Well, it is finally time for my "June" Glossybox review! I know, it is July! If you're wondering why my June Glossybox review is going up so late, I will tell you that it is because my Glossybox just made it to my doorstep today! 3 days into July, and I finally got my "June" Glossybox.
Glossybox is known to ship very late into the month. Subscribers never know when they'll get their boxes because Glossybox is very elusive and never tells us what is going on with their shipping dates. I got my tracking number from Canada Post on June 26th, with a delivery date of June 28th. However, Glossybox did not actually give my box to Canada Post on June 26th, which I found out when I called CP to find out why my package wasn't delivered on June 28th. I saw on the Facebook page that Glossybox was letting Canada Post take the heat for why the boxes weren't being delivered before the end of the month, but it was really their fault- they gave the shipping notices to Canada Post but didn't actually give the beauty boxes to Canada Post until a couple days later. I am not impressed with this. It seems that every month, they ship later and later and later, without any apparent reason.
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.
|June 2012 Glossybox
In my June Glossybox I received:
Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser (200ml/full size) (retails for $9.99)
Neutrogena ultra sheer sunscreen SPF 55 (14 ml) (full size retails for $15.99/88ml)
Wella Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Hairspray (150ml/full size) (retails for $16.99)
Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex (7 ml) (full size retails for $30.99/50ml)
CoverGirl Flip Stick in Minx (3.8g/full size) (retails for $12.50)
Gillette Venus Razor (full size/retails for $13.50)
Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strip (1 strip) (full size 8 pack retails for $9.99)
|CoverGirl Flipstick in "minx"
This box came with a decent variety of products- makeup, hair care, and skincare items. I am happy with that. However, everything but the Wella hair care product is a drugstore item. Glossybox says on their website that they deliver "luxury product samples from high-end brands" and that is just not the case with this box. Covergirl, Biore, Neutrogena? These are all affordable drug store branded items. I signed up for Glossybox knowing I was paying MORE for the service than Glymm or Topbox charges simply due to their promise of sending out luxury and premium branded products. I am sad that they're not keeping their promise to subscribers. I have also read on the Facebook page that three of the items we were sent this month had been given out for free as part of the P+G brand sampler this month? I didn't get one, but for those who did, I could see a major annoyance.
The Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser is full-sized and will go in my (literal) stockpile of facial cleansers. I keep accumulating more and more facial cleansers, I doubt I will ever have to buy another bottle in my life! I like Biore as a brand and will use this cleanser and I'm sure it will be average and work just fine. The sunscreen from Neutrogena will also easily be used up- it is a tiny sample if you intend on using it for your entire body, but it is the perfect size to keep in your purse for emergencies. The Wella Ocean Spritz hair spray sounds interesting and I will definitely experiment with it. I will once again note that we get a Wella product basically every month from Glossybox- they need to branch out and give us more variety in brands!! I know Luxebox sent out about a million samples of Olay Regenerist to subscribers, so for those of you who subscribe to Luxebox and Glossybox, you probably have enough little samples to equal a full sized bottle of this wrinkle cream by now? I will give this little guy to my mom :) The razor is always appreciated- I actually needed one and I hate spending money on razors, so I was very happy to receive this. The Biore Pore Strip will also be used up easily, although I find they don't work very well. My biggest annoyance with this box is definitely the horrendous Covergirl Flipstick! I have included multiple photographs to show you ladies this colour- it is not going to flatter me at all. In my beauty profile I asked for neutral and natural shades, and this is about as far from natural and neutral as it gets! It is an aggressive brown and gold that I didn't even bother to open and swatch because I just know it will not work for me. I hate to be a debbie downer, but I think it is pretty obvious that this is a colour that was selling terribly so Covergirl unloaded it onto Glossybox as a way to get rid of it. It seems like a poor excuse for a beauty sample and I can't be alone in feeling that way?
Overall, this wasn't a positive post. I am sorry for my complaints. This wasn't a terrible box by any means- I have seen much worse from the likes of Glymm in the past! However, Glossybox isn't living up to its promises- where are the luxury high-end samples? Where is the personalization? Oh, and for the love of God, could they please try shipping their boxes out earlier so we can actually receive our boxes in the same month that we've paid for them?
If you wish to sign up for July's GLOSSYBOX, click here. A monthly subscription is $15.00 after taxes and shipping.
To read about the FEBRUARY 2012 GLOSSYBOX, click here. To read about the MARCH 2012 GLOSSYBOX, click here. To read about the APRIL 2012 GLOSSYBOX, click here. To read about the MAY 20120 GLOSSYBOX, click here.