Subscription Box Insanity: Glossybox (Nov. ’14)

Glossybox is here.

Glossybox is here.

Groupon recently ran a promotion where you could get a discount off of one of their longer subscriptions. I didn’t have a true beauty box in my subscription line-up and this seemed like a good deal to give one a try, so I jumped on it.

I opted for the three-month plan and received a discount of $15, for a total purchase of $45. I received two of September’s box due to a packing error on Glossybox’s side but even so, I wasn’t super thrilled with my first box. October’s box was much better though, so it looks like November’s will be the tie-breaker on this subscription.

THE DETAILS: Glossybox costs $21 a month, including shipping, with discounts for 3, 6, and 12 month plans. This box only ships to the 48 continental U.S. states and is non-refundable. I’ve been reading about the items that come in these boxes and they tend to be either deluxe samples or full-size.

First Look

First Look

Here’s the first look. It looks like there are quite a few deluxe samples this month. Awesome; I can’t wait to dive in! The packaging is nice, on par with that of my French Box and Birchbox subscriptions.

So Susan Universal Blush

So Susan Universal Blush

The first item I grabbed was this Universal Blush by So Susan. I’ve not heard of this brand though the blush does look to be in a pretty appealing color. I’ve got quite a few blushes stacked up though so this will go to the swapping pile. It is a full size version though and has a retail value of $27.95.

OPI Pink Outside the Glossybox

OPI Pink Outside the Glossybox

The next item is a full size special edition nail polish: OPI Pink Outside the Glossybox. It’s a nice, french manicure pink so I’ll have to see if my current one is still in good standing before deciding whether to keep or swap. It is full size and retails for $9.50.

Juice Beauty Moisturizer

Juice Beauty Moisturizer

Up next is a deluxe sample of Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer. I’m pretty loyal to my current skin care products so will be swapping this but Juice Beauty seems to be a pretty popular brand these days and as the label notes, it is made with certified organic ingredients. This size has a retail value of  $11.25.

12 Benefits Hair Treatment

12 Benefits Hair Treatment

This is 12 Benefits’ Instant Healthy Hair Treatment. I took a look at the ingredient list and it looks like this is something I can actually test out! This deluxe sample has a retail value of about $4.13.

Kneipp Herbal Bath - Lavender

Kneipp Herbal Bath – Lavender

Last but not least is this travel size version of Kneipp’s Balancing Lavender Herbal Bath. You know me, I love new bath products so this is a definite keeper! It has a retail value of $5.50.

Ok, that makes the grand total of this box an approximate $58.33….about the same value as seen in the two previous boxes. Since I paid about $15 per box, that means I more than tripled my initial investment! I also received some items that I will actually use. However, finding myself rather inundated with beauty products and samples, and though I think there was some decent value for the discounted rate I paid, I have opted not to renew the subscription for now.

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