Glossybox – May 2014

Glossybox - May 2014

Glossybox - May 2014 - contents

This month Glossybox teamed up with the department store Bergdorf Goodman to bring their subscribers a box full of high-end beauty products including brands like Lancôme, Lancer, Hourglass, RéVive, and Napolean Perdis, among others. To top off the awesomeness, every box included not only five, but six deluxe samples, as well as a $25 gift certificate to Bergdorf Goodman.

I was really looking forward to this box for obvious reasons. Who wouldn’t love a package full of high-end beauty samples? Contrary to the usual Glossybox shipping practices, these boxes were sent out super fast and I got mine just yesterday. I hope Glossybox keeps this up and continues sending out their boxes earlier in the month.

Here are the samples I received in my box.

Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Cologne Absolute

Full Size: 3.4 fl oz, $140
Sample Size: 0.24 fl oz, $9.88 value

Glossybox - May 2014 - Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Cologne Absolute

This cologne smells really lovely. I probably wouldn’t have picked it out for myself since I’m not particularly drawn to rose scents but the very best boyfriend really likes it. It’s not too overpowering and the rose scent is balanced out by notes of bergamot and ginger.

RéVive Eye Renewal Serum Firming Booster

Full Size: 0.5 fl oz, $140
Sample Size: 0.1 fl oz, $28 value

Glossybox - May 2014 - RéVive Eye Renewal Serum Firming Booster

This eye cream promises to “quickly tighten the delicate area around the eye, reverses sagging and wrinkles, and hydrate and give a youthful lift.” I don’t really have any problems with wrinkles around my eye area yet (thank god) but I do enjoy using a good eye cream. This one feels light-weight and a bit silicone-y and I really like the scent.

Lancer Eye Contour Lifting Cream

Full Size: 0.5 fl oz, $95
Sample Size: 0.17 fl oz, $32.30 value

Glossybox - May 2014 - Lancer Eye Contour Lifting Cream

I was kinda surprised to see another eye cream in the same box. I wish the contents were curated differently to avoid duplicates like that. However, the consistency of the two eye creams are completely different. This one feels more nourishing than the RéVive one so it will be great to use during my evening routine.

Lancôme Absolue L’Extrait Regenerating Ultimate Elixir

Full Size: 1.7 fl oz, $360
Sample Size: 0.17 fl oz, $36 value

Glossybox - May 2014 - Lancôme Absolue L'Extrait Regenerating Ultimate Elixir

When I types the full price for this moisturizer, my jaw dropped. For the price I’m not quite sold on it’s marketing claims. It contains “Lancôme Rose Native Cells” (whatever that means) which supposedly have cell-regenerating properties to “reveal firmer, more elastic, more radiant skin.”  It does smell wonderful and I will definitely use this sample but I’m not convinced that it’s worth the price. We shall see.

Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer

Full Size: 1.7 fl oz, $45
Sample Size: 0.5 fl oz, $13.24 value

Glossybox - May 2014 - Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer

Since I started using the Clinique Super City Block sunscreen, which works beautifully as a primer, I haven’t needed to use a separate product. I like that his primer feels very moisturizing but I only tested it on the back of my hand so I can’t speak to whether it makes a difference in makeup application.

Philip B Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Crème Rinse

Full Size: 6 fl oz, $26
Sample Size: 2 fl oz, $8.67 value

Glossybox - May 2014 - Philip B Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Crème Rinse

Although I found my holy grail conditioner in the Pureology Hydrate-Light Conditioner I’m always happy to try something different. This one promises to “leave hair shiny, lustrous, and silky without weighing down” which sounds perfect for my thin but damaged hair. This is a very generous sample size so I will get quite a few uses out of it.

The total value of my box came to almost $130 which is amazing considering that I effectively only paid $15 for this box since I got a deal on a 3-month subscription. I’ll use most, if not all, of the samples. I’m still undecided on the Napoleon Perdis primer since I don’t have a use for it at the moment but I will definitely give it a try to see how it performs.

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4 comments

    1. Agreed. It was a definite improvement over April’s lackluster box. Fingers crossed that my last box in June will be a good one, too.

  1. Amazing box! I’m no longer a subscriber as I’ve been disappointed in the past, but this one looks great! Thanks for the review xx

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