Tuesday, March 5, 2013

GlossyBox February Review!

So on February 27th I got my GlossyBox! This is the one thing every single month that I look forward to. I’ve subscribed to 2 other boxes and now only subscribe to 2 total (one of which I might cancel). I used to subscribe to topbox but was extremely disappointed so will not be going back. Their selection and lack of full sized products is what really did it for me. I also subscribe to Loose Buttons Luxebox which I’ve only received one box from but was pleasantly surprised.

I found out about these boxes by seeing people frequently post their “Birchbox” on their blog’s. I was very interested but disappointed that they didn’t ship to Canada. I did some research and found a few Canadian ones. GlossyBox has so far been the absolute best. I get them every month (towards the end of the month) and pay a monthly subscription of $21 that I can cancel at any time. At first it was the one I was least excited about because the brands weren’t as good as the other ones.. but now I am absolutely in LOVE! I love how they tell you that you’ll be getting 5 samples a month but I’ve always gotten more. A lot of the time the samples are full sized item’s as well!

Anyway’s this will be a long post so I’ll get right into it!

This is what you get in the mail:

It comes shipped in the same box every month which makes it easy to tell when I recieve it. I literally jump up and down every time it get’s delivered in the mail.

Once you open the box you will see the actual GlossyBox. It’s always packed in a pretty, durable box which I like to keep and reuse for gift’s or storage. This month they had a box I hadn’t seen before in celebration of GlossyBox’s Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary GlossyBox!

Once you open the box you see the pretty packaging. It always looks so nice!!

and once it’s unwrapped...

They also always send a card along with the box that has a little message on the inside and on the other side tells you about the products. I like looking at this for reference later on to compare pricing. Sometimes it’s kind of crazy to see that ONE item is the cost of your entire GlossyBox! I also like the fact that that they advertise that they only send about 5 items and I get about 6-8 items every box!

Here’s what I got!:

Givenchy Gloss Interdit No. #3 Coral Frenzy

I have sooo many lip glosses. But a girl can always use more, right!? I’ve never tried a Givenchy lip gloss but I really enjoy this one. The colour is GREAT and I love coral, A LOT! I tend to use this coral a lot whether it is in my lipgloss or blush. PLUS the colour is supposed to be a hot colour this spring.. so there ya go!

Overall, the texture is nice and not too sticky and the smell is actually really good. I’ll probably use this one a lot but will likely not be purchasing a full sized version as that is $30!

Rating: 5/5

Essence Quattro Eyeshadow in Rock Angel

So I tried the eyeshadow the morning after receiving my box and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I’d never heard of this brand before so I was unsure of what to expect. I like to stick to one or two brands of eye shadow.. Urban Decay and MAC. They’ve never let me down so I tend to stick to what I know!

I’m not really one to wear bright coloured eyeshadows anymore as I like to keep my makeup natural looking, but this was really nice. The colours were nice and not over the top. The green went on really nicely! PLUS if you layer the colours you get a very nice pigmented colour. I used 1-2 layers as I was only wearing them to work. I’m really excited to play with this more. Also, this was a full sized item which made me really,really happy!

Rating: 5/5

Biore Deep Cleaning Pore Strips - Ultra

So I used this over the weekend and I have to admit I was pretty surprised. I had bought the Biore Pore Strips a week or two before.. but not the Ultra. The ultra surprisingly worked better! It pulled out more gunk than the previous two times I had done it with the regular version. I have to admit it didn’t pull out as much as I wanted to and I still was able to squeeze some blackheads out after worked.. scratch that.. a lot of blackheads. I probably won’t buy pore strips again. This was another full sized item

Rating: 2/5

Macadamia Natural Oil - Heating Oil Treatment

I’ve never used an oil like this in my hair. I don’t really enjoy putting product or anything out of the ordinary in my hair, but I was really surprised with this one. It actually made my hair look softer and healthier after just one use. I probably used less than is required (I have thinner hair and putting things in my hair can sometimes make it look very greasy) and it still made a difference. It also cut my drying time in half! I really enjoyed this product and thought it smelled really, really good! I’d buy again for sure!!

Rating: 5/5

Anatomicals You need a Blooming Shower!- Rose and Jasmine Body Cleanser

I’d never actually heard of this brand before so I was excited to try it. I was also happy because the night before receiving the box I had used up the last of my body wash.. so this was perfect timing! I read on the GlossyBox Facebook page that one girl really disliked it because it smelled grandma-ish. I don’t know what she was thinking or if she didn’t know what “rose” smelled like.. but it smelled like I was lathering my body with pure roses!! Not my ideal scent.. but still not bad! I also really loved the packaging and it made me laugh hysterically. SO funny! I also loved that this was a full sized product

Rating: 4/5

Eurcerin Hyal-Urea Anti-Wrinkle Day/Night Cream Sachet Duo

I likely will not be using this and will probably give this away. Maybe if it was full-sized I’d give it a shot but not for a one time use. I’ve finally found a skin care line that is working for me so I don’t want to try something different right now.

Rating: 0/5

Crabtree & Evelyn “Tarocco Orange Eucalyptus & Sage Ultra Moisturizing Hand Therapy” Sachet

I find I need to re-apply hand lotion A LOT. Especially at work! I don’t know if it’s because the air is dry and the cold air blows in from the door constantly or what. But it’s annoying.

Apparently this is a new line or scent from Crabtree & Evelyn. I really, really, really love citrus scents so when I first saw this I thought yay! Which was followed by an “aww this won’t last me long”. They did say to look for this line in an upcoming box though! I have to admit the smell wasn’t what I expected as the orange didn’t really come through as much but I would consider it as “okay”. My hands DID however feel insanely soft after and I couldn’t stop touching myself after (get your minds out of the gutter folks! haha). Even after I washed my hands they were still soft as hell! I also liked the fact that I am able to get more than one useage out of this small packet. I know I’ll be able to use it 2-3 more times so I wrapped it up in a ziplock bag to preserve it. I’d definitely use (and buy) this again!

Rating: 4/5

Extra Item: GlossyBox Cupcake Kit

Thought this was a really cute addition even though most people on the GlossyBox Facebook were bitching about it. Why are we complaining about extra items!? I bought mix and icing so will maybe make these this week!

Extra Item: Globlove.com 25% off coupon:
I will also not be using this coupon. None of the styles really suit me and they have nothing that appeals to me as a larger chested woman. Please feel free to use this code if you’re interested.

Here’s a blurb with pricing and all of the things I received.

Overall, I was fairly happy with the items I received. I have received better boxes but have also received worse. I liked the fact that this had so many extra items and more than a few full sized items.

Overall box rating: 3.5/5

Thanks for reading and look for my next GlossyBox review towards the end of March/Early April.


1 comment :

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