Review: My Shopping Box

I don’t usually do reviews, but my first experience with My Shopping Box was so positive it made me do an entry.

I’ve been eyeing the Glossier Phase 2 set for a while now but I was on the fence of getting the whole set because I already have the Boy Brow, a product that I absolutely love. When I checked it again a few months after release, the Generation G lipsticks were suddenly sold out so I held off on buying it, then realized that it might take months for it to get restocked again. I remember Boy Brow sold out soon after I purchased it, and Glossier didn’t restock it after 6 or 7 months, only during the release of Phase 2. The Stretch Concealer was really the priority of my list anyway, so I decided to just get it in case it gets sold out too, plus a couple of other things.

Anyway, I decided to make use of the My Shopping Box membership that I got via GCash Amex and ordered the Stretch Concealer and 2 new Flavored Balm Dotcom from Glossier. I couldn’t wait! Here’s a quick timeline:

  • Thursday, 9 June 2016 – Ordered products from the Glossier website, shipped to the MSB virtual address in Burbank, CA
  • Saturday, 11 June 2016 – Products arrived in Burbank, CA
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2016 – Received email from MSB to authorize my purchases, paid on the same day
  • Thursday, 30 June 2016 – Products arrived, delivered straight to my doorstep, no extra charges

According to their website, shipping via Air—the method I chose—takes 10-12 days. In my case it took about 15, maybe because I was located in Cebu but still, it wasn’t bad at all! Considering I didn’t have to pay any extra fees aside for the $11 I initially paid for the shipping costs ($5+ per lb, mine was 2lbs), my first experience with them was definitely a flaw-free and easy process. This kind of scares me because I can now buy things easily from the US and have it delivered to my house in a click of a mouse.

Here’s an initial quick review of the Glossier products I purchased, in case you’re interested? Stretch Concealer in Dark – love at first swipe! This is kind of concealer I’ve been looking for my whole liiiife! It’s super creamy and moves with your skin–just the way I like it. I thought it was a bit dark at first but then I swiped it beside my Maybelline Fit Me concealer and it was a tad bit lighter and just the perfect color for my skin. Cherry Balm Dotcom – I was excited for this because the original Balm Dotcom is my holy grail but I find the smell to be too overpowering sometimes. I love it for its slight tint. I hope I will get used to the smell soon. Mint Balm Dotcom – I love the smell. The mint is perfect and I love the cold tinge on my skin.

4 Comments

  1. Alissa
    July 2, 2016

    I want to try my shopping box as well! Been wanting to order a cream but couldn’t find it here. Glad to know that the service is hassle free. 🙂

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    1. Justine
      October 3, 2016

      You should! I’ve used it more than twice already and so far, so good!

      Reply
  2. Kimberly
    October 3, 2016

    Hi! Did you buy those glossier prods using your gcash amex card? 🙂

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    1. Justine
      October 3, 2016

      Hello! I forgot which mode of payment I used but it was either the GCash Amex Card or the GCash Mastercard!

      Reply

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