Glossybox November 2017 Review

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Glossybox November 2017 Review

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!

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CONTENTS:

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.

Glossybox November 2017 Review

BOTTOM LINE:

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!

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  • I didn’t like KVD Saint too. Sinner is okay, not my fave but better than Saint

    • I actually liked the scent since I’m partial to florals, but the ingredients they used are what’s giving me headaches, so that was a bummer.

  • polarbelle

    It looks like a pass to me.

    • I’m sure there were people who were happy with this box, after all it’s so pretty. But some of these products were just not a good fit for me.

  • Ehmkay Nails

    I’m curious about the shampoo and conditioner. I have long hair and shed a lot (lol like a dog) so I wonder how it works with shedding

    • Haha, you’re funny! I shed a lot too, and my husband always makes fun of me when he cleans out the vacuum (that’s his one and only chore around the house). I haven’t used these long enough to comment on how well they work for the hair, but I can definitely tell they’re better than most other haircare I own.

  • I love KVD Saint but haven’t bought the reboot yet. I don’t find myself wearing perfume as much as I used to.

    • I’m the opposite, I’ve been wearing perfume more often lately so I am searching for more scents to add to my collection. Unfortunately, Saint was not my cup of tea.

  • Kristi Vasquez

    Bummer that some of these products won’t be used by you. That is the trouble with a lot of sub boxes – they are hit or miss. Right now I get two and I’m thinking of canceling both and maybe trying one with full size products instead of sample size.

    • Well, what’s a miss for me, could be a huge hit for someone else. At least these aren’t some random cheap products, so I know there are plenty of people out there who loved this box 🙂

  • Even if you aren’t going to be able to use all of them they all look lovely and you made it all look fabulous!

    • Glossybox did a great job making the box look festive!

  • That looks like a quality box. I LOVE vanilla and jasmine, so that makes me want to check out that scent – it really sucks that it gives you a headache.

    • I love those two notes together too, they’re so lovely on the skin! I was bummed that I couldn’t wear this one 🙁

  • The packaging is beautiful! It’s a bummer that some of the products aren’t a great fit for you.

    • No worries! I am usually happy with the boxes, but sometimes they aren’t a good fit 🙂

  • Kathryn Greenfield

    Hated the smell of the shampoo and conditioner. I wanted to like it, but no way! Lipstick is great colour, just a bit drying. Never use clear brow gel, I like tinted to fill in. Not real excited about the box (although the box itself is gorgeous!)

    • Yikes, that’s too bad about the shampoo & conditioner! I didn’t mind it, probably because I am used to a lot of odd-smelling products from Korea. Completely agree on the lipstick, super pretty but not the best formula out there. It does feel light on the lips though, I never know when it’s actually there,

  • Jenalyn Pirosch

    Wow. I may have to check out a sub for the box. That lipstick looks gorgeous. You took some beautiful photos! Bummer about the perfume 🙁

    • Thank you Jenalyn! With these mystery boxes you win some, you lose some. I’m sure a lot of people loved the contents of the box, after all it’s not like those are some random no-name brands.