This is my very first GLOSSYBOX June 2013!
And I am already in love. It smells SOOO amazing. Just opening the box I’m hit with a wave of amazing scents. The items it the box are as follows;
1. C.Booth Honey Almond Nourishing Dry Oil Mist fullsize - $8
This smells amazing. And it makes my skin soft and shiny. I love it so much I’ve already bought a full size for a friend. The sample size is 2oz, the fullsize is 4oz, so it is a nice sample size.
2. Oscar de la Renta Essential Luzuries fullsize - $150
This was 6 little samples of Oscar de la Renta’s fragrance collection. I’m not one for perfume, but these are light and beautiful. I really like them, but not for $150 each. But I will enjoy using the samples.
3. Philip B. Nourishing Conditioning Cream
This was a random sample depending on your tastes. Mine was a conditioning cream for frizzy hair, which I have. I haven’t tried it yet, but the sample size is large and I’m looking forward to it.
4. SpaRitual nail polish fullsize - $12
I love this brand. The color I got is a really dark teal. I’m not particularly excited for the color, but I am looking forward to trying the polish.
5. tarte complexion enhancing lipstick - fullsize listed as $14.50, but it’s actually $29
This is my favorite product. And with this product alone it makes the price of the box. And it’s a fullsize sample! I love the color. It is a salmony pink and looks lovely with my complexion.
So overall, I am very pleased with GLOSSYBOX, and will continue subscribing. I’ve found at least two products that I will be using regularly.
So I recently subscribed to a bunch of beauty sample clubs. The idea is you pay a flat price each month and they send you a box of samples of products they think you’d like. If you like them, you can but a full size. The first I wanted to review is;
BIRCHBOX JUNE 2013
Above are some pictures, I didn’t take as many. Here is a list of items, my thoughts, and the price of the full sample.
1. Color Club nailpolish - fullsize $8
I really like this color, and it’s one of the few things in this box I am really excited to try.
2. Davines Love Soothing Shampoo - fullsize $24
I haven’t tried this yet, because the sample is so small I’ve been waiting for a special occasion to use it. It’s supposed to be moisturizing. Either way, I’m not sure I can decide if I wanted to buy a $24 full size bottle from that small a sample (same with the conditioner listed below).
3. Oscar de la Renta foaming body scrub - fullsize $42
Same deal with this, the sample is only big enough for one scrub. Who would spend $42 on this after trying it once? I can’t even get a smell on this from the small foil packet.
4. Youthblood Mineral Cosmetics Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder - fullsize $36
So this actually has a large enough sample to test run it. However, I don’t like it. It smells funny, it makes my skin tingle, and as far as I’ve experienced, it doesn’t work. So I have no love for this product.
5. Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner - fullsize $27.50
Same deal as with the shampoo, only difference is the sample is smaller. It’s in one of those tiny foil sample packets.
6. Davines oil Absolute Beautifying Potion - fullsize $40
Haven’t tried this yet, although I am looking forward to trying this out. But it’s only a small packet again, I probably won’t get to use it more than once, and it’s not a resealable container either. So again, not really worth-it.
So all in all, I am very DISPLEASED with this box. And after the July box, which I will post shortly, I am planning on unsubscribing to Birchbox. I’m not very excited to try the products, and the samples aren’t really big enough for me to judge whether I want to purchase full size. All in all, I am disappointed, and I don’t think it was even worth the cheaper price of $10.
do you ever just stop and look at a post and realize that these are actual people, doing actual things in actual places,
like your neighbor could be in their house right now, putting panty hose on their dog or making a cosplay or dancing around in a horse mask to put on a website for other actual people in other actual places to enjoy,
think i just blew my own mind,
OMG My brother owns this mask and he wears it around the house and my dog goes batshit barking at it and growling and backing away from him.
So it turns out I never posted a photo of the fabulous birthday card that I made for Katey. Here it is!
For approximately .25 seconds that photo of Darth Vader playing the drums was a photo of Ariel having a drink at The Way Station, Dr. Who themed bar in Brooklyn, NY. Then I realized, hey that’s not Darth Vader playing a drumset! And I changed it. So you don’t get to see a really grainy dark photo of Ariel drink a sonic screwdriver in a Dr. Who themed bar. Sorry.
Maybe I should actually use it for something …