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GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2015


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).


This is a specially designed French inspired Glossybox, and it is gorgeous!


Look at the inside of the lid! Even the side of the box is beautiful:


This box is definitely a keeper! Now on to the actual 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


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


Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Universalis – 5 ml Value $13

Wow – this is an expensive perfume! ($185 for the 2.4 oz version). It’s a light scent (good for me), and I love that this perfume mini has a full-size perfume sprayer!


NUXE Gentle Exfoliating Gel with Rose Petals – FULL SIZE! Value $26

(Good to know for swaps – this comes sealed in plastic).

The exfoliating particles in this formula are made from ground Lychee stones and ground Walnut shells! The scent isn’t too rosy for me, it has more of a “clean” smell, and I liked how smooth it made my skin feel after using it. The exfoliating particles aren’t as mirco as they are in some other exfoliating cleansers, but this one is designed to be used for people with sensitive skin, so I think it is still pretty gentle.

PHYTO Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray – 1 oz Value $7

(FYI – Sephora has a 1.7 oz version of this listed for $12, and when I look at the picture of the 1.7 oz version the label says 1 oz, so the value of this might actually be $12). This is a leave-in spray that prepares your hair for heated tools, and also helps with detangling. I like how lightweight the formula is and the scent is subtle as well. I’ve liked all the Phyto products I’ve sampled, and this one is another I can add to that list!


De Bruyere Paris Red Lipgloss – FULL SIZE! Value $17.50

I’m struggling to find this exact lipgloss for sale online, so I haven’t found the ingredients yet. (Neither the lip gloss or nail polish include an ingredient list on the packaging – if you find the info, please let me know!)

This lipgloss adds a lot of pigment, and a good amount of shine without any stickiness – all good in my book! The color looks red in the tube, but comes out almost bright coral. (Swatched below).

LOLLIPOPS Paris Nail Polish in Voyage a Paris – FULL SIZE! Value $10

I have to say, I love the bright red makeup products tying in with the packaging. And a classic red nail polish seems like a good fit for a French beauty box too!


Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $73. I think that’s great for a $21 beauty box, and I’m very happy with the sizes of the items this month. And of course, the packaging made this box extra fun to open!

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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 | 138 comments

Comments (138)

  1. Probably have already been asked this and all the requests have been fulfilled, BUT just in case, if anyone has the holiday 25% offer code that they won’t be using, may I have it to get my daughter a box.

    Thanks for at least reading this.


    • I have one you can use Karen. Email me at helenwheels24 at and I’ll be happy to send it to you.

  2. Just got my first GlossyBox while im excited about it ,I’m very disappointed that the Holiday Box is sold out what good is the coupon if you can’t even use it.

    • Hello Audrey,

      Due to high demand, the Holiday Pre-Sale is currently sold out. In the meantime, if you’re still dying to have the Limited Edition Holiday Box, click on the link below to share your email address with us and you’ll be the first to be notified when it goes back on sale!

      Once the sale is back up, you can use the code your received in your box. Keep in mind, this is a Limited edition box and it does sell out fast!

      Gabrielle from GLOSSYBOX

  3. got suckered in and signed back up for the nuxe…of course I did not get it. Once I cancel this time I am done. The worst thing they could have done was started these box variations and the bloggers always get the good stuff. I am tired of it. To me the beauty of the box was that everyone had the same thing.

  4. I just received another code for 25% off The Limited Edition Holiday Glossybox from a generous swapper. This brings the cost down from $40 to $30.
    If anyone would like the code, email me at helenwheels24 at

  5. This was my 1st Glossybox and I’m absolutely ecstatic! My variations were the phyto hydrating oil (as oppose to the thermal spray) which I’m very pleased with as I do not use heat on my hair often at all (does glossy truly read our preferences, BC they nailed mine?) Also, I received Carven Me Parfum. It has a wonderful scent & the bottle is gorgeous! Everything else correspinded with Liz’s box. Glossybox just shot to the top of my list of subscription services!!!!

  6. It probably would have been too many pics of just the box, but wow – LOVE the bottom of the box!

  7. Instead of getting either version of the perfume… I got a guest soap valued at $6. I am really disappointed in this and this is why I am not renewing my subscription with them.

  8. Mine had a hotel soap instead of either perfume. I don’t usually wear perfumes, so I guess it’s OK, but was still a little disappointed, because… hotel soap? Really? I don’t know how much better it is that it’s from a French hotel. Otherwise I liked it. The lip gloss, nail polish, and exfoliant seem lovely.

  9. I received a few different items than Liz did. I received the Sabe Masson fragrance stick in Copacabana, VOTRE VU oh lighten up intensif treatment spot creme, and a phytokeratine hair mask. I received the same shade of nail polish and gloss.

  10. My first Glossybox was fantastic. Last month was my second month of Glossybox and it was pretty bad for me! One item was already a repeat and the other had gone bad. Customer service was amazing and replaced both items. This month rolls around and my box was absolutely perfect. I got a few different items but am very pleased. The box was gorgeous! I recieved the same lip gloss ($17.50 full size) and polish ($10.00 full size) as everyone else but my other products were different then Liz’s. I got the Le soft perfume ($25.00 full size) jwhich I love. The packaging is phenominal and feminine. I got a different Phyto product, the ultra repairing mask for damaged hair (deluxe sized apx. $10.68). My last item was Votre Vu Oh lighten up! Intensif treatment spot creme ($59.00 and is full size)! Full box value $122.18 🙂

  11. I love Glossy Box and their boxes are always awesome. I don’t care when the box arrives as it’s like a unexpected gift to me 🙂 And maybe just my luck but I always seem to get what Liz gets with just the colour/scent variations. The packaging of the perfume I got is awesome and is a roll on which is perfect for my bag. It’s a fragrance called “Rock”

  12. Finally got the box super late today…. The ONE ITEM I wanted was the perfume. Didn’t get it. Instead some cheap no smell tiny bar of soap. I’ve been looking to cancel some of my boxes and it looks like Glossybox has made the choice easy for me. Very disappointed in them lately and this box just confirmed my original analysis. :-(((((

    • After months and months of being continually disappointed in my boxes from Glossy Box, I had big hopes for this box but was let down once again. I too was really hoping for the perfume and received the soap. I wish everyone would either get the same items or we were actually allowed to choose a few of the items each month. I think it’s time to cancel my subscription.

  13. So I got this box because I didn’t cancel in time…love the box design, it’s definitely like opening a gift!
    So, yes I received the red polish and lip gloss plus the alt choices. I actually really like my alt choices better- Phytokeratine hair mask and Votre Vu Intensif treatment spot creme EXCEPT for Sabe Masson Soft Perfume, which is a very masculine scent for me.
    So, kinda disappointed for what I didn’t get, but pleasantly surprised for what I did. Also, excited about their holiday box, but also anxious!

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