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Old 15-12-2011, 22:41
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Is anyone signed up for Glossybox or any of the other monthly beauty boxes?

I've had 3 so far, with the first and third being fab and the second disappointing, so I'm going to stick with it a while longer.
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Old 17-12-2011, 01:32
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I'm signed up to Glossybox too. I'm thinking of unsubbing, because they have several different versions of each box and they tend to give all the best things to the gurus and bloggers. Nearly everyone else gets the weaker versions.

The Feel Unique box is supposed to be good, and as it's a beauty shopping site already they have access to good stuff.

This YouTube vid is good, she discusses all the boxes and who she thinks the target markets are http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX5V3-pg7eg
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Old 17-12-2011, 12:59
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I'm signed up to Glossybox too. I'm thinking of unsubbing, because they have several different versions of each box and they tend to give all the best things to the gurus and bloggers. Nearly everyone else gets the weaker versions.
Yeah this seems likely. Since you can find out whats in each one and still order it in time to arrive, I wondered if you could subscribe and unsubscribe over and over so you only bought the good ones...
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Old 17-12-2011, 22:41
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My Boudoir Prive (soon to be Joliebox) ones have been good so far, but am thinking of subscribing to Feel Unique and Carmine to see if they're better.

Have liked my Glossyboxes, but they've been so hit and miss
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Old 18-12-2011, 02:36
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I had no idea about such schemes, clearly I've living under a rock! I'm going to order the Feel Unique box, I order a lot of stuff from them already and they look to be the most generous!
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Old 18-12-2011, 11:10
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I went a bit mad I signed up for a Feel Unique and Carmine beauty box for myself and a Glossy box for my daughter!
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Old 19-12-2011, 15:26
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Yeah this seems likely. Since you can find out whats in each one and still order it in time to arrive, I wondered if you could subscribe and unsubscribe over and over so you only bought the good ones...
I did that with Carmine! And I tried it with the new Joliebox but just missed the cutoff date.

But I've unsubbed from Glossybox for now - it just drives me crazy watching the YT gurus finding better stuff in their boxes than I get!
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Old 19-12-2011, 19:24
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I'm signed up to Glossybox too. I'm thinking of unsubbing, because they have several different versions of each box and they tend to give all the best things to the gurus and bloggers. Nearly everyone else gets the weaker versions.

The Feel Unique box is supposed to be good, and as it's a beauty shopping site already they have access to good stuff.

This YouTube vid is good, she discusses all the boxes and who she thinks the target markets are http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX5V3-pg7eg
That is exactly what has stopped me signing up to GlossyBox so far, I was also watching Gemma's video with interest as I would like to sign up to one, its just deciding which one!
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Old 19-12-2011, 21:46
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I've had five or six Glossyboxes and have always liked them. There have been a couple of times I've seen alternative products and thought I would have liked them but overall I've been pleased. I've often received what I thought of as the 'better' product, when I've seen what others (bloggers) have received. I have received a couple of products I wouldn't usually use but either give them a try anyway or give them to my mum.

They have a survey on their site now so I think they are going to try to tailor boxes to suit people better.

I would love to try some of the other boxes but can't afford them.
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Old 20-12-2011, 16:29
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The main thing I like about them is the element of surprise and getting a pretty piece of mail to open each month. As long as I can afford to to it I'll probably stick with it.
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Old 28-12-2011, 13:21
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The main thing I like about them is the element of surprise and getting a pretty piece of mail to open each month.
I agree that the element of suprise is a big part of it. I got my first Glossybox last week and was quite happy with it, however next time I will make sure not to look on any beauty blogs as I kind of knew what I was going to get. I want January's glossybox to be a complete suprise!
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Old 28-12-2011, 16:28
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I didn't know anything about these! Tomorrow I will sign up to the Glossybox and Feel Unique boxes.

Thanks for the thread, I'd love for it to keep going so we can discuss the boxes as they come
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Old 28-12-2011, 17:20
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I didn't know anything about these! Tomorrow I will sign up to the Glossybox and Feel Unique boxes.

Thanks for the thread, I'd love for it to keep going so we can discuss the boxes as they come
Maybe we could bump the thread when the next boxes come - and see what everyone gets! But beware spoilers!
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Old 28-12-2011, 18:20
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I was signed up to GlossyBox, but I unsubbed, because everything I seemed to get in mine was crap and nothing like what all the Vloggers on YouTube was getting.

Then they did a really good box the month after I unsubbed

Considering doing the Carmine box instead, apparently that's the best one.
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Old 28-12-2011, 18:25
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What did you guys think of the December Glossybox, in particular the Rituals shower gel. My daughter received Eucalpytus & Rosemary. It's not a fragrance that I would have raced to pick up to be honest and didn't like it at first but having sniffed it again it actually is a lovely invigorating scent, probably would be great to use in the morning before work.

