Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Do you Glossy Box?


One of my favorite new "things" is the monthly or quarterly beauty/lifestyle subscription box. I belong to three: GlossyBox, New Beauty's TestTube, and PopSugar, which is more of a lifestyle box. The basic "jist" of these boxes is that monthly or quarterly, you are sent an assortment of deluxe samples or full sized  beauty items to try, rate and earn points to purchase other products. Each company does it a little differently but if you're a person who likes variety (and who doesn't!), you'll generally find that the value of the products in the box far exceed the price you pay (the ones I've seen run from $10 to $49 per month or quarter, depending on the service). 

The box in the picture above is the Man Repeller box from GlossyBox. 




Leandra Medine, the founder of The Man Repeller, a very cool fashion and beauty blog that receives over 3.5 million views per month, collaborated with GlossyBox to bring us her favorite products for winter survival. Man Repelling, defined as fashion that men don't understand, is a term that Leandra coined, among others. Even though she isn't a woman over 40, Leandra personifies the confidence, moxie and authenticity that we all aspire to but usually only reach when we have the benefit of life experience. Her low maintenance beauty routine and fashion forward style are an inspiration. Check out the pictures below which show the content of the box. I will be reviewing some of the products in the next month.


OPI Can't Let Go" Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer (full size), Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara (deluxe sample), Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum (deluxe sample), Tarte Achiote Cheek Tint (full size)

 Le Metier de Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution (sample), Narciso Rodriguez for her Eau de Toilette Spray (sample), Sebastian Professional Potion 9 (deluxe sample)
Do you receive any of the new subscription services? If so, do tell!