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GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 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).


FYI – GlossyBox sends out multiple variations of boxes each month – so not every subscriber will receive every item in this box.


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.


MTJ Cosmetics High Definition Mascara – FULL SIZE! Value $21

I could not find a link to buy this mascara online in the US, and it didn’t come with any packaging, so I’m not sure what the ingredients are. That issue aside, I tried this out and I’m impressed with the formula. It adds length without clumping, and a little bit of volume too. (Not as much as my favorite tarte mascara, but I’d still give this a B/B+).


Simple Sugars All Natural Body Scrub in Cranberry – Value $14

(Scents will vary for subscribers)

Does anyone else get excited when they see a Shark Tank product in a subscription box? (I’m also extra excited about this company since they are also from Pittsburgh!)

This scrub is made with all natural ingredients, and I think the cranberry scent is perfect for the holidays. There’s a good amount of oil in the formula, so it will definitely keep your skin moisturized, too!


Gold Label Cosmetics Creme Lipstick in First Class – FULL SIZE! Value $14

(Colors will vary)

I love the gold packaging of this lipstick! The color is a little bolder than what I usually wear (a lot bolder, actually), but I like that this shade is a cool toned red lipstick. (Swatched below).

Color Club Nail Lacquer in Feverish – FULL SIZE! Value $8.50

This is a deep red/cranberry creme. (Based on the card it looks like this product will NOT have variation). Color Club is one of my all-time favorite nail polish formulas, so I’m very happy with this inclusion.


GlossyBox Eyeshadow in GlossyBox Mauve – FULL SIZE! Value $11

Well, this didn’t make it to me in one piece, but I should be able to reset it with some rubbing alcohol. I like the color a lot too. It has a hint of shimmer, and the pigment is great. Swatched here:


Verdict: This box has a value of about $68.50. I think that’s a good value for a $21 box! My favorite item in this box is the Simple Sugars scrub. It was a nice surprise to see when opening the box – and I already want to try out other scents (Like Candy Cane!) Since Glossybox includes international brands, and sometimes their own in-house brand, I would love to see them include ingredients on the info card for each item. Other than that, I’m very happy with the box this month.

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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 | 127 comments

Comments (127)

  1. I am on a recurring monthly sub, and since my December box has been in “pack” mode since December 2, I sent a message inquiring as to its status. Here was the response:

    ***Hi _____,

    Thanks for writing in!

    Unfortunately, it seems this edition is on back-order, as our warehouse is waiting on stock replenishment due to holiday delays from our vendors. Sadly, we do not have a time frame yet of when this will be completed.

    Do you wish to wait for the December box or would you prefer a refund for this order?***

    Meanwhile, people who just signed up in December have gotten their December boxes. It’s reasons like this why I have a problem with Glossybox.

    • Ugh 🙁 This must be why GB keeps essentially putting me off and telling me to be patient rather than calling the first box lost, now 13 days post-shipping. They better dazzle me for the next 11 months if they want me to reup!

      I did a little google “research” on lost Glossyboxes, and when my situation happened to a blogger, they sent her a “classic” box full of good stuff and told her that if the lost box arrived, she should just keep it. Why couldn’t they offer that option to you or me? Even if you or I said no, to just extend the subscription by a month (or get a refund for a month), it would be nice to have the option of a different box in lieu of the one that they can’t fulfill.

  2. I still can’t figure it out how a company can treat its loyalist customers like dog doo. It really actually upsets me. I mean how hard is it to do the right thing? I subscribe for a whole year of your products and you have the nerve to then charge me double for December. Instead of just giving me back my $21 and continuing on with my 12 months you argue with me. Then once I post to social media complaining they comp me by giving me a 1000 glossydots (free box). So my December “boxes” roll in and guess what…they send me identical boxes. That was the real topper and pissed me off. So now that I am stuck for the next 12 months and on their chit list I’ll be expecting the bottom of the barrel until I can forget about this company once and for all!

  3. After waiting almost 3 weeks, I FINALLY received my first Glossybox today (although I did get the Holiday Box, which I adored!) and I am very pleased. Instead of the lipstick and scrub I received:

    1. 2.5 oz Orogold hand cream
    2. Florapy mask

    The mask was in the November box but since I wasn’t a subscriber then I’m happy to have it. I’m quite pleased with the box as a whole. It was a great start to a 12 month subscription. It seems the products are more universally usable than other boxes and the product sizes are larger (I’m sick of the tiny sample sizes from Birch Box, Beauty Fix and others). I’m not sure what took me so long to hop on the GlossyBox bandwagon!!!

    Many thanks to Liz and the many commenters for convincing me to give GlossyBox a try.

  4. I’m kinda wishing I hadn’t resubbed to Glossy. The non-responsive CS and the frankly baffling shipping schedule is a real deterrent. My box has been in “Pack” mode since 12/2, and still is today (12/22). That’s 3 weeks to pack 5 small items in a box. It took me less time to pack up my whole apartment.

    I’ve sent a message, but so far only received the automated “We are experiencing a high volume….respond within 24-72 hours.” We’ll see. I haven’t completely lost hope, it’s just been pretty tarnished.

    • Mine allegedly shipped on 12/10, but tracking hasn’t been updated, 12 days later. CS is still telling me to be patient while they contact USPS even though I told them that I talked to USPS on Friday and got nowhere with them. I feel like by this time Birchbox would’ve sent out a new box, but Glossybox just wants me to sit tight.

      I’m stuck in this sub bc I got the gift subscription through Gilt City, but I won’t resub afterwards. Meanwhile I just bought my second BB sub last week (should get my second December box next week), plus I got my mystery sample pack for an order that had one of my favorite items from a past box in it 😀 Birchbox has lessened the sting of Glossybox’s lack of interest in what is clearly a missing box.

  5. Thanks Rebecca and Amy. That was the one I signed up with. Still no box or email.

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