December 2012 GlossyBox Canada

By Monday, January 07, 2013 , , , , ,

I received my December GlossyBox last week and I have a bit of mixed feeling on it...but for now I'll just show you what is inside.

First off a shiny silver box, a first from what I understand and actually I really like it.
Inside is a sticker with the LouLou magazine logo on it, this months box was curated by Loulou and features tips from them on the product card.
GlossyMag and the Lulu subscription card
Product Card
The box:
Tresemm√© Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo. 
This product is meant for Fine/Oil hair (which I do not have) and is a small or travel bottle with 56 g inside.  I have tried this before and let us just say I tossed it.

A full sized product is 161 g and retails for $5.99.

Aveeno Positively Ageless Day SPF 30 Moisturizer.
This is an airy day moisturizer with SPF 30 UVA and UVB protection (a major plus).

This is a full sized product at 75 ml and retails for $22.99
Others may have received the Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer ( I feel my profile that I filled out might have warranted this product a bit more but I am extremely happy to receive the ageless version)

Aveeno Positivley Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (fair to light) SPF 30.
This is another daytime moisturizer from Aveeno. It also has both UVA and UVB protection

This is a full sized product at 75 ml and retails for $22.99

Avon Glazewear Intense LipGloss in Sundance.
This is a lipgloss sent from Europe that has not been made since 2005. That means this product is at least 7 years old (maybe even older).

This is a full sized product at 6 ml and has been out of production since 2005.

Revlon Nail Enamel in Silver Screen.
This is a colour not currently sold by Revlon Canada.
Some people received limited edition colours from 2+ years ago and others ones with "rite aide" discount stickers on them (an American drug store chain).

This is a full sized product at 15 ml and retails for $5.99 (discontinued/past limited edition colours are at dollarama for $2 currently).

GlossyBox Lashes.
These lashes come with a 1 ml bottle of rubberized latex.

These are a full sized product with lash glue and are exclusive to the box. Their value is estimated at $12.50

Tresemmé Spit Remedy Sachet.
These are sample packets of the shampoo and conditioner at 9 ml each, they were a bonus item in the box.

A full sized product is 700 ml and retails for $5.99 for the shampoo or conditioner.

We also received a bonus pair of earrings. They are valued at $14.99

My thoughts?
Not so glossy from my end. A product that hasn't been made or sold since 2005, a discontinued nail polish. Really? The lashes are in no way worth the $12.50 either, which I don't care about, I just think it is some serious over estimating on their part there to make the box look like it is worth more.

The earrings were a nice bonus, but they look cheap and I could never expect to pay that much for them. Why aren't they even on the product card? Strange.

As for the whole Lulu part, I cannot see how they curated this box at all. There is a sheet with a standard subscription deal on it, nothing better than what you can get any time of the year (in face I get a better deal currently).

So no that I've nit picked the thing to death, I would like to say this box let me down. I wanted to try new brands and up and coming items that I might over look when shopping, the Aveeno definitely delivers in this area but there are not one but two day creams in the box so even that is silly. I hope I like the Tresemmé dry shampoo, I hated it last time I used it so much that I tossed it.

This is a complete drug store box, with an old European Avon item tossed in (I love avon but this is Glossy fault), major let down.

I will stick with for one more month, it will be their anniversary box so I have high-high-high hopes.

PS after last months initial mehh reaction I seriously grew to love that box. I love that Curel hand lotion, the Nicole By OPI nail polish is just fantastic (holiday themed indeed) and the vitabath was amazing as was the Kryolan blush. I learned way after the fact the lip gloss was a European exclusive and that made it seem a bit more exciting. I doubt my feelings towards this months will change though.

If you do want to try out GlossyBox Canada, feel free to use the code GLOSSY55 to save 10% off your first box.