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GlossyBox Subscription Box Review – July 2015

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GlossyBox Subscription Box Review – July 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 – July 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 – July 2015 Info

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

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Hey Honey

Hey Honey I Peel Good Biomimetic Creamy Honey Peel Cream – .5 oz Value $29.50

This Hey Honey Peel is half the size of the full size version, and a new product from the Hey Honey line. (It is currently only available for pre-order on the Hey Honey site). I couldn’t find the ingredients online yet, but I decided to try it anyway since I’ve never had any issues with other Hey Honey products.

The formula is a little sticky/tacky at first, and you apply it to your face, then massage it in for 2-3 minutes. (After about a minute the formula becomes less sticky and more oily). I like any skincare routine product that takes less than 5 minutes, so I was excited to try this one. It was easy enough to use, and you just rinse off the peel at the end of 3 minutes. It left my skin feeling smoother and softer, so I’ll definitely use this on a regular basis.

Face Stockholm Eye Lip Liner – FULL SIZE Value $17

(Colors will vary on this item). The info card shows a pink lip liner pencil, and I would have preferred a shade in the pink/red range, but this will work for me as an eyeliner.

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Cargo

Cargo Cosmetics Water Resistant Blush in Coronado – .14 oz Value $9.80

I’ve sampled the Water Resistant Blush in Los Cabos and I like the formula, so I’m happy to have another shade. This color barely shows up on my skin, so I’ll use it for a subtle blush look.

Naked Lips Organic Lip Balm – FULL SIZE! Value $5.50

This lip balm has a refreshing minty flavor. It is very moisturizing and adds a bit of shine too. (My lip balm wishlist trifecta!)

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Booster

Kueshi Anticellulite Booster – FULL SIZE! Value $22.60

I was having difficulty finding this product for sale online, so I’m using the value Glossybox listed on the card. It is scented, but I don’t mind the fragrance. The formula is pretty lightweight, and absorbs quickly. I’ve tried a few cellulite creams before, and some leave your skin tingling, but this one just feels like a normal body moisturizer. (So worst case scenario, it’s a nice smelling body cream – I’m guessing it will take me a few weeks to see if I notice any difference with cellulite).

Verdict: This box has a value of about $84. So far my favorite items are the honey peel, the lip balm, and the Cargo blush. And we’ll see if the Kueshi Anticellulite Booster works for me! I’m happy with the value this month, and the sizes of the products.

What do you think of the July GlossyBox?

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!

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  1. This GlossyBox is really a big bust for me. I’m cashing in my GlossyDots and putting this subscription box in my rearview mirror. Glossybox was, for me, a real pleasure to receive. Beautiful packaging & elegant box designs made the whole unboxing process a Christmas morning delight. Now the company seems to have lost there way in the last few boxes. I’m not going to pay for disappointment anymore. Good Luck GlossyBox.

  2. I received my second box today. This was July’s curated box with no replacements included. I must say I am a bit disappointed in this box. The anti-cellulite cream I will try however, most of these lotions are gimmicky. I love the cargo blush as I have received them in the past from Birchbox. The lipstick is more an organic version of chapstick and I will definitely use it in the future. Although I like neutrals Glossybox keeps sending me dark browns. I am a fair and blonde headed…go figure. I would love red or pink or nude but not dark brown. The lipliner was a fail. I might try it as an eyeliner although I don’t wear it much. Last month’s was excellent and it was my first Glossybox. I have read so many rave reviews about them that I hope the next months will be terrific. I love Boxycharm and Birchbox and they have yet to disappoint me. Boxycharm in comparison for the money is better than Glossybox thus far.

  3. Just a note of caution. The Naked Organics lip balm caused a lsevere allergic reaction with me. My lips are swollen, painful and covered with blisters after using this product. I contacted Glossybox just to let them know but of course no reply.

  4. Received my first Glossy Box today and disappointed. Great packaging and meh products. Liked the peel but could do without having to massage my face for 2-3 minutes. Not a fan of lip liner that I will never use due to the colour (red), jury is still out on the blush and cellulite cream. Chapstick smells nice but I wear lipstick/gloss all day so this won’t be rarely used. Hoping next month will be better.

