ThisThatBeauty Reviews: May Glossybox

It’s hard to believe two years have already passed and Glossybox is celebrating its second birthday!!  Where would we all be without that monthly box chock full of the best luxury samples? In the beauty darkness – that’s where! Being able to experiment with and discover new and exciting brands each month is what beauty dreams are made of.  And for this important anniversary, Glossybox curated an amazing box full of items that represent their past and future, with a nod to the company’s hometown of New York City.  Here are some of my favorites:

amore pacfic color control compact

Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact

Never met an Amore Pacific product I didn’t love and don’t think I ever will.  This is a “multi-tasking wonder” as they describe it and I couldn’t agree more.   It provides smooth and lightweight coverage, a powerful broad spectrum SPF protection and ingredients to hydrate even the driest of skins.  And all in a super easy and portable compact.  Consider this your summer vacation staple.

absolute perfume stick

Nicka K New York Absolute Perfume Stick

A scent that travels well is invaluable – as I just found out during a recent weekend getaway.  Lugging a full bottle of fragrance or even samples can quickly create a complication if leaking or breakage issues arise.  But a solid scent is fool proof.  As soon as I opened my glossybox and smelled this (a delicious fresh citrus scent), it immediately went into my handbag and has not left since.  It glides on without any annoying residue and has enough intensity to freshen up mid day but will not overwhelm those around you.

multi-purpose mattifying moisturizer

My Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer

I am always up for a mattifying product challenge since I am forever chasing my shine.  This super lightweight moisturizer dissolved quickly and easily into the skin.  I waited a minute or two before applying my makeup and the initial tackiness of the product dried down to a soft matte finish.  My makeup went on smoothly over the moisturizer and stayed quite matte for most of the morning and early afternoon.  The convenience however of combining both a moisturizer and mattifying primer in one product is what makes this product a winner for me.

Etre Belle Mask

Etre Belle Collagen and Aloe Vera Hydro Mask 

Masks are an essential part of my evening skincare regimen.  I use them to treat all the different concerns and issues that my skin faces on a daily basis.  As soon as I opened up my box, I immediately went for the mask and indulged myself that night.  It comes out as a sheet that you place on the face, and is formulated with collagen and aloe to help improve elasticity and promote hydration.  After leaving it on for 15 minutes, my skin looked and felt smoother and suppler.  The next morning, my skin had a fantastic glow and the makeup I applied went on easier than normal.  With these types of results and easy, portable packaging – this mask is the perfect addition to your summer travel essentials.

To purchase a Glossybox subscription or shop any of my above favorites, visit the Glossybox website.

What were your favorite items from the May Glossybox?



Maree About Maree

Fueled by her love (obsession) of all things beauty, Maree Sye writes from the viewpoint of the everyday woman. Recently transitioning from a decade long career as an executive in the cosmetics industry to her current role as sales manager for a baby goods company, Maree has turned her insider information into a spectator sport. Choosing products appropriate for the office, understanding how to transition from day to night, and constantly seeking the elusive weekend “makeup, no makeup” look are the issues that keep Maree up at night. When she is not testing out products and blabbing about them on This That Beauty, you can find her blabbings on A Little Bit etc, her personal fashion/beauty blog – it’s a little bit fashion, a little bit beauty and a whole lot of sass. Maree currently resides in Bergdorf Goodman (or her apt in Midtown Manhattan), spends her summers vacationing at Sephora (or the dog park near her apt), and dreams of one day amassing so much makeup, that she will need a bigger home. Follow Maree on twitter @alittlebitetc or follow her down the street if you like – most likely she is on her way to pick up a new lipstick.


  1. Kelly says:

    I would use all those items, they are all gorgeous. Unfortunately I can no longer get Glossybox as I have moved out of the country. I have subscribed to another beauty box subscription service but they don’t even come close to Glossybox.

  2. Katrina Schenfield says:

    Hey there Maree! This is great info, thank you! Have you ever tried or are you considering reviewing Eco-Friendly and Green Subscription boxes such as Eco-Emi, Blissmo, etc.?

  3. Kimmy says:

    Do you know where I can buy the être belle mask? Glossy box directs me to a link that doesn’t ship to the US.

  4. Christene Carr Christene says:

    Hi Kimmy, Thanks for stopping by. It appears to only be on Ebay and Amazon. Do a Google search and you may find it.

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