Glossybox Review

After reading my review of the Glossybox that was included in my Lucky Fabb gift bag, Glossybox generously offered to send me their September box to review! If you missed the last post, Glossybox sends 5 delux travel sized items to you once a month for a subscription cost of $21 a month. The samples Glossybox sends are technically travel sized,  but I've been really impressed with how large the samples are! 

For a limited time (through October 31st), Glossybox is running a special promotion! If you buy a  Monthly Subscription, you get a free lipstick, with code KISS. 

Read on to find out what was in my box, and what I thought of the items...

GKHair | Moisturizing Shampoo and Moisturizng Conditioner
Nourished with plant extracts, this superior smoothing shampoo will purify and moisturize the scalp and hair. 
My thoughts: I was really impressed with both the shampoo and conditioner included in the box!  I've been devoted to my Pureology products for a year and a half, and this shampoo and conditioner was comparable, which is quite impressive! I let my hair (which tends to be frizzy and a little dry) air dry after using, and wound up with a very minimal amount of frizz once my hair was dry. If you don't like your shampoo and conditioner to have much of a scent, this would be the perfect product for you- my hair smelled clean, but not perfumed, after using the GKHair products.

Koh Gen Do | Cleansing Water
Made with mineral-rich Japanese hot spring water, this best selling spa water is infused with six essential herbs to protect and nurture skin. In a single sweep, it gently removes makeup and skin's toughest impurities. 
My thoughts: This was my hands-down favorite product in my Glossybox. I was briefly confused by the "cleansing spa water" description, but thanks to a handy card that Glossybox sent along with the box, I quickly realized that "spa water" was code for "makeup remover." I tested this product up against my Lancome Hypnose waterproof mascara and Makeup Forever waterproof eyeliner, and the Koh Gen Do took the makeup right off without any scrubbing or rubbing. Considering that these products are extremely hard for me to remove typically, I was very impressed. I'll definitely be re-purchasing this product when my sample runs out. This is, by far, the best eye makeup remover I've ever used. 

Kryolan for Glossybox | Moisture Rich Lipstick in GLOSSY pink
Treat your lips to a creamy, long lasting lipstick enriched with Vitamin E to stimulate and hydrate your lips. This perfect pop of GLOSSY pink compliments all skin tones and lifestyles. 
My thoughts: This lipstick is a perfect shade of pink. It's the shade that I wish my lips were naturally, and is therefore the ultimate shade of lipstick for when you don't want to look like you're wearing tons of makeup. I was really impressed with the formula, as well. Most long-wear lip colors tend to be ultra-drying, but this lipstick lasted and didn't make my lips dry and flaky. 

Missha | M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42
Hailing from Korea, this Blemish Balm, also known as BB Cream, is a multi-tasking powerhouse for the face. This multi-use cream provides light coverage, soothes, protects, and moisturizes. Suitable for all skin types. 
My thoughts: I absolutely LOVED the texture of this cream. It covered up my dark circles, and felt silky and light on my skin. Right now, the shade is currently a little too dark for my super pale complexion, but I'll be keeping this product around for the next time I apply self-tanner. I was also impressed that the product had SPF 42 included. I feel like a lot of makeup has SPF included, but it seems like it's generally only around SPF 30. As someone that burns easily, I appreciate the extra sun protection. 

Overall, I absolutely LOVED this Glossybox. I feel like I found some really amazing new-to-me products that I probably wouldn't have tried otherwise, and with the size of the samples, I have enough of each product to feed my new addictions last me awhile! 

One other note: I'm smitten with Glossybox's packaging. The pale pink boxes are so pretty (and sturdy!) that I'm currently using them to store odds and ends on my desk! 

FTC Disclosure: Glossybox provided a sample box to me for review purposes, but I was not paid for this post. All opinions are my own. Thanks, Glossybox


  1. ,,,question: how would you compare glossy box to birch box? i would like to subscribe to birchbox (haven't yet) but now that you introduce glossy box i'm wondering which subscription to go forward with,,,