It’s here! One of my favorite subscription boxes. Glossy Box. It’s coming in quite late this month, but I am happy to have it whenever it comes in. It is a $21 subscription box, but you can get it lowered if you sign up for a longer subscription term (I am on an annual plan and Pay $18 per month and I have never regretted going to the annual plan). If you want to try it out you can get your first box for $16 with the code WONDER16.
In addition to their regular monthly boxes they also have limited edition boxes that come out periodically (I think they are quarterly but I’m not entirely certain). They have the new reimagined Easter Egg coming out soon. If you are a member you can order starting at Noon (EST) on March 29th and if you aren’t a member then sales start March 30th. These always sell out amazingly fast so if you are interested, set your calendars. There are 10 items in this year’s Limited Edition Easter Egg (I think there were only 8 items last year).
That is a reminder for me as well. i always forget the day they go live and then when I check back in they are sold out. I’m hopeful that this is my year.
But on to the March Glossy Box!
I love the way this is packaged. I know packaging isn’t everything but there is something just special about opening the box and seeing the ribbon and tissue paper. It makes it feel like a gift or an event to open it.
Admittedly this time the tissue paper had a hard time containing the first item in the box. In fact the box had a hard time containing the first item in the box. It is a full sized moisturizer, specifically the Farm X Super Green Cooling Gel. It is packed with vitamins and antioxidants and is designed to be a light weight moisturizer. As the weather warms up light weight moisturizers are going to be more and more my go to products so it is good timing. It is listed as being from a new range, but as I’ve neve heard of the brand before I’m going to have to look up specifics when I start to use it. I will say that I love the glass jar that the moisturizer comes in and with a retail of $37 it more than covers the cost of the box.
Next up there is a full sized hand cream from Merci Handy. it retails for $7. Photographing it was interesting because the silver swirl just reflected light back at the camera. There are a bunch of different scents. My scent is called Unicorn. I’ve never sniffed a unicorn before but apparently they smell like almonds and shea butter. I would have thought they smelled a bit more like Horse, but I suppose you learn something new every day. It is a nice scent and it is the perfect size to keep in my purse. At the moment i have no more small sized hand creams. I have actually gone through my entire stock pile. So it is very nice to have one for the purse. Plus I really like the smell of almonds.
The third item this month is a four pan eyeshadow palette from Estate Cosmetics. It is a full sized eyeshadow Quad with a value of $14. I’ve tried a blush from Estate and really liked the formula. The shade was too pink for me but it was an excellent formula. I have never tried their eyeshadows though so this will be fun to play with. There were different variations you could get and I am quite happy with mine, and the lavender shade does look very springtime.
Continuing on there is another makeup item, and it is the Model Co Highlighting shimmer whip. It is a full sized liquid highlighter with a value of $20. I have only tried lipsticks from ModelCo so I am looking forward to giving this liquid highlighter a go.
And finally last, but certainly not least is the fifth item in the box. It is a full sized Luxie tapered blending brush (value $15). While the one pictured in the brochure is the 205 I received the 504 Large angled brush -I’m not mad and it’s value is actually$21 on the Luxie Site. I love Luxie brushes. They are one of my go to brush sets actually. And I have had mine for quite a while and with repeated washings (over a couple of years) a few of them are looking like I might need to replace them soon. So having a new Luxie Brush arrive is just fantastic.
I don’t know if you noticed the trend in this box, but each item this moth was full sized. Normally, there are one or two items that are full sized. And while I generally list the retail value of the full sized items I tend not to list the sample sized prices. Mostly because sometimes you can’t actually buy the samples so I feel the sample price is an estimate. This time I can actually tell you the full value of the items i received is $93. Which is over four times as much as the Glossy Box cost. (More for me since i only pay $18 with an annual subscription). For me, this was an excellent month for Glossy Box. We received skincare, we received makeup and there is also a Luxie brush. Personally I am over the moon about the Luxie Brush. Although everything else is fabulous too. I can’t wait to see what they come out with in April.