Friday 8 November 2013

GlossyBox for

Whilst browsing Net-A-Porter the other day, I came across something that really excited me. Actually most times I am browsing there I come across items that excite me but this is something I could actually afford so I was extra excited. I thought about it for a day or so but the words 'limited edition' sucked me in, again. I was then checking out minutes later. 

The item that really excited me is the GlossyBox for Net-A-Porter, described as a 'luxury limited-edition beauty box'. We all know what GlossyBox are - a subscription box service that went belly up in Australia after only a few months. Net-A-Porter teamed up with GlossyBox UK to create this one time, limited edition box. A luxury box is definitely what this is! The great thing with this box is you know exactly what you are going to receive when you order - no disappointing surprises. The even better thing about this box is the price tag - only $31.00! 

The products come housed in a small signature Net-A-Porter box with black GlossyBox logo tissue paper wrapped around the goodies it contains. It feels very luxurious when opening, lots of ribbon and tissue paper make it feel very special. 

The GlossyBox for Net-A-Porter contains:

Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Fallen From the Lipstick Tree in Stoned Rose
"Lips are left plump and hydrated thanks to this antioxidant-infused lipstick, which protects from UV rays and external pollutants. The dusty-pink hue is a makeup-bag classic."
This was the first item I saw included in the box and what really sucked me in. I already own three lipsticks from this line and couldn't resist adding another to my stash. The formula is lovely and the shade is a work appropriate everyday browny pink. Almost a 'my lips but better' shade for me. This is a full size item that retails for $43.00 on its own from Net-A-Porter.

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum 
"This powerful, antioxidant-rich serum protects skin from environmental damage and counteracts the signs of ageing."
This is probably the least exciting item in the box for me, mainly because I have my skincare sorted for the moment. It does sound like a useful product though and it is a decent sized sample bottle at 5ml. This works out to be worth around $17.00 (using on the Net-A-Porter price for the 50ml bottle).

Ellis Faas Mascara in E401 Black
"This velvety formula lenghtens, separates and evenly coats lashes with every stroke."
The second item that really sucked me in to purchasing the box. A full size, luxury brand mascara. I love the elongated silver bullet tube - so luxurious and almost Bond like. This product retails for $35.00 from Net-A-Porter but a whopping $50.00 from Mecca Cosmetica in Australia. 

Philip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist
"Tousled beach hair is only a spritz away thanks to this volumising and texturising mist, which is scented with fresh coconut and Tahitian gardenia."
I couldn't stop myself from spraying this beauty into my hair as soon as I opened it earlier. It smells freaking amazing - like floral coconuts. It has me almost believing I am on a tropical holiday (ohh wouldn't that be nice?!). Just from the first use, I love how fine the mist it sprays is - my hair doesn't feel drowned. This product retails for $30.00 from Net-A-Porter. 

Ila Bath Salts for Inner Peace
"Blended with skin-softening essential oils, tension-soothing sandalwood and uplifting jasmine, these Himalayan salt crystals work to clear toxins and restore your inner calm"
So, I don't actually use our bath - that's what happens when you grow up during a drought, filling the bath up feels like a massive waste of water. This really smells lovely though and will probably take up residence in a clothing drawer. This works out to be worth around $7.00.

Joya Ames Soeurs Roll-On Parfum
"Evoking memories of exotic destinations, this fragrance captures the delights of rich orange blossom and cedarwood in a roll-on design for easy application."
I didn't hold high hopes for this perfume, rarely do I find one I like these days without sniffing around 15 different bottles, but I was surprised. I quite like this woody yet sweet fragrance, it has a warmth to it but not so strong that it would be set aside for night time wear only. This was the smallest value sample coming in at around $3.50 for the 1.5ml sample size.  

Below is an image of the Ellis Faas mascara and the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick. See what I mean about the sexy tube for the mascara? So sleek looking. The lipstick is showing up more red in the image than it actually is, in real life it is more of a brown with a pink tinge. 

Overall, if you are looking to try some new products I highly recommend picking up this box, the value for money is amazing and there is so many luxury products in it. The box has a value at over $135 which is freaking awesome and has to be one of, if not the best value boxes I have ever purchased. From what I can tell, it is a one time offer - so don't wait if you are interested!

The GlossyBox for Net-A-Porter can be purchased here and retails for $31.00 shipping from Net-A-Porter is $10 but super fast. I ordered on Tuesday and recieved it on Friday - that is 3 days! Net-A-Porter now sells a variety of beauty brands including Charlotte Tilbury, Eve Lom, Ellis Faas, Kevyn Aucoin and Le Mertier de Beaute.

What do you think of the GlossyBox for Net-A-Porter? Will you purchasing one?


  1. Wow what a luxe box! How gorgeous! xx

  2. This is such a great box with amazing value! I've heard so much about the Charlotte Tilbury line of makeup, her products look amazing. And the Ellis Faas mascara looks really cool!

    1. The packaging on the Charlotte Tilbury is divine! So luxurious and has a real old world feel to it :)

  3. OMG theres charlotte Tilbury and Ellis Faas!!! I just ordered some Hakuhodo brushes that I am too broke to get this... Probably next month :(

  4. I must confess that after seeing this on your blog earlier today I jumped straight in and bought one each for myself and my two older daughters. It was the Ellis Faas mascara and Charlotte Tilbury lipstick that sucked me in! I'm sure my girls will be happy with their lovely surprise I got them. :) I'll be living on baked beans and toast for the next week or so! lol

    1. Aww that's lovely! I am sure you and your daughters will be thrilled with the contents :)
      Personally I'd go the spaghetti, not a fan of baked beans Haha ;D

  5. I bought this box - just for the Tilbury lipstick! Such great value :)


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