Beauty boxes are all the rage these days. They're a convenient and exciting way to sample new products that (ideally) you won't find by yourself. It's just like giving yourself a monthly surprise gift! But there are downsides. You have no idea if you'll even like what's inside the box, moreso if the subscription fee - not really cheap at P500 to P600 - will even cover what's inside it. I've seen a box that features drugstore products and another that everyone says is a total rip-off with the overall value much less than the fee. What do you think?
Don't lose hope yet, though! Glamourbox has a really nice box, their first, for November. They have premium brands in the list as well as intriguing names that we've never heard of before. I guess the most important thing is that you get more than what you paid for. See for yourself, here are pictures of and my comments on the things inside!
Welcome post card with product info and prices in the back
Ta-dah! Full box with premium items.
Perfume samples from Bvlgari, Burberry, and Calvin Klein. I like the small vials because they're safer and easier to bring, but I hope that next time they would offer the mini fragrances instead. Bottles are cuter and more product inside too!
A lip palette! Ofra Cosmetics is a Florida-based brand. This palette has rose and earthy-hued lipsticks that are fairly pigmented. Great for morenas, handy to have in a purse.
Eye of Horus is an Australian brand that formulates their makeup according to how the ancient Egyptians did it. Epic concept! This particular mascara is suppsed to give a clean, natural finish that's easy to wash off. Oh did I say it's full-sized? It's worth P1,290!
I also got a Shiseido mask that expands when you use the liquid softener. I think that the box has more generous Shiseido samples for subscribers. But since I got the box for free they probably included just this one.
Yves Rocher, a French brand available in several malls here in Manila, has their Slimming Concentrate in the box. They also gave a P200 GC - not bad considering Yves Rocher items are usually less than P1,000 and are on regular sales.
So there you go. I like what's inside the box - not everything, but I appreciate the fragrances because I can bring them around, as well as the lip palette and full-sized mascara. I also like the box itself because it's sturdy and hard, which means I can use it as an accessories or cosmetics tray. :) If you like the box too, you might want to subscribe here.
Enjoy your boxes! And oh if you got one too let me know what you think. I'm usisera lol.
Disclosure: Glamourbox advertises on this website, but they did not sponsor or influence this review post. :)