GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016
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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
FYI: GlossyBox sends out multiple variations of the box during some months. So, there may be some variation between what I review and what you receive.
The Subscription Box: GLOSSYBOX
The Cost: $21 a month (save more with 6-month or annual subscription)
COUPON: Use coupon code AUGUST to get a bonus box with your first month.
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.
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua – 5 ml Value $8.75
I’ve sampled this melted lipstick before and I love it! The formula isn’t sticky at all, and it has great pigment and shine. (This is a great sample size, too.)
(Swatched in photo below.)
Eyeko Fat Satin Eyestick – FULL SIZE! Value $12
I love the shimmer and pigment in this grey-bronze shade! It glides on smoothly too, and you can blend pretty easily before it sets. Here it is swatched below the lipstick:
NUXE Shimmering Huile Prodigieuse – FULL SIZE! Value $54
Before I discuss this oil, I should mention that I subscribed to GlossyBox in July.
Apparently, this item was only for new subscribers and not currently subscribers:
UPDATE – thanks to MSA readers for letting us know that some existing subscribers got this version of the box. I’m still not sure how GlossyBox determined which subscribers received which boxes.
I don’t know why GlossyBox would send this item only to new subscribers. I could understand if this oil was a gift with purchase offer for new subscribers, but it wasn’t. (Looking at Instagram, it looks like other subscribers received SinfulColors Nail Polish and Tree Hut Shave Oil instead of this oil and the Too Faced Liquid Lipstick.)
Back to the oil: no surprise, it is fabulous! It sprays on, so you can get just a subtle amount of shimmer and oil, plus the scent is perfect for summer, too.
This mask moisturized, was gentle on my skin, and my favorite part – I only had to wear it for 5 minutes!
This is basically a washcloth you wear on your finger! It’s a cute idea, and worked well for me too, but since you have to hand wash it to clean it, probably not something I will use regularly.
Leighton Denny Miracle Mist – FULL SIZE! Value $16
This mist is designed to speed up the drying process of nail polish. Wait one minute after you apply your polish, then finish with this spray.
I was really excited to try this, and I think I took the “miracle” a little too literally – this does not make your nails instantly completely dry. Shorten the drying process? Yes. Allow you to immediately unload the dishwasher? No. (Lesson learned.)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $102. That’s amazing, but considering not everyone got the NUXE oil, I wouldn’t recommend going off of that value if you are thinking about subscribing. This was my favorite GlossyBox in a long time thanks to the Too Faced Lipstick and the NUXE oil, and I’m really disappointed GlossyBox didn’t give those items to all subscribers.
Hopefully things get more uniform with future boxes!
What do you think of the July 2016 GlossyBox? What items did you get?