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GLOSSYBOX CANADA FEBRUARY UNBOXING 2013

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Hey Frugalista’s

It’s Glossybox Canada 1 year anniversary/ birthday! Woot Woot! Happy Birthday Glossybox! The theme was a celebration of their birthday. This month’s box varied from hair products, baking accessories, body products and cosmetics.

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Givency Mini Lip Gloss- Coral Frenzy 
This 3.5ml Givency lip gloss smells sweet and delicious. It goes on as a light coral with shimmer. The value of this product is $15 and it is a mini lip gloss.

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Anatamocials Body Cleanser- Full Size 
This shower gel is in the scent of roses, it is 150 ml bottle. The cool thing it is it’s from the UK. The value of this shower gel is $3.

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Essence Quattro Eyeshadow-Full Size 
Essence is a well known low cost drug store brand. I love their lipsticks and liners. However, I have never tried their eye shadows; this item has 4 shadows in various hues of green and one taupe shade. I swatched them on my hand and it has good pigmentation however, the lime green shade is a bit chalky. The value of this eye shadow quad is $3.99.

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Biore Pore Strips-Full Size 
Biore Pore Strips 6 count package removes black and white heads from your nose. We often get Biore products, I am not a fan of the strips. Some people received a Biore face scrub I would of loved that. Biore strips do work well and it retails for $9.99

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Glossybox Customized Cup Cake Kit- Full Size 
This was a nice treat to celebrate Glossybox 1 year anniversary/ birthday. It was very cute and pink, which is my favorite color. I plan on using these in the near future. The Cupcake kit came with approximately 20 cupcake cups and toothpicks with the glossybox logo on top.

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These are swatches of the eye shadows and Givenchy lip gloss. The first to the left is the Givenchy lip gloss swatch.

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Macadamia Healing Treatment-Deluxe sample size

This product is my all time favorite hair product! I been using the Macadamia hair care line for months now and I love it. This is a 30ml bottle and retails for $13.50. I can go on all day about this oil first it smells amazing. Secondly, it makes your hair super soft and not greasy. Lastly,  its very nourishing and great for all hair types. I would recommend this product to anyone.

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Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange Hand Lotion- Satchet

Free sample with no value of Tarocco Orange hand lotion. It is there latest scent in hand lotion. I have not tried it yet.

Eucerin Hyal Urea Anti-Wrinkle Lotion-Sample satchet

Free sample of Eucerin’s latest wrinkle cream, this has no value. I do not use wrinkle creams and have no tried this product as yet.

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GlobLove-Lingerie Discount Code

Discount code offer from GlobLove a Canadian Lingerie company. It is for 25% off your purchase the savings code is GB25 feel free to use it. The website is http://www.globlove.com. I did check out their site and they have cute lingerie and classic sets. Another discount code to remember is GLOSSY41 to save 10% off your first glossybox.

This months birthday Glossybox was great overall. The total value for this month was $45.50 not as high as previous months. However, I am super excited for the Macadamia Healing Treatment and the Givency lip gloss. I would love for Glossybox to feature more Macadamia products and more high end cosmetics like Givency. If you enjoyed the items in this months box or want to give someone Glossybox as a gift use GLOSSY41 to get 10% off. Share your thoughts on the box in the comments. Bye Frugalista’s stay fab!

 

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GLOSSYBOX CANADA UNBOXING: DECEMBER 2012

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Happy New Year Frugalista’s!

I wish you all the best for 2013 plenty of cheer and happiness. I received my December Glossybox a few days ago. This month’s box was special because Glossybox teamed up with LouLou. For those that do not know LouLou is a trendy fashion magazine loaded with tips and fashion trends. One thing I love is that the box was silver this month!

First thing that was on top was the Glossy Mag, this month’s edition was more high fashion. Also, they highlighted a special vlogger and blogger this month which is pretty cool. The Glossy Mag was full of high fashion trends.

On this month’s Glossybox card LouLou gave tips for each product which was super cute. I will post each LouLou tip for the products listed.

On first glance this month’s box was packed! First Item was the Jergens Natural Glow lotion. I got the medium to tan type, which is not for my skin but its just lotion so it works. This was a full size product, 150ml retails for $8.99. This lotion smells so good it’s a light sweet scent. The lotion offers a natural glow with the benefits of a tan without the sun and odors.

LouLou Tip: Apply this moisturizer at bedtime for a beautiful, natural looking glow the next morning.

