The Glossybox subscription is $21/month for 5 deluxe and sometimes full-sized items. For this particular box, however, everyone received 6 total products and a $25 gift card to Bergdorf Goodman.
I would just like to start by saying that I am only 29. Glossybox thought it was appropriate to send me TWO anti-aging eye products this month, for some reason. The only fine lines on my entire face are around my eyes, and those are likely from squinting because I hate wearing sunglasses and because I’ve walked around pretty much blind for 3/4 of my life. BUT THEY’RE NOT THAT BAD. Anyway, the Revive Eye Renewal Serum Firming Booster comes in a gel form and burned the bajeezus out of my skin, so I can’t really tell you whether or not it is actually effective. 0.1 oz, $28 value
The Lancer Eye Contour Lifting Cream is supposed to serve the same purpose as the Revive, but comes in a cream form. This stuff actually did help diminish the fine lines around my eyes pretty dramatically, but it is heavy and made my eye makeup melt off my face. It also seeped into my eyes and burned them, so it’s pointless to wear even at night. 0.17 oz, $32.30 value
The Philip B Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Creme Rinse is a gardenia-scented conditioning treatment. This actually made my hair feel more coarse and heavy. It didn’t cause any extra oiliness or anything, but my hair didn’t feel as healthy as usual. 2 oz, $8.67 value
The Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer feels very hydrating and makes my skin look very smooth, but it is super heavy. I kept waiting for it to dry and it never felt like it did. I suppose it’s meant to make you look nice and glowy, but as a result, it made my foundation super sticky and I felt like my face was melting all day. For summer, when the temperature is 100+ degrees, this is not a good feeling. THE CRAZY PART is that my makeup somehow managed to stayed put all day long. As an oily-skinned person, this primer is not a good fit for me because of the stickiness, but I am very impressed with how well my makeup lasted throughout the day. May be better for dryer skin types. 0.5 oz, $13.24 value
The Lancome Absolue L’Extrait Regenerating Ultimate Elixir is intense. It’s a moisturizer that gives your skin a firm, elastic feel. It has a pleasant scent of tea and roses and makes your face feel like it’s suddenly come back to life. It isn’t greasy at all and really does firm up the skin. My only dislikes are that it seems to bring out a lot of natural oils from my skin that I don’t appreciate and I absolutely cannot justify spending $360.00 on 1.7 oz of stuff I put on my face. 0.17 oz, $36.00 value
I am horrible at describing a medley of scents, so I will just tell you what Glossybox said–“Turkish Rose Absolute sparkles and intrigues beneath notes of spicy ginger, enwrapped in sultry veil of velvet oud, Indonesian patchouli, mystic papyrus, and Somolian incense.” In other words, this scent is way too heavy for summer. I do like it, but I can’t stop wondering if it smells like something someone in their 40s or 50s would wear. I put a tiny amount on my wrists and it lasted forever. Maybe I’ll save it for winter. Most of the scents I like to wear during the summer are light and citrusy, and this one is just too deep and moody for hot weather. 0.24 oz, $9.88 value
Total box value is $128.09, excluding the $25 gift card. That’s pretty impressive for only having spent $21, but if Glossybox was going to go overboard this month, I would much rather have received products that would have been a lot more fun instead of a bunch of skincare products. I want to like it because of the value, but most of these things are pretty much worthless to me personally since I will never use them.
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