My Airline Amenity Kit Made Me Miss Out

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…or how I gave up an amazing Glossybox.

Warning: this post contains #firstworldproblems

A few years ago I had the opportunity to fly SWISS in First Class, which also gave me the chance to try a few La Prairie products for the first  in my amenity kit. They were nice, but I was underwhelmed, particularly for the retail price.

So when Glossybox offered me the chance to spend $40 on a special edition La Prairie box, I decided to pass. It did contain two newly released products, but based on my impressions of the hand cream and lip balm, it wasn’t for me. It was definitely of interest to my friend at First Impressions, so I let her use my option.

I was both glad and sad she did, because once it came I had major box envy. And I couldn’t really feel bad because I’d had first chance to get it!

La Prairie Glossybox

La Prairie Glossybox Contents

Both the foam cleanser and bottle of cellular refining toner were far larger than I had thought they’d be. I was picturing little .5ml samples.

La Prairie Glossybox Cellular refining toner foam cleanser

So was the Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex!

La Prairie Glossybox Eye Caviar Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil

But the real value came with the two brand new items: Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil  and Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream.

La Prairie Glossybox Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream

They were much longer than I would expect for a “sample” and came in really pretty packaging. The dry oil even has it’s own dropper to more effectively apply the liquid.. My friend had already tried them, mixing the dry oil in with the cream and felt a big difference, even in just one day. The real killer? Those last two items retailed for $300 each for a full size!

We decided to blame my airline amenity kit for my poor decision not to get the box before it sold out, but I can’t in good conscience do that either since I discovered my favorite facial cream through my Singapore Airlines amenity kit. Next time I get the option to buy a special release box, I’m jumping on it!


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