Monday, September 3, 2012

August GlossyBox

Glossybox is new to the US and made it's official debut in May of this year.  This is a monthly beauty subscription service that advertises for $18.33-$21.00 a month they will send 5 travel size beauty items.  You can sign up monthly for $21/month, 6 months for $115 (breaks down to $19.16/month), or yearly for $220 (breaks down to $18.33/month).  Shipping is included in all of these prices. The price is a higher than a lot of the other beauty companies but they say they include luxury items.  The company ships their boxes towards the end of the month so you will receive it at the end of the month or the beginning of the next month.  At first I thought everyone received the same box, but that's not the case.  There has been some variation in the boxes but I'm not sure how the company based what to send to who because until recently the little beauty survey you take wasn't working. Since the survey is now working maybe people will start receiving more personalized boxes.   

The good:

The brands: They have well known quality brands like OPI, Zoya, Burberry, C.O. Bigelow, Ahava, Sebastian and other brands specific to other countries. 

The sizes: They send deluxe size samples and a couple of items were full sized.

The box: I know it's just a box but it's a really nice sturdy box in a nice shade of pink.  The only logo is on the top and it's not very big.  That makes this box perfect for reusing for a gift box. 

Information. They provide information on the products you receive and how much the full size is priced at.  I like knowing this info up front and not having to search for it. 

Free stuff: If you provide feedback on your products you earn Glossydots which will eventually earn you a free box. 

The not so good:

The price: This can be a little high for some people but if you want to receive known/quality brands it's worth it. 

Content of box with retail price:

.16 oz. Exquisite Oil by Biolage. Value = $1.13 (3.1 oz. $22.00) 

Full Size Ellis Faas Milky Lips in color L209. Value = $35.00

Full Size Illamasqua nail varnish in purity. Value = $14.00

.5 oz. Ole Henriksen truth serum. Value = $24.00 (1 oz. $48.00) 

1.06 oz. Touch in Sol all in one moisturizer and makeup base. Value $18.86 (1.13 oz. $20.00) 

The total value of my Glossybox is $92.99.  What an incredible value!  I received a Ellis Faas lip color in my Beauty Box 5 in a different color in Glazed lips so I was glad to get a different one in this box.  The biolage sample is cool but that was also available as a free sample at Ulta this month through Allure magazine.  The nail polish looks nice but it's a very plain color which I don't normally wear.  The all in one moisturizer looks pretty cool so I can't wait to try that. 
Verdict: I'm still very happy with my Glossybox and plan keeping it as long as they keep up the great

** I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Glossybox.  I purchase these subscriptions myself. 

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