There are some things I write about that, however excited I may be, it’s hard to get too invested without seeing it in person. Sure, the Glossybox Holiday Box I posted about last week SEEMED like a great purchase because you can’t really complain about receive 8 mostly full-size beauty products for $40, but now after actually seeing it in person? Wow. Wow, wow, wow. Y’all are going to want this box!
From the outside of the box to everything inside, the Glossybox Holiday Box is pure luxe. The outside of the box is VELVET. The top is connected and opens up to reveal the contents. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the box, honestly, but I know it’s not going to be recycled like most of the others!
Then, once you pull open the paper, there are products GALORE. It was like my birthday. I can’t wait to try everything out, but first I had to share with all of you.
Here’s what you’ll find inside the Glossybox Holiday Box:
NCLA Lail Lacquer in Satin Sheets, Velvet Ropes ($16) – Surprisingly, I might be the most excited about this nail polish but that’s mostly because I was planning on painting my nails tonight before we leave town tomorrow and this shade is beautiful. I love red nail polish in general and I’m pretty certain this is going to be a new favorite of mine. (Does anyone else get a 50 Shades of Grey feel from the name?)
Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter in Rainforest at Dawn ($15) – According to the description, this “new brand is inspired by and infused with extracts of the antioxidant-rich plants found in the amazon Rainforest. Packed with maracujá, açai oils and mango butters, this citrusy flavor is also known as orange in Portugese.” I haven’t used this yet, but it smells amazing and the packaging is super nice! If I weren’t going to keep this for myself I’d say it makes a nice small gift!
Korres Volcanic Minerals Volumizing Mascara ($20) – We are beginning our Thanksgiving travels first thing in the morning, and so many of these products will be making the trip with me, including this new mascara. I haven’t tried mascara from Korres before so I’m excited to try out a new-to-me brand! Apparently this mascara features volcanic soil (and it’s not just a fancy name) and is said to increase lashes by 600%. Mega lashes, coming through.
You may recall that we included the LALICIOUS Sugar Kiss Lip Butter (pictured above) in our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. This lip butter gets great reviews and it is said to soften and add shine to lips. Normally $18, you can get it from HauteLook right now for $10. The entire LALICIOUS line gets great reviews, actually, and based on the fact that nearly all of the body butter has sold out I’d say that’s probably a top seller!
You didn’t hear this from me, but the prices listed on HauteLook right now are better than you’ll get with the LALICIOUS Black Friday Sale, so if you were considering purchasing from this brand I would highly recommend checking out HauteLook first!
This week is a little on the C-R-A-Z-Y side, so I’m forgoing the sample sale listings to help preserve a bit of my sanity! I did, however, just see that there’s a Tory Burch Sale at Zulily today that might be worth checking out for any Tory lovers out there!
I don’t think the sunglasses are a particularly good deal, but there are a few different handbags that are still available that are priced reasonably well.
It appears that many items have sold out, but Zulily is also re-stocking some items so it might be worth double-checking later on if something you want now isn’t available.
I’ve got a lot to be thankful for this year, between having a baby on the way, an amazing recovery from a brain tumor for my dad, (hopefully) good health for my mom, two happy and healthy pups and a wonderful husband, amazing friends… but I also never stop being thankful and amazed that I’m able to wake up each and every morning to do my dream job! This year that has expanded a bit as I now also contribute to U.S. News’ The Frugal Shopper and I’m also the Budget Style Expert for About.com, but my heart will always remain right here (and at Shop Mama Daily.) I truly feel blessed that I get to write about shopping all day long, and the ONLY reason that’s possible is because of all of you that read regularly (and those of you that read infrequently – I don’t discriminate)!
As a thank you to all of you for reading, I sponsor a giveaway each year around the holidays that features some of my favorite things. While many of those items will remain a surprise (because it’s more fun that way), the main item included in this year’s giveaway had to feature what is hands-down my favorite brand of the year, Clare V. (As if you didn’t know this was my favorite — I mention the brand every chance I get!)
It’s the Clare V. item I’d most like to own right now!
The navy leather is covered with rose gold metallic dots, and any reader here will know I cannot get enough rose gold!
And, like I said, the clutch will come packaged with plenty of other surprises as well.
Entries are via the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway will remain open until December 12 at 3:30 p.m. CT. One winner (U.S. only) will be selected via Rafflecopter and I’ll ship out the package shortly thereafter.
Thanks for entering and thanks for sharing!
Also – and I cannot say this enough – thanks so much for reading!
The Madewell Black Friday Sale just launched and you can take 25% off your entire purchase, including both full-price and sale items! It’s fairly rare for Madewell to offer any type of site-wide discount so be sure to take advantage of this one while it’s available!
Madewell Coupon: Use code “GIFTON” at checkout to take 25% off your entire Madewell purchase. This offer is valid both online and in-stores through November 30, 2014.
Offer not valid on Barbour®, Chimala®, Penfield®, Rachel Comey, Saucony®, Sézane®, Sorel®, Vans® or Woolrich White® merchandise; shearling coats and jackets; The Transport Tote, The Transport Rucksack and The Transport Weekender.