Two of my favourite bloggers – Anna from The Anna Edit and Lily of Lily Pebbles have been absolutely raving about Glossier for the longest time and when they finally announced that there going to be shipping into the UK, you better know I was right on the site ordering myself some treats.
I basically wanted to buy everything but I was reasonably restricted and picked up the Phase one and Phase Two sets. There was a number of discount codes kicking around and I of course utilised that (I have my own affiliate link of 10% off your order which you can get here)
Firstly, I love the packaging – I love how slick, clean and basic it is. Can we also just discuss the pouches? I am living for the pink bubble wrap pouches (and very sad that my PH2 didn’t come with one!). The range itself isn’t complicated, and the range (at the moment) isn’t a sprawling mass of products. I like that. The prices surprised me to be honest as I really thought that the items would have their prices hiked up, but they are around equal to their USD prices which is great news for us.
My order came in two boxes, one of which contained a sample of the jelly cleanser, some sticks and a small sample of the new Glossier perfume (not released yet but should be around the beginning of November I think! – First impressions, it isn’t my kind of scent off the bat but I’ll definitely use the sample up and see if my mind changes!). I really liked the boxes, plain on the outside then baby pink on the inside.
As I said, I picked up both the phase one and phase two sets. In Phase one you get the infamous Milky Jelly Cleanser, the Balm dotcom (I went for ‘Birthday’) and the priming moisturiser. I’ve since seen that the moisturiser has retinol in it so not too sure how my skin will react but I’m really looking forward to trying it regardless.
Phase two consists of the Boy Brow (I went for Brown) and I’ve been desperate to try this for the longest time. I got the stretch concealer which has been raved about online and also one of the Generation G lipsticks – I went for the shade Crush. One thing I really about these sets is that where there is an option in the products, you are able to customise the sets in a way, ensuring you get the shades that you want.
Overall, I’m super impressed with the brand – whilst I’m yet to try the products (they only arrived yesterday and you know I had to get those photos in first…!), the shopping process was really easy and shipping was fast. It is £4 for standard, £6 for express and free when you spend £25. I believe they are shipping from a UK warehouse too which means no nasty customs bills!
UPDATE: Since receiving my parcel I’ve tried a couple of the items so I’m able to give you my first impressions – I loved the Birthday Balm – it smells like birthday cake and although it has a slight shimmer running through it, it isn’t glittery on the lips and offers a large amount of moisture to the lips. I tried the generation G lipstick and whilst the colour is super pretty, I can’t say I’m wild about the formula. It looks more like a matte coloured chapstick on my lips and lasted around an hour before disappearing completely. If you like that subtle wash of colour, it reminded me very much of the Blotted Lips from Colorpop which is a more affordable option. The boy brow is already a staple product for me – it holds my wild eyebrows without making them crispy and offered a nice amount of colour to them without being overpowering – very impressed!