Tuesday, 31 July 2012

GLOSSYBOX - July 2012

On the very last day of July, my July Glossybox made it to my front door!! I was very surprised, because Glossybox had stated on their Facebook page that they were not expecting their subscribers to receive their boxes until the first week of August! I credit Canada Post for getting it to me so quickly- thanks CP :)

For those of you who are new to beauty boxes, Glossybox is one of Canada's subscription beauty boxes. Alongside Glymm, Julep, Luxe and Topbox, Glossybox charges a monthly fee and sends out packages of deluxe beauty samples, such as lotions, makeup, nail care or skin care items right to your door step. Glossybox comes in a gorgeous, sturdy pale pink box that is completely re-usable for giving gifts or personal storage. Glossybox charges $15.00/month for their service- more than Glymm and Topbox. However, they promise to send "5 luxury product samples from high-end brands " in every box.
July 2012 Glossybox

In my July Glossybox I received:
Zoya Nail Lacquer in KIMBER (15 ml/full size) (retails for $8.00)
Alessandro International Pedix Heel Rescue Balm (30 ml) (full size retails for $19.95/100ml)
John Freida Frizz-Ease Sheer Solution (10 ml) (full size retails for $14.99/60ml)
Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Cherry (2.6g/full size) (retails for $5.99)
Dove Softening Creme Bodywash (200ml/full size) (retails for $5.99)
*bonus item: Beautysoclean Sanitizer Wipes (4 wipes) (48 pack retails for $12.50)
Dove Softening Creme Body Wash
  
Zoya KIMBER
Alessandro International Pedix Heel Rescue Balm
Compared to last months box, which was chock full of drugstore branded products, this box is a drastic improvement. I dislike Dove as a brand and I do not want their junky body wash that is full of chemicals but I will find a home for it elsewhere. I am very excited to try the Heel Rescue Balm, which contains tea tree oil! I love tea tree. It also comes in adorable blue packaging, which I appreciate!
The tiny little Frizz-Ease sample will definitely be well enjoyed by my hair, but I did see that other Glossybox subscribers got a full-sized John Freida hair lightening spray. I assume that I did not receive this based on my beauty profile, since I do not have blonde hair. However, this is a pretty big sample disparity to go from a full-sized lightening spray to a tiny 10ml sample of hair serum?
I love the Zoya polish colour I received although it does remind me of OPI's 'I'm all ears'. The only difference is that 'I'm all ears' has pink micro glitter and 'Kimber' has gold micro glitter. I do think it is a unique shade that is perfect for summer time- good job, Glossybox! The Burt's Bees lip shimmer was a nice addition- much better than past Glossybox lip colours we have received! I like Burt's Bees as a brand because they're all natural :) Lastly, we got more beautysoclean wipes, which we already received in a past box. I used them all up, so I am not offended to receive this sample again, especially as a bonus item.

Overall, I am very happy with my July box! The only complaint I have is that Glossybox ships their boxes out so late into the month. They have said on their Facebook page that they aim to send the boxes out in the last week of every month, meaning that some subscribers will get their boxes in the following month. I think they need to work on changing this, rather than stating it will be that way. They have time to bill us at the very beginning of the month, so why not work on shipping the boxes out in a more timely manner? Besides this little annoyance, I am very happy with July's box! I can use everything I received (minus the cheap Dove bodywash).

Have you received your July box yet? Thoughts?
--S

If you wish to sign up for August's GLOSSYBOX, click here. A monthly subscription is $15.00 after taxes and shipping.
To read about the FEBRUARY 2012 GLOSSYBOX, click here, MARCH 2012 GLOSSYBOX APRIL 2012 GLOSSYBOXMAY 20120 GLOSSYBOXJUNE 2012 GLOSSYBOX.

55 comments:

  1. Did you get your tracking number before you got the box?

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    1. yes I got my tracking # yesterday!

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    2. Lucky. I'm from Cambridge Ontario and i haven't received my tracking number yet, im so impatient.

