GlossyBox Subscription Box Review – December 2014
GlossyBox is a monthly beauty subscription box. They have the best packaging in the business, their products are usually deluxe-size or full size, and the value is usually really good too. The only issue with this box seems to be the late shipping – I would recommend just keeping that in mind and setting your expectations accordingly if you sign up for this box.
GlossyBox sent us this box for review purposes. (My Subscription Addiction also pays for this subscription, but I haven’t received a shipping notification email for my December box yet). (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
Of course their holiday box packaging is gorgeous! I will definitely be reusing this box for holiday gifts!
The Subscription Box: GLOSSYBOX
The Cost: $21 a month (save more with 3-month, 6-month or annual subscription)
The Products: Deluxe and full size beauty products.
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Ships to: US and Canada
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included.
Ciate Mini Nail Polish in All Aglow – Value $8
Bellapierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick in Burlesque – FULL SIZE! Value $20
Both of the shades of these items are listed on the fold-out card, so I’m assuming there won’t be color variation box-to-box. The Ciate mini is super mini, and just the right amount of glitter for me.
The Bellapierre lipstick has a very creamy and moisturizing finish. I also like that it is made with natural ingredients. My only issue with it is this specific shade – it’s pretty bold for me. (I guess you can’t be upset about a lipstick being heavily pigmented though! I may try another color from this line).
Toni&Guy Prep Leave In Conditioner – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $17
NUXE Masque Creme Fraiche de Beaute – FULL SIZE! Value $32
This leave in conditioner is intended to be applied on damp hair. I like the scent, and it seems to work well (but I’ve only tried it on dry hair so far).
This NUXE mask is a moisturizing mask, that hopefully will be great for my dry winter skin! You’re supposed to apply it to your face, let it sit for 10 minutes, then “gently massage any excess product in.” The scent is described as having notes of orange blossom, and it smells flowery to me. I’m not in love with the scent – but I don’t mind it either.
I think both of these items are good picks for a December box – hydration is a need for my skin and my hair right now!
Ritual Cosmetics Miracle Scrub in Ginseng & Ginko Biloba – FULL SIZE! Value $17
This is another item where I don’t love the scent, but I don’t mind it either. The hand scrub works well too – I just tried it out and after rinsing off the scrub my hands are moisturized but not oily.
Verdict: I think this is a really well-curated winter box. The scrub, mask and leave-in conditioner are all seasonally appropriate, and the nail polish is nice for a little holiday sparkle. The only item I don’t love is the lipstick – but that’s just a color preference. The formula itself – I like! The retail value this month is impressive too – $94.
What do you think of the December 2014 GlossyBox?