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I have a confession to make — I’m in love with the idea of the beauty subscription box. Who wouldn’t be? It’s a great investment for those of us who aren’t quite privy to the ins and outs of the beauty world. The ease and excitement of trying new hair, skin, and makeup products picked by experts each month is simply thrilling. This week, I unwrapped the October 2014 Glossybox  and I can honestly say there wasn’t one thing inside I didn’t want to try immediately.

Octobe 2014 Glossy Box

The October 2014 Glossybox came complete with Tarte Cosmetics Power Pigment in “Flush”, Proganix Volume Root Boost Finish + Body Builder, Nails Inc. Wesminster Bridge Matte Top Coat, Vince Camuto Amore Eau De Parfum, and Sesha Botanical Hydro Mask.

Tarte Cosmetics Power Pigment in “Flush” 

Tarte Cosmetics Power Pigment in “Flush”

Inspired by tarte’s cheek stains, this sheer berry-hued lip tint features a slim, twist-up design (let me stress how amazing it is not to need a sharpener with this pencil!) for precise application.  The creamy formula contains shea butter and a hint of mint to give your lips an added comfort. (Full Size $24.00)

Proganix Volume Root Boost Finish + Body Builder 

Many of us can agree that when it comes to hair, bigger really is better. I, for one, am a sucker for volume. The Volume Root Boost Finish + Body Builder from Proganix helps to give hair a bit of a lift with its intricate blend of soy protein and energizing caffeine. I love how light both the spray and the smell were in my hair. (Full Size $11.99)

Nails Inc. Wesminster Bridge Matte Top Coat 

Nails Inc.

I am a big fan of fashion-forward British brand Nails Inc., and this matte top coat was one of my favorites. Despite the sheen of the polish I used initially, one brush of this polish softened out the color. This top coat will help your manicure last well into the week. (Full Size $10.00)

Vince Camuto Amore Eau De Parfum 

Vince Camuto Amore Eau De Parfum

This darling perfume from designer Vince Camuto is perfect for on-the-go, or when you need a quick perfume touch up. The fragrance exudes romance, with its fruity top notes blended with subtle hints of cashmere, sandalwood, and floral scents.   (Full Size $78.00)

Sesha Botanical Hydro Mask 

What’s better than a bit of relaxation after a long day? This one-time use sheet mask from Sesha delivers extracts of moisturizing cucumber fruit, green tea, and marigold, used for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Get your glow on! (Full Size $9.00)

Overall, the $20 per month Glossybox has quickly become one of my favorite ways to get the low-down on the hottest beauty products on the market. Receiving one of these on your doorstep is like getting a birthday present each month from your Fairy Godmother of Gorgeous. I say treat yourself to a subscription — you deserve it.

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My life is like a C.Wonder Store — “unexpected touches at every turn.” If you follow me on instagram you might have picked up on that. I’m into a little bit of everything and this C. Wonder and Glossybox collaboration is a bit of everything needed to jump into summer. The contents of the box were revealed in true summer fashion at  founder of C. Wonder, Chris Burch’s, Hamptons’ home.

C. Wonder Glossy Box

Stars & Stripes Glossybox for C. Wonder Contents*:

  • Strangebeautiful GlossyBox Exclusive Red and Blue Nail Polish ( Full size included:  $18)
  • Philip B pH Restorative Hair Spray (Sample included. Full size: $24)
  • Camille Beckman Platinumé Gold Imperiale Repair Hand Therapy (Sample included. Full size: $28)
  • BeautyBlender Pure Sponge (Full size included: $19.95)
  • Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve (Sample included. Full size: $42)
  • C. Wonder Mystery Gift Card (Gift cards are valued between $5 and $500 and each GlossyBox subscriber will receive one.)

*Some contents vary by box.

The BeautyBlender and  Strangebeautiful nail polish (both full size products) make this GlossyBox well worth the $21 purchase. Click here to get your Stars & Stripes Glossybox for C. Wonder before they sell out.