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    3. yes that is annoying, especially since I live half an hour from you! I wish they'd send their boxes out a bit earlier into the month :/

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    4. ya i dont really understand why they stagger them. i mean i'm like right in the same area as you then i should at least have a tracking number

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  2. I like your box way better than the US box we got. I got the heel rescue stuff too tho but I'm going to use it on my bf because his feet are really bad! lol

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    1. some of your boxes have been better than ours though! as they should be, since yours is $6 more a month!

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  3. I could use everything in that box! Scratch that, I NEED everything in that box.

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    1. haha yes I am very pleased with this months box- huge improvement from June's!

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  4. I still haven't got any tracking number yet so I guess I won't be receiving mine any time soon. Looks like a pretty good box this month. I am hoping I will get the Zoya nail polish as I haven't tried it yet.

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    1. I think everyone gets a Zoya polish, it is just the colour that is varying!

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  5. Thanks for linking my blog! I just linked yours too :) Your box looks awesome too! I love John Freida Frizz Ease products and your Zoya colour is gorgeous!

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    1. No problem at all! It is nice to show the contrast in what others received- I also really love the colour you received!

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  6. My beauty needs are very particular because of my sensitive skin. Looks like Glossybox would be too much of a hit or miss for a monthly $15 subscription. I do like the Zoya polish and the Burt's Bees lip shimmer (I own a few myself and swear by them).

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    1. yes, it does add up to a lot of money in a year if you consistently get products you do not want! but Glossybox has a pretty good track record with me.

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  7. Certainly far better than the 'she said beauty' box I received today. :( I would have been so happy with the Zoya!! Lucky you...think I will now switch to glossy box. Heard some bad things...but your box is how I wanted mine to be today!!x

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    1. Yes this is my first Zoya polish! I am excited to try the brand.

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  8. Finally got my shipping notification ( I live north of Toronto). Just curious, what "version" were you sent? According to my shipping notification, I am a V2 (last month I was a V1). And I wonder if everyone receiving the the same version will get the same thing?

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    1. I am also a V2! so I bet you'll get the same things I did!

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  9. This is great box! I think my favourite would be the Frizz-Ease as I love John Frieda's products!

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    1. Yes I have heard great things about the Frizz-Ease and I am excited to sample it.

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  10. yay great box!! im so excited to receive mine. after i asked you on twitter, i got an email notification for my tracking number, lol! x

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    1. haha I am glad its on the way to you, you will probably get it tomorrow since you're in the GTA!

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  11. I'm set to get mine on Thursday according to the notice. Pretty nice box contents!!! I kind of wish I hadn't read your post until I got mine but I really can't help it. You're the very first one I see who has gotten it :) Now I'll officially stalk everyone who gets it before me.

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    1. I am such a sucker for spoilers too! I love knowing what to expect ahead of time!

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  12. Yay, I am so excited for my box to arrive in the mail. Sadly CP says it won't arrive until the 7th. What version of the box did you receive?

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    1. oh darn, that sucks! you must be far West? I got V2!

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  13. Still waiting for mine! But thanks for the sneak peak!

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    1. hope it makes it to your doorstep soon!

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  14. Well, i'm a bit disappointed....lol, that body wash is only $2 at superstore

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    1. yes I don't want the bodywash- it is cheap crap IMO. however, I will use everything else!

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  15. This month's box is definitely better than last month's which is great! I haven't gotten mine yet, but I'm still pretty excited about that Zoya polish (I really hope I don't get a duplicate!) and the foot cream. By the way, what nail polish are you wearing on your nails? It's pretty ;-)

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    1. thank you! I am wearing Julep Alyson with Essies diamond glitter over top (can't recall the exact name at the moment!)

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  16. This is my first month with Glossy Box. I've been scouring the blogosphere to see what the contents are! I'm pretty impressed. Now just to get it to the Maritimes! My tracking number says Friday, but being the long weekend, I probably won't actually get it until Tuesday and then I'm going to enjoy the little box of beauty! Thanks for the review!

