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GlossyBox Limited Edition Holiday 2016 Box Review

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanDec 3, 2016 | 23 comments

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GlossyBox
3.2 overall rating
483 Ratings | 119 Reviews

Every holiday, GlossyBox releases a new Limited Edition Box with packaging perfect for gifting. This is the review of the GlossyBox Limited Edition Holiday 2016 Box.

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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As always, GlossyBox does such a fantastic job with the packaging of these boxes!

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The Box: GlossyBox Limited Edition Holiday 2016 Box

The Cost: $40 ($30 for subscribers!)

The Products: 6 full-size items including:

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This box comes with an info booklet detailing each item included:

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The presentation is beautiful – perfect for gifting!

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Now, onto the items!

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Skin & Co. Truffle Therapy Cleansing Oil – FULL SIZE! Value $30

This cleansing oil is applied to dry skin and it does a great job of removing makeup. (Massage into your skin then remove with warm water.) And don’t forget to shake this oil before using!

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Babor’s Ampoules – Value $36

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This set includes 7 ampoules – in impressive packaging!

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There are 4 Hydra Plus Active Fluid vials, and 3 Active Night vials. And here’s something I wasn’t expecting:

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The ampoules are completely sealed glass vials. You have to break them open with this plastic tool that comes in the kit. (Fortunately, this was a very simple snap to make and gave a clean cut on the glass – no glass shards everywhere like I feared!)

The formulas were both hydrating and gentle on my skin. (One word of caution, though – they are fragranced.)

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Bad Medina Like No Other Invested Shimmer Lipstick – Value $18

This is one of my favorite discoveries in the box. First, how gorgeous is the packaging?

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The formula itself is super moisturizing, and I love the shimmer/pink finish. (Swatched in lower photo.)

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Dome Beauty Diamond Shadow in Sun Stone – Value $29

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This eyeshadow is GORGEOUS! I’m so impressed with this formula – the pigment and the shimmer are stunning. Here it is swatched (beneath the lipstick):

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I’m loving all the shimmer!

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NutraLuxe MD Retro Brow in Medium/Dark – Value $29

This eyebrow multi-tasker includes both eyebrow gel/primer to keep brows in place, and fibers to make your eyebrows look thicker:

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The gel is tinted in medium/dark, and the fibers are a little lighter:

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Overall, I thought this gave a natural, fuller-looking brow, but the primer/gel was on the dark side, so it won’t work for everyone.

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Figs & Rouge Night Detox Serum – Value $41

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This is a super-lightweight gel serum – I love how it felt on my skin and it absorbed so quickly, too.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $183 – that’s amazing for the $30 price I paid as a subscriber! The lipstick and eyeshadow alone make this box worth the cost to me, and everything else just feels like an extra bonus. What do you think of the GlossyBox Limited Edition Holiday 2016 Box?

(FYI – this box is still available!)

GlossyBox is a beauty subscription box that sends five deluxe and full-size products to your door every month for $21 (with free shipping to the U.S.). Subscribers should expect to discover new brands of hair care, makeup, and skincare in each pink box, wrapped up nicely with a different theme each ... read more.
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!

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!
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23 comments

Trisha

I somehow missed this post- but I love everything in this LE box!!

I wonder if they had leftovers and are offering them for sale. Anyone know? Thanks!

jessreneepayne

I love the limited edition box also. Think there packed with the best of glossybox I’m dieing to try all of these products glossybox rocks!

Anna A

Any coupon codes that work for any length subscription? I have 2000 glossy dots and was told I had a December box coming and I had asked if I could have a second box with my points and was initially told yes. But now when i log into my account I see that I am no longer a subscriber and no answer to whether I am getting even one December box. I soooo want one. So I figure if I have to re-subscribe to get one, I can maybe use my glossydots to get my two free boxes (IF Glossybox responds, that is – they are impossible to get ahold of).

Rookala

After reading your glowing review, Liz, I just ordered a box! I had been waiting to see your review as I wasn’t totally wild over the spoilers, but now I’m sold & really looking forward to receiving it for the holidays. Thanks, Liz!

Liz Cadman

Glad the review was helpful! Hope you love the box! 🙂

JW

For those that are opposed to domestic violence:
The Bad Medina line is owned/created in part by Floyd Mayweather Jr. He is a known domestic abuser with a very long history of charges.
I am truly disappointed that Glossybox would have chosen to be affiliated with Mayweather, given his history, which is extremely easy to validate.

Kp

He’s her boyfriend. It’s hers but he funded it. Direct quote from the news article

Rosemary

Well, the lipstick is an amazing color and has an incredible formula, and I have already ordered two other colors. Is Bad Medina directly owned by Mayweather, or they unknowingly part of a portfolio that his corporation has invested in?

Robin

Directly owned. Bad Medina is his gf (wife?)’s nickname.

Jen

Darn. Now I really want this box. I just emailed Glossybox CS to see if I can use my Glossydots to purchase this. If so I think it’ll be worth re-subscribing for a month so I can use my Glossydots. It’s a shame that they don’t let you do so if you’re not a current subscriber.

Luna

I just redeemed some Glossydots, and prior to doing that, I read their FAQs regarding Glossydots redemptions, and it said that Glossydots cannot be used to receive LE boxes. That’d be awesome if they could!

CMB

As far as I know (per policy) you can only redeem GlossyDots for a monthly box, not a limited edition box. I think this was asked in the past (by others here on past reveals)…. but I suppose it’s worth checking again!
They’re pretty strict on dots redemption – I cancelled in October and asked to use my dots on a November box (I have over 2000 available). They allowed it but wouldn’t allow a December box…. so I have to re-sub in order to redeem a box, otherwise I just let my remaining 1000+ dots lapse. Lame, especially since 1000 dots were compensation for a lost/missing box.

Luna

I just got my box yesterday, and I was so pleased with everything in it. 🙂
I loved the rose gold color scheme of all of the products, and I was pleasantly surprised how much I loved that lipstick! The shimmer is beautiful, and it’ll make for a beautiful look, and is very fitting, especially for the holiday season. The only thing I gifted is the eye shadow, but that’s only because I don’t know how to properly apply eye shadow (ha!), but I’m really looking forward to trying everything else!

Saima

I am interested in babor, If anyone wants to swap, please contact me..

Debbie

I absolutely adore the truffle cleansing oil. One weeks use and my skin is in the best shape it has seen in 20 years!

Rosemary

I am amazed that I really liked everything in this box. I was about to cancel my sub. I was going to swap the lipstick before I saw your swatch (now that I swap, I try not to even open a box unless I am 95% sure its a keeper).

Jessica

That lipstick is gorgeous! Time to see if I can swap for it!

Lin

I love that lipstick!!

Liz Cadman

It is the best!! 🙂

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