Glossybox July 2018 Review + Unboxing

Glossybox July 2018 Review + Unboxing
8.7 Total Score

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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.

Glossybox Review - July 2018

Upon unboxing, I found a fold-out information sheet on top as well as an advertisement for a tee shirt company.

Glossybox Review - Product Descriptions

This month’s theme was ‘Sea You Soon,’ which I thought was cute. Glossybox Review - July 2018 Theme

In total, I got six different products! The items were a great fit for this theme – I’ll be reviewing each below.  

Glossybox Review - John Masters Organics Detangler Review

Product Reviews

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.

Glossybox Review - Skinn Infusion Mask Review

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)

Glossybox Review - John Masters Hair Spray Review

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!

Glossybox Review - Macaron Lip Balm

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.

Glossybox Review - NCLA Cuticle Oil Review

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

Glossybox Review - Kueshi Makeup Remover Review

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

Similar Subscriptions

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.

Glossybox Review - Glossybox vs. Boxycharm

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.

Savings Opportunities

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. 

Glossybox Review - Savings Opportunities

 Glossybox Review - Glossybox July 2018 Products

Bottom Line
The total value of my box was about $74, which is a great deal considering I paid $21 for this month’s box. After trying it out the last few months, I’d say Glossybox is worth the price! I’ve received a great value in all my previous boxes as well as products that I enjoyed.
8.7 Total Score

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