Wednesday, May 30, 2012


It's been absolutely ages since my last post.  I have missed blogging terribly and am excited to be back!  I've decided to start sharing snippets of my life beyond the occasional cooking adventure.  My May GLOSSYBOX arrived today and I couldn't wait to share the contents with you all!

I've been a beauty subscription addict for the last year or more, starting when I signed up for Birchbox in April of 2011.  I've tried out a few services since then: Birchbox, NewBeauty TestTube, Beautyfix, myglam, Julep Maven, and now GLOSSYBOX.  I've had a love/hate relationship with many of the subscription services out there (Birchbox, for example, can be especially hit or miss for me), but none of the services had me as excited upon their launch as GLOSSYBOX.

For those who haven't heard of GLOSSYBOX, they may very well be the most widespread of the subscription services out there, servicing over 15 countries worldwide!  They finally launched in the USA with their May 2012 box being the first offered to the public for purchase.  For $21/month they offer "5 exciting travel-size beauty products" from "the crème de la crème of international brands."

 The first thing I noticed about GLOSSYBOX that really made them stand out among other services I have tried is their packaging.  While I feel that several other companies have excelled in offering beautiful packaging, GLOSSYBOX was above and beyond anything I'd seen to date.

Inside an adorable cardboard box printed with the GLOSSYBOX logo is a very sturdy and lovely pale pink box.  Such a pretty box would definitely be kept and used again.  I could even see myself using it as a gift box as the GLOSSYBOX branding is simple and chic.

Inside the contents of the box were wrapped in elegant black tissue paper and tied with a soft pink bow.  Enclosed with the products is a card introducing GLOSSYBOX and listing the month's contents.

I can't express how impressed I was with the packaging!  What a treat is was to open such a precious parcel.

Nestled safely were five "samples" and an extra treat.

1.  Amore Pacific - Moisture Bound Refreshing Hydra-Gel ($100/1.7 oz)
A hydrating gel moisturizer that leaves your skin feeling bright and refreshed.  Notice your complexion visibly improve, giving you confidence and a natural glow.

Sample size: 0.27 oz
Sample value: $15.88

2. Burberry Beauty - Lip Mist Natural Lip Sheer Lipstick in Copper No. 202 ($30/.12 oz)
A creamy lipstick that offers a hint of natural, sheer color leaving your lips moist and dewy.  The perfect present for the perfect pout.

Sample size: 0.028 oz
Sample value: $7

3. Marvis - Marvis Whitening ($7.50/1.23 oz)
Make the most of your splendid smile with a whitening toothpaste dripping in cool mint freshness, all while protecting against decay, tartar, and plaque.

Sample size: 1.23 oz
Sample value: $7.50

4. Phyto- Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Mask for Dry Hair ($38/6.7 oz)
Indulge in luxury and aroma with a conditioning treatment that moisturizes and detangles strands without weighing hair down.  Nourish, revive and delight.

Sample size: 1.7 oz
Sample value: $9.64

5. Zoya - Summer 2012 Beach and Surf Collection in Lara ($8/0.5 oz)
Dive into the creamy shades and shimmering sea foils of the Zoya Beach & Surf Collection.  Allow your nails to go on vacation every day.

Sample size: 0.5 oz
Sample value: $8

Extra - GLOSSYBOX Blush Brush crafted from the finest goat's hair - an essential for any world beauty jetsetter.

Total box value: $48.02

I was really impressed and excited about the contents of the May GLOSSYBOX!  Each and every product is one that I'll use and look forward to doing so.  I'm crazy about the Zoya polish in Lara--such a pretty pink for summer.

The Burberry lipstick, while tiny, has the most gorgeous packing with the iconic Burberry print not only on the exterior lipstick packing, but imprinted on the bullet itself!  The lipstick is almost too darling to use.  The copper shade looks like it'll be a universally flattering neutral.

My first impressions of the May GLOSSYBOX are high!  I'll be back next month to share the contents of my June box and perhaps give a little update on what I thought about the products from this month, once I have a chance to really try them out.

If you received a May GLOSSYBOX, let me know what you thought!


  1. Great review! Thanks

  2. Love your review!

    I can't wait to get mine. I'm especially excited about the lipstick. I can't believe we're getting a Burberry lipstick!

    1. Thank you! I was incredibly excited to see the Burberry lipstick as well! It's such a beautiful and luxurious item. I am really going to have to bring myself to use it because it's so lovely that I just want to keep it on display forever.

  3. Love your blog! I'm a new follower and it would be great if you could follow back. Thanks!



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