Showing posts with label Glossybox. Show all posts
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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Charles von Abercron: A Look At The Man Behind The GLOSSYBOX Brand

Charles von Abercron - Courtesy of GLOSSYBOX

With the recent announcement that GLOSSYBOX Founder and CEO Charles von Abercron will be stepping down from his position as CEO effective Dec. 31 and that Dr. Caren Genthner-Kappesz will be stepping in, we thought that we’d do our own version of Throwback Thursday. TME is sharing an archive interview with Charles von Abercron from February 7, 2013 … because one should never forget where they came from. 

This Interview Was First Published on February 8, 2013

Hello lovelies! Yesterday, Feb. 7, I had the opportunity to interview Charles von Abercron, the founder and global CEO of GLOSSYBOX. Charles is currently in New York City for Fashion Week and truth be told, The Makeup Examiner was curious at the prospect of interviewing this well-traveled global beauty industry innovator. But, what was I going to ask the man behind the brand of the luxury beauty box -- GLOSSYBOX?

Well, I began with a very an archetypal Q&A, but the answers that I received were far from what I’d expected. With my first question being the very basic, “How did you start?” I was surprised to learn that a mere 19 months ago, what has become a global luxury beauty box brand, had humble beginnings in a tiny, windowless office in Berlin.

The Makeup Examiner: What inspired you to create GLOSSYBOX?

Charles von Abercron: Through my travels, I noticed the beauty around me and with all the [exotic] products from around the world, why not gather them for all to enjoy?

What keeps you inspired?

The desire to introduce customers to beauty brands that they may not have the opportunity to know.

How do you feel about GLOSSYBOX being referred to as the “Birchbox-Clone”?

I’m quite comfortable with this. Obviously [we] viewed other beauty box subscriptions, but [we endeavored] to offer something unique.

GLOSSYBOX has curated boxes with Refinery 29 and Man Repeller, which I find quite brilliant. Can you give any hints as to who GLOSSYBOX will be collaborating with in the upcoming months?

I can’t give names, as this is one of the elements that makes GLOSSYBOX so exciting. I can tell you that we have many wonderful surprises in store for 2013. (Sorry lovelies ... I tried.)

As a global beauty leader, what do you predict will be the hottest beauty trends for S/S 2013?

I wouldn’t necessarily predict specific trends for beauty. I see a continued interest for wonderful skin care, well made beauty tools and nails. The nail art trend has really taken off and [embellishments] of ladies nails has become as necessary as having the perfect set of shoes for an outfit.

What is the one absolute that you’d like my readers to know about GLOSSYBOX?

Everything that we do at GLOSSYBOX is done with the customer in mind. Care taken for our costumers is of utmost importance. We want them to truly feel like they’re receiving a luxurious gift each month.

What would you wish my readers to know about Charles von Abercron, the gentleman behind the brand?

Actually, I’m quite shy. (OMG! Don’t you just love it!) I’ve dedicated my heart and soul into the [GLOSSYBOX] brand. I want women to feel wonderful and receive products that they would not otherwise know of.

For anyone who has not taken the opportunity to try GLOSSYBOX, you really are missing out on a genuine luxury experience that could only be born from a very genuine gentleman. The only rumor that the Makeup Examiner was able to confirm is that the February GLOSSYBOX will be filled with jet-setting inspirations from fashion weeks around the world. Every beautynistas dream!

GLOSSYBOX offers 1, 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions plans beginning at $21/month and the savings go up with the length of your subscription. Each box is beautifully packaged and contains 6 sample and full-sized luxury beauty products, a postcard that describes each product, plus an amazing GLOSSYBOX magazine that give tips and tricks! 

Note: A very special Thank You to Charles von Abercron for taking the time to speak with TME!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Rejuvenate Your Skin With January 2015 GLOSSYBOX Spoiler Alert

A new year brings feelings of new beginnings and rejuvenation. To echo that sentiment --on skin -- GLOSSYBOX January 2015 is delivering three detoxifying products that dissolve impurities and revitalize complexions. All subscribers will receive the multifunctional Vichy Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser, which removes makeup, balances skin and infuses nutrients in one.

To further purify pores, all boxes will feature a full-sized version of the deeply clarifying Spanish beauty secret, Kueshi Revitalizing Face Toner. Each January GLOSSYBOX will also contain either a Truffle Therapy Serum or Sicilian Light Brightening Face Serum from Skin&Co Roma to a perfect and protect a newly renewed face.

“We are looking to help set the tone for our subscribers’ upcoming years with a truly global, skin reviving trio of products from France, Spain and Italy,” shared GLOSSYBOX beauty expert Belisa Silva.

January 2015 “Detox In A Box” includes:
  • Vichy Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser 6.7 FL OZ
  • Kueshi Revitalizing Face Toner 6.76 FL OZ
  • Skin&Co Roma (Truffle Therapy Serum or Sicilian Light Brightening Face Serum) 1 Fl OZ
  • Treez Trendy Cosmetics Beautiful Flat Brush Stiff
  • Lollipops Eye Pencil in “Goodbye Moon” .02 OZ
  • $40 Coupon for HelloFresh

We are of the opinion that GLOSSYBOX simply keeps getting better and better. After all, GLOSSYBOX was named “Best Beauty Subscription Box 2014” by the beauty experts here at TME. We can certainly understand the reasons behind the coveted status, considering that a GLOSSYBOX subscription is a mere $21 per month and offers a rather decent selection of products.

Fun facts about GLOSSYBOX: Founded in 2011 by Global CEO Charles von Abercron, GLOSSYBOX has its headquarters in Berlin, Germany. GLOSSYBOX has shipped more than 6 million boxes -- globally. The beauty boxes reach more than 200,000 monthly subscribers, over 3 continents and 10 different countries, including USA, UK and France.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Best Subscription Box of 2014

In January 2013, TME published “Battle of The Beauty Boxes: Round One,” with the aim of informing our readers about which beauty/lifestyle subscription box offered what. The market of monthly subscription box services exploded and this led us to publish “Battleof The Beauty Boxes: Round Two” -- a mere six months later. Since our initial “Battle,” the market of subscription box services continues to grow and we’ve seen our fair share of the good, the bad, and the “What were they thinking”?

Sure we could have done “Round 3,” but with all that we’ve witnessed it was time to give a huge shout out to the subscription services that continuously offer superiorly curated boxes. While there can only be one “Best Subscription Box,” we present the beauty and lifestyle boxes that are superior and deserving of acknowledgment. So, just who are the brands and which one took the Best Subscription Box of 2014? There were a total of 24 subscription services that threw their hat into the ring, but we’ve chosen the best of the best and here they are!

Most Improved Beauty Box - Beauty Army ($12/month – Shipping Included). In 2013, Beauty Army was a less then thrilling experience. With a revamped website (launched in January 2014), navigating the site to fill out your personal beauty profile and choose your own samples is a fun experience. Included in our Beauty Army box were seven real-sized samples that easily exceeded the $12 subscription price. Good Job Beauty Army!

Best Lifestyle Box PopSugar Must Have ($35/month – Shipping Included) Many of you may be familiar with, a leading online source of women’s lifestyle information and a favorite site here at TME. Every Must Have box is expertly, and lovingly, curated by the PopSugar editors, which guarantees that you are going to be presented with top-notch lifestyle products. Proving that PopSugar Must Have truly is a superior lifestyle box with their fingers on the pulse of lifestyle -- the brand has launched Must Have boxes for specific life milestones such as bridal and baby!

Best Specialty Box - Escape Monthly ($49.95/month - Shipping Included) is an essential for anyone who, like us, loves to travel and learn about other places. Gigi, an extensive world traveler, was blown away by the accuracy of information and the stellar curation of the Escape Monthly box. Items included in each box range from informative travel books to cuisine and well exceed the monthly subscription price. Escape Monthly is perfect for the adventure bound … even if the adventure is from your living room.

Best Beauty BoxGLOSSYBOX ($21/month - Shipping Included) We have watched this brand for over three years and had the pleasure of interviewing GLOSSYBOX CEO, Charles von Abercron. From the industry insider perspective, we have witnessed many changes within this company … some left us believing that all hope was lost for this brand … but, with a major rebound GLOSSYBOX is back on top delivering beautifully and thoughtfully curated beauty boxes that leave us doing the “happy dance” upon the box’s monthly arrival!

Drum roll … please … Yuzen is THE Best Subscription Box 2014! With boxes arriving quarterly, Yuzen's tagline of "Sending you a little Zen" reminds us to stop and take time for ourselves. Yuzen Boxes ($33/qurter – Shipping Included) arrive each season -- winter, spring, summer, and fall -- and include high-end luxurious beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products that are carefully selected by Jen and Ted Ning, the owners of Yuzen.

