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GlossyBox Subscription Box Review – June 2015

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GlossyBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 Box

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 early for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: GLOSSYBOX

The Cost: $21 a month (save more with 3-month, 6-month or annual subscription)

COUPON: Use coupon code BROWPOW to get a free full-sized IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil ($24 Value) with your first box!

The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty products.

Check out all of my GlossyBox reviews and the list of the best beauty and makeup subscription boxes!

Ships to: US and Canada

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 Info

Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included.

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – .17 oz Value $14.50

I’m a big fan of this mascara – it adds a ton of volume without any clumping. (And I actually think I prefer mascara minis to full-size version – I never have to worry about them drying out!)

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 Lip

City Cosmetics City Lips in Tinsel Town – FULL SIZE! Value $40

FYI – The info card indicates that colors will vary with this lipgloss. The color is very sheer though – so I don’t think shades will matter too much with this item. The lip gloss is designed to help give your lips a plumper look. I tried it out and found the formula to be VERY shiny, a tad sticky (not enough to bother me though), and it has a little shimmer too.

The video on the City Lips site indicates that you’ll start seeing results in 10 minutes – but I ended up removing the gloss after a few minutes – I didn’t like the tingling feeling.

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 Orly

Etre Belle Cosmetics Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturizing Gel – FULL SIZE! Value $24.95

I was surprised to see that this is the full-size version. (It’s 1.36 oz). I personally prefer aloe products with very few ingredients, but I think adding aloe to a summer box is a great idea.

ORLY Nail Lacquer Mini in Oh Cabana Boy – Value $4

This is another “colors may vary” item. This shade is a hot pink shimmer. I like the ORLY formula (and I love nail polish minis) so I’m happy with this inclusion.

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 Aloe

The Aloe Source Vitamin C Antioxidant Creme – .25 oz Value $10

This might be my favorite discovery in the. It’s a really refreshing face cream – the formula isn’t too thick or too thin. It absorbs well, and I really like the scent!

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $93.50. That’s great for a GlossyBox! Even though the lip gloss wasn’t for me, I’ll use all the other products – I think my favorites are the Aloe Source Creme and the mascara.

What do you think of the June 2015 GlossyBox?

UPDATE: Here are all the variants for the June box:

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Goes to show you how different everyone is: except for my first two months of GlossyBox having some late shipping issues, I haven’t had any other issues with them at all. It is probably my favorite subscription (at least the ones for myself. I really love the ones I got for my fiance as well! Bespoke Post and The Kinder Box).

    Even the stuff that – at first glance – I didn’t think I’d like in the GlossyBox has become my favorites. This month I received it very early to my surprise. Had that gorgeous make-up brush, the little aloe source jar, the mascara which I love, the Etre Bell aloe thing, and the nail polish (which I usually hate getting since I also am a Jamberry Independent Consultant but it is nice to have a mini!). Haven’t tried the aloe stuff yet but everything else is amazing as is every other thing I’ve ever gotten from them. Well, except the bag in my pop art box… that was stained.

    • I’m also a Jamberry consultant, you can always just use the nail polishes for home parties when you have people try on samples for a 7 day challenge, or give it to a VIP who’s doing a 7 day challenge. Or offer it as a prize in an online party for winning Bingo or something…it’s not ideal giving something away that’s not Jamberry, or not using Jamberry lacquer at home parties, but those are options! And am I the only one who LOVES our lacquers? We have the most amazing formula! Not sure if you’ve used Butter London, but it’s at least as good or better. And fast dry ultra shiny top coat. Just love them!

  2. My box contained a different brand of lip gloss (no plumping, collagen or peptides) worth $22 instead of $40 (not shown on the variations photo), the bottle of conditioner instead of a product from Aloe Source and a dark fall color nail polish- plus the aloe and mascara sample. I would have loved to try the Aloe Source products and the higher end plumping gloss- hopefully I can try to swap for them!

    • My order didn’t match the card, either. I emailed them and they are sending me the aloe source cream that was shown on my card. Email them!

