Product Review – GlossyBox USA

I had heard of Glossy Box a couple of years ago when I was still in England and actually it was the first beauty subscription box I had ever heard of. So when I came to America my husband found BirchBox for me as I was going on about this GlossyBox and I never really thought about it again.

Well now there are all kinds of boxes for whatever you are into and I love getting ‘one offs’ and trying them all out. This month my lovely husband got me a Glossy Box, so finally after two years I am getting to try it out! Hurrah! 10 Husband Points.

So first things first, I LOVE the packaging, I use cute little boxes like this all the time to store things and especially to post things home, so I appreciate the good packaging. When I first open the box the products a delicately wrapped in gorgeous Christmassy paper (Which I will also be saving), and tied with a pretty red bow. There is a guide on top of all the products included, but I always look at this last as I like to delve in and everything I pull out is a surprise. There is also a GlossyBox magazine – oooh very posh.

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General overview of the box I can see there is a good mixture of full size and sample size products, there seems to be a variation with type of products and I can identify some brands I recognize and some new ones.

glossybox us inside monthly subscription box

Now onto what I’ve actually got!


Oscar Blandi – Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray – I have used this brand before and I like it and I am always looking to try out new heat protecting products. I use my GHD’s almost everyday so my hair needs all the protecting it can get!

Oscar Blandi dry styling inside glossybox us

Wella Velvet Amplifier – So of course I have obviously heard of Wella and used products before. However not since the late 90’s when I would use my mums products! This little sample packet seems interesting. It is apparently like a primer for your hair allowing you to style your hair however you like improving manageability and control. Actually really excited to try this, I have never heard of a hair primer and I could use to help keeping my hair under control!

wella velvet amplifier inside glossybox us

OC 8 – Professional Mattifying Gel – Never heard of this brand, its packaged to look like medicinal creams I’ve had before. Not sure if that’s good or bad! It’s a pretty decent size (1.6oz/45g) so there is definitely enough for me to use it for a while and see if it does what it says on the bottle, which by the way, is even out skin tone and reduce shine. When I swatched it on my hand it felt nice and smooth and had the consistency of a makeup primer so I can see how it would give a matt finish. The smell is kind of off putting, smells like waxing salon. I’m interested though – I’ll give it a whirl.

oc8 mattifying gel inside glossybox us

Issey Miyake Pleats Please – Eau De Toilette – Beauty boxes can never go wrong with a good perfume sample! I love Issey Miyake sents, this one smells fresh and floral, perfect for the spring. Lovely Jubbly.

Issey Miyake Pleats Please perfume sample glossybox us

Modelco Lip Duo – Lipstick & Ultra Shine Lip Gloss – The colours are perfect for my complexion, I tried it on and it is definitely something I would wear. The only issue I have with this product is the design of it. It comes with a mirror on the side, however you can’t use the mirror whilst applying any of the product as its on the applicator part which makes it futile – bit of a design flop there.

Modelco lip duo ultra shine lipstick and gloss in glossybox us

JewelMint – Necklace – Oh my gosh, I pulled this out last as I didn’t notice it is due to it coming in a black velvet back so it blended in with the paper. I got a gorgeous gold, mid length necklace with purple, blue and pink gems with little faux pearls. Very pleased with this, you can never have enough jewelry!

Jewel Mint Necklace inside glossybox US

I have absolutely LOVED my GlossyBox, all the products I received are wonderful and I am definitely going to be using them. It is a little bit pricier than a BirchBox costing around $21 a month but I would recommend it. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I am now a monthly subscriber *ahem Mr Glam!*


What are your favourite monthly subscriptions?


Xo Emma.


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  1. Hi Emma!

    I love your box! You got a gorgeous necklace! Also, the OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel is supposed to be very good! And you got a lipstick/lipgloss duo! Those are so convenient! Can’t wait for our January boxes to come in!

    Dahnie Coco

    • Hi Dahnie,

      Yes I did get a very good box, I’ve worn my necklace a lot & the OC8 Gel is very good. I use that a lot too:)

      Hope to see you back on my blog soon:)

      Xo Emma.

  2. The Jewelmint Necklace is called Muse. I bought it awhile ago from Jewelmint and love it. I got the Midas ring which I’m not a fan of and it’s too small. I love the other stuff though.

  3. Does everyone get completely different stuff or is it all quite similar/the same? Also, do you think the American and English boxes would be really different with brands and things? I’ve got the 3 month subscription coming!!! I was looking for storage boxes so naturally, this just seemed like the perfect opportunity to treat myself to beauty products…

    • Yes, there are a number of different boxes that people get and they are somewhat tailored to yourself via the little quiz you took upon registering for the box. I am not sure how different the boxes vary in the countries, but I am sure they do use different things. I hope you enjoy your new monthly treats!

      xo Glam Wife

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