GlossyBox December Edition


Glossybox is a bespoke box of 5-6 luxury-sized cosmetic and wellness samples hand-picked by our beauty experts and mailed directly to your door. No matter which subscription plan you choose, from once-a-month to just once, this box is perfect little present from you to you!

There are four different types of GLOSSYBOX subscriptions: a monthly package ($21/month), a 3-month package ($60), a 6-month package ($115), and a 12 month package ($220). All regular subscriptions are recurring, unless cancelled within the term deadline. Please note that Canadian addresses will incur a $5 shipping fee. So be sure to add $5 on to the above totals.

Please note that if you use my referral link and sign up I will receive points that I can use towards a free box, so I invite you to use THIS LINK it will be greatly appreciated.

As you can see I actually got my December box in December and right before Christmas too. I should let you know now that I purchased this monthly subscription with my own money.

I was surprised to get my box today in the mail. I didn’t think Canada Post was working on Sundays so imagine my surprise when he rang the bell this morning.

I love the packaging of the Christmas box don’t you?


Not only is the box Christmasy but so is the tissue paper and the card. It all matches.


I am going to start off by saying that I love the overall presentation of this months box from the outside all the way to the inside. Don’t you?

I also have to note that once I opened the box it smelt really good. Not quite sure what it is but it smells really good.

Toni & Guy is a brand I have heard of before and I have gotten a few things from this brand before. This is a leave in conditioner (I think this could be what is making the box smell so good). I love trying out hair treatments. This is suppose to protect and prime the hair.

SRV= $16.99 for 3.3 fl oz and this is a full size item.

A brand I have been wanting to try is NUXE and now I can I was sent a Masque Creme Fraiche de Beaute. Its a 24 hour soothing and rehydrating fresh mask. Its perfect for this time of the year. It will keep my face moisturized.

SRV=$32 for 1.7oz and this is a full size item too. Wow

Another new to me brand is Rituals Cosmetics but looking at it now I feel as though I have seen this name before but I could be wrong. I got the Miracle Scrub in Ginseng & Ginkgo Biloba. Try and say that 10x fast. Another item that is good this time of the year. I will have the softest hands this winter. I am excited to use this.

SRV= $17 for 2.5 fl oz and this too is a full size item.


Bellapierre Cosmetics is  brand I am very familiar with as I have gotten several make up items from this brand. I like the packaging on the lipstick. Its a pretty color and its in the shade Burlesque. Its a mineral lipstick. I am going to be trying this out during the holiday season. I have to admit I am not into dark shades but I really like this one.

SRV=$19.99 for 0.12oz and this is a full size item



This is a mini paint pot in All Aglow by Ciate. I have never tried this before so I will be excited to try this out for Christmas. Looking at it you think its a gold glitter polish but when you look closely you see some tiny flecks of red. It is so pretty and once I do my nails I will post a picture. I will have to try it bare and over a polish to see what it will look like.

SRV= $10 for 0.17oz adn this is a full size item.

The SRV of this months box is $95.98 and I am impressed product/ brand wise and value wise. This is why I love Glossybox. You always get the value back in the box and I am super excited to try everything out this month.

Since I got two boxes in one month I didn’t get a chance to completely try out my last box so starting in January, I will be doing a what I thought of Glossybox post. Not sure if I will include that in my unboxing or a separate post. What do you think?



Pharmaprix VIP Day Haul and Thoughts

IMG_0041If you shop at Pharmaprix/Shoppers Drug Mart then you know all about the VIP day (it usually happens 2x a year) and what it entails but if your like me you have heard about them but never took part in them right?

Well Saturday November 29th I managed to convince Amanda from My Pretty Distractions to come with me to this since she has never been either. I thought it would be something fun that two stay at home moms could do and honestly it wasn’t hard to convince her either.

You have to sign up in advance and tickets are $10 but you get that back when you shop on that day.

