May 2013 GlossyBox Swatches & Review

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The theme for the May 2013GlossyBox is A Year of Beauty! Which means… Happy 1 Year Anniversary, GlossyBox!!!!!

Currently 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 May 2013 GLOSSYBOX? Let’s check it out!

First, from Epionce, the Intense Anti-Aging + Repair Serum. This is like a multivitamin for your skin said to reverse and prevent the visible signs of aging. The sample received is too small to tell you if it’s reversing or preventing anything, but what I can tell you is that it smooths on nicely and absorbs quickly, with only a dab needed to coat the whole face.

From Nicka K New York, the Absolute! Perfume Stick. This has a nice, fresh scent and the size is perfect to keep in your purse or travel bag for a quick scent touch-up.

Next, from European Wax Center, two packets of The Exfoliate. This contains a “comfort blend of antioxidants” and is to be used for optimum nourishing. New hair will grow in easily, free of bumps, ingrowns and irritation. Perfect to try after a wax!

From Xtreme Lashes, the GlideLiner Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Xtreme Black. This is a smudge-proof, color-rich gel liner that sets quickly and lasts all day. This smooths on nicely and stays put on my upper eye lid. It wasn’t great for waterlining (too soft) but is nice to wear for a regular liner. A pencil sharpener from this brand was also included.

ETA:Xtreme Lashes has generously provided a coupon code for you! Visit for 20% off your purchase using promo code BLOGGER20 until 10/1.

Finally, from Etre Belle, the Collagen & Aloe Vera Hydro Mask. This thing feels amazing and makes my face feel even more amazing. Side benefit – creeps out my kids (read: play monster and hydrate your face all at the same time) .

In this box is also a coupon from Ulta for a free 1.5oz Sebastian Shaper or Shaper Plus with any $15 Sebastian purchase as well as a free wax from European Wax Center….

…and, of course, a Glossybox Mag to read while you hydrate with your Etre Belle Face Mask (if playing monster doesn’t work out).

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

With the exception of the Volume Spray from Sebastian Professional, the brands for May are all new brands to my stash! Clearly, you’re getting your money’s worth, and useable items to boot!!!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have also noticed that GlossyBox sent their bloggers a treat from caseable – a customized iPhone case! They actually blended two pictures I sent from my Pinterest account together and made this awesome case for me! I am so in love with it!

Want to win your own custom designed treat?  THREE of my Twitter followers can win a Glossybox + an $80 voucher from caseable. Simply retweet this tweet between June 5, 2013 – June 7, 2013, follow the rules and you’re entered! Rules – open to U.S. residents only, winners must follow @caseable and @glossybox_us, multiple entries are okay!

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.

*Hint for June! The American Beauty Box will be a very special June Box for all subscribers, and it is sure to be one of the best yet!

**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!**

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