Wednesday, 3 October 2012

GLOSSYBOX - September 2012

I received one of those annoying Canada Post notices in my mail box last week stating that my Glossybox was at the post office awaiting my pick up. Gosh I love Topbox for its ability to fit into my mail box! I just got around to picking my Glossybox up this week because the post office is generally out of my way. I know we're into October now but as a general rule, Glossybox always ships out at the very end of every month so this review is not really that late ;)

For those of you who are new to beauty boxes, Glossybox is one of Canada's subscription beauty boxes. Alongside the likes of Glymm, Julep, 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.

September 2012 Glossybox
In my September Glossybox I received:
Wella Mirror Polish Shine Serum (40 ml/full size) (retails for $16.99)
B. Kamins Lip Balm (4 ml) (full size retails for $21.00/15ml)
B. Kamins Maple Body Lotion (12ml) (full size retails for $41.00/180ml)
NYX Cosmetics 'The Crimson Amulet' palette (full size) (retails for $25.00)
Dove Cleartone deodorant (17g) (full size retails for $3.99/25g)

Wella Mirror Polish, B. Kamins samples

NYX palette- the back to show all the goodies inside the palette
I have to say, I was completely happy with everything in this months Glossybox! The shine serum is definitely something I will use, although it is a little tiring to receive a sample from Wella in every single box we get from Glossybox. The B. Kamins samples are awesome- I enjoy seeing a higher end brand in the box, as they originally advertised, and I think the sample sizes are decent. The Dove deodorant is kind of silly but who doesn't need an extra deodorant kicking around the house? I dislike the amount of Dove products Glossybox unloads on us personally, and I did receive this exact Dove deodorant sample in the mail for free a few months ago, but I don't mind getting another one. I think the big ticket item for almost everyone was the huge NYX palette but I personally have no use for this item.
Overall, this was an absolutely delightful box and it was well balanced. After hearing my mainly positive review, you may be shocked to find that I have cancelled my Glossybox subscription. I have been a subscriber since day 1 with this company, but cancelling was the right thing to do for me for a variety of reasons. Firstly, I hate that I have to go to the post office to get this package- for some reason the mailman doesn't ring the doorbell for my Glossybox packages, unlike other Canada Post packages I receive. I always have to go pick it up which is so annoying. Secondly, although I love the value of these boxes, I am getting too much of a collection of samples and full size products that I don't really have use for. I decided to cancel Glossybox over Topbox because it is: a) more expensive b) ships late c) has inconsistent samples and customer service and finally, d) because Topbox fits in my mailbox so I never have to go out of my way to get it!

That being said, I look forward to keeping up with Glossybox as a company by reading other bloggers reviews! It will definitely leave an empty hole in my lovely beauty blog to miss out on Glossybox reviews but it is really for the best, as I am mostly getting items I don't need or won't use.
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If you wish to sign up for October's GLOSSYBOX, click here. A monthly subscription is $15.00 after taxes and shipping.
To read about the FEBRUARY 2012 GLOSSYBOX, click hereMARCH 2012 GLOSSYBOX APRIL 2012 GLOSSYBOXMAY 20120 GLOSSYBOXJUNE 2012 GLOSSYBOXJULY GLOSSYBOX.


27 comments:

  1. Glossybox is actually my favourite. I'm consistently happy when the products they send. This month definitely looks like a good one!

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    1. Glossybox was a great box, but Topbox is better for my personal tastes :)

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  2. I'm not subscribed to any beauty boxes right now, I found that I had too many samples piling up and I needed to start using them! I might try to subscribe to Topbox eventually, but the wait line is very annoying!

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    1. All the more reason to get on the wait list now ;) hehehe.

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  3. I got shine spray in mine instead. I'm new to the blogging world, would love for you to check out my blog! Thanks :)
    http://tatianas87.blogspot.ca/

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  4. I really love this month's box! Love love love the palette and the B. Kamin goods:)

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    1. yes this month was AMAZING. except that I personally have no use for the palette! lol

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  5. I've been meaning to get topbox for a while and they just terribly backed up! How are the samples from topbox? :)

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    1. I have lots of Topbox reviews on my blog- they're usually pretty darn amazing!

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  6. I just signed up for Glossy Box, Beautybox5 and Julep after cancelling my old boxes. Cant wait to see what I get this month:)
    Sara xx

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  7. Great items :) Aw that sucks that you had to go to the post office to pick this up all the time. I've been enjoying everyone's boxes through posts hehe :D

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    1. haha yes, beauty boxes have awesome value! it was sooo bitter sweet cancelling this subscription, you have no idea!

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  8. Sucks that the mailman doesn't ring your doorbell when your Glossybox has arrived! That's so inconvenient! The NYX palette is a really cool addition to the box. I kind of collect/hoard palettes so I would love that, but I understand it might not be of use to other subscribers. Hmmm. I think Glossy really needs to step it up!

    https://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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    1. haha I know, Mr Postman doesn't like me apparently!!

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  9. Seriously jealous of everyone that has glossybox.. this one is unreal!

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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    1. sign up! it is only 15$ a month :)

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    2. Where is this number coming from? It's all $21 on the site.

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  10. I can totally understand unsubbing. I would probably not have the self-control you have to unsub after a really nice box like this one but I do understand :)

    It's weird that they don't ring the doorbell! For mine they put it between my doors or one time I wasn't there and my husband was so only one door was closed and not locked and the guy put it on my carpet. lol

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    1. LOL at them opening your front door and putting it on your carpet :P It was hard to unsubscribe but it is for the best! I just have to live through your posts now haha.

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  11. I cancelled my Glossybox the day I opened my first topbox...have to agree with you hun topbox is my favourite hands down..and even though I think this was a better box from glossybox I definitely don't regret cancelling..and that's how I know it was the right decision :)

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  12. I love glossybox but I am so jealous of your nyx palette! I want it. Lol.

    Found you from friends to follower blog hop. Follow you, will you be kind enough to follow back. Thanks so much.

    Www.rosdianalittleworld.blogspot.com

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  14. Have you tried Glymm? I really like it, 10$ a month, comes at a consistent time and fits in the mailbox, also the samples come in a cute makeup bag that is useful instead of a box!

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    1. I am not a fan of glymm personally, I think their samples are way too tiny and cheap. Not worth the money, but TOPBOX is ;)

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  15. The B.Kamins lip balm is AMAZE. Its part of my everyday routine now. I love Glossybox!

    There's also a current GlossyBox giveaway contest going on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/197544077036763/

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