Glossybox is one of my favorite beauty subscription services. They feature more “high-end” prestige makeup and beauty brands and, since they first started in the UK, they send out a lot of products from the UK and other European brands (which I LOVE).
I actually wasn’t too crazy about this month’s Glossybox — it wasn’t the worst, but it wasn’t my favorite either (I feel like I’ve said this about a few of the November subscription boxes that I received this month). I don’t think these are the most exciting products but it’s a cool mix nonetheless.
Kneipp Herbal Bath: Balancing in Lavender ($20 for 3.38 oz.; kneippus.com): This is an aromatic bath oil from the popular German brand Kneipp, which specializes in “naturopathic healing remedies.” It is a concentrated bath treatment that contains natural essential oils “to calm nervousness and combat mental fatigue,” with ingredients like camphor, lavender and eucalyptus leaf oils to “enhance overall mood and well-being.” I don’t really take baths, but I guess now is as good a time as any to start and try out this aromatherapeutic treatment.
OPI Nail Lacquer in “Pink Outside the GLOSSYBOX” ($9.50 for 0.5 oz.; glossybox.com): This is OPI’s limited-edition Glossybox-exclusive nail shade, a “rosy play on the classic neutral for fall.” I love how this color looks in the bottle, but it came out too light on my nails — I had to apply three coats and be EXTRA patient waiting for my nails to dry (not the easiest thing for me to do). Non-Glossybox subscribers can purchase this month’s box, which includes this exclusive OPI color for $21 on Glossybox.com.
So Susan Cosmetics Universal Blush ($27.95 for 0.14 oz.; sosusan.com): I haven’t really tried this blush out yet (just swatched it on my hand really quick), but it’s a pretty shade. I think it’s a little too rose-y for me, but I guess I can’t really make a fair judgment just yet. This blush combines “the staying power of micronized blush” with the skincare benefits of Buriti, which is an Amazonian fruit rich in beta-carotene and essential fatty acids. This universally-flattering shade contains pink kaolin clay and adapts to the wearer’s skin tone for a “one-of-a-kind flush.”
Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer ($45 for 2 oz.; juicebeauty.com): I loooooove Juice Beauty products so I was actually a little disappointed that this moisturizer isn’t really for me. The GOOD news, though, is that my mom has been asking me to pick up a new moisturizer for her so I gave her this one to try out. This moisturizer is for more mature skin, with anti-aging benefits to replenish and firm skin. It is a clinically-proven, “power-packed” formula that contains a brightening complex of apple, lemon and white grape juices, plus an “antioxidant cocktail” of vitamin C and peptides. All Juice Beauty products are 100 percent certified organic by the USDA.
12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment ($20 for 6 oz.; 12benefits.com): I actually bought this hair treatment for myself over a year ago from Birchbox.com (I never tried it before that) and I either didn’t need it at the time, or it didn’t do what I wanted it to do. Well, I tried it out again this time around before I dried my hair the other day and I liked it a lot. I’m going to use it over the next week or so and maybe I’ll buy the full-size version once again. This leave-in hair treatment corrects damage from chemical processing, pollution and heat styling; it is designed to offer “a dozen benefits for dry, parched hair.”
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Even though this wasn’t my favorite month for Glossybox, there were still some great products. All of the products this month were great quality with good-for-you ingredients, I just didn’t think it was that exciting and some of the products weren’t really for me.
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