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GlossyBox Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2020

Glossybox August 2020 subscription box unboxing and review

GlossyBox is a beauty subscription that sends five deluxe and full-size products to your door every month for $21.00 (with free shipping to the US). You should expect to discover new brands of hair care, makeup, and skincare in each box, wrapped up nicely with a different theme each time.

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 we review and what you receive.

About this Monthly Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: GlossyBox

The Cost: $21.00 a month with free US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: 5 deluxe and full-size beauty products worth a total of at least $60.

Ships to: The US for free and Canada for $5.00

GlossyBox August 2020 Review


GlossyBox includes an info booklet that tells you about each included item, its value, and a tip on how to use it. This month is the Glossy Birthday Box!


GlossyBox Eye Boost Cream, 15 mL – Full Size! Retail Value $23.00

I know there are loads of feelings about own-brand items, especially in such a saturated market like beauty and skincare. I totally get it! From an ingredient standpoint, this eye cream is pretty decent. It has some great things inside like glycerine, hyaluronic acid, and a stable form of vitamin C for brightening. The cream feels nice on my skin and though there is a scent, it is soft. There weren’t any big red flags on that ingredient list for me, personally. All in all, this is a solid (though perhaps unexciting) eye cream that would be a nice treat for anyone with dull and dry undereye skin.


Rebels Refinery Geo Heart Shaped Lip Balm in ‘Wildberry’, 7 g – Retail Value $7.00

I really wanted to love this lip balm but the scent was just too much artificial berry for me. Most of you know I am very weird about sweet food scents! The formula itself is great though. It left my lips feeling super soft and happy! And I love the cute heart container. If only my lips weren’t so close to my nose!


Jecca Blac Glow Drops Primer in ‘Rose Pearl’ 20 mL – Full Size! Retail Value $21.40

This little tube has some really pretty highlighter inside! The liquid formula is really nice for dabbing onto your cheeks and nose, as well as your chin and forehead. The shade is a rose pearl which is the perfect amount of champagne and blush, and I imagine this will be super flattering for anyone!

Above is the highlighter rubbed in, and below is a little dollop!


Freeman Beauty Psssst! Deep Clean Dry Shampoo, 50 g – Travel Size! Retail Value $2.99

Because this bottle mentioned “pink clay and peppermint” I expected this to smell minty. Instead, it smells more floral and perfumy! I kind of like it. I am a dry shampoo enthusiast so I like to have loads on hand. This might not be my favorite ever scent or formula, but it works great and it is certainly more affordable than most of my other options.


Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Hair Brush in Sweet Lilac – Retail Value $12.00

I feel like I have so many of these sorts of brushes from boxes lately, but truth be told, each has found a home! I kept one for myself as a scalp stimulator. These bristles just aren’t enough for my long thick hair, but daaaang does it feel incredible when used for a massage on my often neglected scalp. Another went to Birdie, our cat, who is obsessed with it and she will bring it to me for brushing. She also likes to sleep with it, but I don’t have any explanation for that. Another was gifted to a friend with thinner hair.


Snowberry Youth Renewing Face Serum, 1.5 mL – Estimated Value $3.09 (Buy a full-size 35 mL for $72.00)

The last item inside this month was a small foil sample of a serum I have never tried. I don’t love foil samples because there is usually enough for a few tries but I always end up spilling them everywhere. This was a thicker clear liquid that almost felt like a gel. It felt nice on my face but left a little stickiness behind. I would totally save this for a nighttime sort of treat. Inside is a blend of niacinamide, sodium lactate (the salt of lactic acid), and more goodies!

Verdict: This month’s GlossyBox was very pink and very birthday! I thought this was a pretty well-curated month for this box. I was pleasantly surprised by the ingredients in the GlossyBox brand eye cream, and I enjoyed the other items as well. It was nice to see 3 full-size items inside as well as the full-size brush. The value lands somewhere around $69.48, which isn’t mind-blowing for a $21 box but is still a good value!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yep! They do sell out though, so I would jump if you want this one.

From GlossyBox

The month that you order in is the first month that you will receive. For example, if you subscribe any time between January 1-31, your recurring subscription will begin with the January Box. The only exception to this rule would be if the monthly box sold out before the end of the month. In its place, we will ship a special edition of the Classic Box, which is comprised of our top 5 items over the most recent months.

Value Breakdown: At $21.00 for this box, here is what you are paying approximately per item:

  • GlossyBox Eye Cream $6.95
  • Rebels Refiners Balm $2.12
  • Jecca Blac Highlighter $6.47
  • Freeman Beauty Dry Shampoo $0.90
  • Tangle Teezer Brush $3.63
  • Snowberry Serum $0.93

Alternatively, each of the 6 items in this box has an average cost of $3.50.

Check out all of our GlossyBox reviews and our list of the best beauty and makeup subscription boxes!

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, GlossyBox Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: glossybox | 13 comments

Comments (13)

  1. I ordered the first £11 box which was not mu type of thing. This morning they took £80 out of my account for an advent calendar which I didn’t order and they have just taken another £13.50 for next months box which again I didn’t order. I have been on live messenger since 1.35pm with no response and their phone lines are closed. So I am £93.50 down for something I didn’t order. Totally disgusted

  2. I ordered the first box for £11 but it wasn’t for me. This morning they have taken £80 ,out of my account that I didn’t order and another £13.50 for next months box which I also didn’t order and have been waiting since 1.35pm for a reply on messenger as their phone lines are closed. So I am £93.50 down for something I didn’t order and can’t get a reply from them. Totally out of order

  3. The August box was my 1st one I loved it. Last month I had received a broken palette,& took a pic an sent it to them Idk If they will replace it or I have to use it being broken with green mixed into other colors. Does anyone no when the glossy boxes are coming in this month? I haven’t seen mine yet ?

  4. The thing about your cat brining you the brush and sleeping with it made me smile. My cats do stuff like that too.

    • Cats are marvelous little weirdos.

  5. I would like for them Glossybox to stop with the dry shampoos. So many people do not have use them after reading past comments. I would have liked a hero item to be a full size face serum to really get a feel of how well the product works after using it over time.

  6. The code BDAY15 is not working anymore. It is advertising on their website but when I tried to use it, it said “Coupon code expired on: 31 Aug 2020 03:59”

  7. I loved this box. The box itself is fun to store my new unused products in because of the bow on top it feels like I am opening a present each time I get into it. I love the Tangle Teeze bush. My old one is at least nine years old so a new was was awesome. My pup loves getting brushed with it too. For the $13 I was lucky to score this annual box at I am all for it!

  8. Cancelled this box, it is not worth it anymore. I am so sick of lip glosses and chapstick that I don’t like and random eye creams. The box itself was the best part!

  9. I literally LOL’d when I got to this comment: “She also likes to sleep with it, but I don’t have any explanation for that.” Cats can be so weird (I speak from experience…).

    • One of mine actually sleeps with a Hello Kitty doll that’s bigger than she is. And another of my cats was nicknamed “birdie” because she chirped instead of meowing.

    • Birdie is a wonderfully odd little creature. In a house full of dogs, she is really a different beastie!

  10. I cancelled after this birthday box was so disappointing. I’ll stick with Boxycharm and Ipsy glam bag plus and regular bag. Allure has been great too. Also cancelled Birchbox and Look Fantastic by the way.

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