I blame it on tax season. Having a little extra money in the bank thanks to a tax return made me jump and purchase a 6 month subscription to Glossy Box (…okay and the Sephora Play box). I really did not need this, but when you’re a makeup hoarder, you really don’t need much convincing – especially when they are offering up a discount, like 25% off a subscription. Hey, it happens. I’m only slightly ashamed of my lack of control when it comes to “good deals” and beauty products.
I was also slightly motivated because I’ve been a subscriber to IPSY and Boxycharm pretty much solely for years! I consider both of these FABULOUS for the amount you are paying and don’t see myself canceling anytime soon, but after all the years of subscribing, I started to notice one negative about each. Repeat brands. There is nothing wrong with seeing the same ol’ brands, and even more so if you’re not getting the same exact products (it was rare if I did, so yay!) but I really did feel like underwhelmed when I’d see a repeat brand so often. I had never given Glossy Box a chance because it never really sparked my fancy. It never made me stop and wish I subscribed to it…until recently, I suppose.
I received March and April already and I don’t have a complete impression of the subscription, I’m starting to get an idea. Based on what I got in March – do you think it’s worth the normally $21/month fee?
March Glossy Box – Women Crush
Tarte’s BB tinted treatment primer – $36.00
Initially, I was really happy that I got the primer versus the sunscreen (Glossy Box has a couple different box variations). I don’t have a ton of primers in my collection, so that’s an added bonus. One thing that sort of bothered me was that I received the shade Medium. My beauty profile says I’m light skinned, so I wonder how I got medium. The shade range made this product unusable for me, even after giving it a chance, it turned my face orange because it was not a light shade. Such a bummer because I feel that this would have been a product I would have loved!
Absolute Rose Eyeshadow Palette from Catrice Cosmetics – $6.99
This palette was just okay. Perhaps it’s just a personal preference, but I found these colors boring on the lids, even though they blended well and lasted pretty good throughout the day (with primer). I was happy to try eye shadow from Catrice, though, but probably would pass this on to someone who’d reach for it more.
Studio 10 Brow Lift Perfecting Liner – $20.00
When it comes to filling in my brows, I think I am still trying to figure out what method I prefer more – pencil, powder, etc. This pencil from Studio 10 did the job and filled in the spaces but also did not make things look unbalanced – it was a great shade for me!
Incoco Nail Polish Applique – $8.00 (BONUS PRODUCT!)
I hardly have time to do anything with my nails, which is sad because I have tons of beautiful shades calling my name for Spring. The thought that these are perfect for the lady on the go doesn’t really sit well with me since the experiences I have had with this type of nail product has been a pain. Convenience just was never a perk for me when it came to these, but the pattern that I got is lovely and I will most likely give this brand and product a try just because it’s been a while!
eb5 Anti-Aging Cleansing Lotion & Toner
Besides the nail stickers, this was the only other product I haven’t fully tested out yet. With skincare I feel it takes more than one time to fully get the idea of how a product works for you. I’ve never heard of this brand before so it’s always nice to try something new!
Etre Belle Cosmetics Golden Skin Roll-On Caviar Eye Gel – $45.00
This says it helps erase signs of fatigue by firming and resuscitating tired skin around the eyes, which is sort of perfect for having a new baby around! I’m sure you can see my dark circles and tired eyes from a mile away! This product felt nice around my eyes and very cooling.
Overall, this wasn’t a terrible first box. I’m not crazy about but I felt that it had a good mix of products and had a good value!
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