A beauty subscription box that always is on top of their game for holiday advent calender happiness is Glossybox. If you’re a diehard beauty fanatic or are shopping for one this holiday season and want that heart to skip a few beats, then you would love this year’s Glossybox 2019 US Advent Calender for a gorgeous collection of 25 individual beauty surprises housed in this massive box.
Can you imagine the excitement that you would give or discover going through the 25 mysterious gifts inside this huge box? Well, it is fun and stacked to the brim with some sensational luxury brands of makeup, skin care, hair care, nail products, hair products and tools to perfumes all in this one oversized, gigantic box for just $99 or $89 for Glossybox subscribers. An unbelievable holiday beauty deal, am I right?
**Disclaimer: This post has been compensated. Opinions are solely mine. **
Yes, the Glossybox 2019 US Advent Calender is incredible and even better I think than last year’s box. Wait until I tell you all I found inside because there is more with some 27 beauty products and then you can decide for yourself. However, I am tickled pink with this year’s advent calender and here’s why.
Alterna Hair Care products are one of my most trusted brands for helping me have beautiful hair days. The Caviar Anti-Aging Leave-in Overnight Serum is what damaged hair like the state mine was in needed. After washing and drying my hair, I applied some and left it on overnight for deep conditioning. It really left my hair softer and gleaming when I washed it out the next morning.
L.O.V. Blurring Blush shade of the Future is Female is a gorgeous, cool shimmering medium pink that was lovely. You can’t help but love the glowing, healthy effect of this powder blush.
The Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Copper Dream is a rose-gold metallic shade that makes an ideal compliment to the 3INA The Cream Eyeshadow in 313, which is striking metallic copper. This rich pigmented eyeshadow blends well, but does dry quickly. It really stays on even without a primer. In fact, I had to use my waterproof eye makeup remover to remove it.
I also found two different perfumes, which I couldn’t be happier with. The first was Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum, a captivating explosion of flowers with just a bit of spice that is so haunting. The other perfume was from Giorgio Armani Beauty Femme Code Asolu, a headier mix of jasmine and tuberose against spices such as ginger for adding to its sexy appeal for women and another for men.
For moisturizing, I tried the Avant Pro-Intense Hyaluronic Acid Illuminating Day Cream. This product has hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil and soy lecithin for keeping my complexion soft and supple. I liked that it was lightweight but did a nice job on my skin without any slick look.
Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer is another deep conditioning hair treatment. I didn’t try this one yet because I just conditioned with the Alterna, but I will definitely be using this soon.
Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow that I discovered was the shade of 24 Amy Shimmer, a lilac color. It is smooth, blends nicely and wonderful to add to my eyeshadow collection.
If you love being dramatic with dark blue nails, then Oribe The Laquer High Shine Nail Polish in Deep Teal is something to behold. I never tried this brand yet or experimented with deep blue nails, but plan to dress up my nails with this polish for the holidays.
The Furr Rose Gold Lash Curler came at the perfect time. I was about to get a new one since I nearly wore the rubber in my last one out. This one seems well built with the firm grip it had on lashes.
Chrisophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt helps clarify the scalp of a product buildup or excessive oil when used like your shampoo. I plan to try this product the next time before coloring my hair to remove all hair styling products that may linger for better hair coloring results.
I was excited to find gorgeous lip, cheek and eye colors for fall/winter with the NUDESTIX Lip+Cheek Pencil in Mystic (medium nude) and the Ciaté Trend Edit Eyeshadow Palette with nine amazing matte and metallic pink, copper, beige, and brown tones. I even got the Luxie 2017 Eyeshadow Brush to help with my application. These products worked beautifully together for creating a lovely look for the season. The NUDESTIX pencil has some slip to blend nicely into the skin when applied to my cheeks. It also felt comfortable to wear on my lips.
To further enhance my eyes, I got a Winky Lux Uni-Brow Universal Eyebrow Pencil. This pencil tip is triangular shaped and thin enough for sketching in the finest looking brows, which helps giving a more natural appearance. It also has a spoolie side for grooming before you finish.
My eyes also were treated to Eyeko Black Magic Mascara. For some reason, this was just all right and a bit difficult using. It was harder to apply since the formula felt a bit dry.
My lips were delighted in how the Steve Laurant Lip Gloss in Eggplant shade enhanced. This is such a becoming deep red-plum color that is classy as well as elegant. However, I do advise wearing lip liner to keep the formula from migrating.
