Tuesday, October 2, 2012

September Glossybox

Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription service that sends 5 travel size beauty items a month.  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.  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. 

Referral: They have a referral system to earn glossydots but it's not a link.  You have to send an invitation via email. 


Glossybox goodies!

Contents of box w/retail value listed:

Full Size 1.6 oz. OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel. Value = $30.00

Full Size 50ml Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream. Value = $29.99

Full Size Kryolan for Glossybox lipstick in Glossy Pink. Value = $14.00

1.5 oz. Global Keratin Moisturizing Shampoo. Value = $3.00 (10 oz. $20.00)

1.5 oz. Global Keratin Moisturizing Conditioner. Value = $3.00 (10 oz. $20.00)

The total value of my Glossybox is $79.99.  There were three full size samples in the box this month!  I like the mattifying gels for special occasions, it really does help smooth out the skin.  I keep hearing things about BB cream but I've never used it.  It's supposed to help with fine lines and smooth out skin.  I don't wear foundation so I'm hoping this isn't thick.  Shampoo and conditioner is always welcome because that just means I don't have to buy it myself.  I'm overloaded on lipstick right now but this is a nice color. 
Verdict: I'm still very happy with my Glossybox and plan keeping it as long as they keep up the great
samples.

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

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