GlossyBox Limited Edition Holiday 2019 Box Review
This is a review of their 2019 Glossybox Limited Edition Holiday Box, which is sadly sold out.
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.)
About this Limited Edition Beauty Box
The Cost: $40 ($35 for subscribers. Discount should appear in checkout)
The Products: 7 full-size items.
Ships to: The US for free and Canada for $5.00
GlossyBox Limited Edition Holiday 2019 Box Review
Included is a fold-out booklet with all the deets on our full-size items!
AHAVA Mineral Body Shaper, 6.8 fl oz – Retail Value $50.00
The first thing I noticed with this product was the pretty amazing rollerball head. I haven’t seen one like it before! Basically, this giant tube is filled with a clear gel that squeezes out through a central hole, then you rub your thighs (or wherever you have cellulite or unevenness) for 1-2 minutes while in the shower. You then rinse it off. I didn’t notice a huge difference right away, but I feel like this is the sort of thing that could take time. I am ashamed to admit that I don’t really give my thighs a ton of attention in terms of exfoliation or things like this product, so I am happy to add it to my routine. At the very least, the rollerball heads have to be good for stimulating skin that I so often overlook. It also feels and smells really nice!
Snow Fox True Luminosity Serum, 1 fl oz – Retail Value $75.00
This is a clear, thinner gel serum that breaks down into more of a liquid with the warmth of your fingers. I was immediately excited about this serum because it contains PAD (Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate) which is something I only read about recently. Basically, it is a derivative of Azelaic acid and should work really well against redness. I have a rather ruddy face and I am always looking for formulas that will reduce redness. It also has caffeine, which perks my face up so nicely in the morning. This is a formula that absorbs quickly while leaving virtually nothing behind, meaning it is great for under makeup during the day.
Onomie Boosting Lip + Cheek Stick in ‘Cruz’, 8 g – Retail Value $30.00
I am so psyched by this product. I am a multi-stick fanatic! I use products like this on both my cheeks and lips in the summer (when I wear less makeup in general and have a little warmth on my cheeks from the sun) but I reserve them for mostly my lips in the winter. This color is gorgeous! A happy berry pink, but dark enough to make a statement. It is also as sheer or opaque as you want, just customize with swipes. I also absolutely love the pretty palest pink packaging. This is my first product from this brand and I am super into it!
Love at first swipe.
Supersmile Quickee, 4.82 g – Retail Value $18.00
I have sampled this stuff before and I am just not that into it. I think I just really like brushing my teeth! Basically, you apply a dap to your teeth then swipe your tongue across to coat them. It has a minty flavor and the lip balm-esque packaging does make this easy! I just didn’t notice that much of a difference in terms of whitening or plaque removal.
NCLA Nail Lacquer in ‘Eat Pie, Drink Wine’ – Retail Value $16.00
I love this shade of moody berry. It is perfect for the winter months and makes me feel instantly chic. I didn’t like the brush at all, but I have extremely small nails, especially since I removed my acrylic overlay. I kind of made a mess of the paint job below, but you can see how pretty the color is. It was a two coater for me, but my nail surface is really uneven right now, which makes it look more spotty than it was in person. It also dried pretty quickly and was shiny.
Yes, I know it looks like a small child painted my nails. Ignore my hack job and just admire the polish instead! 🙂
HALEYS Beauty RE:START Mineral Makeup, 9 g – Retail value $18.00
This powder foundation is (shocker) too warm for me. I was sent the light/medium shade but I would truly need the fair/light shade to make this work. In terms of formula, I do like it. I find powder foundations messier than I prefer, but the coverage here is what I would call medium, and it has a natural satin finish. I just don’t see myself ever transitioning to a loose powder foundation.
A bit too warm, but that is pretty par for the course for me.
STARSKIN The Gold Mask VIP – Retail Value $15.00
I was expecting this mask to be gold, but it was actually one of those really thin clingy gel types that aren’t super moist, but definitely deliver hydration to your skin. I decided to extend the life of this one to an hour by spritzing rose water on top as it started to feel dry. My skin loved it, and rewarded me with a nice glow and redness reduction.
Verdict: This limited edition GlossyBox has a value of around $222.00 which is wonderful for a $40 box. My three faves are easily the AHAVA body shaper, Snow Fox serum, and that marvelous Onomie multi-stick. These three items alone are worth $155! The nail polish and sheet mask were also both nice, and although I was less crazy about the Supersmile and HALEYS foundation, there was still more than enough value in this box to make it feel extra special.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this box is sold out.
COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code BOX10 to get your first box for $10 with a 1-month subscription.
Value Breakdown: At $40.00 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- AHAVA Body Shaper $9.01
- Snow Fox Serum $13.51
- Onomie Stick $5.41
- Supersmile Quickee $3.24
- NCLA Polish $2.88
- HALEYS Powder Foundation $3.24
- STARSKIN Sheet mask $2.70
Alternatively, each item in this box has an average cost of $5.74.
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