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GlossyBox Secret Garden: Unboxing & First Impressions


If you watched a documentary The September Issue following Anna Wintour’s preparation for the Vogue’s fall issue, you know how important September is for a fashion and beauty community. This period symbolizes the beginning of the fashion week marathon, the moment when brands are launching their holiday season collections, and… time to try experimenting with new beauty product. Saying so, I’m so excited to introduce a new subscription box that I just received in the mail. It’s a fashion edition of GlossyBox (c/o), a luxury beauty subscription service.

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In celebration of this fashion month, GlossyBox collaborated with internationally acclaimed fashion illustrator Antonio Soares who created a gorgeous box design that signifies the “connection between fashion and beauty worlds.” Personally, I can’t agree more with the message of this campaign as in my perception beauty always comes hand in hand with style.


Talking about beauty, I have to mention how gorgeous the packaging of the GlossyBox is. I’m a big fan of collecting pretty containers where I can store stationery (in fact, I believe that I saved all of the Birchbox boxes I ever received), and this particular box is beyond beautiful. First, it comes in a much bigger size than your typical Birchbox, which turns this beautifully designed package into a statement decoration piece. Saying so, I immediately turned my fashionable GlossyBox into storage for my growing nail polish collection. My new bottles of Essie and Milani polishes fit so perfectly in a spacious GlossyBox.

In case you never heard about GlossyBox before, it’s a service where you pay about $20 per month (depending on whether you are paying for a few months in advance or on a month by month basis) to receive a set of minimum five luxury beauty products tailored to your taste. In my experience, beauty subscription services are a great way to explore new products and save money. In addition, you also receive a lookbook with tips and tricks on how to use each of the products from your box. If you are interested in learning more about the service, sign-up by clicking on this link.

Okay, without further delay let’s see what was in my GlossyBox this month.


Korres Modem Greek Apothecary Twist Lipstick

Burgundy is THE shade of lipstick for fall 2016 so this stick lip product came just in time for a new season. The lipstick provides a semi-shiny finish and really moisturizes lips. The best part is that is formulated without any harmful ingredients so you don’t need to worry that you “eat” chemicals. It looks pretty, it tastes delicious, and it’s all-natural—I’m highly satisfied with this find.

Full Size Product: sold out; similar shade here.


Vince Camuto Capri Eau De Parfum

I loved the scent! If you read the post about my most favorite perfumes of all times, you know that I love citrusy fragrances. Add a peach blossom and violet notes to the blend—here comes my new favorite perfume. The best part is that Vince Camuto Capri comes in a deluxe sample size, which will last me for a long time. I also enjoy the fact that the bottle it comes with is very cute and handy so I can always have in on me while on the go.

Full Size Product: $85 at Ulta; $87 for a 3-piece set at Macy’s.

Sally Hershberger 24K Supreme Stylist Dry Shampoo

Sally Hershberger 24K Supreme Stylist Dry Shampoo

At this point, I am probably a dry shampoo pro considering how many different products I tested and how consistently I used them for the last few years. Saying so, I always love finding new dry shampoos in my beauty boxes and I can’t wait to give a try to this product, especially because it contains UV protection shields which are great if you have color treated hair like mine.

Full Size Product: $32 at Sephora; use the code SALLY24 on to save 24% off this product.


ModelLauncher Brow Duo Pencil

This brow product comes in a perfect shade for my complexion—medium brown. I also love the shape of the stick as it makes the product more durable, so you don’t have to worry that the pencil breaks if you press on it. I have to mention that the product was a bit too hard for my taste—so the design of a product was probably created that way on purpose. As you see on the pictures, the stick swatched well on my brows, but I usually prefer more creamy products.

Full Size Product: $12 at


Sensyses Cleanser Lightening and Serum

The consistency of this cleanser reminded me micellar water—with an added benefit of Vitamin C, which is known for its skin radiance enhancing capacities. It felt great on the skin and I enjoyed a pleasant aroma of the product, but it didn’t convince me to switch from my favorite Bioderma Micellar Water. The serum was good, but it’s hard to say much about the product using just a sample. Usually, I test a product for at least two weeks to report on it for you guys, and this sample was not big enough to do so. On a positive note, this serum features Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid among ingredients that are great for eliminating the appearance of skin and smoothing the wrinkles.

Full Size Product: $19.90 cleanser and $52 serum at

Is GlossyBox Worth It?

As I said before, it was my first encounter with GlossyBox and it was a positive experience. I loved the box size and its design. I think that this package has a great value: dry shampoo and a brow pencil together cost more than the price of the box $21, while there are so much more beauty goodies (and a perfume!) in the set. Based on my previous experiences with subscription boxes and the overall monetary value of the box, I have to say that it totally worth it. In fact, I consider subscribing to the service myself so I can receive even more goodies to review on the blog for you guys!

Have you ever tried GlossyBox? If so, what’s your opinion on this box? Do you enjoy the goodies that you receive as a part of your subscription?


Disclosure: I received September’s edition of GlossyBox complimentary for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

  • Love everything here and I loved watching The September Issue. I’ve seen a lot of people with these boxes, I have to give it a go.

    • Me too! This documentary is such a great way to learn about the fashion industry!

      Yay! Please keep me posted on how you like your GlossyBox! I’d be delighted to see what comes in your box!

      Have a lovely day!


  • I’ve never tried GlossyBox but I find the packaging very appealing! I also think it’s a great way to try new beauty products. Finally, it’s much comfier than having to go all the way to your regular beauty shop because you get it delivered at home. Do they ship overseas?

    • Yes, it’s just a perfect way to learn about and test new products in a comfort of your home.

      I checked out their website and here’s what they say about international shipping:

      “Currently, we deliver to 48 states (excluding Hawaii, Alaska and any U.S. territories) within the USA, as well as all territories and provinces in Canada. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship to locations where delivery would take place via sea or air transit (this limitation includes international APO/FPO addresses). We hope to expand in the near future and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

      Do you live in Spain, dear? If so, I don’t think they deliver to Europe… So sorry about that!

      • That’s too bad. Yes, I live in Spain so it looks like I’ll have to wait. Thanks for checking that for me, Katya. Have a lovely weekend xo

  • Glossy box is pretty good. But I cancelled my subscription because I had waaay too much makeup! Hahaha

    • I totally understand you! I’m subscribed to Birchbox, Ipsy, and Sephora Play and I can’t keep track of which samples comes from which box. I really loved the GlossyBox though!

  • I haven’t tried Glossy box I’m always unsure whether to try new subscription boxes lol. I always stick to my tried and true Ipsy bag but I think I need to start branching out! I would have loved to receive that pefume it looks sooo pretty! Great review of the box and products Katya!

    Jasmine 🙂

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