Glossybox June 2015

GlossyboxJuneRemember when I used to review beauty subscription boxes all the time? I gave it up a few years ago because I ended up having many samples and little time for truly testing them all out and giving my best opinion on them.

Glossybox_USI’m back at it, and teamed up with Glossybox, for I thought was just one month. Last month they sent a Mother’s Day/May box to me, but I threw everything out as soon as I opened the box. I felt as if some of the products were already opened, and I wasn’t a huge fan of that. It’s rare that something like that happens, but I didn’t want to test anything out I’ll tell you that much.

A few weeks later I was surprised another one showed up on my doorstep, because I thought it was a one-time deal working with them. I opened it, and pretty much got happy about blogging and talking about subscription boxes again. Sweet, wasn’t expecting that. Plus this one’s a goodie.Glossybox-June-2015

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Teeez Trend Cosmetics  Head over heels nail lacquer. The nail polish is an odd ball colour. Not quite terracotta, a little more older woman style colour I’d call it. It looks nice on my nails, but the first swipe I put on I was thinking no way. I added another coat, and I have actually had it on for a few days. The formula is pretty nice, doesn’t drip when you’re moving from one nail to the other, and I love a nail polish brush that is wide (think: Sally Hansen & Dior brushes). I do love the range of colours they have on their website, so many beautiful shades. Full size: $14.00 USD

Doucce  Mineral Matt Lipstick: This lipstick colour is #907 Cherry Blossom is an easy to wear deeper colour than your lips and is one of those types of colours that doesn’t require a mirror to apply. Although difficult to rub onto the lips, I assume because it’s a matte lipstick. Personally, I’d skip over this one, as I prefer a creamy consistency and it tugs when you’re trying to apply it. Do all matte lipsticks apply this way? The case its in is pretty fancy though. Full size: $20.00 USD

Glamglow Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment. I’m so excited to finally try out this product. Everyone seems to rave about GlamGlow products and how wonderful they are with hydration or deep cleaning the face, depending on the product you get. Too bad it’s $69 for a full sized! If you want to buy it there’s a 30% offer on glamglowmud.com with code GLOSSYBOX30

Sebastian professional Stylebrid 9. I’ve received these Sebastian hair sprays and shampooos in previous beauty boxes and have always been pleased with them. I think they’re available at a relatively low price at drug stores, and I have no complaints about them. Tiny hair sprays are the best, don’t take up too much cupboard space and is easy to cart around with you, especially going on second day hair. This one is great since it’s lightweight and doesn’t make you feel as if you’re wearing a helmet full of hair spray. Full size: $19.96 USD

Clearisa — Retexturizing Gel. Made in California baby! I thought this was a hair product at first, considering the name. But when I read the details on the Glossybox brochure which always gets sent out with the monthly boxes, it said it was for the face. Good thing I didn’t use it before reading! When you first squeeze a bit of product out it’s a clear gel with white exfoliating beads in it and acts like a scrub. This product say it smooths skin, refines pores and also reduces pigmentation, along with many other claims. For me, it’s way too expensive and I prefer other scrubs. Definitely not buying this full sized but it’s always nice to have luxury samples once in a while. Full sized: $79.99 (ouch)

Disclaimer: As stated above, glossybox sent me this subscription box for June. Opinions are clearly my own. The glossybox link is a referral link and if you sign up I receive 200pts (1,000pts = a free glossybox for me).

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Glymm points haul

I did a Glymm points haul a few months back (see here), and I’ve since accumulated a bunch more points to buy some more goodies for myself! I placed this order back in mid-September, and a few weeks passed by and I didn’t receive any sort of e-mail notifying me that it was getting shipped out. I started to feel a bit nervous, so I e-mailed and tweeted Glymm asking them where my parcel was. I didn’t get a response back until I sent a second load of e-mails/tweets and finally they came back apologizing, saying one or two more items were not in stock.

I would’ve appreciated it if I was kept in the loop, considering I did pay the taxes (using your points doesn’t cover taxes), and was waiting on it.

Either way, it came about 5 weeks after I had placed the order. Quite long if you ask me, so take that into consideration if you plan on buying from the Glymm store.

Patience is a virtue. Thanks for the little freebie, Glymm!

All my goodies packed safely in the crinkled paper.

Ba da bing, ba da boom! Holy cow. Lots of points spent on this girl!

I’m going to try and name things off left-right.

  • Ahava hand lotion (an amazing one at that)
  • St. Tropez bronzing mousse (2)
  • Ahava mineral botanic velvet cream body wash
  • Pangea Organics shower gel in Canadian Pine with White Sage
  • T3 hair dryer!
  • Principessa lip balm (this was my “apology” freebie)
  • L.A. Fresh makeup wipes
  • Anastasia Lash Genius (a waterproof top coat to go on your mascara!!!!)
  • Anastasia Highlighting Creme Duo (which was swatched. So gross)
  • Ahava bath salts (part of my Mom’s Christmas present lol)

If you subscribe to Glymm, have you ever redeemed your points? Remember Glymm points expire after 1 year. So keep that in mind!

October was my last Glymm bag, I didn’t do a video on it because I was quite busy and frankly just wasn’t in the mood to film one.

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August Glymm Box

Now that I’ve unsubscribed from most of the monthly subscription boxes, I don’t feel as overwhelmed and I can focus on doing monthly features on the products I’ve received from my favorite companies!

Here is my August Glymm box. It came in a little black faux patent leather bag this time, so cute. As always, click the images to enlarge them…

Inside:

Close ups:

Details:

CoccoLily nail polish (We received the Full Size! 15ml/$12.00)
These polishes come in 5 different shades of pink! I’m not sure what color I received, but it’s pretty as you can see in the swatches above.  

Vitamin & Sea
Cruelty Free mineral clay mask (Full Size: 210 ml / $62.00)
The face mask is made from clay directly from the Dead Sea, and will tingle when you apply it, as it softly exfoliates the skin. The organic mask is enriched with vitamins B1, B2, C, A, D and E from sweet almond oil.
Sample usage: Up to 3 uses

Bentaberry (Full size: 30ml/$22.00)
A moisturizing face cream for men or women. It is made from 100% natural active ingredients: burdock, jasmine, mandarin, blueberry, white dead-nettle and zinc pidolate. (What the heck are those last two?) Apparently it will/can diminish the redness and blemishes on your face.
Sample usage: Up to 7 uses (not so sure about that!)

Mai Couture (Full Size: 50 Sheets / $19-$26)
This is a blush paper with two pieces of paper in the package. Add color to the apples of your cheeks, just by rubbing the paper on your cheeks for an instant lift!
Sample usage: Up to 4 uses (It says on the back of the packaging use one sheet for both cheeks. So basically two uses, not four)

Naked Princess (Full Size: 2.96 ml / $26.00)
Naked Shine Luscious Lip Gloss
It’s the tiniest bottle of lip gloss ever, but it’s a really nice color. The scent of it reminds me of a MAC lipgloss I had a few years ago.  The consistency of this gloss is non-tacky and doesn’t stick to your lips. The color is great. The gloss is infused with Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Moroccan Vanilla, & Antioxidants.
Sample usage: Up to 14 uses

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