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GlossyBox – 2021 In Review

Taryn Lowman
ByTaryn LowmanJan 11, 2022 | 2 comments
GlossyBox – 2021 In Review

GlossyBox is a subscription that I was able to dive into in 2021, from monthly to Limited Edition boxes, I was all in! This is a beauty box that is known for its beautiful pink boxes that are perfectly giftable and really add to the entire experience. Over the past year, I have come to expect a curation of new brands of hair care, makeup, and skincare in each box. Ready to take a peek back at the last year of deliveries? Let's dive in!

Gallery: Our 2021 GlossyBox Curations


About GlossyBox

GlossyBox is a beauty subscription that sends five deluxe and full-size products worth a total of at least $60. 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.

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What GlossyBox Got Right in 2021


Seeing a brand name in any beauty box is always exciting! Major plus if that brand-name product arrives in a full-size bottle! 2021 brought a ton of top brands that were expertly curated by GlossyBox and even some new brands that I loved discovering and learning more about. Elemis, Josephine Cosmetics, DHC, David's Toothpaste, Bumble & Bumble were just some of the brands that were featured throughout 2021.

Seasonal Themes

GlossyBox is known for the beautiful boxes that all of your goodies arrive in. It is an entire unboxing experience from the start. They do an amazing job at changing up their boxes and their curation based off of the season we are in. Summer boxes are going to have that beachy vibe with a beautiful ocean blue box and products inside to meet the needs that your summer hair and skin will have. As you head into winter you can see boxes similar to the December 2021 'Moonlight Glow' box that gets you fully into that holiday mood. I always feel as though GlossyBox matches my mood and my needs every season so perfectly and that really is because of their seasonal curation and themes.


GlossyBox does a great job at creating perks and building a community for its subscribers. Subscribers get access to exclusive beauty offers and other benefits every month. You can also earn Glossy Credit that you can spend on GlossyBox or at lookfantastic.com. Subscribers will also receive early access and discounts to Limited Edition boxes. Becoming a subscriber will get you so much and is another reason why I love this box!

Limited Edition Boxes

GlossyBox launches Limited Edition boxes throughout the year that subscribers can get priority access and discounts. These boxes sell out SO fast which is why priority access is key! Each Limited Edition box usually comes with a theme for various holidays like Mother's Day or Easter, grooming kits, and more. They also feature exclusive brand collaborations to some of the best beauty buys from the GlossyBox team! These Limited Edition boxes have brought me some of my favorite products and they are also great for gifting. My favorite Limited Edition box was hands down the Mother's Day box, but I was so enchanted by the Easter Egg box so that comes in a close second.

What I Would Like to See in 2022

For 2022, I would love to see GlossyBox include more full-size products. I totally understand not being able to send some of the bigger brands in full-size, but I noticed, especially over the summer months, that a lot of the products were coming in the smaller sizes. Don't get me wrong, the price of this box for the value that you usually get each month is incredible, but sometimes a need that full-size product to really wow me! I would love to see more variety in the curation from month to month, again in the summer months it started to feel as though the products were becoming redundant. As always, the themed boxes and focus around seasonality is something I absolutely want to see in this new year!

My Favorite Products from GlossyBox in 2021

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, 15 mL – Retail Value $45

From August 2021:

I'm always excited to try a product from Elemis. Everything always seems to work really well with my skin and is just an all around quality product that you really can get results from. This product came at the perfect time for me as the seasons were starting to change and my dry skin was kicking back into full force. This cream is super rich and is formulated with a powerful combination of anti-aging marine algae and emollient cocoa butter to provide intense nourishment to dry skin. I used this only in the morning and it made such a difference in how my makeup went on and just the overall appearance of my skin throughout the day. I ended up blowing through this little travel size and purchasing a larger bottle to treat my skin well into the winter! 

Bellapierre StayPut Brow Gel in Chestnut – Retail Value $25.00

From May 2021:

I have naturally very light eyebrows, but I prefer when they are a tad darker and filled in. This product ended up being my favorite brow filler! I actually received a few brow products around this time, but once I reached for this product more and more I realized just how good it was. The brush is surprisingly easy to use, you can really build to your desired coverage, and it is waterproof. 

Earth Harbor HELIOS Anti-Pollution Youth Ampoule, 1 fl oz. – Retail Value $48.00

From May 2021:

I think I cried a little when I finally ran out of this oil, my skin absolutely loved it! This oil is great for renewing skin through stem cell technology while restoring depleted antioxidants, normalizing skin pH, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. They recommend using this for skin in need of aftersun replenishment and bold defense against the elements. So it really was the perfect product to receive heading into the summer. I am in the sun a lot and by the end of the day my face is screaming for some love and hydration! This oil was so cooling and it left my tired skin feeling refreshed. 

Snow Fox Skincare Herbal Youth Oil, 1 fl oz. – Retail Value $82.00

From LE Mother's Day 2021:

This was another product that came at the right time, that my skin loved, and that I am really missing in my routine. It provided this silky smooth hydration, but it was so light that I was able to use it in the morning and at night. This oil is a 7-blend oil formula infused with ancient herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for firm, supple skin that is also rich in antioxidants. The main oil in this blend is blueberry seed oil along with astragalus root extract and Brazilian paracress which are known as “nature’s botox.” I love oils, but not every oil is the same, and this one really checked all of the boxes for me. 

Velvet Eyewear Jesse Sunglasses – Retail Value $55.00

From LE Mother's Day 2021:

These sunglasses were such a treat! They came in the Mother's Day Limited Edition box and what a great gift! I wore them every day until my daughter broke them in July when we were on vacation. I still miss them to this day. Honestly though, this was such an amazing item, they fit me so well, and are a big reason why the LE boxes are such a great buy! 

NCLA Beauty We’re Off To Never Never Land, 0.45 fl oz. – Retail Value $16.00

From April 2021:

I usually don't get excited for polishes in a box, but I am still reaching for this bottle! The color is surprisingly rich without washing my fair skin out. The polish is thick so it provides amazing coverage with just one coat, but it isn't thick to the point that it clumps and becomes stringy. This was just a really fun and somewhat unexpected product that has gotten so much use! 

Who Do I Recommend GlossyBox For?

GlossyBox is the ideal subscription for beauty lovers that truly love testing a variety of new products. This box is perfect for anyone that also loves learning about new brands and discovering products from popular brands. GlossyBox makes the perfect gift as well, from the box to the curation, you cannot go wrong. For me, I think GlossyBox is a classic and I really can't wait to see what they are going to bring in 2022!

What were your fave GlossyBox products this year? What are you looking forward to in 2022? Let me know in the comments!

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GlossyBox is a beauty subscription service box that allows customers to sample products monthly. Sampling lets the subscriber fall in love with new products and become life-long brand advocates. Each box is filled with five makeup, hair and skin care products from top brands.
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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Welcome back, Taryn! 🎉

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Taryn Lowman

Thank you, good to be back!

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