Today I'm going to catch all of you up with the boxes that GlossyBox has sent me even while I was on my break. I didn't think they would have kept me on since I informed them of what was going on but I'm super grateful that I was still able to receive these fun boxes while I was gone!
A quick run down for those who are unfamiliar.
GlossyBox is a beauty box company that sends monthly boxes filled with five travel sized items that range from hair, nails, skin, makeup, and on special occasions, jewelry! You can subscribe to them for one month, three months, six months, or a full year. Sometimes these travel sized items are the actual full size too. They send out different boxes for each country, so check out if you can subscribe!
My history with GlossyBox has been an absolute delight and I'm not exaggerating! If you like getting packages in the mail, trying new things, and good prices, then I highly recommend subscribing to them. I do have to say some months it's hit and miss depending on your personal interests but that's one of the things I love about them too, that they try to expose us to many different kind of products and brands. They turned me into a Tarte makeup fan from the all the ones they had sent in the past!
If you want to get a good feel of what they send, go through my Glossybox tag on this blog, but today I'll be sharing the past four boxes they sent and you'll get to see just within this post how varied they are!
Typically there's a card that shows what the items are with a description but I misplaced it so I don't have a picture to share and this box was sent months ago so I don't have a couple of the items anymore.
From what I can see in the pictures I do have, this box contains a bottle of Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturizing Spray, a Beauty Blender Sponge and sample size of the cleanser, a Bellapierre blush, a Balance body wash, and a sample of Vichy's Aqualia Thermal moisturizer.
The items I no longer have are the texturizing spray, blush, and body wash. I don't like using texturizing spray since it's not a style I like for myself. The blush was very shimmery and it blended into my skin nicely but it didn't suit my taste. Then the body wash, I used some of it but it's not something I would purchase for myself.
Yeah, I know the start of this doesn't seem great, HOWEVER, this box was completely made up by the last two items. I have combination skin and I'm either too oily or too dry from one product. I remember loving that moisturizer, especially for my dry skin.
Then my favorite item of all, that I still use to this day, the Beauty Blender. It's BEAUTIFUL. It's more maintenance than a regular foundation brush or using your fingers for application but it's worth the result. It's seamless and it doesn't feel heavy. It looks so natural and it's pleasant to use. It's officially a must have!
This box was generally good all around.
The Anatomicals You Need A Blooming Shower! body wash smells just like roses without any chemical scents mixed in with it. It's clean and fresh, but it's not moisturizing. It's purpose is scent and cleanliness only so I used it as a hand wash instead. My husband even loves it! We're going to buy again, especially since it's so cheap and lasts so long!
The Michael Todd True Organics Pumpkin Mask looked like pumpkin cream and pumpkin pulp! Smelled like it too! Sadly, I couldn't use it. It irritated my skin. The last time I had a reaction from a face mask was food related as well, strawberries. Do a small test on your face before you try out face products! But since it didn't work on me, I tried it on my husband and the results were pleasant since it didn't give him a reaction :] I noticed his skin was clearer and fresher.
The Nails Inc Victoria Polish, OMG. LOVE. It's sooooo beautiful! I would even say the picture doesn't do it enough justice. It looks like pretty red wine and you can layer the polish for more depth. I'm a huge fan of Nails Inc now because of the different polishes GlossyBox has sent!
The NaoBay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer left me satisfied. I wouldn't say I was exceptionally impressed or thrilled to use it but it had all the basics I needed and wanted for a moisturizer considering my combination skin. I suppose what didn't do it for me was that it didn't feel or smell refreshing. It didn't smell bad nor did it feel gross on the skin, it just didn't have that quality for me. All in all, I would use it again though, but it wouldn't be my first choice.
Lastly, the Wink Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer. I do believe it helped improve the appearance of my eyebrows. I felt like they were fuller and healthier looking. I didn't use them on my lashes though since I use glasses mostly and my lashes touch the lens. I'm sure they would of had similar results. I wouldn't expect a miracle though. It was a very small difference but I suppose that could vary from person to person!
