A few weeks ago Glossybox offered previous monthly boxes for sale in a great one time deal and I was able to snag three. The deal was to clean out their warehouse and make room for more inventory, and had their regularly priced ($21 a month) subscription boxes for a steal. You could purchase up to three, and if you bought a bundle of two or three they were guaranteed to be different with no product overlap. The offer (which is no longer available) was $18 for one box, $24 for two boxes or $30 for three. The deal was wildly popular and the three box option sold out very quickly so I was glad I saw the email shortly after it hit my mailbox and jumped on the deal right away.
I had cancelled my Glossybox subscription early this year in favor of other boxes. I signed up for the Glossybox limited edition Bergdorf Goodman box when it launched because it included a $25 gift code to the store and had five samples from brands I was excited to try, but that box sold out, so I was sure that I was going to receive three boxes that I hadn't received before, and that made this an exciting and worthy deal for me. I also promised myself that I would open, try or trade all of these products because I really don't need any more beauty samples - I have cancelled almost all of my subscriptions for this reason. I was happy to get some awesome stuff which will become gifts this holiday and some cool things I've already tried, but I'm glad I didn't have to pay full price for these boxes or start my subscription again to get them. I hope they have these deals in the future because I am happy to wait for them!
|July 2014 - estimated product value $103.40|
The first box I opened had a full size Ciate' nail polish in the color "Kitten Heels" that wasn't included on the information card. It was my favorite item in this box, and Ciate' reached out on Instagram to tell me they were happy I enjoyed the surprise. Although I find this brand out of my price range at $15 a bottle, I really enjoyed the color and application. The Skin Inc. brightening serum has a really high price tag at $45 for this size but I am really excited to try it. If I fall in love with it I might be able to trade for it on the My Subscription Addiction's forum. All of the prices per box I list were found on MSA's website. Liz Cadman, the founder created her own subscription box through Quarterly, and I reviewed it here in an earlier post. Her site is definitely worth checking out, but be forewarned - you'll want a whole bunch of the boxes that she reviews!
I had a different entry planned for today, but a related topic came up that got me thinking and I really want to frame my thoughts on it instead of diving in. I'll be thinking about that and planning for a few days, but I think many of you will be interested in it, so stay tuned!
P.S. - if you haven't yet, you might like to enter my GIVEAWAY for a copy of the Sweet cookbook. There's still loads of time!