October 2013 Glamabox review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box

Glamabox October 2013 - international beauty box that ships worldwide
My October 2013 Glamabox arrived within six days of posting, all the way from Hong Kong by registered. Even the tracking only says it has left HK. Very laudable!
Glamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwideGlamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwide
Glamabox is based in Hong Kong, and is well known in Singapore and Taiwan as well. Each item is handpicked by founder and international fashion model Lisa Selesner, who tries them first. The box costs HKD118 a month (That's Hong Kong Dollars. Google for exchange rates).  Postage varies, depending on registered, EMS or speed post options - you need to ask by emailing them here. Please do mention that you heard about this from or were sent by Renu of My Beauty Junction!
Glamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwide
I have to say that the packaging has been amazing. They had said it would be sent at the "unsealed rate" unless I wanted to pay more, and I had opted not to, but it was extremely secure, in a nice waterproof paperbag. This time they included the black external box from August and put in enough waterproofing, as I had cautioned them about the heavy rains here (here's my August Glamabox). And, as they had written "No commercial value", customs didn't give me any trouble.
Glamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwide

The box itself is a repeat of the September 2013 Alice in Wonderland-themed artsy Glamabox, designed by Agnes Bulloche (here's my September Glamabox). Goody, I now have two of these! So Harum-Scarum-Me can damage one with impunity.
Glamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwideGlamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwide
Inside, there were product cards in both languages, as always. And some coupons which are valid only in Hong Kong :( And, as you can see from the photographs, it's chock-a-block with skin care from the region.
The contents in detail:

Glamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwide

1. Infusens Absolute Moisturising Concentrate 

A 4ml vial. I'm looking forward to trying this on the face and neck during the drier months (November, December and January here). It is a clear serum, as you can see.
Glamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwide

2. The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Essence 5ml, Gongjinhyang Qi and Jin Cream 5.5ml and sleep repair lotion 1ml 

All three items are in a pouch. According to the product card, these are based on beauty techniques of the royal family of ancient Korea and are luxury products. These will definitely be given a shot, since I'm now discovering Korean skin care.
Glamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwide

3. ego SunSense Ultra SPF50 - 10ml. 

Excellent, I'm travelling to the Middle East soon and this will do nicely for my travel kit.
Glamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwide

4. QV Face Gentle Cleanser - 15ml. 

I'm almost done with the somewhat disappointing Effaclar Duo cleansing foam, which makes my skin tight immediately. The packaging reminds me of Cetaphil, so I hope it's equally gentle and will go well with my beloved Konjac Sponge (reviewed here).
Glamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwide

5. Morii Platinum Essence Facial Mask - 1 piece. 

Whoa, does this really contain platinum essence? Off to my weekly mask-kit.
Glamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwide

6. Morii Lifting Crystal Eye Patches for Dark Pouches - One pair. 

If these work, I'd be delighted. I haven't been sleeping well for around a month now - don't ask why - and my face is beginning to reveal its displeasure. Very timely.
Glamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwide

7. Annie's Way Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly Mask 25ml. 

I like the look of that jelly. And goodness knows my skin is protesting my lack of sleep, so will give it a shot. Looks like there's enough for more than one use, though.
Glamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwide

8. Mioggi White Genion Total Radiance Serum 8ml + Cell Nutrient Enhancer 8ml + Hex Perfector Magic BB cream - 1ml sachet + Magic Foremilk Cleansing Powder - 2 x 1ml sachets + Definite Renewal Overnight Program

All in another pouch. I am a big believer in the baking soda magic, so I'll be going for the cleansing powder first. I have my doubts about the BB cream, though. I keep typing "Genion" as gentian :D I'll tell you a terrible story about my family, gentian violet and Singapore some day....
Glamabox October 2013 review - international beauty box that ships worldwide
I can use everything from this box, especially while travelling. I have at least one international and one domestic trip scheduled in the remainder of 2013 - both more than a week each - and need smaller products. I also love the value of this box. I paid only US $22.70 or HKD$176.60 including international registered postage - is that a good deal or what!
Resubscription? I'll have a look at spoilers or clues for the November box and ask for a quote and decide. If it's equally good value for money, then yes, I shall!

You can't order outside of Hong Kong through the website, I believe, though you can accumulate Glama Points and redeem them later. Payment is via Paypal. I hope they release a Hobbit/LOTR-themed box this December :D
Disclaimer: Nope, not PR. Paid for, with very hard-earned money!
  1. Awesome Products... Please review the Jelly Mask.. Its very intriguing!

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    1. It's very squishy and squashy and feels cool inside the packet. Will give it a go over the weekend!

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  2. All skincare this month. The crystal eye patches look good. In fact, everything looks good. I just hope none of them are the HK/Korean versions of Vantiv coz obviously, we havent heard of any of these brands.

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    1. Hahaha true, that would be horrible! Ewww! I've been checking online and The History of Whoo Gonji-gumajig is definitely luxury skin care. Also found Annie's Way, SunSense and Mioggi - all well-known brands. I love this box because of the new-region angle! I wish they'd include the odd lipstick or eye makeup, though.

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