That’s right my darlings, my October Glossy box arrived. If you’ve been following along you know that in the past few months there have been some issues with shipping. One month i even was sent a replacement box instead of that month’s box. Despite that, Glossy Box has remained one of my favorite subscriptions. While some months are always going to be more exciting than others, they remain consistently good. I always get items I can use and often I am introduced to brands i don’t really know along with seeing a few favorites.
The box costs $21 per month but you can get it at a lower cost if you subscribe for a longer period of time. You will still pay per month (if you want, you can also choose to pay for the whole year in one go). I signed up for the annual box and pay $18 per box. For me it has always bee worth the cost of the box.
So what did I find when I untied the ribbon and peeled away the tissue paper?
Well the first thing I found was a full sized Makeup Eraser. That’s right. A full sized Makeup Eraser. It is in purple and is quite lovely. I have use Makeup Erasers for years and adore them. they last for ever. I had the original pink one when it was the only color of Makeup Eraser. I would probably still be using it if my babydoll hadn’t gotten motor oil on it while fixing the lawn mower. Oddly the oil came out but the scent of the oil remained. As it was quite a few years old at that point I decided to just replace it. The replacement is now several years old and still going strong but a second one to rotate into the mix is not a bad thing and will likely extend the life of both.
while i will occasionally use makeup wipes if they come in a subscription box, for the most part I have eliminated them and just use the Makeup Eraser. I just love it. And actually I have been eyeballing the Disney Villains set for a while but they just came out with a nightmare Before Christmas set that I think is fabulous. its a set of seven and while they all look good, I really want the Oogie Boogie one. Not sure what that says about me, but there you have it.
But there are other products in the box. So I forced myself to put it aside and see what else was inside. The first item is a mini Bamboo Bronzer from Ciate London. I have a full size of this bronzer and use it quite often. it isn’t highly pigmented but it is is buildable. I tend to reach for it when i am doing a more natural look and want to keep things soft. As I have this in a full size I may just put this in my holiday travel kit. I kind of like traveling with the mini products like this. Not only do they save on space but the sturdy packaging means it is less likely to break.
There is another makeup item in this box and it is the Give them Lala Beauty Drenched Lip Quencher. I don’t know a lot about Give them Lala Beauty in general. I tried a mascara from them and it was okay but not really that memorable. the most memorable part was that the cap of the mascara had a faux marbling look to it that somehow just made it look dirty. I kept trying to wipe it off. This has the same faux marbled lid. From the description this product is supposed to look like lip gloss but feel like a lip oil. which should be interesting to test out. while i still think the faux marble is a design misstep, I am interested to try the product. And like the Makeup Eraser, it is a full size.
There is one skincare item in this months’ box. It is the French Bine Bark Serum from Skin Inc. It is a travel size but large enough that I will be able to get a feel for the serum. it is supposed to reduce fine lines, which is always a yes from me. I know I’ve tried something from Skin Inc but at the moment i can’t remember what it was. I have a positive mental association for the name of the brand so I imagine whatever it is worked well. I’ll have to scroll through my notes and try to figure out what the product was though. I will say this serum does look quite pretty in the bottle.
And finally we have something for the hair. This is the Vor Secrets in the snow soft styling foam. It is a travel size but I am actually happy about that. I have tried the Vor hairspray and liked it so i have high hopes for this, but i tend to be picky about hair styling products. I will try just about anything and some I like better than others, but the list of products I will repurchase for styling is pretty short. I have a much longer list of masks. For the past few years actually the only styling foam I have repurchased has been the Oribe Grandiose Plumping Mousse. I actually just ran out of it a few weeks before I went on my trip and never got around to replacing it. As the winter is when i most use it, I am happy to try out something new before reordering.
And that has been my October Glossy Box. Was it worth the cost? Um, yeah. It really was. everything else aside, the Makeup Eraser cost’s $25 so that more than pays for the box. Everything else is just a bonus item. In case you didn’t figure that out from my gushing response to finding the full sized Make up Eraser in the box. To be honest though, I am looking forward to using the other items as well. the Makeup Eraser was just a tough act to follow and I did see it first. For me This October box was a very good Glossy Box.