GLOSSYBOX is a subscription box that delivers 5 travel size makeup, hair, and skin care products to your door every month!
This review is for the two free boxes I got with my September box as part of a buy 1 get 2 free promotion.
The first box is a Christmas themed box, I’m assuming it was the December 2015 box.
- High Definition Mascara – MTJ Cosmetics. Regular price: $21.00
MTJ High Definition Mascara guarantees an extreme volume, intense colour and scenic eyelashes. Its texture is soft and creamy and application is extremely simple. The special curvy applicator in silicone allows eyelashes to be well separated and well lifted, without leaving clumps. I am in LOVE with this mascara! If you can look closely at the brush it looks like the shadow of a snow man haha. It feels so soft and smooth going on, and it really does keep each lash perfectly separated just with enhanced volume and length. See for yourself :).
- 24K Hand Cream – Orogold. Regular price: $18.00
OROGOLD’s 24K Hand Cream is made with nature’s best moisturizer – shea butter. This rich cream instantly softens and soothes dry skin, giving hands a more polished appearance. This hand cream has a light, pleasant scent that I really liked. The only downfall is that it takes a lot longer to absorb than hand creams I’ve tried in the past… so I can only put it on when I know I won’t need my hands for awhile…
- Mauve Eye Shadow – GLOSSYBOX. Regular price: $11.00
This is a pearl-infused aubergine eye shadow and it’s made by GLOSSYBOX! The color goes on easily with shadow primer and lasted me all day yesterday. I’d describe this as a dark pearly violet that would be perfect for a sultry night time smokey eye.
The darker shade above my lid is the GLOSSYBOX eye shadow.
- Feverish Nail Polish – Color Club. Regular price: $8.50
This nail polish is a deep shade of red with hints of burgundy. To use this I applied two coats, and I didn’t use a top coat because I’m lazy. Because of this, my nails look like crap right now and it’s only been 2 days lol. Oh well… I actually don’t like nail polish (my nails are always plain) just because I don’t see the point in spending time painting, removing, painting, removing forever. But I also don’t like doing anything that takes extra time getting ready, like wearing accessories either. I don’t even have my ears pierced. My beauty profile on EVERY beauty box I’m subscribed to also says I prefer no nail polish but I seem to always get it. Then I HAVE to use it for reviewing purposes and I keep it on until it comes off on its own so my nails always look horrible now hahaha!
- Leave-In Treatment & Detangler – ColorPhlex. Regular price: $11.00
Help salon results last longer with colorpHlex Leave-In Treatment and Detangler for color-treated hair. This vegetable-derived Color Strengthening Technology strengthens weak & damaged hair while Sunflower Seed Extract naturally protects your color from UV damage and fading. This unique formula will detangle hair, add shine, and promote healthier-looking, soft hair. When I used this after the shower, my brush glided easily through my hair and left it soft and shiny once it was dry.
BONUS – $50.00 off first HelloFresh box. I’ve already gotten my first box so if anyone wants to use this go for it.
The theme of the second box is “Sun Kissed” and was the August 2016 box.
- Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil – Wella Professionals. Regular price: $20.00
This multi-sensorial hair oil spray, with macadamia seed oil, avocado oil and vitamin E, known as a natural anti-oxidant, instantly reveals the beautiful, natural reflections of hair color with a very lightweight technology that makes hair feel incredibly light and supple. This oil adds glossy reflections, making it up to 86% more reflective. Wella Professionals Hair Oil Reflections can be used in a number of different ways:
Conditioning — apply a few drops of hair oil onto damp hair for an instant, lightweight smoothing effect.
Styling — apply a few drops of hair oil to wet hair before you dry* for additional protection.
Finishing — apply after styling to give hair extra shine, and to intensify color reflection.
I used this last night after my shower and today my hair is crazy soft and shiny, and so smooth my pony tails won’t even stay on! When I was getting ready I forgot I used this and was wondering why my hair felt so much better than usual and then I remembered, it must be this because that’s all I did differently. I’ve never had ANY hair product make my hair feel and look this great ever let alone after just one use. I’m blown away… I tried to get a picture but it doesn’t do it justice! I’m going to continue to buy this and suggest it to everyone!
