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Best Beauty Subscription Boxes to Gift


The anticipation of getting something in the mail is undeniably exciting. Now multiply that feeling by five when your beauty subscription box arrives at your doorstep monthly! With personalized trial-sized makeup, skincare, and hair products, the possibilities and future purchases are endless. With the holidays around the corner, what better gift could you give your bestie or family member than a beauty box? We’ve rounded up the best beauty subscription boxes to gift this holiday season for your loved ones (we won’t judge if you get yourself one, too!), so read on to find the perfect box.

Ipsy ($10/month)
With full-size beauty products, deluxe samples, and a beauty bag for $10 a month, it’s no wonder Ipsy has become a fan-favorite worldwide. All it takes is a beauty quiz and your bestie will start receiving his or her monthly beauty bag filled with products they’ll love! ipsy.com
Glossybox ($21/month)
If your bestie is a dedicated makeup junkie and beauty lover, this is the box to look into. He or she will receive products from high-end brands while discovering new, upcoming brand name products as well. Plus, not only are they getting these luxurious products, but also a place to store them in with a reusable, chic box. glossybox.com
Goodbeing ($21/month)
Has your family member been looking to switch up his or her beauty routine and go organic? Goodbeing sends you non-toxic, healthy, and all natural beauty products personalized for one’s skin. joingoodbeing.com
Birchbox ($10/month)
This is a beauty subscription box original and favorite. Birchbox is not only affordable, it also allows you to choose one sample each month! Gifting options range from three months to a year. Simply pick a package, and your friend will start receiving five product samples of fragrances, nail polishes, and more. birchbox.com
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Special Delivery: Photos courtesy of Ipsy, Glossybox, Goodbeing, and Birchbox. Featured image courtesy of Birchbox

GLOSSYBOX’S Limited Edition Holiday Box Makes the Perfect Beauty Gift


Gift giving: sometimes, it’s no easy task. With so many products, advertisements, and sales bombarding you each day as the holiday season inches nearer, it can be overwhelming. This seems especially true for those looking to gift products for beauty lovers. From eye shadow palettes in a dozen different colors to lipsticks in so many shades and finishes, it’s a little tricky if you don’t know where to start.

In a recent poll taken by GLOSSYBOX, one of the leading beauty subscription box services worldwide, they found that 79 percent of participants between an average age of 31-35 years old gift beauty products during the holiday season. Approximately 60 percent of them gift lip, eye, or nail products, while 21 percent will reach for complexion products, such as blush or foundation.
They also discovered that respondents under the age of 50 believed the most important factor when choosing a holiday gift is that the gift is unique. For respondents between the ages of 51-60, the most important factor is that the gift is on trend. All the while, only 24 percent are willing to spend over $60 on a holiday gift for a friend.
Luckily, GLOSSYBOX listened to their participants and covered all these bases with their 2016 Holiday Limited Edition Box.
For only $40, GLOSSYBOX’S golden Holiday Box comes pre-packaged with six full-size beauty essentials for the holiday season. Inside you will find high quality products such as: NutraLuxe MD’s Retro Brow, an all-in-one brow product that plumps the appearance of your natural brows; dome BEAUTY’s Diamond Shadow palette, for a glamorous look perfect for a holiday party; BABOR’s #Masterpiece Ampoule Set, perfect for regenerating your skin overnight; and more. Not only are all these products on trend, but they also come packaged in a beautiful, unique keepsake box, so there’s no extra wrapping required.
GLOSSYBOX’S 2016 Holiday Limited Edition Box is now available at Glossybox.com, but hurry! They sell out fast. You’ll want to grab it for that special someone before it’s gone!
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GLOSSYBOX’S Limited Edition Holiday Box Makes the Perfect Beauty Gift: Photographs courtesy of GLOSSYBOX

Get Glammed Up with GLOSSYBOX’s Fashion Edition Box


This September, GLOSSYBOX is teaming up with one of fashion’s favorite artists Antonio Soares for one of their prettiest boxes yet. Just in time for international fashion month, GLOSSYBOX’s Fashion Edition box is adorned with blue flowers, birds, and one gorgeous girl. Get a look inside this month’s box and learn more about each product and the illustrator below!

