Subscription Box Review: September’s Glossybox

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Okay! So here it is, September’s Glossybox review. Compared to ipsy, I think Glossybox is well worth the extra $10 more a month. You get a lot more full size products (this month included 3) and the value is always pretty high.

It’s rare that I’m truly disappointed with a Glossybox, but I have gotten a few so-so things in the past few months.  I feel like we’re back on a good track with this month’s box. Also, I don’t know if it’s true for others, but mine seemed to come late this month. Glossybox was having shipping issues when I first signed up, but they seemed to get better as time went on. Patience is a virtue, my friends.

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12 Benefits Love at First Lather Foam Shampoo (small sample, ~$5)

I always love getting new shampoos and conditioners in these boxes because I feel like there are so many options out there I’ve never heard of. This shampoo comes out as an airy foam and claims to gently clean your hair. I really liked this shampoo, except for the fact that you need 10-12 pumps of the foam for it to work. I think a full size bottle of it retails for close to $20. While the stuff smells decent and seems to work fine, as someone with a thick head of hair and a small budget, I don’t think this is going to become my go-to shampoo any time soon.

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Emite Make Up Artist Color Powder Blush ($22)

At first, I didn’t even realize this was a blush — it definitely has more of a bronzer-look to it. Plus, it’s HUGE. The picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s a great snag from Glossybox, especially since this item alone is worth more than the monthly subscription cost. It’s powerful, too — the first time I swiped some on, I just swirled my brush in it, applied it to my cheeks and ended up looking way too Kardashian-like for my tastes. I’ve scaled back the application, and find that it gives you really nice definition in your cheekbones and a nice peachy glow. As someone who likes to walk that fine line between bronzer and blush, this is perfect.

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Biossance The Revitalizer (deluxe sample ~$5)

I love face/body/hair oils. I’ve gotten a bunch recently, so I’ve been testing them all out.  I like this one (I like the adorable tiny dropper and bottle more), but I can’t say it really stands out. It’s not super greasy, but not super moisturizing. It has a pleasant enough smell. You can use it on your skin, nails, hair, etc., which is great for us multitaskers.  I’ll enjoy using up this sample, and it will be great for some traveling I have coming up, but I can’t say the $58 bottle of it does anything better than my $11 face oil I use now.

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Julep Luxe Up Your Lips (full size, $24)

I’m getting sick of lip products. Seriously, the amount of plain-jane balms and glosses I have right now is staggering. What’s a girl gotta do to get a fun lipstick every once and a while?! Either way, this is a very nice lip gloss, and it’s full size, so that’s awesome. The color is very, very pretty, and I love the metal funky-shaped applicator on the end that makes it easy to apply without goofing up your whole face. It’s not something I’d pay $24 for, but I definitely will use this tube while it lasts (which will be forever since, in case you didn’t hear, I HAVE SO MANY LIP GLOSSES RIGHT NOW).

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Nails Inc Uptown Nail Polish (full size, $14)

I’ll admit, I haven’t really tried this polish out yet. I love getting nail polishes in boxes (I haven’t had to buy a new one since I signed up for Glossybox), but that means I’m slow at getting around to using them for a real manicure. Nevertheless, this stuff gives you a nice coating and the color is a pretty dusty rose, though that’s not really my style. It might end up being my go-to when I need a more professional look instead of my usual dark reds and grays.

Overall, I’m really pleased with this month’s box. Then again, Glossybox rarely disappoints. There were so many full size products, and it was a good variety of hair, skin and makeup.

P.S. What did you think of this month’s Glossybox? Tell me in the comments! Also, if you’re interested in following my blog and you’re not on WordPress, scroll to the bottom this page and enter your email to get an update every time there’s a new post. Thanks! 🙂 

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