As beauty bloggers we are always looking for the the next big thing; a new foundation, the best hair oil and hottest nail polish colour. Glossybox aims to give us what we crave but I couldn’t help but wonder – can we get everything we want from a monthly beauty box?
Charlotte: (looking enthusiastic): Sooo has everyone opened their Glossyboxes this month?
Carrie: Yeah I opened it, I thought it was too small to contain any shoes…..
Samantha: You know that new intern I told you about…..well he’s coming around tonite – I’m hoping he’ll gloss my box.
Charlotte: (tapping her glass of orange juice with a butter knife) Hello, hello we’re talking about makeup here not your, your box (points to Samantha with the butter knife).
(Charlotte pauses then perks up) I think it’s wonderful getting a pretty bo… err package delivered every month. It’s so nicely wrapped and I can take time my time to try new things.
Miranda: I can’t believe I’m actually agreeing with Charlotte but I really like it too. I like that someone delivers a box of products to my office that I can look at in my own time. I like that I don’t have to deal with any skinny, 20 something sales girls at Bloomingdale’s that make me feel like shit because I don’t have time to blow dry my hair.
Charlotte: (looking hopeful) What about you Carrie didn’t you like the products in this month’s box?
Carrie: Well I guess it’s okay for people who are pressed for time – but I like the thrill of the chase. You know discovering those little beauty boutiques off the beaten path or finding that favourite mascara you thought was discontinued in the bargain bin at DuaneReade.
Charlotte: Well what about you Samantha – you love beauty products!
Samantha: No honey the only thing I love is me, besides I work in PR and I can get this stuff for free….
I was sent the April Glossybox to review and while I think it’s a brilliant idea and nicely presented I don’t think it’s for everyone. Glossybox is great for my friend Christine, who like Miranda has a high flying city job and doesn’t have time to go to the makeup counter at lunchtime – but still wants to look good. I consider myself a Carrie, I enjoy hunting and gathering my beauty finds (albeit on the internet) so having products delivered to my door once a month takes all the fun out of it.
So what are you when it comes to beauty boxes – A Miranda or a Carrie?