GlossyBox Limited Edition Holiday 2017 Box Review
GlossyBox is a monthly beauty subscription box. In addition to their subscription, they occasionally do Limited Edtion one-time-purchase boxes. This is a review of their most recent GlossyBox Holiday 2017 Limited Edition Box.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Cost: $40
The Products: 7 products worth over $204.
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Ships to: US and Canada
This box comes with a fold-out sheet detailing all the items included:
Now, on to the items!
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum – FULL SIZE! Value $85
I still can’t believe we got full-sized Sunday Riley in this box! This serum is designed to “fight the look of dullness, dark spots, and discolorations, while instantly increasing brightness, radiance, and luminosity.” The cream formula has a light citrus scent (which I love), and it instantly helped give my skin a boost of hydration. (I’m hoping to see an improvement in dark spots in a couple of weeks, too.)
NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil in Dark Almond – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $18
This is perfect for my dry skin in the winter. The formula is super moisturizing (I only needed a drop per hand), and the subtle almond scent is a nice addition.
Nest Sugar Cookie Candle Votive – .95 oz Estimated Value $8?
FYI – this candle is about half the size of their regular votive, so that’s how I’m estimating value. (This is the one item in the box that is debatable about what is considered a “full size” candle. GlossyBox originally messaged that this box would include 7 full-size items, but then later updated the messaging removing the full-size mention.)
I love Nest candles (check out my Next by Nest Fragrances reviews), and this sugar cookie scent is one of my new favorites from them! I already bought a 3-wick version of this candle, and I’m happy to have a mini!
GLAMGLOW Pout Wet Lip Balm Treatment Mini in Starlet – Retail Value $19
This lip balm provides sheer color, moisture, and lots of shine. (It feels like more of a lip gloss than a balm to me.) And the minty flavor is a nice touch. I’m personally not a fan of the container – I would have preferred it in a typical lipgloss tube, but otherwise, no complaints!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Skinn Cosmetics Smokey Treatment Eyeshadow Palette – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $32
I love that this smokey eye palette included a purple, blue, and gold shade – I don’t think I have a palette yet with these colors. And the formulas were impressive, too. Good pigment and very easy to blend.
(Swatched in lower photo.)
DHC Liquid Eyeliner EX – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $20
This liquid eyeliner allows you to get a super fine line, and it’s almost instantly smudge-proof, too.
Here it is swatched beneath the eyeshadow palette and the lip balm:
BUXOM Big Tease Plumping Mascara – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $22
I had tried this before I looked it up on Sephora, and I’m surprised it gets mixed reviews. This mascara hits all the marks for me: great length, volume, lash separation!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $204. That’s amazing for a $40 beauty box. I’d pay $40 for the Sunday Riley serum alone, and consider the rest bonus. (Plus I like all the other items, too!)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this has sold out.
Value Breakdown: At $40 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Sunday Riley Serum: $16.67
- NCLA Oil: $3.53
- NEST Candle: $1.57
- GLAMGLOW Lip Balm: $3.73
- Eyeshadow Palette: $6.27
- Eyeliner: $3.92
- Mascara: $4.31
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