  3. Why yes, yes I did receive a Aloe Source in my June Glossy Box and guess what? It was empty!! So no need to use your coupon because I didn’t get a chance to use your product and decide if I like it. Oh, and Glossy Box said it will take a month to receive a replacement for said empty jar.

    • Oh my gosh! I thought it was just me, mine wasn’t completely empty but maybe a quarter full if even that. Anyone who received it, is that normal for this product?

  4. Hi there! Did you receive one of our products in the June Glossybox? Enjoy 20% off your first order when you use promo code GLOSSYBOX at checkout.


    Enter to win our limited edition Summer Essentials Kit.

  5. My Aloe Source was SEVERELY dehydrated/evaporated and had almost like little round beads in it that were visible because the creme part was so thickened. I felt like something was “off” with it as soon as I opened it up and I KNEW I should have taken pictures and complained to them. I didn’t really want to mess with it but I know I should have.

    I got the same box as Liz only a nice brush instead of the lip plumper. I will use the aloe gel and probably keep the polish (mine is nude), dumped the Aloe Source, love the brush, and swap the Better Than Sex. I also got the brow pencil from the promo.

    I already cancelled but of course it wasn’t in time so I have another box coming.

  6. After almost a week, I received an email to either wait a month for a new aloe source jar or pick a replacement (chose replacement) and for the IT cosmetic, I had to also pick a replacement. Which doesn’t come near the $24 value of the pencil which is why I signed up. Why promote a free brow pencil if your not gonna honor it!! I’ll be surprised if I even receive anything.

    I cancelled as well, which has been ignored. So I’m assuming I’ll get billed for July now.

  7. I actually liked my Glossybox this month! Everything I got was the same except for the lip plumper, which I’m not upset about. Instead I recieved a Doucce Kabuki brush, it’s really nice. I Got the lipstick last month and I’m really liking this brand. I loved the mascara of course and the nail polish was gorgeous, I got the same color.

  8. Not a fan. Has anyone else noticed Glossybox has been making a slow decline lately? I looked back over the old reviews from last years boxes and some of those were incredibly impressive. Just amazing (the Bergdorf’s one made the entire year worth it to me). And these days I am beyond disappointed. I got the Nexxus color conditioner. I don’t color my hair. Also, the card didn’t have the nexxus on it but instead said I got the aloe cream. I wanted the cream. I signed up with Glossybox expecting luxury items, not drugstore items. I emailed them and their response was basically that that’s how it goes. Not satisfied.

  9. I may be in the minority but I love Glossy Box…. I discover new products and try things I didn’t really know existed. If I don’t use everything in a box it’s great for swapping or for gifts. Both the hair salon and nail salon I use love them when I show up with goodie bags.
    Re the lip plumper — mine is clear which is great as you can use it with any lipstick

  10. This was the worst box I have yet to receive. I got the nexxus conditioner, which I won’t use, the lip plumping gloss in clear, which barely shins, the ugliest beige color nail polish, the aloe vera body gel which I don’t need and the mascara.

    • I got the exact same box!! This is my second month with GlossyBox and so far, I’m not impressed…

  11. Just got my box, got the nexxus conditioner- won’t use it, aloe gel everyone got-I’ll try it, orly red nail polish, city lips In a funky purple color I wasn’t sure about until I put it on and I have to say I love it!, BTS mascara love it. Must say I love it!

  12. I’m really disappointed with this month. I got the same box but with a stupid brush that I already tossed in the trash.
    The product samples are really tiny and 2 aloe Vera products? Give me a break.
    Really glossy box? You couldn’t include a FULL SIZE $8.00 nail polish???
    I don’t even know what I’m paying for these days cas it ain’t worth it anymore…..

    • Why did you throw your brush away? I love brushes!! 🙁

      • Because it sucks!

