GlamBox ME: Unboxing June Box + Welcome Box

Ramadan Kareem to all our Muslim friends and family from all over! The reduced office timing in this part of the world has given me extra time off and now I'm finally back from a long blogging hiatus. Yay! It was quite a refreshing break actually and can I just say I really miss doing this? :)

Anyhoo, I just wanted to share my first GlamBox experience here in Dubai. Today I finally received the June box (my first out of the six boxes I subscribed to) along with a welcome box and the timing of the delivery couldn't be more perfect. You see, I subscribed to the service last month and totally forgot about it. So imagine my surprise when our receptionist told me I received a package earlier. Such a sweet treat when I realized it's my GlamBox. It almost felt like today's my birthday or something.

I've been reading a lot of reviews about GlamBox for months (a year even I think) and have been contemplating about subscribing. But a couple of my colleagues warned me about it saying it's not worth it, so I refrained from clicking the subscribe button for a good two months. Then came Kimmy, a friend I'm following on Instagram who always posts about the boxes she's receiving. She accommodated all my questions, and when the GlamBox team shared a 20% early bird discount, that's my cue. I just had to give in to my curiosity and join in the fun. Enough lurking! The price of a box is like buying two or three cups of Salted Caramel Budino, only this one's cheaper and not fattening at all. :)

For my June box, I received a Wow by Woojooh Lipstuck Extreme Wear Lip Lacquer in Oud Rose shade. At first I thought I wouldn't like it, but I had a change of heart after trying it on. It's a lovely color with just the perfect amount of pink. Not loud, but definitely not subtle. Just enough to make a statement and it's also matte which is even better!

Another item I got is the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Perfectly Poppy shade. Looks very pretty and definitely my most favorite item from the stash. Except for these two items I already mentioned, the other contents of the box were actually a let down to be honest. 

There was a Yves Rocher Comme Une Evidence Eau De Parfum sample and a Jergens Smoothing Oud Dry Skin Moisturizer sample inside. I would have appreciated these had they come in a different scent. Just not a fan of Oud. Also, the Tatu Bijoux Temporary Tattoo is just not my thing at all. I understand that they incorporated it to probably keep up with the Arabian Theme, but I just couldn't bring myself to like it.

Overall the June box is a combo of hits and misses, but it surely got potential. I am hopeful that the July GlamBox would be able to turn things around. It's supposed to be luxury make-up themed so I'm pretty excited to receive it. I so want it to be July already!

The best part of this first experience with GlamBox has got to be the welcome box. The team really nailed it with this one, and it's free which is even sweeter. When I opened it and saw my favorite Aloe facial mask from The Face Shop inside, I was smiling all throughout. There's a full-sized Nivea body lotion which the husband immediately approved and claimed ownership, a Bioderma make-up remover, a Lacoste perfume sample and a VLCC Witch Hazel and Rose Water face wash, which I have yet to try. This welcome box is really a box after my own heart (if there is such a thing).

Click here if you want to try out GlamBox. It's great for when you want to test out a variety of products first. The size is enough to figure out if a product is good or not before committing to a full size. Plus everybody loves surprises, right? It always brings a happy feeling.

Hope this blessed month of Ramadan bring you lots of good surprises and happiness!

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