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GlossyBox Limited Edition Holiday 2016 Box Review

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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!)

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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 GlossyBox Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: glossybox | 23 comments

Comments (23)

  1. 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!

    • 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!

  2. 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).

  3. 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!

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

  4. 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.

    • 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?

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

      • I don’t mean to be flippant, as this is a serious issue. But you are saying that this company is co-owned by him, but also owned by a victim of abuse (his female partner).

      • I can’t verify your claims. I have not read any evidence that “Bad Medina” is directly owned by Mayweather. He gave seed-money to said “Medina”, but so far I can’t see that he directly owns this company, or that the has anything to do with it.
        It seems that this is owned by Medina herself, and she got the opportunity to expand from glosses to other products by the money that Mayweather sent her way (again, I have not read any legal or financial documents so far, so I don’t know what obligation her company owes Mayweather).
        Until you see that he partially- or full- owns this company, I don’t think it is accurate to say that this organization is owned by Mayweather.
        Hey, I am interested. Please provide the supporting legal document references, I will read them.

      • Rosemary, this was the first I had heard of this too, and I did some preliminary research, which mostly turned up what you found in yours – that he provided some of the venture capital. “Bad Medina” is not one of the women who pressed the abuse charges (which I say only because your earlier post asked if the company was owned by a victim of abuse). I can’t verify that he is a direct owner – he made some tweets, and hosted the PR launch party.

        I too am interested in this, if anyone can substantiate his direct ownership or ongoing role within the company.

      • Hi Jay! Thanks for your input. I would be forced to seriously consider my patronage of the company if he had direct ownership. However, if the young lady managed to get a few bucks out of her current squeeze to get her own company off the ground, I have to say “Good on her”.
        But at this point in time, I am not going to boycott Bad Medina, as I do not have proof that Mayweather is a stakeholder in the company.

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

  5. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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!

  6. 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!

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

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

  9. 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).

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

    • It is the best!! 🙂