November 2012 GlossyBox Swatches, Photos & Review

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Heyyyyyy! I feel like I'm out of touch since I didn't post yesterday! Completely sick, over here. Hit me like a lead sled! <----- Saying things like that is fun.

I'm still under the weather, but I could NOT WAIT to show you the November GlossyBox, and not just because November is about over. It's seriously the awesomest of the awesome. The theme is 'Tis the Season to be Glossy, which gets me into the holiday makeup spirit even when I'm ill. Oddly, though, there is no gloss in this box lol I guess being beautifully festive makes us glossy!

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 November 2012 GLOSSYBOX? Let’s check it out!

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The first product is by NuMe Style and is the Arganics by NuMe Argan Oil. You all know about Argan Oil by now. I think this is probably the easiest thing for companies to supply a beauty box, because I get them in every subscription, every month. This one works the same as the others - well! I don't tend to use products like this on my skin, but I do love to use Argan Oil on the ends of my hair to make them look healthier in between cuts. Also from NuMe is a $100 Gift Certificate to use towards styling tools or hair extensions. I am in the market for a curling iron, so this will go to use!


Next, from Incoco, are the Nail Polish Applique. I got the shade Sinderella, which is a shimmery holiday red. These stickers are awesome to use for things like events, holidays, vacations or those times when you just don't want to worry about having to change or fix your mani. This shade will be perfect for the holiday festivities!

The third item is from Skin&Co Roma. It's a nice sample size of their Truffle Serum: Hydro-Toning Day Face Serum. To me, this serum smells of coconuts and is infused with Peptides and pure extracts of Tuber Melanosporum and Hyaluronic Acid. A little goes a long way, but it absorbs quickly and doesn't feel sticky. This can be used daily.

For the fourth product, Kryolan has teamed up with GlossyBox and put together a Blusher in Glossy Rosewood (swatches below). When I swatched this shade it felt a little dry, but wore SO WELL and is incredibly pigmented and beautiful. It's one of my favorite pieces in this box, topped only by the next and final item....

...which is the Lip & Eye Medium Pencil in Honour by Illamasqua. The shade is a deep brown with almost a hint of burgundy in there. It is saturated and wears beautifully. While this color will never touch my lips, it is amazing on the eye.

In addition to the products, you also get a GlossyMag filled with trends, style and more!


WIth 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 November are a mix of some of my faves as well as new loves. Clearly, you're getting your money's worth!

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!**

The latest from GlossyBox:

  • has just launched a gifting option. Share link with your fans, so they can shop for friends & family.
  • Enter for a chance to win the eye makeup of your dreams. We challenged 3 of the top bloggers - Grav3yardgirl, Bentley Blonde, and Maryam Maquillage to create a day to night look using 4 products chosen by the GLOSSYBOX Team. Brand prize include Urban Decay Cosmetics, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Smashbox Cosmetics, and Yve Saint Laurent Fragrances & Beauty. Vote for your favorite tutorial and enter to win using this link - Contest ends November 30.