Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June GlossyBox - Stars & Stripes Edition

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.

June GlossyBox - Stars & Stripes Edition

Contents of box w/approximate retail value. 

FULL SIZE Strange Beautiful Colorbloc nail polish set. Value = $18.00

.1.5 oz. Rusk Texture Dry Finishing Spray. Value = $3.38

1 oz. Ayres Patagonia Body Butter. Value = $4.15

FS Camille Beckman Platinumé Gold Imperial Repair Hand Therapy. Value = $10.00

FULL SIZE Sumita Beauty Champagne Eye Shadow Pencil. Value = $18.00

C. Wonder gift card. Value = $10.00

The total value of my Glossybox is $53.53. I didn't include the gift card because the amounts vary from $5-$500, mine was $10 which would cover shipping. I'm not too excited by the nail polish but all the other stuff is great. I like texture sprays to give my hair the piecy look. I saw one person complaining on the GB Facebook page about getting two lotions. While two lotions may not be exciting to some I like it because it's something I use daily. The eyeshadow looks like a nice neutral color (sorry the pic is so dark). 

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

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