  13. I received my June box yesterday and it was different than the one reviewed. In my box I got Rich Hair Care Pure Luxury Intense Moisture Shampoo, Douccee Blush Brush (I love getting different brushes!), the Aloe Gel, Orly Lola and Too Faced Mascara. I would have liked the lip plumper instead of the Orly but I’m not complaining. I kind of like my box and I look forward to the July box. 🙂

    • I got the same box as you, don’t really like it at all. I just got mine today and my boxycharm, disappointed with them both. The shampoo is ok, but I’d like to have the conditioner to go with it. Can’t wait till my 6 month subscription is up, I’m not renewing it. I thought they were going back to the same boxes for everyone, but not this month.

    • PS I like that the shampoo we received isn’t in the picture of one of the possible different items.

      • Yes! I was going to say when I opened my box I was a little confused because I thought we’d all get the same boxes this month.

  14. I signed up to get the brow pencil free and used the code and alas, it was not in my first box. Upsetting. Emailed their customer service but it looks like a solid 3 day wait for a response. The box I got was okay, I soooooo wanted to try that mascara but wash’t too excited for much else so decided to cancel…need that brow pencil though! lol

  15. Glossybox was a big fat fail this month for me. I never even considered cancelling my Glossybox until now…and I’m pretty sure I’m going to. My jar of aloe cream had all the lettering scraped off of it and literally 1/8 of a teaspoon of product in it. Nothing spilled out…there just want any in the product and my jar looked like it came from the bottom of a throw away bin. This was not your standard Glossybox at all and I hope they go back to normal next month otherwise I’m cancelling.

    • Please contact customer care and they will send you a replacement for your Aloe!

  16. anyone have experience with emailing Glossy Box? How long does a response take?

    I had an empty jar of Aloe Source and they didn’t send me my free IT cosmetics for signing up.

    Wow. What a first time box.

    • It can take a few days to hear back. If you are on Facebook, you can try contacting them that way. I have always gotten all my issues resolved but it takes a bit of patience.

    • I never get a response when I email, but if I message them on FB I usually get an answer the same day or next.

  17. My box was 100% different. I got City Cosmetics CC cream, Ardency Inn eye shadow in black that I definitely won’t use (black is way too aggressive for cream eye shadow), hot pink Julep nail polish, Skin Nutrition Cell-CPR, and Toni & Guy Texturizing Spray. Maybe this is one of the normal boxes that they send for new subscribers if the monthly ones run out.

    • I got the same box as you Anne, but it was my May box. Did you sign up for this subscription in May? If so then that is your May box and June should be coming to you very shortly. I received my May and June boxes at the same time since I just signed up in May.

      For the June box I received the etre belle gel, too faced mascara (love this stuff), red orly nail polish, city lips clear gloss, and nexxus conditioner.

    • Anne, Kelli is correct, this is the “Classic” May box. I signed up in May and just received both the box you described as well as the exact June box that Kelli described. I got them both this past Saturday. Your June box is probably on its way.

    • Oh, that sounds like a somewhat decent box. I’m with you on the Ardency eye shadow, but I’d much rather take the box you got than the one I got this month!

  18. I got the same box except Nexxus conditioner instead of the aloe face cream, which is fine because I *always* need conditioner and Nexxus is a pretty good brand. I like mini nail polish because I never go thru a full bottle anyway and I love reds, so glad I got that shade. I don’t really care for the BTS mascara — adds volume, sure, but flakes like crazy, and this is my 3rd deluxe mini, but oh well, I’ll use it or give it away. The gel moisturizer looks interesting. I like lip plumpers if they work, so will give this one a go. Overall, happy with my box.

  19. I received my box today and I’m a little bummed about two of the items, especially since I’ve had such great luck with Glossybox in the past. I got the blush brush and I don’t use blush at all. I also got a shampoo that’s not listed as one of the possible variations in the spoilers – Rich Hair Care Pure Luxury Intense Moisture Shampoo. It says that the 2.7 oz is full size and the value is $3.99. I had previously gotten the Nexxus Shampoo so I was expecting to get the matching conditioner instead of another shampoo. I keep up with the Glossydots surveys and have never indicated that I use blush or even that I want tools/accessories, and I always answer that I want lip products so that’s why I’m disappointed by the selection. (If anyone wants to trade for the brush, let me know. I haven’t ever used the swap so I might give that a try.) Despite the inexpensive shampoo the box has a decent value and from reading reviews of other boxes I still think Glossy is one of the best. I’m hopeful that the next box will be better.

