Glossybox Review – November 2013

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something. Please check out our privacy policy for more details.

I didn’t really know what to make of my November Glossybox when it first arrived. I’d never seen any of the products that were included before! However, as I’ve had time to read about the products and figure out how to use them (!) they have grown on me. Though it doesn’t appear to be so at first sight (at least I don’t think so), this is actually a pretty high-value box. The theme of this month’s Glossybox is “Holiday Romance.”

Here’s what I received in my November Glossybox:

Emite Eye Shadow in Dams

Emite Eye Shadow in Dams ($27) – Full Size! I frequently use black eye shadow as an eye liner, but if not for that I wouldn’t really know what to do with this very opaque black eye shadow! As it is, I can’t wait to try this as a liner. I can’t apply black eyeshadow to myself without appearing like I’m going Goth. (I have no idea why my skin looks so jaundiced in the image above. Too much time spent at the computer?)

The Aloe Source

The Aloe Source Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish – Cleansing polish is becoming a thing, isn’t it? I had never heard of such a thing until I received the Liz Earle Cleansing Polish, and y’all know how big a fan I am of that! It looks like this cleansing polish from The Aloe Source is very similar in that you can use it to clean your face, but it’s gentle enough to also work as a makeup remover.

Nicka K Eyeshadow Brush

Nicka K Eye Shadow Brush ($5) – Full Size! I’ve needed a new eye shadow brush for awhile (I only have 1!), but it’s something I’ve been too lazy/cheap to go out and buy, so this is perfect timing!

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Cream

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Cream – This cream might win for having the best packaging ever!This is one of the products I didn’t know what to do with because I’ve never heard of ginseng cream! (Ingesting ginseng for energy was a thing when I was in college (maybe it still is?) but I found out the hard way I am allergic.) According to the description, this product “stimulates cell regeneration by penetrating the deepest layers of the skin to revitalize and ultimately restore youthful looking skin.” The only thing about this product is that a full-size jar costs $220, so I’m a little worried I’m going to fall in love with this cream and then be too broke to buy it again.

Mastey Color Protection Leave-In Oil Treatment

Mastey Color Protection Leave-In Oil Treatment ($25) – Full Size! This is one of the products that made me do a double-take. Even though it looks like a deluxe sample, this is a full-sized product! Earlier this month I mentioned that my hairdresser mentioned that I should start using oil on my hair (he specifically said Moroccan oil) and that’s exactly what this is. From the description: This leave-in oil treatment is a combination of certified argan oil from Morocco, olive oil, and grape seed extract.” This product is supposed to help dry and color-treated hair, which are two things that definitely apply to my hair!

The November Glossybox contained 3 full-size products and two super-generous samples. The retail value of just the full-size items was $57, which isn’t bad for a $21 box! As I said above, it definitely took me a few minutes to warm up to these products, but I’m now excited to put them to use!

Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box. It costs $21 per month (including shipping) and each month you will receive an assortment of five deluxe beauty samples. Most months you’ll receive a couple of full-size products!

Click here to check out Glossybox!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a (very) small commission if you click a link and purchase something.

About Lisa

Lisa Koivu is the founder and editor of ShopGirlDaily.com. She also shares writing and monetization tips for bloggers at OhSheBlogs.com.