Glossybox UK Review! Overall Annual Roundup

glossybox uk review
A pretty box of surprises every month. Yes. Gimme. I've been receiving Glossybox UK surprises for almost a year now and for £10 a month + P&P you really can't go wrong! (Works out at less than €15 in total) SoI said I'd do an Annual Roundup Glossybox UK review…



Bad Service

I love receiving a box of surprises every month but after a bad customer service experience I will be reconsidering my subscription!

User Rating: 3.18 ( 2 votes)

A pretty box of surprises every month. Yes. Gimme. I’ve been receiving Glossybox UK surprises for almost a year now and for £10 a month + P&P you really can’t go wrong! (Works out at less than €15 in total) SoI said I’d do an Annual Roundup Glossybox UK review so you can see for yourself what type of products are receieved so you can make an informed investment! It’s a great way to experiment with new products as you receive mostly full size products or good sized samples. Check out their site for subscription options here

I just LOVE that the boxes are sometimes themed and not always using the same design. It’s also good that it ensures we get products that are relevant – Seasonal / On Trend which is great! Partly why this box knows what I like is due to constantly keeping my online profile updated which is important, mine suggests I mostly want makeup or hair related products, and it knows my skin tone, skin type, age, etc so as not to send me something that would really not work for me!

The box promises a minimum of at least 5 products and that it will well and truly exceed the value you pay for it! The only real downside to getting something from the UK is the accessibility of some of the products – what if I want to repurchase a product and end up not being able to get it in Ireland? I imagine with the help of Boots & Superdrug it might not happen as they stock lots of UK brands, but still it could potentially happen! Every so often there is a product I just know I’ll probably never use but of course you can always share the love and pass the product to a friend or family member who’ll get good use out of it!

See below an overview and round up of Boxes I’ve had to date from June 2013 until July 2014- and I will try post a full review on every box I receive onwards!


Since posting this review, after 12 boxes I received a Box with a smashed product a missing item. These things happen and that’s absolutely fine, however, the customer service I received after this was absolutely terrible. Their FAQ says if you receive a box with a damaged or missing item to email them a photo and let them know, which I did. I received a response 7 weeks later, (even though their auto response says 48 hours) and they only replied after I emailed them 4 times and tweeted them – to which they didn’t even bother acknowledging. They said they would send me replacement products but I still haven’t received them, this really nearly made me cancel my subscription straight away, it was highly disappointing and unexpected. I have updated my review rating too to reflect this experience and will be definitely be considering whether to continue my subscription going forward especially now that there are some Irish versions of this now and I’ve been hearing great things, such as Chic Treat Club and PowderPocket


This box was very much a Summer beach theme box – Seaside Splash! The hair and facial mist as well as the SPF came in handy – it just so happened to arrive on a hot day too!

Glossybox July 2013

Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist

Coola Mineral Face SPF 20

Essie Sleep Sticks

Sleep Pout Paint

Anatomicals Spray Facial Spritz

8/10 it was so relevant for the time of year! And great to receive for my very first box!


Funnily enough I’ve never really used or owned an eyelash curler (other than the one in my makeup kit) so was looking forward to trying this out, that and the makeup remover/touch up pen. This Highflyers box had lots of brands I had never heard of!

Glossybox August 2013

Oceane makeup remover

Jelly PongPong Shadow/Liner

Tresemme Platinum Strength Treatment

Emite Eyelash Curler

Olay Regenerist 3 Point Treatment

7/10 Treatment testers were quite small!


This arrived during London Fashion Week and how appropriate was The London Edition box! I really really loved this Brit Box!

Glossybox September 2013 London Edition

HD Brows Bronzer

Eylure Pre Glued Lashes

Dr Lipp Nipple Balm for Lips

Tony & Guy Classic Shine & Gloss Serum

Be a Bombshell Onyx Eyeliner

10/10 LOVED this & used every product!


This Dark Romance box had Halloween in mind – it could’ve been much more dark and scary but the primer was good for brightening my complexion for the dark winter months!

Glossybox October 2013

Monu Illuminating Primer

MeMeMe Cherubs Blush Cheek & Lip Tint

Premae Harmony Serum

Gamila Cleansing Bar

ImPress Press-On Manicure

7/10 Bit of a comedown from the previous box but some good finds still!


This was a hands, feet and smokey eye edition for me! Remember, not every one gets the same products in each box, this box was really good for me personally

Glossybox November 2013

Emite Micronized Eyeshadow

B Smokey Soft Kohl Eyeliner

Yves Rocher Cocoa Orange Handcream

Vichy Idealia Life Serum

Scholl Foot Exfoliator

9/10 Smokey eyes & good smells!


Festive Treasures edition – anything with Mascara and Miracle Balm sounds good to me! With a nice christmas themed box!

Glossybox December 2013 Christmas

Maybelline Volume Express Smokey Eyes Mascara

Yin Yang Rich Skin Food

Rituals Miracle Balm

Bee Nature Natural Soap

BM Beauty Lip Gloss

7/10 Wasn’t amazing given it was an Xmas box!


Back to Basics edition was a good idea after the holiday season – to get your skin back fresh and healthy for the beginning of the new year!

Glossybox January 2014

Anatomicals Puffy the Eyebag Slayer

Vintage Cosmetic Co. Tweezers

Balance Me Toning Body Wash

Yu-Be Moisturising Cream

Beauty UK CC Cream

9/10 Great theme & good sized products!


Be Mine edition embraces all things Love and it really meant that for me! And of course the chocolate was a nice addition too!

Glossybox February 2014 Valentines Day

SleepInRollers Brush

Maybelline Master Kajal

NV Chunky Lip Crayon

Je T’Adore Shampoo & Conditioner

Nougat London Sparkling Body Shimmer

10/10 This box certainly embraced my Love <3 And it came with Lindt Lindor Chocolate too!


Beauty Blossom edition to celebrate the season of change – glossy hair and updated makeup products!

Glossybox March 2014

Sleek Pout Polish

Dove Hair Therapy Intensive Repair

Mitchell & Peach Body Cream

Bellapierre Shimmer Powder

Vita Liberata Tan Lotion

5/10 My least favourite box, not very memorable!


I love Highlighter, especially coming into the summer months – and finally a lip brush unlike the norm, much better for application!

Glossybox April 2014

MeMeMe Beat the Blues Pearl Pink

Emite Lip Brush L312

Sunsense Daily SPF 50+

Unica Cosmetics Organic & Natural Radiance Plus

He-Shi Face & Body Gel

8/10 Highlighter Love <3 and I really like Emite products!


50 years of Superdrug edition – looked forward to this because I live in both Boots and Superdrug! This also had my favourite ever mascara to date!!

Glossybox May 2014 Superdrug 50th

Rimmel Scandaleyes

Scholl Velvet Overnight Mask

Elegant Touch French Manicure

Garnier BB Cream & Beauty Lotion

B Conditioning Lipstick

10/10 Great range of full size on trend products


This box had so much potential! However, I was missing a product and one product was smashed, customer service to follow was awful.

Glossybox June 2014

Teeez Flat stiff Brush

Nip & Fab CC Eye Fix

QV Skincare Skin Lotion

So Susan Blush (damaged)

Got2be Rise n Shine Souffle (missing)

4/10 This had so much potential to be a 10! Devo.


Fitting theme being the 4th of July and what a bright  and loud box it was with the neon nails!

Glossybox July 2014 Stars and Stripes

Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mudd Masque

Carmex Lip Balm

ImPress Press On Manicure

Bellapierre Lipstick

Nicka K NY Eyeshadow Primer

8/10 A little bit of everything