    • I would trade for the brush! I got the Nexxus color conditioner if you’re interested in that. I don’t need it because I don’t color my hair or use much conditioner.

      I was pretty disappointed with this box too. This is only my second month but I’m already considering cancelling. I don’t feel I need to plump my lips. I have darker skin so I rarely burn and don’t have much use for the Aloe gel. And I think everyone and their mother already owns a nude nail polish color. Oh well, I liked the mascara.

  20. just received my first Glossy box and the Aloe Source jar was empty AND I signed up with the coupon code Browpow and didn’t receive my IT cosmetics brow pencil. Very disappointed.

    I emailed them…how are they at emailing or do I have to call? I think this is my first and last month.

  21. This box as a complete waste for me. for $4 more glad i tried Beautyfix & this was my last month with glossy

  22. Mine arrived today – very early for GB! I got the same as Liz except boring conditioner instead of cool antioxidant creme.

    I like Orly but I got beige, and I don’t like the lippie, so this is a meh box for me. Not bad, but not great. It’s the last of my 6 month black friday sub so I don’t mind cancelling at all. Phew!

  23. I subscribed to Glossybox 17th of May, and received my first Glossybox on June 5th. None of the items in my box match either the May or June products listed on the website or in any of the review blogs.. I am still mostly happy with the products I received ( I did get two I didn’t like at all) but I’m just curious if you know why my box is so different to the ones they advertise on their website or the one you received? I know there’s supposed to be some variations, so do you think this is normal? I would like to review the products but I can’t even find them on their website 🙂

    • When they sell out of a month, all new subscribers will get a “classic” Glossybox with items from past boxes. As for reviews, you’ll get an e-mail from Glossybox or log in and look at the top of the page. You’ll see a pink circle with a number in it when your surveys are ready to take.

    • I just got my June box yesterday, and NONE of the items are ones that were listed. Very disappointed. Also, I got another email that my June box is on the way! And they charged my paypal account again! I emailed them but no answer back. Not impressed at all. I’ll be canceling.

      • Mags, if you signed up for a subscription on any day during the month of May, then the box you received is your May box, that is why you have another box coming, it is your June box and should look similar to the items in this review.

        • Thanks Kelli! I feel so silly – I did order it on May 30th, so I did get the May box. What threw me off was their email that said my June box was on its way – not May. So when I got another email saying the June box was mailed, I thought I was getting the same box twice.

  24. Bought am annual subscription with the MEMORIAL DAY weekend coupon, and SO glad I did. Each box comes out to $14.80 and anything I won’t use/don’t like will go up for swap or get gifted. Yay!

    • Where did you find the coupon, here? I used the Oprah one a while back and got them really cheap as well.

    • I did the same! That’s why its not a big deal if I don’t happen to like one or two of the products in the box because at that price it still feels like a steal!

  25. Can’t wait to finally try better than sex mascara!! Yipie!!!

  26. I just received the May box (I live in WA). This is by far the longest delay over the past year I’ve been subscribing.

    • I still haven’t received my May box. It will be my first Glossybox and while I was expecting late shipping as Liz warns in her reviews, I never expected this late! Oh well… fingers crossed it gets here sometime in June! lol

  27. That’s weird. I got an email today saying every box will include anticellulite creme and metallic tattoos. I don’t see either of those here.

    • I think you may have gotten an email about the UK box. Check to see if it gives the price or value in pounds.

      • I think you are right 🙁

  28. Loving this box! This will be my 3rd box, and for the first time I’ll be able to use all but 1 of the products (the lip plumper). YIPPIE! Thanks for sharing

  29. Has anyone noticed they no longer offer the 3 month subscription plan? Bummer cause I used to get that one the most often. It would’ve been nice if they had reached out and informed everyone of this change. Also, I think it’s really lame to charge $25 for a one time gift box, when it doesn’t differ from the regular monthly subscription box in anyway. I’ve sent out a few gift boxes from them in the past, but I haven’t since they jacked up the price and won’t in the future. I’ve like Glossybox, and I’ve never had any problems from them, but this really irks me. Rant aside, this box looks pretty good. I can’t stand when I get a shampoo or conditioner alone though.

