This was my first Glossybox! I know many people have had issues with shipping, but mine actually arrived early. Overall I am happy with the box – though I may not repurchase anything, I will use it all. I’m looking forward to next month.
What’s In The Box
|Florapy||Floral Therapy Facial Sheet in “Yarrow Lavender”
1 Mask (Full Size)
|Estee Lauder||Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme
|Crabtree & Evelyn||Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy in “La Source”
25g (Full Size)
|Marsk||Mineral Eyeshadow in You’re Toast
1.2g (Full Size)
|Beauty For Real||D-Fine Perfect Lip Pencil in Nude
0.35g (Full Size)
Even excluding the sample sized moisturizer, the value of this box well exceeds the $21 subscription cost. I took advantage of a Gilt City offer that made my cost $8.75 per box, so I’d consider that a steal!
Florapy Floral Therapy Facial Sheet in “Yarrow Lavender”
This item varies per Glossybox, and the kind I got is for promoting relaxation and sleep. I don’t love lavender scented products (I feel like I’m the only one), but I’ve heard that Yarrow can have great benefits to the skin. This mask is enhanced with a proprietary blend of oils that Florapy calls Recovery Essence 8.
I’ve never used a facial sheet mask before, so it was a little awkward to get onto my face. I was pleased that the lavender scent was very faint, and it overall felt very cooling on my face. I don’t know if it did anything but it was pretty relaxing. I probably wouldn’t rush out and buy another, but this would make a nice addition to a spa-themed gift basket.
Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme
This is by far the most fancy item in this month’s box. Even though it’s a tiny sample, it came in a pretty glass jar. But at $50/ounce, it should come with armed guards. The Estee Lauder website claims the cream ‘reduces the look of multiple signs of aging.’ This seems like VERY carefully chosen marketing jargon. It makes me wonder, will my skin actually be better, or will it just look better?
This moisturizer really made my skin feel nice, and it seemed to last the whole day. The scent is a little strong for my tastes, but now that I’ve used the creme a few times I’m finding I don’t notice it as much. The sample is much too small to judge whether it actually helps lessen the signs of aging, and I doubt I will rush out and buy it at this price point.
Crabtree & Evelyn Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy in “La Source”
According to the Crabtree & Evelyn website, this cream is formulated without mineral oil, parabens, propylene glycol or sodium lauryl sulfate. It has a beachy scent that reminds me of the Bath & Body Works “Sea Island Cotton.” It’s not my favorite but it’s growing on me.
I’m not much of a hand cream type person – mostly because I just always forget about it – but I really could have used this cream last winter. Something about being pregnant and the dry air from winter made my hands ridiculously dry. This cream is really quite soothing and seems to last without feeling greasy. $9 feels like a fair price for this product, and I would consider repurchasing (and might try another scent).
Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow in “You’re Toast”
Marsk promises that their shadows are talc, paraben, fragrance, GM, and cruelty-free. “You’re Toast” is a champagne color with a slightly iridescent quality that makes it look bronze from some angles.
I personally love shadows in this color range, as they work well with my hazel eyes. I think this shadow will be flattering for most skin tones. It works best worn over a primer and really doesn’t take much product to get good coverage. I will definitely use this up, but I’m not sure if I’d repurchase. The more I wear it, the more I like it, so we’ll see.
Beauty For Real D-Fine Perfect Lip Pencil
This is a different take on a universal lip liner. Instead of being transparent, this liner is intended to match your lip color, allowing you to overdraw and enhance the look of your lips.
I really like this! My top lip happens to be slightly lighter than my bottom lip and this liner totally evens them out. It is a great color for my pale/neutral skin tone and lip color, and it seems to stay put. $14 seems like a fair price to me, but I am not 100% sure this would work with all skin tones.