Another beauty box in Spain – Going Chic!

Yesterday I discovered a brand new beauty box. Unfortunately I discovered it a little too late to get the first edition which looked fab, with samples from Shisheido and Clarins amongst others. Instead of sending boxes at the end of the month, Going Chic send theirs out at the beginning. Of course I have signed up and will let you know my thoughts as soon as it arrives in January 🙂

http://www.goingchic.com

Spanish Beauty Boxes October


If you’re as nosy as I am I’m sure you’ll be interested to know what this month’s Spanish beauty boxes had to offer. There are currently 2 beauty boxes in Spain, Glamourum and Glossybox. This month the first to arrive was the Glamourum box

Glamourum

Anne Moller Defense Building Fluid

CND nail varnish in Electric Orange

Comodynes face mask & Comodynes tanning wipe

Uniq One all in one hair treatment

Orofluido – Beauty Elixir for your hair

Lolita Lempicka – 2 perfume samples

A good selection of products from Glamourum this month although I wasn’t overly pleased about receiving Comodynes products again. There were also 2 hair products, I think they could have perhaps included one and then one a different month, although having tested them they are both good products so I’ll let that slide. There were 3 full size products and the others are good size samples. The Anne Moller cream is like a primer that preps the skin before applying makeup so I have been using it under my normal moisturiser, and I have no complaints so far. I love the colour of the nail varnish and it was a perfect Halloween colour but also great for summer. Big thumbs up for Glamourum this month.

Glossybox arrived towards the very end of the month. I wasn’t so enamoured by this month’s offerings

Estee Lauder Advanced night Repair Eye

Oriflame Tender Care Vanilla Protecting Balm

Weleda – Iris Hydrating Facial Lotion & One Step Cleanser and Toner

Kryolan High Gloss in Toffee

Yanbal Body Lotion

To be honest I don’t think any of these products, apart from the Estee Lauder eye cream qualify as high end samples. Two of the products I didn’t like at all, the gloss is very sticky and the colour is awful and makes me look like a corpse. The body lotion smells like something an old lady would wear, and it’s a really highly perfumed scent, just horrible. I like the Weleda stuff and although it’s nice to try it I wouldn’t clasify it a luxury brand. The Oriflame stuff is ok, basically a vanilla scented balm in a somewhat cheap looking packaging. No thumbs for Glossybox.

Glamourum 1 – 0 Glossybox

Beauty Boxes in Spain

With the launch of yet another new beauty box in the UK (jealous!) (it’s Carmine in case you were wondering) I thought I’d give you an insight into the two beauty boxes we currently have available to us here in Spain. I love seeing what’s in beauty boxes even though I can’t get them here!

September brought the launch of Glossybox.es, I missed out on the first boxes as they sold out within hours so I’m eagerly awaiting what the October box has to bring.

The other beauty box has been around since around June I think, and I signed up last month. The box is called Glamourum. The packaging itself is quite original in the fact that the outside is made of wood and the cardboard box inside pulls out like a draw so it’s great for reusability.

So what was inside? Well wrapped inside the beauty box standard black tissue paper there were 5 products and the standard card explaining them all

Firstly there were two products from Spanish brand Ainhoa, who until now have mostly only provided products for beauty salons.

Both products came in their own little boxes, one of which was in this cute little pillow box tied with a ribbon.

The pen like object is for expression lines, it has a velvety covered tip and you twist it until the desired amount of product comes out and then you paint it into your expression lines, this was a full size. The second product is a diamond powder and caviar concentrate serumy type liquid and I’ve been trying it out, and I have to say it is a-maz-ing!!! My skin has never, ever felt so smooth. I am amazed by this product but the price is also pretty amazing as that tiny little pot worked out at something like 16€

Next I got 5 little oil samples from Alqvimia, there were 3 for post had removal, one for the body and one for the bust. The samples are quite small but I guess oil spreads a long wayNext came a pack of make-up removal wipes from Comodynes, I’m not a big fan of wipes but they’re useful for weekends away or wiping the makeup off my hand! It’s also a full six pack.

The fourth product was a face-mask from Apivita, I haven’t had a chance to use this yet but I’ll try it soon and let you know what I thinkThe last thing was a perfume, from Playboy.. To be fair, it’s quite a good size at 30ml and if I liked the smell, despite the lid having bunny ears, I would probably use it but unfortunately the scent is far too strong for me, it’s a really sweet smell and I know there are lots of people who probably love it but I guess that’s the problem with perfumes.

Finally when I signed up I was sent a voucher for a mini facial in Korres to try some of their products. I also ended up buying a couple of bits – the PH neutral shampoo and the wild rose face mask. I also got a couple of samples