Last month around Black Friday, Rue la la had a sale on Glossybox, selling a 3 month subscription for $45 versus it’s usual price of $60. Glossybox had been one I was interested in trying so I thought 3 months would be a good test to see if it was something I wanted to continue. Like most boxes, you can also subscribe monthly for $20/month.

I have to say, their presentation is extremely nice. Part of the joy of subscription boxes is the opportunity to open a pretty package every month. I’m here to tell you that the joy of that does not get old, no many how many boxes you receive. I love opening a pretty box and exploring the surprises that await!

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They sent a great colorful card about the different products they included which is always helpful. Why don’t all boxes do this? It seems so obvious.

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  • Kneipp Herbal Bath: Balancing in Lavender: When I first moved into my apartment, I had 2 bathrooms all to myself and I devoted one of them to being my Bath Room. I liked taking baths and watching shows on my iPad. I felt very fancy. Now I have a husband who uses this bathroom and I take fewer baths. But I am going to have a fancy jetted bathtub in our new house so I am going to save this for my first bath in our new house!
  • Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer: I have heard of the juice Beauty brand but never had a chance to try it. I’m excited about this moisturizer. It doesn’t have SPF but I might try it for nighttime.
  • 12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment: I have been seeing a lot of different products like this but I never had a chance to try one. Considering everything I do to my hair, this might be just the thing it needs to help keep it looking healthy and shiny.
  • So Susan Cosmetics Universal Blush: I had never heard of this brand before. The color looks peachy and like your average blush. However, the card says this: Combining the staying power of a micronized blush and the skincare benefits of Buriti, an Amazonian fruit rich in beta-carotene and essential fatty acids, this universally flattering shade, which stars pink kaolin clay, adapts to the wearer’s skin tone for a one-of-a-kind flush. Huh. That is a lot of stuff for a blush? Does it matter? My gut tells me no.

OPI Nail Lacquer in Pink Outside the Glossybox: This is a light pink that OPI made especially for Glossybox which is pretty neat! I’m obviously a Julep junkie but OPI polishes are very nice! And I don’t have any colors like this because I tend to gravitate towards darker colors so it’s always good to have a light pink neutral in your arsenal.

 

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I am going to rate this Glossybox a solid B. They get a definite A+ on presentation but I’m not entirely sure the value is $20 or even $15. I’m likely to try and use all the products but I’m not SUPER excited about any of them. More mildly OK with the fact that I own them now. But I’m willing to try two more boxes to see what other treats await to see if it’s something I would like to continue!

A self-proclaimed beauty junkie/hoarder with a serious Sephora problem. After years with Birchbox, she now has a subscription box problem as well. Her free time is a mixed combination of cats, TV, and finally trying to figure out how to do her hair.

8 Comments on NEW! Glossybox: November 2014

  1. Maria B
    December 10, 2014 at 7:23 am (3 years ago)

    I guess they are ok, i would have loved more makeup products tho 🙂 xx

    • laurenelectro
      December 10, 2014 at 8:00 am (3 years ago)

      Me too! I prefer makeup also!

  2. Kat
    December 10, 2014 at 10:57 am (3 years ago)

    I use the 12 Benefits stuff on my hair and I am completely in love with it. It makes my hair soft and shiny and I can heat style my hair without worrying about it frying. I also like how it smells, but over Thanksgiving my niece told me my hair smelled “like hairspray. Disgusting!” Kid was dropping truth bombs. Brutal. So, maybe one downside.

    • laurenelectro
      December 10, 2014 at 8:11 pm (3 years ago)

      How do you use it? Do you spray it directly in your hair or in your hands to spread into the ends of your hair?

      • Kat
        December 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm (3 years ago)

        It’s sprayed in the hair. The nozzle does a good job of creating a mist, so you don’t need too too much. I do like 3-4 sprays for good measure though.

        • laurenelectro
          December 15, 2014 at 1:54 pm (3 years ago)

          That’s what I originally thought but the card in the box said to just make sure it was on the ends which was confusing.

    • laurenelectro
      December 15, 2014 at 6:54 pm (3 years ago)

      I checked it out! Thanks for sharing!