I didn’t receive the Harrods Glossybox, I did however receive the two prior to that. I didn’t blog about them at the time for various reasons, partly because I find that the blogging world gets over saturated with posts about Glossybox and partly because I just wasn’t sure what to say.
The valentines box was ok, I liked the skincare, I liked the pink box, but I’d have been really disappointed if I’d have paid for it, there wasn’t anything I got excited about in there.
The February box though, that was the killer. I won’t go into what was in there in any great detail, but again it wasn’t exciting and then I found out some people got a Becca Beach Tint. If I had have paid for my box I would have been so cross! I got well some not very exciting bits again. Very disappointing.
And then there’s the furore over the Harrods box which I didn’t receive. Some people got a Burberry lipstick, others didn’t. How can it be fair?!
And thats the problem with Glossbox. There are often things you can get off counters for free. People sometimes get much coveted and desirable items whilst others get yet more skincare samples and there seems to be no rhyme nor reason to who gets what. Certainly if there is something fabulous then it should be across the board to stop the cries of unfairness!
It feels awfully ungrateful to moan about something that is free, especially something that seems so “gift” like but I have to review this as though it was something I paid for with my own money and if I had paid I’d be really unhappy if I’d missed out on the Becca Beach Tint and then the Burberry lipstick in order to get more skincare or body lotion.
So I’m over Glossybox. I still love the idea, and I also still think these are GREAT idea for anyone who likes beauty products but isn’t a blogger. As bloggers we are often already surrounded by samples plus the huge amounts of things we buy, it’s something special we look forward to and if for some reason we don’t get it then its really disappointing.
*Disclosure – if it’s not already clear, I received my boxes free of charge and I do feel awful about sounding so ungrateful – I’ve tried very hard to be objective*