THE BIG REVEAL: My First GlossyBox!

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So, I’ve got big news!  I received my first GlossyBox today!  I’m a huge fan of these subscription beauty boxes, and was stoked when I heard that GlossyBox was coming to Canada – it originated in the UK and has been explanding ever since, and I’d been hearing such amazing things about it.  It made it’s debut this month, and it’s off to a good start. Not only that, but the box is totally cute.

For those of you not familiar with these services, I’ll give you a quick break down – for a monthly payment you receive a box full of luxury beauty smaples delivered to your door.  In GlossyBox’s case, you pay $15 a month (including taxes and shipping) and receive a selection of 5 deluxe samples.

Want to see what’s inside this month’s box? Read on.

The goods:

Ahava Mineral Hand Cream ($22 for 100 ml) – I’ve tried this hand cream before and love it.  It’s one of Ahava’s best sellers for a reason, and leaves your hands soft with a nice light scent.

Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Moisturizing Stick ($12) – a sheer, highly moisturizing balm.  I gave it a try today and was pleasantly surprised with how soft my lips felt after applying.  Also gave a nice light shine.

Essie nail polish in Neo Whimsical ($9.99) – I love Essie polish, so this was a nice surprise to find in the box.  The colour is a really pretty light pink.

Oscar de la Renta Live in Love body lotion ($54.00 for 200 ml) – Oscar de la Renta’s new scent launched in Fall 2011.  Light, floral scent is really pretty.

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Night Anti-Aging Restorative Cream ($160 for 50 ml) – This isn’t necessarily a product that I’m going to be using, but my mom is already excited to take advantage of this one.

Bonus Beauty So Clean Sanitizer Wipes and Cosmetic Sanitize Mist – these are really neat – can be used to sanitize your cosmetics so you can prevent bacteria and germsfrom building up, which can lead to breakouts and infections.

What do you think of the GlossyBox so far?  If you’re interested in purchasing a subscription or finding out more information, click here.

Dee Thomson is a Canadian beauty blogger with a passion for sparkly things and making the world a little prettier with her corner of the internet.


  1. Andrea Bilec

    February 8, 2012 at 2:44 am

    I subscribed and am excited to get my first box (hopefully within the next 2 weeks). Looking forward to trying the Prevage. Hoping more make up products will be in upcoming boxes!

  2. OPI Addict

    February 8, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Oooh looks awesome! That sanitizer spray is so neat!

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  4. Andrea B.

    March 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Loved my first box and anxiously awaiting my 2nd. Should be here on Monday!

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  6. karabana

    March 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Must try Essie polish. Does it last much longer than other polishes?

  7. Amanda Sakovitz

    April 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    WOW, I’m really impressed. All these products are full or deluxe sample size. I really want to try the Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Moisturizing Stick.

  8. Lori Alcorn

    April 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Oh I have heard about these Im so glad you posted your review of it

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