With a GlossyBox monthly subscription of 15$ you receive, each month, in a very cute pink box containing five or six beauty products that fit your profile (the one you filled online about your skin type, color and preferences to get items tailored to meet your individual needs).
Most products will not be full sizes of course but from what I have seen, you get enough product to be able to form an honest opinion on the products.
In the GlossyBox I received were the following six products:
- A bottle of Essie Nail Enamel, retails for about 5$ online: doesn’t chip, color is perfect for Spring or, if you’re like me, any time of the year
- Oscar de la Renta Body Lotion; retails for around 30$: smells heavenly. Not the most moisturizing lotion for very dry skin (like mine) but still does a respectable job and the smell is worth it.
- Prevage Anti-aging Night Cream, 1.7 ounce – Elizabeth Arden retails for 132$: haven’t tried it yet.
- Elizabeth Grant Moisture Stick retails for 12$: the melon smell is to die for but, again, not moisturizing enough for my chronically dry lips
- Mineral Hand Cream – AHAVA Deadsea Water: 3.4 oz retails for 21$: smells fabulous too and, this time, moisturizes my hands perfectly. Does not leave a greasy film and absorbs quickly: loves it!
- Beauty So Clean’s sanitizer wipes for make-up: I heard a lot about’em and finally got to try these. Sanitizing my lipsticks: there’s a first for everything!
Pros and cons
I have to say that the idea and concept of this is fabulous. Most of the products (the only exception is the nail polish) are in travel sizes but, again, you get enough.You receive a gorgeous box with silk ribbons and really, the experience makes you feel quite special. Also, you receive products and brands you might have never used. One example that says it all: I have millions of nail polishes but this was my first Essie…
Now, my only complaints: this box was sent to me for a review and, of course, wasn’t tailored to my needs. I received an anti-aging cream which I honestly and thankfully do not have a need for at the moment and, to be honest, none of the products really threw me off my chair. But then again, I try and buy new products constantly. Plus, seeing that I am not subscribed to the service yet I cannot comment on the choices and customization but that’s my only concerns about the service: How tailored is it? How innovative and fun are the products chosen?
Apart from that, I do recommend it to those of you you want to try new stuff, getting new products in the mail is something that ALWAYS makes me feel better, it feels like it’s my birthday when I get home and there’s a pink package waiting for me.
15$ a month including shipping. I received it though Canada Post, which I love because UPS, DHL and Purolator are a NO GO for me most of the time (waiting around for a package? No thanks)
Will you subscribe?
Well, I receive and buy quite a few products as it is but I might try it for a couple of months to be able to comment on the customization of the service :) And will, of course, keep you posted.