GLOSSYBOX’s Fashion Edition Box

Each box includes a range of the products adored by fashion insiders everywhere. While each box varies slightly, customers can expect to find many glamorous products, like KORRES Modern Greek Apothecary’s Volcanic Minerals Twist Eyeshadow and Twist Lipstick, MODELLAUNCHER’s Brow Duo Pencil, or Vince Camuto’s Capri Eau De Parfum. In addition, customers may also find Sally Hershberger’s 24K Supreme Stylist Dry Shampoo and Borghese’s Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara inside. No matter which products their box holds, all customers can expect top quality products.

About the Illustrator

Acclaimed illustrator Antonio Soares is well-known for collaborating with brands like Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. For this reason, he was an obvious choice for GLOSSYBOX’s special Fashion Edition box.
Britta Fleck, President and Managing Director North America of GLOSSYBOX, was particularly happy with this choice. “Mr. Soares was a perfect match for this collaboration as we both stand for creative, directional approaches to what beauty means nowadays,” she says. “The September box is the most exciting beauty box of the year. It has all the prestige products for creating instant glam, taking you from your closet to the catwalk.”
After trying these products out myself, I can understand why they are such big favorites among the fashion community. At only $21 for the entire box, it’s such a steal. For more information, or to purchase your own Special Edition GLOSSYBOX, visit GLOSSYBOX.com.
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Get Glammed Up with GLOSSYBOX’s Fashion Edition Box: Photographs courtesy of GLOSSYBOX

How GLOSSYBOX Curates Beauty Magic


Chatting with the lovely Britta Fleck, President & Managing Director of GLOSSYBOX USA, is swoon worthy, as you can’t help but fall in love with a company that clearly is initiative and thoughtful towards its clientele base, yet daring and adventurous for its own cause. The brand is innovative and wickedly intelligent in understanding what captures a beauty lover’s heart and soul. Don’t believe us? That’s okay—we’re still in awe of GLOSSYBOX’s ability to curate beauty magic, too.

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Cliché: We love GLOSSYBOX’s idea of incorporating iconic brands as well as niche brands. What are some of the iconic and niche brands we can expect to find in our boxes?
Britta Fleck: The most iconic ones for sure are Benefit Cosmetics, GLAMGLOW, Estee Lauder, and bareMinerals, whereas the niche brands are RITUALS, Emité, MDMflow, and NUXE, to name a few.
Speaking of niche brands, ironically, they’re becoming quite the trend nowadays. Did you make plans to incorporate niche brands into your packages knowing that it was going to become a trend, or was it due to the general desire to explore all areas within the beauty industry?
Our tagline is ‘Come discover beauty with us,’ so the desire to explore is definitely part of our DNA. Personally, I think that within most of the industries, the smaller brands are the innovative ones that drive trends simply because they are smaller and hence quicker to act. To discover niche brands is super exciting for me. However, it really is key to mix niche and iconic brands in order to create an amazing box composition.
The website also features a limited edition box from time to time. How do you decide what the next limited edition box will be?
We have two different versions of Limited Edition boxes: one is tied to a holiday/special occasion, such as Mother’s Day and Christmas, where you find a composition of six full-size products of different brands. The other variant is the mono brand editions, which only contain products of one very special brand.
GLOSSYBOX appears to be very meticulous in how they curate their packages. Generally, how is each box curated?
Oh yes, we are super selective when it comes to box curation. There is so much you have to keep in mind when composing the best box for each of our Glossies. I believe that composition is key—that’s why we put so much effort in it.
Is there a specific brand or beauty product that you love from GLOSSYBOX, and what is it you love about it?
I have so many; it’s very hard to pick only one. Rituals is definitely one of my favorite brands for body care. The shower foams smell divine. I can’t do without the blue mascara from Benefit Cosmetics (see next question) and GLAMGLOW’s Powercleanse is definitely the best cleanser I ever used.
Optimized-GLOSSYBOX Drawing of ProductsWith summer on the horizon, what are your go-to tips and/or beauty must-haves for the season?
My signature look is steel blue mascara, glossy blush, and, if I am in the mood, very bright red lipstick. Hey Honey’s Morning Serum is perfect for the lighter care routine, and I would never leave the house without using SPF. I am a big fan of a dewy complexion; matte doesn’t work for me. Fortunately during summer, that comes naturally due to humidity. I try to encourage everyone to use blue mascara, which instantly gives your eyes a wake-up kick. Same for the Vichy Thermal Water spray; I could never survive without it—and my kids believe it has magic powers. I become braver during summer when it comes to nail varnish and wear any kind of color to match or to accentuate my style. Add a touch of Bronze Goddess, my all-time favorite summer scent, and I am ready to face the heat!
What can we expect from the summer GLOSSYBOX’s?
A lot! The Fighting Pretty Limited Edition is super important to us as it is a charity box to support women battling cancer. You should also not miss our September Box, the most exciting box design of the year, created by an artist especially for our fashion edition. Actually, there are lots of great GLOSSYBOX’s coming our way this year!
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How GLOSSYBOX Curates Beauty Magic: Photos courtesy of  Camilo Villota and Glossybox

