Glossybox Holiday Box Review

16 Jan

glossybox_holiday_box_reviewNormally Glossyox sends me a sample box to review in the earlier part of the month. However, during this holiday season I got it so late in the month that it was almost New Years and I didn’t get a chance to open because I went out of town. Now that I’m back I finally had some time to look over the products that they sent over. Here’s what I found.

Anatomicals: You Need A Blooming Shower

Company Description: Featuring a soothing mix of aloe and witch hazel and rose and jasmine scents, this relaxing shower gel leaves the skin feeling cleansed and refreshed.

Review: I love the name of the fragrance of this body cleanser. It’s called Your ‘Nose Smells Rose.’ In fact I love everything about the packaging because it’s pretty funny. As for the body wash it has a nice lather and leaves the skin feeling smooth. All in all a great buy at $5.50.

Caswell-Massey: Dr Hunter’s Hand Cream

Company Description: An original formula of natural rosewater, glycerin, sweet almond oil, and shea butter that is easily absorbed to soften and condition hands.

Review: I’ve been carrying this hand cream in my purse lately. You can actually smell a hint of rosewater in it and even though it’s not very thick its so moisturizing! Since I’m always wearing gloves at work this cream is an essential for me.

Michael Todd True Organics: Pumpkin Mask

Company Description: This mask contains pumpkin enzymes and gycolic acid that dissolves impurities like dead skin and clogged pores, which significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even after a single use! Not suitable for sensitive skin types.

Review: I have pretty sensitive skin. Nothing medical but sensitive all the same so I’m skipping this one.

Nails Inc.: Victoria Polish

Company Description: Nails Inc. polishes are professionally formulated for a long lasting, super glossy, flawless finish. This deep cherry red shade is a great way to add a dash of chic to your holiday look.

Review: I don’t have enough good things to say about this polish. The color truly is a beautiful deep cherry that I love. I’ll be sure to post a review with swatches soon so that you can see how pretty it is for yourself.

Naobay: Oxygenating Cream Moisturizing

Company Description: This skin keeps the surface of your skin balanced, fresh and hydrated. With its special composition based on essential oils, such as rosehip oil and sweet almond oil, the surface of the skin is kept balanced and fresh.

Review: Unfortunately this review is on hold for now because I’m waaaaay behind on my skincare reviews. For now, I can tell you that it has a nice floral fragrance and is made with a lot of natural ingredients that are popular in skincare.

Now, I got my sample box for free to review, but for those of you who have never tried Glossybox I can say that it’s gotten better and better over the last few months. If you like trying sample sized beauty products (or even actual sized ones sometimes) then they’re worth a look. You can find them at

Have you tried any of these products before? Thoughts?


Disclaimer- I got a sample of the product to review. However, my review is honest and portrays how I feel about the product.

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55 Responses to “Glossybox Holiday Box Review”

  1. Anastasia January 16, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    I really wanted to try the hand cream, but got the eyeliner instead. Good to know that you liked it!
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    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

      It’s interesting how they give different people different products to try.

  2. Jamie @Momma Without a Clue January 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    Fantastic mix of products. I would love to try the Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer – I have such horrible dry skin and it sounds wonderful. As for Glossybox, I do believe I’m going to have to check them out!
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    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

      I’m usually happy with them. They’re one of the better services that I’ve tried.

  3. Nancy Bobbert January 16, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    All of the products in the box sound delightful. I especially love the name of the shower gel! You Need a Blooming Shower would encourage me to shower every time I went into the bathroom. Think 5 showers a day or more is a bit much? :p
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    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

      LOL. I may have to do a review on this gel. The description on the back is hysterical.

  4. Jess January 16, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    The pumpkin mask sounds fab, what a shame it’s not suitable for your skin! Nails Inc polishes are always lovely, too :)

    Jess xo
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    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

      It’s my first time ever trying Nails Inc and so far I’m a fan. I already have friends who are ready to snatch up the pumpkin mask so it won’t go to waste.

  5. Marie Papachatzis January 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    I have that box and I was kind of meh about it. They send out much better boxes usually. I think it is a matter of who they can get for the month. So we end up with some really good boxes some months and some months we end up with some stinkers. Glossybox is one of my favorites but I will not hold one bad box against them.
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    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

      I’m ok with this one. It’s not one of their best boxes but it’s not a waste either.

  6. Becka January 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    HAHA. You need a blooming shower. That is a funny name! Very nice!
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    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

      Yes, their packaging is great. I love the thought that they put into it.

  7. Alyssa C January 16, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

    I would love to try Michael Todd True Organics: Pumpkin Mask but I also have sensitive skin! Thank you for sharing
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    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

      It’s too bad about the sensitive skin issue.

