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Canadian Glossy Box

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

It has been a boring weekend with messy weather, I won't even get to that.

I am probably the last blogger to review the February Glossy Box. It has been a long wait to get the box since I was contacted near the end of last year, due to a shipping delay.

My excitement died down a little with the wait, and also with the surprise factor being taken away when I saw the exact same content with every Glossy Box out there this month.

With a subscription of $15 a month, you will receive a beautiful box in dark chocolate colour with powder pink flower prints (Glossy Box's logo). Note that other Beauty Box subscriptions cost between $10 - $12 a month.

Inside is a sturdy square pink box that houses 5 beauty product luxury samples, nicely wrapped in dark chocolate paper and pink ribbon. I appreciate the luxuirous feeling it gives, and you can definitely recycle the box to store something else. So appearance got an A+ from me.

The content only got a B for missing out on personalized details. What is the point of creating a profile if everyone is going to receive the exact same items? It doesn't take much to match things up to people's taste a little, especially with higher subscription cost. It would make opening the box a lot more exciting, in my opinion.

One more time, here are what was inside my box:

- Elizabeth Arden Prevage Night Anti-Aging Restorative Cream (.25oz/ 7ml) - full size is 50ml, $160
- Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Hand Cream (0.68oz/ 20ml) - full size is 100nl, $22.
- Oscar de la Renta Live in Love body lotion (1.7oz/ 50ml) - full size is 200ml, $54
- Elizabeth Grant Moisturizing Stick (5gr - full size, $12).
- Essie Nailpolish in Neo Whimsical (13.8ml - full size, $10).
- Beauty So Clean Sanitizing Wipes (4's) - full size is 48's pack, $12.50, and Mist (0.27oz/ 8ml) - full size is 125ml, $16.

Elizabeth Arden Prevage and Ahava hand cream have received positive reviews on blogs. And Beauty So Clean products are essentials to everybody's makeup stash. I haven't heard much about the other 2 products, we'll see.

The Essie nail polish shade, unfortunately, is not my kind of colour. People's taste in nail polish is very different. Unless the colour is a really popular one that everybody wants, or unless Glossy Box can figure out what people want from their profile, having a bottle in the box might be a little risky.

All in all, it's great to see a new box to enter the Canadian market. I like the February box and hope the quality stays true through future boxes. I hope Glossy Box changes up the contents for different subscribers and improves the shipping time.

EDIT: According to Glossy Box, subscribers will receive their boxes targetted to their taste and needs indicating in their profiles. So rest assure that the contents will vary among you all. The box I received was not personalized as it was a PR box.


  1. I want the glossy box!It has so many of my favourite items in it especially the BeautySoClean products. I love cleaning my makeup with it. It's so useful and handy.I'm gonna get my glossy box soon.

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