Thursday, 7 June 2012

May Glossy Box

As I mentioned in my Luxe Box Post, I signed up for several beauty-boxes (Luxe Box, Glymm Box (Bag?),  Glossybox, and Julep Maven) and am deciding between just 1. I signed up for all, then cancelled all, and will be signing up for just 1. I received one of every box to try - but because I didn't decide I was going to be cancelling them all until recently, this will be my 2nd Glossybox.....

 Glossybox is a Beauty Box in Canada where a curated box full of beauty products is sent to your door monthly

This box costs $15 a month andyou can easily cancel your membership and will not be charged for any future months after cancellation.

If you want to sign up - and you've first read about it here/or been motivated to sign up based on my post I would really really really appreciate it if you use my referral code! (Sign Up Here) 


So what was inside my May Box??


All wrapped up in a bow :)   



First up, Sebastian Professional Volupt Shampoo: Pump up the volume with Volupt shampoo. This is the 250ml FULL SIZE and Retails for $15.78. Okay, so my box is already paid for itself in full with this first product! I haven't tried this yet, but am looking forward to it. I'm a little nervous because I already have quite thick hair - so I don't want tooooo much volume.....


 
Simple Facial Wash Gel:  Leaves your skin thoroughly cleansed and revived, is a perfect blend of our purest skin-loving ingredients. The full size is 150ml and retails for $9.99. So at 50ml, this sample is $3.33. I have yet to try this out, but I have heard nothing but good things about Simple.




Simple Eye Make Up Remover: Effectively removes even waterproof mascara. Dermatologist tested. Opthalmologist tested. Safe for sensitive eyes, contact lens users, etc. Hypoallergenic, Noncomoedogenic (what does that even mean??). The full size is 125ml, and retails for $9.99, so at 56ml, this sample is about $4.50.




Curel Foot Therapy: Significantly improve the look and feel of even the direst heels and feet. Hydrates and softens dry, cracked feet in just 2 nights. This is the full size at 100ml and retails for $3.99. I'm looking forward to trying this! 




Finally, I swear I'm the only person who did not get a Boxx product in my Glossy box... I received an IMAN Red Luxury Lipstick. 

 This is the full size product - it says they are $16.00 each in stores. Though I looked and you can find them online for about $8-$10. It claims "this is the perfect shade of red for everyone, it's creamy texture provides full coverage and gives a long lasting smooth finish while conditioning and moisturizing the lips." 

The tagline for Iman cosmetics is "cosmetics for women of colour".... well I am not a woman of colour, and although this is apparently "a shade of red for everyone" I found this red to be far too dark/strong for my albino pale skin. It makes me look rather gothic/freaky. If any one knows a way of cutting it down/toning it down PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!!!!!




They also included this card for a free "IMAN luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup Deluxe Sample" - that's nice, but:

1) I looked online and since this is a company for "women of colour" the lightest shade would be 10x too dark on me, and 


2) I live in Vancouver and IMAN cosmetics is only in Calgary and Toronto. 


So I am not very pleased with Glossy box for sending me this coupon when my address is clearly a Vancouver address, nor am I happy about receiving a shade of lipstick meant for "women of colour" when I am clearly albino and stated I was "pale" in my beauty-profile.  If anyone is from Calgary or Toronto, and has a tanned/darker skin tone and would like this coupon, please leave a comment and I would be happy to mail it your way!  




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21 comments:

  1. Hrm, you are the only person I've seen who got this lipstick. If I were you, I'd email GB directly and tell them that you got this shade, and that you are pale skinned and it is not an appropriate match to your beauty profile. They will likely send you an 'extra' sample in your next box if you stay subscribed. That being stated, that red looks HOT and would be appropriate for certain special outfits (and Halloween! LOL).

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    1. Unfortunately I have already cancelled (I cancelled them all before I even received the box so I could wait to decide which of all the beauty boxes to re-sign up with - I can't afford them all!) I've actually found a way to cut the red a littttle bit by just dabbing it ever so slightly and layering it with a lighter stain.... that or I'll save it for Halloween lol

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  2. Oh whoa! You are definitely the only person I've seen with this lipstick! It's a pretty intense colour that's for sure! Steph is right now, it'll be good for dress-up.

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    1. It's so weird that they sent me a brand for "women of colour" - I am literally albino haha

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  3. Ohhh man! Honestly I hate dark colors as well, I once got one in Luxe..I stated that I disliked it in the monthly survey and so far things have been good:)

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    1. If glossybox is the beauty box I decide to re-sign up with I will definitely be letting them know...

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  4. Aww that is to bad that not only is the red not a good colour for your skin tone but you can't even use the coupon. I would be in the same boat as you if I had received that since I am borderline albino... Every once in awhile you get a dud in these boxes that is unusuable...but they should have noticed your beauty profile and address.. that's just sloppy of them!

    xo

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    1. I know it's a surprise, and I'm not mad, I still love everything else in my box, but yes, the 'address' thing should definitely have been obvious even if the 'pale' skin part wasn't!

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  5. I was signed up for the Birchbox for a while, but I stopped it after a couple of months simply because the products didn't seem well-suited to me. Besides, I'm picky.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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    1. Yeah, if you're picky about colours or make up then it's definitely more worth your money to just purchase the products you actually want!

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  6. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  7. Your box is definitely the only one I've seen with an IMAN product. I have seen others with a lipstick from Pandora and the colours they offer would've suited you better. I think red would look nice on pale skin though, kind of like snow white :)

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    1. I'm sure some pale girls could definitely pull it off! I just look like a clown though :P I'm still experimenting with ways to cut it down...like applying a lighter stain on top...which kind of defeats the purpose...

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  8. I love that shade of red...I love to experiment with bright colours! That said, I would email GB and ask why they sent you a product for a "woman of colour." I bet they'll sort you out! hehehe!

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    1. If I were still signed up I definitely would email them, if I sign up again I will definitely let them know... in the mean time, definitely trying to experiment, but it's not going so well lol

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    2. Maybe if you just put it on your bottom lip, rub together and then put some gloss on top? :)

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  9. It makes me wonder if subscription boxes actually pay attention to the details that their subscribers provide to them. Doesn't really give a good impression of the way they manage their service and the level of attention to detail. Maybe just blot the lipstick on or tone it down with a light lip gloss over it?

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    1. I've been trying just that (blotting and a light stain on top)! Thanks! It seems to work, but then it makes me wonder why even bother use it at all if I'm just covering it up...

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  10. I have always been curious about subscription services like this one. I think in a way it's good because you can try out different products but it's a little disappointing that it doesn't seem to be paying much attention to the user profile though.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, I am still happy with this box, despite this hiccup. I signed up for a 'surprise' box so I can't complain toooo much. But things like addresses or skin-tone should play a bitttt of a role...

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  11. nice assorted products, i especially like the color of the lipstick!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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