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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Glossybox: The Monthly Luxury Sample Box. A Review


Lately there have been a number of monthly sample box companies that have sprung up and they want to give you all of the latest and greatest products out in the beauty market. The prices vary from $10.00 a month to $29.95 every three months. Glossybox is one of the only companies that is worldwide, having programs in 15 countries, such as the UK, France, Austria, China and Brazil. There is even a small magazine that comes with it. The boxes have themes.


For January the theme was The Man Repeller: A Winter Survival Kit. Blogger Leandra Medine is the creator of The Man Repeller fashion blog, and this is a tie in with her blog. My box came with the following samples: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara, Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum, Le Metier de Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution, Narciso Rodriguez for her Eau de Toilette, OPI “Can’t Let Go” Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer, Sebastian Professional Potion 9 and tarte glamazon pure performance 12-hour lipstick.The boxes usually come with 5 samples. Notice that this month’s came with 7 samples, not just 5!


I like the fact that there are deluxe samples in the Glossybox deliveries. And some of them are full size, such as the OPI nail lacquer and the Tarte lipstick. The going price for those items alone is $9.00 for the OPI nail lacquer and $26.00 for the Tarte lipstick. This makes the Glossybox well worth the $21.00 a month. Other boxes also have full size products. The November box had a full size hand cream (I adored this and am still using it) that is priced at $19.00, the September box had a full size Missha BB cream valued at $29.99. I really think that the price point for the Glossybox is a great deal!

DSC00362Me with Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Multiplying mascara

I tried a few of the samples and let’s just say that The Man Repeller Winter Survival box is great! I used the Sebastian Professional Potion 9 on dry hair (it can be used on damp or dry hair) to give it some texture. I had forgotten how great this stuff it! I used it ages ago (we are talking 20 years) and I need to get the full size again. Love this stuff! I have not used an Estee Lauder product in many, many years but after having used the Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume mascara, I might go back to the brand. I like how the mascara gave my lashes massive volume. It is akin to my favorite MAC mascara. I also used the Le Metier de Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution one morning. This is a very rich, emollient cream with a SPF 30. The full size price is $225.00. A bit steep but I would love to purchase it. It is a great cream for those with very dry skin and no acne. It made my skin extremely soft and supple after one use. The Narciso Rodriguez for her Eau de Toilette reminds me of one of my grandmother’s perfumes such as something from Guerlain! It is soft and with a slight floral scent that has a little bit of musk. I would love the full size of this very much! The full size is $77.00 for 1.6 oz and $104.00 for 3.3 oz. The Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum is great to use prior to makeup. It is for those with combination to oily skin. The price for the full size is $35.00 for 1 oz., which is not bad and the ingredients are all consistent with something used on oily skin. I have not tried the lipstick or nail lacquer yet. The OPI Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer is quite different from the regular nail polishes that. It only requires a base coat. The polish dries to a beautiful matte finish with a reflective shimmer, no top coat needed. tarte glamazon pure performance 12-hour lipstick contains emollient rich butters such as: mango, avocado and shea that leave lip soft and supple, minimizing fine lines while the lipstick will stay on for 12 hours.

Glossybox subscriptions are available at www.glossybox.com. In the United States Glossybox is $21.00 per month, and this provides the customer with at least 5 deluxe samples. Their service is the better of the monthly sample services, since the samples are either full size or deluxe size. I am very happy with this one compared to all the others I have tried (and I have tried many of the monthly sample services).


(This product was sent for consideration)


  1. Loving the nail polish!!



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