Glossybox February 2013

March 7, 2013
In February I received two Glossyboxes--one because I used the COSMO code when I signed up for a three month subscription, and one because I have a monthly subscription.  I didn't trust Glossybox to actually send out the free box, so when I found out that the theme for the box was "International Style," I re-subscribed because there was no way I wanted to miss out on this theme!  After all, I have an International Studies degree, so I just felt obligated.

Here are the contents of my first box:

Bvlgari Eau Parfumée Au Thé Blanc soap- Here we have some perfumed white tea soap, which represents Italy in regards to the international theme.  Of all the possibilities for an Italian beauty product, I wish we hadn't gotten this!  I prefer body washes over solid soaps any day, and it's not in my #1 scent or anything, but I will still use this.

Lisi Eye Definition Cream Eyeliner- This product is supposed to be from the U.S.A., but on the product it very clearly says, "Made in China," which I thought was pretty funny.  The color I got was "Tanzanite" which just looks black to me.  I've swatched it for you below.  I wish I would have gotten one of the containers that comes with a brush and not just a pot of it.  Luckily, I have a nice MAC brush that I will be able to apply it with, but the drawback to that is that I'll have to wash it immediately after every time--oh well! At any rate, I'm happy that I just got a normal color because I'll get the most use out of a color like this rather than the more "fun" colors like blue.

The product is looking a little dry...I don't know if maybe I should a drop or two of water (?).  I'll probably hold off on that for as long as possible because nothing would be worse than a runny eyeliner.

Da Vinci Shimmer Powder- The Glossybox card says this can be used as an eye shadow or as a highlighter for your cheeks/under your eyebrows.  The color I got is Wild Lilac, which I think is really pretty! I've seen some other colors of this product that would look weird on your cheeks, but this one seems like it could work well.  Again, this is another product from the U.S.A., but unlike the Lisi Eyeliner, it actually says, "Made in the U.S.A." right on it. Personally, I don't think an International Box should have any items from the U.S.A., let alone two.  I think Glossybox missed the mark on their theme, but I am still excited to try out this product.

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro Gel Mask- I was excited to get a Korean item, since I lived over there for 3 years and miss going into the beauty stores over there, which seemed to be around every corner!  This product is made with snail slime, which supposed to be really good for your skin.  I'm kind of grossed out by this, but the snail slime extract only makes up 5% of the actual product, so I'll just try to pretend it's not in there.  I love trying out weird products, but get a little squeamish when animals are involved.  The back says that they are "Against animal testing," but I don't know how true that is.  I've heard positive reviews about this mask, so I think I might try it out tonight when I get home from work.

Nail Rock Nail Wraps- I'm glad I didn't get the ones with the unicorns/little kid/Halloween-looking designs!  I won't be able to try out these wraps any time soon because I would just have to remove them after a few days since my work prohibiting employees from wearing nail polish, but I'll have three weeks off of work when I go to South Africa, so I'll save them for then!

Here are the contents of my 2nd Glossybox:

As you can see, I got all of the same items, but the Nail Rock designs are different.  The DaVinci Shimmer Powder is in a different color (bronze), too.  Even though the products are the same at least the different colors provided some variation.

I liked the box, but I wasn't as thrilled with it as I was with the January box.  Also, I did use the promo code GETBLUSH and the blush was missing.  I haven't contacted them about it because I was so busy with school that I just had other things on my mind.  I feel like it is too late now to say anything, and it's just a blush not a whole box of stuff that they didn't send.  They really should work on their promo codes because this is the 2nd time (out of two possible times) that mine got messed up.  With that being said, I had some questions about my Cosmo code box and they did e-mail me back right away, so I feel like they have stepped up their customer service compared to last month when they just ignored my e-mails.

Did you order a February Glossybox?  What was your favorite item?
4 comments on "Glossybox February 2013 "
  1. this wasn't my favorite box at all. this was only my 2nd box but i felt the January one was heaps better. :D

  2. I agree with you there. January's box was my favorite so far and I've been subbed since November. (November's box was by far the worst in my opinion!)

  3. How cool are these? I love those nail decals! How did they work out for you?

    : signe (your newest GFC follower)

  4. I won't be able to try out the nail decals until May when I get some time off because I am not allowed to wear polish or anything like that at work. I'm so excited to try them, though!