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
this is a full size product! This retails for $22.99 and is 75ml. Aveeno Ultra-Calming moisturizer calms and soothes irritation due to dry skin. Aveeno has a great line of products and this moisturizer is great. The value of this moisturizer covers the cost of entire Glossybox.

LouLou Tip: Mix a drop of this moisturizer with your favorite liquid foundation for a luminous complexion.

Revlon Nail Polish this is a full size product the 15ml bottle retails for $5.99. I received a translucent nude pink, it is a great shade for French manicures. It gives a very polished natural look on nails. The card states that it delivers a smooth and chip resistant color.

LouLou Tip: Nail art is all the rage right now! Get creative by painting each nail a different color or adding contrast at the tips.

GlossyBox Lashes this is a full size product, retailing for $12.50 a pair. False lashes have been a big trend of 2012 and seem to be for 2013 as well. Lashes can dramatically change your look. These lashes are quite luxurious and dramatic I cannot wait to try these. Even though I have never worn lashes it gives me a chance to try something new and have fun with it. I wish they would have included the adhesive for these lashes. This is exclusive to Glossybox of course since it is their brand. I have enjoyed the Glossy brand products over the months.

LouLou Tip: Dress up your gaze with false lashes! Simply run a bit of glue along the edge, press them at the base of your natural fringe to set them, and voila!

Tresemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo this is a deluxe sample size at 56g value approximately $2.50. It is a perfect travel or purse size. I have never tried dry shampoo because I need oils in my hair and I am natural. It seems like an interesting product I will pass on to a friend. The card states it can transform limp hair into health looking full bodied hair when you skip a shampoo.

LouLou Tip: Mist some on to give your do a little sexy bedhead texture.

Avon Liquid Eye Shadow this item is full size and the retail value is unknown. I am going to approximate $3.99 based on Avon’s price marks. I got a gold shade with some gold shimmer notes. This product was a bit strange it had Arabic writing and other languages on it. I am guessing it may have come from a different country. It seems interesting due to the fact I have never tried liquid eye shadow.

LouLou Tip: The number one make-up rule is always pick one feature to emphasize (eyes or lips) and keep the rest simple.

Tresemme Split Remedy Sachet
this was a sample packet one side was shampoo and the other side was conditioner. The approximate value for this sample packet is $1. I have used this product previously and I love it! It makes your hair soft and smells great. The Glossy card states it binds up to 80% of split ends, creating healthy-looking, smooth and polished styles. I am all about healthy hair this is great product to try.

LouLou Tip: Let your hair soak in this conditioner’s benefits by leaving it on for a few minutes before rinsing.

Nobia Jewelry Collection this is clearly a full size item. I received a pair of blue stone fashion stud earrings. It has a silver rim around the blue stone. Cute pair of earrings for a casual and under stated look. The value of this item is unknown I am going to approximate $5. Also there were 50 golden tickets in boxes this month which received a statement necklace from Nobia in addition to other items. Pretty cool!

In this month’s Glossybox there were 8 items! That is the most we have received from Glossybox thus far. I think that is amazing, for $21 a month getting 5-6 products or more is a steal. This December box is valued at $62.96, possibly more depending on the value of the earrings. Glossybox is a great way to try new products at a low cost. If you are interested in joining Glossybox use code GLOSSY41 to save 10% off your first box. Pass on the savings! Glossybox has gift subscriptions and you can try it out for just one month. It is one of the best beauty box subscriptions out because of the range of products and the size of the products. Well frugalista’s get saving and get beautiful!

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NOVEMBER GLOSSYBOX UNBOXING (CANADA)

NOVEMBER GLOSSYBOX UNBOXING (CANADA)

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Hey Fruglista’s

My Glossybox arrived today and I was so excited like a kid on Christmas day. I was waiting for this box all day checking my mail box lol. I must say to start off bravo Glossybox you did great this month and I am loving this box. This month was a Christmas themed box and it was super cute. Glossybox included a glossy magazine which was a first it was really cool like a mini Cosmo mag. A lot of new changes are happening due to the recent price increase from $15 to $21 a month. But don’t fret the $21 is worth it after seeing this box!Image

This month there were plenty full size products as well. The first item is the Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolor Holiday collection. I got “Keeping up with Santa” which is perfect for Christmas it is a full size bottle and it values $10.99

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Maybelline MNY Lip gloss this is a full size product and the value is $7.49. It is a peachy sparkly color.

ImageKryolan for Glossybox blusher in Glossy pink- 2.5g Full size $16.73. This blush has great pigmentation. It is a nice light blush pink I love it! Kryolan makes great products I loved the eyeshadow I got from them in a previous box.

