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GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanFeb 6, 2017 | 124 comments

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GlossyBox
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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 good too.

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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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.

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The Subscription Box: GLOSSYBOX

The Cost: $21 a month (save more with 6-month or annual subscription)

DEAL: For a limited time, use coupon code EYEADORE to get this mascara for free with your first month of Glossybox!

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:

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I love that they are now showing all item variations in this card!

Now, onto the items:

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The Estee Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack – .24 oz Value $7

(This item is in all boxes.)

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This is a hydrating gel/cream mask that you wear overnight. It is scented with perfume, but it was subtle enough not to bother me. The formula is hydrating and my skin felt softer the next day. (I can’t say I noticed any difference between putting this on at night vs putting on a super hydrating moisturizer.)

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Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat – FULL SIZE! Value $30

(This item is in all boxes.)

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This is such an awesome item that I’m surprised GlossyBox didn’t use it as a spoiler! This gel coat helps strengthen nails, and it also provides an instant shine and pink hue that makes nails look healthier. (And it dries almost instantly, too.)

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Jeanne Arthes L’Eau De Rose Perfume – Value $26

(This item is in all boxes. No product link because this item was made exclusively for Glossybox.)

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This is a great sized perfume to get in a subscription box. If you like rose scented products, I think you will love this perfume. If like me, rose scents are not your favorite, this perfume will be a miss.

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BC Repair Rescue Deep Nourishing Treatment – 1 oz Value $2.25

(Subscribers will receive this treatment or BC Excellium Taming Treatment, BC Smooth Perfect Smoothing Cream, or BC Moisture Kick Beauty Balm.)

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This mask is designed to be applied to towel-dried hair and rinsed out after 5-10 min. I like a quick hair mask, so this one worked well for me and made my hair noticeably softer.

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Eve by Eve’s Mattifying HD Loose Powder – FULL SIZE! Value $58

(Subscribers will receive this item or the Eve by Eve’s Cream Blush, Gel Eyeliner, Drama Luxe Conditioning Gel Mascara, Lip Definer, or Eyebrow Definer.)

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This powder did an excellent job of absorbing shine and leaving a matte, blurred finish.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $123. I lucked out getting got the highest-value Eve by Eve’s product so the value of this box isn’t going to be this high for all subscribers. For comparison, the lowest value combination of products would be about $84. I think this is a great box for February. My favorite items are the Pink Gel Coat and the Mattifying Powder, but I’ll use everything besides the perfume.

Oh, and how gorgeous is the box this month?

What do you think of the February 2017 GlossyBox?

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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124 comments

Julie

Got my february Glossybox… I got the brow thing which I definitely don’t need. Was kinda hoping they would look at the profile you filled out to see what to send you. I have soon much hair stuff already and the other item was the one oz smoothing creme. At least the nail polish will get a lot of use and I got the sub for 15 for the first three months so I’ll give it another month before I decide to ditch them Gotta say the packaging is beautiful. That didn’t disappoint.

Rebecca

I don’t know if anyone is still getting notifications on this post, but I discovered something kind of cool with the Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat. I had it on my nails and went to a birthday party for my son’s friend, and with their Ghostbusters theme the lights were off, and they had a black light on. My nails glowed as if they had been painted with white nail polish. It could be a neat Halloween or party thing and wouldn’t require you to paint your nails day-of.

Alyce

Rebecca, that is fun to know! Thank you for sharing your discovery!

LizC

For everyone who didn’t get an Eve by Eve’s product and really wants one,
I left a comment on one of Eve By Eve’s Instagram posts saying i was so sad i didnt get one in my Glossybox and they asked for my email and said they would contact me an send me one. They did! They have excellent customer service! Then i ordered a lip definer for $11.40 with the 40% off discount code, its regular $20

Marie

I tried this with their live chat on their website but all they said was that they were sorry to hear that. 😞

LizC

Try commenting on their Instagram post, the one that says they joined with Glossybox for the month. Maybe u talked to the wrong people?

Teri

They shipped my box 2 weeks ago, still haven’t received it, arg! How do I go about joining the swap site?

Marie

I also got the Vichy thermal water and Korres eyeshadow which I don’t mind because I’ve never tried either before, the thermal water has good reviews and the shadow is a pretty, pearly white. However, my eyeshadow arrived broken. I e-mailed Glossybox. How are they about sending replacements?

Emilia

There is a mistake in this review: not all subscribers will get Eve by Eve.

Also, this pink gel coat contains formaldehyde, which some people might want to avoid, me included.

Sarah

I was disappointed to get some over priced eye shadow in a reddish brown color

Lola

At least yours wasn’t black like mine was.

