I stopped by to share my November Glossybox subscription box with you today. In case you’re not familiar with it, Glossybox is a beauty box that provides five luxury beauty products every month. It costs $21 per month, with plan prices getting progressively lower as you pay for more months at a time. Let’s see how my first Glossybox stacked up!
Borghese Fango Body Refining Polish
This scrub is incredibly gentle. It’s a sugar-based scrub, which is always less harsh than salt on my eczema. This body polish is even less abrasive than the average sugar scrub, as it’s more finely milled. It’s not super greasy, but does contain enough oil to provide lasting moisture. Because it’s a drier scrub, it only sticks well on wet skin; otherwise, it falls off. For extremely rough skin, I’d be more likely to use something more abrasive, but this body polish provides the perfect amount of exfoliation for maintenance.
Lycopene Skin Care Crema Rinnovante
This cream is instantly hydrating. My skin drinks it in immediately, and whether I wear makeup or not, the moisture lasts all day. It’s rich and luxurious without feeling greasy. It works well on my combination skin and does a good job of keeping my skin from overproducing oil. Under my matte makeup, I didn’t even have the need to blot my T-zone until near the end of the day. I’m impressed with the skin-loving formula.
Psssst! – the TRUE Original Dry Shampoo
As I have alopecia, I really don’t have much need for this product, myself. So, to test this product, I enlisted my favorite guinea pig, namely, my teen daughter. Her hair is a combination of 4B and 4C textures, and was in its natural state at the time. When I saw that this dry shampoo consists of a powder, I was nervous, and inwardly resigned myself to the fact that we’d probably have to wash hair on a school night. Astonishingly, with some brushing, the powder disappeared, as did the excess oil in her hair. She was left with a soft and fluffy Afro with almost as much movement as when it’s freshly washed. There’s a bit of a chemical smell while spraying the shampoo, but it dissipated quickly, and her hair was left with a fresh scent. I’ll be keeping the rest of this shampoo to use on her straight styles, as this is a great way to refresh a style midweek without the pain of having to pull out the flat iron or blow dryer. This dry shampoo was an unexpected win, in my book, and something I’ll be buying in the future.
Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask
This mask is so much less drying than my usual clay and mud masks. It’s also thinner, so it dries very fast, which makes it perfect for a quick treatment if I don’t have a lot of time for pampering. Best of all, it’s got little particles (seeds?) that provide gentle exfoliation, and as I removed it, I rubbed in a circular motion. It’s like two products in one! I love the tingling, cooling sensation, and my skin looks refreshed and brighter after using it. I won’t lie – I was nervous when the tingling started, because my skin’s so sensitive, but there was no pain, discomfort, or irritation. To be safe, I used rose water to tone, instead of a toner that contained alcohol, and I’m very happy with the way it feels, even now, two days later. It worked wonders, particularly, on my dry areas, and got rid of most of the flakiness I deal with. I can really tell the difference when applying my makeup; my dry patches are smaller and less prominent.
De Bruyère Beauté Jumbo Eye Pencil in Bubble 07
First of all, you had me at Bubble 07. I’m a total nerd for a fun and funky name. I was so pleased with the color of this pencil. It’s the perfect neutral shade, and I’d describe it as a sort of metallic taupe. It’s more neutral than gold, and is suitable for a wider range of complexions, in my opinion. The formula of this pencil is simply amazing. Its buttery-smooth application is simply a pleasure. It’s super creamy and easy to blend. It can easily be worn alone as a liner, but it also plays very well with other eyeshadows of different finishes. This pencil went into my cosmetic bag immediately, because it can be worn with other colors for a dramatic effect, for a simple bit of color, or a quick touch-up. It stays put throughout the day, and without creasing, to boot.
And a free gift, too?
In addition to all I received, I used coupon code MELTEDLIPS for a free Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick with my first box! I received the shade Chihuahua, a muted pink. I’d describe it as a dusty rose with a hint of brown. On my brown skin, it’s surprisingly wearable, even without lip liner. Being muted makes it sort of a nude shade on me, which is how I generally wear my pinks. It’s more sheer than I would expect from a lipstick, and wears more like a gloss, in my opinion. It can be applied more heavily for additional opacity, but, for everyday wear, I find the subtlety flattering.
Overall, I’m extremely happy with this box. I do wish there was an option to personalize it and get more makeup, but as far as quality and performance, I’m pretty impressed. The value of the contents of my box is over $100. Two of the items in my box cost more than double the $21 I paid, so I feel I got a great deal. I’m thoroughly enjoying my Glossybox, and depending on the spoilers, it’s quite likely I’ll be ordering the December box. You can find out more about Glossybox and how it works here.
Have you tried Glossybox? What one item were you most excited about getting in one?
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