The Mother’s Day Glossybox Makes the Perfect Gift


GLOSSYBOX prides itself in cultivating gorgeous monthly boxes perfect for pampering beauty lovers everywhere, and this holiday, they are taking extra care for all the mothers out there. Their Limited Edition Mother’s Day box, valued at over $140, contains six trending beauty essentials that make the perfect gift for the mother figure in your life. And at only $40, consider it a steal.

Each Limited Edition box contains the following:
bareMinerals PURE PLUSHTM Gentle Deep Cleansing Foam (valued at $22), a creamy, cushiony cleanser with rosemary extracts and sea salts that gently refreshes your skin. (Our favorite!)
Doucce Click Click Lipstick (valued at $24), a gorgeous, berry-hued lip color with soothing ingredients. Bonus points for the innovative packaging!
Lauren B. Beauty Gel-Like Top Coat (valued at $28), an eco- and vegan-friendly gel-like top coat for nails that has the long-lasting gleam of a professional salon manicure.
KARITY 5 Shadow Palette (valued at $21), a versatile palette with highly-pigmented shadows in both shimmer and matte formulas.
Ouidad Wave Create Sea Spray (valued at $26), a natural seawater spray that creates soft, beachy waves without over-drying hair.
Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten in Tropical Hues (valued at $28), a famous paraben-free Baked blush that creates a natural-looking, long-lasting flush.

Order it now in time for Mother’s Day at Glossybox.com
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The Mother’s Day Glossybox Makes the Perfect Gift: Photographs courtesy of Glossybox US

Love is in the Air with February’s Glossybox


Glossybox is bringing lovers and friends together this holiday with their Valentine’s Day themed box. Whether you are prepping for the perfect date night with your significant other or toasting with your BFFs, Glossybox’s February box is equipped with five glamorous products that will make the day extra special. Read on to learn how to get your own themed February box, and how to win a trip to visit someone you love, no matter where you’re located!

From a deluxe sample of GLAMGLOW’s buzz-worthy Thirstycleanse Daily Hydrating Cleanser ($39), which “combines the power of mud with pure green coconut water” to plump your skin with moisture, to Teeez Cosmetics’ Oasis Gem Lipstick in “Heat Wave Ruby” ($22), this box is a must-have to make any date night special. You can also prep your skin with a Biorepublic Skincare Sheet Mask ($5), or use Etre Belle Cosmetics Golden Skin Roll-On Caviar Eye Gel ($45) to get rid of under-eye fatigue or dark circles. Not pictured, but also available, is Benefit Cosmetics’ cult favorite POREfessional Face Primer ($31), which gives you a flawless base for your makeup.
What’s the best part? Valued at well over $60, this box will only cost you $21 at Glossybox.com! It makes the perfect gift for your Valentine, or you can pamper yourself (like we did).

