sleek white box
I actually really love the sleek white box in which the products are housed in. It's uber thick and sturdy so it's quite nice to reuse for storage.
here is what the insert looks like for this month.
So, what is Glamourbox, really? Well, quite simply, it's a monthly subscription wherein you receive a box containing various beauty goodies ranging from sample sized to full sized items. :)
The monthly subscription costs Php 595. It's a tad pricey, but I personally think it's worth it. After all, for the past 2 months, I've been receiving products in my Glamourbox that are worth around Php 1,500+! ;)
Now, I just want to say the previous 2 boxes that I received contained really, really great stuff from all sorts of big name brands such as Benefit, Yves Rocher, Shiseido, Obagi, Skinfood, VMV Hypoallergenics, Neutrogena, Issey Miyake, Bvlgari, Burberry, and a whole lot more.
However, in this month's box, I have to admit that I was a wee bit disappointed not only by the contents, but also with the uber delayed delivery. I received mine just yesterday, but ideally, the boxes are shipped every 9th of the month. Oh well. :(
Anyway, let's move on to the actual contents of this month's box.
So, here are the details of the contents, together with some close up shots of each.
1. EmerginC Hyper Vitalizer Cream and Aqua Mineral eye creams.
i lumped them together since they were sample sizes. :)
Here are the product descriptions for each.
EmerginC Hyper Vitalizer Cream (Full size 50ml / Php 3,650)
Nourish your skin with hyper-vitalizer cream, emerginC's rich, nourishing hydrating cream that combines the super-potent "master antioxidant" alpha-lipolic acid, coenzyme Q10 and luteint.
Aqua Mineral Contura Eye Cream (Full size 30ml / Php 3,300)
An extraordinary cream created to dramatically improve the look of delicate skin around the eyes. It lessens the appearance of lines.
Aqua Mineral Juveness De-Wrinkle Cream (Full size 50ml / Php 5,000)
This outstanding face cream is a breakthrough created to instantly and dramatically improve the appearance of the delicate skin around the eyes and on the forehead.
I haven't tried any of these yet but I will be doing an update in case something "dramatic" does happen to me by using this. Ha ha.
2. LA Splash Enlightened Creamy Shadow Base in Illuminated (Full size 5g / Php 400)
Use alone or pair this cream shadow base with a pressed shadow to facilitate blending and enhance shadow color and wearability.
Here is a picture of the product.
it's a pretty mushroom taupe color in the pan.
Now, I was most excited about this product since I do love cosmetics. I expected to be able to get a nice wash of a taupey mushroom color, but instead it turned out like this:
swatch (1 swipe)
I was disappointed that it didn't actually give off the color it had in the pan. It's pretty much a colorless base with a ton of multi-colored sparkle. I wouldn't wear this alone unless I was going for a really understated eye. Oh well. It is called a shadow base so I will be using it for that instead. It may even work as an inner corner highlight. All in all, I don't think this is a product that is worth Php 400. I mean, really? Shrug.
3. Kanebo Freshel Mineral BB Cream (Full size 5g / Php 960)
A moisturizing mineral BB cream that spreads well and is absorbed quickly by the skin to create a natural and beautiful finish.
teenie tiny sample tube with an information insert.
Now, this is a product that looks promising. I have been looking for a good BB cream for a while now, so I am quite excited to try this one out. :)
4. Nippon Esthetic Solutions Wedge Sponges (Full size 62 pieces / Php 460)
These ergonomic wedge shape sponges are the best companion for makeup application. The wedge shape allows coverage in hard to reach areas for even application.
These look mildly interesting. I don't actually wear liquid or cream foundation so I really won't use these. However, these are quite handy to have in my stash so all's good.
And, I saved the best for last! Well, not really.
5. KJI & Co Lips Staysss (Full size 2g / Php 410)
Lip Staysss semi-permanent lip balm doesn't bleed, or rub off - and the staying power is 50% greater than any other lipstick in town.
The claims of this product are quite appealing. After all, who doesn't like long-wearing lip stuff? On the tube of the product itself, they even added a claim that this product's "Color last through meals". (pardon the grammar. It's a Japanese product, methinks)
uber pretty packaging!
Now, here is a look at the product inside this lovely tube:
it's tiny as all lip balms are apt to be.
Now, with a product with uber pretty black and pink packaging, you would think that this would be a fantastic product. Well, brace yourself for my 100% completely honest opinion about this.
I absolutely DETEST this product! *huff puff*
Yep. I hate it. So much so that I have no intention of putting it anywhere near my face ever again. I might even throw it away. Why? Let me enumerate the reasons for you.
- It looks and feels UBER greasy on the lips.
- It has absolutely NO color payoff whatsoever.
- and it is one of the most HORRIBLE things I have tasted in my entire life. Really. It tastes like pure, melted plastic. It tastes like toxic spillage got onto your lips. Just thinking of the taste makes me shudder. No exaggeration.
I don't know what's up with this product. I really wanted to like it but I was completely appalled by it! I've never experienced anything like it before! It may be that my sample was part of a bad batch or something, but really -- it's just a big NO for me.
All in all, the January Glamourbox was a bit of a miss for me. This is especially since the previous boxes were awesome. Oh well.
If you want to get your own Glamourbox, then you can definitely do so here. I highly recommend getting a subscription if you are someone looking for new beauty products to try out like me! :)