This one is another hit and miss box but I commend it for it's variety and quality!
The Alex and Ani Scent 7 Body Mist smells very earthy and I would consider it a unisex fragrance from what's typically advertised as female scents and male scents. I could imagine this on anyone, but as usual, it comes down to preference. I wouldn't use it myself since I prefer flowery and melon scents.
The Alternia Haircare Bamboo Volume Pluming Strand Expand definitely does it's job! If you have problems with thin hair don't miss out on this one. When I used it, it expanded my hair and made it look thicker and voluminous. My only issue is that my hair felt texturized. If you don't mind that, then please give this a try!
The Etre Belle Cosmetics Liplift Peel is my favorite item in this entire box. It works and it works immediately. My lips are chapped half the time and I've basically given up on making them smooth so they can look rather unpolished. This peel is so gentle, it doesn't burn or sting, it doesn't taste bad if it gets in your mouth, and it's a quick fix. They sent the full size which is nearly $20 but it doesn't take much for it to work properly.
Another Nails Inc nail polish! This one is a tiny size this time but as usual, the quality is amazing. Goes on smoothly and evenly and the color is exact and charming. This one is Brook Street Nail Polish. It's a bright pinky coral color.
Then lastly, the Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask. Sometimes I'm shocked that I'm able to try samples of these expensive products. The full size costs $158 and when I see products at that price I do have to wonder, is it really that good?!
From the uses I got out of this small bottle, I did enjoy using this product. I couldn't really tell what difference it made on my face but it did feel good and I do think it looked better. In a sense like how you take a drink of water when you're thirsty. It doesn't have immediate results and it doesn't always do the job but it's refreshing and you know it's good for you.
It's a straight up cream and it felt and smelled lovely. Purely for the price, I wouldn't buy it but if it was more available to me I'd definitely buy it. It's relaxing and I love that.
Now, you might have noticed there's six items instead of the usual five. Occasionally, GlossyBox will throw in a special sixth item! This time it's the bracelet from Alex and Ani. It seriously feels like getting gifts every month when Glossybox!
This is the most recent GlossyBox!
I feel like this box is for very specific tastes though.
The Aqua Spa Relax Body Creme wasn't up to my expectations. I'm super, super, super picky about lotions. This creme takes more product to feel moisturized and I'm not a huge fan of the scent. It does resemble spa products though.
The BellaPierre Super Gloss in Vanilla Pink is a gloss that doesn't feel too heavy or messy. It's quite moisturizing but the color doesn't suit my skin tone. Perhaps if I had another color I may have liked it more.
The Caldrea Body Wash is green tea scented and it's lovely. Not too heavy and it's like the leaf tea, no hint of sweetness. Just pure. It cleans well and leaves a light fragrance.
The Ciate London Paint Pot that I received is in an orange color called Skinny Dip. It's the shimmer kind and the consistency is good. I think I'll use it as my next color!
The Lasplash Cosmetics Eyeshadow Sealer/Base is the first eyeshadow base I've ever used so I'm not sure how to compare to others. With my experience, it felt sticky after letting it sit for a bit but when I applied the eyeshadow it definitely stuck on. I'd never seen color so thick and full before. So it works but it felt odd to me. It felt somewhat stiff so I don't prefer using it. Maybe for events when I know there's little room for makeup touches. It held real nicely!
And that's all of it! As you can see, there are never any repeat products. They're always new and they introduce you to a wide variety of brands. They're almost never the same but they do have some favorite companies it seems. I've gotten three products from Tarte and Nails Inc in all the time I've been with Glossybox. And there are some incredible items that are now a part of my must-repurchase lists.
Even if you don't subscribe to Glossybox, I'd recommend checking their site every month to see if they have a box that's worth your interest. Each box is $21 and sometimes the products all together can reach up to $100 and more! It's a great deal!