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GlossyBox Advent Calendar Available Now + Coupon!

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanOct 19, 2018 | 62 comments

3.2 overall rating
485 Ratings | 121 Reviews

The GlossyBox Advent Calendar is available now! (Thanks for the heads up, GiGi!)

The Box: Glossybox Advent Calendar

The Cost: $99

Are you going to grab one?
GlossyBox is a beauty subscription service box that allows customers to sample products monthly. Sampling lets the subscriber fall in love with new products and become life-long brand advocates. Each box is filled with five makeup, hair and skin care products from top brands.
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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Glossybox Advent Calendar 2018 (US Box) Unboxing I just ordered May 2019 for $39 shipped and this is not a nice box at all. Products for US advent box suck even at $39. when purchased in May 2019. Average $1.50-ish per product and in my opinion not enough good stuff to get excited over! SUB-par for sure


I got mine today and while I don’t hate it, I sure am glad I got it for $35. None of the items I really wanted like the eye shadow palettes or Nars lip product were in it. The UK version is much better.


Once again, I was actually attempting to provide helpful information here – why aren’t my comments posting?


And where are all my comments now? I don’t even understand what it is that gets me flagged, it’s like anything I say – boom, I am blacklisted.


@Liz, one more for your blog: turns out the brand Makeup Revolution has their own advent calendar, in fact they have three different ones.

Their makeup gets consistently good reviews on Ulta.

Angelia M Crisp

I Purchased the Advent Calendar- Was a bit disjointed and haven’t been real excited about the last two limited edition boxes. Last year they were much better. However- I am a subscriber and wasn’t told that you can bundle the Advent calendar with the limited edition All I want box also- Which by the way is now on the site but no indication of what is in it or when it is available. Not happy!


I ordered and paid $75 for the Advent Calendar and they sent me an October Glossybox:(. I contacted customer service took pictures of the matching tracking codes have e-mailed and called and no one will get back to me:(. I’m super bummed!! I paid $75 for a box I already have. It’s 12/13 and Glossybox is ghosting me, but have happily taken my money:(. Grrrrr!!!!


Did you use Paypal? If so dispute it there and if not your cc. Also make sure you aren’t resubbed if you aren’t already or you’ll keep getting monthly boxes. And make sure the advent calendar is pictured in your account and take a snapshot of it in case it mysteriously disappears. They are shady.


Don’t send e-mail. You must contact them via your account…. never got my advent calendar but i got a refund after contacting them.


I’ve had better luck with messaging them through Facebook than their regular customer service. May be worth a try!


It’s like they pulled a bait n switch on us subscribers who took advantage of the 48 hr discount. Pretty sh*tty on Glossyboxs part. I need to unsub.


This was a HUGE disappointment! Where is the HUDA palette? The best things in this box are the $3 Koh Gen Do cleansing water, $8 Invisibobbles & $17 Miller Harris sample. Cheap, drugstore brands, total garbage.


Advice, please. Does this appear to be a calendar a 15 year old girl would enjoy? I am looking for one available in the USA. Most of them have lots of skin care and I suspect a teenager might prefer more makeup items. Any recommendations would be appreciated.


In fact, I just watched an unboxing on YouTube, and this year’s Essence advent calendar is seriously perfect for a 15y.o. I am even curious about some of the items myself, like one of their new design brushes.

It’s already selling in Europe, should be available here soon.


Thanks, I will watch for it.


For a teenager I would definitely recommend the Essence advent calendar when it becomes available. It was actually pretty awesome last year.


Yeah some of the anti aging things may be geared more toward older women…..
Maybe consider a Target advent calendar? Or one of the ones from the body shop?


Thanks, I will.


Where i can buy the holiday 2018 limited edition box. I saw that you can buy this box as à bundle with the advent calendar but i can’t buy it alone.


I was wondering that too, when I saw it on their site. On the one hand they are saying last year’s holiday box is sold out, but on the other, I haven’t seen any information on *this* year’s holiday box anywhere.


Glossybox is going to be doing a K-beauty limited edition box starting Nov 1, if anyone is interested.


Guys, seriously, is anyone going to tell us what’s in the US version? 🤨


I received mine yesterday and here is the breakdown:
9 products were the same as UK
-BellaPierre Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lip Finish (full size – $15)
-Elgon Refibra Concentrated Restoring Mask (deluxe size – $17)
-Eyeko Fat Eye Stick (full size – $15)
-Inc.Redible Jelly Shot Superfood Lip Quencher in Ex Revenge (full size – $10)
-Lollipops Fluid Glowy Liquid Highlighter (deluxe size – $10)
-Luxie Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush (fully size – $26)
-Nip + Fab Dagon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum (deluxe size – $14.95)
-Real Techniquest Expert Face Brush (full size – $8.99)
-3ina The Lip Primer (full size – $13)

The other products are:
-Absolute New York HD Flawless Setting Powder (full size – $8.99)
-Copper + Crane Hydrating Dew Mist (deluxe size – $15)
-Colorescience Daily UV Protector SPF 30 Whipped Mineral Sunscreen (deluxe size – $15)
-DHC Skincare Deep Cleansing Oil (deluxe size – $5.50)
-Doctor Lip Bang’s Lip Freak (full size – $4.95)
-Evolue Skincare Firming Toner & Brightening Toner (deluxe size – $15)
-Hey Honey Trick and Treat Active Propolis Cream Concealer (deluxe size – $19.20)
-Invisibobble the Wonderful Slim Bauble – 3 hair rings (full size – $8)
-It’s Skin Cookie & Hand Cream (full size – $10)
-KohGenDo Pure Cotton & Spa Cleansing Water (deluxe size – $3)
-Lord & Berry Line/Shade #221 Travel Black (deluxe size – $12)
-Luna by Luna Cosmetics Translucent Powder (full size – $22)
-Miller Harris Perfumer London Rose Silence Eau de Parfum (deluxe size – $17)
-Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Laquer (full size – $9.50)
-Skinn by Dimitri James Sugar Lips Polishing Scrub (full size – $20)
-The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser (full size – $13)

Hope that helps! 🙂


Thanks! Mine should be here tomorrow. I do wish there weren’t so many lip products in it. I counted six and to me they just seem like fillers. Two would have been okay. I also hate receiving those Invisibobble I also consider them fillers. I am excited about the translucent powders. I’m in the market for a new one.


