I received the December 2013 Glossybox just as the year was ending and it was a wonderful way to end the year. I love surprises which is why I’m such a fan of subscription boxes. Glossybox was the first exciting box to come on the scene and it remains that way after all of this time.
Glossybox includes 5 items in almost all of their boxes. While not all items are full size, they don’t include anything small. You don’t end up with one or two uses from anything they include. There are deluxe size samples which will provide weeks worth of use.
The December box had 3 items that are skincare and body care and 2 items that are cosmetic. On to the delight of these treasures.
ANATOMICALS You Need a Blooming Shower is a Body Cleanser that is 5 oz. The full size is 10 oz. so this is a very large sample size. The fragrance of this is pretty strong since it’s a mix of rose and jasmine scents. It contains aloe vera and witch hazel. It’s meant to be both relaxing and refreshing.
MICHAEL TODD TRUE ORGANICS Pumpkin Mask is a product that I’ve loved for a long time. (Lisa recently reviewed it on Beauty Info Zone.) This is also a deluxe sample that will last you for a long time since you just don’t need that much. This mask is great for unclogging pores and dissolving impurities. I’ll never complain finding something from Michael Todd in a subscription box.
NAOBAY Oxygenating Cream Moisturizing is a new brand for me. The full size of 1.7 fl oz. is $44 and the deluxe sample in the box is 1.01 fl oz. Naobay is a very lightly fragranced cream that helps keep your skin balanced and hydrated. It contains essential oils like rosehip oil and sweet almond oil. Naobay is one of the European companies that Glossybox partners with so it’s great that they are bringing a product from Valencia that’s natural and organic to their subscribers.
The two full size cosmetics are what made me most excited because they are both items I’d have bought on my own and they are wonderful.
NAILS INC nail polish in Victoria is a beautiful deep cherry red cream. I’d always recommend Nails Inc polishes. I get amazing wear out of their cream polishes. This is a beautiful winter shade. The first coat feels almost fuchsia but it deepens with more coats. This full size polish ($9.50) is an absolute winner in my book. This is a Glossybox special color too so you can only get it there.
ARDENCY INN Punker “World’s Baddest Eyeliner” is a brand I’ve been wanting to try out. Getting this marker type eyeliner ($19) is perfect. I’m in a liquid eyeliner phase right now and was over the top excited to see this in the box. This Ardency Inn product is what makes a subscription box so much fun – a new brand, full size that fits into my life perfectly.
This is one of my favorite Glossyboxes ever. Lisa wants the shower cleanser (too strong a fragrance for me) and I want the rest! A Glossybox subscription costs $21 a month and as you can see there was much more than $21 worth in the box. While the December box is sold out, it’s not too late to subscribe to get the January box. I’m sure it will be an exciting way to start 2014.
Any products in here make your heart go pitter patter? — Marcia