This years first Glossybox in Germany is the first box which was completely sold out at the beginning of the month since the time I’m getting it. The reason is probably the announced product inside of every box this time, which is Benefit’s Porefessionale. The theme of January 2014 is “Fresh Start Edition”. Let’s see what I received this month.
The box itself got a new make over for the new year. The material of the boxes is no longer matte, but glossy and the color is slightly pinker than before. Also the light pink unprinted ribbon was changed to a black ribbon with the Glossybox logo printed all over. I personally don’t like the new design. The boxes are more difficult to open and I liked the old design more, because the boxes didn’t look so cheap before. Also, since the logo was not printed on the ribbon and on the lid you could reuse all of it for gifts etc. I hope they will reconsider and change the design back to the old version.
Okay, I will talk about the content now, since this is the important part of it after all:
Here are the items I received this month.
Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional (32,00 € / 22ml- box contained 3 ml)
Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals
Karmameju natural Konjac Sponge (10,30€/pc-box contained fullsize product)
Karmameju Konjac sponge is naturally alkaline to balance the acidity and pH levels of the skin barrier and will exfoliate, purify and deeply cleanse, stimulating blood flow and encouraging skin regeneration without causing damage to the delicate epidermal layers. Our 100% Natural Konjac sponges are made using raw silk fiber from the Konjac root of the Amorphophallus Konjac plant. Rich in essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids, Konjac is well known for its health benefits and has been widely used in Japan and China for over 1500 years. This moisture-rich plant fibre is woven into a dense honeycomb forming an extra soft and silky sponge. Perfect for newborn babies, dry, delicate and sensitive skin types.
Color Proof Crazy Smooth Anti Frizz Conditioner (25,00 € / 250ml – box contained 60 ml)
Experience vibrant, glossy, smooth as silk results without weighing hair down. Next generation smoothing technology featuring a proprietary blend of exclusive oils including Camellia Oil from Japan and Abyssinian Oil from Africa, with seaweed and shea butter, instantly softens, smoothes and defrizzes hair while returning it to its healthiest condition ever. This 100% vegan formula nourishes, tames and defies with color and thermal protection without the use of sulfates, salts or gluten. Drive your hair crazy smooth.
Bebe More (Johnson and Johnson) Fresh Eyes & Face (4,49 € / 125ml – box contained fullsized product)
Müde und abgespannt nach einem langen Tag und keine Lust auf ein langes Abschminkritual im Bad? Fresh Eyes & Face hilft, wenn es schnell gehen muss und pflegt mit Jasminblütenwasser. Das Fluid ist für sensible Haut geeignet und befreit von wasserfestem Make-up. Zudem spendet es Feuchtigkeit, ohne dabei einen fettigen Film zu hinterlassen. Damit geht es für Ihre Haut sanft gereinigt und erfrischt ins neue Jahr.
Sumita Beauty Brow Set (18,00 € / pc- box contained fullsized product)
Keep brows perfectly in place for hours with an invisible hold. Unruly brows are no match for this non-sticky, natural wax pencil. This loved-by-all formula will not flake or leave residue, so you can face the day with confidence.
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream (trial size)
Invented by Japanese pharmacist Yoshikiyo Nowatari, Yu-Be (pronounced “YOO-BEE”) is a Glycerin-based moisturizing cream enriched with Vitamin E, Vitamin B2 and Camphor. It’s the uniquely high Glycerin content and absorbability achieved through a special manufacturing process in Japan, which makes Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream so effective on serious dry skin and truly sets it apart from other creams.
I’m happy about the content. absolutely! This is a nice start for 2014’s Glossyboxes. The items fit to the theme of this box, so I don’t mind that there is no decorative cosmetics this time. I’m using the Konjac Sponge daily now, it is so nice to use and so gentle on the same time (that’s why it is missing on the picture below, I couldn’t hold myself XD – actually, I just realized now that it is missing XD). This sponge and the Yu-Be Moisturizing skin Cream were definitively my highlights in this box apart from the benefit product, which is also great. Also the brow set will become handy, since I have bushy eyebrows such things are always useful. all in all I’m happy (I just wish they’ll change the box design back to old). I hope Glossybox will continue this way during this year. ♥
If you are ineterested in any product for me to review, just write a comment below….Also, my sister got this month aMissha BB cream in her Glossybox. she was so happy, and I’m happy, too, because I hope there will be more Missha products in future…or other Korean brands.
By the way, I didn’t present the boxes of November and December yet. Anybody still interested in a post about these two boxes? It seems I didn’t have enough time end of last year….:'(
If you want to try GlossyBox by yourself, just go to their web page (here). They have different kind of boxes, too.