I get so excited when I find my Glossybox laying on my doorstep every month and I can’t wait to find out what’s inside. The majority of the products featured each month are a surprise, and it always contains what I consider more “luxurious” beauty items than many of the other beauty subscription services.
This month’s Glossybox was quite possibly my favorite Glossybox ever (I became a subscriber last year) — each product was amazing and three out of five were full-sized products. I will probably be purchasing the full-sized version of all the deluxe- and travel-sized items this month, and I will most likely be buying another product to replace the ones that were already full-size as soon as they run out! I just can’t get over how much I love every single one of the products featured this month.
Glossybox was originally created in the UK and they often send out products from UK-based beauty brands (which I love — I find that UK beauty products work amazingly well), along with products from other European brands that I haven’t necessarily heard of here in the states.
Each month there is always something new and exciting and I find that, out of all of the beauty subscription boxes I receive, I almost always find a product that I get hooked on through my monthly Glossybox subscription. I also find that almost all of the products that Glossybox sends out work extremely well, and, at $20 per month, you are definitely getting a good value as far as product size goes. This month, three out of five products were full-sized and the other two were deluxe- or travel-sized (you can definitely get multiple uses out of them).
THE FEBRUARY 2014 GLOSSYBOX CONTAINED:
- Anatomicals Puffy the Eye Bag Slayer Wake-Up Under Eye Patches, full-size (reg. $11 for three 0.21-oz. bags — six patches total; asos.com)
- Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture in City of Angels, full-size (reg. $18 for 0.5 oz.; laurenbbeauty.com)
- Pureology Serious Colour Care Colour Fanatic, 1-oz. bottle (reg. $24 for 6.7 oz.; amazon.com, ULTA stores, local hair salons)
- Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum Plus, 0.17-oz. tube (reg. $73 for 1 oz.; qvc.com)
- Sumita Beauty Kala Color Intense Pencil, full-size (reg. $15 for .06 oz.; shopsumita.com)
I haven’t tried out these eye patches yet but I’m sure I’m going to love them. I haven’t bought eye patches for myself in years, so I’m happy to find a product like this, that I normally wouldn’t buy for myself, in a monthly beauty box (and a full-sized one at that!). Anatomicals is a UK-based beauty brand and I loved the Anatomicals rose-scented shower gel that came in December’s Glossybox — which also had the same super cute hot pink packaging.
Anatomicals Puffy the Eye Bag Slayer Wake-Up Under Eye Patches (reg. $11 for three 0.21-oz. bags — six patches total; asos.com) are under eye patches that “will help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and revitalize the delicate skin around your eyes.” This product is supposed to be applied to clean, dry skin and left on for 30 minutes. They got great reviews on Glossybox’s UK site and I can’t wait to try them out!
I fell in love with this nail polish color and the logo design on the bottle the minute I opened up my February Glossybox. Lauren B. Beauty is a brand-new nail polish line that is launching this spring, and Glossybox subscribers were able to snag a full-sized bottle from the new line.
Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture in City of Angels (reg. $18 for 0.5 oz.; laurenbbeauty.com) is described as an “advanced, quick-drying nail enamel” that delivers a “high-shine, chip-resistant, long-lasting finish.” Glossyboxers received the color “City of Angels,” which is a “sheer, tender blush pink that flatters all skin tones.” I was just saying how I don’t really have any pretty light pink colors (until I received a similar shade from ZOYA in my February Ipsy Glam Bag), so it’s funny that I just got another one in the same month.
I actually liked the Lauren B. polish better than ZOYA, which is quite a shocker because I usually love ZOYA polishes. This polish went on flawlessly, the color came out way more opaque than sheer (in my opinion) with just two coats and it dried pretty quickly and wasn’t streaky at all. Lauren B. nail polishes are “eco- and vegan-friendly” with a “5-Free” formula (no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor). I can’t wait to buy more shades from this new line!
I have so many hair products that I rarely use (especially those that I have been stockpiling from beauty box subscriptions), and I have been quite happy with the Wen Haircare line so I don’t really have much of a need for excess hair products (I usually pass them along to my mom or my BFF). This spray, however, is a totally unique product that is unlike any other hair product I own. It’s considered a “multi-tasking hair beautifier for color-treated hair” and the smell is SO amazing that I swear it’s worth it just for the scent alone (but it works well, too!).
Pureology Serious Colour Care Colour Fanatic (reg. $24 for 6.7 oz.; amazon.com, ULTA stores, local hair salons) is a “multi-tasking hair treatment spray that provides 21 essential benefits to prime, protect and perfect color-treated hair.” I love, love, love multi-tasking products (they are my favorites), and it’s hard to come across one for the hair that works as well as it says it does.
I have only used this spray once so far on my dry hair (it is suggested for use with wet hair — but I’m not washing my hair until tomorrow morning) and it made it smell SO amazing. I can’t get over how wonderful this stuff smells. And, on top of that, my hair seemed a lot softer and more conditioned after using it. I can’t wait to try it out tomorrow on my wet hair and, if it works as well as I think it will, I am definitely going to be buying the full-size bottle.
The next product is probably my favorite product in this month’s Glossybox (even though I’m seriously in love with all of the products so far). This serum made my skin look amazing. Maybe it’s the placebo effect. Maybeeee I go a little crazy every time I read “truffle” anywhere (beauty products, food, food for your skin … yum, yum, yum), so I had high expectations of this stuff the minute I saw it in the box … but, I SWEAR my skin looks better than it has in months. This is one of those products that I will have absolutely no qualms whatsoever over dishing out nearly $75 for, so I’m going to be purchasing the full-sized bottle ASAP.
Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum Plus (reg. $73 for 1 oz.; qvc.com) is described as a “luxurious beauty base that plumps the skin with hydration and fights off any free radicals your day brings on.” This serum goes under your moisturizer to increase hydration and it also reduces fine lines and wrinkles. My skin definitely looked and felt extra hydrated after JUST ONE USE (I swear!!), and it just looked all-around better. I can’t describe it. I seriously love this stuff already. It also got rave reviews on QVC so I’m definitely not the only one who has seen extremely awesome and noticeable results … after just one use!!
The last product is a full-sized eyeliner from Sumita Beauty in a super bright, glossy black (my favorite eyeliner color). I received a mini version of Sumita eyeliner (in a different color, I believe) in one of my Birchboxes months ago and I honestly haven’t even really used it. I’m definitely going to put this one to use (and probably use the other one I have, too). If this liner stays on as awesome as it goes on (creamy, smooth, vibrant), then it’s definitely a keeper.
Sumita Beauty Kala Color Intense Pencil (reg. $15 for .06 oz.; shopsumita.com) is described as a deep-pigment, long-wearing eyeliner pencil that is ideal for use on the inner water line of your eye, as well as the outer lash. Sumita liners boast bold color, blendability and long-wear — I found that the color was super rich when I quickly swatched it on my hand (I should have taken a photo …), and it went on smooth with a creamy consistency that should make it great for blending. I’m going to try it out tomorrow morning and see how I like it. If it stays put like they say, then I’m sure I will love it.
Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription service that costs $21 per month and sends out five full- and deluxe-sized “prestige” beauty products each month. To sign up with my referral code, shoot me an e-mail with your name and e-mail address, or visit Glossybox.com for more information.