Glossybox Review: are these monthly beauty subscription boxes worth it?

July 27, 2015


Are the popular monthly beauty subscription boxes worth it? This is what I asked myself when I got contactet by Glossybox.

Do you have any subscribtions boxes? Are you familiar with GLOSSYBOX? It’s a monthly beauty subscription box service,  delivering 5 deluxe to full-sized products to your doorstep each month. Sounds great, isn’t? I use a lot of beauty products and this collaboration made me really courios and excited. First let’s see what’s inside the box.

Hey Honey Bio Mimetic Honey Peel Cream (0.5 oz, $29.50 value)

This cream promises to improve skin’s elasticity and texture after even a single application. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the ingredients online so that I cannot say anything about this product. As I’m pregnant, I don’t really feel comfortable using any cream without knowing what it’s inside.

Face Stockholm Lipliner (Fullsize, $17 value)

I don’t own one and never use it. I mean my lips are not really full, so that I’m used to buy a glossy lipstick, or a lipstick with bright color, to get optical fuller lips.

However, I wanted to give it a try but the color is too dark for me, it’s dark brown, I’d prefer one in a nude or red tone. The lip liner can also be used as an eye liner but that does not work for me, a black liner fits me best.

Naked Lips Organic Lip Balm in Superfruits (Fullsize, $5.50 value)

I really like the fact that it’s organic and natural and it’s very moisturizing.

Kueshi Anticellulite Booster (Fullsize, $22.60 value)

Anitecellulite Booster.. I dont’t think I ever needed some yet. Anyway, I guess I have to use this product some weeks to be able to review it, but I’m pregnant and for the next months I’ll use my daily oil for preventing stretch marks.

Novex Brazilian Keratin Hair Care Treatment Cream (Fullsize, $4.99 value)

I couldn’t believe what I saw when I  opened the super cute pink Glossybox! This hair cream was so dirty, sticky with I don’t know what… I can say it was really disgusting! I immediately washed my hands and took some photos. You can still see some sticky stuff on the cream but the half of that was on my hands…awww!
With your box, you get a description of each product.


To come back to my opening question, do I recommend a Glossybox subscription? Is it worth it?

The value of the products in total is about $80 and you pay just $21 a month for the subscription. Considering the value it’s definitely worth it! But do we really need all these products?

In my case, I can use just the lip balm. Besides that, I had to go shopping for a mascara, white nail polish and makeup. So overall, for me it’s not a really a good deal. But if you guys love surprises, love to try new products, you may consider a subscription.

I was wondering if the boxes are adjusted to the costumers needs and I searched the web for the July box. In the posts / reviews I’ve seen, people got almost the same products, just one or two products were different. Regarding this observation and my experience with my box I’m not considering to subscribe to GLOSSYBOX.

Guys, do you have any beauty subscription? What is your opinion and maybe your experience?



Disclaimer: GLOSSYBOX did send me the box with products so I can review. 
All honest opinions and thoughts expressed are my own.


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  • Reply Heather @WELLFITandFED July 28, 2015 at 10:33 am

    i have one too many subscription boxes right now! I am a product minimalist so this one is a no. But the gift box is soo cute!

    • Reply Lara July 29, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      Oh yeah, I agree that box is too cute, really beautiful <3 Thanks for stopping by! Xoxo

  • Reply Zully Hernandez July 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    I would love to try this, but only because receiving something monthly is such a treat – and let’s be honest, I’d probably spend the same on Starbucks anyway in a month. Needed? Probably not. Fun – for sure. I think doing a few months as a gift would be nice.

    • Reply Lara July 29, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Hehe I totally agree with Starbucks 🙂 Have fun with the subscription my drear and please let me know what’s in your box, I’m curious:) xoxo

  • Reply Valerie@Occasionally Crafty July 28, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Ew. Just the yucky one alone would make me not subscribe. I do Birchbox, which is $10 a month for 5 or 6 samples. I like it because I can get 3 to many uses out of a sample, depending on the product and size, and I love trying new products. It’s helpful also when the subscription has a profile you can fill out. I don’t care much for perfume samples and don’t want two anti-aging creams every month, so its helpful to have a place to note that.

    • Reply Lara July 29, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Definitely, it’s really helpful to have a profile with all your preferences! I’m glad you have a subscription that you like! Xoxo

  • Reply Allison Gallagher July 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I have personally had Birchbox for years and my subscription just ran out. I have been debating what one I will do next because I love trying new products. I have been looking into this and also Ipsy. Thanks for the advice!

    • Reply Lara July 29, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      If you like surprises and love to try new products, than subscriptions are a great fit for you 🙂 have a great day and have fun with your new subscription:) xoxo

  • Reply Diana July 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I have been thinking of trying out a beauty subscription box for awhile now, but Im not sure which one. After this review im not sure that Glossybox is for me. Thanks for the honest review!

    • Reply Lara July 29, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      For me it’s not a really a good deal, but if you love surprises, love to try new products, you may consider a subscription. I guess it depends on your needs! Thanks for stopping by xoxo

  • Reply valerie July 28, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Hi Ms. Cutey Lara! I have never tried a subscripton box, a little afraid to be stuck getting it and then not using all the products. Your review is excellent, and UM I am needing that cellulite cream bad..ha ha!

    See you again soon!

    • Reply Lara July 29, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Thank you so much gorgeous lady :* I’m glad you like my review!, it’s just my honest opinion.
      You are so funny, you don’t need that cellulite cream, you look amazing <3
      See you soon! xoxo

  • Reply Ashley July 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I don’t think I would use the products in this box. It has a good value though!

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