July 2012 Glossy Box

As promised in my June Glossy Box video, I am posting a July Glossy Box walk-through.

Have you noticed this post is a bit late? That’s because it has something in common with the Glossy box service itself, I received the box in August. At least this time, I got it on the first. Anyway, it’s not a huge deal. I might have less to complain about if the box content was better. I cancelled my subscription. I think I will re-start my Luxe box subscription, simply because I have a credit to my account. Also, I am currently on the Topbox waiting list, I’ve heard it is the best box service in Canada.

The first thing I noticed that was different about this month’s versus last month’s box is that the information cards were glossy. Is that really necessary? I don’t know. Just putting that out there.

Zoya Nail Polish – Kimber

This was the most exciting item in the box, because I’ve never tried Zoya polishes before. It’s a regular hot pink with metallic micro glitter.

Alessandro International Heel Rescue Balm

Clearly, this cream is useful for summer time. In the summer, my feet get drier than every because I live in sandals. I like that the cream has tea tree oil in it, that’s a natural antiseptic.

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Extra Strength Serum

Minor mishap here, the serum leaked a bit in it’s packaging. Did anyone else have that issue? In any case, I haven’t got much to say about this product. I’m generally not a huge fan of John Frieda products, but I’ll try my hand at this one.

Eucerin Calming Cream

I’ve read a few good reviews about how this cream helps with dry or irritate skin. I won’t be using this cream anytime soon, though. I’ll be keeping it in my purse in the winter, when I tend to get dry hands from refusing to wear gloves in minus 40 degree Celsius weather. I’m a rebel like that.

Dove Softening Cream Body Wash

Last month, Glossy provided us with a drugstore ex-foliating facial cleanser. I guess it’s beauty related, falling more along the lines of  hygienic products. The last item I expected to find in my beauty box was a body wash. I don’t know what else to say, I didn’t think I signed up for this.

BeautySoClean Sanitizer Wipes

These are sanitary wipes especially designed for cleaning up dust, lint and food particles that accumulate on your make-up. This is an interesting concept, except I’m sure there is a method to disinfect make-up at home without purchasing wipes. Glossy box insists on keeping it’s subscribers glossy clean, the hygienic subscription box service!

Enough of my satire humour! I bet you would like to know why I have unsubscribed. A number of things have irked me about the service. For one, my June box arrived well into the first week of July, my July arrived in August, so I can just imagine that trend continuing. Secondly, I’m not entirely satisfied with the samples I have received. I know that this service contains both high end and low end products. However, I have noted that both of my boxes contained a majority of either drugstore products, or lesser known higher end/mid range brands. Lastly, I expected more make-up products in my boxes.

If you enjoy creams, cleansers and body wash – you may enjoy this service. The glossy boxes are actually nice to use for jewelry storage, amongst other things. I definitely enjoy those and I’m not being sarcastic, it’s true.

Are you subscribed to a service? What are your thoughts about it/them?

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