The reason I love subscriptions like Glossybox is because you never know what you are going to find. There are always surprises of some kind but this month when Glossybox sent the March edition to us for review I found the best surprise in it. I know that all the boxes contained something similar but it was like they had read my mind and found a perfect item for my lifestyle.
Inside this month’s box were 3 deluxe samples, 2 full size items and the bonus item – an Alex and Ani Charm Bangle. Now from my past reviews you know I love jewelry, especially items I can wear to work. Kids (of all ages) notice what their teachers and mentors wear even if they don’t comment on it. This Alex and Ani bracelet means a lot to me because of the way I feel about the world in general. I don’t want to get all gushy on you but this really made me feel wonderful.
“A majestic creature that embodies grace and beauty, a swan is a powerful symblol of love. Swans epitomize affectionate connection, as they typically created lasting bonds and mate for life. Embrace the devoted energy of this migratory being with the Swan Charm as encouragemnt to glide through life with an open heart.” – Alex and Ani
Along with the bonus bracelet each box received a different Alex and Ani product in Scent 7. The one I received is a Soap Bar in Scent 7 (full size $14) which symbolizes ENERGY. It’s a strongly scented bar containing shea butter and coconut oil. “Invigorate your senses and lift your spirit with each use.” These two products speak to me and the way I view the world so they are the highlights of this subscription box.
The deluxe samples are all products I’m looking forward to using. As you must know by now I love hair products so having an Alterna Haircare product, Bamboo Volume Plumping Strand Expand, in the box is perfect for me. I complain about the lack of volume that my hair has but if I use the right products like this Alterna Haircare one, I get fullness and beautiful looks. This .85 fl oz product is the perfect size for travel or for discovering if this works. (Full size 4 oz is $22; value of this is about $5)
There’s a luxurious Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask sample (full size is $158/2.1 oz; value of .38 oz sample is about $26) is the first mask that Sisley Paris has created with anti-aging active ingredients. It’s rich in trace elements, vitamins and plants extracts. I always feel special using a product from Sisley and a mask is a wonderful product for an at-home spa day.
Etre Belle Cosmetics is a new brand for me so finding this Liplift Peel brought a smile to my lips. Liplift Peel is a gentle exfoliator for lips to be used about once a week. It just takes 2 minutes – the first minute is using the exfoliator in a circular motion on the lip area, the second minute is letting it penetrate, and then you remove with a dampened cloth. This is particularly nice to have as we leave winter behind. (Full size items of 0.5 fl oz retails for $17.80)
So now that I’m cleansed from head to toe, my skin is masked and exfoliated and my body about to be adorned with jewels, Glossybox includes the prettiest spring shade of polish in Brook Street. This coral pink mini is perfect for fingers or toes that are waiting to be seen at last. It’s a great size for the fickle since it will give you enough for several uses.
This is a delightful box yet I know it’s not for everyone since there’s just one cosmetic item in it and lots of people are hoping for cosmetics. My feeling? There’s always next month and in the meantime I’ve got some amazing products to use and enjoy. What do you think of the March Glossybox?
It’s easy to subscribe to Glossybox and each month for $21 delivered you’ll get surprises galore. They are great for travel and for new discoveries. They are great for luxuries (like the Sisley) or heartwarming surprises (like the Alex and Ani charm bracelet). This March box has a value of at least $91. You can only come out ahead!
Oooh, I almost forgot that I have a spoiler for you for April. Glossybox is going to include one out of 13 shades of the wonderful Ciate Nail polishes in each box. That’s great news for me and hopefully you too. — Lisa
p.s. Another clue for April!! Each box will have Bellapierre Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Vanilla Pink ($24.50 value)
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