As I mentioned earlier in the post this was our first time and I had no idea what to expect so we arrived just as it was starting and no one else was there yet which worked out really good because we decided to get our make up done. I wish I would have thought to take pictures but I didn’t so this is after wards.

The first place I went to was the Stila counter. I wish I would have gotten the ladies name who did my blush because she did a great job. She listened to what I was saying and offered me her recommendation.

I love the packaging of this
This is the convertible color dual lip and cheek cream in the shade camellia



I like that the blush is there but its not in your face there. This is perfect for a first time blush wearer
Stila eyeshadow in the shade espresso

I have been wanting to try out their eye shadows for awhile so I figured this would be the perfect time.

The purse was a goodie if you bought two items from stila. Its a cute little bag that would look nice for a casual evening out.

I know Pharmaprix was also running a promotion that if you bought two or more items you got a discount off.

My next stop was Benefit. The make up artist was super nice and friendly and also listened to you.

This is the look in natural light. Eye shadow is Longwear powder Shadow in the shade Nude Swings, Gimme Brow in the shade medium deep, Benefit They’re Real Mascara, and a Benefit liner
A closer look with the eye closed.
Samples I received from her: They’re Real remover & Hello Flawless in the shade Cheers to Me Champagne
The goodies I bought since I got a discount


She prepped my face with the Benefit Ultra Radiance Facial Re-Hydrating Mist.  I really liked this and I am excited to add this to my daily routine.


Another item I was eyeing when I was waiting for the make up artist is the Bigger Then BB Big Easy Liquid to Powder multi balancing complexion perfector. Its in the shade 02 Light. The past few months with being busy I have been reaching for my BB creams on a daily bases and I have been going through them quite fast so i figured now would be the time to pick this up.


I picked up the eye shadow that she used on me and I am a complete sucker for the packaging. Isn’t it cute? its in the shade Nude Swings.



As she was doing my make up I kept eyeing the Hydra Smooth Lip Color. This is in the shade Wing Woman and its a really nice color as you can see below and its perfect for every day wear and yes I am a sucker for great packaging. Isn’t this cute. It looks like a little light house doesn’t it?

The last item I purchased was the Gimme Brow in the shade medium deep. I have been wanting to try this since it came out and she showed me how to use it and I have to say I like the look of it as you can tell in the outdoor pictures.

This is taken indoors and its almost 8 hours after the make up was done. Everything is pretty much still in tack apart from the lipstick that I replied for this purpose.

At the cash I got a good bag because I spent over a certain amount. This is what I got:

All the goodies are tucked into this silver gift bag


From Lancome: Treson perfume sample (I like this and I love the little spray bottle), Juicy Tube in the shade Raspberry Ice (I have been wanting to try these) and then Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector sample.


From Thierry Mugler Alien perfume sample (in the spray bottle that I love) and Womanity Anti-perspirant Roll on Deodorant. This smells really nice and curious to try it out.


From Gucci Guiltya perfumed body lotion. It smells really nice and I like trying high end items.


Finally the last set of goodies is from Shiseido. A brand I have never tried before. I got a drinking cup (which is a good size for drinks), Bio-Performance Advanced Super restoring cream, a IBUKI Gentle cleanser, IBUKI Refining Moisturizer and Laquer Rouge lipstick.



I have to say for my first time going I really had alot of fun and I am looking forward to the next VIP day. It was nice to get my make up done by a professional since its been 14 years since I had it done. It felt nice to get pampered and I wish I could do it more often. Perhaps I need to treat myself every few months.

In case you have always wanted to go but never knew quite sure what this was exactly let me tell you that it is paid event but you will get your money back in the form of a gift card. When you go to sign up, think about what brands interest you and make an appointment with that make up artist because its completely free to get a make over done. Trust me you will feel so good about yourself. The next time it happens which is roughly the spring I plan on saving any and all my points for that event because its usually around the time when you can cash them in.