GlossyBox Subscription Review + Limited Time Coupons – May 2019
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.
About This Box
The Subscription Box: GLOSSYBOX
The Cost: $21 a month (save more with 6-month or annual subscription)
Or, for a limited time, use coupon code MAY15 and get your first box for $15!
The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty products.
Ships to: US and Canada
GlossyBox May 2019 Review
Each box comes with a fold-out card detailing the items included.
Before we get started, I want to give you a heads up that I am not sure yet if there will be any variation in this box, or if all subscribers will receive the exact same items.
Wanna see what’s inside the box? Let’s go!
ORYZA Dewy Glow Balm, 25 ml – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $16.00
I enjoy a good all-purpose balm, though I wish this one had some sort of scent. If you love fragrance-free items you are probably happy it doesn’t though. The biggest ingredient here is petrolatum gel and parrafin, though it also has rice bran, shea, and sunflower seed oil. It is a good all-purpose product for your hands, elbows, knees, cuticles, or anywhere else that needs a little moisturizer.
Grow Gorgeous Back Into The Roots Scalp Mask, 2.02 fl oz – Estimated Value $6.82 (Buy a full size 8 oz for $27.00)
I have tried this product before and thought I wasn’t a fan, I have only found ONE scalp detox/scrub that I truly enjoyed enough to purchase again in a sea of great products. Needless to say, you might love this, even though I didn’t. My hair is really thick and I have a hard time getting most scalp related products through it unless it is a thinner texture. This stuff does smell fantastic! Think strong mint and other herbs, and a little cooling effect too. Beware of getting it in your eyes though! That cooling effect doesn’t feel great there.
Purlisse Coconut Oil + Coffee Sugar Body Scrub, 0.7 oz – Estimated Value $2.80 (Buy a full size 6 oz here for $24.00)
A scrub is a perfect item to include in a box focused on barefaced beauty. You have to get that skin exfoliated to make it truly glow! This is a body scrub, and in my opinion, I would keep it away from your face, focusing instead on arms and legs. I love a heavy duty scrub on the back of my thighs because I feel like it helps me look smoother and with bathing suit season coming up I want to make sure that skin I often ignore gets a little pampering. This has a heavy coffee scent that lingers after rinsing, and it also leaves behind a light, oily finish that easily rubs into your skin after you dry off.
Purlisse Watermelon Energizing Aqua Balm, 0.34 oz – Estimated Value $4.80 (Buy a full size 1.7 oz for $24.00)
This formula is recommended for oily/combo/normal skin, so it wasn’t enough for my dry (!) skin. My mom, however, loves things like this and I feel like it might be another product for her to enjoy in the hot summer months. This balm is very lightweight, absorbs almost immediately, and smells like watermelon candy. With watermelon extract, cucumber, white tea, and aloe, it is a great after-sun skin treat!
Daily Concepts Daily Body Scrubber – Retail Value $10.00
This is another item I have gotten before in a box and my husband quickly stole it because he has this thing with scrubby sponges. He is way into them! Looks like he has a new replacement, which should make him very happy. I personally love the scrubby texture of this sponge because it is an easy way to clean and exfoliate in one step. It works great with your favorite soap or shower gel and the writing on the tag is meant to fade when it is time to replace, though ours never did.
Kocostar Slice Sheet Mask in Cucumber – Retail Value $5.00
After my recent Piibu review (review coming soon!), I have been more open to slice masks, though I still prefer a full face sheet. The only real downside with these cuties is that the bags are not resealable, meaning you have to use the 12 mini masks in one session unless you find some way to seal them. Or have a massive super fun masking party? Hmm… These cucumber slices smell just like the real thing and make me feel like a rich fancy lady when I use them while lounging on my couch. I need a chaise STAT!
Kocostar Slice Sheet Mask in Watermelon – Retail Value $5.00
These are nearly identical to the cooling and moisturizing effect of the cucumber version, but these smell like summery watermelon. I love stashing mini masks in my fridge and applying them after a day or fishing in the sun or gardening. They do a great job of calming red skin and I truly feel like they are even more effective with a Mojito in hand.
Verdict: GlossyBox was a little different this month, barer, summer-skin focused and rather fruity! Because there wasn’t really a clear hero item or anything I was just jumping to try, I wasn’t sure I would really be into this at first, but the more I opened the products the more excited I got. I could have used larger sizes on some of the items, but each was legitimately something I would use, except the scalp masque. I positively enjoyed the coffee scrub (and I don’t even drink coffee), loved the back to basics balm, and replaced my husband’s favorite shower sponge. My mom will probably be obsessed with the watermelon balm and I have stashed the slice masks in the fridge for more uses. The only thing this box was really lacking that would have rounded out the summery theme was a sunscreen product, but maybe next time. This box has a value of $50.42, which is good for this $21 box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you sign up in the month of May, this will be your first box!
For a limited time, use coupon code MAY15 and get your first box for $15!
Value Breakdown: At $21.00 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- ORYZA Balm $6.66
- Grow Gorgeous Scalp Masque $2.84
- Purlisse Coffee Scrub $1.17
- Purlisse Watermelon Balm $2.00
- Daily Concepts Scrubber $4.17
- Kocostar Cucumber Masks $2.08
- Kokostar Watermelon Masks $2.08
Alternatively, each item in this box has an average cost of $3.00.
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