Just before Christmas I was very kindly sent this very exclusive looking box, aptly named Glossy Box for Men. The German based company is a quarterly subscription service which sends out miniatures of premium industry, on-trend and well known brands with the likes of those below, including Yves Saint Laurent. Starting at £15 per box (plus postage and packing) the highly desirable boxes are a great luxury injection that comes at an affordable price, however I think that it will appeal to the 18-28 market as many guys may prefer brands they know and like. Though what's not to like about Glossy Box.
I wanted to wait to review the box until after I had well, actually used it and I can say it has a fantastic mix of products that have all been well used. Now, I rarely shave - I trim to short stubble - but on this occasion I did, and after using the Shaveworks The Cool Fix, my skin smooth and fresh feeling.
The Goldwell For Men Hair and Body Shampoo was rather a treat, however I am not too comfortable shying away from using my usual brand, whilst the Monu Vitru Conditioning Body Wash was excellent, leaving my skin feeling very clean and fresh - almost like a salt scrub. The follow on is the Monu Vitru Energy Rub, which left my skin feeling a little tingly, though not in a great way, however after it calmed down felt quite fresh. The Goldwell Matt Cream Paste for the hair was good, but again, I would not shy from my usual brand that I get from my hairdresser.
Murad's Clarifying Mask was superb and I love the clay-based feel on my skin which made my face feel great and the end results made my skin appear clearer and less, well, tired (blogging and a day job does take its toll). Finally, the YSL fragrances are very masculine, with musky and spicy undertones that make a great impression.