Subscription Box Share: Glossybox March 2013

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Y’all know that I’m a huge Glossybox lover, although I have only blogged about it one other time. Today I’m going to share with you my thoughts on my March 2013 Glossybox!

I have been a Glossybox subscriber since they launched it in the US! Well, technically I subscribed one month after their first box, but I would like to think that I have a pretty solid opinion on this service since I’ve been with them from the beginning. Subscriptions are $21 a month, but I find that you get so much more than what you pay for. I initially was very put off because my first box arrived pretty much destroyed (a body wash emptied in the box), and they promptly sent me another one. They got really popular when the Man Repeller box came out a few months ago and I didn’t get my box until well into the next month! I guess the popularity of Glossybox has gotten so big now that they didn’t know how to handle it. Hopefully that has evened out some. I didn’t have any problems the last two months.

One thing I just love about them is that I get to try unique, niche brands that I have never heard of each month, and without fail, there are at least two full size products in the box. One thing I don’t like is waiting until the absolute end of the month to get my box! It’s torture. Glossybox has had it’s ups and downs for me, and sometimes has been really random. But overall, I am pleased with it and I am going to continue to subscribe.

So, what did I get this month?
PRESTICHE BAR SOAP IN YIN YANG // ELITE MODELS LINER MATT BROWN // PIXI LID LAST SHADOW PEN //MODELCO CHEEK & LIPS TINT // SEBASTIAN SHAPER FIERCE HAIRSPRAY

PRESTICHE BAR SOAP
Never heard of this brand before. They also gave a $40 gift certificate to this brand’s website in the glossybox. It looks like an interesting all-natural brand and I will research more later. This bar soap smells heavenly. I haven’t used it yet, because I tend to use my bar soaps when I take bubble baths. I haven’t had time to take a bubble bath in the last couple of weeks, so I guess one is in order. The only thing that is kind of a let down is that Glossybox likes to send me bar soap. I swear I have like 5 of them. I’m not a big bar soap user, but I guess they do look pretty on my bathtub. This is a full size, and runs $16.99.

ELITE MODELS MATTE LIQUID EYELINER
This product is a full size product, retailing for $15! Never heard of this brand. It looks like it’s based out of France, and a modeling agency who launched a cosmetics brand as well. And you can’t get it in America currently, but soon. Interesting. Hmm. At first I wasn’t too keen on the idea of brown liquid liner, but I actually have loved using it these past couple of days for my everyday neutral looks. It looks really dark on and stays put all day.

PIXI LID LAST SHADOW PEN
Another full size product, retailing for $18! This little stick is super interesting. I love the shade of this – it’s a universally flattering taupe color. I used it as a primer on my eyelids underneath some shadow, and it really made it pop. I love it! I also think it will be great for those days when I don’t really want to do eye makeup and just want a splash of color quickly on my lids. My only complaint is that it is not very creamy and it takes a bit of effort to apply (not a lot, just more than I would expect from a cream-based shadow pen).

MODELCO LIP & CHEEK TINT
And another full size product, retailing for $24! I have to admit, I do not have much experience with cheek & lip tints because I think they look best with those that do not wear a whole lot of foundation. I think it looks good on bare skin and it tends to move around foundation on the face where you might not want it. But for some reason this blended so easily over my foundation and really gave a nice pop of color to my lips. I put my powder blush on over it and it really seemed to stay put all day. I may have become a cheek and lip tint convert. We shall see!

SEBASTIAN SHAPER FIERECE HAIRSPRAY
For some reason, Glossybox just loves sending me Sebastian hair products. I think I have five. Haha. Anyway, I love hairspray, and I love the fact that this is a perfect travel size. It smells kind of weird, but it did great at holding my hair all day yesterday, so I consider that a win. Would I repurchase it on my own if I run out? Probably not, but that’s okay.

OVERALL THOUGHTS?
Glossybox has done it again for me, especially after how random last month was. FOUR full sized products this month (I always get at least two) and how useful they are really won me over. The bar soap is kind of a “meh” product for me because I am not a big bar soap fan nor do I use it very often, but I’m willing to overlook it due to the amazingness of the other products. I mean this box is valued at $80+ dollars…and of products I will use! So I consider that a major win.
What goodies did y’all get this month?
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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Life With Lauren
    April 2, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Wow you did get some really good stuff!!

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    Annalilly
    April 2, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I’ve been thinking about starting to send a month – three month subscription to friends for their b-days. Have you seen the one that Joy the Baker does?

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    Kayla
    April 2, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Never heard of this box. Gonna have to check it out!

    Memoirs & Mochas

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    Georgina Castellucci
    April 2, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I got the exact same box and was kind of let down, I mean my skin IS dark brown so that liner barely shows on my skin (lol?)
    The tint was okay if I dabbed at it and didn’t rub it in but all in all I wasn’t that impressed but I guess I’m used to ipsy who kind of always is spot on 🙂

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    Michelle @ The Vintage Apple
    April 2, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I agree with Amy…I would want full size products, too!!! I have always wanted to try a combo lip/cheek tint but been scared. I have a sample size Benefit brand and never used it. Show me? 🙂

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    Veronica and Daniel
    April 2, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Ooooo! I just got my last BirchBox and am looking for a new subscription box (I was just not thrilled with the products in my BB anymore…) and Glossy Box sounds great! A little more expensive but it sounds like it is worth the price!

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    Amy
    April 2, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I had been looking around for subscription boxes in Canada. A lot of them just aren’t really up to par to spend your money on them, but I signed up for the Luxe Box recently which only comes out 4 times a year, and apparently has full size samples for the seasons. The first one I’ll get is the summer one, so I’m really excited to see what they send!

    It’s funny because that Model Cheek and Lips was in a Canadian box… I think it’s Glossy Box that I saw on a girls blog.

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    Whitney Ellen
    April 2, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Gahhh. I’ve been back and forth on the Glossy Box train. You are not making it easier to deny for much longer! 😉

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    Amber
    April 2, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I am loving this new link-up y’all are doing. Wish I had a subscription to something so I could link up! However, your glossy box always makes me jealous. Every one I see has had AT LEAST one full size product. Love. Maybe I’ll check it out…. one day…

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    tara
    April 3, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    i am so very tempted to join!

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    Caroline
    April 6, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I love the unique items that come in glossybox – most i’ve never heard of which is fun – looks like you got some great ones! still on the fence about subscribing though – not because i don’t think it’s worth it but because of the $ and I know I will keep on subscribing forever ha ha!

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