Monday, 30 January 2012

January Monthly Subscription Boxes Comparison

The winner of this month's subscription boxes is *drumroll*.....Luxebox!  This might come as a surprise to some, as Luxebox was extremely late this month, but I really feel that they really stepped up their game in terms of the samples that we received this month.

Here are the scores that the boxes received this month:

Luxury - Topbox scored the highest in this category this month.  I received Principessa, Shu Uemera, and Stila all in one box this month.  Glymm Box scored the lowest this month since I received two Burts Bee samples, and the other samples weren't too outstanding either. 

Quantity: Samples Received - Luxebox definitely wins this category.  Instead of receiving one or two perfume samples like prior months, Luxebox actually gave me a packet of six samples on top other other samples.  Topbox scored the lowest because I only received 4 samples this month. 

Quantity: Full Size Products Received - Luxebox scores the highest scores this month since I received three full size products this month - NYX Lipstick, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil and a Shtick Razer.  

Range of Products - Luxebox scores the highest score in this category this month because they hit the most categories - lips, eyes, perfume, hair, shaving.  Topbox scores the lowest with only hitting two categories - hair care, hand cream, and Face Makeup. 

Timeliness - Luxebox scores the lowest this month, since the box came at the end of the month.  Glymm Box and Topbox tie since they came in the mail on the same day. 

Here is a summary of all the scores for all the boxes so far:

So, so far, Luxebox is still leading the pack with 109, but the other boxes are pretty close.   Next month, I will also be adding glossybox to the list.  So, stay tuned!

Friday, 27 January 2012

2012 January Luxebox

My LuxeBox finally came in!!! Oh my gosh, I waited so long for it to come in this month. So, without further ado, here's what I received this month:

- Curly Hair Solutions - Curl Keeper
- NYX - Round Lipstick in the colour Sash
- My scent package which contains the following perfume samples
          - Prada Candy
          - Prada Infusion d'Iris
          - Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps
          - Nina Ricci Nina
          - Paco Rabanne Black XS for Her
          - Paco Rabanne Lady Million
- NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in the colour Milk
- Schick Hydro Silk Razor
- Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner

So, I guess Loose Button saw that their box is not big enough to house all the samples that they want to send this month, so, they actually had to add an extra box this month. The white box is an limited Bath and Body Box this month and housed the Schick Hydrop Silk Razor and the Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner.

One thing that I noticed this month is we got a lot more stuff than before. For example, there are six perfume samples instead of the normal two that I normally get. And there is actually a good sample size of coffee as the treat this month.

So, this is how the boxes look like this month:

Monday, 23 January 2012

GlossyBox Is Now In Canada

Welcome to Canada, GlossyBox!!  GlossyBox is a beauty subscription box service that originated from the UK and has gone international to France, Germany, Korea, Brazil and Australia, with Canada being their latest addition.  The service will soon launch in the states, and you can submit your email on so that you will be the first to know when they start sending boxes to the states. Many people fell in love with the GlossyBox when they first released their boxes and I can fully understand why.  The box itself is a light baby pink with a black emblem, and the products are wrapped in black tissue paper with a baby pink ribbon.  I think that it is very feminine and reminds me of the La Vie En Rose box.  The GlossyBox is $15 (taxes included) and it a couple of dollars more than the other beauty subscription boxes in Canada (LuxeBox, Topbox, and GlymmBox)

Currently, we don't know what their brands partners are yet.  But I have done my research and know that the December UK box contains Deborah Lippman nail polish, Rituals Foaming Shower Gel in Yogi Flow, MeMeMe Seventh Heaven, and Cargo Lipgloss.  January GlossyBox contains Nivea Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser, Sheer Cover Nourishing Moisturiser, Sheer Cover Lipgloss, Kosmea Daily Facial Exfoliant, and Mirenesse Tight Liner Hydra Gel Eye Liner.

I do think that both boxes are very different, there are brands that I recognize in December's box, but there are a lot of brands that I have never heard of in January's.  It might come down to the fact that the December box that I researched is from UK while the January box is from Thailand.  It would be very interesting to see what we would receive here in Canada.

So, if you're interested in receiving the a glossybox, please go to and order yours today.  Or if you would like to help me start collecting glossydots, please click on the below this link and I will get points for referring you.  There are three boxes left as of Monday, January 23 at 10am, so, act quick!

*UPDATE: GlossyBox sold out as of 11:30am*

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

2011 January Topbox

Here's what I got in January's Topbox
- Principessa Beauty - Notte Breeze Dry Shampoo
- Shu Uemura - Full Shimmer Illuminating Shampoo
- Stila - Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer
- Lillypilly - Tea Tree Hand & Body Creme

This month's box totally blew my mind. I cannot believe that I got Principessa, Shu Uemura, and Stila all in one box! I am very excited about the dry shampoo, because I have never tried any dry shampoos before.

This is what the box looks like:

This is what the products look like:

January 2012 Glymm Box

My Glymm Box came in on Tuesday, and here's what I got:
- Kaia Naturals - Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths
- Vasanti Cosmetics - BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
- Anastasia Beverly Hills - Clear Brow Gel
- Burt's Bee - Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion
- Cargo Cosmetics - Eye Pencil

Here's what the box looks like:

Here's what the products look like: