Beauty boxes are EVERY WHERE now (and now they’re multiplying in to monthly subscription boxes for whatever lifestyle need you may have– boxes for sporty people! boxes for healthy eating! boxes for organic products! boxes, boxes, boxes!).
While I love them, a girl’s gotta be SUPAH picky about which ones to spend her money on each month. Those little $10-2o boxes can add up if you’re buying multiples (as can your sample stock!). When Glossybox launched in the US, and three of my favorite bloggers mentioned them, I KNEW I had to try it out.
Glossybox is the largest, international beauty subscription service. Serving 18 countries. That’s a lot of women who love their beauty products. At $21 a month, it’s double the cost of its competitors but, I feel, the quality and sizing of the products makes up for that difference.
Products in the June Glossybox include:
- First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream – Ideal for all skin types this shaving cream is a gentle, non-irritating formula containing everything you need to obtain a close, long-lasting shave.
- Shea Terra White Chocolate Body Balm – Wild harvested from the dry, African Savannah, this natural, sustainable butter offers hours of moisturizing, healing relief.
- Wella Professionals Moisturizing Cream – This lightweight professional hair care mask infused with silk extract instantly helps restore a healthy look to your hair, leaving even fine hair full of free-flowing movement.
- Beauty Addicts Mascara – This unique formula offers volume, length and curl with Argan Oil to condition and protect. The curved brush hugs the natural eye shape to coat every lash while fanning and feathering.
- Kinerase Restructure Firming Cream – Skin is deeply moisturized, contours are lifted and toned, and expression wrinkles are visibly smoothed.
- A Perfume Organic in Urban Perfume – A fresh and citrus daytime perfume with lavender and grapefruit make the most delicious combination of sweet lemon sorbet with bourbon, tangy lime peel, basil, and ginger.
The pretty July issue of Glossy Mag– a short, sweet magazine covering beauty trends, product recommendations, and more. This was a nice little addition, running about 12-15 pages long on a nice paper stock. Few ads meant I paid attention to the products recommended and found several I was interested in trying out.
The Pros and Cons of Glossybox US (Beta):
The US Glossybox is still in its Beta release– meaning that they’ve got kinks to work out, and we’re not talking about the 50 Shades of Grey kind.
- Box is charged at the beginning of the month; it ships the last week of the month. Many subscribers, myself included, were charged for the next box before even receiving the first!
- Beauty products are limited at the time, meaning that they’re not quite as specific to your beauty profile as you may find in other boxes. This past month, the selection of items that could be in your beauty box doubled from May’s box.
- Limited account abilities: you can’t change your credit card information or cancel your account on the website. You have to call customer service directly to do either.
- Sample sizes are travel sized, meaning their significantly larger than the majority of other beauty subscription boxes. Even though it means an increase in cost, I LOVE that the sizes are bigger. It gives me a better sense of how a product will actually work.
- Stunning packaging. The beautiful pale pink and black boxes are large and sturdy, making them ideal for gift giving or storage. They’d fit a scarf, stationary, pretty tights, or a handmade hat beautifully. The packaging was tidier and more lovely overall compared to their competitors.
Right now, I’ll keep my Glossybox subscription going for a couple more months (maybe even taking a break from Birchbox).
Are you a Glossybox subscriber or one of its international subscribers? Curious about the products above? Let me know!