Glamourbox January Box : First for 2013!

Ever since I saw Ipsy‘s  beauty subscription box (by Michelle Phan), I wished we had something like it here – a way for ladies to sample various beauty products, including the ones we won’t usually be interested in trying, in a sort of inexpensive way. When beauty curation boxes started launching here, I was ecstatic! However, only one extremely piqued my interest – Glamourbox.

Glamourbox - the best beauty subscription box to-date

I was tempted to try out the other subscription boxes – SaladBox and BDJ Box – but I decided to hold off on spending my money on them ’cause I wanted a few months to pass by to see the kinds of products they’ll include in their boxes. None of them excited me as much as Glamourbox did, so last December, after trying for a month to subscribe and religiously checking their Facebook page, Twitter and website, I finally got to subscribe.

Glamourbox is a beauty venture by Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2006 winner and international model Lia Andrea Ramos and her founding team. So far, they’ve impressed me with what they have offered to their subscribers the past months and upon careful consideration, I believe that they’re the only beauty box that can keep up with the hype and actually deliver. 🙂

Though Glamourbox is the most expensive beauty subscription box at Php 595 per month, from all the reviews I’ve seen, they give out unique and even full size items that are worth more than what you paid for. This is why I don’t see myself subscribing to the other boxes unless they start including products that are not easily purchased at the grocery store or health and beauty section of supermarkets. We’ll see if I’ll change my mind in the coming months though. 😉

Now, on to what’s inside for the first month of 2013!!

Contents of January 2013 Glamourbox

 

 

Glamourbox January 2013 Box

Since this is my first box from them, let me share with you what I think of the total package. I’m glad they’re using very sturdy boxes. I’m a sucker for recyclable boxes (my bro calls it my hoarder side), so I’m giving Glamourbox props for this. They sent my box through Xend Express and I don’t see any problems with the products I received.

Unboxing of Glamourbox box - photos

The box itself was enclosed in another box, then wrapped in plastic too. Every month, they have a theme. And for January 2013, as expected, it’s “Beauty Resolutions”

Glamourbox January 2013 Theme - Beauty Resolutions

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Review: Crumpler Ultimate Exit

Crumpler may be more well known for messenger, camera and laptop bags, but I bet sporty fans of the brand will be glad to know that they have gym or duffel bags that can carry your fitness accessories and everything else you bring when you’re working out or playing hard with less worries. I’m talking about this: Crumpler Ultimate Exit.

Crumpler Ultimate Exit bag in Purple and Snot

Crumpler Ultimate Exit can double as a shoulder bag or even a carry-on gym bag with its padded handles that are cushioned with EVA foam for maximum comfort. The 25mm wide shoulder straps, which I particularly love about this, makes sure that the weight you carry is evenly distributed to prevent shoulder pains. Very useful when traveling too! 🙂

The Ultimate Exit is made of water-resistant materials and comes with Crumpler’s lifetime guarantee. The inside is very spacious and you even get not one, but three (3) internal pockets inside for your smartphones, or whatever you need easy access to.

Crumpler Ultimate Exit Bag also has multiple pockets inside

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Review: Crumpler Headaitch Bag Medium Black

When shopping for bags, there are usually just a couple of things that I look for: durability and it should be black. 😀 This Crumpler Headaitch carry-on luggage covers both so it most definitely makes it to the top of my favorite bags of all time.

Crumpler Headaitch Tote Carry-on Luggage

As soon as I opened the package I received for my reviews, I heard myself shrieking like a little girl. “Blackkkkkk”. Yes, I love black. And I love bags. But, those are not the only reasons why I fell in love with this bag the moment I saw it.

It’s from Crumpler and I didn’t know they carry a bag that is designed like a tote. It does look simple from the outside, but as soon as you touch it and feel the durable and waterproof material that was used to make the bag, you’ll see that it’s no ordinary tote.

Crumpler Headaitch bag can be used as a tote

Since I usually go out with almost everything but the kitchen sink – DSLR, digicam, smartphone, umbrella, kikay kit with some makeup for touch-ups, brush, wallet, coin purse etc – I need a bag that can carry all that without hurting my shoulders or that fear that I might break it eventually. The Crumpler Headaitch never gave me those worries as I tried to stuff it with the usual things I carry. The shoulder straps weren’t a pain even when I packed all my heavy stuff in there.

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