Thursday, 9 February 2012

February 2012 - Glossybox: Canadian Style

Across the Atlantic Ocean came the Glossybox.
They travel all over the world - Northern Ireland, Italy, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and more...
Don't worry our American neighbours, they are also coming to your door steps too!
For $15/month (including taxes) they are the most expensive.

$13.04/month + 15% taxes in NS
$13.27/month + 13% taxes in ON, NB, NFLD
$13.39/month + 12% taxes in BC
$14.29/month + 5% taxes in AB, MB, SK, NWT, PEI

Topbox: $10 + taxes
Luxebox: $12 + taxes (non yearly subscription)
Glymm: $10 + taxes (non yearly subscription)

Toxbox guarantees you 4 samples
Luxebox Glymm guarantees 4-5 samples
Glossybox guarantess you 5 samples and maybe a 6th one



Promo boxes were shipped out last week.
The difference:
Essie full size nail polish ($9.99) instead of our Welda Shampoo ($2.33)
Oscar de la Renta hand cream and instead of our perfume ($8.27)
Ahava hand cream 20ml ($2.24) instead of our 40 ml ($4.48)

Inside the pretty pink box:

Ahava: Deadsea Water *Update* Body Lotion (wrote Hand cream previously)
Full Size 250ml @ $28, sample size 40ml @ $4.48
Received the Ahava Handcream from December Glymm box.  I loved it so much I did purchase the full size via Glymm's website.  I love Ahava: Deadsea Water line of lotions.

Elizabeth Grant: Moisturizing Lip Stick
Full Size 5g @ $12, sample size 3.5g @ $8.40
I love the smell when I opened it to use it.  It really moisturizes my lips.  I love lip balms so this is another plus for me.

Wella: Shampoo
Full Size 300ml @ $13.99, sample size 50 ml @ $2.33
Smells great, can't wait to use it. (*Cough* I rather have the nail polish)

Oscar de la Renta: perfume (Live in Love)
Full Size 30ml @ $62, sample size 4ml @ $8.27
Cute bottle, it smells OK.  (*Cough* I rather have the lotion)

Elizabeth Arden: Prevage's Day anti-aging skin care
Full Size 50ml @ $160, sample size 7ml @ $22.40
Smells good.  I will use this but I don't think I will repurchase this...too expensive.

EXTRA!  Bonus 6th item

Beauty So Clean:
Cosmetic Sanitizer Wipes
Full Size 48 wipes @ $12.50, sample size 4 wipes @ $1.04
Cosmetic Sanitizer Mist
Full Size 125ml @ $ 15.99, sample size 8ml @ $1.02
These are very interesting products.  Of course they send you a pamphlet of germs on your cosmetic to scare you...Hahaha

Total value of the box is $47.94

The Bottom Line
My experience with this month's box - 4/5
Customer service - 4/5
Product received - 4/5
The surprise - 4/5
Favourite product received - Moisturizing lip stick

I understand launching in Canada came with some glitches but not giving us updates if there was a delay or no tracking number provided I was surprised.  However, when I emailed them they responded very quickly.  I don't care if it is late as long as they inform us.  (Just a thought.)

Overall, I like my box.  However, I like the promo boxes a bit more.  (Psst, there was no full size sample...)  I wonder if they will continue to please us with our future glossyboxes...

Do you like your box?  Do you think the promo boxes (free) is better than ours (paying)?

7 comments:

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    1. Yeah, I was expecting one full size product because when they launched in the UK, everyone received a full size of NARS. Too bad, maybe next month's box might be better. Crossing my fingers :)

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    2. I hope so Happy Chinadoll :)

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  2. I think the Ahava sample is actually a body cream, but I actually got an Essie polish instead of the shampoo! Everything else was the same, but I'm happy with my Glossybox for the most part.

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  3. I loved Glossybox! It was my favorite subscription box and I wish it would come back to Canada!

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