07/5/12

A Beauty Faceoff: GLOSSYBOX Vs. Luxe Box

In February, we told you about GLOSSYBOX, the service that delivers a box of beauty products to your door for $15 a month. People asked how it stacks up against Luxe Box by Loose Button, a similar service that delivers trial-sized products to your door for $12 a month. We didn’t know because neither of the Toque Girls subscribed to the services. But, thanks to one of my friends who subscribed to both, we now have an answer!

For the last three months, we’ve been taking photos of both boxes, side by side. On the left is Luxe Box, on the right is GLOSSYBOX. Let’s check them out.

Month No. 1:

Month No. 2:

Month No. 3:

After conducting our non-scientific comparison, we believe the winner is: GLOSSYBOX. For just $3 more every month, GLOSSYBOX shipments include many more full-size products. Take month no. 2 alone, in which there’s a full-size bottle of Aveeno moisturizer — which costs more than $20 at the drugstore — plus four other products to try. That’s good value, my friends.

I hadn’t signed up for either service because I was waiting for the results of our little experiment. Now that they’re in, GLOSSYBOX it is.

~Michelle

02/16/12

GLOSSYBOX: The happiest package to receive

What do you think is inside this box?

Pure girlie happiness, that’s what. GLOSSYBOX, a new arrival on the Canadian beauty scene, is a service that delivers five samples of high-end cosmetic and beauty products to your doorstep, each and every month. The cost? $15 a month.

The Toque Girls love dabbling with new products — especially of the cosmetics and beauty variety — so this service is like a dream come true. The kind folks at GLOSSYBOX sent us each a box last week to check out. Here’s what we found inside:

This is what I did when I opened the GLOSSYBOX:

1. Jumped up and down, clapping my hands.

2. Slathered on some scented Oscar de la Renta body cream and a smooth moisturizing lipstick.

3. Opened, sniffed and dabbed everything else in the box, including the Essie Neo Whimsical nail polish, Prevage anti-aging cream and the Ahava hand lotion.

4. Looked in the mirror to see if I looked younger, firmer, better. Couldn’t notice a difference quite yet. But I sure smelled good.

I’m thinking this would make a great gift for someone who gets equally as excited to try new products. I’m also thinking this would make a great gift for someone else: me.

Head to the GLOSSYBOX site to learn more about it!

~Michelle