I know it’s May, but my April Glossybox didn’t arrive until May 1st, and I had to go pick it up because it was sent to the wrong address >=[ I’m not so thrilled about that. There has been a huge headache over the whole change-of-address issue, where Canada Post refused to change the shipping address, even before it was shipped out. They insisted on waiting for the package to be returned to the sender. Why waste manpower and resources like that? Anyway, let’s check out the box!
Like the March Glossybox, this one was pretty weighty with lots of large-sized samples.
Glossybox is a beauty box service available in Canada that sends 5-6 deluxe beauty samples to your door every month for $15 CAD, tax and shipping included. If you’d like to learn more about the beauty box services, please check out my in-depth post here.
Left to right:
- Wella Brilliance Treatment for fine to normal hair
- Wella Brilliance Conditioner for fine to normal hair
- Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Shower Gel
- AVEENO Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer
- Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara
- bonus: Marcelle BB Cream sample
Wella Brilliance seems to be targeted toward those with coloured hair, despite having different formulations for fine/normal/thick hair. There were no products for regular, untreated hair in the pamphlet included. The Treatment and Conditioner are not exciting for me, as I have plenty of treatments and conditioners that I don’t even use – I mostly just use shampoo, sometimes using treatments or conditioners only during the winter. Besides, my hair isn’t coloured (not right now, anyway). I’m not overly thrilled with getting two items from the same brand and the same line and have similar uses – hair treatments. I received 25 mL of Treatment (150 mL/$13.99 CAD) and 30 mL of Conditioner (250 mL/$13.99 CAD). Yawn.
Both the Elizabeth Grant Bath & Shower Gel and the AVEENO Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 are full-sized, retailing for $20 CAD and $22.99 CAD respectively. I’m very happy with both of these, as one alone already makes up the subscription fee! I love luxurious body wash, I just have a problem justifying spending so much on it. This one is lightly perfumed, but I can’t put a finger to the scent. The AVEENO moisturizer was one that I had contemplated purchasing last year – now I’m very glad that I didn’t!
Marcelle is a Canadian company based in Quebec. It’s better known for their skincare products than their cosmetics, but I have always had good experiences with Marcelle skincare – my sister and I still use them regularly. I have never tried their cosmetics, but Marcelle is also known to be hypo-allergenic – you can browse their website to search for products that do not contain certain ingredients if you choose.
The Xtension Plus Mascara is new – not one I’ve noticed before. This 9 mL mascara is full-sized, retailing for $12.50 CAD. Marcelle has also come up with a BB cream, following the current BB cream craze. BB cream, or blemish balms, are all-in-one skincare-cosmetic products that moisturize, conceal, fight wrinkles, or control oil, depending on the brand and formulation (read my in-depth post about BB creams to learn more). Marcelle has two different shades for their BB cream. I’m not particularly excited about this sample, as 1) it is only 1 mL (full-sized 25 mL/$22.95) – I don’t expect to get more than one use out of the packet to really try it out; and 2) Asian brand BB creams can at least make more claims than Western brand BB creams, so I have less faith in Western brand BB creams. Not to mention they’re ridiculously overpriced in comparison. Still, this is my bonus 6th sample, so I’m not complaining too much.
All in all, I’m pretty happy with the April Glossybox as well, with 3 full-sized products that made it more than worth it. I will probably be sticking with Glossybox for a while at least. My only problem with it is their unpredictable shipping time – my two Glossyboxes thus far have never been shipped earlier than the very end of the month. That’s one thing they really need to work on. Otherwise, I’m pretty happy with the samples and the size of the products.
If you’re interested in signing up for Glossybox, please do so as my referral – I’d really appreciate it!
What do you think?