Glossybox July 2018 Review + Unboxing
Beauty subscription boxes are my favorite way to try out new products. At the moment, they’re also my main source of makeup and skincare. I make sure to subscribe to only the best boxes because of this. Glossybox is one of these! This fairly inexpensive subscription provides 4-5 beauty, skincare, and haircare products each month – a few of these are usually full-size!
This Glossybox review shares the six products that came inside my July box talks about similar subscriptions you might enjoy and includes savings opportunities at the bottom.
Shipping + Packaging
My July Glossybox shipment was delayed a bit because I forgot to update my payment information in addition to other mailing issues. Everything worked out though, and I got my box at the very beginning of August. When I pulled my Glossybox out of the black shipping box, I was greeted by a turquoise-colored box with an adorable print! The print was made up of starfish, coral, and seahorses. The box gave off a lovely summer vibe.
Upon unboxing, I found a fold-out information sheet on top as well as an advertisement for a tee shirt company.
This month’s theme was ‘Sea You Soon,’ which I thought was cute.
In total, I got six different products! The items were a great fit for this theme – I’ll be reviewing each below.
John Masters Organics Detangler
Glossybox’s recent boxes have included a lot of John Masters Organics products. This isn’t terrible in my opinion because it’s a healthier brand and I enjoy their products, but I do prefer trying new brands. That said, this detangler smells fantastic, and it even made my hair feel softer! I noticed it was easier to run a brush through my hair, so I’d say the detangling power is pretty good (although my hair isn’t too tangly normally). Overall, I’m glad I got to try this out.
Retail value: $6
Skinn Cosmetics Infusion Face Masks
Face masks are amazing, especially sheet masks like this. They’re so relaxing – I feel like I’m in a spa everytime I do them. However, they’re fairly expensive if you buy them in singles considering you can usually only use them one time. These particular masks of Skinn Cosmetics are fantastic.
The scent is relaxing, and it’s made with nourishing nutrients (such as lavender, tamarind seeds, dried apples, lactic acid, and vitamin C) to revitalize the face. They made my face feel so soft and cleansed. My box came with two masks. I’d purchase these again if they weren’t so spendy!
Retail value: $20 ($40 for a set 4 masks)
John Masters Organics Hair Spray
This is the second John Masters product I got in my box. I never use hairspray – I didn’t even own one before this. It’s nice to have one on-hand now in case I ever need it for a special occasion. Most hairsprays that I’ve tried have made my hair feel crunchy and gross. I sprayed a little of this one on my hair and didn’t notice any crunchiness, which is great! The smell is nice as well. It seemed to fade quickly so I’m not sure how well it will hold curls, especially with my thin hair.
Retail value: $10
It’s Skin Macaron Pineapple Lip Balm
I don’t typically use lip balms because they tend to dry out my lips even more. I usually rely on coconut oil or other natural moisturizers. I still decided to give this macaron lip balm a try, and I liked it!
I got the pineapple flavor, and it smells (and tastes) amazing. My lips even felt softer after using it. Plus, the macaron packaging is adorable.
Retail value: $5.99
NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil in Mermaid Tears
This cuticle oil is made with sunflower oil and also has vitamin-E infused to hydrate cuticles. The honeysuckle scent is amazing! I wanted to keep putting this on my cuticles so that I could smell it. The dropper cap makes application very simple and mess-free. My cuticles have been pretty bad lately, and I noticed an improvement when I used this product.
Retail Value $18
Kueshi Double Effect Makeup Remover
I was ecstatic to see this full-size makeup remover in my box! I subscribe to a few beauty subscription boxes and, surprisingly, I hadn’t received a makeup remover before this month. I regularly use coconut oil to remove makeup – it works extremely well, and I love that it’s natural. However, putting it on my face every day tends to make my skin oily and clog my pores. This Kueshi makeup remover is awesome. It removes any trace of makeup – even waterproof! It’s not harsh on my sensitive skin either.
Retail value: $14
If you’re not sure about Glossybox, there are plenty of other options for beauty subscription boxes – so many that we have an entire page dedicated to our favorites! One box that’s very similar to Glossybox is Boxycharm. The price is the same, but Boxycharm provides 4-5 all full-size products worth over $100! Not only is everything you receive full-size, but many of them are well-known brands.
You can also check our Julep reviews since this company offers similar service as Glossybox. The pricing is similar and they provide full-size products.
If you’re interested in a cheaper subscription box, Ipsy or Birchbox is the way to go for just $10 per month.
Glossybox typically offers coupons for their subscription boxes when you first sign up. I was able to find three that are currently valid.
SEA20: 20% off the first month of new subscriptions.
GIFT25: 25% off gift subscriptions
GLOSSYWAY: Free box with a 3-month subscription
It’s unknown how long these will last, so make sure to take advantage of one before they end! There are also longer-term subscriptions available that are a better value than the monthly subscription.