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GlossyBox Limited Edition Mother’s Day Box 2020 Review

Limited Edition Mother's Day GlossyBox Review 2020

GlossyBox puts out a Limited Edition Mother’s Day Box each year with premium skincare and beauty sure to delight the Mom or Mother figure in your life. This year’s box has six items worth $155.00 and costs $30.00 for subscribers to GlossyBox, or $35.00 for non-subscribers.

FYI: This box is sold out and is no longer available for purchase.

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 Egg from GlossyBox

The Box: GlossyBox Limited Edition Mother’s Day Box

The Cost: $30 for subscribers, $35 for non-subscribers

COUPON: Expiring Soon! Use code SPRING16 to new subscribers get the April box for $16

The Products: Six full and deluxe size beauty products with a total retail value of $155.

Ships to: The US for free

GlossyBox Limited Edition Mother’s Day 2020 Review


This limited edition GlossyBox includes a pretty booklet for Mom that explains the six products included and how to use them.


Lord & Berry Ultimate Lip Liner in Just Naked – Retail Value $19.00 (linked to similar)

I gave this pencil a fresh sharpen to awaken the color and allow it to apply more easily on my lips. I’m not a big lip liner fan but realize it has a purpose when defining lips and preventing color bleeding. At first, I was ho-hum about this soft taupe color, but then I realized that it is a perfect match for my favorite KVD Beauty liquid lipstick in my favorite color- Bow & Arrow. Granted, it’s not very needed with that product, but I have so many cream lippies the same color that I know this will come in handy.


Mademoiselle Provence Whipped Balm, 6.7 oz. – Retail Value $19.80

I was not expecting the tub to be this large when reading the spoilers, but was impressed upon its arrival! A healthy 6.7-ounce jar, the smell of this whipped balm reminds me of my favorite Erno Lazslo cleanser which makes me happy. We are currently living in what I assume is the happiest of springs with all the handwashing going on. Although this may be a little greasy for my hands, it can be used on my legs after shaving to replace moisture. The scent does sadly taper off once applied to the skin and has a faint plastic finish. It contains shea butter and glycerin while rose & peony provide some scent. I’m sort of on the fence with this one since I loved it at first whiff but then was not as impressed with the follow-up. Let me know what you think!


BIOEFFECT EGF Serum, 0.17 oz. – Retail Value $65.00

I was very surprised to see the value on this sample size bottle of BIOEFFECT’s EGF Serum since it is quite small. I am immediately on board with the packaging and the fact that this is from Iceland, but how does it perform? It has no discernable scent to it, is crystal clear, and feels quite oily on the skin. This anti-aging formula is unlike anything I’ve encountered before in that it almost beaded off of my skin when I first added some drops, but it absorbed when massaged and really feels intensely hydrating and packed with water with a somewhat slick finish. A single drop alone is nearly enough to use on my entire face so I can see now that this small bottle will last some time. I am loving how this makes my skin feel and am eager to see how it performs longterm. This is definitely one of the most unique serums I’ve ever tried.


Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Priming Leave-in Conditioner, 5 oz. – Retail Value $32.00

Hair products don’t always get me excited, but I really do appreciate a good leave-in conditioner since they tend to be light on my fine hair. This particular one from Alterna specifically calls out fine hair which I like and it has sort of a fruity smell. What I like is that this targets tangling, protects my hair from heat, and tames frizz: all things I need help with. The only letdown for me with this is the stream of product that shoots out from the nozzle instead of a fine mist. Since this goes into damp hair, it’s not a huge deal but I’ll feel more comfortable spraying this into my hand first and redistributing through my tresses. Other than the delivery, this is just what my hair needs.


First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Polish, 1 oz. – Estimated Value $7.14 (Buy a full-size 3.5 oz. for $25.00)

This exfoliator from First Aid Beauty is a lot thinner than I was expecting when I squeezed too much out of the tube, but I still like it quite a bit. It has a surprising smoky scent to it and the nut shell powder and willow bark extract gently scrub away dull skin. The cream isn’t densely packed with the grit but is a little more spaced out when using. The scent isn’t very strong at all once washed away which I like and it leaves behind brighter skin for sure. This will be great to toss in my travel bag.


3ina The Fixing Spray, 3.38 oz. – Retail Value $14.50

The GlossyBox Easter Egg that I received last month also had a 3ina product which I ended up really liking. Here, we have what I think is a full-size fixing spray from them in a simple clear bottle and black spray cap. Once I got it going, the mist was fine and spread wide which is essential and it has a pleasant smell that is very light and sweet yet botanical. The bottle says that the spray has 3 uses- to prime/hydrate skin before makeup, to fix makeup once it’s on, and to refresh my skin throughout the day. I suppose most mists boast the same. I haven’t been wearing makeup much these days to test out the actual fixing, but I do find this refreshing and light.

Verdict: The GlossyBox Limited Edition Mother’s Day Box this year was really fun! The whipped balm was the only thing that I didn’t love and the serum rose to the top for me as being the most unique. The lip pencil, leave-in conditioner, and exfoliant will no doubt come in handy as well as the fixing spray. The total value I estimated for their $30 box is a whopping $157.44. I think any Mom or Mother figure would approve of that!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No- sadly this year’s LE Mother’s Day Box is now sold out. 🙁

Value Breakdown: At $30.00 for this box (for subscribers), here is what each of the 6 items in this box costs:

  • Lip Pencil: $3.62
  • Whipped Balm: $3.77
  • Serum: $12.39
  • Leave-In Conditioner: $6.10
  • Face Polish: $1.36
  • Fixing Spray: $2.76

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, GlossyBox Reviews, Limited Edition Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: glossybox | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Nice box. They had nice products in this box — when I received this box it was dripping — opened it to find the Caviar bottle spray lid was almost completely unscrewed open. The bottle spilled out & completely ruined the interior of the box — everything came soaked. While everything smelled great as the Caviar smelled good, the contents were soaking & most of the Caviar bottle was emptied. Wrote a note to Glossy the second I received the box & they just simply refunded $3+ really would have liked another Cav ottle to replace or some better customer service since the box was ruined. it was very frustrating. But otherwise the glossybox has been a great box.

  2. I got this box and love it. The Caviar is fabulous and a good size. Body cream is heavenly. And the lipliner is a perfect neutral shade.

  3. Great review, Marne! If I find a great spray bottle, I’ll rinse it out when I’m done with the product so I can use it to replace those with terrible spray heads. Looks like the Alterna would be a candidate for this. P.S. the Drybar that I got in FFF has a nice spray and Aussie leave-in conditioner is also pretty good and is very inexpensive.

    • That’s a really smart idea, Flora!
      I’m starting to get low on my Josh Rosebrook leave-in conditioner, so maybe I’ll try that bottle. 🙂 Thank you!

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