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GlossyBox Holiday Limited Edition Box 2020 Review

Taryn Lowman
ByTaryn LowmanDec 17, 2020 | 33 comments

3.2 overall rating
483 Ratings | 119 Reviews

GlossyBox puts out a Holiday Limited Edition Box each year that they’ve curated with a beautiful and varied selection of products to make the festive season feel extra special. This year’s box is filled with a range of new and exciting beauty treats worth over $200 and costs $30 for subscribers to GlossyBox, or $35 for non-subscribers.

FYI: This box is still 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 Box from GlossyBox

The Box: GlossyBox Holiday Limited Edition Box

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

COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code MSAGWP to free gift with your subscription!

The Products: Eight full and deluxe size beauty products with a total retail value of $200.

Ships to: The US for free

GlossyBox Limited Edition Holiday 2020 Review


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


MZ Skin Hydra-Lift Golden Facial Treatment Mask – Retail Value $30.00

I’ve used many masks over the years, but there are some masks that once you open them you just know it is going to be good. Plus, you can always feel the quality. This mask was one of those, it was thick almost like a rubber glove, and had a ton of serum on it. This mask is meant to help provide your skin with hydration while lifting areas prone to sagging, smoothing, and reducing the appearance of hyper-pigmentation. The site also says that it is clinically proven to improve the surface of your skin in one month. So like any skin product or mask, this is something that you need to use more than once to see results. As I said, this mask felt super thick and stuck to my face easily, there was some sliding, but once I laid down it rested easily in place. I left the mask on for 20 minutes before removing, patting the excess serum into my skin, and going to bed. When I removed the mask my skin was plump with a rosy glow to it, my skin honestly hasn’t looked this fresh in months! When I got up the next morning my skin was still glowing and felt silky smooth. This was a big hit for my skin, I might need to buy more!


Authentic Beauty Concept Dry Shampoo Deluxe Mini, 2.1 oz. – Listed Value $10.00 (buy the full size here for $25.00)

I don’t wash my hair every day so dry shampoo is always good to have on hand. This dry shampoo is light and works to texturize, protect your hair from heat, and refresh. Since it isn’t heavy you can easily massage it into your roots, and it is great to use for styling. It is also free from microplastics, mineral oil, parabens, and silicons. A little of this went a long way for me, but it did a great job of adding body to my roots and taking away any greasy look.


BioSilk Silk Therapy Original, 2.26 oz. – Retail Value $15.95

I have long, thick, curly hair that tends to get pretty dry and frizzy. My husband has long, straight hair that also gets pretty dry and frizzy on the ends. We both tried this serum and absolutely loved it! It is light, silky, and had an amazing fresh scent. You can use this on wet, damp, or fully dry hair. Just add a few drops to your hand, rub to warm, and apply from root to end. A little went a long way for me! For my husband, it really helped to tame his dry ends leaving them shiny and smooth. For me, it helped to define my curls leaving them silky and shiny.


Lauren B. Beauty Bright Lights Nail Polish – Retail Value $14.00

This polish screams holiday fun to me! I love it so much! As a Mom of two, getting out for manicures is not an easy thing so I have been trying to keep up with my nails at home to make myself feel put together (I love having a manicure so much!). This polish went on easily and dried quickly. It looks great just over my nail as is, but I am really excited to use this as a top layer over a red or plum polish that I have. That is going to be perfect for the holidays and will add some cheer every time I look down at my nails. This was such a fun treat!


Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste with Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts, 40 ml – Listed Value $10.13 (Buy a full-size for $19.00)

I was not sure about this product when I first started researching it, I love a good sudsy shampoo, but I really enjoyed using it! This is a blend of Rassoul clay so it doesn’t look very pretty when you put some in your hand. When I first put it on my hair it sort of felt like a thick paste just sitting there, but once I started massaging it quickly got soapy! You can either rinse once you have lathered or let it sit for 2 minutes before rinsing and adding conditioner. They recommend using this once or twice a week to add volume to fine hair and to protect color-treated hair. Not only does this work really well but it smells amazing! It has this rich floral scent without being overpowering. My husband has finer hair than I do so I had him use this as well to get a different perspective and he was obsessed with it! It really lifted his roots and provided his hair with a deep clean.


Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Daily Serum, 15 ml – Listed Value $74.50 (buy a full-size bottle for $149.00)

This serum is meant to be used in the am and pm after cleansing before you apply your moisturizer. It has anti-aging benefits that are meant to improve the texture of your skin while giving it a glow and rejuvenation. It is also a great way to add moisture to your skin and is supposed to show a visible lifting and toning over time. Some of the main ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. I am a big fan of daily serums mainly because my skin is naturally very dry so I always need that extra boost of hydration along with my daily moisturizer. I noticed an instant glow after using this and a softness to my skin that made my makeup just glide on. My main issue with this was the smell. It had a really weird almost chemical-like scent to it that I could smell for a while on my skin. I am hoping it will grow on me as I continue to use it, but right now I am still not loving it. Other than that I have noticed a difference in my skin even after only using for a few days so far!


Chemist Confessions Travel Buddy – Retail Value $35.00

This kit is so cute! Inside the pretty carrier with a magnetic closure are a smoothing moisturizer, water gel, hydrating oil, and a balm that helps to fight dry patches. Chemist Confessions recommends using the water gel first followed by the moisturizer, oil, and finish with the balm by spot treating dry areas on your skin. I’m personally not traveling anywhere right now so this is just going to be for me to enjoy at home. However, I could see this being great to have for a weekend getaway, to use if you are staying at a significant other’s house and don’t want to lug products back and forth, or of course for traveling without having to risk your skincare bottles exploding in your toiletry bag. I think what I enjoyed the most about this kit is that it comes with an entire skincare routine all in one, it isn’t just one-off products to try. So I was able to use a brand fully together to see how each product works well with the other. These products are seriously amazing! They have left my skin feeling hydrated, smooth, and gives me that healthy glow that I crave during the cold winter months when my skin is overly dry.


KAB Cosmetics Strawberry Daiquiri Lip Liner – Retail Value $12.00

Guys, I am here for all of the lip liners I have been receiving lately! If you follow my reviews then you know I have found a new love in lip liners, one that has my Mom very happy since she has been trying for years to get me to use a liner. I have fairly thin lips (mainly my upper lip) and I have a scar that sort of tilts one side of my lip in. So a lip liner can work wonders for my daily lipstick look (I still wear lipstick even when I don’t go anywhere). This liner is a mid-tone pink with a hint of nude making it the perfect shade to pair with so many of my lip colors. In the first photo, I have just the liner on with a little balm over it and the second is my go-to lip color paired with the liner that honestly matched perfectly!

Verdict: This was my first GlossyBox and what a way to start with the Holiday Limited Edition box! Each of the products felt like a little gift for me, or they would each make great gifts or stocking stuffers if something doesn’t work for you. I also genuinely appreciate how so many of this month’s products focused on hydration. The nail polish and lip liner were the perfect little products that I know I will use a ton and they both got me excited for upcoming Holiday looks. My favorite product this month would be either the travel kit or the BioSilk. Everything was curated to perfection though so I can’t really pick a favorite! The total value I estimated for their $30 box is a whopping $201.58 making this the perfect box to gift to yourself for a job well done this year or to send to someone you love who you might be missing this holiday season.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this is still available!

Value Breakdown: At $30 for this box (for subscribers), here is what each of the 8 items in this box costs:

  • Mask: $4.46
  • Dry Shampoo: $1.48
  • BioSilk: $2.37
  • Polish: $2.08
  • Volumizing Paste: $1.50
  • Daily Serum: $11.08
  • Travel Kit: $5.20
  • Lip Liner: $1.78

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GlossyBox is a beauty subscription box that sends five deluxe and full-size products to your door every month for $21 (with free shipping to the U.S.). Subscribers should expect to discover new brands of hair care, makeup, and skincare in each pink box, wrapped up nicely with a different theme each ... read more.
Taryn Lowman
Taryn Lowman
Taryn's passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

Taryn Lowman
Taryn Lowman
Taryn's passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!
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Omg I received my box but it was missing the travel buddy kit!! How can this be?


I just got my box today, and instead of the travel buddy kit, I got a full-sized Mr. Reliable moisturizer from the same company, which is fine with me. It has the same RV, and is something I’ll use more. But since when do Limited Edition boxes have substitutions/variations?


Thank you for the review!
I have to ask who makes your “Go To” lipstick?
Looks fantastic.

Taryn Lowman

It is from the Kate Moss line with Rimmel London!


