Glossybox: November and December 2014

To finish up my catchup of beauty subscription posts, I have my November and December 2014 Glossyboxes.

Glossybox is another beauty subscription service that has recently come to Canada, well returned. This is definitely one of the more expensive subscriptions ringing in at $21/month plus a $5 shipping charge for Canadian Residents.

First up is the November 2014 box which I actually received at the beginning of December. A really great selection and variety of products.

12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment (Retails for $20) – “Correct damage from chemical processing, pollution and heat styling with this leave in treatment, designed to offer a dozen benefits to dry, parched hair. From boosting the vibrancy of your existing color to preventing sun stress with sunscreen, this clean-scented multifunctional mist also tackles a mean case of the frizzies.”

With the crazy upkeep of coloured red hair, I need all the help I can get when it comes to keeping it vibrant. I do enjoy the clean scent of the product but haven’t used it enough to see if it helps my hair. I do enjoy that this only has 6 ingredients but can do so much for your hair.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer (Retails for $45) – “Replenish and firm skin with this clinically-proven, power-packed moisturizer that combines a brightening complex of apple, lemon and white grape juices with an antioxidant cocktail of vitamin C and peptides. The lightweight formula, which is 100% certified organic by the USDA, is a tall drink of water for your face.”

I have yet to try out this cream but love that it is organic. I don’t know how well it will handle my dry skin but we will have to wait and see.

OPI Nail Polish in Pink Outside the Glossybox (Retails for $9.50) – “Pink Outside the Glossybox is a rosy play on the classic neutral for fall. Adding just a blush of pink to nails tells the world that although you are embracing the season in all its glory – changing colours, falling leaves, crisp air, and knee-high boots – you still have spring in your heart.”

It’s really cool that Glossybox and OPI teamed up to create a nail polish but I have to say this is just not my kind of colour. I don’t do demure, subtle pinks, especially if they are sheer. The application is very tricky and can appear streaky.

Kneipp Herbal Bath: Balancing in Lavender (Retails for $20) – “From the popular German brand, which specializes in naturopathic healing remedies, comes this concentrated bath treatment with natural essential oils to calm nervousness and combat mental fatigue. Featuring aromatic ingredients like camphor, lavender and eucalyptus leaf oils, this is said to enhance overall mood and well-being.”

I don’t have a bathtub in my apartment in Toronto but my parents have one at their house. I brought this baby with me for Christmas holidays and had a nice bubble bath plus this. It turns the bath water blue which I find very cool and fun. Smells wonderful and really adds to the bath experience.

Kryolan for Glossybox Blusher in Glossy Pink (Retails for $16.17) – “This universally flattering micronized blush, which was created exclusively for Glossybox, offers cheeks a long lasting rosy glow. With a formula that is both creamy and finely milled, it can be used to create looks that range from subtle to dramatic.”

When Glossybox used to be in Canada, I received a lipstick made by them and I love it. This blush is really great quality and I love the colour of it. Really wish these were available for purchase though….

Now for the December box which had special festive packaging!

Toni&Guy Leave In Conditioner (Retails for $16.99) – “For the perfect pre-styling foundation, protect and prime strands with this leave-in conditioner. Inspired by a hair stylists’ needs and created for all-day nourishment, this winter-combating formula helps tame frizz and improve manageability.”
I’ve never tried any Toni&Guy products but am excited to try this out. Again, my hair needs all the moisture possible to keep it vibrant for weeks after dyeing it.

Bellápierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick in Burlesque (Retails for $19.99) – “Formulated with mineral pigments, iron oxides and antioxidants, this silky, 100% natural bright fuchsia shade will last for hours, and is formulated without any of the bad stuff.”
One can never have enough lipsticks, especially when they are creamy, gorgeous berry/fuchsia colours. I love the sheen of this lipstick as well.

Nuxe Masque Crème Fraîche de Beauté (Retails for $32) – “Get hydrated fast with this skin calming rescue treatment, full of moisturizing ingredients like plant milks and aloe vera sap. Featuring the fresh scent of orange blossom, this hypoallergenic mask provides up to 24 hours of intensive relief from winter weather.”
I brought this home for the holidays to help get my skin back to normal and hydrated. I cannot stand the smell of this product but it does do a great job at adding hydration. I don’t remove it after 10 minutes as directed but instead just leave it on. What a rule breaker I am!

Rituals Cosmetics Miracle Scrub in Ginseng and Ginkgo Biloba (Retails for $17) – “This delectable hand scrub which combines the energizing properties of ginseng with nourishing gingko biloba for the softest hands possible.”
I haven’t tried it yet but I think this could be a great addition to my nail care routine. I’m a little afraid that I won’t like the scent but maybe I won’t care if it keeps my hands feeling smooth.

Ciaté Mini Paint Pot in All Aglow (Retails for $10) – “This vintage gold glitter polish contains tiny flecks of red for a gorgeous glowing finish.”
Ooooo a pretty polish! Always happy to add something pretty like this to my collection. Will try and incorporate this into an upcoming Mani Monday.

Overall I’m pretty impressed with these past two months of Glossyboxes. However, because of the hefty price tag per month, I may cancel after my 3 month subscription is over.

Keep an eye out for reviews of a lot these in upcoming Empties posts!

til next time…

Disclaimer: The link to Glossybox is my referral link

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