Were you happy with this box Shannon?
Thanks for posting!


Thank you for your hard work.

I’m also disappointed that I liked the UK version better, but nothing will go to waste :). I had a feeling – but I gambled and overall it’s a decent box.

I’m just so confused with all these advent calendars – some of them look really attractive – but out of my budget.

Hope others enjoy their purchases.


Oh my god, THANK YOU!

Yes, very helpful indeed.

Not a bad advent calendar, but I do wish they included at least one palette of some kind.


There is a video posted on YouTube. This box is indeed not as nice as the UK version.

Candice Slater

I reveived my advent calendar…..not worth the money. It was such a let down compared to the UK one. Nothing is the same. Extreme let down. I wish i had known before i bought it. There are absolutely no pallettes or NARS. So Disappointed.


The UK version of Glossybox is far better in every way it seems. I watch the unboxing of the monthly boxes and they surpass the US version like every time. I purchased this knowing the items were going to be different and likely wouldn’t be as good. The UK box is 99lbs and converted is around $130 and we only paid $99 or $79 (subscriber price). I am actually going to reuse the box and gift it to my daughter with all my beauty box overloads. I’m going to put a label on it that says ‘Not so’ next to Glossybox. LOL


I knew going in the items wouldn’t be the same as the UK version, I fully expected that. I’m still excited and will try to go without spoilers lol. I gift a lot of my box items to friends so I’m happy!


Update: Both my boxes were delivered today! My impatience with Newgistics was uncalled for lol


Ooooo YOU have the power to show us all the US version spoilers!!! You can send MSA your reveal pics !!

(Don’t make us beg!)


Lol I’m jealous!! I got my regular box today, not the advent yet. Hopefully that’s on its way tomorrow!


Now the real test of patience begins. Will I be able to wait until December to open and avoid spoilers?!?


Has anyone that ordered seen any actual movement on their shipment? The courier is Newgistics (yuck) and my tracking number has not shown any update other than label created. My estimated delivery dates are 10/24 – 10/26, which I don’t think is going to happen. I’m so impatient lol!


Mine was delivered to my local USPS this morning so it should be delivered tomorrow.


Has anyone that ordered seen any actual movement on their shipment? Carrier is Newgistics (yuck) and my tracking hasn’t shown any updates. My estimated delivery dates are 10/24 – 10/26, which is obviously not going to happen.


I asked glossybox on instagram :
“Will the US box have the same goodies as the Uk box?”
And glosstbox responed with:
“The majority of the items will be different, only a few are the same as the UK box”


That’s good to know, I would never buy without full spoilers.


Hi Liz!! Thanks so much for mentioning me! I totally forgot that you do that, and when I was going through my emails just now & I saw your reply, I got all excited haha! 😂Thanks again! That was sweet of you! ~GiGi 💋


Well it took forever and I joined but got the code to work! For the life of me I kept spelling it wrong! It does work .


I’m excited for this box. I ordered 2 using the discount code as soon as the notice came out. One to gift and one for myself. I got my shipping notice and tracking number this morning.

Melissa. W

I can’t imagine the products will be the same as the UK one, as the monthly boxes are different from each other I believe..

Jessica LaClaire

The PREADVENT code is not even working….


The Huda palette ALMOST got me BUT it’s a highlighter palette! That was almost an $80 oopsie. lol

I’m still considering it, but I’ll need to see some full size spoilers first that are definite.


I don’t think we are special enough to receive it. Someone posted spoilers in the comments.


Question? To use the code we have to be a current Glossybox subscriber ? If I subscribe right now can I use the code? Thank you very much for a quick reply.


I was thinking the same as you so I just signed up and the code isn’t working for me unfortunately ):


The code worked for me as a former subscribers as well!
Good luck.


Just FYI I don’t think that the products are the same as the email they sent said brands included Miller Harris, Absolute NY, and Morgan Taylor, none of which I saw on the list above. Hopefully they will release some spoilers!


I saw colorscience and invisibobble on my email along with real techniques


I received this from Glossy UK,
“Thank you for getting in touch with the GLOSSY team

Unfortunately at the moment the advent calendar is only available to our UK customers. We may look at releasing a US advent calendar in the future but for now you would not be able to purchase this one. ”
This was Sep 26th. This makes me think the items will not be the same and wouldn’t be surprised if it’s with a bunch of left overs. Hopefully this person was mistaken.


I noticed this too on the description page itself under details. They mentioned the 3 brands you named and also listed real techniques and that there would be 20 more items. I only see real techniques listed on the UK version tho…. there have been so many bait and switches with boxes and the like recently, I’m not as confident placing orders anymore…..


Ah, yes, one of Glossy boxes gifts, surprising the receiver! Think before ordering, you just never know….


The coupon code is not working. Has anyone else had any success?


I finally got the code to work, but I had to click on the email first

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