Hello! I'm getting close now to being fully caught up with everything I've been meaning to post (though I keep buying things I want to post about and now those are starting to pile up...). This post is going to be all about my April 2013 Glossybox!
I got my box the last few days of April, so it did actually come in April, which is good. I know a lot of people have been complaining that Glossybox ships out way too late, though Glossybox keeps responding that they mean for the box to ship out at the end of the month. It is kind of frustrating to get charged for the box during the first or second week of the month (I've already been charged for my May box) and then have to wait until the very end to get the box; a lot of people bring up the very valid point that if you want to unsubscribe because you're unhappy with your box, you have a very small window of time to do it in. On the one hand, I do feel bad for Glossybox since, on their Facebook page, they try and post really cheerful, "rah rah!" kinds of posts and all the comments seem to run along the lines of: "when is this month's box going to ship?" or "why are you releasing special boxes and not shipping this months?". It's a shame because I feel like Glossybox has so much going for it, especially since it's established in so many different countries, and I really want them to succeed and to be able to keep sending us great products.
I want to start by saying that I'm...slightly disappointed in my April 2013 box. My March 2013 was very good and I was very happy with it and the April one feels a bit like a let down. The March box had four full sized products in it and was worth $76.45, whereas this box only has one (kind of two) full sized products and is only valued at $41.35. I'm still getting my money's worth, and the point of these boxes are to try new things that you wouldn't normally buy for yourself, but I'm just not as interested in the products in the April box as I was the ones in my March. It also looks like there wasn't any variety in the April boxes; that everyone got the same thing.
Here's box just barely opened; standard pale pink box (which I love to hoard because it's so sturdy and cute; one day I'll figure out what to put in them all) in grey logo-ed mailer.
Le Métier de Beauté Replenishing Daily Solution and the little card it's attached to includes a code to get $75 off the product on the Le Métier de Beauté website. When you get codes for that much off a product, you know it's going to be expensive, and sure enough, a 1.7oz full sized jar costs $225 (so with the code, you can get it for $150). I'm not against paying out the nose for really good skincare products, but I usually stick to the more middle of the road $40-$50. I have heard some good things about this lotion though, so I'm looking forward to trying it out.
The next item I took out of my box was a bath tea by Bvlgari.
The next item in my box is a "Boho Waves" tousled texture mix by Alterna.
The third item I pulled from my box was the one that Glossybox revealed before the boxes were sent out; the TIGI blush.
Next up is Wash With Joe Coffeemint Invigorating Bodywash.
The final sample in my box was this Organic Lip Balm by The Honest Company.
And there's my April 2013 Glossybox! Again, overall not a terrible box or anything, but it was no where near as nice as my March 2013 box. I'm going to stay subscribed and see what the May 2013 has in store, but if it's another middle-of-the-road box, I may consider canceling my Glossybox subscription. Not that I've had any issues with Glossybox or anything (well, technically I didn't get the magazine like I was supposed to with my March 2013 box...), but there are so many other subscriptions out there that I want to try and I can't justify spending that much money on random things getting mailed to me every month (as much fun as it is!).
Thanks for reading! <3!