  5. This is my first box and I got everything that Liz recieved, but the lip pencil in Vera, which is like a burgundy red.

  6. UGH, HUGE fail. All I wanted was the cargo blush. I ended up with a cheap hair conditioner. I’m so glad this 3 month sub is over. What a bunch of crap! Their alternatives don’t compare.

    • I am right there with you. This is my second box, and I’m soooo disappointed in the replacement item I got instead of the Cargo blush. I ended up with a 1 time use plumping mask. I ended up biting the bullet and ordering Boxy Charm the day after I received this box. My 9 yr. old niece was here and couldn’t wait to see what fun makeup I got since I showed her the box on here, the disappointment was all over her poor little face. So Sept. is going to be the make it or break it for me and Glossybox.

    • So weird. I always wonder what people choose in their profile thing on Glossybox compared with me, as I always got what Liz received. I cancelled temporarily so I could save some money up for something else, but even though I’ve swapped some things I always seemed to come up with many wins in these boxes. I also kind of felt they actually looked at the surveys (based on my answers and what I’d get), so maybe that will help you for next month?

  7. Did anybody else get an email link to this month’s surveys to earn Glossydots, only to get there and be told “no surveys available”? I faithfully fill those surveys out each month knowing I’ll be due one free box eventually, so I’m hoping I won’t miss out on the Dots this month. Thanks in advance for any help!

    • I received the same e-mail today. I knew I had filled mine out but, thought maybe it was a little something extra. I think they are having some issues with their e-mails and shipping details this month.

  8. I have a question that hopefully someone can help me with. I subscribed to Glossy box around the middle of May and tried to use the BROWPOW promo code. Unfortunately it was “overused” so I didn’t receive anything. I was told I would be able to use a new promo code through the news letter but, I have never received a code in the news letter. I did see there is a new promo code for new subscribers but of course I’m not a new subscriber now. I’ve tried a few times going through customer support with emails and through f/b without any real help. Does anyone know what else I can do, or is it a lost cause?

    • It’s not a lost cause. I had something similar happen with Sample Society (now Allure) and I eventually got to use a $5 off code. However, Sample Society had good customer service while Glossybox is notoriously bad. Here is their toll free phone #: 1-855-738-1140. If that doesn’t work, ask them about it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. That seems to be the last-shot resolution for disputes like this because the company doesn’t want to look sloppy and uncaring on social media. Good luck!

    • The only other thing I can think of is finding a customer service phone number and calling them. I’ve found that a lot of times phone calls are more effective than e-mails, in part because people can’t ignore them. If there’s not one listed on the website, try googling the company — sometimes they’re listed that way or under a BBB listing. If you have a city and state, you can use the online Yellow Pages, too.

      • Thank you for replying. I’m just not real sure about how I’m feeling about Glossybox yet. The customer support seems to answer quickly, however I feel like I’m getting the run around from them. Not only that but I received my July box on the 18th, and it seemed like they just threw everything in there. And instead of the cargo blush I need up with a 1 time use plumping mask?!? I was so excited for the blush, I also received the brown lip/eyeliner that I don’t think I will use. This box actually confirmed it for me and I subbed to Boxycharm….lol. So I guess next month will be the make it or break it for me. Sorry for the novel!! Lol

        • Oops meant August box, not July.

  9. Finally got my box (it was delivered EARLY to the new house and I didn’t get out there until tonight).

    Laniege sleeping mask (I think I have another of these from somewhere), Hey Honey peel, lip balm, massive tube of anticellulite cream, and WHITE EYELINER. (Hey, at least it’s not black…)

  10. Surprised by all the disappointment – I got almost the same box (a pink lipliner instead of brown, mascara instead the Cargo blush) and think it’s a great box!