I really wanted to try the Rice milk and Cherry Blossom. They're only 3.50 at John Lewis so I'll pick a few up.
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Old 28-12-2011, 20:11
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What did you guys think of the December Glossybox, in particular the Rituals shower gel.
I got the Indian Rose & Sweet Almond Oil shower gel. Have just used it a couple of times and it's quite nice. I really like the packaging. I think my favourite product for December was the Blink+Go eyeshadow & blush compact.

Can't wait to see what's in the next box!
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Old 29-12-2011, 11:57
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I have been a subscriber of Boudoir Prive(Now Jolie Box) and GlossyBox since July this year and Feel Unique since October.

I have to say out of the 3 - Boudoir Prive blows them out of the water - It really provides and you get your money's worth. One box they had 90 Colbert Eye Cream sample (around 5ml) and a 20ml costs 90. They have also had a great range - they always out hair, make up, facial creams in their boxes every month. Glossy is a close second and my opinion it is a hit or miss. One month is fantastic (ie the Dec box) another is ridiculous - The nov box was not that great IMHO)

As for Feel Unique - Totally not impressed. The boxes I have recieved thus far have not been great - they focus on hair products mainly (and I love recieving hair products) which have always been from the same brands - and ntohing is never new. So I am unsubbing from FU and subbing to Carmine as every box so far looks amazing!

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:44
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Wow I love ALL of the Feel Unique BB products in their January box.

I received:-

Lierac Crme Mesolift Anti-Aging Radiance I like the fact that this has lots of AHAs in it!

Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing I love exfoliating so will give it a bash, this gets very good reviews too.

Caudalie Vinotherapie Nourishing Body lotion I really like this brand, Ive only used their moisturisers/creams very rarely as they are so expensive and I feel you can get just as good for less, but I will enjoy using this!

Phyto PhytoBaume Color Protect Conditioner Well I think most folks know that Im a hair product hoarder, so again Ill look forward to using this. Even though my hair isnt coloured it sounds very hydrating which is what I look for in a conditioner.

this works Clean skin for face Ive never used this brand but Ive always wanted to. This cleanser smells so absolutely gorgeous. The proof will be in the pudding this evening when I cleanse.


Great box I am a happy bunny!

The downside to this though is I will end up liking a lot of products and subsequently my spending will go up!
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Old 09-01-2012, 15:09
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Thanks Lushness - looking forward to my Feel Unique box now, I hope its waiting at home for me! Really interested in the This Works range - I had a mini set for legs at Christmas and I am in love with it so I'm curious about the face cleanser!

I received my December Glossybox last week too. I knew what I was getting (although I had an alternative to the Seventh Heaven primer) and I am pleased with it. Just waiting for them to start shipping their January boxes now!
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Old 09-01-2012, 20:12
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Thanks Lushness - looking forward to my Feel Unique box now, I hope its waiting at home for me! Really interested in the This Works range - I had a mini set for legs at Christmas and I am in love with it so I'm curious about the face cleanser!

I received my December Glossybox last week too. I knew what I was getting (although I had an alternative to the Seventh Heaven primer) and I am pleased with it. Just waiting for them to start shipping their January boxes now!
January Gloosybox going out from 27th apparently...
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Old 21-01-2012, 22:25
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Latest in Beauty do a little box. For 1 you get 3 little samples that you pick. Nothing really amazing, but I usually do it each month to get some sachets of shampoo and moisturiser that I can take on nights away etc.
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Old 28-01-2012, 09:00
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My Glossybox has been posted. *excited*
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Old 30-01-2012, 13:10
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Thanks to this thread I'm now 12.95 poorer every month

My first Glossybox arrived this morning and the packaging is enough to keep me buying. I have a bit of a thing for boxes . I will be saving these to give to friends and family for birthdays!

I am pretty happy with what I've received. Though I wish the eyeliner was a different colour as I really only wear dark colours. Though I suppose this is a good way to update my look and try new things, as I tend to stick to the same all the time.

EDIT: Which box do you all prefer? Is there one that stands out or does it all really depend on what stuff turns up in your box each month?
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Old 30-01-2012, 22:46
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I am pretty happy with what I've received. Though I wish the eyeliner was a different colour as I really only wear dark colours. Though I suppose this is a good way to update my look and try new things, as I tend to stick to the same all the time.
Which colour did you received? I got the plum.
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Old 31-01-2012, 13:29
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Which colour did you received? I got the plum.
Mine was the powder pink. The plum sounds nice as an alternative to brown or black.
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