Glossybox April 2013 Review

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My April Glossybox FINALLY came, with only a few days to spare. It was worth the wait though, and I am excited to use all the products inside! Also, I love getting  a fair share of products and this month we got 6 items! I was so happy about that!

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Glossybox is a beauty subscription service that sends you 4-7 deluxe sized samples by amazingly nice brands. It costs $21/month, and I’ve ALWAYS gotten at least double the price back by the products inside. Many of the brands I have never heard of before, or maybe a new product that I’ve always been scared to buy and try…. These kinds of things are the reasons why subscription boxes are so fun! You learn about so many amazing new brands!

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The boxes always come with a short little hello about the months theme, and inside the card lists the products, descriptions, and values of everything included this month.

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Now let’s get to the goodies inside!!! :]

Item #1 • Alterna Haircare 
Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mix (Full size: $22.00, 4.2 oz) 
This product is supposed to give a “just got back from the beach” look wavy hair. I am so excited to try this because I am always looking for a perfect spray that does just that! Thanks Glossybox, you always seem to send me what I need! :] Check out the product here.

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Item #2 • Bvlgari 
Eau Parfumèe au thè Blanc Tea Bag for Bath, price: $9.50/ 1 package 
I don’t even usually take baths, however I might have to change this ASAP because it smells like the same amazingly delicious soap also from Bvlgari that Glossybox sent me a few months back. I love the smell so much!!! Will have to try this “bath tea” for sure! Check out the product here on Amazon.

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Item #3 • The Honest Company
Honest Organic Lip Balm, price: $3.31 
This is a great lip balm, flavored in “Sweet Orange Vanilla”. It smells delicious and works great! Check them out here.

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Item #4 • TIGI Cosmetics
Glow Blush, Lovely, price: $22.00 
This is a perfectly blendable blush that glows with the perfect amount of pinkness! Check out the product here.

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Item #5 • Wash With Joe 
Coffeemint Invigorating Body Wash, 1.0 oz (Full size: $28.00/ 16 oz.) 
This smells fantasticcccc! What a great way to wake up in the morning in the shower! If I didn’t already have so many other soaps around the house from all my beauty subscriptions, I would have been more tempted to purchase this. Smells THAT good. I just don’t spend that much money on soap. Check them out here.

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Item #6 • Le Mètier De Beautè 
Replenishing Daily Solution, .10 oz (Full size: $225.00, 1.7 0z) 
This is a CRAZY expensive cream! These are the kind of items I LOVE receiving boxes like Glossybox because this is a cream that I would NEVER have ever tried before… if it wasn’t for my Glossybox! I’ll get one use of some super fancy cream! They also gave Glossybox members a discount to knock $75 off the total price, making the full sized product “only” cost $150.00. The code is: GlossyBox. Check out the product here.

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This box wasn’t my FAVORITE, but I definitely love everything in it and will be able to put it all to good use! LOVE MY GLOSSYBOX! Always, ALWAYS worth the price. The $22 full sized blush in this box paid for the box itself! :] If you like Glossybox, you should give it a try! Click here to sign up! That’s my referral link.

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all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

Glossybox March 2013 Review

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I LOVE when I see my Glossybox waiting for me on my doorstep!!!! It’s one of my favorite boxes I get, PLUS this month it actually came early! I usually don’t receive the boxes until at least a week into the following month, so getting this one still in the month of March was such a nice surprise!! NOT TO MENTION THE AMAZING VALUE OF THE PRODUCTS INSIDE!!!!

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This month was titled “Spring Fling”, I absolutely love everything in it!!! The products were worth well over $90, and the box itself only costs $21/month. Which is completely fantastic and makes me smile! (It’s the little things in life…. 😉

Let’s get to goodies inside this month’s box!

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I love the card that Glossybox always includes with their boxes. It gives a great description of each product, the price of the full sized product on their website, and also a nice little letter on why they chose the theme/products included in this month’s box. Let’s get started!