  11. Am I the only one who got a white eye liner instead of lip liner? Excited to try the anticellulite booster and Its nice to get a lip balm instead of a pink lip stick or gloss. I have so many of those. I got a water sleep mask which is a repeat item but all in all its not a bad box.

  12. In six months, this was Glossybox’s first fail for me. Instead of the Cargo blush, I got the Brazilian hair cream, which I’ve already got 2 samples of from other boxes. The lip liner is a screaming red orange I’ll never wear. Anti-cellulite treatments don’t work. I don’t plan to use any of the items except maybe the lip balm and I need a new lip balm like another hole in my head. 🙂 Yeah, this one was a stinker. But there’s always next month!

    • I also got the hair stuff, but it’s the first time for me. Not sure about it. I agree that cellulite treatments don’t work, but I figure it’ll make a semi-good body lotion. My lip liner is a soft rose color, so I’ll definitely get some use out of it. All in all, the box is kind of meh — not great, but not horrible.

  13. Ugh, I’m so disappointed! I really wanted the blush, but instead got a protein hair mask from some odd brand in a container that reminds me of horse medicine. Oh, and of course it’s worth way less than the blush…it’s $16.99 for 35.3 oz and this is only 3.5 oz.

    I won’t use a single thing this month except the peel, and I think it’s overpriced for the size. I’m allergic to peppermint so I can’t use the lip balm, my hair does not like protein and protein treatments seriously dry it out, I don’t have cellulite, and lip liner is one thing I’ve never really gotten into.

  14. I have the exact same box as Liz with the lipliner in “Bibbi”
    Happy to sell it for cost + postage. Unopened box…I just fished out the lip liner to get the colour
    mskimmers (@)

  15. Has anyone had their box ship yet?

  16. This is the one time I’m seriously disappointed! So wanted that blush but got a plumping facial mask I’ll never user instead I’m usually pretty happy with Glossybox but lately seems like Boxycharm is a better value…. I’ll give it another mo & see….
    Anyone want a facial plumping mask trade?

    • I don’t have my box yet but I doubt I want my blush if it’s the same as the one that was in Birchbox. Not a good color for me. I won’t have my box until Monday, though.

      • Let me know. I’ve got other box items to trade as well if you’re interested.

        • I got my box today. Instead of the blush, I got the keratin treatment. Sorry I can’t help you.

  17. I’m a little disappointed in this box. I have gotten Ipsy and Birchbox for almost 2 years now and decided it was time to “upgrade”. I canceled both of those and sines to Glossybox and Boxycharm decided to give it two months to see which I would like better. This box seems exactly like something I would get in an Ipsy bag. May be going with Boxycharm if next month isn’t any better…

  18. I cancelled last month and I am so glad. I think this month is terrible. The Honey peel is nice but to me that is about it. Last month I was so disappointed, there wasn’t much in it that I cared about and one of my items was busted. I did contact them about it and since they were out of the item they let me pick another item (I chose a Beauty Blender), which in turn made my box better actually, but that was the only reason. I’m also Canadian, so the boxes cost even more for me. Seems like Glossy hasn’t been as impressive lately compared to what they used to and what is with all the sample sizes.

  19. I am SO disappointed in my glossy box this month! I was excited to get the hey honey but they basically sent me the same box as last month. I got the exact same nail polish mini, same aloe gel, same Too Faced mascara. The only difference is a super sticky doucce lip gloss instead of the brush from last month and I got a deluxe conditioner instead of the last moisturizer. I was disappointed in my box last month and CERTAINLY don’t like it any more this month. I wish I hadn’t prepaid for this sub.

  20. I subscribed to this for 3 months and they automatically renewed my sub for another 3 months. I emailed them but no reply. I think this is such a bad business practice. If someone just wanted to try for 3 months they would renew on their own.

    • It actually says that they auto renew it if you do not unsubscribe from it just like it does for any other sub box.

    • They do auto-renew and it sucks. They do it before you even get that month’s box. I contacted them on FB and they refund my money.

  21. I am having trouble discerning the color of that blush and can’t find it online. Is it a peachy or pinkish color? I hope it’s a pinkish color because the one I received from (I think) Birchbox was peachy.