    • That sucks! And the six month plan is no longer a deal versus the month to month subscription. Sad to see this change.

      • Oh you’re right! I don’t know what they’re thinking; who’s gonna buy a 6 month sub without any savings or incentives, when you can get a monthly plan and cancel anytime?

  30. Impatiently waiting for my first box to ship – paid on May 20th! Thanks to this blog I know they are slow but gahhhhh. Im moving on June 17th like seriously it better show up before then! It took me a while to see what to try and I dont wish to give up on Glossybox before it even begins! *sobs*

    PS – Love this blog and Liz!

    • Aw thank you! 🙂

    • Me too! I’m also waiting on my first box, I signed up on the 22nd. I’m beyond excited, I find myself checking my email like 100 times a day (slight exaggeration) to see if I’ve received a tracking number but alas… nothing yet.

    • I signed up on the 18th of May and still have not seen my first box. I already was charged for June’s box. I wrote to them and they said I should receive it by the 5th (which is tomorrow). I don’t how to feel with such a long delay!

  31. I just signed up monthly with Glossybox! Ugh! I’m up to 4 boxes a month! I’ve been debating Glossybox for several months…but I just couldn’t resist!

    *twitches* I can always cancel next month, lol!

  32. This will be my last box, not thrilled, just cancelled

    “glossy box is not a keeper”

  33. I got the shampoo in March so I wonder if that means I’ll get the conditioner? I do have color treated hair and be ok with having the match. Excited about the rest as I’m loving skin care right now!

  34. I already have that Orly color in a full size – it’s really pretty. With summer here I am loving the aloe gel for sunburns.

  35. Thanks for the peek. I’m pretty happy with this box. I hope i get all that you got. I don’t change up my hair conditioner and don’t need another brush.

  36. There was a problem with my account… somehow it was cancelled and Glossy box has been terrible at emailing me back… at this point I am kind of sad to say I am happy I prob wont receive this months box none of these items are for me 🙁

    • Have you tried messaging them on FB? I never get a response if I email them, but if I use FB, usually get a response within 24 hrs.

      • No I haven’t tried… This might be a good thing in disguise my husband told me I have a problem and maybe I should consider cutting back… hahahahah

  37. I’d go for it if I was guaranteed to get the mascara. I think that’s my favorite mascara I’ve ever tried. Anyone know of any cheaper dupes/mascaras with similar brushes?

    • I got an e-mail at an e-mail address that I’m not currently using for an active GB account saying that all June subscribers will get the mascara.

    • I don’t know about a specific dupe but if it’s the brush you love you could just probably use that wand with another mascara. I have done that with another mascara that I loved the brush. When it ran out I just cleaned the brush and used in the new tube. Luckily it was threaded the same and sealed properly. But the second tube it didn’t fit properly to screw it into and seal tight so I just kept it in it’s original empty tube and then took it out to dip into the new mascara when I used it. I hope that made sense lol.

  38. Definitely don’t want the conditioner, as from the picture it seems to be for color-treated hair and I don’t color my hair. I do like the “sound” of everything in the original box, though.

  39. It appears there will be two versions of the cream and that some will get a brush and/or conditioner as replacements for one or two of the other products. While I wouldn’t mind the brush, I hope I do not get the conditioner.

  40. Not a super thrilling box to me, I’m not super into skincare stuff. I do the bare minimum and have enough moisturizers and face cream to last me 3 yrs. Are the brush and the Nexxus conditioner the variants and for which items?

    • Use the samples up faster on your body too; especially hands, neck and decolletage area. Not just for face. 🙂

  41. I’ve got the aloe source cream before in birchbox, but I like it. I’m looking forward to this box. I think I’ll use all of it, and since I got my subscription off rue la la it seems to be a good value!

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