Item #1 • Elite Models 
Intensity Eye Pencil, full size, $14.00 
I received this pencil in #02 Secret Grey, and although the tip of the pencil looked to me like it would be a very dark grey/almost blackish color pencil, when I tested it, it was superrrr shimmery, full of sparkles. I use eyeliner almost everyday, it’s one my staple beauty items, so I know this will get some great use! It’s also super smooth and easy to use. {Check it out here}

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Item #2 • Koh Gen Do Cosmetics 
Oriental Plants Emollient Cream, 0.28 oz, Full size: 1.06 oz, $123.00 
This is suuuuch an expensive cream! The full size is a little over an ounce and costs over $100! That’s crazy to me! But this is also why I love getting boxes like Glossybox. This is a cream that I would neverrr normally buy for myself, so it’s awesome that I can try a little bit of the luxury for such a small price. Getting introduced to these kinds of products is so fun and makes me feel fancy! It doesn’t really have a scent, and it definitely is an amazing cream. It made my skin sooo super soft and silky, but not greasy of course. Love it! {Check it out here}

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Item #3 • Modelco 
Cheek + Lip Tint, full size, $24.00 
Alright so this product ALONE pays for the entire box (actually, so did the sample sized cream, but anyway), so I knew it had to be pretty awesome. And it is! It’s not a super dark tint, it’s very easy to blend and isn’t actually as obnoxiously bright pink as the box and bottle are (colors that I love by the way!). It’s perfect for me. {Check it out here}

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Item #4 • Prestiche 
Essential Oil Bar Soap, full size, $17.99 
Another item I would never normally have it wasn’t for these boxes! Me and the bf usually just use Old Spice or Axe body gel, so getting a fun, fancy, girly soap makes me so happy! I got the Rosechella scent, and it smells super fabulous!! ALSO INCLUDED: a $40 gift card for Prestiche! This means I can buy 2 more bars of soap… at no extra cost to me!!! How awesome! {Check it out here}

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Item #5 • Sebastian Professional 
Shaper Fierce Ultra Firm Finishing Hairspray, 1.5 oz, Full size: 10.06 oz, $18.99 
Ok so I have this thing where I’m always nervous to try new hairsprays because I hate when I wake up the next morning and my hair is a hot sticky gross mess because of bad hairspray. I used to use Big Sexy Hair before I realized that it was the reason my hair was all nasty and ratty and sticky and gross. The only time I really use hairspray is if I like the way I actually styled my hair (which is not too often!! haha), so I’m scared that I might ruin my style with a bad product. I did read great things about this spray though, so I am willing to give it a try! {Check it out here}

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This box was fantastic! Definitely well worth the money, and the products will all be put to great use by me! :]

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all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

Glossybox February 2013 Review

This month’s Glossybox was fantastic. As soon as I opened the box I was overwhelmed by the amazing aroma coming out of it. I soon found out it was because of the lovely smelling soap in there, but I will get to that soon! I am excited to use all 5 items :]

IMG_0817 They used pretty pink paper & ribbon to wrap this month’s box, which looked great! They have been changing up the colors lately, so maybe this will be a new monthly thing. Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription service that costs $21/month. You get 5 travel sized (and sometimes full sized) items a month, and they introduce you to awesome new brands and products. Completely worth the money!

In this month’s box, it was all about International Style…

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Item #1: Bvlgari
Eau Parfumée Au Thé Blanc soap, 1.76 oz
(Full size, $30.00/5.3 oz)

IMG_0819This soap smells soooooooo good. It reminds me of vacation for some reason (and even the BF agreed!) I don’t even want to use it because then it’s gonna be gone & I won’t be able to smell the awesome beachy vacation smell I somehow I get out of this soap. I personally would never pay $30 for regular soap, because let’s face it, I hate showering as it is, so soap doesn’t really excite me too much (plus, I use men’s body washes like Old Spice or Axe because I love those musky guy scents). All in all, I am very happy with this product and can’t wait to smell it all over me!!!! :]

Item #2: Da Vinci Cosmetics
Shimmer Powder, Full size, ($15.00/.06 oz)

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I received #04 “Dejavous”, it’s pinkish but so shimmery it’s light and silvery/white I guess. It got all over my hands before I even opened it, but I didn’t mind because I like sparkly things :] It seems like a perfect highlighter for eyes or cheeks, plus I like the mini lil packaging.

Item #3: Lisi
Sheer Sparkle Lip Gloss, Full size ($6.90/0.31 oz)

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I received #012 “Soho”, in the Sheer Sparkle gloss, and first off, I thought this smelled amazing too!!! It reminds me of one of my old favorite Lip Smacker vanilla frosting smells, brings me back & makes me smile :] It’s not sticky or creepy like some glosses, and it’s not too dark or sparkly, it’s just perfect for me :] I’m very excited for this product (plus I always love getting full sizes!!).

