GlossyBox Subscription Review – August 2019
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (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 Monthly Beauty Box
The Subscription Box: GLOSSYBOX
The Cost: $21 a month. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty products.
Ships to: the US for free and Canada for $5.00
GlossyBox August 2019 Review
Each box comes with a fold-out card detailing the items included.
Universal Beauty True Glow Skin Illuminating Stick, 4.5 g – Full Size! Retail Value $20.00
From the glittery box this month, and from this first item, it looks like we are in for some serious sparkle! This stick highlighter is a cool, light shade that adds shimmer without warmth. While some of the shimmer particles are larger than I personally prefer, this stick is totally perfect for adding a little glow to your look, with or without a full face of makeup. The sheer wash of shimmer also looks gorgeous as a browbone highlighter.
Super soft and great for a natural shimmer.
Maria Nila True Soft Hair Masque, 8.5 fl oz – Full Size! Retail Value $30.00
When I first picked up this month’s box I was amazed at how heavy it was. This is due to this massive tub of hair mask! My first impression was that it smells amazing: clean and super feminine! I don’t mask often because I feel like most either weigh down my hair or change its texture. Sometimes they just leave my strands feeling waxy or coated in a shiny film. I am happy to say that I liked this one very much! The formula itself is heavier but didn’t weigh down my strands. I used it on my ends, left it on for about 5 mins while I shaved, and rinsed it out. I air dry my hair and it felt very soft but not overly coated in any sort of product residue and my wavy, wild, texture was left intact. The pretty scent clung to my hair softly and complemented my normal perfume fragrance.
Edie Parker x Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish in “Bright Lights”, 4.8 ml – Full Size! Retail Value $20.00
Oh, we just jumped from shimmer to full-blown glitter with this product! This is exactly the sort of polish I would expect to see in a birthday celebration box. Full to bursting with chunky silver and gold glitter, this certainly makes for a festive topcoat! I had no problem getting tons of glitter onto each of my nails, a benefit for someone used to fishing around in a bottle for way too long with other glitter polishes. Because the glitter is so chunky, it def has a texture when it dries, but I still think it is really fun. This polish is also 7-free and vegan.
I already had a burnt orange gel polish on, so I was unable to take a solo swatch. I feel like this formula lends itself to being a topper more than a solo polish anyways, though maybe not on this orange!
JAFRA Royal Lip Liner in “Victoria”, 0.27 fl oz – Full Size! Retail Value $14.00
I was pretty happy to see this bold red liner, as most in my collection are nude. I don’t wear liner often, but I have noticed that bold reds really benefit from a drawn boundary, especially if they are satin or gloss. This bold, true red is creamy, highly pigmented, and worked really great with my current fave red lip.
This will be perfect for those bold, fall reds!
Emma Hardie Moringa Light Cleansing Gel, 15 ml – Estimated Value $6.45 (Buy a full-size 100 ml for $43.00)
Finally, our last item is from a brand I really like. It is actually the one that my mom tends to request the most from my stash. It is easy to understand why: the formulas are always so skin-loving and moisturizing, while still being very clarifying. They also smell incredible!
Verdict: GlossyBox has a value of $90.45, which is great for this $21 box. I loved the celebratory birthday theme, complete with loads of sparkle. I enjoyed everything this month, but I am especially excited about the hair mask and nail polish. It was really refreshing that 4 out of 5 items were full-size too. It always feels nice when one item alone covers the box cost!
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 should be your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $21.00 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- UB Cosmetics Highlighter Stick $4.64
- Maria Nila Hair Mask $6.97
- Lauren B. Beauty Polish $4.64
- JAFRA Lipliner $3.25
- Emma Hardie Wash $1.50
Alternatively, each item in this box has an average cost of $4.20.
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