Welcome to a World of Beauty with the June Glossy Box. This subscription is $21 per month (although you can currently get your first month for $18 with the code Beauty18 – Just click on the link) As I am writing this the June box has sold out so there will be a substitute box should you order it, but if you order in June you will be primed for the July box. They ran out of boxes last month as well so I think this might be an ongoing situation for a while. Its a good box and a good way to try things when you aren’t browsing stores in person anymore.
In case you are wondering, yes this is a box I pay for myself. This is my third month and recently Glossy Box made a change to their subscription plans. If you sign up for a full year commitment you can get the box for $18 per month and you still pay for it each month instead of needing to pay for a full year in advance to get the lower price. I know this is a bit of a spoiler but I liked the box enough to commit to having it for a full year. I think it is worth $21 and I was more than happy to get it for $18. So this will be a standard box for me until at least next July. After a year I’ll re-evaluate to see if I want to keep it. I will say after my first three months, I decided it was worth keeping around for a year.
So let’s get into the June box. As I mentioned, this month’s theme was a World of Beauty. It features five different products with one little extra treat, each originating from a different country.
We start off in Australia with this month’s one make-up item It is a Liquid Metal Eyeshadow from Model Co and it is full sized (retail $19). Last month’s box was make-up heavy so I’m fine with this one being more skin care oriented.
Also, I noticed a couple of my Stila liquid eyeshadows were drying out so I started using them more and sadly had several reach the end of their lives, so it is a nice time for me to try a new liquid eyeshadow. I’ve had mixed results with Model Co products before but I do look forward to playing around with this one. I’ll keep you posted on how it works.
Next we go to Greece and have the Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Probiotic Gel-Cream (retail $18). I am always happy to see Korres. I really like their products and have actually been using the mask from their probiotic yoghurt line. It is a really nice mask and I look forward to trying out the gel-cream moisturizer.
It will be hard to top their pomegranate moisturizer, which is one of my favorites, but we shall see. Either way, I was happy to receive this in my box this month.
Then from Korea there was a packet of Tony Moly Peach Punch Cleansing tissues (retail $7). Makeup wipes are one of my guilty indulgences. I love having them around but I know they create a lot of waste so I have stopped buying them.
So I feel both guilty and happy when I see them in subscription boxes. I hate that I like them, but really like having them around. So I will be using them sparingly. At the moment I have a pack open so these will remain unopened for a while and get tucked away in the drawer. I’ve used Tony Moly cleansing cloths before and I really like them so guilt aside, I am happy to have them.
I was also happy to add another sheet mask to my collection. Thus far I’ve received a sheet mask in every box so I’m guessing that is more or less standard. This moth is the Rodial Vit C Energizing Sheet mask (retail $18). I’ve never tried anything from Rodial before but I love Vitamin C, so I look forward to trying out.
The next product in this month’s box was something I was thrilled to see. It was Japan’s section of the world and was the Liposome Serum from Decorte (retail $22.50). I once tried a small sample of this and absolutely loved it. It was however one of those samples that only had enough product for one, maybe two applications if you stretched it.
So even though I really liked it, I wasn’t sure how it would work over a more extended time period. Now I have a larger sample to try and I can see how it works for my skin. Considering it is a pretty pricey brand, I like to be sure I’ll use it before committing to a full sized version of the product.
(I know some of you are laughing because I do the same testing with drug store products before committing to a full sized as well. What can I say, I just don’t like wasting products or money.)
This brings us to the bonus item in this month’s box. This consists of two small foil packets from High Beauty as the United States contribution to the World of Beauty.
These are the High Five Facial Moisturizer and High Expectations Facial Oil. They only provide the prices for the full size, not the packets.
Often I don’t like small packets like this because it isn’t enough of a sample size to see if I will like it over time (like the above Decorte comments).
However, it is a bonus item and I often find that with anything infused with cannabis sativa it is the scent that is occasionally the issue.
While I don’t mind the grassy kind of funk that a lot of CBD products have, sometimes they blend strangely with other skin care ingredients or fragrance will be added to balance the natural scent and that I don’t like.
I like how a lot of the cannabis based products perform, but I tend to be very scent oriented. I have seen the High Beauty brand around and I have wanted to try it though. I was just worried about the scent.
Now I can try one use, and at least see if that is going to be an issue or if I should just try the products. So I’m very pleased with my extra treat.
In addition to the extra $10 off coupon code for a bra company called Lively. I’ve never heard of them but the bras do look pretty comfortable and I am looking to replace a couple of mine at the moment. The summer is always hard on my undergarments and working out adds an extra layer so having spare around is never a bad thing.
So for my $21 box I received $84.50 worth of products and they are all products I am happy to see and use. All of them will be well used by me. And in addition the sturdy pink box will be reused. I really like the boxes and think they make great storage.
I know it’s a little dorky of me but I’m kind of glad I’ll be getting at least a year’s worth of boxes to reuse. I have a shelf in a storage closet that has all sorts of miss matched storage boxes at the moment. As I sort through and tidy up, I kind of like having the uniform sized boxes as storage.
I’m actually using part of the ribbons that come with the boxes as pulls attached to the boxes so they are easier to pull on and off the shelf. The other ribbons I use in my hair. This month the tissue paper that came with the box was so adorable I am tempted to find a way to repurpose it.
I’m not a super crafty sort of person, so I suspect I will just end up lining the bottom of a drawer or something, but it is adorable paper. I think it is safe to say I really liked this month’s box and I am eagerly looking forward to seeing what other months have in store. I suspect they will sell out just as fast as the previous two months.