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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June Glymm Bag

I tried to be excited for this month's Glymm Bag, I really did, but I knew that it was going to be disappointing. With such a good bag last month this one had to be bad, because Glymm never has 2 good months in a row. I kept hoping that with less packaging costs, because they are going green, that might mean better samples or bigger samples; but alas we got the same tiny samples we normally get. My 1 year subscription is finished in November and I have already decided that I am not renewing.

This month Glymm went even more "green" by not including a product card but by putting it all online. I like this idea somewhat, but Glymm if you are going green then don't wrap the bag in tissue paper when you put in the box. It kinda defeats the purpose. Also, something else I didn't like this month was that they included the cost of the bag into the value of the box. They sell these bags on their website for $12...no one in their right mind would pay $12 for this makeup bag. I don't think that it is right for them to include the cost of the bag in the boxes value to justify that it is worth more than it is and then think it is okay to give us tiny and awful smelling samples.

Now that I've let out my rant here are the products that I received this month.

Cosmetic Bag - Nylon Collection S/S 2012
Full Size: $12.00
Sample Value: $12.00
Say hello to your new cosmetic bag, in one of the hottest colors of the year.
This perfect bag makes your cosmetics look good. Keep your brushes, makeup, bobby pins and whatever else your beauty regime desires in here, zip it up and leave it on your vanity, or throw it in your tote bag for the day. Going on vacay? It makes a great travel case.
Sample usage: forever

My Thoughts: I don't like this colour as much as the pink one last month but it is still a nice makeup bag for travel or storage. I will use it but like I said above I don't believe that it should be included in the value of the box.

Full Size: 60 ml/$54.00
Sample Value: $1.80
This fragrance radiates romance, tenderness, optimism and joy. If you’re artistic and love to dream, then this is the fragrance for you.
This scent has a fruity-floral-woody composition. Flowers symbolize a gentle femininity, fruits denote joy and a sparkling energy while the woody notes represent sensuality and deep emotions. The scent opens with fresh notes of grapefruit, black currant and apple. The heart features pink floral accords of rose, magnolia and hyacinth, while white cedar, amber and musk linger in the background.

My Thoughts: Gross, gross, gross! That's all I have to say.

Perfect Skin Solution
Full Size: 45 ml//$68.00
Sample Value: $4.50
This miracle serum is 100% natural blend of vitamin E and essential oils. It will leave your skin flawless.
Each ingredient plays a crucial role in keeping your skin looking perfect: carrot seed to fight acne, jasmine and geranium to immediately smooth, soften and even skin tone, rosewood and evening primrose to greatly reduce fine lines and other signs of ageing , vitamin E to repair damaged cells and avocado oil to protect your skin from everyday environmental toxins. It even works for the most sensitive skin types. At night, gently massage 2-4 drops of serum onto damp, cleansed face and neck until fully absorbed.
SAMPLE USAGE: up to 5 uses

My Thoughts: I like the concept of this and I'm excited to try it out. I am just worried that it will be too greasy for my face, and my face is oily enough on its own.

Smoothing Marine Cream
Full Size: 50 ml/$115.00
Sample Value: $11.50
This exfoliating and moisturizing cream will leave your skin feeling smooth as can be.
This luxurious face cream gently exfoliates and leaves the skin intensely moisturized. Glycolic Acid and Algae Extracts soften the appearance of fine lines, while Jasmine Absolute helps soothe and nourish stressed-out skin. The Glycolic Acid will tingle gently as it exfoliates and boosts your skin’s natural collagen production. Apply evenly to entire face once or twice a day. Follow with sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher). Never apply this product to red or peeling skin.

Clark’s Botanicals donates a portion of sales to The Christopher Reeve Foundation.
SAMPLE USAGE: 10-14 uses

My Thoughts: I'm really excited to try a fancy and expensive face cream but I am hoping I don't fall in love with it cause there is no way I could ever afford to buy the full size.

Eco-Beauty® Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover
Full Size: 18 pads/$9.99
Sample Value: $1.11
Remove your nail polish in the most eco-friendly way possible. It does no harm to you or the planet, and it smells so delicious.
Remove polish and condition all 10 nails with just one pad. This acetone-free nail polish remover is packed with aloe, glycerin and vitamin E to moisturize and natural Rosemary Horsetail Extract to keep your nails strong. As the smell of natural Tuscan orange fills the air, you’ll be elated to know that this product is free of harmful chemicals and uses the least amount of water possible – also, no need to rinse.
Sample usage: 10 nails/wipe.

My Thoughts: I got 2 of these wipes in my bag and I tried one. It didn't take all 10 nails worth of polish off and it got super greasy and oily while I used it. I found that these really didn't work like they said they would. I would not buy the full size.

Duo Lipstick | Harmony
Full Size: 3.4g/$20.00
Sample Value: $20.00
Everything your lips need for a night: some balm and some color in one lustrous package.
Not only will your lips feel their finest with this soothing formula, but they will look just as good with long-lasting color. This eye-catching and plush applicator makes for a conversation piece, while its purpose is super convenient. You can bring any combination of colors with you to achieve the ultimate lip experience.
Sample usage: up to 16 months.

My Thoughts: This product saved the box! But I am also kinda getting tired of getting lip products almost every month from Glymm. I've got so many lip products, I'll never use them all! I am really glad I got the Soft Pink color, it looks really good and the balm is very moisturizing.

Overall, this month's bag disappointed me, but here's to always hoping that next month will be better!

Value of Box w/ Bag - $50.91
Value of Box w/o Bag - $38.91

What was your favourite product in this month's Glymm Bag?


  1. yup, thanks for the honest review! I haven't been hearing too much positive things about this months glymm bag and I agree with you- the cost of the bag should NOT be included in the boxes value. that is just silly!


    1. No it definitely shouldn't. I used to think this was a good box but there are much better options out there. I entered your giveaway!!!! I hope I win I've been wanting to try out cover fx for a while now!

  2. I was also pretty meh about this month's box (that's probably why I haven't had the impetus to post about it right away!) I have a feeling it is the end of the road for Glymm - I know you have to change and evolve in this industry, but I'm thinking back to how I looked forward to their boxes and am not getting the same feeling now about the bag.

    1. I totally agree. Glymm is on their way out I think , especially when there are boxes like GlossyBox that are much more consistent. Thanks for commenting!