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October 2012 Glossybox

The fact that I am only posting about the October Glossybox must be some indication of how un-interested I was in it and if it weren’t for one product, I would have been very disappointed. October’s Glossybox was breast cancer awareness themed and had some markedly pink items. This is the last Glossybox at the old price of $15/month, so maybe we’ll see some marked improvement in November’s Glossybox?

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Jouviance Rejeuvenating Anti-Aging Cream

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Extremely luxurious face cream, gently formulated to hydrate and increase the firmness of your skin.

Thoughts: Unfortunately, this eye cream is not for my skin type, but I guess the skin under the eyes is the same for everyone. I’ve never heard of this brand, but it sounds promising.

Full size: 50mL/$93.50

I received: 5mL/$9.35

Model Co Flipstick Lip Duo

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SHINE ultra lip gloss can be worn alone or layered over LIPSTICK lip couture for hours of unbeatable shine in a shade of perfect October pink.

Thoughts: This is pretty cool, but so bulky! There is a mirror on the other side of this lip duo as well. The scent of this was also kind of strange for me…it actually made me feel a little nauseated….

Full size: $38.75 (Wow! Super pricey!!!)

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Zoya Nail Lacquer in Loretta 

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Thoughts: This is the product that made me the happiest! The colour isn’t quite what I would have chosen for myself because it’s so sheer, but it never hurts to have sheers like this that give your nails a “healthy” look.

Full size: 15mL/$8.00

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Sebastian Professional Trilliance Shampoo and Conditioner

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Cleanses and polishes the hair surface to enable greater light reflection, creating gorgeous natural shine.

Thoughts: Wow, these are some lofty claims! I didn’t know you could polish the surface of your hair…I am VERY interested in seeing if these do what they claim!

Full size: Shampoo: 250mL/$15.79 and Conditioner: 250mL/$16.59

I received: Shampoo: 50mL/$3.16 and Conditioner: 50mL/$3.32

Gillette Venus Razor

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Boost your shave and help lock in skin’s moisture with the top of the line in disposable razors!

Thoughts: I think it was a past Luxe Box that I received this in and I am currently using this razor now. What I love about this razor is that I don’t need to use shaving cream with it because of the “hydration bars” next to the blades. It doesn’t give the closest shave though especially for the underarms.

Full size: $16.99

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Total Value of Glossybox: $79.57

Quite a high value for October’s Glossybox, but I think the lip duo is over-priced therefore inflating the overall value of the box. My favourite product is the nail polish for sure and I am always happy when I manage to get a colour I don’t already own!

17 comments

  1. Seems like an okay box overall but not mind blowing. I canceled my account a few months ago for the same reason.

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    1. Exactly, once the price moves up to $21, is it worth just feeling OK about the box?

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  2. I am going to try out November for the last time. I hope it's amazing, otherwise, I will cancel!

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    1. I know, I'm giving it until the end of this year and then I will re-evaluate in the new year.

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  3. haha isnt that mirror on the ModelCo just sort of impractical? i mean, you can't use it when you are applying the lipstick since you are actually holding it at the time so i guess it is only good for checking if your makeup is still good throughout the day?

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    1. Yeah, I think that's what I would use the mirror for. Totally impractical!

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  4. We got the exact same box. Even though the polish is sheer it looks nice on the nails. I'm probably going to use to do a French manicure.

    :) chelsey

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    1. I rarely do traditional French manis, so I think I might have to give Loretta away :(

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  6. Yours was the same as mine. I actually did enjoy the shampoo and conditoner but have definitely used better. I'm a huge fan of that razor too, especially for my legs. I was reasonably happy and have been using all of the products in the box.

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    1. Well, that's great! I look forward to using the shampoo and conditioner now!

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  7. I got the same box you did. I've been using the gloss and lipstick non-stop! But I have to agree, it's grossly over priced.

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    1. Yeah, that lipstick is like the price of YSL, even more actually!

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  8. I got the same box as yours. Sadly that was my last Glossybox. I switched over to Topbox and ipsy bag. I don't mind this lip gloss/lipstick. You don't like the scent? I thought it smells like strawberry. But the nail polish was not too appealing to me as I put on 3 coats and still looks so sheer.

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    1. Mine did not smell like strawberries! It smelled chemically...and in a sweet way so maybe my strawberry scent was a little off!

      Hmmm, I really hate sheer polish :(

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  9. Aww...well, yay for the Zoya! hehe :D

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