Monday, October 20, 2014

September 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 September 2014 box, along with the value of each product.

BVLGARI Eau Parfumee au the vert conditioner: (value of $16 determined by another blogger- I could not find how many ounces was in my bottle, but the full size price is $45 for 6.76 fl oz) I've never tried a condition this expensive, but that is one thing I love about high-end subscription boxes- getting to try something I wouldn't normally purchase. The scent is really nice.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS Lip Tar Matte in Black Dahlia: (full size product value $18.00 for .33 oz)  OCC Lip Tars are pretty cool- just a tiny tiny tiny dot of the pigment applied with the included brush gives you a gorgeous lip with fabulous staying power. Black Dahlia is DARK so be prepared! I like a dark lip, and hell, it's Fall, so why not?

VICHY Liftactiv Night: (value: $15 for .51 fl oz) I used this in the evening where I typically use a night cream- on my cheeks where I battle hyperpigmentation, on my marionette lines, and on my forehead. It felt great on and had a nice light scent that faded quickly. My skin felt really nice the next morning.

BENEFIT They're Real! Mascara: (value: $7.67 for .1oz)  I am definitely a fan of Benefit mascaras, they are always great quality.

Essie She's Pampered: (full-sized product value: $8.50 for .46 oz)  Nail polish is my most favorite item to receive in subscription boxes, so and Essie is a favorite brand so this was totally a win. She's Pampered is from their Winter 2012 collection, but was a shade I did not already own. Application was fabulous, and 2 coats provided perfect coverage. Here's a swatch pic I took of the mani I did with it:

Essie She's Pampered (2 coats) 

VERDICT: My box had a value of approximately $65 so I'm super pleased. There are items I already know I like (nail polish, lip tar, and mascara) and the others I am excited to use.

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.


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