I say this about almost all of the subscription boxes I receive, but really, Glossybox is one of my favorites and I am always looking forward to it each month. I didn’t think this month’s Glossybox was the best one ever, but it definitely wasn’t bad either.
I really like discovering different brands through my Glossybox subscription, many of which are British or other European brands that I haven’t really heard of, and I find that the products are almost always wonderful. I also love that Glossybox sends out great item sizes — there are often full-sized items as well as deluxe-sized samples, which allows you to get a bunch of uses out of a product. This is always better than single-use samples (in my very humble opinion), which never really give me a real feel for the product.
flora-py Floral Therapy Facial Sheet ($8 for .80 oz.; florapybeauty.com): I’m loving the packaging for this facial mask and I will hopefully be using the mask later on tonight. These facial sheets combine “ultimate hydration” with aromatherapy, creating an at-home spa experience for every skincare need. Each mask is soaked in powerful flower ingredients plus essential oils, and addresses a different skin concern. I received the “arnica rose” mask, which is infused with rose aromatherapy (yay), combats puffiness, promotes clean pores and provides rich hydration. Yay for at-home spa treatments 😀
Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme ($50 for 1.0 oz.; esteelauder.com): The November Glossybox included a lovely deluxe-sized sample of Estée Lauder’s cult-favorite daily moisturizer. I’ve used Estée Lauder creams before and I do have to say that they really work as well as everyone says they do (or, at least, mostly everyone). I haven’t used this particular cream but my mom was pretty happy to see it in my Glossybox so I passed it along to her. This daily moisturizer curbs the first signs of aging and combats fine lines, dullness and dehydration with its “breakthrough IntuiGen Technology” that helps to reactivate the skin’s own revitalization.
Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow ($24 for 0.47 oz.; marskcosmetics.com): This next item is from one of those international brands that I’ve never heard of before, and I really am liking it already. Mineral eyeshadows are usually not my favorite formula, but this one is extremely pigmented and applies very evenly with minimal fallout (I usually don’t do well with shimmery messes). This eyeshadow features a creamy texture and I received it in “You’re Toast,” which is described as a “golden, sand-swept tone.” It looks great for both day and evening wear and is “flattering for every complexion.” I can’t wait to try this one out with full makeup on.
Beauty For Real D-Fine Perfect Lip Pencil ($14 for .012 oz.; beautyforreal.com): A flesh-tone lip liner that naturally defines the shape of your lips by enhancing your lip size “without a trace.” This pencil comes in one universal color that works with all skin tones and lipgloss/lipstick shades, and takes the guesswork out of picking the perfect liner color. I haven’t tried this out yet but I love a good, fuss-free lip liner, so I’m definitely excited to see how it works.
Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy ($22 for 3.52 oz.; crabtree-evelyn.com): I’m gonna be a bit bold here and say that this is hands-down one of the best hand creams I have ever used, and I have used a LOT throughout the years. I actually can’t believe I never tried this one before, but I think I’m hooked. I’m especially happy because Glossybox sent out another fantastic “sample” size for this product, and this 0.9-ounce tube can easily fit into any of my handbags. This hand cream is “brimming with nourishing ingredients” which include macadamia nut oil, seaweed and algae extracts, and vitamin E. As a special bonus, it hydrates and rejuvenates skin without using parabens, sulfates or mineral oil.
I love, love, love this cream and I’m so glad it was in my Glossybox this month!
Subscription Box Breakdown:
Not my favorite month for Glossybox, but I definitely don’t think it was bad in any way. All of the items were pretty top-notch, and I am so glad that I was able to discover this awesomeness in a tube from Crabtree & Evelyn. I have a feeling that my happy hands will be extra moisturized all winter long with this stuff. So thank you, Glossybox!
Pricing & Availability:
Glossybox is a monthly beauty and nail polish subscription service that costs $21 per month with the option to purchase multiple months at a time for a lower monthly cost. To subscribe click here, or head over to glossybox.com for more information.