    • I didn’t get the blush I got a sample of Novex conditioner. Same one that was always available on Beauty Army. :/

  22. I agree it’s going downhill. The July of from last year was INCREDIBLE. This… Not so much :'(

  23. I am new to the monthly beauty subscriptions and I think these products look great. They are definitely higher end products .

  24. Not entirely sure how I’m going to feel about this box, but I really enjoyed my June box, which was my first. So far it may be a hit and a miss for me. I’m subscribed month to month so I will see how August goes and if I enjoy this month’s products in the end. That said, I may be willing to trade a few items off some hands if I like the Honey mask, blush, or you get a color of the pencil you don’t enjoy that works for me. I got the swap email and need to set mine up, but if you comment here about wanting to trade I will figure out how to get it all sorted and such fast! I subscribe to Popsugar, Ipsy, BB, Glossy, Boxy for my makeup and used to subscribed to Julep so there’s a random smattering of items from all around there. Sorry if trade talk isn’t allowed here, just learning to navigate around here! I’ll set it up so those who are interested can find me there!

  25. I had a weird GlossyBox shipping issue during June. I received the June box around the 3rd week of June then 4 days later I received a second Glossybox (it was different then the first June box). Then this weekend I received an email with tracking for the July box and when I track it it shows my July box was already received by me back in June.

    It’s not my first GlossyBox (it’s my 3rd month as a subscriber) so I dunno why my July box was shipped so early. Anyone have that happen to them? Don’t get me wrong, I loved that I received my box early!

    P.S. I wish we all got the same boxes! I’m having major box envy. 🙂

    • What did you get in your “July” box?

  26. Anyone else feel like Glossybox is going downhill? I just re-subbed before this box & now I’m kinda regretting it 🙁

    • Yes, I DO! So glad to know I’m not the only one!! I mean for the cost there’s SO many better boxes I can get! Last year I absolutely loved all the glossyboxes I received but so far this year it’s been VERY lack luster to say the least!!

      • What boxes do you like better? I’ve been thinking of dropping Glossy and picking up something else. Thanks!

        • I get Boxycharm and every month get an awesome box. I gave up on GB a few months ago and am so happy I did they have gone so down hill.

  27. I’m disappointed because the UK Glossybox looks so awesome Did anyone see it?

    • Yes! So disappointed its not the UK box, it looks amazing, love the fashion illustrator collaboration !

    • I agree. It is a great box design. I was also Jealous a couple months back when they had the Hollywood Marilyn Monroe box.

    • Yes! I was so excited when I thought the UK box was a USA box…then I was a little bummed. Now, I am way bummed after seeing this review. Simply underwhelming for me…

    • omg that’s so cute! At least last year they did a 4th of July theme. I agree, the boxes seem to be getting worse. I’m so disappointed. I used to recommend them to a lot of people but I can’t when the boxes look so lackluster. I think it would be nice to have more themes!

  28. Loving this box. Exited for the peel and blush. Agree that cellulite creams are a joke. Hopefully I get a lip liner color for a change.

  29. Is it just me? I never received my June box and when I finally email them about it they informed me because of the computer glitch I was not going to get my June box. I wish they say something. I prepaid for 6 months and I am chasing every month for the box. Lucky you guys getting your box already.

    • I had a similar issue with my first box which was supposed to be May. In a nutshell, they ended up giving me 1,000 glossydots for another box.

      The July box does not look that exciting and I hope the colors will work out. I really enjoyed my Birchbox subscription and keep contemplating renewing it.

      • You are lucky… I only got 20 glossydots… it is odd they do not even give out the same points for people who they screwed up the order…

  30. This doesn’t tempt me at all, I couldn’t wait for my Glossybox sub to end. Then they automatically charged me for another 6 months, but luckily they refunded me, I don’t want this sub again. I tried it a few months last year and liked it alright but it’s heavy on the skincare for me usually. Plus I don’t like how everyone gets different items now, I liked when everyone got the same box.