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Nexxus Salon Hair Care: Hydration kit- deluxe sample size 89ml each bottle, value approx $5.00. The full size is 400ml and the shampoo retails for $9.99 and the conditioner is $14.99.

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Curel Hand & Cuticle Therapy cream- Full size, 100ml,  $3.99. I really like Curel, we previously got Curel foot cream in the summer and it was great.

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Vitabath moisturizing shower gel for dry skin- Full Size, 170g $15.00. I am glad glossy is following my beauty profile because I did list dry skin and they catered to that 🙂

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Uber Beauty loyalty card $20,00- gets you 50% off any purchase at the website. It is a special loyalty/discount card which entitles you to half off any products. This is a value of $20.00

There was a little bonus treat a mini candy cane

TOTAL VALUE OF THIS MONTHS BOX $71.20 WHICH IS SPECTACULAR! I would highly recommend glossybox it is one of the leading beauty box subscriptions due to the products and sizes you recieve and the value is insane. If you do not like it just cancel there is no committment at all.

Any one interested in trying glossybox use code GLOSSY41 to save 10% off your first box 😀

ANNOUCEMENT! 

I am super excited to say I am a Glossybox ambassador! Meaning I am a part of the glossy team to promote and give honest reviews and opinions on the boxes. I do not get paid or get free items or boxes. I sincerely like this beauty service and am honored to represent them and promote it. Therefore, that special code GLOSSY41 is my designated discount code for those interested in trying it out and saving 10% off your first box. I just wanted to share the great news and make it official 😀

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GLOSSYBOX SEPTEMBER 2012 UNBOXING (CANADA)

For those interested of joining Glossybox I have a 10% off code for your first box it’s GLOSSY41.

Items in September glossybox:

1. Wella Professionals Polish Shine Serum-FULL SIZE: $16.99 FOR 40g

2. B.Kamins Lip Balm SPF 20 -SAMPLE SIZE RECEIVED 4ml The full size is $21 FOR 15 G

3. B.Kamins Maple Body Lotion- SAMPLE SIZE RECEIVED 12ml The full size is $41 for 180ml

4. NYX Cosmetics – The Crimson Amulet Collection LIMITED EDITION FULL SIZE $25

5. Dove Cleartone Deodorant-SAMPLE SIZE RECEIVED,The full size is $4.99 FOR 45g

6.GLOSSYBOX Supports: Art of Fashion- Free Admission to a night of fashion including fashion show of upcoming Canadian designers. $5.99

This Month’s box was FANTASTIC! I loved everything about it! The NYX palette is my absolute favorite of all. I also love the Wella Shine Serum. The value of the box is $73.97 that is amazing. All this for $15 a month! If your interested in Glossybox use code GLOSSY41 to save 10% off your first box.

 

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Glossy Box July 2012 Review

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Hey Fruggies,

I know I’m late but I’m playing catch up with my Glossy box reviews I went on vacation and fell behind. So I have to start off by saying I was disappointed with this box. Seeing how good the previous two boxes were and then to get a box full of Walmart products was not impressive.

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So this is the entire box of products for July and right when I seen Dove body wash I was like are you kidding me. I would of rather Bath & Body Works or Victoria’s Secret body wash, Dove is so blah and generic and not a luxury item. Its a drugstore/Walmart item, the positive is it was a full size

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Dove softening creme body wash was full size 200ml bottle and retails for $5.99. It says you get visibly more beautiful smooth and soft skin in a week. I tried it and my opinion is it’s nothing special its very creamy and does not really lather. Its a typical shower cream.

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Zoya nail polish full size product it retails for $8.00. When I seen the Zoya nail polish I was excited I love nail polish. I was familar with Zoya because the spa I go to only uses their polishes. Its a great brand and lasts long, the negative is I did not like the color I got it does not compliment my skin tone :(. However this was the best item in box.

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Alessandro International pedix heel rescue balm deluxe sample size 30ml. The full size is 100ml and retails for $19.95. Therefore the sample size is worth about $6. This balm protects and nourishes your skin it has shea butter and tea tree oil.

Beautysoclean sanitizer wipes sample size (5 pads) value approximately $1.30. The full size comes with 48 wipes for $12.50. These wipes can be used to sanitize  lipstick, lip gloss, compacts etc. It removes debris, lint, food particles etc.I did not like this product reminds me of alcohol wipes.

