GlossyBox March 2012 review

After reading some disappointing reviews the last few days while patiently waiting for my own GlossyBox delivery it finally arrived today. 

This months GlossyBox is about products to fit in with an active lifestyle and on-the-go schedule. 
Another new thing GlossyBox has done this month is supply an info card with brief descriptions of 18 different products where you would've received 5 from the list in a lucky dip. I managed to count 6 products in my box this month, not including the power balance bracelet. This month the info card no longer describes the RRP so I have done a bit of research online and found the RRP for each product, all prices are quoted from the products website or from pharmacy online. As usual I will review & rate each product on its own then offer my opinion on the entire package. 

1. Klorane Extra-gentle Dry Shampoo with oat milk RRP $5.95 for 50ml Sample size: 50ml (full sized product)  
Ive always been interested in trying a dry shampoo but have just never gotten around to it so was stoked to receive this product. You spray it on to your scalp then leave for 2 minutes and brush to leave hair clean & soft again. This is a great product for after your workout if you don't have time to wash your hair. Its very reasonably priced and does a good job. Also has a nice scent and is the perfect size for your gym bag. I rate this product a 5/5. 

2. Eau Thermale Avene Gentle Toner RRP $31.45 for 200ml Sample size: 50ml 
The 'secret ingrediant' of the Avene range is the acclaimed thermal spring water which is supposed to be good at hydrating & refreshing. That's good news for dry & sensitive skin sufferers. I don't have dry & sensitive skin so cant really comment on how effective it would be for those with that skin type but for combination skin is it a really nice toner and very gentle with no tightness or stinging that a lot of toners do. It has a nice neutral scent and is hypoallergenic. I rate this product a 4.5/5. 

3. KMS California Free Shape Hot Flex Spray RRP $31.95 for 200ml Sample size: 30ml
I'm always interested in heat styling products as I blow dry & straighten my hair a lot so was excited to try this. I found this spray to be really good. It goes on nicely and my hair straightens quickly with it and leaves it nice & straight and frizz-free. I rate this product a 4/5. 

4. Absolutely Gorgeous Macadamia Face Cream RRP $29.95 for 100ml Sample size: 30ml
I hadn't heard of this brand before so was really excited to try it. Absolutely Gorgeous are an Australian company which is certified organic with no nasty ingredients & no animal testing. The face cream feels very thick & rich at first but I was amazed at how quickly it absorbed and left my skin feeling very moisturised but in no way greasy. It has a weird scent at first but after applying it turns into a nice fragrant scent- weird! I rate this product a 4.5/5.

5. Proactiv Cleansing Body Bar RRP $20.95 for 150g Sample size: 150g (full sized product)
Breakouts on the body are a big problem for some people after a workout, myself included, so I was excited to get the Proactiv cleansing body bar. The product itself is great- has a nice scent and leaves skin clean & clear. My only criticism is it would be nice to get this product in a bottle (which is does come in) for the theme of 'on-the-go' beauty so you can keep it in your gym bag instead of a soap. But overall its good. I rate this product a 4.5/5. 

6. Dencorub Extra Strength Heat Gel RRP $4.95 for 100g Sample size: 100g (full sized product)
I have heard so many criticism's about this product being included and I do admit it is a bit strange for a beauty sample box however in keeping with the theme, it does kinda make sense. As this is an extra product, I don't really mind. If it was one of the 5 promised samples I wouldn't be very fussed but as an extra that's OK. Ive never used a heat gel before but I do get sore muscles after a full-on yoga class so will give it a go after my next yoga induced injury. 

Also this month was a GlossyBox pink Power Balance bracelet (which are a complete scam) but its still a cute band. I don't think the power of holograms will change my life dramatically though. 

Overall I am happy with this months GlossyBox and the products suited the theme well. I do subscribe to these boxes for the make-up samples as I am pretty set in my ways when it comes to skincare products but this month included some products I have never heard of before which is the great thing about beauty boxes. As usual GlossyBox take the top prize for presentation, the boxes are always so beautifully put together and really give it that touch of class. 
Looking forward to next month's box!  


  1. how come you have six products?? @@

  2. Hi Jess! Love your blog! Lucky you've got 6 items in the box! Mine was okay...power balance bracelet..hmm. I would've love to get what my friends got! Kosmea...Silk...Avene... :)

    I'm still not so sure about a bottle of coconut water and the heat gel stuff in a Beauty box.. But at least the gel you've got is practical.hahaha

  3. Thanks Latte!
    I was very lucky indeed to get 6.
    Looking forward to next months box to see what everyone gets!