March 2013 | Glamourbox Unboxing & First Impressions

There are only two things that excites me the most during the second week of every month and those are my monthly subscription boxes: BDJ & Glamourbox. I know, I know, but I like the idea of receiving something that you didn’t expect to receive each and every month. Whether I paid for it or not. Glamourbox, has so far, managed to not disappoint me with their boxes. That is, until now. If you saw my instagram post yesterday, with my short but concise caption, that pretty much describes the way I feel towards this box. The moment I received this box, I was really itching to blog about it. However, due to the volume of my work (and also due to the way I feel towards the box itself), I decided to pass. I guess that’s a good thing, because that entry would’ve become a huge rant. Although you may consider this entry a ‘rant’, trust me, this is me, calm (compared to what I was yesterday, lol)

Anyway, sorry for the long intro. On to the unboxing…

March 2013 | Glamourbox Unboxing & First Impressions
March 2013 | Glamourbox Unboxing & First Impressions March 2013 | Glamourbox Unboxing & First Impressions

Eye Of Horus Natural Smokey Eye Pencil
Eye Of Horus Natural Smokey Eye Pencil | Full Size
Full Size 1.2 g (PhP 960)

Upon openng the box, despite all of the overflowing sachets, this was the very first thing I picked up. This was the only full-sized item that came with the box. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not looking forward to 2103912038 full-sized products, however, being that it’s from Glamourbox you get to expect something. With regard to the eyeliner, however, I haven’t tested the product’s longevity yet, but I love its texture, and it glides on smoothly. I’ll do about this product review soon.

Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser | Sample Size
Full Size 150ml (PhP 2,950)

I already have a facial wash from Pevonia, which I got in one of my BDJ boxes, but it’s a different type and I’m about to empty that. Apart from the eyeliner, this is the only item that I liked in the entire box.

Avon Skin So Soft Glutathione Whitening Renewal Hand & Body Lotion
Avon Skin So Soft Glutathione Whitening Renewal Hand & Body Lotion | Sample Size
Full Size 250 ml (PhP 350)

It’s not that I don’t like the lotion, don’t get me wrong, I just don’t get it. Why give two mini sample sizes, when you can give a full size product? Or at least instead of making it two mini samples make the other one a different product instead. It’s just like the one that I got from my first Saladbox box. Like I said, I just don’t get it.

Heynature BB Creams
Heynature BB Creams | 4 pcs Sachet
Full Size 40g (PhP 1,300)

And here comes the foil packets. These sachets were the very first thing I saw in my GlamourBox. It was in the very middle of the box, hence it can’t be too hard to miss. Honestly, I really don’t like trying out makeup from foil packets. I feel like I don’t have the time I need to try its effects – the pros & cons, whether I’ll love it, etc. It deprives me from further examining as well as enjoying the product.

Heynature Aqua Brightening Gel
Heynature Aqua Brightening Gel | 1 pc Sachet ; Full Size 80g (PhP 1,750)

Same feelings I have towards the four sachets that I got. Only this time, I’m not talking about makeup. I’m talking about skincare products.

Yves SaintLaurent Saharienne Ralph Lauren Big Pony 1

Yves SaintLaurent Saharienne & Ralph Lauren Big Pony 1 | Samples
YSL – Full Size: 75ml (PhP 4,300)
RL – Full Size: 75ml (PhP 4,300)

If you’ve been reading my unboxing posts, you probably know by now that I’m not really into perfume samples. Therefore, I’m still figuring out what to do with these two.

Overall, I think I’m just a bit disappointed with this month’s Glamourbox. I just did not expect all of these items to be in a Glamourbox box, if you know what I mean. I have been a monthly subscriber ever since they started, and they came out with a bang (click here to check out my November Glamourbox), followed by a really good December box, and so on. I guess because it’s from Glamourbox, you get to expect something better, something out of the ordinary… something not like this. Anyway, I apologize for the rant, I wasn’t supposed to do that, and that’s precisely the reason why I decided not to blog about this yesterday, but I guess it can’t be helped.

Now if you ask me if it’s still worth it, my answer is still yes. The eyeliner itself costs more than what you pay for, and it’s of good quality. It’s just the other products, and the composition of the entire box that I didn’t really like. Glamourbox is still a really good monthly subscription service, and I will definitely continue my subscription to their website. They have more ‘ups’ than ‘downs’ and I never really had a problem with any of their boxes until now. Although, just a side note, I think they really have to ‘amp up’ their game because BDJ’s monthly boxes are getting better and better each month, and just recently, all of their April boxes are already sold out.

