December Glossybox – hit or miss?

December Glossybox

December Glossybox

I’m sure sometimes people wonder why a subscription box like the December Glossybox I’m about to review is even being reviewed. After all you can’t buy it anymore. The reason that I personally do this is to show you what the box is like so you can make up your mind whether these subscription boxes are something you’d enjoy. I find that there’s usually something for everyone in Glossybox but is it enough to keep you or I spending our $21 a month?

December's theme card

December’s theme card

The December box theme is Glamour, Glitz & Gloss which I shall rename to Fragrance, Fragrance & Fun. You’ll see why with the contents. As many of you know the only fragrance maven on Beauty Info Zone is my blog partner Lisa. She’d love this box. But I’m not into fragrance at all so it’s rare that I rave about any. Usually they drive me crazy and this box is driving me crazy just opening it!

December's content card

December’s content card

Fragranced product 1 – Forest Essentials Luxurious Ayurveda is an after bath and shower oil moisturizer in Madural Jasmine and Magra. A full size would be $22 (6.8 oz) and this is a nice half size bottle that’s plastic sealed so it won’t spill. I can’t tell you anything about it other than that the blurb says it’s a subtle, seductive scent and that you apply it on wet skin to seal in moisture. (Personal fail but a nice product nonetheless.)

Forest Essentials Luxurious Ayurveda

Forest Essentials Luxurious Ayurveda

Fragranced product 2 –Heartland Fragrance Co Epsom Bath Salts, mine is in White Tea. I’ve seen other reviews with different fragrances. I know that Epsom Salts are great for relaxing baths. A 30 oz jar would be $10; this is a 5.5 oz bag so worth about $1.75. (Again personal fail but a nice product nonetheless; this is what I smell when I open the box I’m sure.)

Heartland Fragrance Co Epsom Bath Salts

Heartland Fragrance Co Epsom Bath Salts

 

Fragranced product 3 – Pleats Please by Issey Miyake which seems to be the hottest fragrance out there lately. It’s a small sample size like you’d get from Sephora. The regular size of 3.4 oz would run you $92 so if you love fragrance then you’d love having the chance to try this. It’s an exclusive USA online launch with Glossybox. (Again personal fail but you might like it.)

Pleats Please by Issey Miyake

Pleats Please by Issey Miyake

Sort of fragranced product 4: Mark Lipclick Luxe Lipstick in m.powerment petal which is a limited edition creamy rose lipstick developed to raise awareness for a powerful Woman’s cause. I’m surprised this sells for $12 since I always thought of Mark as less expensive. The color is pretty but there is a fragrance to this lipstick. (Semi fail since I like the color and can get past the smell with time – but I’d never have bought this.)

Mark Lipclick Luxe Lipstick in m.powerment petal

Mark Lipclick Luxe Lipstick in m.powerment petal

Missing product 5: In the brochure it shows a Wella Velvet Amplifier. It wasn’t in my box though so I don’t know anything about it. According to the SoFlaJo blog it’s a sample size serum. By the way her blog post is great especially if you like fragrance or even if you just want another opinion of the box plus she got some different items that look great. (Obviously a fail)

Not fragranced product finally!! Zoya nail polishes were in this month’s box with a variety of colors available. Mine is a very metallic gold called Ziv. SoFlaJo got Storm in one of her two boxes which makes me a little jealous. $8. (A win at last.)

Zoya Ziv nail polish

Zoya Ziv nail polish

Not fragranced product again – this is the star product for me this month. There’s a piece of jewelry from JewelMint which is a subscription service for jewelry. They recommend pieces that match your personal style. What I received in my Glossybox is a long necklace that is midstomach length in brass and pewter. It has 16 “feather like” pieces as the embellishment. This is not a fail since I like long necklaces when I’m going to wear costume jewelry. It’s not a piece of jewelry I’d have picked out for myself but it’s nice. The price on JewelMint is $29.99 for this.

JewelMint necklace with case

JewelMint necklace with case

JewelMint necklace

JewelMint necklace

JewelMint Necklace close up

JewelMint Necklace close up

All in all I got my $21 worth with just the jewelry and polish. The fragranced products will be given away. (Are you all waiting for another BIZ Box giveaway?) I will continue with Glossybox for at least another month but I’m debating this – as I seem to do every month. If you bought this box please let me know what color Zoya polish you got and/or about your piece of jewelry.  I promise not to be too jealous. — Marcia