Is Glossybox Worth the Money?

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Just
three months ago, I decided to give Glossybox a go. I’m not about twenty
subscription boxes, but I do like to switch it up. I tried Ipsy for a year and it
wasn’t my jam, not to mention that you end up with 384637463 makeup
bags which is super annoying. What the hell am I supposed to do with all those makeup bags? They’re
cute and all, but not practical because they don’t hold a substantial amount of
makeup so pretty useless after receiving the initial package.


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In case you didn’t know, Glossybox is a monthly beauty box subscription that includes five high end products in each box. It costs $21/month versus the $10/month with Ipsy and Birchbox. The detail that makes Glossybox stand out more than other beauty subscription boxes is that the subscriber get several full size products with usually only two sample sizes and the brands within Glossybox are higher end. Drugstore makeup is rare, which I am a big fan of
because I prefer to try higher end products before I decide to fully invest in a jumbo or full size of the product out of my own pocket. Higher end products are harder to get a hold of and they’re pricier.

The packaging is the prettiest out of all the subscription boxes I’ve seen and it’s truly a treat to open, so I recommend giving a box (or a full blown subscription) as a gift. I always say that subscriptions are the gift that keeps on giving. On average, the box has products that average $60-$70, which is obviously more than the $21/month price tag so the buyer is getting excellent product value for their dollar. The quality of the products is high which is a huge plus.

All in all, I would say I recommend this box over Birchbox and Ipsy without any hesitation. It’s a better product and at the end of the day, my job is to tell you what is the best. My biggest piece of advice when signing up for any subscription is to continuously offer feedback on your preferences. If you get a box you don’t care for, make sure to communicate that or the box will never improve. You need to be proactive, rather than hoping the person packing your box can read your mind.

Are you already a Glossybox subscriber? Any other subscriptions you receive?

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Disclaimer: Sometimes I am lucky enough to receive products as PR samples. This post is not sponsored. All opinions and comments are honest and my own.