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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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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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pardon the picture quality I had bad lighting 😛

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

 
 

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