Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Glossybox! A new beauty subscription service!

There are so many of these monthly beauty subscription services starting up lately in Canada!
It seems for a while these were mostly available in the United States.
Glossybox is new to Canada and was originally started in Europe. This also happens to be one of the most expensive subscriptions I have seen at this time, costing $15 per month.
Feb 2012 is the first month the Glossybox has started to offer their monthly box service in Canada.
*I will be adding some pictures shortly- my camera battery needs to recharge and that will take a few hours.

The actual packaging for the Glossybox is very classy and sturdy and it is a box I will reuse for sure.
A nice touch was that there was a personalized sticker on the welcome envelope!
There was also a nice good quality ribbon putting the whole package together inside the box.

Now on to the contents of the Glossybox!!

*Wella Brilliance shampoo for fine to normal colored hair. (50ml)
A nice travel size. Wella is a salon brand, so this is off to a good start. I happen to like Wella products. The shampoo smells very clean (I have a cold so can not smell super well).
The minus I have to give is there should have been a matching conditioner. Usually if I buy a shampoo at the salon I always get the matching conditioner. I'm sure other people probably feel the same way??

*Prevage Day anti-aging moisture cream SPF 30 (7ml).
I have always wanted to try Prevage face products,but not too sure I really need them yet and therefore have not invested in this line. My aunt has used Prevage and she did like the line.
Previously I did try the Prevage eye cream and that was very nice- not too rich for daytime. A bit out of the price range for products I buy though.
This will be updated once I try the Prevage face cream.

*Elizabeth Grant moisturizing stick (3.5g).
This is a brand that is sold at the Shopping Channel in Canada.
I am familiar with the line,but have never tried any of the Elizabeth Grant products.
The moisturizing stick looks just like a lipstick, but goes on like a light lip balm. This would be nice under a lipstick as it is not too heavy. There is a bit of watermelon flavor to the product as well. 

*Oscar de la Renta: Live in Love Eau de Parfum 4ml.
This is a decent size and very concentrated. I have never heard of this specific perfume before, but am familiar with the Oscar de la Renta brand.
As I expected this is a sharp flowery scent. It seems to be some kind of white flowers- not too sure what kind. This perfume could be worn during the daytime quite well.
If you are into flowery scents, this might be for you.
Usually I wear green scents like Bvlgari Green Tea. Verbena perfumes- so this is not up my alley.

*Ahava mineral body lotion 40ml tube.
A decent size. I have tried Ahava products before and they are nice, made in Israel as well!
The body lotion is not too heavy and is scented. I can not make out the scent, but it seems to be "fresh".
I prefer fragrance free body lotions,so will prob pass this along to my sister who loves scented products.

*The last product in the box was Beauty So Clean cosmetic sanitizing spray and 4 wipes.
I am familiar with this brand and have seen it at The Bay dept stores.
Beauty So Clean is a very useful product as you be be sure there are less germs on your makeup and that is better for your skin.
I already own two of the small sprays, but am thrilled to get another one. (I did give away some of my other ones last year).
So far I tried the Beauty So Clean on an older Chanel cream eyeshadow palette (from ages ago) and it did not affect the wear or texture at all.
The wipes I have not really used,but they could be useful for wiping down hard to clean items like eyeshadow sticks and other stick makeup I guess.

What did I think of the first Glossybox?

The first Glossybox for Canada was just ok. I had seen some preview boxes that bloggers had received with a nice Essie nail polish and so assumed there would be some kind of Essie product included (anything-even a nail treatment)?
Unfortunately there was no Essie in sight :(
The rest of the items in the box will be used and overall the items are useful- but nothing that I am overly exited about.
I would have loved a makeup product (lip product or nail item), as well as a body item would have been nice.
The size of the items in the box is very good and that is a plus. But for $15 per month I am not sure how long I will be subscribed for. I will wait until I get the March box to make up my mind.

Glossybox mail packaging! Fancy logo box!

Inside the box-personalized with my name!

Contents of Feb 2012 Glossybox!


  1. I love that you have reviewed 3 of the Canadian monthly beauty boxes! I'd love to try one of these out.

  2. for those of you who would like to try theGlossyBox I have a promocode you can use that will get you 10% off your first box. type in GLOSSY5 at checkout in the promocode box.