Thursday, May 1, 2014

April 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.

April Glossy Box

Contents of box w/approximate retail value. 

2 oz. Aqua Spa Relax Body Créme in Lavender + Chamomile. Value = $2.22

FULL SIZE Bellapierre Cosmetics Super Gloss in Vanilla Pink. Value = $24.50

1 oz. Caldrea Body Wash in Coconut Fig Leaf. Value = $1.57

Ciaté London Paint Pot in Snow Virgin. Value = $15.00

LASplash Cosmetics Eyeshadow Sealer/Base. Value = $9.00

The total value of my Glossybox is $52.29. I was a little disappointed to see the white nail polish in my box. White is not something I would wear but I did see someone put the OPI tints over a white polish and it looked really cool. Lotion and body wash is always something I can use and I like both of the scents so that's a bonus. The eyeshadow sealer says it will help keep glitter and shimmer shadows on your eyes. I'm definitely going to give this a try. The gloss is a nice color but I'm overrun with lip glosses right now so I may trade this one. 

Verdict: Glossybox is pricier than other beauty boxes but it has great brands and value. 

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1 comment:

  1. You can also use it as a base coat for pastel or bright colors to make them pop more :)