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GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2015

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 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 – September 2015 Items

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.

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 – September 2015 Info

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

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2015 Bauble

And this month’s box also included a unique 20% off coupon code to BaubleBar. (Expires 10/5) I will be using this!

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2015 Scrub

Coffeascrub – 100 grams Value $8

I think this is my favorite item in the box. It’s made with all-natural ingredients: Roasted coffee, brown sugar, sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, cocoa, cinnamon.

It isn’t too oily, and I LOVE the cinnamon scent addition!

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2015 Bio

Biossance The Revitalizer – 4 ml Value $4.60

This is basically a lightweight oil. It isn’t scented, and can work for your face, hair, hands, cuticles, etc. I tried it out on my hands/cuticles, and I love how soft it made my skin feel – I’m a fan!

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2015 Blush

Emite Make Up Arist Colour Powder Blush in 108 – FULL SIZE! Value $22

(Swatched below). This blush is more pigmented than I was anticipating! (AKA – clown cheeks were achieved on first brush stroke). I like the color, and since it is so pigmented, this should last me a while!

Nails Inc Uptown Nail Polish – FULL SIZE! Value $14

(I found the gel effect version of this polish on the Nails Inc site, but not the standard version). I like this color a lot (I’m very into neutrals when it comes to nail polish), and this dusty blush pink creme is beautiful! (FYI – the polish name is listed in the info card, so I’m assuming all subscribers will receive the same color).

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2015 Julep

Julep Luxe Lip Conditioning Treatment in Sheer Coral – Retail Value $24

I wish GlossyBox wouldn’t include Julep products (only because I have a Julep subscription and I buy way too many Julep Mystery boxes), but I could see how this would be a good way to discover Julep if you aren’t already a subscriber. The formula isn’t sticky, and it adds a good amount of shine. (Swatched below).

GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2015 Swatch

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $73 (assuming the retail price listed for the Nails Inc polish is correct). I wasn’t too excited about the Julep lip gloss spoiler when I first saw it, but the rest of the box actually is a great fit for me. My favorite discovery is definitely the coffee scrub.

What do you think of the September 2015 Glossybox?


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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!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, GlossyBox Reviews, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: glossybox | 134 comments

Comments (134)

  1. I know this is several months late LOL, but I get so many sub boxes and it takes me longer to get to trying all the products. I actually really hated the coffee scrub as it is extremely messy. It looks and smells like I just saved my coffee grounds and it leaves a huge mess in the shower and tub. I know that’s the point of being natural, but I’ll stick to the sugar scrubs that don’t stand out, natural or not. I got an Honest Co sugar scrub jar in a cream color from my PopSugar box that I love.

  2. I was hoping for the coffee scrub too but got a small foam shampoo , lipgloss, nail polish, face oil and My blush was smashed and all over my box , but I contacted GlossyBox and they sent me a list of replacements , which one should i choose !
    Hi Crystal,

    Please choose a full size alternative replacement from the list below and we will send it to you right away:

    Ardency Modster Eye Powder Friendly Fire
    Ardency Punker Eye Shadow Rebel
    Ciate Paint Pot – Kitten Heels
    Doucce Gloss Wear Lip Gloss
    Essie – She’s Pampered
    Glossybox Blush
    Keushi Face Toner
    Kueshi Anticellulite Booster
    Lollipops Eye Pencil
    Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm
    Naked Lips Lip Balm
    OPI Glossybox Nail Polish
    Proganix Anti Fade Cherry Blossom Weightless Argan Oil
    Proganix PGX Curls Agave Nectar Scrunch Finish Spray and Defrizzant Rituals Yogi Flow
    Teadora Rainforest at Dawn Beauty Bar
    Teeez Nail Base Coat
    Too Faced Mascara

    Looking forward to hearing back!

  3. I received the GLAMGLOW (YOUTHCLEANSE Clearing Daily Cleanser) instead of the coffee scrub. I hope that I like it. Everything else I received was the same. Definitely don’t like the blush or the nail polish. This is my first box.

  4. For some weird reason, I got this same exact box, except instead of the coffee scrub, mine has Glamglow Cleanser in it. The card is exactly the same too but the coffee scrub picture is not there and the GlamGlow tube/info is instead.

    My gloss is sheer fig, which is an odd color, and not my favorite but oh well. The blush in 108, and then the nail polish in Uptown, and the Revitalizer moisturizer. All in all it’s a solid box. I also like the 20% off BaubleBar code, that’s a nice one.

    Did anyone else get this box though?

  5. Still no box here! Sad I won’t be able to use the coupon due to poor mailing system. Losing interest in this box quickly.

    • Hi JR,

      Please contact our Customer Care team at [email protected], so they can further assist you.

