I subscribed to Glossybox when it first became available in the U.S. a couple of years ago but took a break after a few months. Recently they offered a long term subscription deal that I just couldn't refuse so I'm in for another year. The "catch up" box I just received is actually the April box; I expect to be receiving the May box later this month.
Glossybox sends five luxury sized beauty products each month. Their basic pricing structure is this:
- One month - $21.00
- Three months - $60.00
- Six months - $115.00
- Twelve months - $220.00
As far as I'm concerned, Glossybox has the most beautiful packaging in the business; a sturdy pale pink box with their logo crown print on the inside. The products always come nestled in black "crinkle" paper and black tissue tied with a pink grosgrain ribbon. The boxes are just too nice to throw out so I always find other storage uses for them.
April's box contained five pampering products plus a helpful card that gives descriptions and retail prices for the full sizes.
They included a two ounce sample of Aqua Spa, a Lavender and Chamomile scented body cream. This is an aromatic blend that's intended to relieve stressed skin. It is an ultra-rich formula with anti-aging properties as well.
Next is a "Super Lipgloss" by Bellapierre. These are showing up in a LOT of subscription boxes lately! This is a pretty one in the "Vanilla Pink" shade.
Then there is a skimpy 1 oz. sample of Caldrea Body Wash in "Tea Olive Lime". This is infused with "free-radical fighting angelica root and linden flower extracts".
A beautifully packaged Ciate Paint Pot nail polish in "Mango Martini" was included. This is a pretty summer color, but not a good one for my skin tone. Wish they allowed box customization but Glossybox isn't one for a bunch of quizzes!
The last item is an oddly packaged eyeshadow sealer/base from LaSplash. This product intensifies color and protects against smears and smudges for flawless 12 hours wear. I guess the enormously long handle gives you extra control in application.
Although I love Glossybox in general, I'm a little lukewarm on the contents of the first box in my current subscription. I'm interested to see what comes in the May box which is supposed to be a collaboration with Bergdorf Goodman, containing six luxury sized products.
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Thanks for reading,