In addition to the February box, Glossybox is also bringing lovers and friends together through their exclusive sweepstakes. Applications have until February 10 to enter; all you need to do is tell Glossybox about your special someone through their online form, and then share a picture on Instagram with #GLOSSYLoveAffair! Then Glossybox will give away a special trip to one lucky winner to visit the person they love on Valentine’s Day.
To enter the sweepstakes and for more information, via Glossybox.com.
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Love is in the Air with February’s Glossybox: Featured image courtesy of Glossybox, product images courtesy of Megan Portorreal

The Best Beauty Gifts


It’s that time of year again where gift-giving is on everyone’s minds. If you missed out on all the Black Friday steals and Cyber Monday deals, fear not! As the editor in chief of Cliché Magazine, I’ve sampled tons of affordable beauty products and services this year, and now I’m here to share my favorites. After trying all these products out myself, it’s safe to say you have my word — they are wonderful, and will make any beauty guru love you. Or, hey, you can always snag some for yourself! Read on for some of the best beauty gifts anyone can ask for.

If someone on your list is a manicure fanatic like I am, then Maniguard from Helen Parkly is definitely a brand to check out. The most frustrating thing about doing your own nails at home is having a messy manicure, so Maniguard is here to help! These non-toxic and latex-free petal-shaped stickers can be easily applied to act as a shield against stray nail polish, just as the name suggests. Cleanup is just as easy as application–just peel away the stickers once the polish is dry to reveal a super clean manicure. They make the perfect stocking stuffers or additions to any nail kit you plan on gifting. Your fellow manicure lover will thank you.

Maniguard comes in all sizes and 3 different colors and is priced at $10 a pack.

Win Glossybox’s December 2015 Box


Cliché Magazine is teaming up with Glossybox for a giveaway you won’t want to miss! Enter to win Glossybox’s December 2015 box!
One (1) lucky winner will receive the following:
– One December 2015 Glossybox, filled with luxe beauty samples
Prize valued at $21, courtesy of Glossybox

How to Enter:
– Fill out the form below for entry to the giveaway, then follow us on Twitter!
– Earn extra entries by doing things like following us on Pinterest and tweeting about the giveaway**
**You may tweet once daily to earn extra entries
The winner will be chosen at random using Rafflecopter.com and will be contacted within 48 hours after the giveaway has ended. The winner will be given 72 hours to claim his or her prize before he or she must forfeit it to another winner.

Giveaway open to U.S. addresses only.

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Vive La France Glossybox


Beauty subscription boxes are having a moment. It seems as if every beauty blogger is gushing about at least one service nowadays, and the Berlin-bred brand Glossybox is quickly gaining popularity here in the United States. What sets it apart from the rest, however, are its lux beauty samples, and this October, its adorable special edition French themed box—decorated with flirty fashion illustrations by Jamie Lee Reardin.

“Illustrating this box was the perfect opportunity for me to express my appreciation for such a beautiful country,” said the renowned illustrator about her collaboration with Glossybox. “It is such a pleasure to celebrate France and its people in this way.”


Reardin, who sites Walt Disney and Tim Burton as inspiration (Cruella de Vil and the Corpse Bride, anyone?), went on to say that for this project, she wanted her illustrations to be simple, yet detailed. “Whilst it highlights the different regions in France, I also wanted to include one of my signature characters to bring some charm and personality to the overall design,” she explained.

Each Vive La France box will include projects from the very best French brands, ranging from classic favorites to modern-day must-haves, and will be available this October on Glossybox.com.

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Vive La France Glossybox: Photographs courtesy of Jamie Lee Reardin/Glossybox