Glossybox, $21 per month US, has many international versions
This baby bun was feeling a little shy! She didn't want to look at the camera.
Glossybox is a beauty box that sends subscribers five to six products each month. The samples are often full size or deluxe sample size. You tend to get more skincare than makeup in this box, but there is always a mix. Glossybox used to send mostly higher end brands, but their boxes for the past year have included a lot of brands I've never heard of. Glossybox likes to include products from European brands that don't sell their products in the U.S., so, if there is a product I really like, I may not be able to buy it. There is a lot of product variation, so some subscribers receive boxes that are worth much more than those other subscribers receive.
Here's what I got:
- Figs and Rouge Avancé+ Invisible Pores Night Detox Micro Refining Serum (full size, worth $38.55)
- Dr. Pawpaw Multipurpose Soothing Balm (full size, worth $9.50)
- NCLA Clean Up Your Act (full size, worth $16)
- Luseta Beauty Coconut Milk Shampoo (small sample, worth $1.16; full size costs $14)
- Luseta Beauty Coconut Milk Conditioner (small sample, worth $1.16; full size costs $14)
- La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser (teeny sample, worth $0.56; full size costs $14.99)
- Doucce Freematic Blush Mono in Summer Sunset (full size, worth $14)
- Doucce x Glossybox Freematic Small Case (worth $10)
My July Glossybox was worth $74.93. That's a pretty average value for Glossybox. Four of the products were full size (five if you count the Z-palette)! I got three skincare products, a makeup item, two hair care products, a nail product, and a Z-palette, so there was a great variety of stuff. As always with Glossybox, there was some variation, so you may have received different products. I believe everyone received the NCLA pen and the Doucce palette and blush.
This month, Glossybox allowed subscribers to choose their box color! The box had a special tropical design. Subscribers could choose from pink and orange (which is the color of mine above), red and blue, green and blue, and purple and yellow. I had a hard time choosing between pink and orange and purple and yellow, but I thought I had settled on purple and yellow as it was a little different. I've heard a lot of people complain that Glossybox sent them the wrong box color, so there's a good chance I really did pick the purple and yellow. It's still pretty, though, and it's just a box, so I'm not upset about it. I really disliked the red and blue and I didn't like the blue and green all that much, so I would have been more annoyed if I had gotten one of those colors.
First up, we have a full size Figs and Rouge Avancé+ Invisible Pores Night Detox Micro Refining Serum. This is a serum that contains witch hazel and aloe. It's supposed to clean out and minimize pores and promote collagen production. This has helped clear up my face and make it look better than it has in a couple weeks!
Dr. Pawpaw Multipurpose Soothing Balm can be used for just about anything. Dr. Pawpaw suggests using it for lips, skin, nails and cuticles, diaper cream, sunburns, bug bites, minor cuts, and for smoothing hair and eyebrows. It contains pawpaw fruit and aloe to promote healing. I have been using it as a lip balm and have been impressed by it. It would be amazing in the winter for my dry, cracked hands and chapped lips.
I love NCLA's nail polish, so I was excited to see one of their products in this box. Clean Up Your Act is a little pen of sorts that contains nail polish remover. There's a disposable tip that you can use to clean up stray bits of nail polish surrounding your nails when you give yourself a manicure. I can't give myself a neat manicure for the life of me, so I've been wanting to try a product like this after seeing something similar on Julep's site. These little tips won't clean up a big mess and it won't take care of old, dried-on nail polish, but it'll help you get rid of a couple of stray marks. NCLA recommends wiping the polish off of the tip to make each tip last longer. The pen comes with three extra tips (four tips total), so you'll be able to use it multiple times. It makes doing my nails so much easier! I usually wait for my polish to dry then pick off the excess polish, but now I don't have to! Some people are naturally talented at putting nail polish on, and, if you're one of those people, you won't need this. If you're like me, though, you'll never want to do another manicure again without this!
When I opened my Glossybox this month, all I could smell was coconut! The Luseta Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner have a pretty strong coconut scent, which I love. It's the perfect summer scent. Besides smelling amazing, these left my hair moisturized, looking shiny, and feeling extra soft! At $14 for a full size, it's not cheap, but it's also far from expensive as far as shampoo and conditioner go. It's worth the price!
I've tried a couple products from LaRoche-Posay's Toleriane line, but this is my first time trying their Hydrating Gentle Cleanser. This is a cream cleanser that is very gentle and moisturizing, as you probably guessed from the name. It's for normal to dry skin, so this is probably something that would be better for me in the winter. My skin can be greasy in the summer and dry in the winter, so I don't really need a moisturizing cleanser right now. I liked it, though, and will save it for when my skin starts to get dry again.
Finally, Glossybox sent a Doucce Z-palette and a blush. Z-palettes are empty palettes with magnets in them. You put whichever makeup pans you want into them to make your own custom palette. They're great for travel! Doucce makes a line of blush and eyeshadow that come in pans so that you can get one of their Z-palettes and put together your own palette. Glossybox and Doucce made a special Glossybox-branded Z-palette for this box. They included one blush, Summer Sunset, which is a beautiful matte pinky-peach that has excellent pigment and pretty good staying power. I love the color! It was very flattering on me. Doucce is overdone in subscription boxes, so I am usually not that excited to see yet another one of their products, but I was impressed by this blush. Glossybox is going to be sending another Doucce blush pan to subscribers in the August box to help you fill your Z-palette. Subscribers can choose their color. If you go to Glossybox's page and sign into your account, go to Surveys and you can choose either Pink Beach or Vintage Mauve. They're both beautiful colors, so it's a hard choice! If you don't want to decide, Glossybox will surprise you. I'm not sure when the survey closes, so act quickly if you are a current subscriber and want to choose your August blush color.
This is the best Glossybox I've had in a very long time! I loved every product! If I had to choose favorites, it would be NCLA's Clean Up Your Act and the Doucce Z-palette and blush. Glossybox has had some lackluster boxes in the past year, so I'm happy to see a box that reminds me of the old Glossybox. I hope they keep it up!
What did you think of the July Glossybox? Did you get the same products?