Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A 4 Month Trial of GlossyBox... Worth it? Or Not?

I signed up for GlossyBox for 4 months. It's $20 for 5 luxury travel-sized beauty items. Here are my thoughts.


July's Glossy Box was underwhelming. It included:
-Alessandro International Pedix Heel Rescue Balm ($18.50/100 ml) - I didn't bother trying this.
-Ofra Cosmetics Universal Eyebrow Pencil ($10, full size) - I actually really like this. The beeswax provides a nice sheen and helps stay on longer.
-Sebastian Professional Color Ignite Multi Tone Shampoo ($14.95/8.4 oz) - I don't know why they asked me to fill out that survey, asking if I colored my hair or not (which I don't) so they could ignore it and give me this crap. Did not use.
-Senna Cosmetics Double Dose Lip Lacquer ($22) - This is not one of Senna's best products. The gloss is extremely thick and glittery. In the trash.
-Caswell-Massey Almond and Aloe Hand & Body Emulsion ($24/10 oz)- Very tiny packet that went into my drawer of samples for traveling.
I wish I had at least gotten the Figs & Rouge balm.

face candy grade: D

August's box was better:
-Ellis Faas Glazed Lips ($35, full size) - Unfortunately it's a deep dark brown, but it can be used to deepen any other lip color. Still, it was disappointing.
-Illamasqua Nail Varnish ($14, full size) - I got silver and I seriously wish it had been any other color.
-Biolage EsquisiteOil Replenishing Treatment ($22/3.1 oz) - Thrown in drawer.
-Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster ($48/1 oz) - I'm looking forward to using this.
-Touch In Sol Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base ($20/1.12 oz) - This face primer has gold flecks in it so it gives some shine but it's not awful.
Overall the value of this box was insane. The lip gloss, nail polish and serum were worth $97 alone. But it sucked that I got shitty colors. That was the worst part about it.

face candy grade: B-

September's was a slap in the face.
-OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel ($41) - I don't have oily skin, so I don't feel the need to even try this. It did however have very good reviews on amazon.
-Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++ ($29.99) -  Terrible gray color. Went in donation pile.
-Kryolan Lipstick made for GlossyBox ($14) - Did not like the quality an
-GKHair Moisturizing Shampoo ($20) - Thrown in drawer.
-GKHair Moisturizing Conditioner ($20) - Thrown in drawer.

I did not get the one thing I wanted in this selection which was the Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water. Bummer.

face candy grade: D


October's box sucked too.
-Alterna Professional Haircare Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist ($22) - This is okay, I am using it now.
-Natassja Skin & Wellness Enzyme Facial Peel ($40) - Boring. I feel like I'll never get around to trying it.
-Heartland Fragrance Co. Loofa Soap ($8) - This was decent looking, I gave it to my friend.
-Modelco Lip Duo Lipstick & Ultra Shine Lip Gloss ($39) - Not interested. Donate. 
-Kryolan Blush - Travel size pale pink blush. I like it.

face candy grade: B

Overall, it was very hit and miss and it was more often miss. It could be awesome if you had a bit of control over what you got. I am more into body stuff than hair stuff, so send me more body stuff. I like makeup more than skincare. Come on, how hard is that? I unsubscribed.

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