Glossybox Review, January 2016

Glossybox, $21 per month US, also has international versions in UK, France, Canada, and Germany

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Another beautiful bunny model showing off the January Glossybox.

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My January Glossybox contained:

My January Glossybox was worth about $65.40.  I could find the MeMeMe lip color only on British sites, so the value I listed for that product is based on what the currency conversion rate was for British Pounds the day I wrote this up.  The Beautiful Nutrition rinse had no size listed on the bottle at all, so I just estimated it to be about 2 ounces after comparing it to similarly sized bottles I have that do have the size listed, so the value on that might be a little off.

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Every subscriber was supposed to get the MeMeMe Lip Glide in Playful Peach.  Certain peaches can be a difficult for me to wear, so I was a little worried about this.  While this wasn't quite the color for me, I found the formula to be great.  I was impressed by how long it lasted on my lips.  It looked good even after I ate and drank.  I had never even heard of MeMeMe, a makeup brand based in the UK, before I got it in this month's Glossybox, so I was impressed by how well it worked.  My only wish is that I had gotten it in a different color!

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I always like getting foot creams in beauty boxes, so I was happy to get this in my January Glossybox.  I had never heard of the brand -417 before.  -417 uses dead sea minerals in its products to help with hydration and anti-aging.  While every other foot cream I've gotten has had a mint scent, this one smells of lavender at first, then almond after it has been rubbed in.  It's a rather thin formula that absorbs quickly and feels very moisturizing.  If you're looking for a new foot cream, I would recommend giving this a try.

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The Emité Diamond Heart Base Primer was another product all subscribers got this month.  This comes in a peachy color that is very sheer, so you couldn't see any color once it was applied.  It's an illuminating formula, so it gives you a nice subtle glow.  It can be used on its own or under your foundation.  I liked this, but it didn't really wow me.  I'll use this product up, but I don't imagine I will ever buy this.  Primer that is thicker and slightly less sheer is my preference.  I will say, though, that my foundation did look good all day when it was on top of this.

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I was looking forward to trying the Royal Apothic Cream Crème.  I've tried other Royal Apothic products and have always liked them.  When I punctured the foil seal on the tube, a little of the body crème squirted out, so I decided to use it right then so it wouldn't go to waste.  I absolutely hated the smell of this.  The odor was extremely strong and long-lasting.  Even washing my hands didn't get rid of it and it bothered me for hours.  The Royal Apothic website describes Venetian Grove as  "Rose Leaf blended with Currant, Plum, Orange, and Clove," but I wasn't sure how I would describe it.  Subscribers could get different scents of this body crème, so I'm hoping others got better smelling scents.  My friend, Emma, got Cutting Garden and didn't like the smell of that crème either.  Did anyone who got this get a scent they enjoyed?  I hope so.

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The Lemon Rinse is supposed to remove product buildup from hair.  The instructions say to thoroughly soak your hair from root to tip with this rinse after you are finished shampooing and conditioning, leaving in for a few seconds, then rinsing.  I gave this a try and was surprised by the results.  My hair felt amazingly soft and looked so shiny after I used this.  I highly recommend this rinse!  I'm not a big hair product person, so if it did this much to my hair, imagine what it could do for someone who uses tons of hair products.  A little goes a long way with this and the full size is only $10, so I would say this is definitely worth it.

The January Glossybox was good, but not great.  I absolutely loved the Lemon Rinse!  I hated the Royal Apothic crème.  The other three items (the primer, the foot cream, and the lip crayon) were nice, but nothing fantastic.  I'm hoping the February Glossybox will be better.