Ok, so I know I promised to post any gifts I received for my birthday, but I have been super lazy. At any rate I only got one thing that was relevant or worth posting. My boss bought me a bottle of Grey Goose vodka and a $250.00 gift card. My mom got me some brand new running shoes. I’ll post a pic of those in my next fitness blog (by the end of this month). They made me want to run to China (LOL). I also got lots of cards with money and well wishes. Everything I got was appreciated and priceless. I am so blessed to share another year with my friends and family.
The most interesting gift I got was from my big, Sydney. She ordered me a 3-month subscription to Glossybox. Glossybox is a luxury cosmetic and wellness sample box that includes 5-6 of the best and latest beauty products. You can order the box for one month or you can choose to have it shipped for 3 months, or 6 months. Whatever floats your boat. I got my box a little late in the month. I got it around October 24th. This is the first box I received, but I promise to post what I get the next two months as well.
The way that it works is you choose a plan based on your beauty needs. My big did all of this for me because she ordered it as a gift. She knows me pretty well, so I trust her judgment on this. Basically I don’t know exactly what they ask you in the beauty profile section, but just know they ask you about yourself before sending you a bunch of random things that you can’t use (wise). You should receive your box by the end of the month. Again, I got mine around the 24th of October. I am sure she ordered it around my birthday (October 6th). They also have free shipping which is always great (anything free is alright with me).
I have used four out of the six items that I received. The Shine On! Tinted Lip Salve, Renu Exfoliating Gel, Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream, and Eau Parfumée au thé vert Eau de Cologne. I did not really like the Shine On! Tinted Lip Salve. It is very oily and dries up very quickly. I think it makes my lips “chappy” after I use it. I did like the tint and lip color when you put it on, but I didn’t like the after affects.
I used the Renu Exfoliating Gel one time as soon as I got the box. I can’t say whether I liked it or not. I will say it did make my face feel smooth. I think I have to use it a few more times to see if I really like it.
I live for face moisturizer, so I was so happy that my box came with one. I have been using the Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream for a few weeks now since I ran out of my Juice Beauty moisturizer. I love the way it feels on my skin. It is not oily and gets the job done. It make me skin feel smooth after use. The only thing I do not like about it is the smell. It has a very “planty” smell to it. I guess it is not bad enough to stop using, but you have been warned.
I haven’t had a full bottle of perfume in so long. I think I am just waiting for someone to gift me one. I have been using samples from every where. My grandma recently gave me some samples of hers, but I can’t remember the name of it. Eau Parfumée au thé vert Eau de Cologne by Bvlgari is a light perfume. It is a green tea based perfume, so it is very subtle. I wonder if people can still smell it when I have it on through out the day. Apparently green tea perfumes are suitable for men and women, so that explains why when I initially smelled it I thought it was a men’s cologne but then I thought, “Why would they send this to me in this box if I couldn’t use it.” It smells good though. I have been wearing it since I got the box. No comments by any strangers yet though.
The Lights, Camera, Flashes™ Statement Mascara has not been used. I do not wear makeup for the most part because I touch my face too much. I promised myself I will try it out one day. The only thing is I feel like I’m cheating people when I don’t wear makeup and give an opinion on it. Should I just give it away? (Let me know if you want it). The Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Mask has not been used because I cannot find it. I was in Atlanta when I opened my box, and I am not sure if it got lost in the sauce or what. I will double check when I get home. I actually just realized I was missing a product while writing this blog. Eek!
For the most part I loved my Glossybox. I think this is a phenomenal business idea. Made me have one of those “WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THIS?!” moments. I’m excited for next month’s box. Even though you may not use all of the products that you get at least you get to try and explore the latest beauty products and brands.
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I’m thrilled to see what November will bring. I was grateful for October. It brought me many adventures and laughter. November will be a more chill month since I should be saving some money. I think I want to throw a masquerade for my next birthday. I will be 25 years old. Quarter of a century. Big deal! We shall see…