Monday, July 1, 2013

June Glamourbox Unboxing + First Impressions

Hello lovely readers! It's a new month and I apologize if I have not been so active from the past month. Work is really, really hectic and it will be busier for the coming months but I promise to myself that I will blog as much as I can this month. I have a lot of pending reviews, hauls, giveaways plus the BB Cream review series so.. whew! Anyway, let's start this month by posting my June Glamourbox unboxing and first impressions.

On my last Glamourbox unboxing post, I told you guys that Glamourbox will not be doing the monthly subscription anymore, instead, they will just open their subscription if needed. When they opened the subscription for the month of June, I immediately subscribed to them, since I was super impressed by their last box. Plus, the theme "Bridal Beauty" appealed to me a lot.

Here are the contents of the box:

When I opened it, I thought there are a lot of paper fillers. Second, I was looking for perfume samples but there are none. You see, I subscribed to Glamourbox for my partner, since she wanted perfume samples and it was kind of disappointing. But anyway, here are my first impressions of the products included in this month's box.

Mustela Physiobebe No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid (Sample Size 50 ml)
Full Size 300 ml - ₱690

This smells so good, like babies. It has a mild powder scent and it does a pretty good job in removing makeup. I also like that this is a no-rinse formula and the sample is perfect to carry around.

Isis Pharma Dermatologie Teen Derm Gel (Sample Size)
Full Size 40 ml - ₱450

This is the first time that I heard of this brand, and although I have oily skin I am doubtful to test it out. At first I thought it was a cleanser, but when I read the instructions it said to use in a moisturized skin so I am not sure anymore. We'll see though.

Physiogel Intensive Cream (Full Size)
50 ml - ₱574.50

I already had this one from the BDJ Box Beauty Social, and I tired using it on my face but it feels heavy and thick, so I use it on my feet to keep them soft. I think I'll keep it or give it away since I only use it for my feet.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Moisture Sunscreen (Full Size)
30 ml - ₱460

I don't usually like to wear sunscreen, that's why I make sure that my face products contains SPF. We also bought a Neutrogena sunscreen (for face and body) before and my partner's sensitive skin didn't like it one bit but she said she will give this one a go and see if she will have any adverse reactions to it.

Barenaturals Skn Perfecting Primer (Full Size)
30 ml - ₱398

This is something that got me excited since I have been looking for a primer in lieu of my ELF Mineral Infused Primer, so I am excited to try this one out. It claims to be non-clogging and mattifying. I tried to swatch it at the back of my hand and it smells like tea tree oil and has the smooth finish because of silicone.

Barenaturals Lip Stix in Butterfly Kisses (Full Size)
4 g - ₱148

This feels so smooth on the lips! It smells like candy with a hint of mint and vanilla, and I love the color too. Here is a swatch:

Nippo Esthetic Solutions Facial Cleansing Sponge (2 pcs.)
Full Size 10 pcs. - ₱325

I have heard about this before but I actually don't know how to use it. I will research on it more and will let you know.

BONUS: Vouchers for Free Workout Class and Complimentary Nail Art

I thought including this was really nice, especially the free nail art voucher but you can only claim it in their Marikina branch which is a long way from where I'm living, so I am not sure if I will be able to use these or not.

Final thoughts? I am not disappointed, but I cannot say that I am ecstatic as well. I think it was okay. I also didn't see why would they call this box "Bridal Bliss" because I don't think these products would be super useful for a bride or bride-to-be. I think Glamourbox need to up their ante of their beauty boxes, especially that they only open their subscriptions when they want to. Still, I will subscribe to them again should they open subscriptions.

And there you have it Pinay Beauties. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Also, Google Reader is shutting down so I hope you can follow me via NetworkedBlogs and also Facebook and Twitter so you won't miss any updates. Thank you so much reading and stay tuned for more posts coming your way. Goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. becomingsleekJuly 2, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Hi! Found your blog through Glamourbox's twitter feed. It's interesting that you got two different products in your box. Instead of the cleansing fluid I got a cleansing cream, and instead of the nail art voucher I got an underarm waxing voucher. I would have preferred the nail art! I'll be putting up my own unboxing tonight.

    1. maicafrancesJuly 2, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      Hello dear! Visited your blog and saw your unboxing. Yeha we received 2 different products, maybe because it was curated depending on our profile? Anyhow, I love your blog! I joined your giveaway as well, hope you can join mine too. :D

    2. becomingsleekJuly 2, 2013 at 11:20 PM

      Aw thanks!

      I'm very interested in BB creams! Will definitely join your giveaway! :D

  2. YetteJuly 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Yea I didn't see anything useful for a bride-to-be in this box either. And you're right considering that their boxes are no longer available monthly, they need to really up their game.

    Nice review, Maica. :)

    1. maicafrancesJuly 4, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      Thanks Yette! I was expecting more makeup product siguro, or more skincare to prepare the bride the night before? I dunno. Hahaha! Thanks again for the lovely comment. :D