For general moisturizing of hands, feet or elbows, I also received First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration. This is lightly floral scented with oatmeal, shea butter and allantoin for helping battle dry, cracked skin.
Dr. Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleeping Mask is one that you wear instead of night cream before bedtime. This was a wonderful way to deeply moisturize my dry skin with its antioxidants, healthy oils and kaolin, which is rich silica dioxide even for dry skin, to make it soft and glowing.
Invisibobble Got to Glow Holiday Set is helpful for controlling your hair in place. I must say this is easier than pinning hair back or dealing with any of the elastic type.
Absolute New York Matte Made in Heaven Lipstick in Bitten is striking to say the least. It is a sexy true red that is matte with a built-in liner in the cap.
APTO Skincare Turmeric Healing Mask is something worthwhile for your beauty arsenal when your complexion acts up due to its turmeric that has antibacterial properties. My mother has rosacea so I will be giving this to her to help calm her skin with its soothing aloe, oat, calendula, and chamomile among its ingredients.
What also was one of the surprise gifts in the Glossybox 2019 US Advent Calendar was the Glossy Makeup Blending Sponge. Who couldn’t use another beauty blender?
The CONTEXT Micro-Derm Regenerator is a genuine find. This is a cleanser and exfoliating product in one that refines and nourishes the skin at the same time. It has macadamia, sunflower and jojoba oils along with antioxidant vitamins for extra help protecting what just was resurfaced. It is mild, but leaves the skin radiant and refreshed.
Finally, I found Patchology Moodpatch Eye Gels. I got one in Happy Place with rose, hibiscus and lotus flowers and another in Perk Up with green tea, bergamot and white mulberry. I didn’t use these yet, but they are meant to care for the eye area and provide a bit of aromatherapy as that happens.
If you are a beauty lover or will be shopping for one and truly want to thrill that someone with a box of makeup, skin and hair care, nail products, fragrances, and tools, then visit the company’s website and put the Glossybox 2019 US Advent Calender on your holiday gift shopping list. I calculated the value of all the contents to total $501.80!
Here’s something else to get excited about. Save 20% off your first time subscription to Glossybox using my coupon code: MARY2O at checkout. Then you get $10 off the advent calender @glossybox_us!
Glossybox 2019 US Advent Calender
1. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Restructing Bond Repair Leave-in Overnight Serum (full size). . .$40.00
2. L.O.V. Blurring Blush (full size)–The Future is Female (full size). . .$12.86
3. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum (0.24 fl. oz. sample) . . .$11.55
4. Avant Pro-Intense Hyaluronic Acid Illuminating Day Cream (full size) . . $126.15
5. Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer (full size) . . .$28.00
6. Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow–24 Amy Shimmer . . .$10.00
7. Oribe The Laquer High Shine Nail Polish in Deep Teal (full size) . . . $32.00
8. Furr Rose Gold Lash Curler . . .$18.50
9. Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt (40ml sample) . . .$8.65
10. Steve Laurant Lip Gloss in Eggplant (full size) . . .$22.00
11. Winky Lux Uni-Brow Universal Eyebrow Pencil (full size) . . .$16.00
12. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration (2 oz. mini). . . $12.00
13. Eyeko Black Magic Mascara (2ml sample). . .$6.50
14. 3INA The Cream Eyeshadow in 313 (full size) . . .$17.50
15. Dr. Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleeping Mask (full size) . . .$16.00
16. Invisibobble Got to Glow Holiday Set (full size) . . .$8.00
17. Absolute New York Matte Made in Heaven Lipstick in Bitten (full size) . . .$6.99
18. APTO Skincare Turmeric Healing Mask (full size) . . .$16.00
19. GLOSSY Makeup Blending Sponge . . .$16.00
20. Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Copper Dream–(full size) . . .$9.50
21. Patchology Moodpatch Eye Gels, 2 pairs. . .$6.00
22. Giorgio Armani Beauty Homme Code Absolu, (4 ml sample) . . .$6.15
23. Giorgio Armani Beauty Femme Code Absolu Eau de Parfum, (1.2 ml sample). . .$1.60
24. CONTEXT Micro-Derm Regenerator (1 fl. oz.) . . .$8.75
25. NUDESTIX Lip+Cheek Pencil in Mystic (full size) . . .$26.00
26. Ciaté Trend Edit Eyeshadow Palette (full size) . . .$24.00
27. Luxie 207 Eyeshadow Brush . . .$12.00
Total Approximate Value: $501.80!