In addition to the Stars & Stripes Glossybox for C. Wonder box will be available at select C. Wonder Store Locations the first week of July,  including:

  • Southampton (New York)
  • Nantucket (Massachusetts)
  • Lenox Square (Atlanta, GA)
  • King Street, Charleston (South Carolina)
  • Tyson Corner Center (Washington D.C.)
  • The Fashion Center at Pentagon City (Washington, D.C.)

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With the number of subscription services and beauty packages available for women, it was only a matter of time before the men began to feel left out.  To be honest, there is definitely a side eye situation going on at my house from my husband with all the regular deliveries I receive.  So, when I got my hands on this new Glossybox for men, I couldn’t wait to bring it home and give it to him.  He was thrilled, and he didn’t even know the contents!  Lucky for him, the items in this box were amazing and could allow him to indulge his metrosexual side with some pampering and grooming.

Glossybox for men

From shampoo to eye cream to hair clay and moisturizer, this box gives men a little bit of everything to try that they probably never even knew they needed!

Redken Firm Grasp Texturizing Hair Clay + Redken Clean Brew Shampoo

The Redken Firm Grasp texturizing hair clay was an immediate favorite in my house – since my husband loves a good hair product.  The hold was strong without being tacky or greasy looking and kept his style all day long.  The Redken clean brew shampoo seemed like it would also be a home run since it is formulated with beer ingredients, such as malt and brewer’s yeast!  It’s great for removing any build up or grit in the hair – keeping it clean and healthy.

Bulgari MAN cologne

The Bulgari MAN cologne is a deep woody oriental scent that has an elegant and sophisticated scent – and men often need some help deciding on a fragrance, so this is a great option to get them to try something new.

NUXE MEN Eye Cream

Speaking of help, eye cream is something men need though they may not even realize it.  The NUXE MEN eye cream is great for helping to reduce puffiness and address any signs of aging.

Sisley for Men Face Moisturizer

The eye area is not the only part of the face that needs care however, and the Sisley for men face moisturizer is a great way to get them started on a regular regimen but one that won’t overwhelm them.

Zirh Pre-shave Oil

Finally, the Zirh Pre-shave oil is the product they will probably get the most use out of and if they have never shaved with an oil before, it may just change them forever. Designed to help ease shaving, it reduce any signs of irritation or razor burn.

It’s only a start, but a box like this could get the man in your life on the road to better grooming habits.  And if they are already well-groomed and immersed in a good skincare regimen, then this is a great way to give them the chance to try something new and possibly add to the good habits.

The men’s glossybox is available on the glossybox website for $40.

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As a long time Glossybox fan – my favorite ones have to be where they collaborate with a blogger or beauty site and curate a box together.  I am a new reader of the site Byrdie.com, but I am already a lover of its beauty editorials, how-tos and inside scoop on the newest products.  Founded by the creators of the uber popular site WhoWhatWear, Byrdie is an online magazine that everyone should have bookmarked, and it is only right that their Glossybox reflect their fabulous taste in products and luxury.

Byrdie GlossyboxThe box is a mixture of skincare, makeup and fragrance and features some of the most popular brands around.  A full size tube of Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Flashes mascara, a Bulgari Eau Parfume Au The Vert Eau De Cologne sample, a full size Shine On! Tinted lip balm, a sample of the Renu Exfoliating Gel and a deluxe sample of the highly buzzed about Fresh Beauty Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream.  Here are some of my standout favorites from the Byrdie Glossybox.

Fresh Beauty Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face CreamBeing an admitted skincare junkie, I was super excited to try the Fresh Beauty Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream.  Designed to provide all day hydration, the Lotus Youth Preserve Cream also helps to minimize the signs of again and boost radiance.  Even though I have only just gotten to try the sample recently, I can tell you that my skin immediately drank it up – the texture felt divine and absorbed instantly into the skin.  I am looking forward to seeing how it fairs after I use the entire sample, but if it’s anything like the rest of the Fresh Beauty line, I can see a full size purchase in my future.

