The Good, The Bad, The Glossybox Review

Hey beauties! Welcome to my second post! I want to thank you all for welcoming me in to the blogging world. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me, and the doors it may open. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this ride. Today I want to talk about one of the many monthly subscription boxes that are out. These boxes have become a big hit over last couple years. You can get boxes anywhere from clothing, to makeup to toys for your dog, to fresh food. The box on spotlight today is a beauty box called Glossybox. I heard about this company through a different company, and decided to give them a try.

Glossybox is similar to the other beauty subscription boxes. You receive 5-6 of what they call “luxury-sized” products. When signing up, you start by choosing how you want to be billed. They have a monthly plan of ($21/box), every three months ($19.50/box),  every six months ($18.50/box) or yearly ( $17.50/box). While it is a lot of money up front, $210.00, you basically get two boxes for free versus pay on a monthly basis by choosing the yearly plan. Once you fill out a beauty profile they send you the items. Plus, shipping is free. Easy!!

After you get your box in the mail and have had a chance to try out your products, you can log on to Glossybox’s website and review your items. This is where you can tell the people choosing your items for you if you wish to continue to receive that same brand and type product. You also get points for reviewing your items individually and the box as a whole. Each review gets you 20 points. Once you have reviewed enough items and have collected 1,000 points, you get a free box. Another way to get points is to share a referral link. When your friends click the link and join, you get points added.

  • Illuminator

My first item is MeMeMe Beat The Blues Skin Illuminator. The full size .41 fl oz bottle retails for $9.00, which is the size I received. The “Illuminator makes it simple to accentuate your cheekbones and enhance you natural radiance”. It comes in a bottle with nail polish style brush. When I first saw the product I thought it was going to be more of a shimmery powder. I have never used a product like this before, and as of right now I am not a big fan. I applied this over top of my foundation. When I started to blend it in, it smeared my foundation off, showing off  my rosacea. After I tried fixing my one cheek, the rest of the illuminator i had applied,  had dried and I wasn’t able to blend them at all. Not sure if I am just doing something wrong but I am not giving up on this product yet.

  • Fragrance

Next we have Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers fragrance in Lil’ Angel. The size is .5 fl oz and retails for $25. Right there the price of my box paid for itself. Although I am not one to purchase fragrances from “celebrities”, my thought process has been changed for the better. While a lot of perfume is overpriced in my opinion, I can get behind $25. This fragrance is a little on the heavier side for me. I tend to go for more of the floral type scents. It is actually described as a fruity floral scent.The website describes it as; Top Note: Raspberry, Cranberry, Blackberry, Pineapple; Mid Note: Pear Blossom, Candied Violet, Sugared Rose; Base: Lollipop, Hinoki Wood and Crystal Amber. This pleasantly surprised me. I probably won’t wear this every day but keep it more for special occasions.

  • Cleanser

Next up is a face cleanser from La Roche-Posay. It’s the Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser. The 4.22 fl oz size retails for $24.00 and I received two .1 fl oz sample sizes. Being this was my first box from GLossybox and told they send out “luxury-sized” products, I was very disappointed to see these two little samples. On top of that, when first trying out the product I had to squeeze the little bottle so hard. It was like the tube was almost completely empty. You don’t need a lot to clean your face. I definitely used too much my first time. It is suppose to have “restorative ingredients that helps moisturize while preventing over-drying”. My face was so soft after washing the cleanser off, it felt like I had already moisturized. I do not think this will be a product I will be investing in. The current cleanser I use is made for my sensitive skin and is a little less costly.

  • Lipstick

My favorite product from my box is the MDMflow Semi-Matte Lipstick in Bossy. This is a neutral shade leaning a little more on the brown/mauve side. The full size .12 fl oz I got retails for $18.00. I almost immediately took this off when I first tried it thinking it was way too dark for my fair skin tone. I told myself to leave it on, and be open to trying new things. You never know what you are going to end up liking. The more I looked at my reflection, the more I liked it! I am very big lover of the matte lipsticks, especially for day wear! I really like this shade. It’s “formulated with hydrating ingredients that stop lips from drying out”. I still always apply a lip balm before I put my lipstick on to help keep moisture in. I am definitely interested in seeing what other colors are available!

  • Brush

Lastly, I got the full sized Luxie Beauty Onyx Small Tapered Blending Brush. This brush retails for $16.00. A little tidbit I received from Glossybox on this item; “Luxie Beauty is lifestyle conscious which is why all of their products are vegan, cruelty-free and hypoallergenic.” At first I was thinking, how big of a difference is this really going to make? Surprisingly, it actually worked. I don’t own a lot of different brushes. I do pretty well with the three that I use on a regular basis. However, I  will continue to use this brush mainly just for me. Since I wear glasses no one is going to see how beautifully blended my eye shadow is.

So that concludes my second post. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did putting it together for you! If you wish to try Glossybox for yourself, you can sign up here.

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