This box looks pretty good. I’m tempted. Today I received the BF LE box with everything in it, and 2 of the 3 past boxes I ordered: 2 Beauty Tales boxes, but the Spa box I ordered hasn’t even processed. (They probably oversold it, but we’d better get a refund!)

And yes, the Beauty Tales boxes contain a peeling gel instead of the purple clay mask, but I remember when I ordered, the website clearly stated in bold type, for each past box, ‘products may vary’ from the ones shown. Which made it a gamble, but for 3 for $25, I was willing. I’m just glad the boxes have the full size serum, RV $32. So I got the whole box for about 25% of the cost of the serum. That’s a win for me. The Spa box may be another story though.


I bought the LE box plus 3 Beauty Tales. I have not received them. Tracking shows last in NJ Dec 11. I don’t think I am going to be getting this shipment. I know Glossy will refund but they were going to be gifts . I love when Glossy has these kind of sales. Just was not meant to be this time.


A few things….

Is that Megan’s hand modeling the nail polish?!

I still have not received my BF limited edition box which shipped November 27.

Lastly, the beauty take boxes all were substituted with the 3 minute peel instead of the generation clay product which I was not at all happy about.

Oops, one more. Who can spend $30 on one sheet? 😂

Taryn Lowman

That is not Megan’s hand that is mine (Taryn here!).


*beauty TALES…. autocorrect


That is definitely not Megan’s hand. Completely different rings.


You are very right! Kind of similar rings though. My mistake for sure.


Since Taryn wrote the review, I would assume she’s modeling the nail polish. 🙂

Jen Graham

Honestly I just want the box everything comes in. lol. It matches my advent calendar box that they made, perfectly. I just want the box to store my face masks in. I wish they would just sell the box.

Taryn Lowman

The box and how it opens is honestly so amazing!


I don’t know. This box is so randomly thrown together. And a travel set when we are not traveling. I might get it if it eventually goes on sale. But if not, I am totally fine not getting it

Taryn Lowman

Totally understand your point and thanks for your feedback!


Ok I gave in.. ordered it tonight. I’m looking forward to using the hair products. This winter has been so dry!

Taryn Lowman

I hope you enjoy!


I love that Christophe Robin shampoo.


KAB Cosmetics is under the DLS umbrella, for anyone who’s interested.


Looks good….


Great review! I would be tempted to buy this, but Glossy Box is stalling to refund the Black Friday previous boxes that were never shipped or missing multiple items. They don’t care about customer satisfaction or even delivering what they say they will. I hate that I have to contact my credit card company to fix Glossy’s poor ethics.

Taryn Lowman

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear all of this feedback! This is my first experience with Glossybox so no issues yet here with receiving boxes on time. I hope everyone hears back and has their issues resolved soon!


GlossyBox has
the worst customer service!!
Buyer Beware!!!
If you do purchase just hope everything goes right. Because, they do not care about their customers.


They really don’t care. I’ve reached out to them THREE times. They don’t reply or ask vague questions even though I keep asking for a refund for items not received. They have a long history of bait and switch like with the beauty tales box—it’s not cool that MSA promotes them. I love MSA. I love looking at reviews like this one and getting excited about a good deal, but this is just unethical. Most companies want to protect buyers.

Like so many others, I only had so much to spend for the holidays. Now it’s tied up with a deceiving company that’s continuing to be promoted by MSA. Obviously, they’ve ripped off many off us and they have no intention of making it right.


Sadly I have to agree


I thought I was the only one not having received the BF box…

Amy BB

I actually forgot I ordered two BF boxes it seems so long ago! Ugh….. I really hate tracking down things like we have nothing better to do!


I am still missing the spa day box as well. I messaged them and haven’t heard back. I won’t buy from them again.


Me too, I only received 3 out of 4 boxes ordered. And 2 of the boxes received had missing items or substitition (not the same items shown on the website at the time of purchase). If I don’t receive my last box by Christmas which I planned on gifting most of the items, I will have to call my credit card company…. yikes.


I bought 2 of the Spa Day (hasn’t finished “processing the order” which was supposed to ship at the end of Nov) and I received the Beauty Tales which substituted the Generation Clay Mask for Real Chemistry Luminous 3-minute Peel


I have only received 1 out of 3 BF previous boxes from them. Last year, I was lucky I didn’t have any issues so I am disappointed in this significant delay this year.


This looks great!

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