What’s in the Box: January Glossybox Review

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Okay, this review is coming a little late. I’ve been bogged down with work and moving and other craziness, so I missed out on posting this last week.

It also probably didn’t help that this month’s box was one that I just wasn’t thrilled with.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

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Royal Apothic Moisturizing Body Cream in Venetian Grove (deluxe sample, ~$5)

My biggest complaint about this month’s Glossybox is that were just too many moisturizers included. I mean, I understand it’s winter and all, but I’ve received about 7 moisturizers total since the season started. So when I saw this addition, I wasn’t thrilled. Luckily, I absolutely love it’s strong, floral fragrance and how it sinks into skin quickly. But I still have several tubes to get through first before I really get to put it to use.

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MeMeMe Lip Glide in Playful Peach (full size, ~$12.50)

This was my favorite this month. It’s truly great addition, though I wish the color were slightly nuder in tone. The formula feels awesome — better than any other lipstick I’ve tried. I love that it’s a matte finish, too, since typically those drying formulas make me beg for chapstick after a few minutes. I’m going to check out their other colors, and if they have a pinky-nude tone, I’ll definitely purchase it.

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Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Gentle Clarifying Treatment (small sample, ~$2)

An interesting concept, though I have to admit I haven’t tried it yet. My hair has been especially dry and knotty lately, so a clarifying treatment may not be best right now. Still, it has a nice lemony smell, and I think it could be a great addition for those weeks where you’re a little heavy-handed with the mousse and hairspray.

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-417 Foot Nourishing Cream (deluxe sample, ~$9)

Another lotion. I’m really not a fan of having two in the same box. This one is meant for your feet, and surprisingly has a really light scent. It’s also much richer than the Royal Apothic one. Still, I don’t see getting much use out of this until springtime rolls around and my feet are set free from their warm, snuggly boots.

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Emite Makeup Diamond Heart Base Primer (full size, ~$29)

I was pleasantly surprised by this primer. Not only is it worth more than the price of the box itself, it also has a nice pink, sheer color that blurs your skin’s imperfections. My makeup stayed put a little longer, though I do ~think~ that it made me break out slightly (though it also could be stress). I also adore its fragrance — a not-too-floral scent that’s unexpected in a makeup.

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Overall, it was an okay month. The two full-size products were nice and make up for the misses in the box. But seriously, why all this lotion? Two in one month??? That’s insane. I know it’s cold, but can’t we get something a little more fun?

What did you think of this month’s box? Let me know in the comments! 

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