LizC

Youre right, everyone doesnt get an Eve by Eves product. I ended up signing up after seeing this review thinking I was gonna get one, an was pretty disappointed when i got my box and didn’t get one.
I ended up getting a VICHY water spray i saw was from a Junes box and a broken KORRES white eyeshadow that was all over everything in my box.
I will be cancelling after this. Not a good first impression. 😔

Marie

My Korres eyeshadow was broken too. I e-mailed them and they gave me a list of products to choose from as a replacement for the eyeshadow.

Emilia

You may contact Glossybox to have your shadow replaced. As for mine, I gifted it. I don’t like the word “fair”, but I believe in more or less the same value among boxes. After all, what’s the point in making your customers disappointed and jealous?

I might not like everything, but I can give it away or sell.

Bonnie

Like some of you, I don’t really care as much about the prices of the items and whether my box is worth more or less. It’s a sub box and the point is to try new things and see if I like them. I try just about everything, including scents I don’t like (because they can change on your body) and shades I don’t think suit me. Sometimes it’s an instant “wow!” and I fall in love with something that I didn’t think could work for me. Sometimes it’s instant dislike. And sometimes, I don’t like something at first, but then it grows on me.

In this box, I didn’t get the $58 mattifying powder, and I am totally ok with that. I think I probably wouldn’t have liked it, since I like a golden, bronzey type of look most days, but I would have given it a try. Instead I got the $29 Dome eyeshadow in Bronze! it’s like they know me! And a hair taming mask for my huge hair. I have just gotten so many hair mask-type products and dry shampoos this month in sub boxes. I do use them and love them, but I only wet my hair once a week, and usually use dry shampoo on day 5 or 6. I’ll be trying my Glossybox products soon, but I love the box and the items inside.

Bexyrae

I JUST signed up because of the coupon alert I got for GlossyBox. 3 extra full size products with the Feb box. (Code: FEBTREAT) I just could NOT pass it up. I always wanted Boxycharm before this one…. But that deal. I can’t deal!!! Anyone have an idea of what the 3 full size products will be?
My husband is gonna KILL me. I don’t think I can explain myself out of this one. Every time I get sucked into deals like this I always go in planning to cancel subscription after the box arrives… Why do I keep lying to myself?

I’m gonna be grounded for months guys…. No phone, no tablet and NO internet! This better be worth it.

Melissa W.

Oh good… I actually just signed up for a second account on another email a couple days ago. I didn’t know about the FEBTREAT promo code. I did use a promo code for a free mascara though, but of course… the 3 free items would have been so much better! Makes me want to sign up for a third account…lol. I won’t, but I’m tempted!

Liz

Omg i know right! And i would have been allot happier getting the 3 extra products especially since im not even getting one of the Eve by Eve’s products which is what ultimately got me to sign up after seeing the review of February’s box on here. Looks like it was wrong. Everyone doesnt get an Eve by Eve’s product. 😭 So sad! Im very unhappy with what Im getting, and its my first box ever from Glossybox. I’ll be cancelling and sticking with Boxycharm instead. I will be getting my first Boxycharm this month too.

Liz

So I am super upset!! I just signed up for Glossybox for the first time, after seeing this review. I wanted to get an Eve by Eve product. Thats the product i wanted the most, and I just checked what i got for products on the site, (my box will be here in 2 days) and Im not receiving any product from Eve by Eve. Instead, im getting KORRES Modern Greek Apothecary – Sunflower & Evening Primrose Eyeshadow, and Vichy – Thermal Spa Water. The other 3 are the same as in this review, the nail stuff, perfume an water pack. I am SO SAD!! I will be cancelling asap.
If anyone has an Eve by Eve lip definier or blush they wanna trade or just dont want, please let me know. I also get Ipsy and my Boxycharm box is on its way.

Michelle

Ouch. Looks like my first box is the same as yours. I was hoping for the powder but open to any of the eve items. I am less open to leftover eye shadow and thermal water. I wanted the nail product so everything else is a bonus. But it’s disappointing as a new subscription paying full price to receive the least appealing box. I’ll be watching for March spoilers but glossybox is on notice!

Liz

Completely agree!! What made me sign up was to get any of the Eve by Eves products and i didnt get even one! I will definitely be contacting them cuz it says that everyone would receive one and that was obviously a lie. Very disappointed! Looks like I’m learning right off the bat why people aren’t loving Glossybox.

Linda

I am excited about receiving this box. But it looks like I will be getting the February box in March.. they haven’t even charged me this month 🙁

Carrie

My estee edit arrived and is not at all like the one in the review! Mine looks like bright pink gel and only fills 1/4 of the jar…..it’s not the creamy product Liz received. Ugh. I swear every month I’ve problems with glossybox. They must know me by name as each month I write them.

Anyone else have this problem with their estee edit????

Melissa W.

