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.
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!!
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.
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”