Hello Pretty pouters!
Hope you are all doing fantastically well!
So, in the past few months there has been a lot of talk on the net and in magazines about 2 services now offered in South Africa. Rubybox and Glambox. Basically what this service offers is a wonderful little treat for you.
For just the minimal price of R100 you receive a monthly box with a minimum of 4 to 5 products, some trial size and even sometimes a full size might slip into your special box.
So you subscribe to one of these services, you can pay via EFT or Credit card and once a month, like clockwork, you box of goodies is courierd to your doorstep.
So I have subscribed to both services and after about 3 months it is now my turn to give you ins and outs of this service.
So here we go! (Note I will mainly be focussing on the December boxes in this review)
You receive your box within the first week of every month. After opening the courier packaging, you get a matte black box with hot pink writing enveloped in organic packaging.
So as you handle the box, you hear your treats jiggle around inside, which makes you all the more excited (kindof) to just get it open and see what’s inside!
So call this an early christmas present to yourself, afterall, we all know we ladies deserve it and heck, why not put an evening aside during that month, to just relax, sit back and test all your luxury goodies that you received in your boxes?
Right, so when you open your Rubybox this what you find (not all of the December boxes had the same items in them, these are what was in mine though)
Ok first of all, the jiggling about of your treats, is because there is not protective form of cushioning for the products. Luckily in the past 3 months I have not yet received any damaged or broken products, but this should be a level of concern, as this month there was tiny glass jar in the box, which could get damaged should your parcel get squashed by some silly postman.
That aside, the December box from Rubybox contained the following products:
1. GHD Style Final Fix Hairspray – 75ml
2. Elizabeth Arden Intervene 3-in-1 Daily Cleanser Exfoliator Primer – 30ml
(Which you should know by now is my favourite new cleanser, as I received it in my October Rubybox, and now again, but I don’t mind cus now I have a travel one and I don’t have to travel with my full size one)
3. Diesel Loverdose Perfume Sample – 1,5ml
(Oh my this fragrance is just gorgeous!)
4. Africology Neroli Body Balm – 25ml
I absolutely love anything with Neroli oil.
5. A gift voucher for a Facial Analysis at Africology
They are however based in JHB so if you’re not close, you can’t really use the voucher.
All these products are well worth more than R100 (remeber to factor in what couriers cost these days) and considering I don’t have to drive to some crazy ass mall to go into shops and suffer from mall rage to get a few samples, this service is an absolute must if you want to try out products before buying full size ones.
Yes you might have heard Rubybox had some issues with their November deliveries, but every business has some growing pains. Also, a good big thumbs up for Ruby box to include eco-friendly packaging and working with a social upliftment program, Adonis Musati Project, to help pack the boxes.
I’m sure their teething problems will be ironed out soon and due time.
Right, so next up, Glambox
You receive your box within the third week of every month. Although the December boxes were delivered within the first week of December. Kudos for you Glambox for taking into account most Glam ladies will be going on holiday as of the 15th and won’t be at home to receive their boxes. After opening the courier packaging, you get a matte hot pink box. I love hot pink!
So as you handle the box, you hear nothing jiggling around inside, so you open the hot pink box, and revealed inside a very beautiful, glamorous shiny black Glambox. Immediately you feel a 100 times more special because so much care has been taken with the packaging.
So you open up the lovely shiny black box, and what do you find inside?
A little gift, your treats wrapped up with a lovely ribbon and the product explanation card. Unwind the ribbon, and open up the tissue paper and what do you find?
Your lovely treats are cushioned from damage with some black colored paper shreds, all neatly packed and waiting for your attention.
So the December Glambox consists of the following products:
1. Bourjoiss 1001 Lashes Black Quartz Mascara – Full Size
2. Cacharel Fragrance: Anais Anais – 1,5ml
Ah, Cacharel, one of my favourite fragrance companies, the once made a fragrance called Gloria, it was the most amazing ever, it lasted the whole day on your skin and was so clean and fresh and summer-ey.
3. Elancyl Stretch Mark Prevention Smooth Cream – 5ml
4. Suntra Nail Polish by Chic Cosmetics – full size
5. Mama Mio Boob tube ~ Bust & Neck Firmer- 3g
6. Pedi Relax Regenerative Cream – 50ml
It’s Summer girls! We don’t want no muffin tops in your high heels!
7. Toblerone Chocolate – 50g – YES! Every girl loves chocolate for Christmas!
All these products are well worth more than the R100 you pay for this service, and best of all, no driving around, no mall rage. Yes, I’m very mall rage prone, especially this time of the year… Hi-ho-hi-ho…
So far I have not had any hiccups with the Glambox service. (Although the product card indicates a sticker and an x-mas card in the box that wasn’t there, but seriously, it’ll just be petty to get upset about something like that, since I keep my boxes to store my hair stuff in)
I will review all product received as I use them, so that you know what to expect had your ordered your boxes, or if you wish to order a box or two in the near future.
If however you wish to subscribe for any one of these services, or both to test the waters yourself, go to
http://www.rubybox.co.za or http://www.glambox.co.za
Have a pouty perfect day!
*Photography by NFNT Studios