Glossybox June 2012 | Cosmetic Proof | Vancouver beauty, nail art and lifestyle blog

Glossybox June 2012

This month’s Glossybox has a bit of a summer theme to it which I thought was nice, but I was a little surprised to see mainly drugstore items in our selection of samples though…I feel like Glossyboxes in other countries are more “luxe” than ours…or is it just me? Anyway, here is my June Glossybox!

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In June’s Glossybox, I received:

Biore 4 in 1 Revitalizing Cleanser

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Purify, cleanse, tone and refresh skin in mere minutes. This unique self-foaming cleanser wipes out over 93% of impurities.

Thoughts: I love products with pumps so I was happy to receive this. The only thing I’ve ever tried from Biore are their infamous pore strips so I’m happy to try something else from them. 

Full size: 200mL/$9.99

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55

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Ultra light, fast-absorbing and voted #1 best feeling sunscreen by Canadian Dermatologists. Contains helioplex which provides photostable UVA/UVB protection.

Thoughts: I was bummed that I didn’t receive this in the Neutrogena anniversary gift so I’m happy that I received this in my Glossybox! Although, if I were to use this sample on my body and face, I think the whole tube would be finished! Maybe I’ll just use it on my face…

Full size: 88mL/$15.99

I received: 14mL/$2.54

Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz

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Free your hair with irresistible chunky texture achieving that matte, carefree beachy hair look.

Thoughts: This is my favourite product in the whole box! I’ve always wanted to have “beach waves” in my hair! I cannot wait to try this out! Just spray on dry hair, scrunch and shape and let dry! It also smells pretty good too!

Full size: 150mL/$16.99

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex

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Advanced microfillers instantly smooth the look of fine lines. The anti-aging formula with Biopeptide and B3 complex hydrates and improves the appearance of deep lines in just 14 days!

Thoughts: This is my third sample of this so I’m not too excited to be seeing this again. I haven’t even tried it out yet, so I have no idea if it’s any good. I don’t have any really deep lines so I doubt I would see any results. I should probably just give this to my mom…

Full size: 50mL/$30.99

I received: 7mL/$4.34

Cover Girl Flipstick – Blendable Duo in Minx

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This double-ended lip colour stick has a side for shimmer and a side for colour. Blend shades together to create endless lip looks.

Thoughts: I feel like a lot of people received this colour and it’s pretty dark…the idea is that you first apply the dark brown shade followed by the copper finish to give your lips a splash of shimmer. The colour is a little dark for me and I’m not that fair so I wonder how all you lighter –skinned girls are finding this colour?

Full size: 3.8g/$12.50

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Gillette Venus Embrace Razor

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Get ready for the shave fit for a goddess. Our first women’s razor created with 5 blades hugs every curve to get virtually every hair. An ultra close shave and incredible Venus smoothness.

Thoughts: Just in time because my old Venus blade is getting dull! I know I should just buy the blades, but they’re so expensive!

Full size: $13.43

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

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Pore strips are the deepest way to clean your pores. In just one use remove a week’s worth of built up dirt – and it only takes 10 minutes. Isn’t that great?!

Thoughts: These are always fun because it’s so satisfying to see all that icky stuff that’s in your pores showcased on a strip!

Full size: 8 strips/$9.99

I received: 1 strip/$1.25

Total Value of June Glossybox: $61.04

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The value was definitely there as always with Glossybox, but out of seven items, only one was a non-drugstore brand. Albeit, it was a good one, but I feel like the Canadian Glossybox is “lacking in luxe”. I feel so badly saying something negative! I still liked most of the products in this month’s box, but if you are going to brand yourself as a more luxurious sample box, I guess my expectations are somewhat higher.

Did anyone get something different than the box I got? I’m just curious… 

22 comments

  1. I think that Olay has a wack of those sample creams and is trying to get rid of them :P I've gotten a couple sample packages in the last few months and one of those has been in every one!

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    1. I know! It's like everywhere I turn there's an Olay Regenerist tube!

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  2. I got the same box as yours. A bit disappointed as you said, since this month is lacking high end brands, all drug store brands. But on the other hand, feel all the products are very usable and I am super excited to try the Wella spray.

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    1. It's true, the products are ones that I would use so I can't really complain all that much. I think it's just a matter of finding a balance between luxe and drugstore brands.

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  3. I've been really happy with Glossybox, but from what I've seen this month is definitely lacking the luxe factor! I feel bad for complaining too but they're the most expensive box, so I suppose I expect better products. With that said though, I have yet to see another box that provides as many full size products. The Biore cleanser is my favourite cleanser, I really hope I get it! My box still hasn't arrived yet, so I'm a bit annoyed. I'm super excited to get my hands on the Ocean Spray!

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    1. It's true that Glossybox CONSISTENTLY provides us with full sized products which is why I'm a little on the fence with them. I think everyone got the Biore cleanser so I'm sure you will too! If you like it, then I will definitely look forward to using it!

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  4. hey! just posted my review too :)
    i am so excited about the Wella hairspray! the minx color looks very extreme to me. i wonder if it works if you blend the two together?

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    1. Haha, see my comment on your review about mixing the two! It doesn't lessen the darkness!

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  5. Great review- don't feel bad for stating the truth! You were much nicer than I was ;) I appreciate the swatches of Minx. I didn't even bother to open mine. I would give it away, but I don't even know anyone who might want it? ai yi yi!

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    1. Hehe, you were still very likeable in your post! You need to find someone really dark or someone who just can't enough of dark lipstick. I don't even know anyone either!

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  6. Good value box but lack the luxe factor x

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  7. Aw I'm glad the value was there for this box. It would have been nice to have that luxe there though :D I was curious about those Covergirl flipsticks. I wonder how the other colors they have are...

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    1. Some people got a more pink shade that looked alright and formula-wise it felt pretty good.

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  8. I don't think I would have used much out of this box, just the neutrogena and the wella. I'm on board with @drinkcitra - am curious about the other flipstick colours!

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    1. This month's Glossybox wasn't quite as up there with their other ones, but I think the flipstick was the most interesting of the group. The other shades looked quite nice actually!

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  9. I love the Biore pore strips for my nose, they make it so soft and it makes me feel good seeing the icky stuff come out. I'm also not a fan of buying refills for razors, they are expensive! It's too bad some things didn't work out. I always get upset when it seems like they send out the least desired color with samples.

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    1. Those Biore strips are so much fun! They're fun to use on a quiet Friday night in ;)

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  10. I recently got the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55 and have been pretty pleased with it so far. I still don't feel its dry to the touch but it's definitely a lot less greasy than most.

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    1. Ah, that's what I was hoping for! Awesome!

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  11. the minx seems like it looks pretty good on you!! it looked so horrible on me. so so horrible.

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    1. I looked like an Asian vampire! I guess in the right circumstances Minx would work...thank you for the vote of confidence though!

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