The January Glossybox came about a week or so ago and I am just now getting around to writing about it, so my apologies. Glossybox has the prettiest packaging of any of the boxes I receive and I totally hoard these boxes. I have also started hoarding that crinkle paper that comes in boxes to which Matt responded, “Oh good. We’re collecting trash now.” BUT I plan on using the crinkle paper for presents. It’s MY crinkle paper. I’ve earned it. Anyway, Glossybox will send you a pretty box full of products to try for $21/mo. I’m still not totally sold as to whether it’s worth it yet but I’m holding onto my subscription for now.
Here’s what I got this month:
- Teeez Trendy Cosmetics (23.50): This was the very first thing I ripped open because I love receiving makeup brushes in boxes and I’m of the mindset these are things you can’t ever have enough of. (Much like crinkle paper or Glossybox boxes.) I used this with a new shadow I received that day as well and it worked really well.
- Lollipops Eye Pencil in Goodbye Moon ($17.70): This seems like a pretty basic black liner which isn’t a bad thing. I just have many, many black liners. I need to just start handing them to people when I meet them. “Nice to meet you. Take an eyeliner.”
- Kueshi Revitalizing Face Toner ($13.30): This was the spoiler item this month and while I’m pleased with the size of the product, toner is just one of those items I don’t use. I used to follow that 3-step Clinique regimen and I’ve used various astringents and toners growing up (one of my favorites being one from Olay back when it was called Oil of Olay that I don’t think they make anymore) but I’m going to be honest with you: I am just too lazy for toner these days.And while it might feel nice, I don’t think it adds a ton of value if you have a decent cleanser. Especially if you have a Clarisonic. I go from cleansing to moisturizing to makeup and I’m OK with that. If someone wants this, please comment and I’ll send it your way, free of charge. First come, first serve!
- Vichy Purete Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser ($19.50): This was a nice creamy cleanser but I am really happy with the Erno Laszlo bar I received in this month’s Allure Sample Society and then I bought the full size from Sephora so I’m pretty set on face wash but this was really nice and I think would be especially nice on dry/sensitive skin. Something funny to note that the “3” in the “3 in 1” refers to Cleansing milk, toner, and make-up remover. So even this product eliminates the need for a toner in a box that includes a toner.
- Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum ($80): I like receiving serums in boxes because serums can be very expensive and it’s nice to receive deluxe samples of them to see if they really do anything for your skin before you drop $100 on them. This serum feels more moisturizing than a lot that I’ve tried. The serum still dries to a nice finish to allow for a moisturizer after if you like, but some serums make your skin feel kind of tight and this just feels nice. The card says it is centered around the “undiscovered beauty properties of the truffle mushroom, utilizing potent skin-renewing ingredients.” I’ve done no research on this so… *shrug.* Unclear what mushrooms do for your skin. But it feels nice so that is all that matters.
Glossybox also included this $40 gift card to try Hello Fresh, which I am interested in trying for a meal or two. I am not super creative in my cooking, so I would love to try something new. However, I am waiting for a week when I like more of the food. They plan meals a week or so at a time so you can see what you are receiving. I’m waiting for a week that isn’t super fish heavy but still has meat.
Final Grade: B
For me, this box wasn’t a huge hit but I still feel like it had a high value with the products Glossybox included. I love the brush, the eyeliner is fairly universal and I’m pleased with the addition of the Hello Fresh gift card. The toner is just something I don’t use as a preference so I’m not going to knock off any points for that. I think it is a very nice, generously sized product that someone else might enjoy more than me. (Remember, comment if you want it and I’ll send it your way! I’ll also put in some other treats because I’m nice like that.) I always love trying new serums and with subscription boxes, I might never need to drop a lot of money on a full size expensive one.
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