      Gabrielle from GLOSSYBOX

  6. ROSEMASK coupon code is invalid. If you are a just subscribing, use sheworesparkle to receive 15% discount off you first box. (:

  7. I cancelled this month.

    Got the julep lip gloss. It was separated in the tube and came out disgusting. The taste made me ill.

    The blush is streaky. Doesn’t go on well at all. The pigment was OK but it goes on in blotches.

    At 30 CDN a month I can go to sephora and buy 1 or 2 nice full size items that I know are quality.

    You used to be my favourite box glossybox. I will remember the good times!

  8. I received my box yesterday and my blush came completely crumbled. I emailed them last night and got a response right away and was able to choose a different replacement item. I also received the shampoo (haven’t tried it yet), the Biossance (which I loved as a cuticle oil!), the Lipstick (color actually worked for me) and the nail polish, which I found too similar to the nail polish last month. I do appreciate their quick response and I hope it won’t take too long to get the replacement item. Hopefully next month will be bette, especially with the French theme.

  9. Got the same as Liz but w/ the shampoo(my favorite thing, though scrub would’ve been even better)
    and the Stixx lipstick in a pink that goes on waaaay to bright for someone of my pale complexion…it’s sad cause if they had picked a diff color I would love it(and I still tried to until I saw how it looked on me *eep*)
    Thought the blush was great but again, not my color and the nail polish, man I LOVE nail polish(Julep subscriber here) but nude is not even in my top 20…REALLY wish they would add that to their profile questions so those who love nudes get them but those who want anything but won’t. Or at least to have color part be in the surveys!
    Anyways, I love glossybox for introducing me to so many new products I just wish more of them would actually work for me.

  10. I am on vacation so I have to ask my husband to open the glossybox for me since I was scared of the broken blush. Luckily i got the intact blush, along with the lipstick, oil, shampoo and nail polish. Its not over the top but very practical box.

  11. I’m normally relentlessly positive about Glossybox – I always feel like it’s worth the $20 and I’ve found some things I LOVE – but this month is the single worst box I’ve received (and I’ve been a subscriber for about 1.5 years). The blush was smashed to powder and leaked out, coating everything else in the box. I’m sick of getting nail polish every month. And I was really hoping for that Coffea scrub!!

    On the plus side, I think the foaming shampoo is cute and smells good, and I’ll use the Biossance. (I also got a lipstick.)

    I would contact Glossybox about replacing the blush but I’ve contacted them MULTIPLE times through their contact form & via email about something else and they WILL NOT respond. How do y’all get them to write you back?? Please tell me your secret!!!!

    The value is good so I shouldn’t be so ungrateful, but I admit I’m disappointed.

    Thanks for listening, guys. This is like therapy 😀

    • Try reaching them on facebook , it worked for me !! Hope this helps☺️

      • That worked, thanks for the tip!

      • YW !!?

        Hoping next month is better .?

  12. I thought this month was a steady improvement from last month, so I’m pleased. The blush is too dark for pale people, but I think we pale people can just suck it for once considering all the times deep-toned people have to get makeup items that revolve around OUR skin tone, eh? And besides, it works as a nice eyeshadow too so there’s that…

  13. I just received my September Glossybox today. I think I’ve finally decided to cancel. The products listed seem to add up to a decent value, but the brands are underwhelming/cheap and I always feel a little duped.

    Julep gloss – Like everyone else said, I already subscribe to Julep (also canceling soon), and with my sub, I can probably get this for like $6 there. If I wanted it. Which I don’t.

    Coffea scrub – I will probably use this, but not thrilled about it, since it’s not hard to make my own coffee scrub. This seems to be a new brand that must have provided free bags to Glossybox just to get exposure. There are no Google results, and both testimonials on the front page of the Coffeascrub website reference getting this in a subscription box (one quote is even from a My Subscription Addiction comment).

    Briossance Revitalizer – You can get this same size complimentary sample by taking a quiz on the Briossance website. So yeah, thanks for this.. Also seems to be a new brand with not many Google hits besides its own website.

    Emite blush – Highly pigmented but crumbly; I don’t like when crumbly bits of blush/eyeshadow are left on top after touching a brush to it. That’s a mark of low quality to me. Plus, once again, no Google hits besides Emite’s own website and reviews of people who got it in Glossybox. Bad sign, always displeasing.

    Nails Inc polish – I guess this is the only decent thing in here, but I’ll probably try to sell or swap it because I already have a couple other nail polishes close to this color. That’s not Glossybox’s fault though.

    It seems to me the only things Glossybox would have had to pay anything for are the nail polish and Julep gloss, which aren’t too exciting. Glossybox really needs to step it up with brand recognition. I will no longer be paying $21/mo for low quality brands I’ve never heard of. Not pleased, see ya later Gbox! *fart noise with a thumbs down*

    • Thanks Meg for the tip !!??
      I went to the Biossance website and took the (very short) survey ?they are shipping my free sample !! ?

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