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

December 2012 Glossybox

Well, what do you know? My December Glossybox actually made it to me yesterday and we are still in December! I know some girls haven’t received their boxes yet so I consider myself fortunate. I LOVED this month’s box. Mostly drugstore items, but again all items I would use. This month’s box is a collaboration with LouLou and came packaged in a silver, instead of the usual matte pink box. I had not seen any previews for the December Glossybox so opening it was truly a surprise! 

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Tresemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry ShampooDSCF4291

Thoughts: I use dry shampoo all the time (I have 10 in my bathroom now!) and I have yet to try any from Tresemme so receiving this deluxe sample was awesome!

Full size: 161g/$5.99

I received: 56g/$2.10

Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30DSCF4293

Thoughts: My skin has been red in certain areas so I have actually been using a face mask at night that calms redness. This moisturizer couldn’t have come at a better time!

Full size: 73mL/$22.99

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Aveeno Positively Ageless Tinted MoisturizerDSCF4294

Thoughts: I found it weird to have TWO moisturizers in one beauty box, but I guess because this is tinted, it can be viewed as sort of makeup item for very light coverage. I generally don’t wear a lot of foundation so this is another product that I would use.

Full size: 50mL/$25.99

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Avon Glazewear Intense Lipgloss in SundanceDSCF4295

Thoughts: Oooh, I love receiving products from Avon because it’s not something that I can easily get other than through a rep or online. This looks like a great colour!

*EDIT* Apparently this is a discontinued product and is at least 5 years old! Glossybox has yet to address this officially and have been “looking into it”. I’m glad I haven’t used it yet…

Full size: 6mL/$7.99

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Revlon Nail Enamel in a “Touch of Mauve”DSCF4296

Thoughts: This is really not my colour…is it just me, or is it just too darn neutral? I don’t really have a colour like this so it’s not like it’s a dupe of something I have, but I just don’t know if I would wear this very much.

*EDIT* Apparently this is also a discontinued product, but when it comes to nail polish, I dare someone to find me a bacterium that can actually survive in nail lacquer…I don’t really mind as much that this is discontinued as I do the Avon product.

Full size: 15mL/$5.99

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Glossybox LashesDSCF4297

Thoughts: These lashes look VERY full and look like a lot of fun to wear! Goodbye little Asian lashes!

Full size: $12.50/pair

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Tresemme Split Remedy SachetDSCF4298

Thoughts: Sure, I’m all up for reducing the number of split ends I have!

Full size: 700mL/$5.99 (for each of the shampoo and conditioner?)

I received: 9mL/$0.08 X 2

Nobia EarringsDSCF4299

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Total Value of Glossybox: $77.72

The earrings were a nice bonus and are quite cute. I don’t really wear a lot of costume jewellery, so I might gift them to someone else, but they are a pretty colour and beautiful stud earring for everyday. The Aveeno products are pretty pricey and are on the upper end of the drugstore products, so I was happy to receive them. I can see how some people wouldn’t as some would have preferred makeup items over moisturizers, but I am very happy with what I received and look forward to having better looking hair, less redness on my face and amazing lashes for the new year!

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  1. Pretty good box! I use some products by Aveeno regularly from both the positively ageless and ultra calming line (neither of the specific ones you got though) and I really like them. I was thinking yesterday and figured out that Glossybox has sent out some ofhe most useful samples of all the beauty boxes for me. Sometimes it's less exciting than others but it's stuff I didn't know about at I really would use regularly and it's in a decent price range and easy to come by.

    Thanks for sharing the contents!

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    1. Sometimes, I am torn between receiving products that I know I would use, but aren't considered luxe OR just receiving luxe products because I know would never buy it at full price on my own. Overall, I was pleased with what I received in December's Glossybox and I'll continue to sub for a little while more.

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  2. This looks like a fantastic box! Makes me a bit sad to have cancelled my GlossyBox subscription..but the stuff just kept piling up! It's interesting that GlossyBox is really starting to produce their own line of beauty products as well.

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    1. It IS piling up! I am trying to hard just to stick to what I have and not buy anymore products on my own as we are getting so many samples, but at the same time, I LOVE having all this product at my fingertips :)

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  3. What a great box!!! I <3 dry shampoo. Aveeno makes some really nice products, so that is awesome that you got full sizes to try. :D I think that nail polish is very lovely, but as you said it is more office appropriate that exciting. I am glad that you were able to get this box before January!

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    1. It was a pleasant surprise getting it on New Years Eve! It was ALMOST like Christmas!

      Dry Shampoo is great isn't it? I've really gotten hooked on it this past year.

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  4. haha! haven't tried any of these boxes yet! anyway enjoy, looks like fun

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    1. I hope a beauty box comes to Trinidad soon!

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  5. I hope you review the Aveeno moisturizer! I'm looking for a new one.

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    1. I've used Aveen moisturizer before and it's really quite nice! Very gentle, non-irritating, no strong scent. It's just not quite enough for me in the winter.

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  6. Yay great items! I love seeing boxes where you can use all the products :D

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    1. Hehe, me too! I never thought there would be a day when I would be surrounded by product!

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  7. OOOOOoooo I am pretty excited for my box which is supposed to come tomorrow! This is the first preview I have seen

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    1. Yeah, I feel like either I got mine early (which is rare since I live in Vancouver) OR I was the only one who had no life and just HAD to share the contents with all of you! LOL!

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  8. I really like Aveeno products! I am picking my box up tomorrow now LOL I was going to wait until after New Years but I will drive downtown to my office and go get it! The last Avon/Mark lipgloss we got I ended up really liking and found a rep in my office building to order another one from :)

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    1. Oh cool! So I will look forward to using the Avon lipgloss then! I think I know ONE Avon rep, so if all goes well I'll order through her.

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    2. Have you read the uproar at GB's FB page today? Apprently the Avon products are old and discontinued. Yikes. I am keeping tabs on it. I haven't used those products yet.

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    3. I saw! I haven't used mine yet either...

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  9. This months box looks pretty good.

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  10. Oo I hope glossybox do lashes in their boxes over here in uk! x

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    1. I love the UK Glossyboxes! You guys get such cool items!

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  11. Glossybox is claiming the products are not old and trying to fool people.
    Not even offering a replacement of anything...

    JAN 7 GLOSSYBOX RESPONSE:

    Thank you for being so patient and understanding while waiting for an answer regarding the Avon products included in

    December’s GLOSSYBOX. Because we’re an international company, we strive to bring you products from around the globe,

    which is actually why it has taken longer than usual to update you on this issue. We’ve communicated with our

    supplier in Europe, who has been a reliable GLOSSYBOX provider in the past, and they have reassured us that the

    product is in date, new and unopened, but we are devastated if our GLOSSIES are upset. Our investigation is not over

    and we have learned a lot from this situation. We will be reevaluating how we approach quality assurances going

    forward, since our number one priority will always be making (and keeping) you, our subscribers, surprised and

    delighted with your GLOSSYBOX. If you have any questions at all about the Avon product you received, or about your

    GLOSSYBOX in general, please feel free to email our customer service department at contact@glossybox.ca. They will

    be getting up to date information on this issue and will be best equipped to answer any questions or concerns that

    you may have. Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding through this. We cannot even begin to

    express how extremely appreciative we are to have your perspective, loyalty and support!

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