05.15.2012

Glossybox USA Review

Glossybox is a popular monthly subscription beauty service in which you receive a box filled with goodies from top beauty brands for $21 a month.  Upon registering, you answer a series of questions to complete your beauty profile and based on this information you will receive a customized box to fit your beauty likes and needs. Customized is used pretty loosely as it seems to me that everyone receives the same products in their box. Samples come packaged in a durable, reusable gift box and Glossybox always offers a minimum of five products. Now available in 18 countries, Glossybox debuted in the US with it’s April box and as of May 11th you can subscribe online at www.glossybox.com. I was sent a complimentary box as part of the US promotions, check it out…

The box came with everything packaged pretty and neatly, and even included a trend guide featuring beauty trends around the world. There was also a welcome letter and a card listing the products enclosed.

I was very impressed as soon as I saw the products, they are generously sized!

Basq Cucumber Tea Eye Gel

C.O. Bigelow Lavender & Pepermint Shampoo

Cargo EyeBronzer

Kryolan High Shine Brilliant Lipgloss in Toffee

OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips Nail Laquer

Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection Samples

You definitely get a bang for your buck as these products are worth way more than the subscription price. It’s an awesome deal. I’ve been testing some of the products and will be giving a closer look and review of some of them. In the meantime, if you want a Glossybox of your own you can sign up at www.glossybox.com.

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Editor & Founder at The Glamorous Gleam
Aside from my 9-5 I'm a Freelance Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist with a love of all things beauty & fashion. I started The Glamorous Gleam as a playground for fellow Beauty & Fashion Enthusiasts to keep you in the know and looking absolutely Glamtabulous. When I'm not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant, or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.
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7 comments to Glossybox USA Review

  • I was thinking about subscribing. This is almost the Birch Box concept.

  • I’m always hesitant about joining these subscription based services, I always feel like I’ll end up with products I’ve never heard of and not in a good way. I see the Cargo and OPI there so maybe this one’s not too bad.

    True Queen

  • Mia

    Well, you got a blogger box with full sizes. Normal subscribers will only get 1 full size prduct and the rest are samples. For 20 Bucks! Beware of Glossybox and its promises. Over here in Germany it started out the same way, with an amazing first box and lots of people subscribed and now the boxes are plain rip-offs: we get products worth 1 euro or itsy bitsy tiny samples ( 1ml perfumes ?!)
    My advice is to steer clear from them, you’ll only end up bitterly disappointed. By the way the April Box came in May because of some short notice superproduct.But it was on the card, so it couldnt be that short notice or ? Rumors says they have problems to get enough stuff for the box. But sure you ll have to pay 4 weeks in advance. Best stuff is for bloggers – a lot of full sizes and good colours and real high end products – all other boxes are never that good. Sometimes discontinued Make up Lines, old last season crap. Drugstore Samples you can buy yourself or 1ml perfumes youll get free in stores if you’ll ask for. Now they changed the price from 10 Euros to 15, to hold on to their good quality standards (err yes, which good quality ?)The other box we have in Germany is the Douglas Box (Sephora like). Youll ge one full size (worth minimum 10 Euros) and 4 real luxury travel sizes for 10 Euros. And you’ll be able to choose the travel producst if youd like from next month on. If not you’ll get a surprise box. Thumb up. If you are interested what it is about the Glossybox: It is owned by the Samwer Brothers who make millions in cloning Internet Ideas and selling them to the original like ebay. So i think they only come to the U.S. to find finally an international buyer.
    http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2012/04/features/inside-the-clone-factory?page=all

  • sweet haul! i’m a lil leery of the subscription services. i enjoyed reading all of the comments on your post. :O)

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