Glossybox February 2014

I am so behind on updating!

Well, and Glossybox was very late this month.

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I opened the box and got so excited to see a lash curler!

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Emite Makeup Eyelash Curler- $31.33 after Currency Conversion

I had never heard of this company and now I know why. They are a Scandinavian company that mostly sells in Sweden.

I really like this and am so glad it was introduced to me but because it isn’t really available in the US I am wondering if this was thought through? I would buy it but not to ship all the way from Sweden.

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Pureology Color Fanatic Spray – $6.00

I don’t understand why I get so many products for color treated hair since I don’t color my hair regularly. Nonetheless, I will probably give this a try since it really just seems like a styling spray with extra nutrients but if it makes my hair feel too dense/oily I will pass it on.

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OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel $30.00 

I am so excited to try this product It sounds great and when I researched it it gets great reviews. I don’t know how I’ll ever finish this giant bottle though haha.

 

 

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Lauren B. Nail Polish in “City of Angels” $18.00

This is a beautiful color and I love that it is essentially an LA color. I haven’t tried it on yet and have seen mixed reviews on applications but I don’t have a bubblegum pink color so this is a nice addition to my ridiculous polish collection.

 

Overall, Glossybox runs $21.00 a month and I received $85.00 worth of product. I think I will use most of these and I lucked out with the full size products being the most likely one’s that will be used regularly.

I can never tell if I will like my GlossyBox. I have had mixed feelings and usually cancel and resubscribe when there is a curated box or limited edition.

 

GlossyBox January 2014

I haven’t subscribed to get a Glossybox since this summer but the minute I heard about the BeautyBlender being the feature item, I couldn’t help myself!! This box got to me pretty late though due to all the storms and bad weather…also, I have a feeling people who subscribe on last minute also get the second wave of shipments…

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I do love their packaging though. It truly makes getting their products that much more special…

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Beauty Blender Pure and solid cleanser $32.95

I LOVE the pink beauty blender for makeup. So honestly, this is the reason I got this box. My first instinct was to use this for my makeup but I do want to try it out with skincare and see if a sponge like this does feel better than just applying with my fingertips. Also, I haven’t tried the solid cleanser so I am excited about that Personally, I have had better luck with solid cleansers and my sponges than the liquid but I am not sure if this is also different in other ways.

 

 

 

 

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Vichy Aqualia Thermal Riche Cream $31

This is a nice texture but I am addicted to the Benefit Total Moisture Cream. The Vichy doesn’t smell as nice so this will probably go into the travel pile or even into the gift pile.

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BellaPierre Mineral Blush $33.45

Personally, I use foundation most days, so mineral blushes don’t work very well… on that note I am interested in makeup along that vane but think I just need to go to a BareMinerals counter or something and learn about the proper application methods and uses….or I can just look up a Youtube video I guess…..any suggestions?

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Toni&Guy Sea Salt Spray $16.99

So I tend to religiously use Bumble and bumble sea salt spray but I always love a good one to carry when I travel. Also, it isn’t that I don’t like other brands but I haven’t found one that has the same great smell and the same accessibility…I can find the Bb. one everywhere I shop. Aaaaand, the Bb. one is the original but this is like $10 cheaper….so  you never know!!

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BCBGMaxazria Bon Genre perfume $75

I am a perfume addict and will gladly get my hands on it. I don’t love when I get sample samples in boxes because those come to me with every Sephora order, but a nice portable spray or roll-on is a nice addition because if I am going to spend $20 I find myself just reaching for the bigger bottle anyways since half the cost is really just for the packaging/bottle…. can you tell I am a value shopper?

Anyways, this stuff smells pretty good too. It is along the fresher/floral vane of perfumes and if that is your thing, this is a pretty okay scent to add to a rotation… I am not sure if I could only have one fragrance for the rest of my life this would be it though.

 

GlossyBox is a great subscription but at $21/month it is a little steep considering there are other beauty subs I also subscribe to regularly. But on that note, GlossyBox does GREAT collaborations and I wish they did more because I love those and  would definitely subscribe more often….do you hear me out there GlossyBox?