Item #4: Missha
Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro Gel Mask, Full size ($6.00/0.98 oz)

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I think I’ve only used 1 or 2 gel masks before, but I am excited to try this one out because of the weirdness of it. The third ingredient is “snail slime”. It’s creepy and weird and I love it and can’t wait to try it!!!

Item #5: Nail Rock
Nail Wraps, Full size ($8.00/full set)

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I love any products I get that are for nails, so I got excited when I got this!!!…. but then, I saw the color I received and wasn’t too excited anymore. I got #NR041 “Union Jack Gold And Black”. It’s like the British flag or something, but instead of being the red white and blue, it’s just gold and black. I suppose I will still try them out, but they look too much like stickers and not the other kinds of nail wraps I have used before. Maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised :]

For the $21 I spent on this box, I got almost $40 worth of products! How’s that for awesome? It’s all wrapped up super cute & nice, an awesome surprise to wait for in the mail, what more can I ask for?! :]

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

 

Glossybox January 2013 Review

Jan 2013 Glossybox

Jan 2013 Glossybox

little card inside the box.

little card inside the box.

wrapped up so pretty & nice.

wrapped up so pretty & nice.

Alright so there is my first Glossybox of the year and oh my gosh did I LOVE it! They usually send around 5 travel sized beauty products a month. The monthly subscription runs for $21/month. Usually you get your money’s worth with the high values of products included in the super fun boxes!

So what’s inside this month’s box???

goodies inside

goodies inside

list of items included.

list of items included.

Item #1: Estée Lauder: Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara (0.1 oz)

(Full size $25.00/ 0.27 oz)

Mascara

Mascara

This came in the color “01 Extreme Black”. It has a very nice brush & works great on my lashes. I always think tiny samples somehow magically work better for me than normal large sizes…. hmmmm….

Item #2: fresh. : Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum (0.17 oz)

(full size: $35/ 1 oz.)

Serum

Serum

It doesn’t have much of a smell, which is a great plus. Haven’t tried to really use it yet, will see how it goes…

Item #3: Le Métier De Beauté: Replenishing Daily Solution (0.10 oz)

(full size: $225.00/ 1.17 oz)

Solution

Solution

Seems super fancy, will definitely try this out soon. 

Item #4: Narciso Rodriguez: for her Eau de Toilette Spray (0.02 fl. oz)

(Full size: $77-104 / 1.6 oz.-3.3 oz)

Perfume

Perfume

My spritzer part was kind of messed up on mine so it kind of sprayed strange, but all in all I think it’s a pretty good smell. I would definitely wear this perfume before a fun night out!

Item #5: OPI: “Can’t Let Go” Liquid Sand Nail Laquer (full size)

(Full size: $9.00)

Nail Polish

Nail Polish

This was my first Liquid Sand polish from their collection and I absolutely love it!!! It looks great on your nails and has just the right amount of sparkle! (I would have added a picture but my nails are just NOT in the best shape right meow)

Item #6: Sebastian Professional: Potion 9 (1.7 fl oz)

(Full size: $19.00/ 5.1 oz)

styling treatment

styling treatment

I’ve used some of their products in the past and have always loved them, making my hair feel and look great. This in particular is a wearable-styling treatment. I can’t wait to try it out.

Item #7: tarte : glamazon pure performance 12-hour lipstick (full size)

(Full size: $26.00)

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i loved the casing!

i loved the casing!

This came in color “Fierce” , and is a very bright reddish color. One day when I’m feeling bold I’ll be giving it a try :]

I honestly think that Glossybox is such a fun and rewarding box of goodies to get every month in the mail. Sometimes they just feel like surprise goodie bags and you never know which item will be even better than the next one! This just keeps my blood pumping it’s so much of a great fun surprise, will all products that you know you’d at LEAST want to TRY.

Let’s take this box for example of how much we got for our money:

  • Full size OPI nail polish: $9
  • Full size tarte lipstick: $26

WE JUST MADE THE MONEY BACK FROM OUR BOX COMPLETELY & GAINED $14 WORTH IN PRODUCTS… and those are just TWO of the items from the full box!

All love & smiles :]

Mary Elyse