March 2013 Glossybox: Spring Fling

Among the countless beauty and fashion subscription services available, I recently chose to sign up for a Glossybox subscription. For anyone unfamiliar with Glossybox, it is a popular monthly beauty subscription service, which delivers 5 beauty samples from a variety of brands wrapped in a beautiful box straight to your door.

What sparked my interest was the appeal of sampling a wide variety of different kinds of products, both skincare and beauty, as per my beauty junkie nature. I also think that it’s a unique way of discovering products from both high- and low-end brands via a monthly theme that specifies the kinds of products featured in the box.There are different subscription plans tailored to better suit your needs; I chose the $21 monthly plan.

I initially signed up in February and decided to hold off reviewing Glossybox at least until I received my second or third box. While I did enjoy some of the products from the February Glossybox, featuring an International Style theme, I found that not all of the products matched my personal style. Another thing I wanted to point out was the fact that Glossybox shipping times are somewhat deceiving. I received the February box on the 28th of February, which resulted in me testing out the products through the first half of March, and I received the March Glossybox on the 30th of March. Notwithstanding the odd delivery times, I feel that my overall experience with Glossybox has been positive so far and I will continue my subscription.

Without further ado, here is my first impression review of the March Spring Fling Glossybox!

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Elite Models Matt Liner in Matt Brown

Elite Models Matt Liner in Matt Brown
The felt tip point provides glide on application

The felt tip point provides glide on application

Here is the liner swatched with both a thin and thick application

Here is the liner swatched with both a thin and thick application

I was absolutely impressed with the longevity and easy application of the Matt Brown liner, as well as its deep espresso color. The sharp felt-tip applicator also allowed for great precision and no streaky lines when I used the liner to create my standard cat-eye look.

Model Co. CHEEK + LIP Tint in the shade Rosy Red

Model Co. CHEEK + LIP Tint in the shade Rosy Red

Here is Rosy Red swatched  before and after blending it into the skin

Here is Rosy Red swatched before and after blending it into the skin

While this Cheek + Lip tint was somewhat drying on the lips, it is to be expected with any lip stain and I recommend exfoliating and moisturizing your lips before applying such a product. Rosy Red is a very beautiful deep rose color that can look very natural and youthful with a light application on the cheeks or lips. It does look a bit scary straight out of the tube, but it is very wearable once blended out.

PRESTICHE Essential Oil Bar Soap in the scent Lathernder

PRESTICHE Essential Oil Bar Soap in the scent Lathernder

PRESTICHE $40 Gift Certificate

PRESTICHE $40 Gift Certificate

The “Lathernder” soap smells very floral, fresh and clean and I am excited to use the gift certificate to further explore other scents and products from Prestiche. I found out that Prestiche uses all natural ingredients in the wide variety of body and skin care products available on its website, which is great for anyone trying to steer clear of artificial preservatives and chemicals.

Pixi Lid Last Shadow Pen in the shade Graphite Glint

Pixi Lid Last Shadow Pen in the shade Graphite Glint

Graphite Glint is a beautiful slate grey with silver iridescent shimmers

Graphite Glint is a beautiful slate grey with silver iridescent shimmers

This Pixi Shadow Pencil provides a very rich, slate grey color that  contains lovely silver shimmer particles throughout applying the shadow all over the lid. I found that on my eyes, the cream shadow lasted for 5 to 6 hours and did not crease. Although I’ve only applied this shadow pencil with an eye primer underneath, I feel like it can still be used as a beautiful stand-alone shadow as well as a unique color to apply as a base for powder eye shadows.

Sebastian Professional Shaper Fierce Ultra-firm finishing hairspray

Sebastian Professional Shaper Fierce Ultra-firm finishing hairspray

I always appreciate travel size hairsprays, as they are perfect for vacations and even fit inside my purse for daily on-the-go use. This hairspray does not have an overpowering smell and really helps to keep fly-a-ways under control without giving you a case of “medusa hair” like most extra-hold hair products.

Overall, I was very pleased with the March Glossybox. And every box does not contain the same exact products, since each box is tailored to a personalized beauty profile questionnaire for each subscriber. Also, I am happy with these products since they all seem very travel-friendly and travel-oriented. This month’s Glossybox certainly delivered hair, eyes, lips, face and body essentials.

Has anyone tried Glossybox or other beauty sample subscription services? If so, please let me know your experience in the comments below!

Until next time,

TVLYBeauty