Hello Beauty Boxers!
I will try not to repeat what a lot of other bloggers have said about this month’s change in Glymm packaging and pricing, but very quickly, Glymm –> Green so Box –> Bag and $10/month –> $12/month. The price increase is probably one the more surprising moves in this soap opera of beauty boxes. I suppose I should be glad that the $10 rate will still apply as long as you keep your subscription…Come to think of it, out of all the beauty sample subscription services we have available in Canada, Glymm is probably the only one that could have changed their packaging from a box to a bag because they don’t even have the word “box” in their name!
Instead of a pink cardboard box this month, we all received a pink makeup bag in a renewed effort to be more “green”. Now, while I do think this is a very cute bag, I don’t really believe this is more green than having a recyclable cardboard box…this makeup bag is only “recyclable” in the sense that I can reuse it, but once I have more than three of these guys, am I just supposed to give them away? I don’t mean to be difficult, but I don’t really understand the rationale behind this. I guess the real question is what the makeup bag is made of? Anyway, onward to the main attraction!
Here is what I received in this month’s Glymm bag:
CK Shock for Her and Him
Excitement Level: I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with perfume samples now although I do enjoy discovering new scents. Unfortunately, I already received a rollerball version of the woman’s scent in a previous Luxe Box, so there wasn’t much to discover this time! I thought maybe my fiance would like the men’s fragrance, but he found it to be quite feminine-smelling…
I Received: 1.2mL/$1.08 good for 35 sprays (new feature on Glymm’s product info card. Useful!)
Full Size: 50mL/$45.00 both His and Hers
Coola Mineral Matte Cucumber Face Sunscreen
Excitement Level: Yay! I have been looking for sunblock specifically for the face so this will be fun to try! I love that it’s paraben free and hydrates with shea butter too!
I Received: 5mL/$3.60 good for 4 uses
Full Size: 50mL/$36.00
NuMe HydroPunch Hydrating Conditioner
Excitement Level: Shampoo and conditioner samples seem to be a running theme in beauty boxes! At least I can use this month’s NuMe product! How many of you actually wore the feather hair extensions?The thing I really love about this sample is the fact that it’s in a tube and not a plastic packet. I will probably try this product over one in a packet just for the convenience!
I Received: 20mL/$2.00 good for 4 uses
Full Size: 250mL/$24.99
Cargo Eye Shadow Duo in Vienna
Excitement Level: Is it weird that I’m not a fan of Cargo eye shadows? I just find the pigmentation to be not quite as good as some other brands. This is an interesting shadow duo though in terms of colour combination so I’ll give it a try and see how it goes.
I Received: *FULL SIZE* good for 36 months!
Full Size: $25.00
Caudalie Vinexpert Anti-Aging Serum Eyes and Lips
Excitement Level: I really loved the Caudalie samples I have received, but I haven’t bit the bullet yet to buy a full size product of theirs on my own because the skin care line can be quite expensive. I’m almost scared to love this serum!
I Received: 7mL/$15.40 good for 40 uses
Full Size: 15mL/$33.00
Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst-Qunching Serum
Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet
Excitement Level: Same sentiment as above plus awwwwww! Such cute packaging! What does the sample look like inside? Is it encased in something else? I’m too scared to open it! This duo are meant to be used together.
I Received: Serum – 1mL/$1.60, Sorbet – 1mL/$0.95 each good for 3 uses
Full Size: Serum – 30mL/$48.00, Sorbet – 40mL/$38.00
Total Value of Glymm Bag: $50.71
I liked the assortment of what I received this month although I totally had my fingers crossed that I would receive the Caudalie body scrub that some other girls got. The scrub looked so good and came in such a cute little jar. Oh well…I still enjoyed the variety of this month’s bag as well as the apparent rebirth of Glymm!