This post is coming up a little late because I've been a very busy bee lately! Going to school full time and working is a LOT of work! I received my August Glossybox on the last day of the month, just as I did in July.
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.
|August 2012 Glossybox
Sebastian Potion 9 Lite (50ml) (full size retails for $20.95/150ml)
Biore Makeup Removing Towelettes (10 sheets) (retails for $3.99)
Kryolan Lipstick (no price listed, made for Glossybox)
Nee Lipgloss (full size) (retails for $19.99/6ml)
Befine Fine Food Skincare (sample sizes of five different treatments)
+ bonus Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Lotion (40 ml)
+ a bonus giftcard for Trend Trunk and one Elastoplast SOS blister band-aid
|Elastoplast blister bandaid, Befine skincare sample box
|Nee lipgloss, AHAVA lotion, Glossybox lipstick
|Sebastian hair mist, Biore makeup removing towelettes
I received another AHAVA deadsea mineral lotion in this box, which we had already received in a past box. It was a thank-you from Glossybox for being a member for 6 months. This lotion is quite florally and not my favourite scent, but it is very thick and great quality. The Glossybox lipstick I received was made in Germany, and is named 'Glossy Pink'. It is interesting, but it isn't something that you could go out and buy another one of it you like it since it was made exclusively for Glossybox. The NEE lipgloss is very exciting and from a brand I am unfamiliar with. It is made in Italy. The actual packaging for the gloss looks like a mascara container which is different!
I would say the thing that excited me the most in this box was the samples I received from Befine Food skincare! I got five little sample packets- one each of their night cream, pore refining scrub, exfoliating cleanser, gentle cleanser and warming clay mask. I really liked the packaging and it seemed like this was a really natural company, but then I read the ingredients list on the back of the packages and they're all full of chemicals. Very deceptive marketing, since the front of the package says 'Natural, Paraben Free, Vegetarian, Allergen Free Fragrance'.
The little bonus giftcard for Trend Trunk is garbage to me, but the little blister bandaid will surely be enjoyed!
Overall, this was a nice box and I enjoyed it-- what did you think?
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 GLOSSYBOX, MAY 20120 GLOSSYBOX, JUNE 2012 GLOSSYBOX, JULY GLOSSYBOX.