Monday, August 5, 2013

July Glossybox - Le Grand Bleu

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 these prices. The price is higher than a lot of the other beauty companies but they include luxury items in their boxes. 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.

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 usually at least one full  size item. 

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. You have to claim your free box before your subscription ends and becomes inactive. This can be tricky because you don't want to receive duplicate boxes.

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. 

Glossybox Le Grand Bleu Box

Contents of box w/approximate retail value. 

10 pack Nicka K Makeup Cleansing Tissues. Value = $1.17

FULL SIZE Figs & Rouge Cherry Blossom Tinted Lip Balm. Value = $9.00

1 oz. Bvlgari Blanc Shampoo & Shower Gel. Value = $6.18

4 ml. Nails Inc. Baker Street Polish. Value = $3.80

1 oz. Brazilian Blowout Acai Deep Conditioning Masque. Value = $5.00

5 ml. Evologie Intense Blemish Serum. Value = $5.60

The total value of my Glossybox is $30.75. Although this wasn't a super high value box I like the items in here. I will use everything except the nail polish and only because I have a ton already. I think the teenager will like this though. I'm always excited to get face cleansing tissues cause that means I don't have to buy any. I still haven't found one I like as much as Neutrogena but I'll keep tying them if they keep sending. I love the packing on the Figs & Rouge product. The lip balm color is nice also. Since I have colored hair I like to use deep conditioning masks every now and them to make sure my hair doesn't get too dry, especially in the summer months. 

Verdict: This months Glossybox had some very useful products in it. 

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  1. Hey! I am kind of happy I unsubscribed, the items were "meh" because like mostly you mentioned I already either have tons of a specific favorite for the product.

    Out of curiosity, have you tried Simple Wipes?

    1. Yeah yeah nothing real exciting but useful. I haven't tried simple wipes yet. Do they remove mascara (not waterproof just regular).

    2. From my experience, yes. I didn't even have to tug or viciously rub. I like the face that it has relatively small ingredient list. I think you can get a trial pack of like 7 or so for under $2 at Walgreens/Duane Reade.

    3. Thanks for the info. I will have to give them a try.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind review of our Figs & Rouge Lip Balm Tint! We will have all the latest and greatest from Figs & Rouge here in the USA including new delightful lip butters coming mid-September. Get your Shine On! Visit us at for more emerging brands into the US!