Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My first Glossybox (June 2012) compared to Spring Fling 2013 box & DISCOUNT CODE

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My first Glossybox was the 2nd US box, with the theme Summer Simplicity. It was the June 2012 box, and boy, have they come a long way!

four deluxe samples, one full sized item and one "extra."  In my June Glossybox, I received:

1. Ahava - Mineral Botanic Hibiscus & Fig Velvet Cream Wash ($22/17.0 oz)
Formulated with rejuvenating Dead Sea minerals and soothing natural moisturizers, this velvety cream wash gives an extra hydration-boost with a sweet uplifting scent.

Sample size: 3.0 oz
Sample value: $3.88

2. First Aid Beauty - Smooth Shave Cream ($16.50/6.8 oz)
Smooth Shave Cream is a gentle, non-irritating formula containing everything you need to obtain a close, long-lasting shave.  Keep your legs looking smooth and sexy all summer.

Sample size: 2.0 oz
Sample value: $4.85

3. Orfa Cosmetics - Eye Shadow ICE ($14.95/0.47 oz)
Dab on this primer infused, color intense, creamy eye shadow and stand out in any crowd.  Remain beautiful for your long summer adventures.

Sample size: 0.47 oz
Sample value: $14.95

4. Vbeauté - Lite Up, Buying Time, & Eye Never ($150/1.0 oz, $135/1.7 oz, $85/0.5 oz)
Give your face the treatment it deserves with this skin care trio including face serum, cream and eye gel.

Sample size: 0.033 oz (each)
Sample Value: $13.18 (total)

5. Wella Professionals - Enrich Moisturizing Treatment ($12/5.07 oz)
Create free flowing hair with this lightweight treatment containing silk extract that instantly restores your mane.

Sample size: 0.84 oz
Sample value: $1.99

Extra - Urban Organic from A Perfume Organic perfume sample.

Total box value: $38.85 Yes, worth more than the cost of the box, but I felt a bit let down. 

My first Glossybox was the 2nd US edition box (June 2012) and initially I decided that it wasn't worth the higher price because I got so many tiny tiny samples. Yes, the eyeshadow was full sized, but otherwise I wasn't blown away (the products themselves were good, I just expected so much more after all the build up and the sneak preview boxes they'd sent to some bloggers.) Then I regretted my decision after seeing some other people's July boxes, so I signed back up in time for the August box. Thank goodness! The August box was THE BOMB, and I have remained a faithful subscriber ever since.

You can sign up for Glossybox HERE and get 20% off your subscription with the code CHIC20

Glossybox 2013 March

The March 2013 Spring Fling box was UH-MAZING.

Elite Models - Matt Liquid Liner in Matt Brown ($15.00/.09 oz) (and yes, they spelled matte that way, not me!)Intensity, precision, and resistance brought together in one product! Waterproof and long lasting, the liner won't budge all day long. Its precise applicator allows you to adjust the thickness of the line the way you like it. The texture dries very quickly and the colors are deep and intense.

Sample size: .09 oz
Sample value: $15.00

Koh Gen Do Cosmetics - Oriental Plants Emollient Cream ($123.00/1.06 oz)
This rich, moisturizing face cream melts into skin, protecting and nourishing it from dryness.  It is a well-kept secret for fresh dewy skin that contains vitamin A and botanical extracts, which leaves your skin feeling sooth and looking radiant.

Sample size: .28 oz
Sample value: $32.49

ModelCo - Cheek & Lip Tint in Rosy Red ($24.00/10ml)
This cheek and lip tint provides the right amount of color for a natural rosy flush, just in time for spring!  This gel formulation leaves you with "just pinched" cheeks and sexy, lightly stained lips.

Sample size: 10ml
Sample value: $24.00

Prestiche - Essential Oil Bar Soap in Green Machine ($16.99/125 g)
This bar soap is made from the highest quality all-natural ingredients, which are hand selected by seasoned botanists, herbalists and cosmetic gurus.  It will soothe even those with extremely sensitive skin, as it contains rich essential oils and vitamins that work to leave skin soft, refreshed, and aromatic.

In the video I mistakenly stated that it was full sized, but they just put the regular label onto the deluxe sample- this was a little less than half full sized. 
Sample size: 54 g
Sample value: $7.34

In addition to the soap, there was also a $40 Prestiche gift certificate included in the box.  The $40 can be redeemed toward anything on their website.

Sebastian Professional - Shaper Fierce ($17.00/10.6 oz)
From unkempt bed heads to high-fashion chignons, this shaping spray provides buildable, flexible hold while maintaining a high-shine gloss - a definite must-have for keeping your fashionable 'dos in place.

Sample size: 1.5 oz
Sample value: $2.41

Total box value: $80.24 + $40 gift certificate!

So WOW! No packettes, no teeny tiny one use tubes, but full sized and deluxe sized items! I'm about to wet my pants in anticipation of their one year anniversary box!

PS. In my video review of the march box, I totally trashed Sebastian Shaper. That stuff reeks to high heaven. The smell literally makes me nauseous. Why didn't it bother me when I was a big haired punk rock teenager? Maybe the cloves killed my ability to smell anything. But believe it or not, the Shaper Fierce has, like, no scent at all practically! That stuff is awesome!

Whole lotta hairspray goin' on here! Literally the only person in the whole photo NOT wearing hairspray is my friend Merrin with his shaved head...... (I'm in the front with pink booties)

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