I received the GlossyBox for June as a surprise a few days ago. The magazine enclosed says Glossy Mag July 2012. This says it’s all about summer and keeping it simple. The look on the cover shows a girl with eyeshadow, mascara, white liner on the waterline, gloss and nail polish. She could also be wearing bronzer.
Beauty Addicts Mascara in Show Off (price is $20 on their website. I received a full size.)
Wella Professionals Enrich Moisturizing Treatment (retails for $13 on Amazon.com for 5.07 oz, I received a.84 oz sample.)
Shea Terra Organics Ultimate Body Creme (retails for $17 on Amazon.com for 9 oz, I received a 1 oz sample.)
Kinerase Restructure Firming Cream (retails for $62.97 on Amazon.com for 1.7 oz, I received a .24 oz sample)
First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream (retails for $7.50 on Amazon.com for 2 oz, I received 2 oz)
A Perfume Organic Urban Organic (retails for $65 on their website. I received a small sample vial.
While it is nice to receive a full size product in a beauty box, I have to say that I have simply no interest in the First Aid Beauty smooth shave cream and really feel like it doesn’t belong in a beauty box.
I do think that the Kinerase Restructure Firming Cream is a good fit for a beauty box, but this is another product that I have no interest in, as everything I’ve seen online about firming creams has indicated that they don’t actually work. I can appreciate that other people would want to try it to see if they did see results with it.
The Wella Enrich Moisturizing Treatment is for hair. I’m curious about it, but not particularly excited by it. This is because I’ve found my perfect hair treatment with Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus. With me lightening my hair, I find protein & moisture masks a must.
The Shea Terra Organics Marula whipped shea butter is the sample I’m most excited by and the one that I will most likely use up. I like shea butter and I just tried it on the back of my hand. It feels incredibly smooth.
Next we have the A Perfume Organic scent sample in Urban Organic. I hate lavender. I hate that everyone claims it’s a relaxing scent and everyone loves it. It gives me a headache. I hate that things with lavender scent are the ones most likely to be included in sample boxes. However, I gave Urban Organic a try. It smells like Pine-Sol on me. Do not like
Finally we have Beauty Addicts Show Off Mascara. This looks promising and I look forward to trying it out.
Products I’m actually interested in:
Shea Terra Organics Ultimate Body Creme
Beauty Addicts Mascara in Show Off
Products I dislike:
Kinerase Restructure Firming Cream
First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream
A Perfume Organic Urban Organic
Products I’m neutral about:
Wella Professionals Enrich Moisturizing Treatment
Now, let me be frank. I’m deeply disappointed with this box and glad that I didn’t pay for it. I personally think it’s ridiculous to have 3 types of creams in one box! 3! 4 if you count the hair moisture treatment as a cream! It’s overkill! I think the point of a beauty box is to have some items with color in it, like a gloss, an eyeshadow, a blush, something!
I know that people want different things out of their beauty box subscription services. I’m not actually sure that there a subscription services out there that I would be happy with paying for.
As I was curious, I went to go look at the non-USA version of GlossyBox. They received a Dermablend starter kit, a GlossyBox blusher brush, HD Brows Precision Tweezers, BM Beauty Bronzer sample and Caudalie fragrance sample. I’m not sure I would have loved that, either.
I admittedly am very picky when it comes to a subscription service, which is why I don’t have one. I think if you are not picky like me, you might like GlossyBox because the sample sizes are large enough to at least determine if you like a product well enough to buy the full size.
What do you think about the June 2012 USA GlossyBox? Are there any products you want to try?
GlossyBox retails for $21. You can see my inaugural post here.
To the best of my knowledge:
Shea Terra Organics is cruelty-free.
Kinerase is cruelty-free.
A Perfume Organic is cruelty-free.
Beauty Addicts is cruelty-free.
Products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.