April (May) 2012 Glossybox | Cosmetic Proof | Vancouver beauty, nail art and lifestyle blog

April (May) 2012 Glossybox

Hi Everyone!

What a great way to begin the month of May, but with TWO of my sample boxes arriving! I’m a peeker, so I already knew what was in my Glossybox, but I was still very excited to actually pick it up and was quite pleased with what I received.

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These are the items I received in April’s Glossybox:

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer

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Excitement Level: I have actually just purchased a brand new bottle of this stuff because my fiance and I both use it, so I guess now we can each have a bottle! I love the fact that there is SPF 15 in it and is a nice lightweight moisturizer. I would have liked to try a new brand, but this full size product will definitely get used!

Full Size: 120mL/$22.99

I Received: *FULL SIZE*

Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Shower Gel

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Excitement Level: Ooooh, I do love taking showers with sweet-smelling shower gel! I received this in the scent Exotic Apricot and I noticed that my shower gel did not come with a pump like some of the other scents. Mine is just a screw top cap.

Full Size: 240mL/$20.00

I Received: *FULL SIZE*

Wella Brilliance Conditioner Fine to Normal

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Excitement Level: This is my first time trying a Wella product as I did not receive the shampoo in the February Glossybox, but the Essie nail polish instead. What’s interesting is that there is diamond dust in this product? It’s the very last ingredient though, so I don’t think it contributes to that much to the overall product. Diamonds are the hardest material on the Mohs scale of hardness, so I don’t know how helpful it would be in my hair. I think the idea is that we are supposed to associate “brilliance of hair” with the “brilliance of a diamond”. Sounds more like marketing than science to me…I also find it a bit strange to just receive a conditioner…

Full Size: 250mL/$13.99

I Received: 30mL/$1.68

Wella Brilliance Treatment Fine to Normal

Excitement Level: I like treatments, although I’m not quite sure what to do with this one…is it a hair mask?

Full Size: 150mL/$13.99

I Received: 25mL/$2.33

Marcelle XTension Plus Mascara

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Excitement Level: OMG, more mascara…As much as I love Marcelle products, I think I’ll probably have to gift this one because I have way too many!

Full Size: 9mL/$12.50

I Received: *FULL SIZE*

*Bonus* Marcelle BB Cream

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Excitement Level: This is a great product which I have raved about here and I’m glad that other people will get a chance to try the new Marcelle BB Cream!

Full Size: 45mL/$22.95

I Received: 1mL/$0.51

Total Value of Glossybox = $60.01

Another awesome Glossybox with more full size items than I had expected! I’m always just happy with one, but three feels very generous! I am a very happy customer today!

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28 comments

  1. Amazing box! You got so many full sized products! Luxe Box & Glymm definitely need to step up their game! :)

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    1. I think they do! Glossybox has always been the better box by far each month, although I've really enjoyed my Topboxes too.

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  2. I got the exact same box as you!! Mine just arrived today (I always seem to be the last one in the country to get mine!) I'll do a post soon too :) I haven't taken the safety-seal off my shower gel because I'm waiting to open it until I run out of my current shower-gel and get a chance to use it .... so you'll have to tell me how it smells :)

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    1. It smells good! It's fruity, but in a light way so it's not overwhelming. I'm always one of the last people to get the boxes too...bummer...why can't there be a headquarters out West?

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  3. hee hee! I'm a peeker too (and I peeked at your box). I received mine today, but I haven't opened it yet...but it looks like a pretty good box!

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    1. LOL, you mean your box is in your house and you looked at mine first?! Hahaha! It's a great box! Go open yours!

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  4. Looks good! I love aveeno products!

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  5. Aww jealous that you got the apricot shower gel!

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    1. Awww, I saw that you didn't like the smell of your shower gel...

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  6. OOH apricot, lucky you! I got a floral one, what a pity. I will probably give it to someone else though, no harm no foul! It's not like I don't already have a stock pile of shower gel, hehe.
    I agree with the diamond dust thing- totally a marketing scheme. Oh well, I'm sure its still a great conditioner!!

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    1. LOL, It's getting to the point where we have enough bath stuff to supply a whole family!

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  7. Awesome products! The Aveeno moisturizer looks great! I'm kind of searching for a new moisturizer. Since you're using it already, I may check it out. Do you like it?

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    1. I do like it. In the winter, I find that it's a bit too light so I switch to Clarins until the air gets more humid. For a drugstore brand moisturizer, it's probably one of my favourites.

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  8. Great box hun! Love my glossy boxes ! They have been great so far .. Found your blog through canadian beauty reviews would love if you came and checked out my blog sometime romanianbutterfly206.blogspot.com

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  9. What a great set - I wish we had such cool stuff in glossy boxes in my country.

    Greetings,
    Joanna

    PS. Please take a look at my new post ;)

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    1. Awww, I know it's hard when not all of these boxes are available to everyone...

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  10. Yeah, my Luxe Box and Glossy arrived the same day, so I'll probably post about Glossy tomorrow. I just got a screw-top cap with my shower gel as well; would have loved a pump (but I think I'm just being a bit picky ;)

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    1. I know, I'm just being difficult! I just like having a pump or a squeeze bottle for some form of control. Looking forward to your post!

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  11. Ah like every else I got my glossy and luxe boxes on the same day..it was like Christmas in April! My shower gel did come with a pump but the scent is a very heavy perfume scent. Can't wait to try the marcelle mascara and especially the bb cream after your great review on it. Fabulous post as always :)

    Xo

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    1. Thanks hun! I hope you like the BB Cream as much I do :-) Two boxes in one day was like sample overload for me! I just sat in my living room surrounded!

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  12. I wanted to try that Aveeno moisturizer but I had seen some not-so-good reviews on it and ended up changing my mind. Thinking twice about it now..
    Do you feel any more "radiant" when using it? (:

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    1. LOL, maybe I do feel more radiant! In the winter it's not enough for me though. My skin needs more hydration than what Aveeno has to offer.

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  13. The Marcelle mascara is actually pretty nice. If it was waterproof then it would have been hit all the marks, but it is not enough make me give up my L'Oreal Volumious mascara. I will use it up though. April's box was pretty darn good though.

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    1. Ooh, I have been wanting to try the L'Oreal one! It seems to be one that everyone loves!

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