December 2012 GlossyBox Swatches, Photos & Review

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Hello!!!!  I feel like I’ve missed out on the internet world for the last couple of days!  Christmas and holiday festivus has taken over!  And, also, I had to organize to fit in all of these new toys that Santa dropped off for the kids.  My sons room literally took me FOUR HOURS alone to deal with.  He’s a collector.  I say that with love.

GlossyBox certainly knows how to take care of it’s subbies for the holidays.  The December box was loaded with goodies and surprises that made me smile from ear to ear.  The theme this month is Glamour, Glitz and Gloss.  It’s filled with items to make you look and feel uber glitzy for any holiday party you have coming up.

039 044Currently available in 19 countries, GlossyBox has become known for their high quality samples and prestigious brands such as NARS, Lancome, Laura Mercier, and more.

So, what is in the December 2012 GLOSSYBOX?  Let’s check it out!

048 051 056The first product is from Forest Essentials Luxurious Ayurveda and is the Madurai Jasmine & Mogra Bath & Shower Gel.  This product is a gloriously yummy shower moisturizer that helps keep skin soft and leaves a subtle scent.  I normally wear Chanel Chance and this oil reacts well with that fragrance, garner compliments all over the party.

Next is from Heartland Fragrance Co. and are White Tea Bath Salts.  I love love love Bath Salts.  They just seem more mature than bubbles.  The aromatherapy is a great way to relax and de-stress from a long night of mingling.

Third, from mark., is a Lipclick Luxe Lipstick in m.powerment petal.  At first I wasn’t too excited about this rosy pink shade.  The packaging seemed teenager and the shade just normal.  Once I put it on I was pleased to see it went perfectly with my tone and will actually be a shade I can use quite frequently.  It’s nicely pigmented and non-drying.  This shade is limited edition and was developed to raise awareness for a powerful women’s cause.

075 078Fourth, from Issey Miyake, the Pleats Please Eau de Toilette.  This fragrance is inspired by the designers ready-to-wear line.  I’ve never seen the line, but I do hope it’s better than the fragrance.  It’s overpowering, floral, and smells old.  The scent does die down a bit after awhile, but this isn’t something I’d reach for on any occasion.  If you like a heavy floral scent, this might be for you.

Fifth, from Wella, is the Velvet Amplifier.  This styling primer works well to get your hair ready for any sort of styling plans you have for it.  The serum provides manageability and will amplify control.

Sixth (yes, we’re still going!) is a Nail Lacquer from Zoya.  The shade I got is Electra and can be seen swatched and reviewed here with the rest of the Ornate Holiday Collection.

Finally, from JewelMint, a piece of jewelry as a special gift for this holiday season.  It says various styles on the card, all retailing at $29.99, so there should be a few different pieces floating around.  The piece I received is a gold heart with red stones with the two birds (see below).  It seems more appropriate for Valentine’s Day, but it’s definitely glitzy enough for holiday wear.  The heart also has a pin on the back for another way to wear.  I’m so excited for jewelry in the GlossyBox.  Along with Godiva, jewelry is another quick path to my heart ;)

057In addition to the products, there is also a GlossyMag filled with trends, style and more!

033With GlossyBox you get a bit of everything, makeup, skin care, nails, hair care… I love that this subscription box is sure to cover all of the bases.

The brands for December are a mix of some of my faves as well as new loves.  Clearly, you’re getting your money’s worth!  The only item I absolutely was not a fan of was the perfume.  Just too strong.

GLOSSYBOX is a subscription service.  You sign up on the website and then from there you can order your subscription based on one month, six months, or a year.  You’ll answer a series of questions and based off of that, you will receive a customized box.  This is all pretty standard for a beauty subscription service.

The price is a bit higher than that of other services you may have heard of or belong to.  At $21 I would expect double the awesomeness of what I’d receive from, say, Birchbox.

GLOSSYBOX will always offer a MINIMUM of five products.  After receiving your box, you can fill out more surveys in order to rate the products you received so they can better tailor your next package.  So, basically, after a few months of the service, your packages should be PERFECT.

**TIP – Make sure you review the products received in your GLOSSYBOX to receive 20 GLOSSYDots per review.  You can use these toward your own free box!**

Here is the latest GLOSSYBOX news:
  • Fashion-forward sensation Leandra Medine, known for her infamous blog The Man Repeller is curating our January box. Sign up here to be alerted once the Man Repeller box goes on sale. Don’t miss out!!

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