5. Ours here in the UK were a couple of weeks later than they are usually sent out, due to Easter! Seems like you got some great products this month! Hopefully with Lust Have It taking over you will continue to receive products you are happy with! xo

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  6. Looks like you got some good products this month. Looking forward to your reviews!

    Found your blog through Blog-Hop, following you now. Drop by my blog if you'd like too:

    http://mui28.blogspot.com

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  7. I get the Canadian version and they have been pretty good so far! this box doesn't look too bad to me :) as another commenter above said, hopefully the take over will be a good thing!

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  8. the products look interesting!

    would be great to see some reviews about the products!

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  9. Wow, it looks like a great box! I'm subscribed to the Canadian one and I hope that eventually, it'll get as good as the ones in the UK and Australia!

    Just bloghopping by and following your blog! Feel free to drop by mine!

    http://diaryofaclosetgamer.blogspot.ca/ (beautyandthegamer)

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