Friday, December 28, 2012

December 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.  There is a little customization from a survery you take when you sign up.     

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. 

My Glossybox Treasures.  The card says Glamour, Glitz & Gloss. How exciting!

Contents of box w/retail value listed:

1.5 oz. Denise Richards Volume Extend by Christophe. Value = $3.00 (10 oz. $20.00)

5.5 oz. Heartland Fragrance Co. Bath Salts in White Tea Value = $1.83 (30 oz. $10.00) - Used half the package in the bath, has a nice light scent

FULL SIZE Mark Lipclick Luxe Lipstick in m.powermint petal. Value = $12.00

.03 oz. Pleasts Please by Issey Miyake eau de toilette. Value = $0.89 (3.4 oz. $92.00)

.05 oz. Wella Velvet Amplifier style primer. Value = $0.42 (1.9 oz. $16.00) - I love this stuff.  It put some much volume in my hair and didn't leave it feeling greasy or heavy. 

FULL SIZE Zoya glitter nail polish in Electra. Value = $8.00

Jewelmint Sparrow earrings. Value = $29.99 

The total value of my Glossybox is $56.13.  I love Zoya polish and sparkly polish.  I also enjoy adding bath salts to my baths and this one smells really good.  I was surprised to see a Jewelmint item in here and I like Jewelmint but I'm not a fan of these earrings.  I like the way they look but they are too heavy for me.  I'm all for hair care products and especially ones that add volume. 

Verdict: This months Glossybox is fun.    

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


  1. Ooh, I didn't get the Denise Richards Volume Extends... Instead, I received Forest Essential Luxurious Ayurveda Bath & Shower Oil.
    As for my JewelMint item... I ended up with a necklace that has a secret compartment that I love :)

    1. I've heard the shower oil smells really good. I would've been happy with that also.