GlossyBox Limited Edition Summer Beauty Bag 2021 Review
While Glossybox is known for their monthly subscription box, they also frequently release curated sets to match holidays and the seasons. They recently released a limited edition Summer Beauty Box that promises a $140 value and costs $30 for subscribers or $35 for non-subscribers.
FYI: This box is still available for sale!
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About this Limited Edition Box from GlossyBox
The Box: Summer Beauty Box
The Cost: $30.00 for subscribers, $35.00 for non-subscribers
COUPON: Use code DISCO16 to get your first box for $16!
The Products: 9 full and deluxe size beauty products with a promised value of over $140.00
Ships to: The U.S. for free
GlossyBox Limited Edition Summer Beauty Box 2021 Review
Along with coming packaged in a gorgeous pink and clear makeup bag, we also received a booklet with more information about the products included.
Codex Beauty Bia Exfoliating Wash, 1.2 oz – Estimated Value $10.00 (buy the 4.2 oz version for $35.00)
This cleanser was interesting- it has a creamy base, and the exfoliation comes from the gentle jojoba grains. This wasn’t harsh at all and even felt like a cleanser I could use frequently if I so desired. The first ingredient on this list is elderflower water instead of plain water (fancy!), and it also has milk thistle, shea butter, castor seed oil, and lactobacillus ferment. I was impressed with how soothing this exfoliating cleanser was, and cleansers are a product area that I usually don’t have strong feelings toward.
Codex Beauty Bia Superfood, 20 ml – Retail Value $15.00
This little tube holds a rich restorative cream for your skin, and I liked the botanicals I found in the ingredients list (comfrey, heartsease, marshmallow, lactobacillus ferment, and almond oil are just a few of the standouts). This felt great on my face- a bit heavy, but in that comforting way that makes me feel like my sensitive skin has a shield against the world. I also get terrible hangnails, and cream like this applied at night to my cuticles really helps me to combat those dreaded pieces of skin. Overall, this was pretty nice- and even if you don’t have sensitive skin I think those who like a heavier cream will enjoy this.
Dome Beauty Eye Jewels in Chocolate Diamond, 2.6 g – Retail Value $25.00
The texture on this eyeshadow is so fun- it’s like a whipped mousse that has a bit of a bounce (and a ton of staying power). Because of that fun texture, though, it’s a little hard to get out of the jar, and I easily applied way too much. The shade Chocolate Diamond is a rich brown shimmer, and I think this would be truly stunning on those with deeper complexions. For me, though, I’ll probably apply it as an eyeliner with an angled brush.
For All Skin Repair, 1 oz – Retail Value $34.00
I was pretty happy to see this product in the box. Like the Codex Beauty moisturizer, this is a great cream for sensitive skin. I don’t mind receiving a similar product, though, because this features different key ingredients like vitamin K, arnica, and has 250 mg of CBD. The texture of this cream was really nice, and it was soothing without being too heavy. This is the kind of cream I usually like to slather on at night before I go to bed, but I could also use this in the morning if my skin was being especially cranky without it being too heavy.
Bumble and bumble Surf Infusion, 1.5 oz – Estimated Value $12.79 (buy the 3.4 oz version for $29.00)
I basically never use products that promise beach-tousled locks because sea salt sprays dry my curls out pretty bad. This product was unique in that it’s actually paired with some tropical oils and is designed specifically for dry hair. My curls definitely don’t need help in the texture department, but I liked how this added volume to parts of my hair where the curls needed some life. I still probably won’t be reaching for this often, but if you have dry hair that is on the straighter side this may work really well for you.
Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara, 4 ml – Retail Value $13.00
Hey look, everyone’s favorite mascara to see in a subscription box. While Eyeko does make frequent appearances, I actually really liked this mascara- the waterproof claim held true through lots of sweat in the south Louisiana humidity, and I feel pretty confident I could go swimming in this without ending up looking like a raccoon. Also, for waterproof mascara, I was really happy with the curl, length, and volume this gave me. I feel like oftentimes waterproof mascara doesn’t look as nice on my lashes the way regular mascara does, and that was not the case at all here. To remove I did spend a little extra time with my favorite cleansing oil before following up with a gel cleanser, but my eyes weren’t irritated when the removal process was said and done. I fully expect to finish this tube before summer is over!
Here I am wearing the Dome Beauty eyeshadow and Eyeko mascara.
AfterSpa Reusable Cotton Makeup Remover Rounds, 2 ct – Buy a pack of 5 in various sizes for $10.00
I haven’t jumped wholeheartedly on the reusable makeup round train, but I still use the ones that come into my life through subscription boxes. To be frank, I wasn’t impressed with these- they’re very thin, and I don’t think they’ll hold up for long once they’ve gone through the washing machine a few times. The cotton fabric is really soft, though!
Solinotes Eau de Parfum Roll-on in Fig Tree Flower, 0.33 oz – Retail Value $10.00
I actually already own a few bottles of Solinotes perfume- the fragrances are made in France and encourage you to layer different scents to get a scent that’s perfect for you. I personally like layering the cherry blossom and rose scents, and I was curious about how this fig tree-scented fragrance would fit in. On its own, I would call it a slightly sweet floral-fruit smell, but I don’t have enough experience with figs or fig trees to know if that scent is specifically fig. I still find it to be really pleasant, and it’s not overpowering at all. This blended with the rose scent I already own was a lovely combination, too.
Margaret Dabbs Fabulous Feet Foot Lotion, 45 ml – Estimated Value $8.44 (buy the 200 ml version for $37.50)
I love recieving foot-specific products in boxes because I definitely forget to take self care below my ankles frequently. I associate thick, minty creams with foot lotionsm but this was nothing like that. For a foot lotion, this is probably the most lightweight one I ever tried. The star ingredient here is emu oil, but I don’t see anything in the ingredients list to back up the brands claims that this helps with bone and joint inflammation. I do like the lemon myrtle scent- it is unique compared to most lotions and I appreciate that.
Verdict: I think GlossyBox really nailed the summer theme with this limited edition box. A lot of the items are perfect for impromptu hangouts or overnight trips- just toss everything into that cute pink bag along with your other essentials (that bag is roomy!), and then go off and greet your summer adventure. The only item in this box I didn’t really love was the reusable rounds, but that’s also the smallest thing in the box so I’m not really fussed about it. Value-wise, I calculated a total value of $128.23 for everything except those cotton rounds. A value of $140 was promised for this box, and even though I couldn’t calculate a value for those cotton rounds I know it’s not enough to make up for that missing $11. I still think this box is a good value, though- it’s worth about four times the cost of the box if you’re a subscriber, and it has multiple full-size products.
To Wrap Up:
COUPON: Use code DISCO16 to get your first box for $16!
Value Breakdown: At $30.00 for this box (for subscribers– $35.00 for non-subscribers), you’re paying about $3.33 per item
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