Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Glossybox Subscription Review + Giveaway Announcement


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I have been raving about Glossybox a lot recently. GLOSSYBOX is a monthly subscription box that delivers 5 luxury beauty products that include niche, high-end and emerging brands to your doorstep monthly. You all probably already know that I am a huge beauty and subscription box fan. Receiving a beauty subscription box allows you to feel like it is Christmas every month. I love the surprise, the variety and the fact that I get to try high end products that my frugal budget wouldn't otherwise allow.

When my first Glossybox arrived I was literally jumping for joy. This is definitely the prettiest subscription box that I have seen. It comes in a sturdy light pink box that has a pretty black and pink design on the inside with the Glossybox logo. The box is definitely reusable and the lid could even be used as a jewelry or makeup tray on your nightstand.
 
This is the outside box that the Glossybox was mailed in

The Glossybox itself

This box excited me even more when I opened it. My Husband was laughing at me and said "You are so funny! I love when you are this happy!" Then I showed him what I was looking at and he immediately knew why. I received something in this sample box that I have been wanting to replace for a long time now, but didn't want to spend the money for. Here is what I received:

Everything was wrapped pretty in tissue, but I tore it open in my excitement.

See how pretty the box is? This is the products organized inside the lid.

Inside my Glossybox (this was the January box):
-TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray (2.5oz) (Value: $5.51)
-Beautyblender and a sample size of blendercleanser (Value $19.95)
-Bellapierre Cosmetics Mineral Blush in Desert Rose (4g) (Value: $20)
-Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash (1.7oz) (Value: $7)
-Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream (0.5oz) (Value: $9.12)
Total Value: $61.58

Wow! The Beautyblender and Bellapierre Blush are both full sized products (and the Beautyblender had a bonus sample)! The other three samples are all 1/3- 1/2 sized samples. It definitely well exceeds the $21 a month price of Glossybox (which is cheaper if you order multiple boxes). 

So which product was I doing the happy dance for (I literally did a happy dance in my kitchen..I am cool like that.)? The Beautyblender! I first received one of these sponges in a subscription box about 1-2 years ago. I thought it was ridiculous and tossed it to the side. A few months later I found it and started using it for liquid foundation. I fell in love. It is now all I use to apply foundation or BB Cream. It does such a fantastic job of blending your makeup and it keeps the oil from your fingers off of your face. I have purchased a few cheap knockoffs...they are not the same. Beautyblender is truly unique and definitely worth the money. I am so happy that I now have a replacement/ back-up Beautyblender!

I was really excited for all the products in this box. I have heard a lot about the TONY&GUY texturising spray. It smells really good and makes my hair feel like it has more volume. I can definitely see what the rave is all about.

I also really loved the Balance Me body wash. It smells AMAZING. It has juniper, bergamot, geranium and lavender essential oils in it that make me feel like I am at the spa. It foams nicely and feels fantastic on my skin. I would have to test it much longer to know if the toning part truly works, but I really like it regardless.

The Bellapierre mineral blush is a gorgeous, sparkly pink. It is great for night events where you want to add just a touch of sparkle to your face. This 4gm container is also a nice size and will last me for ages.

Last but not least, the Vichy cream. I have been using this cream like crazy and it hardly looks like I have touched the container. While it is a smaller container, it is going to last a long time. As for the cream itself, it is very hydrating and non-greasy. It is not my favorite out of all the moisturizers I have tried, but I like it. I will keep using it until this sample is gone.

My first impression of Glossybox is definitely a good one! I have some great news for you also: come back March 14th-21st to enter to win a Glossybox! That's right, one lucky reader will be treated to their own box. If you can't wait to order Glossybox, then use code "GBFRESH" when signing up to get a free Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with subscription (expires 3/31/14).

*Disclaimer: I received this Glossybox for free in exchange for this review. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links as part of my partnership with Glossybox.

2 comments:

Nikida Vaughn said...

Can't wait to enter! The products sound amazing :)

Sharon Kaminski said...

I would like to try it because I would become familiar with new products.