Review of GlossyBox UK
Glossybox is a subscription service which delivers a diverse selection of five beauty treats that include niche, high-end, and emerging brands that come in a reusable and stylish box. The content and theme of the boxes are a surprise and are based on the latest beauty trends. These deluxe beauty miniatures have been carefully selected by a team of beauty experts to deliver the products most suited to the subscriber’s beauty profile. The value of the products delivered are always worth more than what the subscriber has paid for. Subscribers are also offered Exclusive Editions Boxes and Flashboxes on discount.
Glossybox never reveals in advance the contents of the box, but will sometimes provide a sneak peek of their favourite products.
A Glossybox is a mix of individual highlights and products to be tested or for gift giving. Inside each box, a detailed product description card will be provided, as well as information regarding the latest beauty tips, trends, and styles. The Glossybox website also provides helpful beauty tips and product information which can be utilized by the subscribers and the general public alike.
To avail of the monthly subscription service, the subscriber must sign up for an account and create a beauty profile. The beauty profile is used by the beauty experts of Glossybox to determine the most appropriate products to send, based on the subscriber’s needs and preferences such as those pertaining to their skin type and hair. Each box also introduces unique trends, products, brands and exquisite colours for the subscribers to try.
Glossyboxes arrive once a month. The predicted shipping date can be seen from the subscriber’s order confirmation. All boxes are shipped in the middle of the month while the membership is active. A dispatch email will be sent to the subscriber once their box leaves the warehouse, with the delivery and tracking details. Glossybox subscribers can expect to receive their box within 48 hours after receiving a dispatch email.
A subscription costs £10 per month, plus postage and packaging amounting to £3.25 per delivery. This is a rolling subscription which can be cancelled anytime, but must be sent prior to the 14th day of the month. Otherwise, the cancellation will only be effective on the following month. Glossybox also offers a 3 month, a 6 month, and a 12 month subscription with a one-off payment of £28.50, £54, and £102, respectively.
Aside from the monthly Glossybox, Exclusive Editions Boxes and Flashboxes which explore one theme or brand in depth are also offered. Subscribers can buy these special boxes and get a special subscriber discount before they become available to everyone. The contents of Flashboxes and Exclusive Edition boxes are published beforehand. These promotional boxes are dispatched separately from the monthly Glossybox so it may not arrive at the same time.
Confirmation and dispatch emails will not be sent for promotional boxes, so tracking is not available.
Glossybox also offers their subscribers a loyalty reward currency called Glossydots. These can be earned by referring friends to Glossybox and by completing the monthly products surveys. The Glossydots can be redeemed to receive a complimentary Glossybox.