Friday, 30 March 2012

GLOSSYBOX - March 2012


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. 
In my long-awaited March box I received:
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)
This box is a complete 180 from last months, where we did not even get a single full-size sample. I was given THREE full-sized items!
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
This month, Glossybox did a great job. The box itself has over $65.00 worth of product! I am glad they took our feedback from last months box and included more make-up products. I am even more excited to see no fragrance samples! I do not have a need for fragrance samples ever! I can test them out at the Bay or Sephora if I am so inclined, and fragrance is such an individual thing. This box was definitely a great value, and I will be keeping my subscription for another month. The contents in this months box are pretty impressive, so the bar is set high. I hope they can keep it up and avoid disappointment in April's box!
--S

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.

20 comments:

  1. HOLAY-MOLAY! That is one freaken FANTASTIC box! I'm so happy to hear you got yours already. My box is supposed to be delivered today (crosses fingers). Great post! I <3 Glossy Box :)

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    1. Yes they redeemed themselves from last month for sure :)

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  2. this is a fantastic box! I have just started the LuxeBox and will probably switch over to Glossy Box in a couple of months.

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    1. Luxe in my opinion isn't that great. I would probably go with Glymm over Luxe, but topbox is IMO the best beauty box. Too bad they're waited listed til FOREVER.

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  3. Oh WOW!!!!!!! Thanks for the great review. I can't wait to get mine!!!!

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  4. Awesome products! They all look pretty amazing. And big! :D

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  5. WOW! What a great box! It looks like that it was worth the wait! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. yes it was worth the wait, but being as I am impatient, the wait could've been shorter ;)

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  6. I just posted what I got in my Glossybox and instead of the foundation, I received a berry coloured lipgloss by Bailey cosmetics. Wasn't it totally worth the wait?! I loved it! I live in VanCity so I'm lucky that I got mine in March!

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    1. It was worth the wait, but the wait was very long. I hope they don't make it a monthly trend to ship so late ;)

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  7. I got the same in my box as well, except for the foundation. I got a Kobuki brush instead. I was previously a Glymm subscriber, but this box is soooo much better.

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    1. ooh I haven't heard of anyone getting a make up brush yet! I would've liked that too, maybe I will get one in another box soon :)

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  8. AMAZING box! Can't wait to finally have mine !

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  9. So jealous of yours and Agnes' (Kay - SlightlyObsessed) Glossybox gaah, I want to sign up now LOL but watch me get a horrible box. I am starting to get the most inconsistent luck in terms of beauty subscriptions. Maven just disappointed me so badly 20 bucks for 2 nail polishes + oil AGAIN (I unsubed), I didn't even bother with the review it'd turn negative fast -____-" I think you've just convinced me to get the evian, I was on the fence for a while but it looks promising, I saw it a Sephora for pretty cheap I think $8 or something? thx for the review post!

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    1. yes, this month was great but last months glossybox was (in my opinion) not very good. Beauty boxes are like gambling- sometimes you lose! haha.

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  10. In Alberta and still waiting.

    Algemarine is a great product. The aroma is very relaxing and it's a German/Euro classic.

    I'm wondering which product was held up at Customs?

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  11. Wow!! Seems like an amazing box!

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  12. It's really a shame that the foundation's they sent were a bit too dark for most of their subscribers. But I must say I was still very impressed with what they packed into the box and their customer service !!! hey if you know of anyone wanting to sign up with Glossy Box I have a 10% off their first box promo code just get them to type in GLOSSY5 at checkout.

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    1. yes, I was still happy with the box overall, and if I get a nice tan this summer I could totally use the foundation as a bronzer!

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