Lily Storm

A personal take on beauty, life and dreams.

November GlossyBox

Once again, I was impressed with the contents of this month’s GlossyBox.

However, I do have some thoughts on the sample concept. My opionion is that GlossyBox could either include one or two more ‘travel sized’ goodies (usually 30ml). Or alternately, negotiate with the big brands and have them provide the occasional full sized product. I can assure you that more people would subscribe if the element of surprise were greater. Imagine receiving a 50ml L’Occitane hand cream for example! The overseas boxes are amazing, and brimming with exciting stuff. Yes I realize that we have a smaller market in South Africa, but this should be no excuse for beauty houses not to come to the party and up their marketing game.

With that being said, I still enjoyed going through everything this month. The winner here has to be the Sans Soucis Cleansing Milk (30ml). Very gentle on the skin, and you can feel it working from the first application. I am a loyal Clarin’s follower, however this cleanser could possibly give them a run for their money.

Maria Garcia ‘Firming Up’ Gel: This is a pricey one - retailing at R650 for 50ml. My sample is 8ml, so not bad at all. Promises to plump up and energize the skin.

Schwarzkopf Gliss Marrakesh Oil & Coconut Shampoo (50ml): Gliss has never agreed with my tresses. Tried it though, because I liked the Marrakesh and coconut combination – but still not impressed.

6 various perfume samples including Carolina Herrera (still my favourite), Prada – Candy, Calvin Klein – Euphoria, and Chloe – Love.

And last but not least, a beautiful orange and brown indian bracelet set from 4Flavour.

I am excited for the December edition! Maybe Santa will surprise us with an extra special holiday item or two?? Watch this space.


  • City Girl Vibe

    Stunning review and love the contents! Its so sad to see Glssybox closing down

  • kashiefa

    Very sad indeed! I heard the news yesterday. They will be missed.