Blogmas Day 14: December Glossybox-First Impressions

 

Hi guys! Happy 14th day of Blogmas! As I type this, a snowstorm rages outside, gusting madly at the windows, and dragging the lawn furniture I failed to put away to destinations unknown (hopefully not the neighbor’s garden). I’m sitting by the fire, wishing I had a hot cup of tea, but too lazy to make one. (:

I’ve decided to write a quick post this evening, reviewing the latest delivery from beauty subscription service, Glossybox. In case you aren’t familiar with them, for $21 a month, Glossybox will send (usually 5) makeup or skin care products. This subscription box service has been around for a while. I think I’ve subscribed since 2012 or 2013. Some months are better than others, but for the most part, the products are decent.

The packaging this month certainly did not disappoint! I love the celestial themed box! Glossybox products always come wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a ribbon. The standard color scheme is a pink box with black ribbon and paper, but they mix in a fair amount of themed boxes, like this one, as well. Around here, Glossybox ribbons usually end up in Evie’s hair.

Spoiler Alert-I think most subscribers have received December’s box, but stop reading here if you haven’t, and enjoy surprises.

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Here’s what was included in December’s box (listed from favorite to least):

MDMflow semi-matte lipstick in “Bossy”

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This was probably my favorite product from the December box. It’s a cool-toned medium nude shade, and I quite like the color. It’s similar to Charlotte Tilbury’s Very Victoria, but with more brown. I think Glossybox won with this one.

-MeMeMe Beat The Blues Skin Illuminator in “Oyster Gold”

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Glossybox included an illuminator from MeMeMe in a previous box (probably over a year ago) and mine has had a fair amount of use. It’s a liquid formula that you apply with a brush (the setup’s a bit like nail lacquer, to be honest) and then blend. I’m excited to try this in gold!

-Luxie Beauty, Onyx Noir Small Tapered Brush 231

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I always like receiving brushes in subscription boxes and this one will go to good use. It’s a great shape for applying eyeshadow to the lid, and maybe even the crease (although I usually go with a smaller brush for that part). In my opinion, you can never have too many eyeshadow brushes.

-Vichy Laboratories, Liftactiv Retinol HA Eyes

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While I don’t mind trying out new eye-creams, this one is probably not something I would choose. I tend to go with the moisturizing/preventative formulas over the anti-wrinkle sort. I do however, appreciate the applicator. It’s actually a pump that dispenses the product from the top. From there you smooth it directly over the eye area, very clever! I’ll give this one a try, but it wouldn’t be something I would purchase on my own.

-Harajuku Lovers, Pop Electric Eau De Parfum Spray by Gwen Stefani

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This is definitely a cute product, and nicely packaged, but again, not something I would choose for myself. I’m really particular when it comes to perfume, and while this smells nice (fruity floral notes), it’s just not for me. Fortunately, I received samples of all of the Harajuku Lovers scents a while ago, and didn’t have to open this one to review it. I think I may know someone who would appreciate it, and might just include it with their Christmas gift. (:

I’d give this box a 7 out of 10 overall. Not too bad, and I’ll likely use most of the products, but no real standouts either.

Well that’s it for Blogmas Day 14. See you all tomorrow (and then we’ve just 10 more days to go!).

-Cate

 

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