Tuesday, September 23, 2014

August 2014 GLOSSYBOX


 
GLOSSYBOX is one of the more expensive beauty subscription services ($21 versus both Birchbox and Ipsy's $10), but the quality is so much better- these are high end brands! I also LOVE the beautiful, high quality boxes they send each month. They are great for drawer organizing or keeping craft products in.
 
Here's a run-down on what I received in my August box, along with the value of each product.
 
SpaRitual nail polish in Magnify: (full-sized product value: $12 for .5 oz)  I LOVE when subscription boxes include nail polish. It's like they KNOW ME! And isn't Magnify a gorgeous Barbie bubble-gum pink? Application was fabulous, and 2 coats provided perfect coverage. Here's a swatch pic I took of the mani I did with it:
 
 
 
Uberliss Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner: (value: conditioner- $4, shampoo- $4.30)  I tried this duo last week and sadly felt like it made my hair limp and lifeless. I'll have to try it again and give it another chance.
 
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner:  (value: $8 for .035 oz)  Although I love pen-type eyeliners, I typically prefer softer applicators, like the Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Dark Brown. This pen-type eyeliner is black and has a more rigid applicator. Because of that, I found it a bit hard to get a fine line.... it was much easier to get a thicker line, as you can see below.
 
Kryolan for Glossybox Highlighter in Cashmere: (full-sized product value: $18.95 for .15 oz)  I haven't been a big user of highlighters, but this might change that. I LOVE how this product feels. It just glides on and blends so well. Glossybox suggest using it for the inner corners of your eye, and I think that would be perfect. You can see a swatch it of it below.
 
 
 
Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream: (value: $17 for .34 oz) I was pretty disappointed to see that this day cream doesn't have an SPF..... that's pretty much a must for me. I tried it on my hand and it does feel nice and sink in quickly. There is a bit of a flowery smell. Glossybox suggest to use this twice a day to improve elasticity and prevent the early appearance of wrinkles (too late!), but since it wouldn't be appropriate for me for the day, I will try it at night. I suspect the fragrance will be a bit of a bother to me.
 
VERDICT: This box has a value of approximately $64, and I am not as excited as I was for the July box. Of course, the nail polish is a definite win! The September box will include a mini Benefit They're Real! mascara, which I have tried before and really like. You can see October and November spoilers below as well. Yay for October- more nail polish!
 
GLOSSYBOX also has a great point program- if you answer their survey questions on each product after you receive it, you will receive 100 points. After you have collected 1000 points, your next box is free. So after 10 months, I will have a free box.
 
They also have a referral program and if you use my link to sign up, I'll receive 200 points, getting me closer to my free box! You can do the same with your friends after you sign up. During the month of October, if you sign up for a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription, you can use the promo code GBGLAM to receive a FREE deluxe sample-sized GlamGlow Youth Mud ($19 value) with any new subscription.
 
Here's a sneak peek of items included in upcoming boxes:
 
 
 
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