|The box it's shipped in.|
|Pretty black envelope that is personalized!|
|All wrapped up in a bow!|
|What's inside the envelope.|
|AHAVA body lotion|
I had already received an AHAVA hand cream from a previous Glymm box, so I was semi-familiar with the line (I also know from other blogs that some people got the hand cream in this month's glossybox). It is made in Israel and a regular size retails for $28.00 (250 ml). The sample size was 40 ml. Not bad. I am a body lotion fanatic, and since I have very dry skin, I need to use it everyday. I found the scent of this to be nice and light, but the cream was a bit too runny for me, and I had to put on A LOT to get my skin moisturized. So, I'm not sure this is great for my dry skin, but those with normal skin types may find it is the right consistency.
|Moisture Stick by Elizabeth Grant|
My sample looks full size, but it says 3.5 grams on the stick and on the product card 5 grams is considered full-size ($12.00 retail value). No matter - it is still a really good size. I have heard of Elizabeth Grant before; she is constantly on the Shopping Channel and makes a lot of anti-aging products that many people seem to swear by. I do like this moisture stick, if for nothing else it is a soft, light, colourless balm that looks elegant (and not like the natty lip smacker I hide in my purse).
I say: now this is where Glossybox got it right. So many times we fill out the beauty profiles, all get the same boxes and basically wonder if they read the profiles. In this case, they obviously did, as I have very fine hair and this is a shampoo tailor-made for it. I tried it out and it has a great scent and does leave my hair full of body. This sample is 50 ml and a regular size (300ml) retails for $13.99, so I might consider getting this again.
|Oscar de la Renta's Live in Love|
This is again where some boxes differ - others I saw have the body lotion of this scent. The perfume doesn't lie when it says it is a 'green floral' - literally, it is like rolling around in the grass. I don't know just yet if it is the kind of romantic, tumbling down a grassy hill in the summer sunshine, or falling facedown in a clump of wet grass after you trip. But, it is kind of growing on me, so ask me what I think next week. This sample is 4 ml and the full size is 30 ml for $62.
|Prevage Day Cream by Elizabeth Arden|
|The cream (such a lovely picture - all whipped and fresh)|
Again, this is where I feel like my preferences were taken into consideration (but I also saw that many other boxes got this, so who knows?) My face is extremely dry, and I need a thick, creamy cream to get me through the day and night. This one does that, and it has spf 30, which is great. I don't even mind the anti-aging, as I do see sun damage and fine lines around my eyes and cheekbones. So bring it on, creamy cream. HOWEVER, this cream is definitely not for everyone. Those with oily skin will hate it, as it will only make their skin more oily. Also, if you have sensitive skin, it might cause a rash. But for the size that came in this box, I am extremely happy; it will last for awhile, and that's good, 'cause I can't afford the price tag of the regular size (50ml for $160; in the box was a 7 ml sample). Still, that's a sample worth over $20!
|Beauty so Clean Sanitizing Mist|
|Beauty so Clean Sanitizing Wipes|
These are the only items in the box I haven't tried, and when I do, I don't know if I will be able to tell a difference. Sure, I will know that bacteria has been killed, but will it make my product perform better? Possibly - I can see the wipes helping a lot for mascara wands and lipsticks, but I'm not sure about the spray - I've never really had a problem with germy powder before. They also have a third product - the Conditioning Brush Cleaner, which is not included, but I would have liked to try, as I find the liquid soap I use to clean my brushes a bit too harsh. With the information booklet that comes in the box, there is also a discount code for 20% off Beauty So Clean which is nice if you wish to purchase. I received four wipe samples (retails for $12.50/48 pack) and an 8 ml sample of the mist (full size is 125 ml for $15.99).
Overall, I am quite happy with my first Glossybox. The amount of product exceeded the purchase price (technically 7 products!) and the brands were good. My favorites were probably the shampoo, Moisture Stick and face cream, and at this time I would probably only purchase the shampoo (if the face cream just wasn't so expensive!) I saw that some other boxes contained Essie polish, which is awesome because Essie is just fab but I wasn't too bummed about because I just got my Julep box at the beginning of the week.
If you got a Glossybox, what was in yours? Thoughts on the products?
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