Thursday, July 11, 2013
My First Glossybox! June 2013
One thing about Glossybox that I like is that it seems like everyone gets the same items. I looked and couldn't find any box variations other than shades of products. (Ex. Not everyone got the same shade of lipstick and nail polish as I did.) There doesn't seem to be any "or" items like Ipsy and there aren't 50+ variations of boxes like Birchbox. I think this is good because there is no "box envy" where you see someone get an awesome selection of products in their box and open your own to find you got products you don't like as much.
As far as my first impression, I am happy with the size of the products I got and I like the packaging of the box itself. I am most excited to try out the Tarte lipstick and Spa Ritual polish. I will definitely try the Philip B. shampoo, probably soon. I'll have to research what to do with that c.Booth Honey Almond oil, but it sounds interesting so I am looking forward to trying it out. I think I can already tell that I probably won't care for at least some of the Oscar de la Renta perfume samples, simply because the box kinda smells like perfume now and there is something in that smell I'm not the biggest fan of. But it could just be that they're all mixing. I'll have to look up the fragrance notes of each and determine which ones I might like to try first from there. And of course, a girl can never have too much eyeshadow right? So I am looking forward to testing out the Model Co. eyeshadow duo.
Originally, I was only going to subscribe for the month of June, as sort of a birthday present to myself. At least thats what I told myself. But after taking a look back at my Ipsy Glam Bags (Part 1 and Part 2) I am thinking of canceling that subscription instead. And I'm still on the fence with Birchbox, so I am planning on taking a look back at my past Birchbox boxes as well to see how much I'm using from those. Perhaps I'll cancel the Ipsy and Birchbox to keep the Glossybox? We shall see... I'm getting all three for July and I think I'll decide from there.
What are your thoughts on subscription boxes? Do you subscribe to any of the three I mentioned? Which is your favorite? Thanks for reading!