    • Everyone does get the same box until/unless they run out of that month’s curated box. Those who subscribe after the monthly box sells out receive the “classic” box that includes leftover past month products. So there aren’t actually random variations out there of the monthly curated boxes, just regular monthly boxes that are all the same and classic boxes for late subbers. I think it’s very poor business to oversell and then send repeat products but thought I would clarify that there aren’t variations within the standard monthly boxes like there are with ipsy and Birchbox. Glossy did a poor job of explaining this as many still think there are several box versions sent each month; they didn’t even bother to warn subscribers up front before sending the classic boxes the first time around and have pretty much clammed up about the oversold rehash boxes since then.

      • That used to be true but is no longer true. Some products are the same for all the ‘regular’ boxes and some are variable. When they run out of the ‘regular’ boxes, they ship the ‘classic’ boxes made up of overstock from past boxes.

  31. This box doesn’t look terrible, but it confirms my decision to cancel after the August box. I’d cancel now, but have enough points to redeem for a free box. The lip balm, blush, and peel all interest me but aren’t anything that exciting. GlossyBox was my first sub box but it just hasn’t been impressive enough to stay in the lineup!

  32. I think my very favorite thing about GlossyBox is the actual box! They are so nice and sturdy…I use my boxes every month for different things…probably my most used item from them! I really can’t wait for another special design box!

  33. I so hope my cancellation went through! I cancelled on the 15th through email and never received a response! This box is a total miss for me. Womp, womp.

    I do love the Cargo blush! I received the Cargo blush in Los Cabos through Birchbox and LOVE it!

    • And hidden off to the right of the cancel screen was yet something else to click. Almost missed it myself. I call it deceptive.

      • I was about to post the same thing. I subscribed for 6 months. Then when that ended I got an email that they charged me for 6 more months. I immediately wrote back to cancel but they said it was too late to unsubscribe for the upcoming box. I was refunded for 5 boxes. I guess this is all fair but I got a bad feeling from this. They should give you enough time to cancel.

        • Same thing happened to me. I feel that in this day and age that a reminder should be emailed a month prior to their automatic renewal so that we can cancel. Seriously, who remembers that a sub is ending, I don’t.

        • YES! I had to email them and they actually tried to DEBATE it with me instead of just giving me a refund. Now I feel like I need to hang on just long enough to use my glossydots just to make up for some of these awful boxes we’ve been getting. Remember Bergdorf’s? What happened to those amazing collaboration boxes?

  34. Oh dear. This looks like a total miss for me, which is a first for Glossybox, I think. The peel and the lip balm may work out, although I think I’ve already found the ultimate lip balms.

    Cellulite creams are pure silliness.

    I’m not sure it’s a great idea to use a lip liner as eye liner. The pigments used in lip liner can be dangerous for the super sensitive eye area. Allure has an article saying you should never do it.

  35. Looking forward to mine

  36. My box was completely different, I didn’t get one of these products. I wish they would go back to the days where we all got the same thing. If I get a crappy box and see that others got great products, I’m going to be upset.

    • This actually gives me hope for my box! 🙂

    • I thought every box was suppose to come with the Hey Honey…I peel good ?

    • The box u received could be the June classic box. I do not think people are receiving their July boxes yet, Liz usually gets hers early to review. Most of the time when people say

      • Oops, cut me off. I meant to say that most of the time when people say their box is completely different this is the case.

  37. The Cargo came in Birchbox a couple months back…Its my favorite out of the five I had gotten this spring.The hey honey seems to be a re-make of the mask that Ipsy sent out this spring.Everyone was saying how hard it was to get off,so its still in my cast-off box unused,I will have to compare.

  38. I miss getting Glossy Box. I am super envious of that Cargo Blush sample. I always did get good stuff in Glossy Box. The samples are a great size and I never got repeats. I just have too much makeup for the time being.

  39. That looks like another great Glossy Box. I may be in the minority but I don’t mind when it comes…’s a nice surprise

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