Tarte Light, Camera, Flashes Mascara

Tarte Lights Camera Flashes MascaraThe second stand out item in the box was the Tarte Light, Camera, Flashes Mascara – because well – look at that brush!  Drama, drama, drama!  It lengthens, curls and magnifies lashes – and with all those bristles, it grabs every. last. hair!  Because I like a complete doe-eyed look, I wore this during the day but it is suitable for either day or night.

Sesha Skin Therapy Renu Exfoliating Gel

Sesha Skin Therapy Renu Exfoliating Gel

Never one to pass up a chance to exfoliate and smooth my skin, the Sesha Skin Therapy Renu Exfoliating Gel was another hit for me from this Byrdie Glossybox.  Best applied to dry skin, this gel uses natural papaya enzyme to help exfoliate, remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.  After just one use, my skin felt smooth and looked clean and polished – results that always leave me feeling happy and victorious after using a new (to me) beauty product.

To purchase your own Byrdie Glossybox, go to the glossybox website, and sign up for the $21/month membership.

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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?



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April 2013 glossybox

As the true beauty junkie I am, each month’s Glossybox subscription is one to which I truly look forward. Products that range from fragrance, to skincare to makeup and more, the brands represented are always ‘of the moment’ and ones that I have been eying or am excited to try – and this month was no exception. With the theme of “feelgood products,” this month’s box  focused on products that can be used to make you feel your best and pamper yourself – including The Honest Company Honest Lip Balm, Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush and Alterna Bamboo style Boho Waves Texture Mist, Joe Coffee Mint shower gel, Bulgari Eau Parfumee au the Blanc tea bag for the bath and Le Metier de Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution. In addition the fully shoppable online Glossybox magazine launched – allowing customers to shop their favorite items straight from the Glossybox site! Here are some of my standout favorites from the box:

The Honest Company Honest Lip Balm

1. The Honest Company Honest Lip Balm – Though I go through what seems like thousands of lip products every month, it’s rare that one stands out to me. This balm is extremely nourishing, long lasting and easy to wear underneath lip stick and gloss. And with their ingredient base being all natural and chock full of rich nutrients, I can feel good about reapplying this as often as I need.

Wash With Joe Coffee Mint Shower Gel

2. Wash With Joe Coffee Mint Shower Gel – The first thought I had when using this was it looks like actual coffee – and early in the morning it can be quite startling with its rich dark brown color. But as soon as I began to lather with it, the scent was incredibly invigorating and woke me right up. After a few days of using, I found myself looking forward to waking up with this shower gel.

TIGI Cosmetics Glow Blush

3. TIGI Cosmetics Glow Blush – With winter far behind us, I’m simply taking my makeup routine to a more glowing and fresh look. As soon as I brushed on this sun kissed shade, it instantly brightened my face with a natural flush. The baked formula allowed it to glide on effortlessly and look flawless on the cheek. I see summer staple in my makeup bag in this blush’s future.

Le Metier de Beaute Daily Replenishing Solution

4. Le Metier de Beaute Daily Replenishing Solution – As an already avid fan of the Le Metier brand, I grabbed this sample first out of the box and am rationing it as best I can. Smooth, hydrated and nourished skin awaits all who use this luxurious cream, wearing perfect alone or under makeup. And with the $75 coupon attached to this month’s sample, the already justifiable splurge is even more of full size purchase must have.

To purchase your own $21/month glossybox subscription, click here.

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Blogger It-Girl Leandra Medine, AKA The Man Repeller (TMR,) is everywhere these days – front row at fashion week, center page on every street style blog and now in everyone’s mailbox with her recent partnership with the most fabulous beauty subscription service – Glossybox!  Known more for her fashion musings than her beauty cabinet, this collaboration gives us a peek into a whole other side of TMR and what products she deems worthy of fitting her quirky yet undeniably chic style.

