It’s time for the….. bum bum ba dum! April 2015 GlossyBox Unboxing! This month’s box is actually really great – loaded with quite a few products I’ve been using on the regular. And once again, the value of this box is just fantastic and loaded with a few extra bonuses!
First and foremost, I love when GlossyBox does collaborations with other companies. This month it’s a collab with with ThuFri.com – and not only is the box themed that way, but it also included an extra bonus ThuFri makeup bag! It’s very cute and although my cup runeth over with makeup bags from my old Ipsy subscprition box, this one is super cute.
It’s a mini canvas version of one of the ThuFri bags. It’s decently made, so a good little bag for keeping some minis on hand for on the go touch ups for the summer.
First out of the box was the Marrakesh Endz Argan & Hemp Oil Therapy Split End Mender & Preventer. Woo! That was a mouthful. So this little 1 oz bottle retails for $5.99, and is applied to the ends of your hair to help prevent and “repair” split ends. I use quotes because LITERALLY – and really listen to me – there is NO WAY TO REPAIR A SPLIT END BESIDES CUTTING IT OFF. Ok? Once it’s split, it’s split. Now that that’s out of the way, this is a great little product to sort of hide your split ends and give you a bit of extra time between cuts. It reminds me a lot of Mended Ends by Schwarzkopf, which I LOVE and recommend to all my clients. This smells great, is affordable and works well.
Current Box Retail Value – $5.99
This is a .3 oz sample of Water Lily Sun by Aerin (Estee Lauder’s Granddaughter!) perfume that retails $110 for 1.7 oz, making this sample worth roughly, $20. I love the bottle, and I love the scent. Very floral and light, hints of water lilies and jasmine. I’ve been wearing it for a few days and it’s just soft and pretty. I very very rarely ever buy full sized perfumes because, honestly, I like to switch it up and I get bored quick. So this is a great, perfect sized bottle for me.
Current Box Retail Value – $25.99
I already own some OCC Lip Tars, but it’s great to be able to add one of the OCC Lip Tar Stained Glosses. These are super highly pigmented, and the color really LASTS. The shine sorta goes away after a bit, but the color definitely remains. Each box had colors that varied, and I got Rhythm Box – a translucent purple burgundy, and something very far out of my color wheelhouse. But you know what? More power to me, to push me out of that comfort zone and wear something I might not reach for first. Love FULL SIZE products! Especially ones from popular companies I already know and love.
Current Box Retail Value – $43.99
Y’all KNOW how much I love Julep – but these liners are like, seriously, some of my absolute favorite eye liners of all time. For Real! I love how smooth they are, the creamy texture, the pigmentation, and the staying power. Quite possibly some of the best liners out there in my opinion. And I think I own almost all of them. I am so stoked to add this dark smokey blue one into my collection because it’s one of the few I didn’t already own! I love the purple one and the bronze one and wear them often. Eyeliners are a HUGE obsession. And another FULL SIZE product makes me a happy girl.
Current Box Retail Value – $59.99
I always hate getting tiny sample sizes of face creams, because it’s never enough to really get a good feel for it. This little sample is 1/4 the size of the full size, so it’s a decent deluxe sample – and on the face it feels very smooth and silky. It’s nice, even though I am not a huge Estee Lauder fan. The smell is light and not overly powering. Because this is a deluxe sample – I estimate the value of this product around $15.
Current Box Retail Value – $74.99
So not too bad for $21! Almost $75 worth of beauty swag! Add into it the ThuFri bag – that I assume would retail around at least $20-30, based on the prices of their bags on their website. That’s ALMOST $100 worth of beauty! If you want to sign up for GlossyBox and get all this sweet swag each month, you can click here and start your subscription! You won’t regret it!