First I signed up for Birchbox. Then, I heard about Glossybox. Being the product lover that I am, I signed up for both. I received my May Glossybox at the beginning of June. Apparently, shipping was slow, but I was still rather impressed.
Similar, but different
Once you sign up with Birchbox ($10/month), you receive a monthly selection of about five deluxe samples. The samples are mostly from well-establish brands, but you’ll also find a few upcoming brands. The deluxe samples are chosen based on your personal beauty profile.
With Glossy, the subscription cost is $21/month. Just like with Birchbox, most samples are chosen specifically for you based on your personal profile. Up to five deluxe samples and some full size! The products come from all over the world, and to me, that is the most exciting part. Here’s the list of brands they have worked with in the past. Very sweet!
While the Birchbox packaging is nice and very green with all recyclable materials, I completely swooned over Glossy. Absolutely gorgeous! The main box is very sturdy, and just lovely with black and pink on the inside and light pink with the Glossy logo on the outside. It’s substantially larger than Birchbox, probably due to the size of the samples. The products were carefully wrapped in tissue paper with a black ribbon around them to keep things secure. In the bottom of the box was shredded black paper to protect all the goodies.
Imported from Florence, Italy, Marvis is a superior dental brand that has been loved in Italy for generations. Marvis Whitening, with a sharp taste of cool mint for a pleasant and lasting freshness, carries out a whitening activity on your teeth for a more beautiful and splendid smile. The whitening formula protects your teeth, helps prevent tooth decay, tartar and plaque. Meanwhile, innovative notes of mint offer you a long-lasting, pleasurable taste sensation and fresh breath all day long. This distinctive, display-worthy tube will most likely be the best looking accessory in your bathroom.
Exclusively made for Glossy, this blush brush is made out of 100 % natural bristles
Amore Pacific is a mineral rich, oil- free, hydrating gel, which encourages skin’s optimal hydration levels for a clearer, and radiantly smooth complexion. Unique, water-free formulation utilizes Stabilized Bamboo Sap in lieu of distilled water for improved skin vitality. Infused with brightening botanicals such as Ginger Root and stress fighting minerals such as Magnesium to leave the complexion refreshingly hydrated with a vibrant, clear, and matte appearance.
The lightweight, creamy texture and gelled structure of Burberry Beauty Lip Mist allows for effortless control and glide. High-shine oils deliver a sheer and dewy effect, while shine-filming polymers provide a natural look. Moisture-rich emollients improve hydration of the lips, while wild rose provides regenerating and restructuring properties.
The Zoya BEACH & SURF collection was designed and inspired by resort runways and tropical get-a-ways. Dive into the creamy shades of the Zoya Beach collection or the shimmering sea foams of the Zoya Surf Collection. This new splash of color, designed by Zoya’s color experts, is kissed by sea and sand translating beautifully onto the nail in the famous, full-coverage, long-wearing and glossy Zoya formula. As always, each and every Zoya color is made for women, so they name them after women.
Phyto is a staple at top salons, this aromatic formula, enriched with jojoba oil, instantly moisturizes, softens, and detangles without weighing your hair down. A unique concentration of angelica root extract (75%) and essential oil of sweet orange imparts brilliance and vitality. Your hair regains silkiness, elasticity and manageability.
Beauty subscription services like BIRCHBOX and GLOSSYBOX are so much fun and enable me to try new products that I would not necessarily buy otherwise. The thing is, there are no guarantees on the products you’ll get every month. You may love it… you may not. But that’s part of the fun!
Overall, I think if I had to choose between the two, I’d opt for Glossy because of the product selection and the luxurious feel of the package. Have you tried any of these beauty subscriptions?
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