I know we are a little past Easter but I wanted to share the Glossy Box Easter Egg with you. I am also really excited to get the box. For several year’s now they have had their Easter Egg and I have seen it, I have wanted it and I have forgotten until it is sold out. Because it sells out fast. This year was bigger and they changed the design. The design ins a Wonderland Theme and Has Alice, the rabbit and a munch of mushrooms in the design. It is a raised Gold Design on the Glossy Box Pink Background. It is also sturdy enough to be reused. Which I will be doing. The top secures into place with a gold ribbon. It is just really lovely.
I also have a weakness for Alice in Wonderland (as I’m sure do a lot of people). I have a tattoo of the Cheshire Cat actually. (it isn’t the Disney version.) But as super fantastic as the box is, it is what is inside that counts. But first the stats. If you are a member then this Limited Edition was $24. If you were not a member it was $29. Also if you were a member you could order on March 29th while everyone else had to wait until the 30th. A friend of mine told me she tried late on the 30th to purchase this and it was already sold out. (which made me feel extra victorious that I remembered. And yes, I did a happy dance.)
The first item in the box is the Alpha H Liquid Gold with 5% Glycolic Acid (Retail $54 although currently on sale at Lovely Skin for 20% off). I just received a bottle of this in an Allure box and I am absolutely loving it. Having a second bottle as back up is a definite plus. Thus far my skin adores it so I am thrilled. It also more than pays for the box and since I was already planning to repurchase the serum, seriously helps my budgeting.
The second item is the neuBROW Brow Enhancing Serum (retail $60). It is full size and surprisingly heavy for such a small tube. To be honest, growing brows is not a problem I have at the moment. Keeping them in check is. However, when my mom went through chemo about ten years ago all of her eyebrows fell out and have only been growing in sparsely. She is always willing to try a new brow growth serum so I will be passing this on to her. I know it will get a good try out.
The next item I pulled out of the Easter egg was a coppery box with KAB cosmetics on the front. It’s their Illuminating dust (retail $26). It too is a full sized item. I’ll be honest I tend to use this kind of product on my collar bone around Christmas and new years and then forget about it the rest of the year. I think it is because adding the shine to sweaty skin never appealed to me and once the summer heat hits I simply don’t think of body shimmer. Which is a little strange as there is actually more of my skin showing. While I might try it out this summer, I suspect I will keep this and give it a good use this winter season. I do like the color though. The golden toned shimmers really sit well with my skin.
While receiving an eyeliner is ever my favorite thing in one of these boxes, I will make an exception for liquid liners in this style. These are actually my favorite style of eyeliners. They are what I learned to apply when I first applied eyeliner. I love the liquid format and I love that they don’t dry out all that fast. I don’t use a lot of eyeliner, so often the pen styles can dry out before I use them up. With this style that doesn’t happen so I am pleased to have the Bellapierre Liquid Eye Liner in the full size (retail $20) in my Glossy Box Easter Egg.
The last full sized product in this box is the Kendra Professional Blow Dry Spray. (retail $36.99, also currently 20% off at Lovely Skin). Oddly enough I have another Kendra professionals product (the intense fortifying masque) that I was planning to start trying out either this week or next so it is nice to have a second product from the brand to try. I have never actually tried anything from the brand but I have heard fantastic things about it. And I am always happy to see a heat protecting spray.
There are several Deluxe sample sized products in this Limited edition. The first of these is the We Are Paradoxx Repair 3-in1 leave in conditioner/finishing balm. I have the full sized version of this and I have been using it for my Saturday night hair masks. And I used it a a finishing balm this weekend. It works fantastically well and I am thrilled to have a travel sized tube of it that I can just toss in my bag to keep with me. Applying just a tiny drop on the hands, rub the hands together and apply over the top of your hair is a great way to tame down fly aways just before a meeting or event really helps. Here it is a nice quick trick to fight the effects of humidity so this travel tube will happily live in my purse.
I have also used the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream before. It is a fantastically nourishing body lotion and as I am also in need of a hand cream I will be adding this to my purse as well so that I can hydrate after hand sanitization. I am very pleased to have it.
The Knesko Skin Rose Quartz Eye masks made me smile. I spent the last few months going through my individual eye masks and now I have a new pair to try. I also have a set from Aceology that arrived on the day I used the last of the individual ones so perhaps it is a sign. I have never tried anything from Knesko Skin, in fact I have never heard of them. I do however love eye masks and even though I am amused to find it appear right after my clear out finished, I will still happily give it a try.
Next we have a slim tube of Facial Enhancement Cream from Dermatologist’s Choice I have never heard of the brand before but I do love trying out sample sizes of moisturizers. It is a great way to find out if a product is right for my skin before investing in the full size (which saves both money and reduces product wasting). The samples aren’t large enough to let you know results, but they will let you know how it feels on your skin, which is very important. While there are broad categories that companies use I really believe everyone’s skin is different.
Part of it is your own internal systems and how your body works generally, but a lot of it has to do with the environment where you live and work as well as your daily activities. I have spent much of my life moving from place to place, often with very different climates and with each move my skin care has changed. Products I love in one place simply did not work for me in another. It was still my skin, but the world around it changed so its needs were different.
I know that’s a long way to go to say I love testing out sample sized products before attempting to incorporate them into my routine. Even if I am not moving as much as I used to, I like trying out new brands and as this is one I haven’t heard of, it is an extra bonus.
Finally we wrap up with a skincare tool from Daily Concepts. It is an adorable silicone bunny designed for gentle exfoliation during cleansing. (I tried to find this product to link, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I’m guessing it was limited edition. The price is from Glossy Box. As I use it I’ll look for more information.) It is a full size (retail $8). I actually have a round one from Daily Concepts that I love using. It has a suction cup on the back and generally lives in my shower. I use it on my face while in the shower. Usually post work out. It is a great way to simply get the sweat and salt residue off the skin without overusing products.
This one is a pocket with fingers slipped inside instead of clamped around the back I am not sure how well that will work in the shower as I suspect water will gather inside, but I think it might be useful in the bathroom with regular face wash. I’ll have to give ti a go and see. I do find the ears and bunny face adorable though.
I know that Easter is over and this box is no longer available, but I did want to review it so that those of you who were curious, not only about this but about Glossy Box’s Limited edition boxes in general could see them. I adore the box and will be incorporating it into my Easter Décor for a while. At the moment it is filled with now empty plastic eggs and is going into the cabinet. I really liked the number and mix of the products. There was a good mix of full sized and deluxe samples and the quality for the price was certainly there. I have several products I am thrilled with, one I am delighted to be able to pass on and several I can’t wait to try. For me, This Limited Edition Easter Egg was the perfect spring time treat. I can’t wait to see what their next Limited Edition holds. If memory serves they are doing one for Mother’s day. I’ll have to investigate and report back in.