Tuesday, 27 March 2012

March Men's Glossybox!

(1) Organic Homme By Green People - Active Fix Repair Serum (£16.50 for 50ml) Extraordinary age reversal plant formula with a clinically proven cell rejuvenator to actively reduce wrinkles.

The Boyfriend's opinion: I can't honestly say that I have ever used or contemplated using an age reversing serum or product of any sort. Although perhaps given that my 26th Birthday is only a couple of days away, this might well be the perfect time to start! The serum has a very strong smell to it which I believe to be olive leaf, although it is similar to that of the conifer tree that many of you are likely to have had to pull your football out of at some point in time. I shall give this product a go, although given it's strong smell and close proximity to the eyes, I'm a little worried that it might trigger my hay fever given the time of year.

(2) 4711 - The Original Eau De Cologne (10.95 for 50ml) Pour a generous amount of cologne into cupped hands and apply liberally around the neck, cheek and wrist area for instant refreshment.

The Boyfriend's opinion: I have had many perfumes of the years, thanks to having a very generous godmother who worked in perfumery for many years, and having a perfume addict for a girlfriend. However, I have never come across the '4711' brand. After initially smelling it from the sample bottle, I would have preferred for it to have stayed that way. I am definitely not a fan of this cologne. It reminds me of the type of perfume that my grandmother used to wear, and that's not a good thing for a male cologne.

(3) The Legends London - Alum Matchsticks (£1 per book) Natural after shave astringent.

The Boyfriend's opinion: Upon opening the box, this is the product which most intrigued me! I looked at the 'box' and thought.. Surely not? Matches in a beauty box? How peculiar. However after further examining the product and reading the back, I am informed that you wet the tip of one of the matches and run it over your skin to close your pores after shaving. I am actually quite excited about trying this product!

(4) FAB - Body Moisturiser (£13 per 226.8g) The ultimate travel companion for all skin types that provides irritant-free hydration.

The Boyfriend's opinion: This is unlike the type of body wash that I am used to, as it is actually a cleanser. It will be interesting to see what type of an effect it has on the  softness of the skin. I'm assuming that this is a unisex product as I seem to recall my girlfriend getting the same thing in her box? Which is a bit bizarre as sometimes male skin is a bit tougher. Anyway, hopefully it will prove to be a good product.

(5) Liz Earle For Men - Liz Earle for Men Face Scrub (£13.25 per 75ml) Pumice and jojoba beads exfoliate and help to clear blocked pores - leaves skin clearer and ultra-smooth.

The Boyfriend's opinion: It was a bit of a treasure hunt to find this product, as it came inside a big white paper bag. However, now I know what it is I am excited to try it. I have been using Elemis exfoliating face scrub for a couple of years now and it has become one of my favourite products. Therefore I think that this scrub will have a hard time beating it. The accountant in me is hoping that it'll prove a worthy adversary as it is only half the price. Let's wait and see how I get on!

(6) Kyoku For Men - Sake Infused Shave Cream (£25 per 170ml) Prevents redness, irritation and moisture loss and guarantees a razor slick glide for a smooth, calming shave.

The Boyfriend's opinion: OK, so perhaps this was even more peculiar than the matchsticks. After all, Sake is made for drinking and not shaving with surely? I am intrigued and excited about using this and hope it does not irritate my sensitive skin like other similarly priced shaving creams and gels (Elemis included).

(7) Dr Bronner's Magic Liquid Soaps - Lavander Hand Sanitiser (£3.99 per 59ml) A lavender scented hand sanitiser in a handy spray size perfect to carry around with you.

The Boyfriend's opinion: I thought that this was a bit of a weird product to find inside my Glossybox. Other than when visiting a friend in hospital, or performing minor surgery on my pet westie Benji, I don't see much use for this product as I've always been more than happy to use hand wash for sanitising my hands after cooking etc. For those of you who are interested, I would also like to point out that the smell of lavender is VERY strong.

Overall Opinion: In all honesty, I am a little bit disappointed by this box, especially compared to the contents of the first one. I would quite happily trade the hand sanitiser, body wash and cologne for something more exciting. Hopefully the next quarter will fly by slightly more quickly because I'm excited to see what will be in the next box!


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