Tuesday, June 05, 2012

May 2012 GLOSSYBOX Review

The second beauty box to arrive in the mail was from GLOSSYBOX. I was excited to try this one because I had read excellent reviews of their product selection as well as the sizes of their samples. It is the most expensive of all the boxes - $15/month & free shipping - but, as you'll see below, I think this is definitely a good value. (By the way, please excuse the horrible camera photos - it was night and my good camera is dead.)

 First, the packaging. The products come tucked into a cute pink box that only has one tiny GLOSSYBOX logo on the outside. Perfect for reusing!

Simple eye make-up remover for sensitive eyes and refreshing facial wash gel. These are decent sized travel samples that I will definitely toss in my bag for weekend trips. The eye make-up remover did a good job removing shadow & mascara although it did sting a little bit. The facial wash gel rinsed off nicely and didn't leave a film or my skin feeling dry.

Curel Foot Therapy cream. I have been using this product every night since the box arrived on Friday and, while I haven't seen a noticeable difference, I like the texture of the product and the light floral smell. I have a pretty sensitive nose so I'm happy it's not overly fragranced - kind of reminds me of my grandma. I will continue to use this product nightly and will probably buy more once I run out since I don't have a regular foot cream.

Pandora's Lips lipstick (can't remember the colour and don't have it here). I wasn't overly thrilled to receive this since I don't ever wear lipstick (the insert card did say lipstick OR gloss so I was hoping for the latter) but I'm always willing to give a new product a try. I really like the packaging of this product and it's the first time I've seen a paper lipstick tube. The lipstick itself went on smoothly and didn't smell funny or have a funky "lipstick" taste but the colour was too frosty for me. Will probably stay in the sample pile.
Sebastian Volupt volumizing shampoo. This is a full-size bottle of shampoo from a brand I recognize and have used in the past. This is the only product I haven't tried yet but when my current bottles run out I'll be adding it to the rotation. I'm always on the look-out for a good volumizing shampoo so hopefully this will work for me. I like to use products from the same brand so I will most likely purchase the conditioner as well.

All in all, I am quite pleased with my May GLOSSYBOX and, if the quality over the next few months stays consistent, this beauty box is a good contender to be the one I keep.

1 comment:

  1. if you are not feeling your lipstick, i'll take it :) I didn't get this :( i got a concealer that I won't use... :) LOVE LOVE LOVE glossy box and i like your blog.