The Ning's shared, "When making selections for each Yuzen box, we always look to quality, mission, and integrity before we put it to our Yuzen test -- evaluating its performance, experiencing the benefits first hand, and then sharing our favorites with others".

So what can you expect when receiving one of these boxes? To start, Yuzen is artfully packaged, making a perfect gift for any person -- especially the "hard-to-buy-for" in your life. As part of the packaging, the brand encloses a strip of authentic Japanese Yuzen paper, which can be used as a bookmark, for origami making, or for any paper crafts.

Inside the box, one will find a card with detailed information about each product and an explanation as to why it was chosen, a mix of nine full-sized and sample size products, and discount codes for each product. Plus the products are encased in a lovely reusable mesh drawstring bag. There isn't an aspect of Yuzen that hasn't impressed us -- from the Ning's philosophy of "pampering oneself," to the brilliantly executed packaging and, of course, the high quality, natural, organic products that are contained within. The $33 price includes shipping and product value is approximately $100, unless you count the needful pampering encouraged by Yuzen … priceless in our book!

For your convenience, all products have been hyperlinked. Please note that The Makeup Examiner is NOT affiliated with any brand, representative or public relations firm.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Limited Edition Holiday GLOSSYBOX 2014

You know you’ve been waiting for this … we were! The Limited Edition Holiday GLOSSYBOX 2014 is finally here and it’s gorgeous! For this particular box, you don’t need a to be a GLOSSYBOX subscriber and it is so beautifully done that it makes the perfect gift.

  • An elegant keepsake box designed in red velveteen with gold accents
  • Korres Volcanic Minerals Volumizing Mascara
  • The Lip Bar Lipstick in Crimson Red
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Concentrate in Smote
  • NCLA Nail Lacquer in Satin Sheets, Velvet Ropes
  • Calvin Klein Reveal
  • Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Wind
  • Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter in Rainforest at Dawn
  • CARGO TexasLiner Liquid Liner

This ultimate holiday beauty box is on sale today with an expected delivery Dec. 1-14. All 8 products are FULL-SIZE, which brings the value to $140! You can receive the Limited Edition Holiday GLOSSYBOX 2014 for free with any new 12-month subscription ($220/12mo.) with code: HOLIDAY. 

Just in case you were wondering -- The Makeup Examiner is NOT affiliated with the GLOSSYBOX brand, or any brand for that matter. Therefore, we base all of our recommendations upon our unbiased opinions.

Friday, September 5, 2014

GLOSSYBOX Goes ‘Bazaar’

Global beauty subscription service, GLOSSYBOX, has joined forces with Harper’s BAZAAR for a covetable co-branded box, launching alongside the iconic magazine’s fashion-filled September issue.

This carefully edited beauty box ($21) will feature top-selling products like Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, which has become a fast favorite of beauty junkies around the globe, as well as full-size offerings from cult brand Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.

“Fashion worships beauty, and so does Harper's BAZAAR and in 2014, we're offering more beauty content, on every platform,” said Wendy Lauria, Associate Publisher of Marketing at Harper’s BAZAAR, who adds that the box will be sold on the magazine’s e-commerce platform, ShopBAZAAR. “Our editors always deliver the very best of what’s new and wearable in beauty, making our partnership with GLOSSYBOX a perfect fit.”

Boasting prestigious collaborations over the past year, including La Prairie and Bergdorf Goodman, GLOSSYBOX will continue exploring inventive partnerships in the luxury market into the future, according to the company’s U.S. President and Managing Director, Elian Pres-Gurwits.

“With the paradigm change in media and retail, this partnership reflects a unique vehicle for transporting editorial content into a three-dimensional customer experience,” said Pres-Gurwits. “Our vision for GLOSSYBOX is to continue innovating the way consumers discover, discuss and patronize the beauty industry.”

GLOSSYBOX For Harper’s BAZAAR is will be available for pre-order September 12, online at ShopBAZAAR!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

GLOSSYBOX Celebrates 3rd Birthday With New Look and Jet Set Contest

On Thursday, August 28, global beauty subscription service GLOSSYBOX celebrates its third birthday with an updated look and a new social media contest. TME was privileged to interview GLOSSYBOX Founder and Global CEO, Charles von Abercron, in February 2013 and the humble CEO shared the humble beginnings of the international brand that began in a tiny office in Berlin.

