What better time to get a post on my February Glymm box than on the last day of February! I just received mine this past Monday and I guess I was just relieved to finally have mine in my hands! I was also really excited to try the Mai Couture bronzing papers ever since I saw the blush papers given out in the MyGlam bags, but I was a little sad that there were only two papers! If there were more, I could have at least tested one, but now I feel I have to find the right moment to use it! They'll be my precioussss for now...
The items I received in this month's Glymm were:
Sula - Natural Eyeshadow in the shade "Smoke and Mirrors" (full size 0.15oz/$8.00)
Burt's Bees - Tinted Lip Balm in the shade "Hibiscus" (full size 4.25g/$7.99)
Glamglow - Tingling and Exfoliating Mud Mask (full size 50mL/$78.00)
Mai Couture - 2 - 1 Oil Blotting/Bronzing Papier (full size 100 sheets/$24.00)
You can see in my swatch of "Smoke and Mirrors" that it is a soft-looking grey with a very slight shimmer to it. The packaging is very cute with little butterflies fluttering all over the front. I'm not sure whether I like this shade yet as I feel like it might be a little bit light on me, but I don't own a light grey like this, so it'll be fun to experiment.
The Burt's Bees lip balm has actually been something that I've been curious about for years, but never really got around to buying. The first thing that surprised me was that because of the packaging, I always thought these lip balms were like giant ones! Like those crazy huge Lipsmackers that you could practically moisturize both your upper and lower lips at once, but no! It's just a regular-sized lip balm packaged inside a large cardboard tube which I thought was kind of weird. "Hibiscus" is actually a really nice coral colour, is really moisturizing and smells good!
Next up is the Glamglow Mud Mask which is a mask that caters to Hollywood stars and is supposed to tingle, tighten and lighten skin in 15 minutes. It's made with volcanic rock, French sea clay and real pieces of green tea leaf that will make my skin "super sexy and super radiant". I never really thought my skin could be sexy, but I guess I'll ask my bf whether I'm sexier after using the mask ;-) The only thing that kind of turns me off this product is that it has all the different types of parabens in it...it's funny how I'm willing to tolerate one type of paraben, but not five. I'll still give it a go though since I am curious about its immediate effects.
Last, but not least, the Mai Couture blotting/bronzing papier. The idea of being able to blot and bronze on the go is a neat one, but it is a fairly expensive product for a sheet that you use once and have to throw out. For $24, I would think that you could probably just buy a bronzer that would probably last you more than 100 days (assuming you use one sheet per day) and a pack of oil-blotting sheets. It's definitely the convenience of use that you pay for.
Sula Eyeshadow *FULL SIZE* = $8.00
Burt's Bees Lip Balm *FULL SIZE* = $7.99
Glamglow Mud Mask - 7mL = $10.92
Mai Couture Papiers - 2 sheets = $0.48
Total Value of Glymm Box = $27.39
Although the box value wasn't as high as others, I enjoyed the predominantly makeup products in this Glymm box. It's like it was all about having a pretty face this month! I also loved that once more, all four of these products were items I had never tried before so yay!