Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July Glossybox [&Why I Cancelled]

Hey guys! Today's post is about subscription services. They are everywhere recently. There's BirchboxBeauty ArmyJulep, and My Glam. Today we're going to talk about Glossybox. Sometimes I wonder if these boxes are really worth the money I'm spending. Sure, it's nice to be able to try out products that you may have never heard of before or try something you might not want to buy in a full size yet. First I'll start off by telling you all what I got this month.
1. Alessandro International | Pedix Heel Rescue Balm $18.50 for 100ml 
-I'm really excited to try this foot cream. Its supposed to be a 'foot cream oil' and make your heels super soft. I hate having rough skin on my feet, gross. Image: via

2. Figs & Rouge | Lip, Face & Body Balm $6.00 for 0.26oz. 
-I love the way this smells and that it is 100% natural. I do have to say though it is really oily. When I opened the package I could feel how greasy it was on my skin. It doesn't have the consistency of a balm either, it's much thinner than a normal balm. Image: via

3. Sebastian | Color Ignite Multi Tone Shampoo $14.95 for 8.4oz. 
-I'm kind of upset about this product (and the conditioner.) I know that Glossybox can't make everyone happy but what is the point of taking 'style profile' if you're not even going to use it? I don't have color treated hair, Glossybox. So obviously I probably won't use this product. Image: via

4. Sebastian | Color Ignite Multi Tone Conditioner $16.95 for 6.6oz. 
-This conditioner has the weirdest texture. It's foam, obviously I'm not using this product either since I don't have color treated hair! 

5. Senna Cosmetics | Double Dose Lip Lacquer $22.00 for 0.34oz. 
-I think this is probably my favorite product from the box. The orange side of the gloss is really pigmented and has a little bit of sparkle and the pink side is much less pigmented but has some pretty shimmer to it. Image: via

6. Ruddy Water | Blushed Fragrance $22.00 for 24 packets
-I don't really like this product but it is the "extra" for this month. I'm not too sure how I feel about a fragranced towelette. Image: via
Total of box: $ 41.74

Although the box was worth almost twice what it costs I still cancelled my subscription. I feel like at $21.00 a month I can definitely put that kind of money towards another product I want or into savings. I was subscribed to Glossybox for three months and I didn't feel like the products represented what I wanted out of the box. Their billing was also messed up. I got charged for this box July 3 and the box actually arrived at my house July 30. It seems like it takes a full month from the time I'm charged to the time I get my box. I decided to stick with Birchbox and Beauty Army for now. 

Do you have Glossybox? What are your thoughts on subscription services?

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