Three years later, GLOSSYBOX has sent out more than 6 million boxes and services 10 countries across the globe. Selling one box every twelve seconds, GLOSSYBOX has established itself as the leading platform for beauty discovery, and has introduced subscribers to more than 500 international brands.

So, what’s in store for GLOSSYBOX and its subscribers? Beginning in August, subscribers will receive a subtly reengineered version of the iconic pastel pink GLOSSYBOX, which was redesigned to extend the duration of the unboxing experience. Product cards in the box have also been reformatted to include more space for brands to share content. Exciting stuff! But, even more exciting is the launch of the GLOSSYBOX Global Social Media Competition!

The first ever GLOSSYBOX Global Social Media Competition has three amazing prizes! Third Place will see six lucky winners from every GLOSSYBOX country receiving 5 GLOSSYBOX full-sized favorites, Second Place will see three lucky winners from every GLOSSYBOX country receiving a one-year subscription and the First Place Winner will be swept off to the GLOSSYBOX capital of their choice (Berlin, Paris, London, Stockholm, New York, Vienna, Oslo)!

Entering is an easy three-step process:

1.)    Pick your favorite GLOSSYBOX (or new August GLOSSYBOX!)
2.)   Take a picture holding your favorite GLOSSYBOX and upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
3.) Tag your picture with #glossybirthday and @glossybox_us to be eligible for the competition.

For more details, visit GLOSSYBOX and good luck too all who enter!

Monday, November 4, 2013

What’s Going On At GlossyBox?

With two major announcements from Glossybox, today Nov. 4, The Makeup Examiner is pleased to bring readers the happenings from one of the top luxury beauty box subscription brands. As you may know, Glossybox landed a coup of a collaboration with Net-A-Porter.Com in October, and the limited edition beauty box became available today.

In conjunction with the availability of the Glossybox For Net-A-Porter.Com, the global luxury subscription beauty box brand announced the unveiling of the limited edition Glossybox Holiday Box, and The Makeup Examiner has the inside scoop about what’s inside the boxes! Pairing up with the premier online retailer, Net-A-Porter.Com, it’s almost a given that this Glossybox is going to be something spectacular. Appealing to both the beautynista and fashionista, the Glossybox For Net-A-Porter.Com includes eight luxury beauty items.

The Glossybox For Net-A-Porter.Com includes:
  • Natura Bissé's Diamond White SPF 50+++ Oil-Free Brilliant Sun Protection
  • Kevyn Aucoin's The Eye Shadow Duo - No. 206
  • Ellis Faas' Mascara E401 - Black
  • Philip B's Oud Royal Gravity-Defying Gel
  • RGB's Jojoba and Biotin-enriched Cuticle Oil
  • Klorane's Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
  • Avène's Thermal Spring Water spray
  • Joya's Âmes Sœurs Roll-On Parfum

As mentioned above, Glossybox has revealed the Holiday 2013 Glossybox, which is the ultimate holiday gift for beautynistas. Curated by Glossybox’s team of beauty experts, the box itself is a gorgeous gift. The limited edition Holiday Box will arrive in magnetic gold packaging and is filled with a lavish assortment of premium beauty products.

The limited edition Holiday Box will include the below sampling, plus four other luxe products:
  • Kora Organics Clay Purifying Mask
  • Philip B Chai Latte Soul & Body Wash or Chocolate Milk Body Wash & Bubble Bath
  • So Susan Luminizer
Glossybox For Net-A-Porter.Com ($40) is available now exclusively at Net-A-Porter.Com and the limited edition Holiday Box ($50) will be available beginning Nov. 18 at Glossybox. For those thinking of gifting a 12-month subscription, Glossybox is offering a complimentary Holiday Box from Nov. 18 to Dec. 6.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

GlossyBox partners with Dallas Shaw for June’s ‘American Beauty’ box

GlossyBox, the luxury beauty box subscription brand, announced on May 28 that they’ve partnered with illustrator and style expert, Dallas Shaw. GlossyBox’s June 2013 “American Beauty” will boast Shaw’s one-of-a-kind illustrations on the cover of this limited edition box.
Being tapped for collaboration isn’t new to this Pennsylvania-native. Dallas can be credited for designing DKNY’s Twitter avatar for their fictional fashionista “DKNY PR Girl,” as well as the official tote bag for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. With an eye for style and design, Dallas has earned the name “It-Girl Illustrator.” And now Dallas has designed the GlossyGirl!

