Oh, hey there August Glossybox. I see you’re really trying to make amends by showing up on my doorstep nearly 2 weeks into September. That’s cool.
This will be my last Glossybox review. I’ve cancelled my subscription because it just doesn’t fulfill my interests or needs as far as beauty products go, and I’m not a fan of the way they do business.
Glossybox turned 3 in August, so this box was supposed to be spectacular or something. Once again, I found it to be a pretty mediocre one-size-fits-all box. On the internet, they turned into that really annoying friend that excitedly reminds you a thousand times weeks in advance that it’s their birthday, but they’ve already turned 18 and 21, so no one really cares. I’m amazed they’ve made it this far, judging by the angry customer comments on their Facebook page. Maybe congratulations are in order. Congratulations, Glossybox.
The Uberliss Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner were pretty much the only thing I really liked in my box. The scent wasn’t anything special, but they made my hair super soft and silky, like a brand new haircut would. I would consider switching from my current shampoo and conditioner, but they are not available anywhere that is super accessible to me. 2 oz each, $8.30 total value
Again with the anti-aging. The Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream has a distinct old lady smell, so I would never wear it during the day. I did, however, try it at night and my skin showed significant improvement by morning. Fine lines were shallower, skin was smoother. I still smelled like grandmas, though. I don’t think my husband is going to be okay with that. 0.34 oz, $17.00 value
Did Glossybox really send me a dried out sharpie and try to call it eyeliner? I have liquid liner pens from 5 years ago that are less dry than this.
The Eyeko London Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is dang near impossible to apply because it’s so dry. I honestly wonder if it’s supposed to be like this or if I got an old one. It’s that bad. After my one and only use, I threw it directly into the garbage can. 0.035 oz, $8.00 value
Glossybox had their own highlighter made to celebrate their birthday. I actually kind of like it. But only kind of.
The Kryolan for Glossybox Highlighter in Cashmere is a shimmery beige cream, but once applied and blended out, the shimmer is toned down just enough to brighten the area without looking too ice princess-y. My only dislike is that it stays pretty greasy, so my mascara can transfer onto it if I put it on my brow bone. Full size 0.16 oz, $18.95 value
Do people with extensive nail polish collections still get excited about plain, old hot pink polish? The formula goes on smoothly, it dries relatively quickly, and the color isn’t bad, but it’s not very fitting for fall. Full size 0.55 oz, $5.95 value.
Total box value is $58.20. Overall, I’m not all that impressed and I’m really glad this is my last box. Onto bigger and better things. So long, Glossybox.