It's time for another project pan update. I just completed my second month of this project pan and I feel like I did a pretty good job. I finished several products- far more than I really expected to. There were two that dried out so I consider those finished as well.
I got my very first Influenster VoxBox in yesterday.
Influenster is kind of cool. You get badges and an impact score for completing tasks. These, along with random selection, will get you a sample box, called a VoxBox, to try out and share on various social media sites. The best thing is that it's free.
I feel like I've been pretty good about not buying a ton of makeup recently so when I got a card in the mail for a free lipgloss from Sephora in JC Penny, I decided to go get it. While I was waiting to ask about it, I saw this palette.
I will admit, I decided to get it for Oceanview, the green eyeshadow. All the other colors, while pretty, aren't really any different from a lot of other colors I have. Espadrilles, the matte taupe, is the worst of the palette and requires a lot of work to show up. Overall, I'm happy with it but it's nothing amazing.
It's time for the May Ipsy bag. This month, the theme is Fresh Picks.
At first glance, this bag wasn't very exciting. I only got one makeup product and the rest were skincare. As I looked at the products, though, I realized that either my husband or I would actually use all of the skincare products included.
Recently, I've been loving sample subscription boxes. I already get Ipsy and wanted to try out a new one. I picked Glossybox, which is $21 a month, because I wanted to try new brands. The problem with a lot of the sample boxes in the same price range as Ipsy ($10-$15 a month) is that they all have the same brands and often the same products.
I have to say, though, that Glossybox is pretty disappointing. This is actually my second box but the March box wasn't worth taking pictures of. I pretty much gave away everything. The April box is a little better but I don't love anything in it. I was also disappointed that several products are things you can get at the drugstore or places like Walmart.
I also just got the April box yesterday... a little more than a week after April was over and several days after I was billed for the May box. It made me feel a little better that quite a few people also had delayed boxes because at least I know that it wasn't just me. But, if you check out their Facebook page and read comments, it highlights that Glossybox has bad customer service. For me, the delay wasn't that big a deal and I wouldn't mind if I loved the products... but I don't. Seeing I was already billed for it, I'll have the May box but I don't think I'll keep Glossybox.
The box value is $76.50, however, so if you like the products then it's a good value.
Glossybox's packaging is really pretty and I do plan to keep the box for storage.
And despite being a regular Memebox, it was $39. I got it because I had some points on the site. That being said, I think this is my favorite Memebox so far. I've never tried Banila Co. before but I would definitely try them in the future.