Monday, December 17, 2012

GLOSSYBOX November 2012 review.

As usual, my Glossybox arrived at the end of November.
Here are the products that I received for the Canadian edition of November 2012.
Do you think this box is worth the $21.00.......or should I unsubscribe???

Welcome letter!

Nov 2012 Canadian Glossybox!

Items in my Glossybox:

*Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolor holiday shades. (All is Glam, All is Bright, full size 15ml, value $10.99).
OPI is a very good brand. I like that Glossybox also sent shades from the recent season. This is the perfect festive glitter polish! There is very fine red, silver and diamond like glitter. You only ne ed one coat to look nice with this one!

*Kryolan for Glossybox Blusher (shade Glossy Rosewood, size 2.5g, value $16.73/ full size............).
The blush I received is a very natural looking pink colour that is matte and has a very natural look.
It seems just as good as my MUFE blush. I will be using this product often!

Nexxus Salon Haircare: Hydration Kit. (Therappe Shampoo 89ml bottle, value $2.50/full size 400ml, $9.99//Humectress Conditioner 89ml bottle, value $3.75, full size 400ml, $14.99)
I've received this kit before in another beauty box (Topbox, summertime). Nexxus is a pretty good brand- but is now a drugstore/salon line. A few years ago you could only find Nexxus in expensive salons.
Now the basic items are in most drugstores. I think it might have to do with the company being bought by Alberto?? maybe....I'll have to look into this more.

*Vitabath Spa Skin Therapy: moisturizing bath and shower gelee. (sample size 6oz or 170g, value $6.00/full size 360ml, $9.99).
I have not tried Vitabath products in a couple years. The new design on my bottle is so pretty!
I'll have to report back on how the new shower gel works.
But I did notice Glossybox wrote the products are SULFATE FREE....and when I went to read the ingredients on my bottle it was written "SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE"..... I did not see any Parabens listed,so that is good.

*Maybeline MNY My Gloss. in colour 585. (full size product, 9ml, value $7.49).
This is not one of the Maybeline lip glosses from North America, but a European version that is made in France! The gloss is a nice sheer opal pink with very fine shimmer-I think this gloss would suit everyone.
There is also a nice kind of fruity scent to the gloss, it is a very light scent and not distracting at all.
I find it neat that Glossybox does send products that you can not always find locally,hopefully they will keep on doing that!

*Curel Hand &Cuticle Therapy Cream. (full size product, 100ml tube, value $3.99).
I am familiar with the Curel line, but have not seen this product in stores near me.
So far I have only seen the Curel foot cream and this hand cream sold on American websites online.
My hands are extremely dry during the winter- so any new hand products to try out are always welcome.
I will report back in a few days with how my hands are doing.
The Curel hand cream contains Ceramides, so I think it will be a very helpful product!

If you are in Canada, where did you find the Curel hand and feet products?

Product Info for Glossybox Nov 2012!

*There was also a Uber Beauty discount card with 50% all products. I've heard of the brand, but do not know anyone who stocks or sells it at their salon around here.
I'm not so sure I'll be placing an order, as I would like more ingredient info before purchasing.
Do you know anyone who has tried this line? I'd love to get people's thoughts on this.

Friday, December 14, 2012


Here is what I received in the Glymm Stocking Stuffer mystery grab bags.
You also get a $40 gift card to their online store!
I will update with written descriptions soon. 
Odered two (2) bags and they had the exact same contents. Most of it is items I received in earlier Glymm boxes,but I really like the selections I was sent!!!

Glymm Stocking Stuffer bag!

Naked Princess mini lip gloss set!

The Naked Princess gloss set is too cute! These glosses are super tiny.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Glossybox October 2012 review!

The October Glossybox usually shows up at the end of the month and in this case it was sometime in November.
I did not get around to writing up a review of this box as life got in the way.
Well, better to have a late review than to not post at all...
The theme of the October 2012 box was Breast Cancer Awareness and the cosmetic items had an overall "pink theme" meant to represent breast cancer.

Glossybox monthly info.


*Jouviance Rejuvenating Anti-Aging Cream (sample size 5ml tube, value $9.35/ full size 50ml, value $93.50).
I have not tried this cream yet. Interesting that it says you can use it for face and eyes?
Usually I can not use the same face products for my eye area and face. My eye area is too sensitive and I usually can only use fragrance free very "plain" eye products.
I'll have to see how this goes sometime....

*Modelco Flipstick Lip Duo (special Glossybox size, value $38.75).
This is a brand I have heard of before and wanted to try. Also this item is a "special Glossybox edition", as I did not see this exact item on Modelco's site or at Dermstore where they sell this brand.
I did find the gloss and lipstick separately though.
The idea of having the lipstick and gloss in one portable package is a neat idea- but I do not think it was well thought out. The mirror is in the middle cap and you can not use the mirror until AFTER  you use the product as it is stuck to the applicator part you need to apply the product.
The gloss is a nice light pink shade with some shimmer in it. There is also a nice kind of berry scent to the gloss and it is a very glossy non-sticky finish. Overall I do like this gloss and it did not bother my lips like some brands do. The shade I received was  STRIPTEASE!
The lipstick is a nice kind of neutral dark pink that looks more like a cream finish.
The colour for the lipstick is DUSK.
The lipstick did not have long staying powder, but did moisturize nicely. Maybe if I used a lipliner it might help..but I never seem to bother with those.

*ZOYA professional laquer in RORY! (full size 15ml, value $8.00).
Zoya is a brand that is only sold in salons and the quality is very good!
I'm quite pleased to receive polishes from this brand. The colour Rory is a dark pink, almost purple shade with some silver/grey shimmer in it. I do not own anything that looks like this colour and do not usually chose pink polish, so this is fun to use!
I plan to buy more Zoya products in the future!

*Sebastian Professional Trilliance Shampoo and Conditioner. (Shampoo 50ml, value $3.20/ full size 250ml $15.79// Conditioner 50ml, value $3.35, full size 250ml $16.59).Sebastian hair products is a brand I really like, but for some reason have never tried many of their shampoos and conditioners.
I buy a lot of their styling product though.
The Trilliance shampoo and conditioner is supposed to make your hair very shiny and smooth and Idid find that was true! My hair even though it is curly still had a nice natural looking shine and was much more manegeable too. I will most likely buy both the shampoo and conditioner once I run out!

GILLETTE VENUS & OLAY single razor (full size, value $14.99).
I am going by the value that this razor sells for on!
Haven't had the chance to try this razor yet,but will update once I do so.

Glossybox info card!

Glossybox Oct 2012 contents!

Close-up of lip and nail products!

My thoughts on the October 2012 Glossybox:

coming soon........