January GlossyBox 2013 – Heather N King

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January GlossyBox 2013 


     I was thrilled when I received a GLOSSYBOX for consideration. I am quite a fan of subscription boxes. Who doesn’t love deluxe, travel or trial size samples of makeup, skincare and fragrance? The monthly subscription fee is $21 (You can cancel at any time). This is a bit more than what I pay for my other subscription services; however, the contents that were sent to me more than pay for the monthly fee. I do not currently have a subscription to this service, but after having the chance to review one of their boxes I will definitely be adding this box to my list of services.


     This GLOSSYBOX greeting me with an attractive packing consisting of black and silver. I couldn’t wait to see what was inside!


     Nice presentation, huh? Let’s take a look at each individual item…


     I can never have too many mascaras. Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara is your typical tiny size sampler that you usually receive as a gift with purchase at makeup counters. Nothing too spectacular here.


     Although this sample didn’t knock me off my feet at first glance, I do like this style of mascara wand. I will be reviewing this puppy in a future blog post.


     Next we have a sample of Narciso Rodriguez for Her. I honestly do not like it when beauty subscription boxes include a perfume sample as one of their “deluxe” samples. I can get perfume samples at a department store or makeup counter without having to pay for a subscription. (This box was given to me for free, but that’s not the point.) However, once I saw the other goodies that were packed inside this box, this fragrance sample just seemed like a tiny bonus that they threw in just to be extra nice.


     Plus my boyfriend is loving this fragrance on me. So our my dogs. icon_wink-5229392


     I love skincare serums. Products from Fresh are always lightweight and effective; therefore, I’m really looking forward to trying out the Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum. With serums a little goes a very long way so I should be able to really test this one out. Nice sample!


     Le Metier de Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution SPF 30 is available exclusively at Neiman Marcus. Boasting a heft price tag of $225 for 1.7 OZ (50 ml), I cannot wait to try this out. Although this is the dreaded foil packet that subscribers of beauty subscription boxes often receive and perceive as cheap “filler”, a foil packet sample from an exclusive and effective high end skincare company is always welcome by me.


      I wonder how much this sample is worth… Let’s do a little math… $225 divided by 50 ml equals  $4.50 per milliliter. My sample of Le Metier de Beaute is 3 ml which means this little foil packet is worth $13.50. Wow! Can’t wait to try it. I will be posting a separate review on this.


     Now that I’m wearing my hair super short, I’m always on the lookout for something that will give me hair shine and control without looking like it has been plastered flat. Sebastian Potion 9 Wearable-Styling Treatment? At 50 ml this is a nice deluxe hair care sample that I will definitely put to good use. I will be posting a separate review on this.


     OPI nail polish is my favorite nail polish brand. Anytime I wear a polish from OPI it always wears at least a week on me before I see any signs of chipping. The new formulation called “Liquid Sand” (a matte, grainy texture that does not snag on clothing or skin) has had me intrigued for weeks. Just as I was about to go out and buy the miniature collection, GLOSSYBOX showed up at me door and sent me a full size polish. Oh, joy! My jaw dropped when I saw this. The shade is named “Can’t Let Go” and retails for $9. Not bad! I wearing it right now as I type. Love it and can’t wait to blog about it!

018-9770931     This is the item that made my jaw drop when I opened the box! I LOVE TARTE COSMETICS!!!! I have been planning a Tarte haul for a while now – both for my makeup artist kit as well as for my own personal use. All of the shades from their Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick are on my list…. well, minus one now.


     GLOSSYBOX sent me the Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in the shade “Fierce”. As the name implies this is a long wearing lipstick and it retails for $26.

     This was an extremely pleasant introduction to GLOSSYBOX and I will be subscribing next month. If you have been thinking about giving subscription boxes a try, definitely try out this service. The full-sizes of OPI nail polish ($9) and Tarte Cosmetics lipstick ($26) made up for the $21 subscription fee.

If you would like to subscribe to GLOSSYBOX, you can visit their website at www.GlossyBox.com. Here is my affiliate link, if you would like to sign up through that: http://www.glossybox.com/referal?CI=NDIxMzk=

     Thank you GLOSSYBOX for sending me a free box to review. You have gained a new subscriber.

Have you tried GLOSSYBOX? What was your experience? I would love to hear from you. Please comment and subscribe!

Until later,

Heather N King

DISCLAIMER:  This subscription box was sent to me for consideration by GLOSSYBOX. I was not financially compensated for this review and I have given my honest opinions.