GlossyBox Limited Edition Mother’s Day Box Review
They frequently release special edition boxes that are generally pretty awesome! My mom is the type that tends not to ever spoil herself so I love the idea of gifting her something like this box that feels so pampering. While my mom doesn’t generally splurge on beauty products, she LOVES when I bring her new things to try and I think it makes her feel very fancy. While I will be testing these items out, they will end up going to her, so you will also see my thoughts on how she will like each item in the review.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About This Box
The Cost: $40
COUPON: Use code PARADISE16 to get your first box for $16!
Ships to: the US and Canada
GlossyBox Limited Edition Mother’s Day Box Review
Each pretty floral box comes with a fold-out card detailing the items included.
Wanna see what’s inside? Let’s go!
Rodial Glamolash Mascara XXL, 13 ml – FULL SIZE Retail Value $28.00
I am usually a little hesitant to embrace mascaras with massive brushes because I am a messy mascara user and the bigger the brush the more I get on my eyelid. I have never tried anything from this brand before though, so that was exciting. The mascara itself is smooth and dark black, without any sort of sheen. Though I did end up with mascara on my eyelid, I was impressed with the brush’s ability to separate my lashes and coat each one. This was not an in your face volume boost right away, and I did need a second coat for any sort of drama. I have one eye that tends to collect mascara underneath it through the day and this mascara stayed put!
Would my mom use it? Yes, she does wear mascaras daily, though I think she is probably much less picky than I am!
ALTERNA HAIRCARE CAVIAR Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair Leave-In Heat Protection Spray, 125 ml – FULL SIZE Retail Value $32.00
So, full disclosure: I don’t use heated tools on my hair ever. I am minimal and borderline lazy when it comes to my hair. I don’t even own a hairdryer (I melted mine on our kitchen stove, long embarrassing story, some other time) so I thought I would loop Marne into this review since she blowdries her hair daily.
Marne’s thoughts: The nozzle isn’t great. Instead of a “mist”, it shoots out a pretty aggressive stream of product. She preferred squirting some into her hand then applying to her hair before blow-drying. A+ scent and the formula did help with frizzies, flyaways, and overall smoothness.
Megan’s thoughts: This stuff smells so good. I tried it on my dry hair as a frizz tamer and smoother, even though that is really not what it is designed for. I am a rebel. It works surprisingly well in this capacity, so even if you don’t need heat protection, this product can still be a winner for you.
Would my mom use it? Yep! She curls her hair daily and loves products like this! She will appreciate the lightweight formula and great scent.
Babo Botanicals Nutri-Shine Hydrating Lip Luminizer in ‘Guava’, 4 ml – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $18.95
Pretty! This gloss is a natural nude-ish tint and it is filled with tiny shimmering sparkles. This is the sort of shade that should work well on anyone alone or over your favorite lip color for some extra shine. The formula was very smooth and moisturizing, without that gross stickiness that some thicker glosses have. It also left my lips feeling better after I used it than before because it was very hydrating.
Would my mom use it? Absolutely! She loves lipsticks and glosses.
Babor Lifting Bi-Phase Ampoules – FULL SIZE Retail Value $50.00
I really didn’t love how this felt on my face, but even I can’t deny results. These little glass capsules come with their very own tool to help you safely snap off the tops. Filled with a multi-part solution, you shake them before use to combine the different formulas together then pat onto your face. It felt rather sticky, but applying a light moisturizer on top did really help. My skin looked immediately plumper and more hydrated. I could absolutely see this product working well for someone with anti-aging concerns and the individual capsules are the perfect amount for your face, meaning each dose stays really fresh.
Would my mom use it? Absolutely. This is the kind of stuff she would really be into because it feels like a really unusual product experience. She will especially love snapping those little glass vials and the skin-plumping benefits.
Patchology FlashPatch Illuminating Eye Gels, set of 5 pairs – FULL SIZE Retail Value $15.00
I love an under-eye patch and I appreciate that this box has 5 pairs. These are thin little gels that are very wet! They are a little difficult to apply but worth the trouble. Unlike some other eye patches, these did tend to slowly slide down my face as I wore them, so they are likely going to behave better if you use them lying down and relaxing. They are SO hydrating! My under-eye area gets really dull and totally benefits from a product like this that delivers instant moisture and is filled with skin-loving ingredients such as green tea and vitamin C.
Would my mom use it? My mom is pretty hooked on Korean sheet masks because I love them so much and always have an overflow that I share with her on my visits home. I don’t think she has ever tried any under-eye specific patches or gel formulas, so this should excite her.
Viktor and Rolf Vanilla Twist Layering Oil, 20 ml – FULL SIZE Retail Value $69.00
So at first, I thought this was a smaller vial of the actual Flowerbomb perfume and I WAS STOKED. This is one of my favorite scents! I am going to admit that when I realized it wasn’t, I was more than a little bummed. This is actually a layering oil you use underneath Flowerbomb (or really any fragrance) that extends the life of your perfume and gives it a little vanilla boost. If you wear it alone, it is pretty minimal scent wise and smells like pure vanilla. While I think this idea is pretty cool- especially as a fragrance nerd- I would have preferred to get actual perfume. I think I will enjoy experimenting with layering this under some of my other perfumes though!
Would my mom use it? No, she doesn’t wear perfume.
So they did send us a little tiny sample of the actual Flowerbomb perfume to try out over the layering oil. This is one of my favorite scents! I think I love it because it is one of those floral scents that leans very, very patchouli, and has big tea profiles to boot! There is also a little citrus in there that lingers between the rose and jasmine notes. This is one that lingers for me all day and almost smells creamy. If you want to try it out but don’t feel like blowing all of your money on perfume, CVS actually has an incredibly close dupe that is around $10. I like to buy it to use as a room spray, but it absolutely sticks to the skin pretty well too and saves me from the guilt of going through an actual Flowerbomb bottle super fast.
Would my mom use it? No, again, she doesn’t wear perfumes.
Verdict: The Glossybox Limited Edition Mother’s Day Box had a bunch of really great pampering treats. It would be a fantastic gift for your mom, yourself, or really anyone in your life who deserves a little something special. There was only one item out of 6 that my mom wouldn’t use (not counting the extra perfume sample), and I think she will be more than thrilled with this selection. My personal favorites would have to be the lip gloss and the patches, though it was hard to pick two favorites from this bunch. This box has an overall value of $212.95, which is exceptional for a $40 box and is probably a lot more impressive than most flower bouquets. But at that price, you can totally afford to get mom both!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box? Yep! Click this link here to buy and spoil that mom of yours. Or yourself. This is a judgment-free zone.
Value Breakdown: At $40.00 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Rodial Mascara $5.26
- Caviar Bond Repair Spray $6.01
- Babo Lipgloss $3.56
- Babor Ampoules $9.39
- Patchology Patches $2.82
- Viktor & Rolf Layering Oil $12.96
Alternatively, each item in this box has an average cost of $6.67 (not including the perfume sample).
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