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John Frieda Frizz-Ease Strength Serum deluxe sample size 24ml approximate value $7.50. The full size is 50ml and retails for $14.99. This is a well known brand for curly hair products and can be found at any drugstore or Walmart. It transforms coarse,frizzy curly hair for a sleek, shiny and polished look. I have natural hair which is curly and I have not tried this as yet. I will try it soon and see if it smoothes out my frizz.

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Eucerin Calming creme sample tube. The full size product retails for $12.00 for 200 grams. This product was actually missing from my box. I contacted Glossy box customer service and they wanted me to take pictures etc for a tiny sample so I said forget it. I did not get to try this sample so I have no opinion on it. However, there was a $2.00 off coupon included in the box and I love coupons 🙂

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My overall impression of the July 2012 Glossy Box was unimpressive it consisted of drugstore/Walmart products with the exception of the Zoya polish. I must say the best product was the Zoya nail polish because its a great brand and used in spa’s and salons. Glossy Box has been fantastic the last 2 months I guess this is just one of those rare flops. I hope its better next month, but overall the value of $15 is still worth it. The total product value for this month’s box is $28,79. Which is still good because you could not get all these products for $15 in a store. I still recommend Glossy box to my frugalista’s it gives you a chance to try new beauty items and get a variety of things worth way more than what you pay ($15 a month). If your interested I have a 10% off your first box link your first box will be only $13.50 and you can cancel anytime.The code is  GLOSSY41 to get 10% off. Have a great day Frugalista’s 😀

 
 

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JUNE 2012 GLOSSY BOX REVIEW

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I received my June 2012 Glossy box a few weeks ago. This month Glossy Box was another winner! There were plenty full size products which is what I always love. The theme of the June box was summer! It had summer essentials in this months box. They gave us a razor to have smooth sexy legs for the summer, Wella Ocean spritz hair spray for sexy beach curls. Also, sunscreen to protect our skin from those harmful rays, face cleanser to freshen up, dual lipstick to have many sexy lip color combinations for the summer.

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The first Item is the Gillette Venus Embrace Razor value of $13.43. I LOVE this razor I have been using it prior to receiving it in the Glossy Box. This razor is a bit pricey but its worth the money. It has 5 blades and around the razor its cushioned with a gel foam. Also, there is a moisture strip above the blades which is great. One of the best things about this razor is you can buy the replacement heads at a drugstore or walmart. You get a really nice close and smooth shave. This razor alone almost pays for the box it self.

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The second item is the Biore 4 in 1 Revitalizing Cleanser, its value is $9.99 and its 200ml. This is another full size product, Biore has a good line of facial products. I have used some in the past and loved them. However, I had never tried this cleanser until I got my Glossy Box. This cleanser is a 4 in 1 it purifies, cleanses, tones and refreshes your skin. I can tell you it is definitely refreshing it leaves a nice clean minty fresh feeling. After you wash your face it feels like all the impurities and make up is lifted and my face felt lighter. This cleanser is a pump bottle and it foams up with water. I would recommend  this product!

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The third product is the Cover Girl Blast Flipstick-Blendable lip duo. This product is also full size and the value is $12.50 it is 3.8gr in size. This is the product I was most excited about in my box. This Cover Girl Flipstick is new and when I received it, it was not even available in Canada at the time. It was super exciting being the first to try an item before it was available to others. Glossy Box gave me the perfect shade I got the 800 Whisper murmure color. At one end its a baby pink/mauve color the other end is a luminous pink with a little gold shimmer in it. The lipstick is very smooth and moisturizing. The great feature of this product is you have 3 lip colors in one lipstick. You can wear each shade alone or you can use both and blend a new color. Cover Girl made a great product and I love it! It’s a double ended lipstick with endless possibilities! This product almost covers the price of the box alone.

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I have been wearing this lipstick every day since I got it 😀

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My fourth item is the Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz its a 150mL bottle which is full size! The value is $16.99 this product alone pays for the box. I love high end hair products however, I do not use spritz and hairsprays in my hair 😦 Moreover, we all know Wella is a great salon brand with great products. I cannot give my personal opinion because I have not tried the product. The information booklet says that it gives chunky texture for that carefree beachy hair look. An information booklet came with it telling you have to achieve the beach curls. Wella is exclusively available at salons.

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This picture shows this month there was 4 full sized products which is an excellent value each of these items either pay for the box it self or close to.

