Thursday, April 3, 2014

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 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 following 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. 

This month I received 2 boxes. I had enough points for a free box and I also renewed my subscription. I didn't time it right so I ended up with 2 boxes. The good news is I'm happy with the items this month so no loss for me. 

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. I've also used them to store my extra beauty products.  

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 can also earn glossydots from referrals. 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.

March Glossybox #1 Value = $104.50

March Glossybox #2 Value = $101.18

Contents of box w/approximate retail value. 

FULL SIZE Alex and Ani Scent 7 Hand Cream. Value = $16.00
FULL SIZE Alex and Ani Scent 7 Body Mist. Value = $18.00

FULL SIZE Alterna Haircare Bamboo 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray. Value = $10.00
.85 Alterna Haircare Bamboo Volume Plumping Strand Expand. Value = $4.68

Etre Belle Cosmetics Liplift Peel. Value = $18.00

Mini Nails Inc. Nailpolish in Baker Street or Brook Street. Value = $3.77

.38 oz. Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask. Value = $28.73

Alex and Ani Charm Bangle. Value = $28.00

The total value of my Glossybox #1 is $104.50 and box #2 is $101.18. Unfortunately I received the same Alex and Ani bangle. I think it was a mistake because one of the cards in the box described the dragonfly bangle. Maybe I'll see if I can trade this for a different one. I wanted to try both the Scent 7 items so I'm happy I received both items. I really like the Alterna Haircare line and again I received two different items, lucky me. I can't believe how much the Sisley cream mask is! The nail polish is cute but I will probably trade those as well. The lip product is very similar to the lip stuff Julep had in last months box. I will probably use one and trade one. 

Verdict: This months Glossybox definitely had value to me. It's on my list of fav boxes for sure. 

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