Friday, April 1, 2022

March’s Subscription Box Round-Up (Ipsy Glam Bag, Walmart Beauty Box, Glossybox)

Hey, Lovelies, I hope you’re all doing fantastic! I have a lot of posts that I need to catch up on so I decided to do a Beauty Subscription Round Up instead of doing a post for each subscription. I’m thinking about making this an end of the month feature instead of creating an individual post for each subscription because it’s a little hard to arrange my blog schedule due to shipping delays.  


Today I have three subscription boxes; Glossybox, Ipsy Glam Bag (both my regular and adventurous bag), and Walmart Beauty Box. I will include info and links (some are affiliate links, which will be noted) for each subscription.  If you have any questions about any of the subscription boxes, just pop them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them. 

Glossybox March 2022

 March’s Theme: Glossy Wonderland

 Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box that contains 5-7 (normally 5, though) beauty products. Products are mainly full size but occasionally it does contain deluxe samples. Each box is guaranteed to have a value over $75.

Price: $21 a month

 By signing up HERE or using my code: ANGELA-R2BA, you will save $5 on your first Glossybox and I will earn a $5 credit to use in the Glossy Shop.

 Here’s what was in my March 2022 Glossybox:

1-Estate Cosmetics Just A Taste Eyeshadow Palette in Peach Punch (Full Size, $14)

2-Merci Handy Hand Cream in Unicorn (Full Size, $7)

3-Farm RX Super Greens Cooling Gel (Full Size, $37)

4-Modelco Highlighting Shimmer Whip (Full Size $20)

5-Luxie Large Angled 504 Brush (Full Size, $21)

 Number of full sized items received: 5

Total Value of March’s Box: $99

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (1/2 point to the hand cream because the glitter)

 My Thoughts: one of my favorite things about Glossybox is that they contain some of my favorite brands as well as brands I’ve not heard about before and this box was no exception. Right now, a lot of boxes are throwing in repeat products but Glossybox is keeping it fresh. I’ve been getting them for about 2 years and I have never received a repeat from them in their monthly boxes.

 I also like that they include products from companies that I wouldn’t automatically think about like Avon. I’ve heard about Avon’s skincare line but because it’s not a company that sells in shops it slipped my mind. I’m happy they included a product from their Farm RX so I can try it out.

 While they do not offer boxes curated specifically to your beauty profile, they do offer variations of the box (I can’t remember what variation this is—I tossed the outer box before I remembered to look). They usually include a nice variety of makeup, skincare, beauty, and beauty tools.

 The only thing I wish was different in this box was the hand cream. There were 5 different scents I could have received and, just my luck, I received the one with micro glitter. Why do I always get glittery products? Not a big issue, but I wish it would have said on the tube that it contained glitter because I tossed this into my handbag then used it before going into a meeting and my hands, the paperwork, and everything I touched ended up looking like a disco ball. And it would not wash off. It took hours for it to wear off.

 March 2022 Ipsy Glam Bag

 Ipsy Glam Bag is a monthly subscription bag where you receive a makeup bag and 5 (full or sample size) products curated around your beauty profile. You can also choose one of your items each month. Each bag is guaranteed to have a value over $50.

Price: $13 (plus tax) a month

 You can sign up HERE using my affiliate link. By signing up through my link you will receive and extra product in your first Glam Bag and I will receive points credited to my account that I can redeem for products.

 March’s Theme: Power Moves

 What is my Regular Bag? The profile for my regular bag is set to my actual beauty profile hair color, eye color, I like all make up, skincare, beauty products).

What is my Adventurous Bag? The profile for my adventurous bag has a different eye color, a different hair color, and I want bold and adventurous makeup. Absolutely no neutral colors.

Both accounts are set to my skin tone and type and state that I do not want to receive lipstick in either bag

 Ipsy Glam Bag (Regular Bag)

1-Araceli Beauty Tequila Highlighter in Blanco (Deluxe Sample)

2-First Aid Beauty Hydrating Eye Cream with Hyaluronic Acid (Deluxe Sample)

3-Eleman Beauty Matte Liquid Lipstick in Madrid (Deluxe Sample)

4-Polaar The Genuine Lapland Hand Cream (Deluxe Sample)

5-Ciate London Bamboo Bronzer in South Beach (Deluxe Sample)

 Number of full sized items received: 0

Total Value of my Regular Glam Bag: unknown

My Rating: 4 out of 5 (0 points for the lipstick)

 Ipsy Glam Bag (Adventurous Bag)

1-The Balm Cosmetics It’s a Date Blush (Deluxe Sample)

2-Hipdot Shading Brush (Full Size $12)

3-First Aid Beauty Hydrating Eye Cream with Hyaluronic Acid (Deluxe Sample)

4-Sorci Low-Hyaluronic Tangerine Booster Serum (Deluxe Sample)

5-Ciate London Bamboo Bronzer in Palm Island (Deluxe Sample)

 Number of full sized items received: 5

Total Value of my Adventurous Bag: $12 +

My Rating: 5 out of 5

 I wish that they would include the value of the deluxe samples just to see if the value is actually over $50.

 My Thoughts: product-wise, both bags, were great expect for the lipstick in my regular bag—I have so many lipsticks I’m either throwing them away or giving them away by the dozens. The both had a nice mixture of skincare and makeup.

 Did they match the profiles? Not really, I had to go into my account to see which bag belonged to which profile because nothing in my adventurous bag stood out as actually being adventurous.

 As for the bag itself, it’s okay but not my favorite. I keep hoping that we’ll eventually receive a green, St. Patrick’s Day themed one for March.

 Walmart Beauty Box Spring 2022

 The Walmart Beauty box is a seasonal subscription box that contains 7 (sample and/or full size) beauty and/or lifestyle products. There is a beauty quiz but I don’t think they follow it.

Price $7.60 (includes tax)

You can sign up HERE 

 Theme: Spring Self Care—it didn’t even come close to the theme.

Variation I received: 5

 Here’s what I received:

1-Impress Press On Nails (Style: Miracle | Length: Short : Full Size $6.97) |

2 & 3-Monday Shampoo & Conditioner  (Sample Size)

4-Find Your Happy Place Hand Sanitizer (Starlit Sky Chamomile & Sandalwood | Full Size: $3.97)

5-Hard Candy Glitteratzi Crystal Lip Duo (Shade: Crushed Crimson| Full Size $6.96)

6-Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier (Flavor: Golden Cherry | Sample Size)

7-CoverGirl Clean Fresh Skincare Weightless Water Cream (Foil Packet)

 Number of full sized items received: 3

Total Value of March’s Box: $17.90

My Rating: 4 out of 7 (no points for the glittery lipstick, foil packet, or hydration packet)

My Thoughts: I have been wanting to try the Monday shampoo and conditioner, so I am excited about those and I will use the sanitizer but the rest of the box was a bit lackluster and I won’t use the products, plus one has stevia in it and I’m highly allergic. It’s been over a year since they raised the price and went to a ‘new and improved’ box and I’ve not seen any changes (and those bloody foil packets are still there).

Am I ever really impressed with the Walmart Beauty Box? No. Am I impressed with this one? Nope. Why do I keep getting it? Because I’m locked out of my account and can’t cancel.