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Monday, September 10, 2012

August Glossy Box Canada

I haven't bothered to blog my past few subscription service boxes, but since this is my last one, I thought that I might. Glossy Box has been the best of the boxes I've subscribed to (Luxe and Glymm) in terms of selection and content. I've gotten the past six boxes, and haven't gotten any repeat items, or multiples of the same type of product repeatedly (one box constantly sent hair oils, every month another hair oil.) While Glossy Box is higher priced than other boxes -it's $15 as opposed to the average $10, you always get full size items, usually more than one, that more than covers the cost of the box anyway.

Shany Eyeshadow (shades 13 and 14) 2 units/$3.99

When I opened the box of Shany Eyeshadow, I expected to only see one, but two fell out. Happy surprise! I got the shades 13-a pale champagne shimmer and 14-a coppery shimmer. When I saw the price I was a bit shocked; these are two super buttery, pigmented shadows and they sell for so almost nothing, for a set at that. I headed over to the Shany site, but can't find these. Hopefully I can find out how to get more, they're just that nice. So far, out of the boxes I've seen on other blogs, most people got a second Kryolan lipstick opposed to these. I'm quite happy to have gotten the eyeshadow!

Kryolan for Glossy Box - Glossy Pink

Glossy Pink Lipstick, Shany Eyeshadow 13, Shany Eyeshadow 14

This is a special edition product for Glossy Box members only. The colour is very nice- a dusty pink shade, but the formula has a bit of an artificial scent/aftertaste that I'm not too fond of.

Biore Make-up Removing Towelettes 10 count/$3.99

I just happened to run out of the wipes I had been using, so I started using these as soon as I got them. They didn't feel like they would be wet enough when I first opened then package, but they ended up being great. They have an interesting woven texture, and it seems like it helps them get more makeup off my face. They don't seem as large as other wipes either, but one wipe gets everything off. I really like these and will most likely buy them in the future.

Sebastian Potion 9 Lite Treatment Styler 150ml /$20.95

The Glossy menu states that 'Potion 9 Lite conditions, restores, and enhances manageable styling.' I haven't tried this yet, but I am looking forward to seeing how it fares.

Befine Fine Food Skincare 505-150ml /$24-$30

I am super excited about these Befine samples! The box has five rather generous packets of different products. I haven't used any yet but I'm hoping they work as great as they look.

Elastoplast SOS Blister (and booklet including world shoe size compass)

Trend Trunk Mystery Gift Card- $5 value

The last two items are bonus items. The Elastoplast SOS Blister is a specially formulated barrier for blisters. Very exciting...

Trend Trunk is a new shopping site that is like a virtual consignment shop. The 'mystery' card could have a value anywhere from $5 to $250. Surprise, Surprise, mine was $5. The kicker is that you had to sign up with the site (and provide an email address) to see what value your car had.

Overall this was a pretty good month. If I were to sign up for any of the boxes again, it would be Glossy Box that I would chose. Out of the bunch, they also had the easiest cancellation process and were very clear that the process had actually been followed through with (unlike others... I'm looking at you Glymm Box)

Did you get this month's Glossy Box? Did you like your selection?


  1. The eye shadows look gorgeous! Especially #14! I'm going to have to check the website out :)

    Thanks for the post!
    <3 Amy

    1. They are! I couldn't find them on the website... it was all palettes. I'm thinking maybe they're a new product?

  2. The eyeshadows look amazing! The lipstick is also really pretty ;)

    1. The shadows totally made the whole box, they're that nice!

  3. Hmm personally I,m never really happy to receive two products from the same brands in my boxes, but the Shany Eyeshadow in 14 looks gorgeous!


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