Glossybox Review - April 2015 - Beauty Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it? Glossybox
How much? $21/month plus $5 shipping. Save on 3, 6, & 12 month subscriptions. Prices in US dollars.
What's in it? 5
surprise luxury beauty products packaged in a glossy pink gift box

Glossybox is a deluxe beauty sampling program, operating in more than a dozen countries worldwide. They consider themselves the "leading purveyor of luxury beauty samples on a global stage". Glossybox US started shipping to Canada in November 2014.

Glossybox made a quiet change recently and it needs to be addressed. Since the start of the year, Glossybox has been sending out boxes with slight variations. In the past, each monthly box contained the same five items. Now there will be a selection of items (8-10 items, for example), and subscribers will each get 5 items from the selection. There is no way to guarantee which samples you will receive. Glossybox has said the version you will receive is based on your beauty profile, age, location, and sign-up date. With this change, Glossybox is a more expensive version of Ipsy. I'm not sure how I feel about it. It's something to keep in mind when subscribing based on advance preview blogger reviews - you may not receive the same version featured in the review.

I posted about an April sneak peek on April 1st. My April Glossybox shipped April 10 and arrived April 20th. Occasionally Glossybox sends me a complimentary box early in the month for review purposes. This month, my review box didn't arrive until April 23. It's not much of a preview when it comes that late, so this review is for the box from my paid subscription.

The box this month is another special edition box. This one is very cool and pays homage to pop art.  There were a few colour variations. My other box has a pink background, the promo image has a yellow background, and I've also seen some with blue backgrounds. Glossybox has been doing these special edition designs more often. I really like the change.

Product card

Second look - a bonus item!

As a bonus, every April box included an exclusive Glossybox + Thursday Friday cosmetic pouch. These normally go for $35 on the Thursday Friday website, but this one doesn't seem to be as good quality as the regular ones. It's still a nice bonus, but it's probably worth more like $10-15. Inside the pouch was a Mystery gift discount card. Mine was good for 50% off my entire purchase. Incidentally, you can also score 50% off your entire purchase at Thursday Friday by signing up for their e-mail list.

Aerin Waterlily Sun Perfume (0.3oz, $15)
Like sunlight reflecting on water, bright Sicilian Bergamot and Lush Dewy Greens entice the senses for an invigorating, luminous first impression. Delicate, yet alluring Waterlily and softly exotic Jasmine Sambac add layers of depth and intensity, warmed by sweetly inviting Musk. The effect is bright, dewy and fresh.
I don't mind this scent at all. It's nice and fresh, as described. I have so much perfume though so I will probably gift this one.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss in New Wave ($18)
A gloss that combines the pigment potency of Lip Tar with a casual glossy finish.
New Wave is described as a "glassy neon pink". The tube is full size, but the Sephora version comes with a lip brush as well.

Julep Gel Eye Glider in Bronze Shimmer ($16)
Clinically proven to last for 10+ hours, this easy-to-use eye pencil delivers the creamy formula & intense color payoff of a gel eyeliner. The waterproof formula glides on, sets in 30 seconds, and then stays put. Because eyeliner shouldn’t stand in the way of adventures.I'm always a little surprised to see Julep in a subscription box other than the Julep Maven box. I don't mind receiving Julep cosmetics though, because I've been skipping boxes for months. I haven't tried most of their newly released products.

Marrakesh Endz Split End Mender & Preventer (1oz, $5.99)
Our powerful blend of nutrient-rich Argan Oil, from Morocco, ultra fortifying Hemp Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, and Panthenol seals and repairs split ends, while preventing future damage. Ends will naturally look and feel thicker with long lasting frizz and static control.
I noticed a few split ends the other day so this comes at a good time!

Estee Lauder Englighten Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum (0.24oz, $15)
Reduces the look of dullness, uneven skintone.For some reason skincare samples like these never wow me. I gave this one to my mom, because she is really appreciating serums and anti-aging products these days.

My April  Glossybox contained five products, plus a bonus makeup pouch. The retail value of the beauty products is $70 US. This box costs Canadians $26 US, including shipping so it's good value. There's a nice mix of products and the pouch is a great bonus.

If you are interested in signing up for Glossybox, they are offering a free Mother's Day Glossybox with a new annual subscription sign up. Use promo code MOTHERSD2015 at checkout to claim your free box. This promo code is good while supplies last. Once the Mother's Day boxes are sold out, the promo is over. If you sign up for Glossybox in May, you will receive the May box, while supplies last. Once the May box is sold out, new subscribers will receive the Classic Glossybox as their first box.The Classic box is a collection of Glossybox's most loved products.

Click here to sign up for Glossybox.

** UPDATE ** May spoilers are starting to trickle out. One of the items that might be included in your May box is a deluxe sample of GLAMGLOW POWERMUD DUALCLEANSE TREATMENT.

The "Gift with Purchase" deal for May is out as well. New subscribers can get a free Eye Powder by using promo code EYEPOWDER at checkout. Only one promo code can be used at a time and this is valid for new sign ups only. Expires May 31, 2015.

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  1. Interesting... I found one of the perks of Glossybox was that if you liked the spoilers, you were guaranteed to get it!
    Renee C.

  2. Really great stuff you received.


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