It’s that time again! I’m always so excited the day one of my sample boxes arrives
Let’s get right to it shall we?
When I opened the box this is what greeted me
And for a closer look….
(going clockwise starting in the upper left hand corner)
Curel Foot Cream 100ml $3.99
Simple Facial Wash Gel sample size of 50ml, full size product sells for $9.99 and is 150 ml
Sebastian Professional Volupt Shampoo 250ml, $15.78
boxx Cosmetics Cream Corrector in Melina 4 grams, $24.00
Simple Eye Makeup Remover sample size of 56ml, full sized product sells for $9.99 and is 125ml
Inside the box there was also a coupon code for 25% off your first purchase at boxx Cosmetics.
So to be honest, while this is a very nice box, it’s not my favourite. For the first time I think Glymm had a better box (bag?) than Glossy Box. Was this box worth $15? Certainly. In full sized products alone I got over $40 worth of product, there just wasn’t anything that wowed me.
I am very interested to try the Simple Eye Makeup Remover though. I find most removers hard on my eyes so it’ll be neat to see how this compares to my Clinque Naturally Gentle.
The one slightly odd thing was the cream corrector. Not the cream corrector itself (which again I’m excited to try), it is the fact that it is meant to go in a magnetized cosmetic case and there wasn’t one included with the sample. Luckily I happened to have a spare Mark. case here that I could use
It’s not a prefect fit but it’ll do the job
I guess if you don’t have a case to put yours in you just have to leave it in the packaging. Which might be a bit of a pain if you use the product daily and since it is a cream based product you really need to have it in some sort of case.
So while this wasn’t my favourite Glossy Box, I think for now anyway, they are still my fav sample box subscription. You always get a couple full sized products, and certainly get a good value for your $15 investment.
If you would like to sign up for Glossy Box you can do so here (psst! I’m not sure if it’ll still work but if you are signing up try using coupon code GLOSSY27, you might get 10% off your first order!)
Past sample box reviews:
Tonight was a double Zumba night for me. Well, really most week nights are double Zumba nights, but whatever.
First up was class at Acadia
I did actually pin my bangs back before class. Anytime I leave my bangs down is a total disaster.
It’s a weird time of year for fitness classes. Aside from mid to late December this is always the slowest time of the year. Classes actually pick up again in the summer once school is out. Everyone seems to be super busy with concerts, recitals, etc. that classes are always smaller this time of year. At least for the participants in my classes that means they’ve got extra room to move for a few weeks. 8)
The worst part of double class nights, is trying to make yourself look (and smell!) presentable again for your second class when you really only have 5-10 minutes to fix yourself up. Here I am ready for class two
I was feeling pretty tired tonight when I left home so I made a quick pitstop at Tim Horton’s to get one of their frozen Raspberry Lemonades. So yummy!!
And bonus – the small is only a buck. Gotta love that!
So tonight in my second class, I had a Latina girl. I’ve got a few lovely Latina’s that take my classes on a regular basis but this one came with her husband as she doesn’t speak english. He came to ask me about the cost and when class ended, etc. and relayed the info to her. During class I couldn’t help but think about how wonderful Zumba is. How many other fitness classes can you go into, not need to know the language the instructor speaks and still follow along in the class with everyone else? Since Zumba is all visual cueing, language simply isn’t an issue. Plus for her, since Spanish is her first language, she would know (or at least understand) most of the songs. Certainly she would understand way more of the songs than I do.
I watched her and she was back there with this huge smile on her face the whole time, and it really made my heart smile. It’s such a cheesy thing to say, but I can’t imagine being in her shoes. In a country where you understand very few people, and then you go to a fitness class where you know nobody, and can’t even talk to anyone because of the language barrier and don’t have to worry about anything. You’re just like everyone else there trying to follow along and have fun. It is times like this that I feel so fortunate to be a part of this crazy Zumba family.
It always strikes me as funny that this super white girl (me), is teaching a latin based dance fitness class to latin people. It just seems wrong somehow. But they seem to be happy and enjoy my crazy white girl ways so it all works out in the end
I hope everyone who was off today in observation of Memorial Day had a great day, and for everyone else I hope you had a good start to the week!