GlossyBox Subscription Box Review – August 2018
GlossyBox is a monthly beauty subscription box. They have the best packaging in the business, their products are usually a deluxe size or full size, and the value is usually good too.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (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.
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Ships to: US and Canada
Each box comes with a fold-out card detailing the items included:
Now, on to the items!
NCLA Nail Lacquer in I Been Drinkin’ – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $18
This polish is described as a bright watermelon pink – and I’d say that’s accurate!
The formula is a high-shine creme, and it took two coats for full coverage. Here it is on:
VDL Lumilayer Primer Fresh – 12 ml Value Listed $10
This is a primer that also has luminous finish – a VERY subtle shimmer. (And if like me, you need full-coverage foundation, this will be completely lost.)
This primer gave my skin a smooth base for foundation, and it didn’t feel like I was wearing any primer either. So I like the formula, but I hate the container! It is not easy to get this primer out of this nail-polish-like glass bottle.
Here it is swatched before it dried down to invisible:
(Still pretty hard to see!)
Grow Gorgeous Haircare Scalp Detox – 1.69 oz Value $8.95
This is a scalp scrub designed to help remove the buildup of hair products and make your hair cleaner and healthier. It’s fragrant with added menthol, so it’s cooling and refreshing, too. (You can use this once a week.)
MONU Eye Cool Gel – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $34
This is a lightweight gel designed to help depuff skin and reduce the appearance of dark circles. It felt gentle on my skin, it’s ingredient-conscious, and it’s fragrance-free, too!
I didn’t notice any help with dark circles after one application, but the cool gel felt very soothing.
REN Flash Hydro-Boost – 10 ml Value $11.05
(This is a variant item.)
Another ingredient-conscious item! This formula is designed to help boost your skin’s hydration. You apply a small amount, then add water to your fingertips and massage into your skin. It absorbed almost instantly and I love the natural scent. (Plus you can use this before your other moisturizer to enhance it.)
SETZ Blot + Translucent Powder Single Dosed Cosmetic Compact – .1 g (Set of 3) Value $2.39
This card comes with 3 single-use translucent powder and blotting discs:
Here is one of them open:
These were easy to use and very convenient. The powder absorbs almost instantly, and it helped remove any shine.
UPDATE – it appears as though GlossyBox originally messaged that there would be a 1-month subscription to Emma & Chloe included with this box, then updated that messaging to say first 500 subscribers. (You can see our screenshot here doesn’t have the * that now appears on the GlossyBox site. I’m going to reach out to Glossybox about this, but please let me know if I have the correct info.) Their email on August 2nd stated that: *Available while supplies last, limited quantities available. The promotion offers one-free month of Emma & Chloe when you pay shipping and handling ($5.00).
Verdict: This box has a value of about $84.39. That’s a good value for the $21 cost, and I think this is my favorite GlossyBox in a while. Besides my issues with the VDL Primer packaging, everything in this box is a good fit for me!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you sign up in the month of August, this will be your first box!
Value Breakdown – At $21 a box, here’s what you are paying per item:
- NCLA: $4.48
- VDL Primer: $2.49
- Scalp Detox: $2.23
- MONU: $8.46
- REN: $2.75
- SETZ: $.59
What do you think of the August 2018 GlossyBox?