Sealed With a Bow: The GLOSSYBOX Review

If it’s possible for anything to be adorable and glamorous at the same time, which I think is a rare combo, it’d have to be GLOSSYBOX. The company– based in the UK, but now in 15 countries–  sends subscribers a package each month with deluxe samples culled from all corners of the globe, and all in a pink box sealed with a bow. Literally. It’s of the same vein of other beauty-samples-of-the-month clubs like Birchbox and Sample Society, but the international aspect of this one is what most intrigued me. So, needless to say, C and I were excited to receive our own GLOSSYBOX in the mail a few weeks ago. The package we received contained the following items: A full-size OPI hot pink nail polish, Cargo Eyebronzer, a sample pack of Erno Laszlo skin products (a brand Marilyn Monroe was a fan of), which included eye cream and moisturizer, Basq Cucumber Tea Eye Gel, Kryolan High Gloss Brilliant Lip Shine in Toffee, and a giant C. O. Bigelow Lavender and Peppermint Body Lotion.  Kind of awesome, especially when you consider that the set comes complete with a mini booklet with details on each goody should you wonder just what you’re putting on your face.

The one comment I would make, atleast with this one box, is that I would have liked more international, hard-to-find brands, but I can’t say I was upset to see big brand names like OPI and Cargo, either. As no one should be. A subscription is $21 a month, $115 for 5 months, or $220 for 12 months- which may sound pricey, but when you consider that some of these products are ones you’ve never heard of before and might never have otherwise, you can (well, I can) justify it. Oh, and you get a nice present in the mail each month, which feels insanely decadent. That, too. Sign up here:


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