Friday, January 2, 2015

December 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.

Price: $21 a month with discounts for 6 and 12 month subscriptions. 

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 in color. It's a perfect box for reusing to store items or for a gift. 

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.

Skip: There is no option to skip a month. 

Look how pretty the holiday box is. 

December GlossyBox. 

Contents of the GlossyBox with retail price:

Nuxe Masque Créme Fraîche De Beauté. Value = $32.00

Rituals Cosmetics Miracle Scrub in Ginseng & Ginkgo Biloba. Value = $17.00

Toni & Guy Leave in Conditioner. Value = $16.99

Bellápierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick in Burlesque. Value = $19.99

Ciaté Mini Paint Pot In All Glow. Value = $10.00

The total value of this GlossyBox is $95.98. This box was made for me for sure. I love the face mask, the hand scrub and the leave in conditioner. These are all things I use on a regular basis and I don't think I've tried any of these brands before. The ciaté nail polish is such a pretty color and I like the mini bottle because I very rarely ever get through a whole bottle of nail polish. 

Verdict: This was a great box for me!

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