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    1. Ooh I hope you enjoy your first box :)

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  17. Pretty good box IMO. The Burts Bees is awesome! I'm V3 and should be receiving my box today.. I wonder what the difference will be

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    1. I think V3 doesn't get a Burts Bees product, but rather another body cream - that is what I read on the Glossybox page :/

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  18. I used to get Glossy box in the UK. I like the idea but to be honest I ended up with a bunch of stuff I wouldn't have bought myself and ended up giving away most of it to people for christmas, but it is a super duper fun idea :-) I absolutely LOVED the boxes though, they came in a different colour every month (not sure if it's the same with yours) and I kept all the boxes to store things in. So pretty

    http://myfroley.blogspot.com

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    1. I wish ours came in different colours! that would be cool! We always get pale pink.

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  19. I got a little more frizz control solution but I ended up without the burt bees lip balm. It's unfortunate because I was looking forward to that. The lip balm was probably the only thing I wanted to use.

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    1. Oh you must've got V3! I heard you got a body cream instead? :(

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  20. great box! Definitely better than previous drug store filled boxes! I also love the colour of polish you got :)

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    1. Yes it is much better. I still think Topbox provides better samples, but Glossybox did okay this month in my books!

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  21. I have that Zoya polish, such a pretty color. It was part of their Beach Collection if I remember correctly.

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    1. ooh good memory! this is my first Zoya polish!

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  22. I want that Zoya polish!!!

    Check out my July Favorites post, you're one of my favorites :)

    http://hairsprayandhighheels.blogspot.com/2012/08/july-2012-favorites.html

    xo, Jersey Girl

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  23. Yes July's box definitely improved from last months thats for sure!!

    Check out what I got in my box!
    http://beautybybrittney02.blogspot.ca/
    Brittney

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  24. Looks like a great box! Can't wait to see the swatch of the Zoya polish.. it looks so pretty!

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  25. Pretty color of polish!! I was avoiding your post until my box came today only 2 days away from my b-day lol.. I was hoping for a little better of a box! I am a V3.. We did not get the Burts Bees lip balm which sucks .. Instead we got a tiny free size sample of a lotion for dry skin. We also recieved the Frizz Ease.. So that is 2 full size products we missed out on.. I do love zoya alot so I was happy to get that. The color I received is Lara a blue toned pink cream which is one I do not own!! :)

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  26. Kimber looks like such a lovely color! i got a baby pink called Shelby. i don't really care for Glossybox's idea of including full size drugstore items - especially body washes since i hardly ever use them...

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  27. Hi,
    I got my glossybox this morning:) my first beauty box! well, it differs a little bit from yours. That John Freida serum came in 24ml pack and unfortunately, I didn't get the lipstick. Instead, I got a sample cream by Eucerin (5ml).

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  28. I got the same nail polish as you :) And I have to agree with the Dove body wash.. I tried it this morning and it had such a strong scent and covered me in sparkles all day. Won't be reusing. I didn't get my box till August 3rd! Glossybox should almost not charge us a month.. skip August and just call the next box Septembers box since I doubt I will receive it before the end of August! I know people say they are new and that is why they are so late but Topbox was new.. and they got it right without months of trial and error. I dunno not trying to be a Debbie Downer just saying :)

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  29. Mine's a bit different than yours.

    http://www.teenaintoronto.com/2012/08/glossybox-41-value-for-15.html

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  30. I'm not sure how to check which version of the box I got but I'm super jealous that I didn't get the Burt's Bees. Instead I got a creme from Eucerin. You can take a look at my products here:
    http://www.jamegackie.com/2012/08/july-glossy-box-products-and-review.html

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  31. ahhh..I'm jealous of the colour polish you got! They must think I'm pretty boring! lol. I have no idea what to use those wipes for. I dont get food particles in my cosmetics. lol.

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