Monday, April 1, 2013

March 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 and in my experience they do.  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 survey you take when you sign up.

This subscription is available in the US (not including Alaska or Hawaii), Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. 

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. 

The theme is this Glossybox is Spring Fling. 

Contents of box w/approximate retail value listed and full size price in parenthesis:

FULL SIZE Elite Models Eye Pencil in Secret Gray. Value = $14.00

.28 oz. Koh Gen Do Cosmetics Emollient Cream. Value = $32.71

FULL SIZE Modelco Cheek + Lip Tint. Value = $24.00

FULL SIZE Prestiche Essential Oil Bar Soap. Value = $16.99

1.5 oz. Sebastian Shaper Fierce Hair Spray. Value = $2.41

Gift card for Prestiche. Value = $40.00

The total value of my Glossybox is $130.11.  Wowzer! I included the gift card because they have quite a few items for under $40 and there is no minimum purchase, although shipping will get ya so be aware of that.  The only thing I can see not using anytime soon is the cheek and lip tint.  I don't wear blush and I only wear lipstick if I'm going out. I don't really go all out on my makeup at work because it's not that kind of workplace (right Denise). Sometimes I just don't want to spend the time and waste good makeup on work. The eye pencil is waterproof which I don't normally buy because it's a pain in the rear to get off.  I'll give this one a try though plus I like the sparkles in it.  

Verdict: This months Glossybox was really great. Definitely way better than last month. 

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