As usual, I’m reviewing my GlossyBox in the wrong month. But this time, it totally wasn’t GlossyBox’s fault! I actually got my box something like 2 weeks ago, but things have been so crazy I didn’t open it until this weekend. I guess I didn’t feel the need to rip into it because I knew the full spoilers from reading other blogs and I really didn’t need the items right away. I’m way too lazy to try and look nice when I have the flu, so I barely touched any makeup at all.
But now that I’m all better, it’s time to experiment experiment experiment! And I’m glad to have all the goodies from GlossyBox to try out.
September was a collaboration between GlossyBox and Harper’s Bazaar.
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara | $9.00
I’ve tried this mascara before and the results are good, but I found it kind of hard to work with. For me, it’s on the clumpy side and doesn’t stay put. But I know so many people who absolutely swear by it, so this will find a good home!
Vichy Laboratoires Liftactiv Night | $15.00
I can’t seem to get enough anti-aging creams, so this was great to try. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t have much of a scent, which are two of my biggest criteria for moisturizers. I’ve been using it for three nights now and like how my skin feels in the morning, so I’ll probably repurchase a full sized version.
Essie Madison Ave-Hue | $8.50
Normally I’m happy to get nail polish in my boxes, but we just got a nail polish (also a pink colors) in the August box and this doesn’t feel very Fall to me. I do like the subtle microglitter and Essie’s formula, but I wish it were a more appropriate color for September!
Bvlgari Eau Parfumée eau thé blanc Conditioner | $16.80
I was actually really excited to get this fancy schmancy conditioner because I LOVE Bvlgari’s eau the blanc scent. I think the eau the vert was also an option, so I’m thrilled to get the one I wanted. I do wish the shampoo was included, since I like to have the matching set. This bottle is surprisingly generous, it’s more than a third of the full size.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Authentic | $18.00
OCC lip tars are totally amazing, so I was thrilled to get this metallic one to try. Authentic is a “bronzed copper frost” that works surprisingly well with my skin tone. At first I was worried it might be too orange, but it can be applied pretty lightly and creates a warm sheer color. The other variation was Black Dahlia, a “blackened burgundy with red pearl”, which would have been lots of fun for Halloween but I think too bold for me to pull off every day. I love that GlossyBox picked two perfectly Fall colors, and the fact that it’s a full sized lip tar makes me one happy camper.
Overall I enjoyed my box a lot. I think the OCC lip tar and the Bvlgari conditioner were just perfect for me and the Vichy cream was a great find. The total value for September is $67.30, which is a fantastic deal for $21/month. If you’re curious about October, we have several spoilers already.
Each box will contain:
- Tarte Power Pigment in Flush or Awakening | $24.00 (FULL SIZE!)
Vince Camuto Amore Perfume Mini | $6.00
Nails Inc. Westminister Bridge Matte Topcoat | $10.00 (FULL SIZE!)
- +2 other items!
For those of you who are subscribing for the first time (or if you’re like me and keep canceling), here’s an awesome coupon: use coupon code GBGLAM to get a free travel sized GlamGlow Youthmud Tingexfoliate Treatment, a $19.00 value, with your first GlossyBox! I totally used this code to resubscribe already, I can’t get enough of this mud! And I can’t wait for October’s box, I’m super excited for the Tarte lip crayon!