Bella Box vs Glossy Box

After eyeing other bloggers' sample boxes for a while, I decided to give Bella Box and Glossy Box a try. They have both arrived and now I get compare them. I'll give points for items that excite me, because that's what matters for me anyway, not how much the samples are worth.

January Bella Box:

  • Pangea Organics Lip Balm- I don't need another lipbalm, but I tried it cos I wanted to see if this $18 lip balm is better than a $3 one. It's not.
  • Sparoma Body Balm- It looks more like a pot of lipbalm . Ric likes jasmine, so maybe I'll fob it off on him.
  • Laviol Organic Bearberry Brightening Moisturiser - It's not an expensive item at $9.95 for 75gm, but I'm interested to try it and I like pump packaging because it's reuseable. +1
  • La Perla J'Aime EDP samples- Perfume samples are good to have, but not exciting for me.
  • Sachet samples of lotion, sunscreen, tea and moist towelette- Let's consider these extras.
January Glossy Box:
  • Nivea lotion- Disappointing to get a sample of a drugstore lotion. Tempted to deduct a point for this.
  • Sheer Cover Nourishing Moisturiser- Basic looking moisturiser, will probably pass it on.
  • Sheer Cover Lipgloss- Not a fan of dipping my fingers into a lip gloss pot, another one to pass on.
  • Kosmea Daily Facial Exfoliant- I've seen a few bloggers who like this brand, so I might try this. +1
  • Mirenesse Tight Liner Hydra Gel Eye Liner - I was super excited when I saw this because it could've been my HG for tightlining. But I was crestfallen to find the shade is Sapphire Blue. They might as well call it Sharpie Blue. Still, I give it +1 just for being a full-sized makeup product.
  • The box is reusable as a gift box (gift boxes at DJ are around $5).
So overall, both boxes are not very exciting. I hope the February boxes hold a better mix of products -- more makeup! They'd need to score at least 3 points next month for me to even consider continuing with the subscriptions.

At $180 each per year I might be better off buying the Bio Effect EGF serum :)


  1. Bellabox dropped the ball this month! I've loved their last three. Hoping it's an uncharacteristic slump.

  2. Yes, I hope so too. I saw your previous Bella Boxes and they were great!

  3. I think that Glossybox the past few months has been better than this one but will reserve judgement for when it finally arrives!

    BTW am running a global Valentine’s Day Beauty Blog Swap if you are interested in signing up. A great way to make new friends globally, send some love and receive a nice Valentine’s surprise! You can sign up here

  4. Thanks, Beauty! I am going on a shopping ban this February, but I am looking forward to what everyone will receive in this valentine's swap!

  5. I want to see a pic of you wearing those tatts! ;)

    Yeah, I've never jumped on board with the sample box thing - I'm yet to be convinced. Thanks for the review though!

    Nah, you don't need the EFG serum; DIY all the way! :)

  6. @dempss01 - Hi! Going to a BBQ today, and will get people to wear the tats! Yes, please keep us updated on your DIY routine, soon we'll all be converted! Wish you would sell them :)



Meet The Author



1000 Hour Academy of Makeup Alchemy Almay Alpha-H Ardell Australis Aveeno Avene Baby Chronicles Bags Banana Boat Bare Minerals Barkins Becca Bella Box Benefit Bio-Oil Biore Blistex Lancome Blogging Blush Bobbi Brown Bourjois Brow Pencils Burda Patterns BurdaStyle Patterns By Terry Calvin Klein Capsule Wardrobe Cath Kidston Celine Cetaphil Challenges Chanel Clarins Clarisonic Clinique Clothing Colette Patterns Completed Sewing Projects Concealer Cosmetics CoverGirl Crabtree and Evelyn Craft Books Crown Cycling Daiso Dermalogica Designer Tools Dinair Dior Diva Dr Scholl Dresses Dressing Duo Eco Tools Elizabeth Arden Ellis Faas Embryolisse EmerginC Empties Escada Essence Estée Lauder Eye Primer Eyeshadow Fabrics Face of Australia Family Fashion Favourites Fleur's Food FOTD Foundations Gaia Garnier Ginvera Givenchy Glossy Box Graftobian Guerlain Hada Labo Hakuhodo Hakuhodu Hauls Hawaiian Tropic Hermes Highlighters Hissyfit Home Dec Hope's Relief How Tos Hydraluron Illamasqua IMATS Indeed Labs Inglot Innoxa Inouvi Inventory Invisible Zinc Japanese Patterns John Frieda Korres KUU L'Oreal La Femme La Perla Laura Mercier Lee Stafford Lily Loves Pearl LimeLily Links Lipstick Lorac Lux MAC Magazines Makeup Brushes Makeup Forever Makeup School Makeup Utopia Manicare Marcs Maria Denmark Mario Badecu Mascaras Max Factor Maybelline McCalls Patterns Me Made Outfits Meal Prep Menswear Minimalism Mirenesse Missha Models Prefer MoroccanOil Murad Musings Muslin My Beauty Diary Nail Polish Natio Neutrogena New Look Patterns Nivea NOTD Notes to Self Nude by Nature NYX Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics On My Table OOTD Outerwear Outfits Palettes Palmers Palmolive Pantene Pants Parenting Parlux Pepta-Bright Peter Thomas Roth Prestige Priceline Primers Pure Fiji Quilts Rae Morris Ramblings RCMA Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Redwin Refashioned Ren Reviews Revlon Rimmel Roc Routines Royal and Langnickel Sally Hansen Sample Boxes San Rio Sasy N Savy Savvy by DB Scampi the Cat Scandal Self-Drafted Patterns Selfish Seamstress Patterns Sephora Sewaholic Patterns Sewing Sewing Machines Sewing Supplies Sewing Updates Shiseido Shopping Shopping Ban Shu Uemura Sigma Silky Girl Simple Simplicity Patterns SK-II Skin Care Skin Doctors Skirts Soap and Glory Sportsgirl Stash Stash Busting Stila Storage Sukin Suvana Swatches Tags Tarte Tatcha Tesutti theBalm This Works Tinted Moisturisers Too Faced Tools and Spaces Tops Trilogy Uniform Unni Cosmetics Updates Urban Decay VIntage Patterns Vogue Patterns W7 Wedding Wedding Dress YSL ZA