Glossybox is one of Canada's subscription beauty boxes. Alongside Glymm, 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.
This is Glossybox Canada's second month in production, and they have been plagued with issues for their March box. Originally, Glossybox had promised to ship out the packages within the first half of every month, meaning I would've received my March box some time before my birthday. However, they had issues sourcing their products for the boxes, and my March box was just shipped out yesterday. At first, they were somewhat elusive about what was going on, and kept saying the boxes would be shipped out 'soon'. This was obviously frustrating for the many subscribers who were expecting to receive their boxes within the first half of the month as originally promised. Eventually, they became more forthright and explained when the boxes would be shipped out for each province. Ontario was the last province to be shipped out, but I still received mine promptly because I live so close to Toronto. I am lucky to have received my March box in March! Many Glossy subscribers on the West Coast won't get theirs until April :(
The packaging was consistent with last months box: a sturdy, pale pink box packed with black tissue paper. The black envelope containing product information did not have a sticker with my name on it as it did last month. I had enjoyed that personal touch which was missing.
The contents of my envelope included a Spring themed note from the Glossy team, a pamphlet with a coupon for Pandora's make up, and an extensive packet by Sebastian outlining their product line.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion (71 ml) (full size retails for $11.99/354ml)
BAILEY Costmetics Duo Foundation Powder in GOLDEN (full size/9g) (retails for $40.00)
Evian Facial Spray (full size/50 ml) (retails for $7.00)
PANDORA'S Blush in ST TROPEZ (full size/4g) (retails for $18.00)
Sebastian Re-Shaper Hairspray (43g) (full size retails for $19.95/300g)
+ a bonus item: ALGEMARIN Foam Bath (15 ml) (retails for $17.99/500ml)
I have used the Aveeno lotion before. It is pretty standard. This is a generous sized sample bottle. It is apparently proven to moisturize for a full 24 hours! The duo foundation powder by BAILEY is a little dark for my skin tone, but when I get a tan this summer I think I will get away with using it. The product is paraben free.
I have used the Evian facial spray in the past- it is PERFECT for the beach. It is supposed to moisturize, refresh and tone. If you spend a day out in the sun, it is a total life saver.
The PANDORA blush I received is a nice pink colour. I am excited to try it out. The packaging with it is so cute, and it is made in Canada! The Sebastian hairspray I received is the perfect size for travel. I don't know about you, but I hate packing hair care products in my suit case- they're so big! This Sebastian hairspray is supposed to provide a long-lasting hold and humidity protection. This is a well-known brand that I am familiar with.
Finally, the ALGEMARIN foam bath sample has seaweed, algae and mineral salts which is supposed to rejuvenate and refresh skin. This one time use sample was a nice bonus item. I am unfamiliar with the brand, but the packaging says it was made in Germany.
|Pandora's blush in ST TROPEZ|
|BAILEY Duo Foundation Powder in Golden|
If you wish to sign up for April's GLOSSYBOX, click here. A monthly subscription is $15.00 after taxes and shipping.
To read about the FEBRUARY 2012 GLOSSYBOX, click here.