If you are wondering what glam box is, it is a beauty subscription box, with 4-5 deluxe samples and one or two full-sized products. If you are some one like me who would love to try out new products, this is definitely your game. Each month you get a beautiful pink box with samples from some well-known brands, you get some luxury brands too if you are lucky. Sometimes these boxes contain products from some new and upcoming brands also, which you would not consider buying the full size before testing. Sometimes your box might also contain discount vouchers (for spa treatment, shopping etc; which may or may not be useful to you)
The beauty box concept is already very popular in many other countries (like the birch box,glossy box) but here in the UAE, I think glam box was the first to launch such beauty boxes. Now there are a boatload of beauty boxes in the UAE. But people are still not sure about such things.
The reason why I am writing such a detailed post about glam box is because, when I first thought of subscribing glam box, I wasn’t sure if I should. As any other person I surfed through the internet to gather details. But I couldn’t find even a single useful post. Then I thought maybe I should try it. One reason why I chose to subscribe to the glam box is that I love surprise gifts. This is like getting surprise gifts every month ( you know you will receive it each month until your subscription period, but the products remain a mystery). The fun part is definitely the opening to see what awaits you.
The December box is their festive special box, actually boxes. It comes with a free welcome box andfree shipping! The normal price of a 3-month subscription is 239 AED but I got it on offer for just 164 AED. How cool is that! Lets unwrap and find out what we have got.
The December glam boxes contain the following products
L’OCCITANE SHEA BUTTER EXTRA GENTLE SOAP (100gm)
This is the product I love the most in my glam box mainly because I like L’occitane and my box had a beautiful smell because of this soap. This is a full-sized product which costs 8.50 dollars (almost 31 AED).
ABEECO BEE VENOM MASK(15 gm)
I have never tried any products from Abeeco. The bee venom mask is supposed to be made from the best New Zealand bee venom. For this reason I am excited to try this out. The whole idea of applying bee venom on my face is freaking me out to some extent I agree. But I will not miss the chance. Come on now how often do we get to test bee venoms (in positive way). And yeah, this is a sample sized product. 50gms of this product might cost around 400 AED.
SALLY HANSEN COMPLETE SALON MANICURE
The shade I received is Aria Redy? which I think is perfect for this festive season. It is a magenta pink kind of shade which I wouldn’t use otherwise. The price is 39 AED.
MISA NAIL LACQUER
Another nail paint, and the shade is It’s you! Such a beautiful shade I must say. It has a very subtle duo-chrome effect and I love it. It costs around 28 AED.
DOVE PURELY PAMPERING BODY CREAM(15 ml)
Another full-sized product which costs around 48 AED, I think. Not sure if I like it or not. But since it contains shea butter and warm vanilla sounds good.
FRESH LOOK ONE-DAY COLOR CONTACT LENSES
I got pure Hazel. Now I wonder why they have added lenses to a beauty box. I know the colored lenses can make your eyes beautiful, but did not expect it and I think this is a little in-appropriate.The price for a pack (which contain ten lenses) is 65AED. I got a sample pack of two.
THE FACE SHOP REAL NATURE MASK (ALOE)
I loved all the face shop products I have used so far. So I would love to try this too.
BIORE DEEP CLEANSING CHARCOAL PORE STRIPS
Now everybody knows how effective biore pore strips are in removing black heads, never tried the charcoal one though; so already loving it. I got 2 strips which might costs a total of 18 AED.
MAX FACTOR FACE INFINITY PRIMER
Yes! This has been in my shopping list, now I can try and then buy( since I have the sample). The price for 30ml is 79 AED.
SHEA BUTTER DXB
I use shea butter in many DIY’s, so I am happy I got this. Sample size, but good.
PARACHUTE GOLD COCONUT HAIR OIL
I wish I received something else. The oil I received is a sample.
STERIKARE OIL CONTROL FILM
I got a pack of 50 sheets which costs 15 AED. These are bloating papers and I think its a must-have.
Phew! Such a huge list of items. And not to forget the discount vouchers. To sum up lets get into what I like and dislike about the glam box middle east.
- I was lucky my subscription included a festive box,so I got a lot of products.
- I got to try some products which I have never imagined of trying like the bee venom mask.
- The price definitely. It costs only around 80 AED for one month (I got it for less) but you get products which would costs you more otherwise.
- I got four full-sized products. No wait, five!
NOT IN LOVE WITH
- Both the nail paints were ok, but I don’t prefer getting nail paints in my beauty boxes.
- The dove body cream, I don’t know if I will use it. I prefer make-up products to skin care mainly because I like to use natural products in my skin-care routine.
- The parachute oil which I will never use mainly because I have a well-maintained hair care routine now for my hair using many DIY’s and other methods.
My final verdict about the glam box me is that I love the December glam box and will eagerly be waiting for the next.