Friday, March 27, 2015

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.

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. 

March GlossyBox

Contents of the GlossyBox with retail price:

FULL SIZE So Susan Cosmetics Concealer Quad. Value = $30.95

FULL SIZE Pop Beauty Kajal Pen in Inky Purple. Value = $10.00

FULL SIZE Bellápierra Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain in Pink Value = $19.99

8.5 oz. Nexxus New York Color Assure Shampoo. Value = $7.54

(2) Orogold Cosmetics 24k Multi-Vitamin Day Moisturizer. Value = $?? but sells for $178.00 for 1.7oz. 

Caseable gift card. Value = $5.00

The total value of this GlossyBox is $68.48 plus the value of the Orogold product. This box was just ok for me. I like the shampoo and the eye pencil but I probably won't use the concealer quad and I already have the lip & cheek stain. I was trying to find out what size the little pots of the Orogold product were and while searching the product I found lots of negative reviews about their business practices. This product is sold at a lot of mall kiosks and apparently they give you the hard sell. The product itself had decent reviews though. I was super bummed my caseable gift card was only worth $5. I won't use it but if someone out there in internet land wants it email me and I'll send you the code (expires 4/30). 

Verdict: This box was just ok. I'm happy with the eyeliner and shampoo. 

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