Thursday, February 14, 2013

January 2013 Glossybox Canada - Review and Unboxing

This was my very last Glossybox and I wasn't too pleased with it so I'm not going to spend too much time commenting on the products. The main theme for this box was generous (many full size) samples of mass market drug store brands. I felt a bit bad about giving such a negative review because a lot of the products included in this month's Glossybox are very good; however, my personal preference is not to see these types of brands in beauty boxes as I prefer receiving higher end or niche brand samples... even if that means smaller sample sizes. With that being said, here is my review of my last Glossybox.

Back to the signature pink box this month. It looks like Glossybox will be changing it up again next month for the anniversary or birthday box. Here is what I received (in order of appearance in the video):

1. Nivea Essential Lip Balm

I love Nivea lip balm but I didn't really want to receive one in a beauty box as it is nothing new or exciting.

Full size and sample size // 4.8 g // $2

2. Curel Hand and Cuticle Therapy Cream

I really like this hand cream but I received the exact same product in my November Glossybox. This was my 3rd time receiving a Curel hand or foot cream from Glossybox in my year of being subscribed. Too much repetition!

Full size and sample size // 100 mL // $3.99

3. Beauty So Clean Cosmetic Sanitizer Wipes

I like these wipes but this is my 3rd time receiving them from Glossybox.

Full size // 48 wipes // $12.50
Sample size // 12 wipes // $3.13

4. Burt's Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion

I've tried this sample before (from Glymm) and was really turned off by the scent. I may give this to my hubby as he doesn't smell anything icky about this cream.

Full size // 70 g // $6.99
Sample size // 25 g // $2.50

5. Wella Professionals Brilliance Leave In Mousse

This is the 4th time I've received a Wella sample in my Glossyboxes and while I really like the products, it is too much brand repetition. I haven't tried this particular product before so I was happy about that. I find mousse doesn't do too much to my hair but I am oddly fascinated with it. I've now used this product once and it made my hair very soft - I also really liked the scent.

Full size & sample size // 190 g // $17.99

6. Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

This was the product I was most excited to try but after reading scary reviews about severe tingling/burning, I am hesitant. My lips can be quite sensitive and I don't really want to irritate them. I'm still thinking about whether or not to try this product. It is a tiny sample but I think it will last for quite a few uses if you can bear the pain! There is a very sweet (almost sickly) scent.

Full size // 6 mL // $39
Sample size // 1 mL (estimated) // $6.50

Overall, I was not happy with this month's Glossybox. I think this is the lowest value Glossybox I've seen to date. Very disappointing as other countries receive such good boxes! I am glad I have cancelled this subscription... but hopefully Glossybox will improve future boxes and maybe one day I will resubscribe.

// Approximate value of the products in the January 2013 Glossybox: $36.11 //

I received the V1 box this month. Did you receive a Glossybox this month and, if so, what did you think of the contents?

FTC: I paid for this box with my own money... but I wish I didn't.

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