It’s supposed to be pink. I just don’t think it’s really showing up in the picture. As for it not being filled all the way… that’s correct also! Mine isn’t full either. I guess because it it’s only sample size? Not sure, but I do know, that most things don’t come full all the way. Big packaging with little product inside…

Jaclyn

Mine is filled to the top.

Kizzy

Their customer service… ugh. I emailed about a card issue and they emailed back about why they can’t cancel my subscription. I never mentioned canceling once. Sigh. I’ve gotten exactly one box in January and more hassle than I expected and even that box was on the level with my Allure box for less….

Kay

This is my last box with glossydots after a year-long ride with Gilt voucher (if you are new, please search Gilt City Glossybox and you will see what kind of deals some of us got).

The variation I got was Bonacure Hairtherapy Moisutre Kick Beauty Balm 1oz ($2,50?) and Blush Mineral Powder from Eve by Eves. The website has full size 15g and I received 7g, so half the size = $29.

It is not Liz’s fault at all, but I think Glossybox is known for sending out reviewers/bloggers highest value/most popular valuation possible EARLY. So we all sign up with the hope of getting the same box. Since I received Glossybox for a year, here is my honest opinion. They claim that they send out variations based on our “profile” (when I asked customer service) which I vaguely remember it was not detailed enough for them to send out the variation. For example, this Mineral Powder is not matching my skin color… And sometimes they send out questionable products like the shopping mall kiosk skincare (thanks to MSA reader who pointed out). Some months the variation are very wide in values with totally different category.

Overall, I felt that I got a fare share of good and not so good boxes throughout the year in terms of possible variation (not suitable for my needs or not). Either it is random or they kind of rotate high and low value boxes. So, if you subscribe for a short time, you might experience good boxes in a row or opposite. However, I wouldn’t subscribe at a full-price and I am glad my little box envy/drama is over! I hope this helps for newer subscribers.

Rebecca

I agree 100%. I got the Gilt City deal and had my last box (using Glossydots) in November. I had basically the same experience as you. Very much done with Glossybox. I did buy this box as a one-off because I want the stuff that’s in every box, and so the price of the box more than covers the price of the items. I expect the rest to be cheap stuff but honestly only care for curiosity’s sake.

Kay

Thanks Rebecca! I just wanted to share my views in case there are new people. I would also like to add that their customer service is slow, but they do respond. I use email so that there is a record. Most of the time, my issues were resolved. I asked about the numbering on the eye cream from January box and they just confirmed that it is a manufactured date, but without confirming with the manufacturer. It had “21014”. Since it is an European company, the date should read 2nd of October, 2014. So, this product is over 3 years old and there is no inner seal. I think I am going to contact the manufacture myself before using it. If I get any answer, I will forward it to Liz.

Rebecca

Does anyone know what variation I might be getting? I bought myself a month’s gift sub the day of this review (2/6), then redeemed it. My box still hasn’t shipped yet, and I’m impatient. The SKU on my box is “g.2017.02.s”

I was just wondering if anyone else had the same SKU and, if so, what variation you got.

Thanks!

Courtney

I’m glad you are getting yours so soon. I ordered a box on the 3rd and I probably won’t get one this month. But that’s cool because next month is just as fine by me. I just like getting sub boxes.

Rebecca

It says it will arrive between 2/14 (today) and 2/26, but I have no idea when it will ship. Right now it is in the “pay” status, after which is “pack” and “ship”. I better get this month’s box because the stuff that is in every box is what I wanted and the only reason I paid $25 for the one month’s gift sub! I would not have spent the money otherwise, as Glossybox was generally a bust during the year’s time that I was subbed.

CJ Chav

Got my box today and am very happy with it! I did the Black Fri deal for a year and that brings my box to just a little over $13. I had subscribed to GB mon to mon earlier last year, as I was checking out several boxes at the time. Liked them enough to do a 6 mon sub and also picked up some boxes that were on sale!
The only thing I received that I don’t need is another cream blush. I keep getting those in sub boxes but am lucky enough to pass along some to one of my three daughters.
If anyone wants a blush, I’d love to exchange for the gel eyeliner as that is one product that I don’t have! :). I have never done swaps before.

CMarie

My box arrived today. I received the mascara ($38), and the Moisture kick beauty balm. I love to try new mascara, and I like that it also has a base coat built into the cap. My box value is $103.

I’ve been fairly happy with this sub with one big exception- my November Glossy box arrived with the Lycopene crema rinnovante open with the screw cap off and the product spilled in the box.

I emailed Glossy Box but I never heard back.

I also put it in my reviews on their site- I was surprised they didn’t catch it. Really disappointed at the lack of response. My sub is up for renewal soon. Haven’t decided if I’ll renew.

Rebecca

I would try contacting them again. That’s really not cool, and they will try to make it right. Hopefully they can replace the lost product rather than give you a random other item.

