Glossybox November 2017 Review
In the midst of all the holiday cleaning and decluttering I completely forgot to show you what came in my November Glossybox. I basically just set all of the boxes that came in November aside and didn’t even get to them until last week. First of all, how lovely is the packaging? Glossyboxes usually come in signature dusty pink color, but in November our box got dressed up in festive white and gold tones with the word “Grateful” written on the lid. Even the colors of the products inside were cohesive and followed a cozy fall palette, which made them look even better in pictures. Without further ado, here’s what we got!
HOW IT WORKS:
Glossybox is one of the most popular international beauty subscription services, and now it finally came to the US. Each month Glossybox subscribers receive up to six deluxe-size to full size products from crème de la crème of international brands. The prices start at $21/month for a month-to-month subscription, but if you commit for 3, 6, or 12 months, the price goes down a bit. It’s not the cheapest sample box out there, but the retail value of the products will always be way above. Click here to join Glossybox, and don’t forget to use Ebates for some extra cashback!
1 // Nature Queen Shampoo & Conditioner ($39 for 16 fl oz x2) – I’m not usually too excited about haircare in my subscription boxes because my hair is quite picky, but I am interested in this duo. Apparently, Nature Queen makes their products with a nine types of healing herbs that fortify, stop hair loss, strengthen and revitalize damaged hair, and also provide aromatherapy experience.
2 // Evelyn Iona Green Tea Primer ($29.50 for 0.6 fl oz) – I’m set on primers for now, and plan to pass this on to a friend so it will actually get used. This primer contains calming & antibacterial green tea, and soothing avocado oil to create a smooth base for makeup. It’s basically an extra layer of skincare.
3 // Tarte Tarteist Brow Gel ($19 for 0.16 fl oz) – I rarely use a brow gel, and when I do, I tend to reach for my fave from PIXI, so I didn’t really care for this sample. However, it has pretty good reviews online, so I’m sure other subscribers were happy to receive it. It’s a water-based, paraben-free gel that sets on the brows without flaking or drying the hairs and skin underneath.
4 // Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum ($65 for 1.7 fl oz) – This EDP is really popular right now, so I was curious to try it, too. Saint features classic notes of vanilla, musk, and jasmine, so it’s a very feminine scent. Unfortunately, as much as I like the bouquet, something about the ingredients themselves is giving me an intense headache. Keep in mind, this is just my individual sensitivity and has nothing to do with how the perfume actually smells. It’s a lovely fragrance, just not for me.
5 // LAQA&Co Cloud Lips Airy Matte Lipstick ($17) – I like matte lipsticks, but I hate when they are too drying. This one is kind of on the drying end, but I really like the color and how light it feels on the lips, so I let it slide. It also comes in a handy pencil-like form, so it’s easy to touch up even without a mirror. I think Daydream shade is very flattering, so I plan to use it a lot, but the formula could be better.
I have very mixed feelings about this box, because the only products I definitely love are the shampoo and the conditioner. The lipstick is pretty, and I will use it ‘because I have it’, but it’s not the most comfortable matte formula, plus I know I have better lipsticks in my stash already. KVD’s Saint is sadly giving me headaches, otherwise I probably would have used up the whole bottle, since I like well-crafted floral scents. The brow gel seems nice, but I won’t get much use out of it, and the same goes for the primer.
What do you think about Glossybox November 2017 box? Which one of these samples would you like to try? Let me know in the comments below!