MARCH 30 UPDATE: Just got my Glossybox and I’m very happy with it! Check it out here!
So it’s the 3rd week of March, and I’m sure all Glossybox subscribers (myself included) are wondering why we haven’t received a shipping notification email yet.
Glossybox just recently launched in Canada, with the very first Box released just last month for February. Knowing that Glossybox has a pretty extensive international reputation, as well as pretty decent samples in their Boxes, I was excited for the Canadian launch. (For the first time, we have something before the US does! *gasp* Coming to the States soon, though!) The 6 samples in the February Glossybox seemed great, too, so I subscribed. Check out my Canadian Beauty Box research post to learn more.
I wasn’t worried enough to contact Glossybox, but there seem to have been many subscribers that did. I opened my inbox to find an email from Glossybox:
I noted before that Glossybox did indeed indicate on their site that the Boxes would be shipped on “at the beginning of the month”. It seems they have updated that statement, since obviously the March Glossybox still has not been shipped out yet.
I just want to stress that I fully understand that I’m not blaming Glossybox for the delay. They have just started out, after all, and it’s only their 2nd box. And honestly? I know firsthand that Customs can be a pain. A big, big pain. So I can sympathize with their situation – it’s not their fault. I’m sure they’re probably panicking because they’re disappointing customers so early in their business launch. There are other beauty boxes to compete with, after all. I am glad that they have told us what’s going on, though, for peace of mind. At least I know that they’re working on the issue. And it was a nice surprise that they’re trying to compensate by offering Glossydots (which are redeemable for free Glossyboxes).
Don’t worry, Glossybox, I’m still here, and I will wait.
On to more exciting news, blissno9 approached me last week about doing an international beauty swap! We will be looking for products for each other according to budget and mailing the package when we have put it together (and hopefully receive it at about the same time haha. But you know Customs. If you don’t, I do.). I will be shopping for her this week and will be trying to incorporate some Canadian brands for her that I can find within budget.
Yaaaay goodies! Courtesy of Wikipedia.
I am very excited about this – getting beauty samples in the mail is one thing, but knowing you’ll be getting some good stuff from a fellow beauty blogger is quite another.
Canadians, be proud of your cosmetic companies!
- Beaute Cosmetics
- Lise Watier
- Vasanti Cosmetics
- Indulge Cosmetics
- Joe Fresh
- Natural Beauty
- Outside/In Cosmetics
- Pure Anada
- Buff’d Cosmetics
- Sheriff Cosmetics
Granted, I haven’t heard of some of these before, and I know some are fairly new. I think I’ve only tried about 5/25 – and only one or two items from each. But it’s still nice to know and support!
(Image source: en.wikipedia.org)