Missy

I totally call them when I have an issue AND amazingly ALWAYS get an answer, might not be the answer I want but better than email! In fact I’ve been trying to redeem my GLOSSY dots for 3 freaking months with always a problem! I really don’t like their policy on redeeming those! ‘Makes me oh so pissed!
I got the brow Liner boooo probably lowest value

Melissa W.

I got my box today! I got everything Liz got except for the Powder. I got the Gel Eyeliner instead, with the value of $35. I don’t care about the value as much as I do as if I use the items or not. That being said.. I never used a gel eyeliner before and am happy to get to try it out. I was also scared I wouldn’t like the Perfume, as I don’t usually like flowery scents, but I tried it and I actually like it and will use it. Overall, I’m happy with my box except for the Pink Peony, as there is fragrance in the ingredient list, but I noticed it is low on the list, so I may try it. Not sure yet though.

Lindsey

My box was a little different, the powder was smaller and much darker. It says blush, had no shimmer.I’m sure I’d love it if I weren’t a pale redhead. Still, that’s the risk of a sub box, not a deal breaker; however, that perfume is awful. Whether you like roses or not, it smells very strong, with a baby powder and bathroom aerosol combination. I’m sorry if someone else likes it, but it is the epitome of the stereotype of “old lady perfume.” It lingers. Works well for vacating a room, though. I tossed it.

CBClarenbach

That’s funny! I BOTH loved the perfume AND it does remind me of my grandmother when I FIRST put it on. To each her own, no?

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Does anyone who got the powder know if its supposed to come sealed? Liz?

Alyce

Mine did not arrive sealed.

Zo

My box arrived today. Eve by Eve’s products were not listed as an option at all. In addition to the Estee Edit, Pink Gel coat, and the L’eau de Rose (which everyone receives) my insert said I would get two of 5 items listed. One of the five is the Schwarzkopf hair products that Liz listed. Oddly enough I received the one for course hair which I do not have.

The four remaining possibilities are: thermal spa water ($14 value), Korres eye shadow in white ($18 value), Nutraluxe brow prime & extend duo ($29 value), and Dome Beauty diamond shadow (colors vary, value $29). I received the Dome eye shadow in Quartz. No high value possibilities.

This is my last box. I cancelled last week before the box even arrived.

Dena

I received the same box except my Dome was marble. I was so disappointed in regards to not receiving the Eve by Eve products. Then to read on here that the products listed on our description sheet are actually basic left overs was a huge bummer. This is my second box, and I will say I love our three full size items!!!!!! But Is it normal for newer subscribers to given basic left over products like that. #glossyboxsounderwhelming

Lola EB

Welcome to Glossybox.

Lola EB

Those four products are leftovers from previous boxes. Only took until the second box of the new year for glossybox to go back to their old ways. Not cool Glossybox if you want to retain customers.

Alyce

Zo, I would be so disappointed. When my daughter’s last of a year’s sub box was received, she was given a mish-mash of items. I wonder if this is GB way of saying goodbye.

Chris

I got the BC Moisture Kick Beauty Balm. I got a powder, but mine is Eve by Eve’s Flawless Finish Mineral Powder.

Tonya

I just received my Glossybox today and I was so happy to see the same box that Liz received ❤️ Love the powder and the pink gel coat. The rose perfume smells really good too.

nancyisshopping

I’d really like to join to try it for a few months but the free mascara for signing up does not interest me. I’m sad I missed the 3 boxes for $15.99 promotion. That would get me to sub instantly.

Does anyone know how often they run a discount code promotion?

Luna

I think it depends on how popular the box is at the time. From what I read, it seemed like the quality of the products that Glossybox included in last year’s boxes were inferior to what they had included in prior years, so a lot of people were cancelling. As a result, it seemed like they were offering discounted subs every 1 to 3 months throughout the year. Even though they just did the 3 boxes for $16 each deal, it wouldn’t surprise me they do another one soon, and attach it to some random holiday…. like having a “lucky you” St. Patrick’s Day sale on subs or something.

Teri

I would actually prefer the lip liner or eyebrow product over the more expensive powder. I have several unused powders already. An $84 value for a $21 box is a good value in my opinion. I’ll use everything but the hair product. Just waiting for that pretty pink box to show up 😁

Michele

I got the lip liner and would prefer the powder. If you would like to, we could swap-if that’s what you receive 😊

Tanya

I sometimes get the same box, and sometimes I don’t. While I sometimes feel disappointed, I have never felt like the box was a poor value. The thing I hate about Glossybox is that I’m so low on the shipping rotation. I get them a long time after others do. But, other than that, the boxes always have things either I want to try or make good gifts. So, it’s worth the $21 for me.

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