Glamourbox, I think, raised everyone's expectations from the local beauty boxes with its first package last November. It contained a full-sized Australian mascara worth P1,000+ (which is good btw, according to Kira!), a lip palette, and various intriguing perfume samples. I'm pleased to announce that the December box also did not disappoint!
When I first opened it I thought, ok coupons, coupons, sample bottles...meh. That is, until I saw the full-sized VMV lipstick! One tube costs P1,050 at the store, and the box is only P600. I love that Glamourbox puts in one product that's full-sized and costs much, much more than the subscription fee.
I hope they continue doing it. It's not just great value for the customer's money, it's also such a pleasant thrill to receive. That's like 50% of the reason women would want a curated beauty box.
The samples inside are fairly generous. There's a toner and moisturizer from Skinfood, a 3-gram Benefit They're Real Mascara tube, House of Obagi facial wash, Issey Miyake perfume vials, Neutrogena Hydro Boost moisturizer (5 grams), and Kosmea Rosewater Mist (25ml). I'm most interested in the mist as it smells sooo good! I like roses. :) The Benefit mascara is also a great addition as it's bound to last more than a few uses.
Btw, Glamourbox has already opened its online store so you can purchase Eye of Horus, Ofra, and Kosmea products (to name a few) should you want to go for the full sized version.
Upon closer inspection, I realized that the coupons are actually something I would actually use. The Benefit Brow Bar discount (P200 off) is handy as Benefit has a great brow service, while the 50% off from any House of Obagi Signature Treatment is pretty sweet! A signature facial at Obagi is like P2,500 or thereabouts! I've tried one before (anti-acne) and loved it. I will definitely use this coupon.
Oh, VMV Hypoallergenics also offered a 15% discount for all purchases at their local online store. If you want the discount, I can give you my unique coupon code. It's good for one use! Just let me know in the comments and I'll email you the code. :)
Full-sized VMV Hypoallergenics Subtle Shine Lipstick in Girl Next Door. It's a gorgeous rose MLBB shade that has a sort of lustre finish. Very soft and pretty.
So there you go! I love the December Glamourbox, and can not wait for the next one!
Addendum: I learned from a Glamourbox rep that not all December boxes have Benefit samples. It's because they only had a limited amount, and this went to the quarterly subscribers.