Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Glossybox February 2015 Review, The Love Box + FREE Eyeliner Duo!

It's going to be a bit of a challenge to get through all the Valentine's Day themed subscription boxes since that holiday is receding quickly in the rearview mirror! Many of the box companies do a really good job of curating their boxes around the holidays and that's especially true of the beauty boxes in February.  Glossybox, in particular, did an amazing job of celebrating Valentine's Day with one of the best product collections they've ever sent.

February's Glossybox arrived in this artsy white "Love" box; honestly, their special edition boxes are becoming quite collectible!

This beautiful box held five items (four full size and one luxury sample size), almost all relevant in some way to Valentine's Day.

Glossybox provides one of the better information cards with a color photo of each item, description, retail price and tips on how to best use the product.

This Julep polish in "Heartleigh" speaks to the teenage girl in me (yes, she's still in there way down deep).  This is a clear polish that contains a fusion of metallic specks, white sparkles and teeny tiny red hearts.  I think this is the first holiday-specific nail polish I've ever owned! (Retail $14)

I found out very quickly that you have to dab each nail repeatedly to distribute the hearts properly.  Bet this would be stunning over a matte pink or white polish too!

Next is a 2.5 oz. tube of Bio-Cleansing Conditioner from Unwash.  This has a nice fruity scent and replaces shampoo and conditioner without stripping natural oils, moisture or compromising color.  It also improves manageability and infuses volume in one step.  (Full size retail $36, this sample is worth about $6.67)

You've gotta give this mascara points on name alone....Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes!  (I dare you not to say that to yourself a few times.) This mascara is from the U.K. and contains moringa seed resin that dries down and holds volumized lashes in place while allowing them to remain soft and light.  Since a lot of mascaras have traditionally been made using bat guano, I'm not the least intimidated by moringa seed resin! (Retail $22)

This adorable little Tinties Lip Butter in Pink from Royal Apothic is one of the cutest lip product containers I've ever seen.  The gold topped glass pot has an elegant look that seems like it would be right at home in Kate Middleton's boudoir. Surprisingly, it is actually made in the U.S.A.  The tongue-in-cheek label even declares "Tested on royals, never on animals"! (Retail $14)

The last product is this full size Foaming Shower Gel Sensation in Yogi Flow from Rituals Cosmetics.  I've never seen a shower gel in this form before; the can dispenses a deliciously-scented rich foamy soap that contains sweet almond oil and Indian rose. The beautiful red can is perfect for Valentine's Day!  (Retail $15)

That's everything in February's "Love Box"!  The combined retail value of these products is $71.67, not bad at all for a box that costs $21 on a month-to-month basis. (Even less on multi-month subscriptions....as little as $18.33 per month if you sign up for a year.)

Glossybox did an exceptional job of putting together a box full of high end and somewhat unusual Valentine-inspired products.  These are all things I'll use but I'm most excited about the Yogi Flow shower gel and that stunning little lip butter. And I'm sure my inner teenager will be playing around with the festive nail polish!

If you haven't tried Glossybox, you're in for a treat.  As a subscriber from the first month that Glossybox was available in the U.S., I can tell you that they consistently provide a quality box with a much higher retail value than the price paid.  Their curation is meticulous and unboxing is always a fun and happy experience!

Thank you for reading,


P.S.  The code AIMODSTER15 will get you a free Ardency Inn Modster Travel Size Eyeliner Duo with a monthly subscription.

Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was purchased by Lone Star Shopper. Post may contain referral or affiliate links.

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