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Review: June Glossy Box

Saturday July 7th, 2012 at 2:39 am

I originally was going to do July’s Sample Society as my next review but after finally receiving my Glossy Box today, I couldn’t help but dig into this one!

Glossy Box has had a rough couple of start up months, mostly because of their methods. One of the biggest complaints was their billing and shipping. The way it worked caused people to be billed before even receiving previous month’s box due to to the shipping being so slow. Glossy Box sent out the following email today:

As an update, Glossy Box will now bill the second week of the month and ship the third week as opposed to billing the first week and shipping the last. Hopefully, this means I’ll receive my box before the month is over. I personally did not care too much about the billing and shipping, as long as I received my box but I’m very glad Glossy Box has made efforts to listen to its customers. Change is not always immediate and takes time, but thank you Glossy Box for taking feedback from your customers! Now if only they could fix that shipping…:P

Box contents for June include:

  • Ahava Mineral Botanic Hibiscus & Fig Velvet Cream Wash
  • First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream
  • Ofra Cosmetics Eye Shadow ICE in Goldilocks
  • vBeaute Lite up, Buying Time, and Eye Never
  • Wella Professionals Enrich Moisturizing Treatment
  • Extras Include:

  • A Perfume Organic Urban Organic Perfume
  • June’s Glossy Box theme is “Summer Simplicity”. Now that summer is upon is, taking care of your skin and hair is very important. Is anyone else having a massive heat wave? It’s been over 100 degrees almost every single day, if not close it. My skin is dry to begin with and the weather is not helping.

    June also marks the debut of the Glossy Mag! The mini magazine is filled with trends, news, tips, and articles perfect for that month. I’m not sure if this will be a reoccuring thing every month but I hope it is.

    First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $7.50 (2.0 fl oz)
    Glossy Box Value: $7.50 (2.0 fl oz)

    Description: FAB Smooth Shave Cream is rich, nourishing and non-irritating and contains everything you need to obtain a close, long-lasting shave. FAB Smooth Shave Cream minimizes nics and razor irritation and includes ingredients to soften, smooth and moisturize. Say goodbye to rough, dry legs forever. Infused with FAB Antioxidant Booster to combat free radicals.

    This is a full sized sample although you can buy a larger version of it, it comes in a 6.8 oz for $16.50. I haven’t had a chance to use it but I’m rather excited to try the product. My legs are probably the driest part of my body. The shaving cream is odorless and has a rather thick consistency to it. I probably wouldn’t have expected shaving cream in a box but I think I’m in need of some more anyway.

    Ahava Mineral Botanic Hibiscus & Fig Velvet Cream Wash [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $23.00 (17 fl oz)
    Glossy Box Value: $4.06 (3 fl oz)

    Description: Body wash gently cleanses your skin without stripping it of natural moisture. Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Wash for Normal to Dry Skin by Ahava soothes and moisturizes with a blend of Dead Sea minerals, macadamia oil and organic plant extracts to reveal healthy, glowing skin. SLS/SLES-free (harsh detergents). Approved for sensitive skin. Allergy tested.

    A lot of people have had bad luck with this product arriving in one piece. The cap seems to be not as sturdy as it looks causing the item to spill all over the box. I’ve been fortunate enough to not have the issue and am very grateful for. It was something I was worried about. I am absolutely in love with this wash, it smells heavenly. Can anyone else tell by now smell is very important to me? Anyhoo, the hibiscus in this really is amazing, I’ll have to keep this in mind when I run out of body wash.

    Wella Professionals Enrich Moisturizing Treatment [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $13.60 (150 ml)
    Glossy Box Value: $2.27 (25 fl oz)

    Description: Wella Professionals Enrich Moisturising Treatment for Fine to Normal Hair is a nourishing mask especially created for dry and damaged fine hair. This high performance treatment works to restore damaged hair, with ingredients such as silk extract and shea butter. Hair is repaired, protected and deeply hydrated without being weighed down for a silky soft, radiant and manageable finish.

    This is another product which I really love the smell of, it’s sweet. I’m not too sure how well this product will work for me but it sounds like something I would need. My hair is also very dry. I blame it on all the hot showers I take and the lack of treatment I do give it. I’m sure this will be perfect to use.

    vBeaute Lite up, Buying Time, and Eye Never [Purchase: , Buying Time, and Eye Never]

    Actual Value: $370.00 (for all 3)
    Glossy Box Value: $13.15 (for all 3)

    Description: Lite Up Intense Brightening Agent has the power to rev up your skin wattage no matter how life has dulled your glow. Alpine Rose Botanical Technology fights free radicals to maintain your porcelain beauty while Watercress Skin Lightening Complex and Niacinamide work to banish age spots, discoloration and surface blemishes. Oil free.

    Eye Never Nourishing Repair Eye Crème is like an eyelift in a jar. An age-defying, line-concealing eye cream that immediately smoothes and silkens the delicate skin around your eyes. Caffeine minimizes the appearance of puffiness, BioCellular Peptide and Sensytens correct lines and wrinkles, and Nylon 12 leaves you looking instantly younger.

    Buying Time Everyday Crème is twice as nice as any daily moisturizer you’ve ever encountered. It watches over your skin both day and night with powerful replenishing ingredients, including Alpine Rose Botanical Technology, BioCellular Peptide and Ceramide 2 and 3. Think of Buying Time as your round the clock way of putting time in your hands.

    Each of the samples come in a 0.033 fl oz sized tube, I have to give someone props for the creative names for the products. The line is way to expensive for my budget but it does look nice. The line consists of different skin care products, which can be used at different times of the day/night to help with anti-aging.

    Ofra Cosmetics Eye Shadow ICE in Goldilocks [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $14.95 (14 ml)
    Glossy Box Value: $14.95 (14 ml)

    Description: Eyeshadow ICE with primer. Incredible Continuing Eyeshadow results. An innovation from our OFRA Cosmetic laboratories are long lasting cream eye shadows. Hypoallergenic and is suitable for use in all weather conditions, Colors are so intense you only need to use small quantities and you control the richness of the intensity by applying the color on your eyes in layers. Because it includes a primer, it will last 8 hours without smudging or creasing. It will give your eyes a smoother brighter finish, which will make you stand out in a crowd. Perfect to use for special occasion where long lasting makeup is needed.

    Another full sized sample, while I am glad its eyeshadow, the color doesn’t really suit me. This was one product where people received different colors. I know some people have gotten the black one, which I probably would have found more use for. Goldilocks comes in a shimmery bronzer color, it doesn’t differ too much from a bronzer in my opinion. Those who did not receive the eyeshadow received a mascara instead. The mascara would have been more useful for me :(

    A Perfume Organic Urban Organic Perfume [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $65.00 (12 ml)
    Glossy Box Value: $unknown (no size listed)

    Description: A sweet lemon sorbet with bourbon, tangy lime peel, basil, and ginger. A daytime perfume, fresh and citrusy, lavender and grapefruit make the most delicious combination. Perfect for clearing the air during a walk in the city.

    This was an extra included with the box this month, I actually don’t mind tiny perfume samples if they aren’t included as part of the item count for the box. I have too many of them stocked up anyway. I couldn’t find how big this sample is, it wasn’t listed. The scent is something different though. It’s not something I would wear. You can smell the lemon sorbet with ease, it’s very tangy and citrusy but I prefer floral/sweet scents. This one makes my nose cringe. I’ve never seen such a weird combination of smells before, it seems to be the type of fragrance someone older would wear.

    Total Value: $34.43 (not including A Perfume Organic’s Urban Organic Perfume)

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