March 2013 | Glamourbox Unboxing & First Impressions

How about you guys? Are you subscribed in any of the monthly beauty boxes that we have here in the Philippines? Do you like it so far? Are you subscribed to Glamourbox? Did you like it so far? Comment and let me know! Would love to hear your thoughts

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  • Desire Loreto

    To see you being disappointed with your box makes me feel the same way
    too, Yette. I have been reading your unboxing posts all over again a
    while ago (thanks to your Unboxing menu) and saw how great and promising
    Glamourbox products are. Sad for this one tho. I’ve noticed they are
    now more of a skincare product box, unlike before na they are on makeup
    products. Hayy this is frustating :| I hope my instinct isn’t right –
    baka their just good sa umpisa then later on, hindi na :|

    Still, I’ll be waiting for your review about that Eye of Horus natural smokey eye pencil. And also that mascara you got with the same brand from their box before Chin up, beautiful ♥

    • Yeah I have that same instinct too, but I still have to cross my fingers & hope that it wont be like that.

      • Desire Loreto

        I hope so too. If it’s just this month, then I’ll be sure to subscribe to Glamourbox. Thanks for sharing Yette

  • I am always a fan of your unboxing posts. They either excite me or disappoint me eventhough I don’t get to own a box for myself. Since you’ve been receiving good stuff from Glamourbox, I caved in and subscribe for their March box. I think I will receive the same stuff so, yeah, I’m disappointed now. What more if I get to see the products na no? Magrarant post din kaya ako? Haha!

    Great post again, Yette!

    • Aww, I’m so sorry if I spoiled things for you. It really depends, you might love these items

  • I really get excited whenever you have a unboxing post but this one isn’t sulit at all. I’m having second thoughts tuloy kung magsusubscribe ako for Glamourbox April box, sold out na kasi sa BDJ :(( and I really want to experience the excitement of unboxing LOL.

    Btw Yette, we are going to BDJ Beauty Social this Sunday pala. Are you going too?

    • Kaya nga e.

      Oh, I really want to. But I have work during Sundays. Fridays & Saturdays lang ako pwede.

  • i think i love the box you opened from BDJ for March better than this one.. though i love the Glamourbox of November and December.. so im expecting that for month of march.. more of items that is so-so-summer =) like.. sunscreens.. and lotions and so-on =)

    • Yeah, me too

      • hope bawi sila sa april boxes!!! if you’re still subscribing i’ll gonna watch out for it yay!!! i love this portion of your blog posts “”UNBOXING”

        • Sana. Thanks!

          • nagsubscribe ako last tuesday!!! at naeexcited ako hihi

  • lachlan molineux

    Body lotion is great to keep on hand for all-day use. I keep a pump of it in the bathroom and use it all the time, especially after washing my hands. To get more body lotions,

    • Thanks for the input!

  • Michelle

    My friend from Nuffnang received a Glamourbox just this month and I’m so jealous! Would you know how I could acquire one for myself? I love how it contains YSL beauty products that aren’t for sale in Manila.

  • Maica France Saldo

    That was disappointing. I was actually contemplating to subscribe to Glamourbox as well since I like to have more makeup products as well as the perfume samples. What do you think Yette? Should I still subscribe? Give it a chance?

    • Yes, I think if you really wanted to subscribe before even reading this unboxing review, then you totally should. This is just a one man’s opinion (or in this case woman, lol). It appears that a lot of people loved the March box, perhaps I’m just too demanding. IDK, lol.

      I’m still going to subscribe for the month of April, and it’s just this month so far so give it a chance, you might end up loving it

  • eyahnism

    I hate seeing sachets on boxes, I mean, we can’t see results on sachets right? maybe a bottle for 2 weeks will do. kinda disappointed too.. (feeling nakasubscribe ako noh? sobrang affected)

    • Korek. Ok lang me sachets, pag fillers lang, yung tipong bonus. Pero yung sha ung mismong kasama sa box mo, kainis un..

  • Hmm para sakin parang ang gusto ko lang yung eye of horus? and avon lotions nadin. puro sample size na un iba eh

    • Yeah, one of the lotions, IDK what to do with the other one, lol The eyeliner is really good so far

  • Hi Yette! Great to know that you’re one of the GlamourBox recipients, and I admire your passion for blogging about this. I understand your post about the lotion, anyway this will be noted and hope you still enjoy the Avon SSS-Glutathione. Thank you!

  • karla del rosario

    I also love subscription boxes nakaka excite tingnan ung laman. Naka subscribe ako sa BDJ box so far I LOVE LOVE IT :3 I get you iba parin kung full size ung binibigay pati if puro samples at least mas damihan or mas madaming variety ng sample products.

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