This month’s Glossybox theme is all about staying moisturized which I am all for in the winter months. Although this month didn’t have any WOW items, again most are items that I would use regularly. Was this box worth $21 though?
This fine mousse with orchid extract melts into hair for a smooth, lightweight touch.
Thoughts: I know that we have essentially been getting the whole Wella hair care line, but I’m just thinking of it like a very slow Prive box! I really don’t mind if Glossybox brings back brands that we have tried before unless we have all stated in our surveys that we hate them! I don’t normally fuss with my hair too much, but now that I have bangs I have been using a lot more product and experimenting more. I’ve stayed away from mousse in the past because I always overdo it, but if this promises to be lightweight I might have to give it a try.
Full size: 190g/$17.99
I received: *FULL SIZE*
A day or night moisturizing plumping lip gloss. Feel the tingle for an immediately fuller pout. Paraben -free!
Thoughts: At first I thought I was missing this product because I couldn’t find it amongst the folds and crinkles of black tissue! This is a teeny tiny sample, but knowing the price of Too Faced products, this doesn’t surprise me. “Tingly” lip products scare me a little bit because of an allergic reaction I had to one a few years back. I’ll just make sure to try this at home in case my lips balloon to carnival proportions.
Full size: 0.2oz/$39.00 (according to Sephora website!)
I received: ~0.060z/$11.70
Luxurious and lightweight body lotion with milk to nourish and honey to soften skin. Clinically proven to moisturize up to 24 hours!
Thoughts: I have received two little sachets of this in a past Glymm bag and I quite liked it so receiving a deluxe sample in a tube is awesome! I have always liked Burt’s Bees products and this moisturizer is no exception. I love the scent and the hydration it provides.
Full size: 170g/$12.99
I received: 25g/$1.91
Enriched with jojoba oil and natural shea butter, Nivea essential lip care nurtures your lips while preventing moisture loss, leaving them soft and smooth.
Thoughts: Being the lip balm freak that I am, I cannot believe I have never tried one of these Nivea ones! I LOVE the packaging so I was pretty pleased to see this product even though I know it’s not a “luxury” one.
Full size: 4.8g/$2.00
I received: *FULL SIZE*
Thoughts: This was a surprise as it was a gift from Glossybox as an early birthday gift chosen as their most favourite moisturizing product of the year. I love citrus scents so this hand creme is perfect.
Full size: 4.2oz/$15.00 (Vitabath website)
I received: 2.1oz/$7.50
These convenient cosmetic wipes are effective for sanitizing makeup that accumulates visible debris like dust, lint and food particles.
Thoughts: I’ve never really seen the point of these for personal use and are the only product in January’s Glossybox that I would never use. I’ve used one once on a lipstick and that was about it.
Full size: 48 wipes/$12.50
I received:12 wipes/$3.13
Total Value of January Glossybox: $44.23
The fact that Too Faced products are so expensive was very helpful in bolstering the overall price. So, is this box worth the $21/month we are now supposed to pay? I don’t think so. Glossybox now has 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions that lower the overall price of the boxes a little bit, so I’ve signed up for a 6 month subscription as I do like the boxes, but I just don’t think they’re really worth $21. The old $15 price was SO much nicer!