It's officially FALL! You have no idea how much I love the crisp and cool Fall weather. I get SO MAD when it doesn't last long so I'm savoring these hoodie wearing days!
With that, I have the September GLOSSYBOX here to review, appropriately entitled "Fall Forward".
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 September 2012 GLOSSYBOX? Let’s check it out!
First, from GKHAIR we have two products, a shampoo and a conditioner. Hallelujah! A set! Freaking love that. Not one without the other so you have no clue if the system actually works, we have BOTH! GK stands for Global Keratin, and these products contain Juvexin (aka the "only protein compound scientifically proven to protect and restore hair...."). I love how these products make my hair look and feel, but I'm not a fan on the scent. It reminds me of the Brown Sugar and Fig (I think) from Bath & Body Works. So, if you love that, you'll love this.
Next, from Koh Gen Do, we get to sample the Cleansing Spa Water. Just the name makes me relax. It's refreshing to the skin, and I like to use products such as this to do my initial makeup remover, so I can be sure my Murad is getting deep down in. I don't find this to remove my eye makeup quickly, or completely, but it will be good for those of you that don't wear mascara. Or, for those of you that have time to hold a cotton ball over your eyes to let it soak and wipe. You'll have to repeat this at least twice.
Third, my favorite item from this months box, Kryolan for GlossyBoxMoisture Rich Lipstick in Glossy Pink. This lipstick felt so good on and really complemented my skin tone well. It would be awesome to see more of these! Maybe GlossyBox can get with Illamasqua and do a polish!
Finally, from Missha - the M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42. Amazing coverage, amazing SPF and this product feels great on. Unfortunately, the shade was picked for me rather than by me and it's at least a shade too dark for my tone. The shade shown below is in #31 Golden Beige. Several other shades are available, and I think I'd have matched up better with #21 Light Beige, or #23 Natural Beige. But, do know that the product itself is very nice! The product sent was FULL SIZE, which retails at $29.99. Well more than the cost of the entire box.
Overall, this months GlossyBox was pretty good. Full of brands I've been curious about and items I'll use. You get a bit of everything, makeup, skin care, hair care… I love that this subscription box is sure to cover all of the bases. It the Missha would have matched my skin tone I'd have given it an A for sure!
The brands for September are interesting and you’re definitely getting your money's worth. GlossyBox is still a go for next month!
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!**