- After Sun Lotion – De Bruyere. Regular price: $12.00
Moisturizing and restructuring milk, enriched with Monoi of French Polynesia. This after sun lotion soothes, nourishes and protects sensitive skin after sun exposure . Skin is Replenished and hydrated. It is made in France and paraben and silicone free. I don’t wear sunscreen because I’m Italian and tan easily and prefer to be tan, but sometimes I DO get burnt, and it’s important to take care of my skin when that happens so it will turn in to a tan and not peel. Next time I get sun burn I’ll make sure to use this!
- Waterproof Mascara Dissolver – Too Faced. Regular price: $12.60
Remove every trace of both waterproof and regular mascara with the most effective, gentlest remover EVER. The precision wand coats lashes base-to-tip with our conditioning, oil-based formula – gently dissolving even the most stubborn waterproof mascara. No more rubbing, tugging, or raccoon eyes! I was surprised at how easy this was to use and how easily it removed my mascara. Basically you apply it to your lashes the same way you would regular mascara, wait 60 seconds, and wipe away. It completely removes mascara, even the waterproof kind, leaving no trace behind. Awesome.
- Traceless Hair Ring – Invisibobble. Regular price: $8.00
Featuring a unique telephone cord shape, this hair ring places uneven pressure around the circumference of the ponytail, allowing hair to be held strongly in the ponytail without feeling too tight or leaving a bothersome kink. It gives individual hairs more space within the ponytail and leads to a traceless result. Due to its smooth surface and spiral shape, people can easily avoid headaches and prevent split ends. I always get a headache when I have my hair in a ponytail (ponytails, sunglasses, necklaces… everything gives me a headache), so I’m stoked to have these. So far so good, it really does prevent headaches and kinks in my hair but it does snag my hair sometimes when I take it out. Still totally prefer this over regular ponytail holders.
- Lip Parfait Buttery Lip Cream in Guilty Pug – Trifle Cosmetics. Regular price: $19.00
A lip treatment and lipstick in one beautifully whimsical stick, this Lip Parfait applies like butter to impart a soft, moisturizing shade of color to your lips. It is infused with cocoa butter to keep lips plumped and hydrated all day long, as well as silicon-coated color pigments so the color is never dull or feathery. Lips look refreshed, hydrated and super soft. This goes on as a completely different color than it looks on the stick. It goes on more orange than red for a perfect shade of CORAL, my favorite color for lips, woohoo! Such an intense and beautiful color AND it hydrates and softens?! Sweet.
- Face + Body Mud – Borghese. Regular price: $5.30
This signature and classic Fango Active is a one-and-only, must-have, mineral-rich mud. It’s a sensational step beyond everyday clean. Derived from traditional Tuscan treatments, its deep-down purifying power purges and minimizes pores. It exfoliates and helps surface cell turnover, imparting clarity. It hydrates and firms reducing fine lines and providing smooth, toned texture. Infused with Sweet Almond and Avocado Oils, this mud detoxifies and does away with dull skin, leaving skin radiant and refreshed. I put this on last night before bed, it’s just a 5 minute mask. It burned a bit at first but went away quickly, and when I rinsed it off my skin felt remarkably more clean and soft. Another amazing product from GLOSSYBOX, figures!
The total cost of the products in these two boxes comes to about $146.40. To think that I got these two boxes, AND the September box ($209.07 worth of products total) for only $21.00 is freaking AWESOME!!!!!!! Yeah just add a “0” to the end of the cost of the box and you get the value of the stuff I got this month. I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it…
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Ease of Cancellation
GLOSSYBOX can be cancelled by the 14th of the month prior (e.g. you must cancel by February 14th if you want to cancel your March charge/box).
To cancel a current subscription –
Simply log in to your GLOSSYBOX account
On the left hand side of the dashboard, click on “Recurring Profiles and Orders”
Then click on the text describing your applicable subscription plan (ie, “6-Month Plan”)
Underneath the “Profile Schedule”, click on the gray box that states “Cancel Subscription”