I just received my first ever GlossyBox. I received a notification that it would ship on April 30 and it arrived on May 3rd. I was excited to give this a try because it’s big in the UK. I keep searching for one of those subscription box services that will fit me and I’ll be happy with, so I was excited when I was offered the opportunity to try out GlossyBox.

 

My package arrived packed inside a sturdy brown box filled with paper to cushion it. Inside it was a pale pink box.

Inside the box my items were wrapped in pretty pale pink paper and black ribbon. It looks really nice and I like the touch of the ribbon.

The first set of items was the Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection. These are large sample packets of 5 different products. I’m definitely interested in trying these out.

The entire Erno Laszlo full size collection costs $125, according to the sheet that came with the box.

Next was the C.O. Bigelow Lavender and Peppermint Shampoo.

While I like peppermint, I hate lavender. It ruins a product for me if there’s a lavender scent. Additionally, this shampoo contains SLS, which means I can’t use it. This product is $12.

Next we have Basq’s Cucumber Tea Eye Gel. This is $24 for .5 oz.

I really like eye gels, and gels in general. I’m looking forward to trying this. It has a weird smell, sort of a minty smell. It will be interesting to see how that feels on the skin.

Next is an OPI polish, which is typically $8.50 for .5 oz.

The polish is OPI Kiss Me on My Tulips. It’s a pretty hot pink creme. It’s a shade I think most people will love. I don’t typically go for cremes, and I own a lot of hot pinks, so it just sort of feels like a generic pink to me.

Next we have a Kryolan High Gloss Brilliant Lip shine in Toffee. $18 for .135oz.

I have wanted to try one of the Kryolan High Glosses for a long time!

Toffee seems to be a milky brown color with a creme finish. I’m not fond of the color or finish. It’s a very natural shade.

Finally, we have Cargo EyeBronzer. It’s $22 for .035.

I really love the Cargo EyeBronzer color. It’s gorgeous. The delivery mechanism sucks because it’s one of those pointed sponge tips, and those are usually messy.

Now, out of the products I received, I would not use the C.O. Bigelow shampoo.
Nor would I use the OPI polish. I will likely put the polish in my ‘to trade’ pile, because I have a lot of other hot pinks that are more eye catching.
I’m interested in trying the Erno Laszlo and the Basq products, as I’ve never heard of either brand.
I wanted to try a Kryolan high gloss, and while I don’t like the color, I’m happy to be able to try the formula. And who knows, maybe it will look awesome on my lips. It was kind of meh on my hand.
My favorite item is the Cargo Eye Bronzer. I really love the bronzey-gold color. So out of 6 products, I really only like 1 (Cargo). I’m interested in using 3 (Erno Laszlo, Basq, Kryolan). I have 2 I wouldn’t use (C.O. Bigelo, OPI).

According to Glossybox there will be at least 5 products in each box. One of those items will be full size and the rest will be travel size items. With the exception of the Laszlo products, I believe everything I received was full size, so this is not what a typical box will look like.

Additionally, I read the lovely Viola’s blog, Killer Colours. If you don’t already read her blog, you should! She has beautiful looks! She posted her April Glossybox, which may be more of what a typical box looks like. I’m envious she got an Illamasqua gloss in hers! The Nails Inc nail polish looks like the mini size, she received 2 different types of skincare samples, a primer and a small travel size bottle of Redken shampoo. I can’t help but feel like I probably would have been happier with that box, but it’s probably just because of the Illamasqua and Redken products.

The Glossybox will cost $21.Considering that the Cargo EyeBronzer is $22 for the full size, if I’d gotten that as my full size and the rest as samples, I’d have been happy. If I’d have gotten the shampoo or nail polish as my full size, I’d be horribly disappointed.

While I appreciate the opportunity to try out Glossybox, I don’t think it’s for me. I think I’m too picky to enjoy this service, which is probably why I keep looking at subscription services and never committing. Plus, I have too many things that are deal breakers for me, such as refusing to use hair products with sulfate in them or skincare products with lavender.

I do think that you would be happy with this service if you’re not as picky as I am and if you enjoy surprises. I can see why these services have such appeal, especially if you want to get several nice products from brands you might not be introduced to any other way. I will keep up my search for the perfect monthly subscription box!

Just keep in mind that GlosysBox is 1 full size product and the rest are travel size/deluxe sample size. They’re not all full size products.

Tell me, are you interested in GlossyBox? Do you belong to a subscription box service? What do you think of this box?

Products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.