GlossyBox: Roger & Gallet Flash Box UK

I’ve only been a subscriber to GlossyBox for a few months, so I’m still really excited about the concept – meaning I jumped on the chance to order the limited edition Roger & Gallet flash box when I got the email this month!

Roger and Gallet flash box card 2

Inside the box was a range of goodies, including a bottle of fragrance, dry oil, shower gel, body lotion, and soap.

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Even though I have no problem with sachets, it was actually nice to get a box through that just contained proper, bottled products.

Roger and Gallet flash box contents

Since receiving the box, I’ve tried everything except the soap and the oil, and I love the heady fragrance and quality of these products so much that I’m sure I’ll be purchasing full-sized products at some point, particularly as they’re so easy to source (see below).

Roger and Gallet flash box shower gel

The shower gel is very thick, clear and colourless, but creates beautifully dense foam, with a sunny, heady scent that lasts all day. This is the kind of shower gel that works really well no matter what the season – the floral fragrance lifts you in the winter months, but still contains enough of summer to mean you can use it even on bright, sunny days, too, without feeling like the scent is too stuffy or cloying.

Roger and Gallet flash box body lotion

The same scent features in the body lotion, which is a great thickness in my opinion – slightly runny, and easily absorbed into the skin.

Roger and Gallet flash box fragrance

And you can further layer it with the eau fraiche, as all of these products are from the Fleur D’Osmanthus range. This really is one of the nicest fragrances I’ve had in a GlossyBox since I started, so I was thrilled to be able to layer it with all these samples!

Roger and Gallet flash box oil

Then there’s the Bois d’Orange huile sublime dry oil – I’ve not tried this yet, as my skin and hair are quite oily to start with, and adding oil on top seems like a recipe for disaster to me! I will give it a go when I feel brave enough, though – you’re supposed to apply to dry hair and skin.

Roger and Gallet flash box soap

Finally, the citron scented soap – not much to say about this one yet, except I love the embossing on the top! Okay, that’ll disappear after the first few uses, but it’d be lovely to break out a full-sized bar of this for the bathroom when you have visitors around!

View the Roger & Gallet flash box Flickr set here. You can buy Roger & Gallet products from Marks and Spencer here (make sure you check out the fragrance, which is reduced in the sale!). Finally, visit GlossyBox online to subscribe or purchase the flash box here!

Roger and Gallet flash box ribbon detail 1

(Psst, don’t forget, UK readers can enter my competition to win 12 share bags of Popchips here!)

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GlossyBox UK January 2013: Round-up

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It’s that time again, time for another GlossyBox review! The boxes were dispatched yesterday, so I was really surprised to get mine through already – I usually end up getting mine last!
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Not surprisingly, the theme for this month is ‘Detox’, and my box contains some great products to help me do just that!

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There are two face masks, a 3-in-1 cleanser which you can also use as an exfoliant and mask, a lip balm, face tonic, and a neat little eye mask too!

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So, here are the details about what was included:

Premae Skincare: Balance Rescue Face Tonique. Full size is 50ml (£27.50). The size included here was 30ml. This is for mattifying and rejuvenating congested skin, so a perfect match for me. The antiseptic lemongrass and sandalwood oil is supposed to close pores without leaching natural oils.

Monu: Renu Flash Relax Mask. 100ml (£32). The size here is 30ml. This is a ‘detox’ mask with Ginseng, magnesium, and vitamins C and B5, to reduce fine lines and promote natural radiance. It’s paraben free, too.

Jason: Lips Bee Healthier. 4.6g is £1.99 – included in the pack. A therapeutic blend of beeswax, vitamin E, green tea extract, organic aloe vera gel, shea butter and almond oil to moisturise and condition lips in the harsh winter months. This is actually a lovely product that I’ve tested already – you can never have too many lip balms, in my opinion!

Vichy: Normaderm 3in1 cleanser. 125ml is £11. The size here was 50ml. This multi-purpose product contains glycolic and salicylic acids and 25% clay in order to cleanse problem skin – another one that seems to be custom added for me! You can either use this as a cleanser like normal, or you can leave on your size for 5 minutes before washing off.

Sanctuary Spa: Active Reverse Thermal Transformation Mask. Full size is £27.50 for 50ml of ‘step 1’ and 75ml of ‘step 2’. The product included here is a sample sachet size for one application. Firstly, you smooth the peptide transformation serum over your cleansed face and neck. Then, you add the thermal rose clay mask layer, allow to heat up, then leave to cool naturally for around 15 minutes before removing with warm water. I remember using heated clay masks before as a kid, so I wonder whether this will be any different!
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Head on over to to find out more about these products, and the monthly samples box scheme!