GLOSSYBOX Review + Coupon Code – November 2013

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I was shocked earlier in the week when I received a e-mail letting me know that my November GLOSSYBOX had shipped. They usually ship more towards the end of the month than the middle of the month, but not this month!

The Box

GLOSSYBOX ships via USPS and took about five days to arrive.  Not too bad, but I do feel like the holiday shipping has picked up and it has started to tack a few days on deliveries.


When I was cleaning out my closet this weekend I came across my stash of empty GB boxes.  I cannot part with them. They are just too “good” to throw away. In about twenty years I’m going to be on Hoarders explaining to them why I can’t part with these empty boxes.  I’m kidding of course.  Sort of.

First Look

I peeked at some spoilers on MUT (Makeuptalk) this week so I basically knew what to expect.  GLOSSYBOX does send out some variations though (not sure what that’s based on), so you don’t full know what you will get until it arrives.

The Information Card

The November GLOSSYBOX was inspired by “Holiday Romance” and is all about pairing matte skin with bold and dramatic shades on the eyes and the lips.  Here is what this month’s box included:

~Emite Makeup Micronized Eye Shadow (Dams) ($27):  I just got a black eye shadow (my first ever) in my PopSugar NM box so I will likely be passing this one along  It’s highly pigmented and can be used wet or dry.  I know exactly who I am giving this too (a friend’s teenage daughter who is really into the bold eye / bright lips thing) and she is going to be so excited!

Emite Makeup Micronized Eye Shadow in Dams

~Mastey Color Protecting Leave-In Oil Treatment ($25):  I thought for sure that this was a sample, but nope, this is the full size.  It’s a leave-in treatment for dry / damaged / color treated hair.  I tested it out and it didn’t magically repair by hair (at least not with just one use), but it did leave it nice and shiny!

Mastey Color Protecting Leave-In Oil Treatment
Mastey Color Protecting Leave-In Oil Treatment

~Nicka K New York Professional Eyeshadow Brush ($4.99): I love that they included a brush along with the shadow this month.  I know most people already have tools, but I have a tendency to lose things like this, so I appreciate the spare.

Nicka K New York Professional Eyeshadow Brush

~Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Cream ($18.51): No matter how much I like this cream or how amazing it makes my skin look, this $220/bottle cream will not one of my new holy grails.    I put it on as soon as I received the box and my skin felt great, but still. It’s expensive!  But that is one of the reasons I like GB.  They include lots of high-end brands I may never have the chance to sample otherwise!  Oh and I believe that this was one of (the only perhaps) variation this month.  Some subscribers received this while others received a Jelly Pong Pong Duo Eye Pencil.

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Cream

~The Aloe Source Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish ($4.48):  Ohh, this smells amazing!  Seriously.  While this is the least “valuable” item in the box, I think I loved it the most.  I only used it once (last night), but it made my skin feel amazing.

The Aloe Source Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish

All totaled I came up with a value of $79.98 for the November GLOSSYBOX!  Not my favorite GLOSSYBOX ever, but as always it was an incredible value and was well worth the $21/month price tag on the box.  They always have the most amazing value boxes and I love it!

Did you get GLOSSYBOX this month?  What’d you think of the box?  What variations did you get?  If you are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here.

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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 15 Comments

  1. Mrs. L

    Not my favorite Glossy Box either but I’ll actually use or try everything so I guess that’s what the box is for anyway 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      That is a good point!

  2. Dori

    Jealous of your Sulwhasoo cream! I mean, I got brown eyeliner to go with that black eyeshadow. Of course….

    1. Jennifer

      I am so glad I didn’t get eyeliner.

      1. Ally

        I got GREEN eyeliner if that makes you feel any better.

        1. Jennifer


  3. Elizabeth

    This box made me so sad. I hope the December box is drastically better.

    1. Jennifer

      I wonder if they will do something holday’ish?

  4. Shannon

    I wish we would get more tools in makeup boxes. I love brushes!

    1. Jennifer

      I think I have only gotten them from Wantable, ipsy and GLOSSYBOX. I can’t recall them ever coming in anything else?

      1. Shannon

        Now that I think about it I think I have gotten a few. I got one this month in Ipsy. And I think Starlooks sent one recently. My memory is going at the ripe old age of 31.

  5. Deena

    I loved the smell of the cleanser and the hair treatment. I haven’t tried the Ginseng Cream yet, but I can tell you even if I liked how it felt, I can’t get past the smell. Not my favorite at all.

    1. Jennifer

      This was kind of a “smelly” box wasn’t it??

  6. Amy Ballou

    I got black eyeliner….hmm. Glossy was all over the place this month, and my first not totally wow box. I do love the leave in oil treatment though. 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      I am hoping next month is better!!!

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