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GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (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

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


Too Faced Mascara Melt Off Cleansing Oil -.04 oz Value $3

I love the Too Faced brand, so I was excited to try this new product! This Melt Off Cleansing Oil is basically the first step in removing mascara. First, you apply it to your mascaraed lashes, wait 60 seconds, then remove with a makeup remover wipe.

It seemed to me like this was adding an additional step to my makeup removing process, not removing or replacing one, so I was already a little skeptical when I tried it.

The good news is that it did make my mascara easier to remove. (I even tried it with Too Faced’s Waterproof Mascara and had decent results.) This wasn’t enough of a groundbreaking product to make me buy it in the future. I’ll use my sample up, then go back to taking a few extra swipes with the makeup remover wipes to remove all my mascara.


Trifle Cosmetics Lip Parfait Lipstick – FULL SIZE Value $19

This shade is “Guilty Pug,” and it is officially my favorite lipstick case design of all time! So cute! The formula itself is great, too. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and also free of parabens, phthalates, etc.

Here it is swatched:


The formula is smooth and moisturizing. It has a tropical flavor, and the color is buildable. (That swatch above is three swipes.)


Invisibobble – Value $8

This hair tie set is great if you normally get creases in your hair from other hair ties. I like these for working out, too – they keep my hair in place without any annoyance from a tight hair band.


Wella Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil – 1 oz Value $11.80

This oil is very light and didn’t weigh my hair down at all. I used a few drops to damp hair for conditioning, and then also used it the next day on dry hair to add a little shine and manage flyaways.

I like the subtle scent, too. This is definitely a product I know I will use til the last drop!


Borghese Fango Active Mud for Face and Body – 1 oz Value $3.20

(Subscribers will either receive a Face + Body Mud or a Body Scrub)

I tried this mud as a mask on my face, and it didn’t irritate my skin at all, but I also can’t say I saw a big difference in my skin after using it. (The instructions said to leave it on for 3 minutes – maybe I need to leave it on a little longer.)


De Bruyere After Sun Lotion – 50 ml Value $12

This lotion is light and absorbs almost immediately. My favorite part about it is the scent – it’s so wonderfully beachy! And I’m happy to see this formula is paraben-free, too!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $57. I think that’s good for a $21 beauty box, and even more importantly, I’m happy with the brands and sizes of the products included. I’m hoping all subscribers get the same items this month. If that’s the case, hopefully, this is the GlossyBox comeback box. I think it is a perfect end-of-summer beauty box!

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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 | 156 comments

Comments (156)

  1. I’m telling you ladies, if you can get the September box you should grab it. It’s one of the best boxes I’ve ever received of all my subscriptions.

  2. Wow! Did anyone receive their box for September? It’s the secret garden box and oh Em Gee it is fantastic! I got a full-size I serum by Premier, that is 1.2 ounces and the retail is $350! The rest of the box is fantastic to a Coors product which is an eyeshadow stick full-size, A small set of vitamin C serum, a brow pencil with attached brush, and a Borghese mascara, full size! Best box ever!

    • Yeah it’s another Glossybox prank, most people did not get the serum.

      • I got it! It’s a great box and very pretty, too.

  3. well….I signed up with GlossyBox on Aug 26th using the “golden” promotion (buy 1 get 3). today I received the August box, which I like, and my 2 free boxes, May and June, which I hate. I received several tanning products. I am African American and don’t need a tan. I also received several hair products that are not right for my hair type. I thought I’d completed a questionnaire. Either I didn’t, or they didn’t use it to fill my box. Glossy provides nice sized products, but judging from the products I received….they are not for women of color. I am semi looking forward to the October box (the box is pretty, I love lipsticks and I could use the brow brush thingy) but disappointed at the thought of receiving items that I have absolutely no use for. i don’t have this problem with ipsy and Sephora. After October I am saying goodbye to GlossyBox. out with the old, in with the new. is there anything new?

    • They don’t have much variation in their boxes maybe 1 or 2 items may be different due to skin concerns thsts about it only worth it with the free boxes. And it’s buy 1 box get 2 free not 3. Well basically buy 2 get 2 free since you’ll be charged for september they always do the deal after the cancellation date lol

      • I’d counted on receiving September, but after looking at my account, I will be receiving October as well. But my account does show as “cancelled”. I kind of look forward to the October box. hopefully that will be the last one though. I added lip monthly and onyxbox to my collection of subs. I’m watching allure, beauty5 and benevolent beauty.

      • I received my Gbox today. I didn’t get the dead sea serum that everyone is talking about. but I did receive a full size eb5 eye treatment, and a full size micellar water. I got the eye shadow instead of the lipstick but it goes perfectly with the brow pencil. I’m not sure about that reviving mist stuff, but I will give it a try. so overall, I’m happy with my September Gbox.

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