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GlossyBox Subscription Box Review – April 2016


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 the box during some months. So, there may be some variation between what I review and what you receive.

The Subscription Box: GLOSSYBOX

The Cost: $21 a month (save more with 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.


Leighton Denny Expert Nails Nail Polish in Pillow Talk – FULL SIZE! Value $16

This brand is new to me! It is a deep pink creme with a gloss finish.

Studio 10 Brow Life Perfecting Liner – FULL SIZE! Value $20

This item is one that we know will be in all April Glossyboxes! I think this is my favorite item in the box. It is a highlighter and brow pencil in one. At first I was concerned that the color would be too light for my brows, but it’s one of those brow pencils that you can pretty easily control the color with how much pressure you apply. Here are both shades swatched:



Unani Dermo Defense Face Mask – 3.4 oz Value $18

(I couldn’t find this exact product on the Unani site, so I’m using the info provided by Glossybox.) This mask wasn’t what I was expecting when I tried it out! I usually expect mud masks, but this is a gel mask. It dries while you are wearing it for 10 minutes, but it isn’t a tightening feeling. The good news is that this is designed for sensitive skin, and I had no reactions to it. I thought it was very gentle, and while my skin wasn’t super noticeably different after using it, it did feel cleaner and smoother.

Biossance The Nourisher – 4 ml Value $9.60

I think this is the most lightweight serum I’ve ever sampled! It absorbs quickly, has a faint rose scent, and is free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, etc. I really love the formula, so I’ll likely be swapping for more once this runs out, or buying the full-size version.


Norell New York Perfume – 7.5 ml Value $11.25

I love perfume minis! This bottle is so cute! Here is a closer look:


At first, I thought this was a non-name brand perfume, but then I looked it up and found it at Neiman Marcus. They even have a limited edition $1500 bottle version! I like the scent, but I don’t wear perfume that often, so it will probably get more use being on display on my vanity!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $75. I think that’s great for GlossyBox, and this is a great box for me. The eyebrow pencil is my favorite item, but I’ll use everything. And the sizes of all the products are great, too!

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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 | 97 comments

Comments (97)

  1. I’m happily surprised that the eyebrow pencil actually works with my dark eyebrows 🙂 I totally expected it to be too light but nope it blends in perfectly. I didn’t know that it makes a huge difference if you do your eyebrows 🙂

  2. The April 2016 box was my very first Glossy Box and I ended up getting everything except the perfume and ended up getting the texture spray. I don’t really care for perfume and I’m completely fine with the spray. I love this box! The face oil made my box smell amazing once I opened it. I recently canceled my Birch box for Glossy and I don’t regret it!

  3. I got the same box as Liz. I’ve been subscribed to Glossybox for a little over a year now – the first year as a gift subscription from my husband, and now with the 1 year Gilt City voucher. I got the same box as Liz, and I like it. I think the nail polish color is pretty, and the perfume smells nice. I also like the brow pencil.

    I already have a ton of skincare products waiting to be used and my skin breaks out easily, so I put the serum and the mask up for swap.

    Overall, I’m happy this month. 🙂

  4. Pretty disappointed – I also got the sea salt spray instead of the Norell. I received the spray in another recent box (maybe Target?) and didn’t care for it at all. I wonder how Glossybox thinks it’s okay to give some people a lower value box, especially when the replacement is a cheap sea salt spray that we can buy at any Target or Wal-Mart? I expect more from Glossybox but they’ve gone downhill over the past several months. I used to love them, but Allure has been better for me lately (I hope I didn’t just jinx that!). Once I cash in my Glossydots for a free box, I’m done with them unless they step it up again.

  5. Got my box and i am so happy i got the same one as Liz, with the perfume ! After seeing so mant commets and people receiving the besch spray, i was sure i would, because i always tend to get the cheaper variation, but i love the perfume. This whole box is great !

  6. I just received my April box and it’s exactly the same as Liz’s box. I liked most of the items. I didn’t really care for my March box though. Honestly I’ve had them for almost a year now and I really like most of my items except for last March. That’s a win in my books.

  7. I just received my box and I really, really didn’t want to get the sea salt spray, so of course I really, really did get it. Grrr!

    • Me, too! Shame on Glossybox for giving such a low-value replacement. I understand if they didn’t source enough Norell samples, but they should at least make sure the replacement item is close to the same value.

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