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The June Glossy Box had 3 actual sample size samples this month. The above picture shows the 3 sample products. First sample is the Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strip most of us are familiar with this product it has been out for years. You apply it to your nose and it removes blackheads and whiteheads. Its a good product, there was 1 strip in this months box. If your interested in purchashing these strips it is $9.99 for 8strips in a package.That makes the one strip in the box worth $1.25.

The second sample is Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex 7ml. This product I was not excited about I am too young for wrinkle cream I feel it was not suited for me. Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex is an anti-aging formula. It has advanced micro-fillers to smooth fine lines. It contains BioPeptide and B3 complex it hydrates and improves the appearance of deep lines in 14 days.The sample can be used maybe 3-4 times the cost for a 50mL bottle would cost $30.99. The value of this sample would be approximately $4. I tried it and It has no scent and honestly it did not feel amazing on my skin nor was it creamy.

The third and last sample was Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF55. This sample size was pretty good 14 ml,it is travel size perfect for a vacation. This sunscreen is voted #1 for best feeling sunscreen by Canadian Dermatologists. I actually had a skin damage test done years ago and the Dermatologist recommended this sunscreen so I totally believe that claim. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry- Touch sunscreen is very light and it asborbes fast. It does not feel heavy and greasy like many other suncreens. It contains Helioplex which provides photostable protection from UVA/UBV rays. The cost for this product is $15.99 for an 88ml bottle. Therefore, the value of the sample is $2.66, I would recommend this product for sure.

The June 2012 Glossy Box was another excellent deal for the monthly price of $15. This months total value of all the products is $60.82! That’s a steal! 🙂 I would definetly recommend Glossy box to anyone. The products are great and you get 4-5 full size products as you can see from my previous reviews. Well Frugalista’s If your interested I have a link for you below just copy and paste.

http://www.glossybox.ca/invitation/ODEyNg==utm_source=Customers&utm_medium=link&utm_term=ODEyNg==&utm_campaign=Refer-a-friend/

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My Glossy Box beauty subscription for MAY 2012

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Hey Frugalista’s

I know I been slacking once again :(. I mentioned in a previously blog about beauty subscriptions and how addictive they are. Well after weeks of research and watching beauty box reviews I decided to go with Glossy Box!

Glossy Box  seems to give actual full size high end product and they have great variety. So I received my first box almost two weeks ago and it was so exciting. The box gets delivered to your front door and the monthly fee is $15. I will post a discount link where you can get your first box for $13.50 as I did.

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So when I opened the cute black and pink box I was pleasantly surprised. The packaging was very nice and  you can keep the box and use it to store things. In my first box I had received a full sized Iman red lipstick value of $16.00. That item alone paid for the whole box! I was so happy when I seen the lipstick because I was looking for the right red lipstick since reds are hot right now. I will definetly take a picture in the lipstick and post it and not to mention the Iman lipstick stayed on for hours and it was moisturizing.

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My second item was a full size Sebastian Professional Volupt Shampoo value $15.78 the bottle size was 250ml. I heard great things about this brand and it is quite expensive for shampoo I look forward to trying it. This item alone was well worth the price of the box. The third item was a Curel Foot Cream value of $3.99 the size was also full size 100ml. I have been using this foot cream and its amazing and very creamy and moisturizing. The fourth item was Simple Eye Makeup Remover this was a deluxe sample size the value was $9.99 and the size was 56ml. It was very close to a full size eye remover bottle, I tried this item and loved it! It is non irritating and very gentle. The Simple line is Hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic its perfect for people with sensitive and problem skin.My fifth and last item was also from Simple, it was the Simple Facial Wask Gel value of $9.99. The size was a deluxe sample size of 50ml it is a great travel size. This is also recommended by dermatologist because it is no irritating and very gentle. I give this face cleanser 9/10 it was very refreshing, light, clean and had no scent. I almost forgot one last item, in my envelope where they list the items and value there was a card for a free Iman sample of liquid foundation. Just yesterday I went to the department store counter and received my sample. The sample was very small however, a little foundation goes a long way. I tried it today and fell in love I got Earth 1 Iman liquid foundation. It was light my face did not feel heavy or creamy and I did not have that made up greasy look. I will definetly purchase this when my sample is finished.

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My first impression of Glossy Box is I think its spectular and a great deal! I could not believe the sizes of the items and the brands I got. Iman cosmetics are great and getting them in the box was a treat I was so excited and grateful. I definetly recommend Glossy Box to my frugalista’s its money well spent and you get to try new products. There is no commitment you can cancel at anytime. I say try it! 😀

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Share your thoughts on any beauty box subscriptions or tell me what you got this month 😀

 
 

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