Unboxing the March GlamourBox
Posted March 19, 2013on:
Right on the dot, my second GlamourBox arrived a few days after the 15th. It’s getting really difficult to sign up for it and I’m glad to have been able to get a March box. Let me show you what’s inside!
This month’s welcome card says that this month is “All About Us”. Products in this box are supposed to make us channel our inner goddess, and carry our own style with confidence. I’m so excited! Let’s see what’s under those white paper fillers.
Looks like we got some interesting stuff in here. Let’s see what they are one by one.
Not one, but two, bottles of Avon Skin So Soft Glutathione Whitening Hand and Body Lotion. Very good timing for summer! These 50ml bottles are perfectly sized for travel, and will definitely go with me to the beach! The welcome card says that “This lotion lightens dark spots caused by aging and keeps dull skin at bay for fairer, glowing skin. See results in just a few days!” I love lotions, and I’m very excited to try this. Each of the bottles are worth Php70.
An eye pencil! I love eye pencils, and I’m tickled to see that this one is by Eye of Horus. There had been lots of good reviews for the Eye of Horus Mascara, and I can’t wait to try out their eye pencil. This Eye of Horus Natural Smokey Eye Pencil, according to the welcome card: “Get that exotic kohl effect with this lusciously easy-to-apply eye pencil. Its unique formulation of Jojoba Wax and Mango Oil is 100% waterproof and glides on without tearing to give you an amazing goddess look.” It’s double ended, one end being the actual eye pencil, and the other end (gold capped) has a foam or rubber tip to help smudge out the line. This is the only full sized product in the box.
Ah, sachets. I guess it can’t be helped. These sachets are a set of Heynature BB Creams and one Heynature Aqua Brightening Gel. Heynature is a Korean brand. The BB Creams: “Combining authentic oriental ingredients and advanced dermatological formula, Heynature selects the finest natural ingredients to develop a distinctive BB Cream series that guarantees nourishment to the skin for a flawless finish.” The Aqua Brightening Gel, on the other hand: “This moisturizing gel transforms into pearl-like water droplets upon massaging the skin. It helps boost up skin hydration level and effectively soothes the skin, resulting in full elasticity with a luminous glow.” As these are really small sachets, I’ll estimate them at about 1g sample each, which gives us a per-sachet price of Php32.50 for the BB Creams and Php21.88 for the Gel.
Ah, this is the same Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser that I received in my Jan BDJ Box. [EDIT: This is not the same. The one in the Jan BDJ Box is Pevonia Phyto Gel Cleanser.] “This gentle cleanser exfoliates dead cells and deep-cleanses to refine the skin’s texture. It prevents clogged pores and blackhead formation, leaving it soft, smooth, clean and bright.” I have been using this product occasionally and am quite satisfied by its performance, so I don’t really mind getting a second sample. This 5ml sample costs about Php98.33.
Finally we get two perfume samples, Big Pony 3 from Ralph Lauren and Saharienne from Yves SaintLaurent. Saharienne: “A pure object of the desire, Saharienne is the first fresh water splash fragrance ever created by the House of YSL. Its fusion of sparkling, mineral and solar flower notes is an uncommon concentrate of daring and sunshine, the hottest of all cool waters.” Big Pony 3: “Edgy and refined, this oriental floral scent contains key ingredients of Wild Cherry and Purple Amber. Designed for the stylish woman, she catches the eye and imagination of anyone who crosses her path.” A preliminary sniff proves that both are quite acceptable scents, and I particularly like the Saharienne. These 1.5ml sample tubes are worth Php86 (Saharienne) and Php64.50 (Big Pony 3). As a bonus, the cards that they come with are vouchers for free gifts when you purchase any fragrance from their specific brands.
We do of course get bonus gift cards or vouchers. For this month, we get a Php2000 gift voucher for SureSlim Wellness Centre, which gives us a Php2000 discount when enrolling in their Weightloss Program. This is not valid for any other SureSlim products, and we can only use 1 voucher per enrollee. This is valid for a whole year, however, which is pretty good. The second coupon is a 10% off voucher for Travalo Classic and Classic Excel Refillable Perfume Spray. It is valid until May 15, 2013 and can be used in the GlamourBox online store.
My impressions of the March GlamourBox: In general I think I like this better than the February box, since I can definitely use the eye pencil and the lotions. There is still the problem of the sachets and the perfume samples though, but I’ve resolved to make the most of it. I’m definitely pleasantly surprised that I like the fragrances. I also like that they introduce us to a new brand I’ve never seen before (Heynature) and fragrances from brands I would probably never even think of. I will still continue the subscription if I can.
Value review: The total value of this box is about Php1500, excluding the voucher values. The eye pencil alone covers the cost I paid for the monthly subscription (Php595) so I definitely get my money back and more.