GlossyBox March (Harrods Edition)

Harrods Edition GlossyBox

I have followed reviews on beauty boxes for quite some time now, and initially I thought it wasn't worth it. However, it has become clear to me that, despite being a little hit-and-miss, most of the time they have some amazing products. So I went ahead and subscribed to GlossyBox for £10 (+£2.95 p+p) per month, and was lucky enough for my first one to be the Harrods Limited Edition box! So, on to the products...


Lancôme Juicy Tube in 93 Toffee R&B


Honestly, I've never really been a fan of Juicy Tubes. I don't like lipglosses in tubes, because I prefer to apply it with a wand, rather than squeezing it out and rubbing it on to my lips with the top of the tube. There are, however, some exceptions to this, so I could have got over it if it wasn't for the fact that this lipgloss is so sticky! It does not feel nice and smooth at all, which is something I cannot stand in any lip product. The colour, which is just a hint of gold/nude is okay, but it is a little too glittery for me. And the strong toffee smell is just overpowering. Overall, I am a little disappointed with receiving this in my GlossyBox, but I do appreciate that others will like it.

Full size: 30ml = £15.50
Sample size: 7ml = £3.75

Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream


Yay! After seeing the previews of the products, I really hoped I would get this in my box. I always love a Clarins product, and I think this is a really nice size. Funnily enough, they don't actually sell Clarins on the Harrods website, so it is a little unusual that they have included it in the box. That isn't much of a problem though, and I'm not going to complain about a Clarins sample. The cream is really thick and feels luxurious, and so far the results on my arms and legs are quite good.

Full size: 200ml = £39.50
Sample size: 30ml = £5.92

Versace Vanitas Eau de Parfum


I'm so happy I got this in my box, because it looked the nicest of them all, and the bottle is truly beautiful. I love that it is a miniature version of the full size bottles, and not just in a little spritz bottle. And even better, it is not a spray bottle, but one where you tip it on to your wrists and neck, which I just really like for some reason. The scent itself is really lovely: classic, woody and floral. I am really happy with this sample, and will definitely be using this up, and perhaps even buying the full size perfume when it runs out.

Full size: 30ml = £45.00
Sample size: 4.5ml = £6.75

Révive Intensité Creme Lustre SPF30


Wow! This is such an impressive sample to receive, because the full size product costs a whopping £235! I actually won't be using this because I don't feel like I need it, but I have given it to my Mum who absolutely loves it. It is always a little disappointing getting an anti-ageing product at my age, because I just have no need for it, but I'm not going to complain because it is just such an expensive and generous sample. Very impressive!

Full size: 60ml = £235 (!!!)
Sample size: 7ml = £25.85

Bliss Blood Orange and White Pepper Body Butter


When I opened my box, I was a little disappointed to receive 2 body creams, and felt that I would prefer to only have the Clarins one. However, I have now realised that they are quite different and I am happy to have them both. It is a really nice body butter, and it smells delicious! It really makes your skin feel super-smooth and gorgeous. And the sample size is really generous! I can't find anything to fault about this product.

Full size: 200ml = £20.50
Sample size: 50ml = £5.12

Overall, I am very pleased with my first box. I am a little disappointed with the Juicy Tube, and can't really use the Révive Creme on my young skin, but really I can't complain. The perfume sample, I think, is the best of the other possible selection. And I am really happy with the two body creams. However, the link to Harrods wasn't really that strong - although I suppose all the products were very high end. I would have loved to get the mini Burberry Lipstick or the Lancôme mascara, but other than that I am happy.

Favourite product: Clarins Body Cream
Least favourite product: Lancôme Juicy Tube
Overall worth: £47.39 (wow!)
Overall rating: 7/10

P.S. If you would like a referral to GlossyBox, feel free to ask and I will send you one (it earns me 200 GlossyDots!) x

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