Do you subscribe to any beauty sample services? I personally did not know about them until recently. In the past few months, I have subscribed to Glossybox, Birchbox, and Sample Society (who collaborates with Allure magazine). So far, Glossybox is my favorite. KPsays, “Beauty samples right to my front door? Yes, please!!”.
It is a monthly beauty “sample’’ subscription service. You can purchase one box at a time for $21, a 3 month service for $60.00, 6 month service for $115.00, or 12 months for $220.00. The shipping for the boxes is free.
Once you subscribe, you fill out a beauty profile specifying your age, complexion, skin type, and main beauty concerns. The boxes are then customized to match your needs, and BINGO! It’s like Christmas and your birthday every month! You also get points for referring new customers, answering surveys on the products you receive, and other promotions that can add up to get you a free box!
You get 5-6 deluxe samples in each shipment. I did a 3 month trial, and ended up liking it so much I signed on for another 6 months. I have actually gotten a full size product in each of my earlier boxes. The samples are the larger size that allow you multiple uses to see if you really like the product. On occasion, you do get the foil packets like in the magazine inserts, but those are generally products that you would only need to try once/twice to see if you like.
So, I thought I would share my most recent box. This was the May 2013 box. The boxes actually ship at the end of the said month. So I actually got my “May” box at the end of May.
The packaging is super cute. I keep the boxes to store makeup, nail polish, tools. They are always the same size, sturdy, and stack nicely. They include a “Glossybox Mag” that covers trends in makeup, fashion, color. Also an insert describing the swag in your box.
And here we go! It’s so exciting to see what goodies are packed inside!
AMOREPACIFIC Color Control Cushion Compact – This is a generous sample. Will probably last me a couple of months. It is an all-in-one complexion powder. You can use it alone, over tinted moisturizer, or as a setting powder over your normal foundation routine. It is not heavy at all. I will probably use it over my tinted moisturizer now that it is getting hot and humid in my corner of the world.
etre belle Collagen & Aloe Vera Hydro Mask – I am a huge fan of Asian (mainly Japanese) face masks (or packs, as they are called). This is a German one. I am looking forward to trying it. For those of you not familiar with these contraptions, they are a cotton fabric filled with essence, and you wear it over your face like a halloween mask. It has cut-outs for your eyes, nose, and mouth. It is really soothing and comfortable to wear. You apply it for 10-15 minutes after your normal cleansing routine, remove the mask, gently rub in what’s left on your face, and you’re done. The next day you can really feel a difference in your skin. This sample is just one mask.
MY PRIME Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer – This is a generous size tube. Will last me several applications. I love a matte look in the summer. This is really lightweight, has no fragrance, and feels really good on your skin. It is a moisturizer/primer all in one! Will definitely buy the full size.
NICKA K NEW YORK Absolute! Perfume Stick – I got the Parc de 59. There were a couple of other fragrance sticks circling around out there. I haven’t used a fragrance stick since Junior High!!!! It’s hard to tell from the photo, but I would consider this a full size (Glossybox did not describe it as such). I will get just as much use from this as a full size spray cologne/perfume. The scent is just gorgeous! If you can imagine what “green” would smell like (and I don’t mean organic produce!!!)….it is crisp, clean, light. I ADORE it! I just slicked some onto my wrists as I’m writing this. Oh, where is smell-o-vision when we need it! KPsays, “smells like green heaven”.
European Wax Center The Exfoliate, and Slow It Body Wash – also included a coupon for a complimentary wax at the European Wax Center. The closest location to me was, of course, Atlanta and Charlotte. So will not be taking advantage of that. If I did live in those metro areas, I definitely would be marching my little coupon up there and getting KP waxed!!! These are those “foil” packet samples I referred to earlier, but, like I said, they are an exfoliant and wash, so I will probably get 2 uses out of them, enough to know if I like it or not. I am a huge fan of body exfoliants, so we’ll see how it goes……
Sebastian Professional – Volupt Spray – This is a volumizing spray gel. You can spritz it on your roots before blow-drying, or mist it throughout your hair and air dry for waves/curls. It has a nice scent, and doesn’t leave my hair “crunchy”.
All in all, I am always pleased with my Glossybox booty. I will do a review on my other sample programs soon.
Thanks for reading! kxoxo