Wondering why I'm posting a June 2012 Glossybox US box when it's July 3rd? Well my friends that is because I just got this box in the mail today. You see Glossybox does not ship their boxes until the last week of the month, meaning many of us don't actually get a "Insert Month Here" box until the start of the following month!
To top that before I even had this box in hand I was charged for the "July" box, that I might not see till sometime in August. That is just my guess tho based on how things have gone so far. Needless to say I am not happy about this because this is a very expensive sub already at $21.00 a month and because I'm in CA I get charged tax making it $23.05. Now $2.05 in tax isn't going to break the bank for me but for the price I do expect my box to get to me in that month. I would strongly encourage them to reconsider their shipping method and either get a new shipper or send the boxes out much earlier so they make it to consumers (especially ones on the west coast) in the same month.
Enough about that already tho lets get into what was in this months box!
Ahava | Mineral Botanic Hibiscus & Fig Velvet Cream Wash | Price of Full Size $22.00
This stuff smells so good I can't wait to try this out. I have never had anything with quite a scent before it's clean yet sweet at the same time.
First Aid Beauty | Smooth Shave Cream | Price of Full Size $16.50
I have been wanting to try something out from this company for the longest time but haven't ever actually picked anything up from them. Looking forward to giving this a go and seeing how it holds up against my current shave cream.
Ofra Cosmetics | Eye Shadow Ice in Black | Price of Full Size $14.95
Never heard of this brand but it is made in the U.S.A. so that's cool. I don't think I will get much use out of this shade tho black doesn't do a whole lot for me since I wear glasses.
vBeaute | Lite up, Buying time, & Eye never | Price of Full Size $150.00, $135.00, & $85.00
This is a skin care trio that includes a face serum, cream and eye gel. Again have never heard of this brand but I'll give these a try and see how I like them. I can say that the full size pieces are way out of my price range tho!
Wella Professionals | Enrich Moisturizing Treatment | Price of Full Size $12.00
I used up all of last months hair moisturizer so it was nice that this was included. It smells very nice but I do think it is a tad on the small side.
A Perfume Organic | Urban Organic | Price of Full Size $65.00
This is the Extra product for this month and it's just okay I think. The vial is pretty small and it doesn't have a spray top on it. For me this is just meh it smells okay but it's not something I would wear.
Since I've already been charged for July I will stay on board for that box but I am seriously considering dropping this sub. Mainly because of the high price and super slow shipping but I have also been hearing about customer service issues and double charges to cards.
I am happy with the products in this box and I will use everything but the perfume I think. I am a little concerned at the size of some of the samples they just don't seem to match with the price point in my opinion or the "travel size" that was advertised, but maybe that's just me.
They do now have the Glossydots program up and running and you gain 20 pts each for reviewing the products on their website. When you accumulate 1000 pts you can get a free box.
Update: July 4th, 2012 Woke up this morning to multiple emails from Glossybox saying that my card has been charged two more times making it 3 times in total. Not a happy camper and Mr. M has told me it's time to cancel. They better make this right asap or I will be cancelling them.
Update #2: July 4th, 2012 3:00 p.m. Glossybox said on their FB page that no one was going to be double or triple charged so things are looking up!
What do you guys think should I keep this sub?