Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February subscription un-boxing-palooza

I've been really lazy about sharing my subscription box stuff this month but I got the necessary kick in the butt to get it out there via an unexpected gift box. As a result you get the motherlode of unboxing posts!

February Glossybox
Yesterday I received this box quite mysteriously as an unannounced gift from a dear friend. I know she's been exceedingly happy with the stuff she has gotten so I had been thinking about subscribing to Glossybox for a while. I'm taking this as a sign and I finally took the plunge to subscribe this morning.

I'm pretty psyched about the stuff in this box and the sample sizing is clearly VERY generous.

  • Unwash Bio Cleansing Conditioner
  • Royal Apothic Tinties Lip Butter in Pink
  • Rituals Cosmetics Foaming Shower Gel Sensation in “Yogi Flow”
  • Julep Polish in “Heartleigh”
  • Dr Lili Fan Probiotic Eye Serum
Misses- I think the only item I'm passing on here is the shower gel. It smells interesting (very reminiscent of the Nubian Heritage Honey & Black Seed line) but I've found my chemistry tends to make smells like that unbearably strong. I also have to avoid cleansing products with ALS or SLS because I have eczema and if my skin dries out too much I get hives.

Hits- I'm extra psyched for the cleansing conditioner because of exactly the same skin sensitivities! The nail polish seems to have a nice dense glitter concentration and I like the giant red heart glitters. The lip balm is a really intense shade of deep bubble gum pink and though I'm not sure if it will work on me I'm always up for a new shade, and moisturizers are always fun to play with.

February Birchbox
  • Juice Beauty® Blemish Clearing Cleanser
  • Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Wash
  • theBalm® cosmetics Read My Lips™ Lip Gloss in BAM! Rose pink
  • beautyblender + mini solid cleanser
  • BeeKind™ Conditioner
Misses- One definite and one maybe miss here - the body wash is another formulation my skin would not like and while I do tend to like TheBalm products I feel like I get a gloss in roughly the same colour every other month!

Hits-VERY psyched about the beautyblender since I've been considering picking one up for a while, and the conditioner and face wash should be fun to play with. I am a little annoyed I can't smell either one without unsealing them.

February Glambag


  • CARGO Cosmetics Mini Lip Gloss in Anguilla
  • Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray
  • Luxie Beauty Large Angled Face Brush 504
  • ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini
  • "Pencil Me In" Cosmetics Natural Eye Liner Pencil in Amethyst

Misses - the Cargo lip gloss. Remember what I said above about lip glosses? Yeah, enough with the warm pink glosses! Also not too psyched on the purple eye pencil. It's a nice purple, but between my preference for crisp liquid liners and my oily eyelids I don't get much mileage out of them.

Hits - Hair styling samples are always welcome so I'm happy about the spray though since it does seem pretty strongly scented I'm not sure how much use I'll get out of it.  I have no idea if the blush is going to work on me, but its a colour I don't have so it should be fun to try. The angled brush is made specifically for contouring and that is going RIGHT into the tool kit as I've been kind of making do with other brushes so far.

1 comment:

  1. Yay I'm so glad you liked it! Let me know what you think of the Dr Lili Fan PROBIOTIC Eye Serum. We got all of the same things except that. I got a Jelly Pong Pong Mascara which works for me b/c I'm a little obsessed with mascara lately.

    I got that BeautyBlender + mini solid cleanser in a Glossy Box ages ago and sold it for $20+ on Ebay b/c I didn't need it. It's received really good reviews. Birchbox looks like it's really stepped up its game.