This month’s Glymm bag has gotten some negative reviews compared to those from last month. I also thought that last month’s Glymm revamp meant things were really going to be amazing for the coming months, but I think it’s just getting harder for all of these beauty boxes to compete and continuously pump out amazing samples (I really don’t know how Topbox still does it while still charging $10/month!). There was even an article in Macleans magazine that said because of the booming business of beauty boxes, the same companies get approached for samples and have now started asking that beauty box companies cover the cost of producing samples. This could explain the recent price increases for both Glymm and Loose Button. Anyway, the article is pretty interesting and also touches on how cosmetic companies now have a goldmine of consumer information as well because we all gladly fill out those feedback surveys!
Enough chatter, onward to the unbagging!
In June’s Glymm Bag I received:
La Fresh Eco-Beauty® Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Wipes
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.
Thoughts: I have been wanting to try these nail polish remover pads so I am really happy that we got them this month. Each pad contains aloe, glycerin, vitamin E and rosemary horsetail extract to keep nails strong. These are supposed to clean all 10 of my nails which I find hard to believe, so I will definitely be putting these to the test! Since these are acetone-free, they won’t remove glitter polish so I will save it for a creme polish. These pads also sound like they smell so good! Fresh Tuscan orange? Mmmmmm!
I received: 2 pads/$1.11
Full size: 18 pads/$9.99
Clark’s Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream
This exfoliating and moisturizing cream will leave your skin feeling smooth as can be.
Thoughts: I have never heard of this company which I guess is good so it’s something new to try. This face cream both exfoliates and moisturizes with glycolic acid, algae extracts and jasmine absolute. Due to the presence of glycolic acid though, they have recommended not to apply this cream to red or peeling skin. It says on the online info card that Clark’s Botanicals will also donate a potion of sales to the Christopher Reeve Foundation. Now, why this collaboration? The founder of Clark’s Botanicals, Francesco Clark, suffered a crippling spinal cord injury in a diving accident in 2002. Not only was he left unable to walk, but unable to sweat as well which led chronic skin breakouts and Clark Botanicals was born!
I received: There is no size on the container, but it’s probably about 7mL/$16.10 for 10 – 14 uses.
Full size: 50mL/$115.00
Salvadore Dali ItisDream Perfume
This fragrance radiates romance, tenderness, optimism and joy. If you’re artistic and love to dream, then this is the fragrance for you.
Thoughts: This is possibly a bit too strong for my tastes…I feel like I should be a large Italian woman dressed in her finest when I smell this perfume!
I received: 1.2mL/$1.08 for 35 sprays
Full size: 60mL/$54.00
Vitamin & Sea Perfect Skin Solution
This miracle serum is 100% natural blend of vitamin E and essential oils. It will leave your skin flawless.
Thoughts: I don’t think you should ever use the word “miracle” in your advertising one-liner, but from the ingredient list, it looks like there are a number of different oils in this little vial each having its own role in revitalizing skin. There aren’t any harmful chemicals which is nice and all the oils sound really pretty and nice so I guess we’ll see what this little vial of miracles can do!
I received: Hmm, no amount again. Looks like the perfume sample I guess so 1.2mL/$1.81 for 5 uses.
Full size: 45mL/$68.00
Belvada Harmony Duo Lipstick in Soft Pink
Everything your lips need for a night: some balm and some color in one lustrous package.
Thoughts: This is an interesting product in the sense that there is a lipstick on one side and a balm on the other where you push on one end to get the other side out. It took me some time to open this product because I didn’t read the product description first! I was fiddling with the case for longer than I’d like to admit! The colour I received is a nice neutral pink with a virtually clear balm on the other side. The container is refillable so as you collect more colours, you can swap out/in what you’d like. You can just buy the lipstick/balm alone though the actual Belvada website as the Glymm website just has the full product for purchase.
I received: *FULL SIZE* for 16 months
Full size: 3.4g/$20.00
Total Value of Glymm Bag: $40.10 with my guesstimates of product sample sizes.
The lipstick and La Fresh pads were my favourites of this month’s Glymm bag, but I can see how people would be disappointed when comparing to last month’s Glymm bag. There were some interesting things to try this month so I’m not too upset. All in all, I’m pretty happy with what I received so we’ll see how we do next month!