Adorning the cover of GlossyBox’s “American Beauty” box will be the GlossyGirl. Who is the GlossyGirl? She is just like the GlossyBox brand … GlossyGirl is the embodiment of a style savvy, confident beautynista who always puts her best (high-heeled) foot forward. Housed inside the box will be a collection of beauty products selected from the best and most beloved American beauty brands!

Oscar de la Renta will include their “Essential Luxuries fragrance collection,” which includes six fragrance sprays in a custom, satin pouch. Other luxe products in this limited edition box include C. Booth apothecary-inspired body care, Philip B Botanical luxury hair and tarte cosmetics. The GlossyBox “American Beauty” box promises to be a coveted keepsake for any beautynista. Subscriptions for the “American Beauty” box opens in about 14 hours and readers can check it out at GlossyBox!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

GlossyBox announces April’s theme

For fans of the international beauty box subscription company, GlossyBox, waiting for the monthly box theme announcement can feel endless. Well … wait no more as GlossyBox announced today, April 11, the theme for the April 2013 beauty box.

If you’re familiar with the GlossyBox brand, then you’re most likely aware that GlossyBox endeavors to find the best products to introduce to its customers. With a desire for beauty wellness, GlossyBox has curated the “Work That Beauty” box for April and this box contains a bevy of beauty products designed to bring out your best self. Also, GlossyBox shares a few tips to work that beauty, which readers can find in the slideshow.

Of course not all secrets are disclosed, after all what would be the surprise in that? But GlossyBox was willing to disclose one morsel of information about the “Work That Beauty” April box. The Honest Company is participating in the April box! The Honest Company was founded by parents with the goal of providing exceptional beauty and household products that promote health, wellness, and happiness so this truly is exciting to have them participate.

Members will receive a certified organic, completely natural lip balm from The Honest Company with their subscriptions this month. Additionally, the April box will include a unique code for $75 off a full-sized Le Métier de Beauté Replenishing Daily Solution (original price $225). For more information about a previous boxes or a GlossyBox subscription, visit GlossyBox.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

GlossyBox announces $1,000 surprise for January

GlossyBox announced yesterday, Jan. 4, that the January edition of the GlossyBox beauty surprise box will have an additional surprise for two lucky customers. December’s limited edition box, created by Refinery 29, was amazing and for January 2013, GlossyBox has partnered with Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller to create a Winter Survival Box. The Man Repeller’s exclusive Winter Survival Box’s contents are top secret and the only disclosure is that the box will contain Leandra’s five must have beauty products.

One of Leandra's favorite shopping destinations is ShopBop, as a result GlossyBox has partnered with this daily destination for fashion for a special Golden ticket opportunity. A ShopBop gift certificate for a $1000 shopping spree will be randomly placed in two of The Man Repeller’s exclusive Winter Survival Box’s! So, not only will subscribers discover Leandra’s beauty essentials, but also an added fashion surprise awaits two subscribers when the open their box. For more information about The Man Repeller’s exclusive Winter Survival Box, visit GlossyBox.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Glossybox ships two millionth beauty box surprise

Glossybox announced that it hit the two million mark on Dec. 21, which is rather impressive for a company that started a mere 17 months ago. The product concept is simple and geared toward the beauty product adventure -- deliver luxury beauty items, directly to the homes of customers.

 So, you say the concept is not new? You’d be correct. The concept of a monthly beauty product subscription has been around for over 40 years, but what sets Glossybox apart? The company’s concept of partnering with top industry insiders.

For December 2012, Glossybox partnered with Refinery 29 to create an exclusive, limited edition beauty surprise box that includes: Booty Parlor Flirty Secrets Perfume; Cult Nails Nail Lacquer, Josie Maran Argan Color Stick, Kelly Van Gogh Caviar Hair Masque and Koh Gen Do Cleaning Spa Water.

The total cost for these items sold individually is $128, but this edition of the Glossybox is approximately $21 for subscribers, allowing a true beauty junkie to try full-size products at an affordable price. This writer received the Refinery 29 limited edition beauty surprise box and can attest to excitement of receiving a gorgeously packaged sampling of beauty products created by one of the world’s best beauty trend insiders.

This concept of partnering with top industry insiders gives the beauty consumer a truly exciting experience. Glossybox subscribers receive the newest beauty trends delivered to their homes, complemented by an editorial magazine with information, trends, and news relevant to the respective box theme. Glossybox offers several subscription plans and more information can be found at Glossybox.