Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May GlossyBox - Bergdorf Goodman Collaboration

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. 

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. The regular boxes are pink and the special collaboration boxes vary in design and color. This box is perfect for reusing or 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.

Bergdorf Goodman GlossyBox 

Contents of box w/approximate retail value. 

.5 oz. Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer. Value = $13.24

.1 oz. Révive Intensité Eye Serum. Value = $70.00

.85 Alterna Caviar CC Cream. Value = $8.50

.17 oz. Lancer Lift Serum Intense. Value = $55.00

.5 oz. Aerin Beauty Rose Hand & Body Cream. Value = $4.76

.16 Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Renovating Cream. Value = $32.00

$25 Bergdorf Goodman gift card. Value = $25.00

The total value of my Glossybox is $208.50. I included the gift card in this value because shipping is free at Bergdorf Goodman! You can order yourself some nail pretties, some Clinique goodies or search for a bargain in their sale section and use the gift card. Also if you know someone who isn't going to use their gift card you can use more than one on your purchase. I might see if I can trade for a couple more. I found a couple of items I want on their website. I couldn't believe how expensive the Révive and Sulwhasoo products are! I mean really $700 and ounce for eye cream. That stuff had better make me look like I have some amazingly young, like infant young, looking eyes. The cc cream and body cream are things I use on a weekly/daily basis. I can't wait to try these treasures. I would never have purchased these items for regular price. 

If you want a Bergdorf Goodman Glossybox they have them for sale on their website for $40. 

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

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  1. Wow you got quite alot of things! I've been thinking about getting a Glossybox but It's a little pricey for me.

    1. it is pricey but they do send out some really high end stuff. I ended up using my gift card for a new sports bra. It was normally $65 but on sale for $45 and with the gift card I was able to snag it for $20 w/free shipping!