  8. Amy January 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    i have never heard of glossy box, but i do love the Your ‘Nose Smells Rose’ name!

    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

      I like unusual and funny names too.

  9. Silvie Armas January 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    I can’t wait to try the hand cream. I have very dry hands and the only lotions that work for me are really thick and sticky. I liked how you said this one isn’t. :)
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    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

      I’m not into thick and greasy. I was happy with this one.

  10. BeautyJudy January 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    I love the sounds of the pumpkin mask. Just wanted to give you a heads up, your social sharing buttons are in the middle of the page so everytime I read your blog, I have to scroll so I can read the parts of text covered by the buttons. I am on IE8 so that could be it! :)
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    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

      Thanks for the heads up Judy. It’s ok on the computers that I checked on but i’ll look into it.

  11. Nidia January 16, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    Looking forward to your review of the polish, for sure!
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    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

      As soon as my finger heals and I can take a decent picture.

  12. LisaLisa January 16, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

    I have never heard of this company before. Seem like they have some great products. I would like to try out one of these boxes myself. Thanks for sharing!

    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

      I’ve been reviewing them for a while now. Most of their boxes are good.

  13. Amber January 16, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

    I’m dying to try the Michael Todd pumpkin mask. It sounds like such a great product!

    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

      Unfortunately I can’t use this one but if you can it does sound good.

  14. jbrobeck January 16, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    I would love any box that included a bottle of nails inc!
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    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

      It was my first time trying them and I’m really happy about it.

  15. Tesha Fritz January 16, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    Oh my goodness, I love this review. I’m not into many products, but you definitely have given me a few to try this time around. Does the scent in the Dr. Hunter’s handcream smell like anything other than rosewater? Thanks for posting.

    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

      It just smells like rosewater to me but it’s a very light scent. Doesn’t last long either.

  16. Kim January 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    The shower gel seems like something I would try, and I love the price!
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    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

      For the size the price is great.

  17. Miranda January 16, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

    LOL You need a bloomin’ shower! That’s a funny product name.
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    • Aleya January 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

      The English do have a good sense of humor.

  18. Winter January 16, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    My daughter and I could go in together on getting this box. We would love and could split the products between us. I’m especially interested in the Nails inc.
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    • Aleya January 17, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

      That’s a great idea.

  19. Phyrra January 16, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    I hate boxes of all skincare :/
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    • Aleya January 17, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

      I love trying different skincare products so I’m ok with it. They’re not always mostly skincare though- they also send a lot of other beauty products.

  20. Farryn January 16, 2014 at 10:59 pm #

    The anatomicals body wash packaging is so funny and clever!
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  21. Maye Domencil January 17, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    I love organics so I would love to try that Pumpkin Mask. I always have clogged pores so I definitely need a mask. Great products in a box :)
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  22. Jess Scull January 17, 2014 at 12:28 am #

    Great box – I love Michael Todd products!

    • Aleya January 17, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

      It was my first time trying this brand. Good to know he’s consistent.

  23. Kimberly January 17, 2014 at 1:24 am #

    I bet you are eager to try these out. Somethin’ smells GOOD!
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    • Aleya January 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

      Mmmmm hmmmm

  24. MarciaF (beauty info zone) January 17, 2014 at 2:20 am #

    I especially like the nail polish in this box. I was thrilled to get that.
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    • Aleya January 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

      Me too. It’s the best product that they sent in this box.

  25. Janelle@ Glamorous Mama January 17, 2014 at 2:22 am #

    I have the pumpkin mask and I love it. It does burn for a couple seconds but I love the after, my pores are reduced alot.

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    • Aleya January 17, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

      It’s great that it works but that would scare me a bit.

  26. Laura MyNewestAddiction January 17, 2014 at 2:35 am #

    I got this box too! I love the shower gel and the pumpkin mask!
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    • Aleya January 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

      It’s great that you can use the mask. I’m bummed out that I can’t.

  27. Sheila (Painted Ladies) January 17, 2014 at 7:18 am #

    After dealing with their bad customer service, I’m not a fan of Glossybox, but this is a great box.
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    • Aleya January 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

      I never had to deal with them but it’s a shame that it didn’t work out.

  28. Emily Kristina January 17, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    I must say that I adored the products in this selection. I was able to ring in the new year with cute nails, great skin, and a kissable smile thanks to all of the wonderful items within.
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  29. Betzy Carmona January 18, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    I’ve always wanted to try this box but I’m always afraid of getting a blah month
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    • Aleya January 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

      There are some that are better than others. I don’t think that any of them were terrible though.