Already a fan of Glossybox and their well curated monthly collections, this box did not disappoint.  Beginning with Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme Lash Mascara, and Fresh’s Umbrian Clay Serum, to Living Proof’s Style Extender and OPI’s liquid sand nail lacquer in “Can’t Let Go” – this box is unique and filled with products that all seem to be garnering quite the buzz.  Also in the box are samples of Narciso Rodriguez’s For Her fragrance, Le Métier de Beaute’s replenishing daily solution and a full size Vincent Longo lip stain.  Described as Leandra’s “winter essentials,” I have to say this mash-up of products is truly all year round essentials.

Living Proof Style Extender

One of my stand out favorites was the Living Proof Style Extender which had been on my radar for some time,  so, I was  glad I finally had the chance to try this innovative product.  Designed to help extend daily styling twice as long, the weightless hair primer allows for longer times between shampoos and style touch ups, which quickly became apparent when my oily (and often unruly) hair STILL looked good three days after shampooing.

Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying serum

My next favorite was the Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying serum, a natural stand out to me because of my oily skin.   Used daily before putting on makeup, my skin stayed virtually oil free and smooth all day long.

Estee Lauder’s sumptuous mascara

To complete my shine-free skin and fabulous locks was two coats of Estee Lauder’s sumptuous mascara which gave my lashes bold, thick volume without any flaking or smudging.

Narciso Rodriguez For Her

Rounding out my winners for this box (though they all were frankly worth a full size purchase) was Narciso Rodriguez For Her feminine fragrance which perfectly balanced a strong sensual scent with delicate floral notes – it’s exactly how I would want someone to describe me!!

I love to see blogger/brand collaborations and this one was no exception.  All of Leandra’s picks were great and worthy of the distinction, solidifying in my head that her uber cool fashion taste translates perfectly to the beauty world as well.

To sign up for your own $20/month glossybox subscription, visit their website here.


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The world is becoming overrun with beauty subscriptions.  They are everywhere –  sending you tons of makeup, skincare and hair samples monthly, in hopes that you may fall in love with at least one if not all of the items and become a loyal purchaser.  Though the playing field is well saturated, there is still one subscription service that seems to be edging out slightly from the rest, if you ask me, and it’s Glossybox.  Beauty lovers are quickly falling in love with this monthly subscription that features some of the best niche and luxury brands from all over the world, including Ole Henriksen, Illamasqua, Burberry, Wella and Koh Gen Do.

To begin the process, all members must fill out a beauty profile that helps Glossybox customize each month’s box to your specific likes/dislikes and concerns.  Once they have your preferences, all that is left to do is sit and wait for your delivery of all the sample, travel and occasionally full size goodies your beauty loving heart could desire.  Recently I had the chance to try out a few of the glossyboxes and instantly fell in love with their selection of products.  Here are a few of my standout favorite items from some recent Glossyboxes:

  1. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum – As one that was already a fan of this line, I was delighted to see this cult classic serum included. Packed with 5 kinds of Vitamin C and collagen, this is a vitamin cocktail for your face.  Delish.
  2. Ofra Cosmetics Universal Eyebrow pencil – New to this brand, I never can turn down a brow product.  And the fact that it works for any skin tone was a bonus.  It matched perfectly to  my hair color and lasted from morning till night.  Happy brows = Happy me.
  3. Wella Enrich Moisturizing Treatment – My hair often has bouts of schizophrenia, where it wants to be oily one day and dry the next.  So when I come across treatment product that is designed for all hair types, I am intrigued.  And the intrigue turned to joy when my hair was left bouncy and sans frizz.
  4. Kryolan Made for Glossybox Lipstick in Glossybox Pink – I need another lipstick like I need a hole in my head, but surprisingly I adored this color.  A perfect nude pink lip wearable with just about any makeup combination I put with it.
  5. Biolage Hair Oil – Normally just a wash and rinse kinda gal, I was excited to give my hair a little more TLC – and this oil was just the answer.  Results were super soft and shiny!
  6. Missha BB Cream – As one of the original inventors of BB creams, this was a great addition to my already growing collection.  The coverage was super light and gave my skin a flawless finish without any other foundation.

To join in on the fun, visit glossybox.com to choose from a 1 month, 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription.

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