GLOSSYBOX Review + Coupon Code – January 2013

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This month GLOSSYBOX paired up with the man repeller to bring us all an amazing box. I’m just going to come right out and admit that I didn’t know who the man repeller was until I heard about this collaboration. And after I GTS’ed, I fell in love. Her “What is a Man Repeller” definition is hysterical.

The Box

I have never received a GLOSSYBOX before, but have heard only good things, so I couldn’t wait to open it!

The Box in the Box

If I said it about another monthly subscription box in the past, I was wrong.  This is the fanciest box out there.  It’s smooth and shiny and I’ll seriously reuse this as a giftbox.  For someone who repels men maybe?  LOL.

First Look

See, I told you it was fancy.  And look, the MR even wrote me a note ;).  LOL.

The Real First Look

I was pretty excited at first glance, although I couldn’t help but wonder what was up with that little packet.  I mean WTF.

The Information Card

The notecard from the MR opened up into the GLOSSYBOX information card. It’s one of my favorite information cards because it lists the prices and weights of the full size products which means less work for me to calculate.

Okay, now the good part. Here’s what was inside:

~Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara ($9.26): I cannot wait to try this. It’s supposed to create “audacious, false-lash effects”. I love long big lashes, so this sounds perfect. Mascara is my #1 favorite make-up item, so I was overly excited by this.

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara

~Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum ($5.95): This works to “neutralize acidity, purify and clarify the complexion.” I am ashamed to admit it, but I have not been using my Clarasonic this past week or so and I can totally the difference. My skin is ick. And this stuff just might help save me until I can get back on track.

Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum

~Le Métier de Beautè Replenishing Daily Solution ($19.23): Umm, that little packet I was WTF’ing about? Yeah, it’s worth almost $20. Why? Because the full size is $225. You heard me right. The card says “This rich, emollient formula protects, conditions and hydrates while it nourishes, rejuvenates and detoxifies skin, restoring a healthy suppleness to your skin”. While it sounds OMGSOAMAZING, I am so not falling in love with it. No.matter.what.

Le Métier de Beautè Replenishing Daily Solution

~Narciso Rodriguez for her Eau de Toilette Spray ($1.44): This is a very floral scent (to me anyways), which is totally not my thing. Although, I also said it wasn’t my thing when it came to candles and now I love floral candles, so what do I know?

Narciso Rodriguez for her Eau de Toilette Spray

~OPI “Can’t Let Go” Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer ($9): I gave away a set of OPI sand polishes in my last favorite things giveaway, so of course I love this. More than love actually!

OPI “Can’t Let Go” Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer

~Sebastian Professional Potion 9 ($6.33): I think we all know what a hot mess my hair is, so when I saw this styling creme in the box, I was pumped. It says it “perfect for styling your wet or dry hair into multiple looks with flexible hold”. I hope that means it will slick that post-baby hair growth DOWN and make it stay there!!

Sebastian Professional Potion 9

~tarte glamazon pur performance 12-hour lipstick ($26): Umm, this is fierce. There is no better way to describe it. I fear all red lipsticks, but maybe I shouldn’t? Perhaps I just need the right place to wear it?

tarte glamazon pur performance 12-hour lipstick

All totaled, I came up with a value of $77.21 for the January GLOSSYBOX. You don’t need me to tell you that it’s an amazing value considering that GLOSSYBOX is only $21/month (even less if you buy say an annual subscription). I was very impressed by the variety and quality of brands in this box and I gotta tell you, I might just add this to my monthly box rotation.

Oh and if you think this box was amazing, word on the street (actually on MUT) is that the February box is even more amazing. Want to subscribe or learn more? Click here!

Disclaimer: This box was sent to my by the lovely people at GLOSSYBOX for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. However, I should mention that this post includes affiliate links.
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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Arrie

    Welp, that did it for me! Just signed up through your link!

  2. Shelby

    I want to sign up for February & I’m soo ticked at myself for not getting this box! But then again, as you may know if you read the GB thread on MUT, GB (holy abbreviations!) is well um….a hot mess.

  3. christine

    i attemped to order glossybox and when i emailed cs. :(they pretty much.said too bad so i cancelled.

  4. Lisa

    Love checking out your site! I find it very useful since I’m addicted to subscription boxes too. I would love to win this prize pack. I need a little pick me up.

  5. Courtney

    Estee Lauder mascaras are amazing and they have a nice smell unlike a lot of mascaras! I hope you like it! Lancome doll lashes is wonderful, too!

  6. Carri

    Great review! 🙂 How about you show us a little before & after with some of these products?

  7. Jenn

    I just discovered your blog and love it! I’m also a fellow Spartan which makes me like you even more. 🙂

  8. Jennifer Frank-Lopez

    I actually ordered 2 Jan. glossyboxes. I got pretty much the same box as you except instead of the tarts lipstick I actually got a full size tarte cheek stain blush which I love!! I really have a hard time pulling off the red lipstick so I was happy with the blush. And just like you I heard Feb. is going to be AMAZE!!! It has an International theme which is exciting!! Oh and if anyone does order I suggest going through ebates I think you get $3.75 back on it.

  9. Jess

    Thanks for the review! What is MUT? (Sorry for the newbie question!) 🙂

  10. Ashley C.

    Hope you really enjoy the mascara — Ive been using Estee Lauder for years now, and wont buy anything else! I love it! And how cute is that tube for the tarte lipstick?!

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