Friday, 7 September 2012

GLOSSYBOX - August 2012

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
In my August Glossybox I received:
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
The August Glossybox was jam packed with stuff. I was very happy to receive the Biore facial wipes because I am a huge fan of facial wipes- I haven't tried Biore's yet so I look forward to comparing theirs to Simples, which are my favourite at the moment. The Sebastian Potion 9 Lite is supposed to condition, restore and enhance your hair. It smells nice. We've gotten a lot of Sebastian products from Glossybox and I've enjoyed each and every product from this brand thus far.
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?

--S


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 hereMARCH 2012 GLOSSYBOX APRIL 2012 GLOSSYBOXMAY 20120 GLOSSYBOXJUNE 2012 GLOSSYBOX, JULY GLOSSYBOX.

24 comments:

  1. The Ahava was six month loyalty present. The details are on the green card in the envelope.

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    1. THANK YOU for letting me know about the mystery lotion! I will adjust my post <3

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  2. Nice! I love Glossy Box! Befine is a brand I've wanted to try for awhile now :)

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  3. That lip gloss looks nice. Is it clear or tinted? I received a nail polish instead and I'm pretty happy with the colour.

    http://courtneywalker.blogspot.ca/2012/09/august-glossybox-and-fall-luxe-box.html

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  4. I got my August Glossy Box a few days ago. Got to get used to it not coming on time. But I have to say I am very happy with my box this month(first time since I subscribed 4 months ago). I was super excited for the BeFine skin care packages. I already tried the facial exfoliater. It smells very nice but does not do much. Guess will have to keep using it to see the results.

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  5. Ooh! I want to try the Biore make up removing towelette!

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)

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  6. You got such a lovely box! I think I'll be coming up to 6 months next month - can't wait to see what extra product I'll receive :)

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    1. I believe the bonus was because of their 6 month anniversary not because of us being with them for 6 months.

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    2. MeganC, the thank you gift was for those who had been with Glossybox from the beginning, so only those who have been with them for the last 6 months received it. However, I do not know if they will give out 'thank you' bonuses in the future to other subscribers. I doubt it :P

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  7. Great box! How was your first week back at school?

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  8. Great box!! I received a nail polish instead of the lipgloss but I love the color!! Hope your first at school went well!!!

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  9. Instead of the Nee lipgloss, I received a Layla glitter mascara (you know, for my wild nights of clubbing at the age of 29) and like you my favourite part of the box were the BeFine samples. I'm pretty pleased overall!

    Working full-time and going to school IS VERY exhausting! It kept me away from student loans though, but there were days when I didn't know whether I was getting up to go to school or work! Good luck getting back into the groove of things!

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  10. you're the first one i've seen that received a Nee lipgloss - i have never heard of the company either. i love how the BeFine samples are so colorful and delicious looking. haha :)
    it's nice to see your posts pop up on my feed again!!

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  11. Thank you for yet another great review;-)

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  12. Thanks for the great review. Sadly I don't live in North America so these subscription services arent available to me!
    I'm hosting a giveaway featuring Asian beauty products from Shiseido's sister brand, Majolica Majorca! If you're interested, drop by and enter :D

    - Amanda
    http://ms-americanpie.blogspot.com

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  13. Can you pretty please do a review on the Be Fine masks! I've always wanted to try them but never have yet! I want to know your opinion on them!

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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  14. It looks like we got the exact same products!
    I am intrigued buy the Nee lipgloss, but I have not yet used it


    http://gl0ssi.blogspot.ca/

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  15. It looks like you got some pretty nice stuff! :)

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  16. It's nice they threw in an extra product for being a member for 6 months, looks like some nice stuff! I'd be disappointed though if there was a product that I liked and then found out it was inaccessible or hard to get.

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  17. Love the box! You've got a really good one. Mine has glitter mascara... This is my box

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  18. I really like that Ahava lotion, that's awesome that they just added it in! :)

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  19. I felt the same way about the Befine samples.. I was all excited about natural skin care..until I read the ingredients and I wasn't impressed. Good box overall though!

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  20. I got a Kryolan lipstick instead of a gloss..but I didn't get an extra product like the lotion. :/

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  21. you can only gift a one time box or 3 months. i wanted to gift a year for my daughters bday but was unable to

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