March 2012 Glossybox

One of the most popular international beauty subscription services is now available in our home and native land.  Yes my friends, Glossybox  now ships to Canada!

I received the March 2012 Glossybox a ways in April already but the contents of the box made the last-minute shipping oh so worth it (the boxes sent from the PR company were sent out later than actual subscriber boxes).

Glossybox is just like your other run-of-the-mill beauty subscription services, but this one comes in an actual box (like a mini shoebox), and includes five to six luxury products a month.  This particular box costs a little more a month than it’s counterparts at C$15 but based on the samples I got, it’s oh so worth it.

Here’s what I got:

  • Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
  • Bailey Cosmetics Fresh Lip Gloss – full size at $28
  • Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray – 50 ml at $7
  • Pandora’s Box Blush in St. Tropez – full size at $18
  • Sebastian Re-Shaper Hairspray
  • Algemarin Foam Bath – sample packet

Altogether, the cost of this box was easily over $60, totally worth the $15 you pay for it per month.

Although I haven’t heard of a lot of these products, I still really loved my box.  I couldn’t get over the amount of full size stuff in here.  Even though the box included a body lotion (it seems like every sub box has one), I even appreciated the Aveeno lotion as it was a great size and something that I felt I could get good use out of.  Same goes for the hairspray (perfect for travelling) and Evian spray, which I was so excited to get.  One spritz of the stuff makes your face feel so refreshed, it’s perfect for after the gym, in the summer, after a flight, or really, anytime you need to feel refreshed.

The Bailey lip gloss is a brand I have never heard of before, but a $28 lip gloss for free?  Heck yes.  The colour is quite sheer so it’s good for layering, and the packaging is very chic and posh.  As for the blush, the colour is a pretty pink shade and the case if magnetic so the blush pan comes out and you could even add it to a Z palette if you wish.  I’ve never heard of Pandora’s Box makeup before but it seems to have quite a following as people on the Glossybox Facebook page seemed quite excited to receive it.

As for packaging of the actual box, this one is my absolute favourite.  The box itself was quite heavy and when you open the lid, the items are wrapped in tissue with a bow tying it all together. The cards and other documents (including a coupon code for Glossybox subscribers for 40 per cent off Pandora’s Box makeup online) was enclosed in a chic black envelope.  Honestly, I felt like I was opening a present someone sent me in the mail.  The box itself is so sturdy that it’s perfect to keep even after all the contents are used and gone.  You can use it to store photos, CDs, cards, etc. or you could even put a gift for someone in there.  It’s a fab little box.

So final thoughts, I loved the March 2012 Glossybox.  As for contents wise, I would say it’s up to par with the March Topbox, maybe even a bit better because of the amount of deluxe samples included.  It’s a bit pricier than other boxes out there but I think it’s well worth it in the amount and quality of products you receive.  I highly recommend this one!

Did you receive the March 2012 Glossybox?  What were your thoughts?

Also, don’t forget to enter my May Loose Button Luxebox giveaway! ** Canadians only! Ends next Friday.

Please note I did receive this product for review purposes.  All opinions are my honest own.

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