August 2012 Glymm Bag | Cosmetic Proof | Vancouver beauty, nail art and lifestyle blog

August 2012 Glymm Bag

For those of you looking forward to Yoshi presenting, I am sorry, but he was just not in the mood. He was crammed in a corner and unwilling to even give the camera a glance…

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I am one month away from the end of my year long relationship with Glymm and this month’s bag is not making me want to renew my subscription which makes me a little bit sad. I don’t want to break up! I feel like once those jellybeans disappeared from our boxes, things went a little downhill. I hope that the items I received add up to $10 because there isn’t one full-sized or even travel-sized item in this month’s bag!

Here is what I received this in this month’s Glymm Bag:

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I haven’t been a fan of the makeup bags we have received so far, but like a lot of other people, I LOVE this month’s bag! I love patent leather so this is perfect!

Naked Shine Luscious Lip Gloss in Barely Nude

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This sexy gloss stimulates collagen, is non-tacky and plumps your lips ever so gently.

Thoughts: This is a tiny sample! I actually think this will be the first lip gloss I will fully finish in awhile! The colour is quite nice and smells and feels great on the lips.

Full size: 2.96mL/$26.00

I received: 0.24mL/$2.11

The Laundress Delicate Wash in Lady

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Take care of your beautiful delicates and lingerie with a wash that's effective yet gentle.

Thoughts: I do handwash some of my delicates so I will use this sample. I thought this was an interesting addition to this month’s Glymm bag.

Full size: 500mL/$22.00

I received: 15mL/$0.66

Mai Couture Highlighter Paper in St.Barts

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The Papier collection by Mai Couture exudes novelty and modernism.
Whether you need coverage, color or highlights you’ll find a quick and effective solution.

Thoughts: I love the concept of having a single sheet be enough to highlight your face, but I don’t think I would ever spend the money on these considering how expensive they are.

Full size: 50 sheets/$26 (at the most)

I received: 2 sheets/$1.04

Vitamine & Sea Mineral Clay Mask

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This natural facial mask made with clay directly from the Dead Sea will tingle as it softly exfoliates, eliminates toxins, promotes circulation, cleanses and strengthens your skin.

Thoughts: It smells exactly what I would imagine a volcano would smell like! This smells very old and “fossil-esque”. It’s not my favourite scent and I hope it does more good to my skin than to my olfactory buds.

Full size: 210mL/$62.00

I received: 10mL?/$2.95

Bentaberry G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream for Boys and Girls

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This cream is made from 100% natural active ingredients: burdock, jasmine, mandarin, blueberry, white dead-nettle and zinc pidolate.

Thoughts: I guess this face cream had better be good what with the extra long product name and the ongoing list of natural ingredients! I’m having a hard time figuring out what zinc pidolate does which sort of bothers me…

Full size: 30mL/$22.00

I received: 3mL/$2.20

Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee

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An electrical current runs through the subtle sweetness of vanilla, jasmine and fresh lime to bond with rich oak moss, woods and spicy coriander.

Thoughts: I loved the Orange Sanguine sample I received before so I had high hopes for Vanille Insensee as well. I do like the scent, but I think I prefer a more citrus-like scent. The vanilla scent will be nice for the coming colder months.

Full size: 30mL/$70.00 – this is $65 on ebeauty.ca

I received: 1.2mL?/$2.60 – we’ll go with the lowest pricing

Total Value of Glymm Bag: $11.56…I’m not including the actual bag for $12 because I signed up for product and not packaging. Value was a little disappointing this month, but I did a cute makeup bag out of it. Those that received the full-sized nail polish definitely got the better Glymm bag this month!

33 comments

  1. By the looks of it.. it is nothing special to me at all.. I wonder how my Luxe Box is going to turn out at the end of this month.. I have been patiently waiting.. are you signed up for that as well?

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    1. I am! I wonder how that will all turn out...

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  2. Are you sort of relieved that your subscription is over? I know I was glad not to have to get another disappointing Glymm box (when it was still a box). Love the pic of your cat! So cute (even if he is hiding).

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    1. You know what? I sort of am relieved even though I love surprises every month! Yeah, Yoshi was in the middle of his morning nap so I didn't want to disturb him.

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  3. Yeah,, glymm isn't what is used to be. too many subscription they are offering & not able to get the good stuff. Oh well.. I no longer with them. Though always good to know what they have been offering.

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    1. I know, it's not like it used to be...

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  4. There are so many beauty box's out now.. that we can pick & choose. :)

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  5. Poor Yoshi! Sorry he was in a funk - my cats get like that too, especially Kitty. Many times she is like "Just leave me be." I agree, the Vanilla perfume will be better for the winter.

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    1. Yoshi was hiding because someone buzzed our apt and he gets scared of new people. Poor guy!

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  6. It does seem disappointing there isn't any full size or travel size in the bag! I can see why you think it's time to end it. On the plus side, you have a super fluffy and adorable cat to heal your heartbreak!
    I would like to know how the molten lava (clay mask) works out on your skin though :D haha.

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    1. Yoshi did help a little ;-) He always know just what to say! LOL. I'll let you know how the mask works out since I can probably work through it in a month!

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  7. It kinda sucked this month... I cancelled but I've paid for September so if I love the box I can re-sub by the end of the month. They better wow me!

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    1. I know! They had better wow me too!

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  8. I was in the same boat with glymm and I ended my subscription back in January which was perfect because glossybox started in February. I can't even believe my luck either because I just got off the waitlist for topbox, ill get my first one in October. So I can decide if I want to keep loose button after this month!
    Do you think topbox did that on purpose? Offer all the ladies on the waitlist a spot as incentive to leave loose button?

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    1. Oooh, maybe that's exactly what they did! Sneaky! I'm not sure if I'll keep LB since it'll be quite expensive. If the samples are really awesome then maybe, so I guess we will have to see!

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  9. Daww such a cute kitty!
    Pretty crappy about the lack of larger samples, I don't think I would be too impressed with this either, the only thing I think I would like is the lippy!

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    1. The lip gloss is probably one of the nicer things about this bag, but it's just the tiniest sample!

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  10. I'm interested to see if you renew :) Once in awhile I miss Glymm but for the most part I am happy I ended my subscription!

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    1. I feel a little guilty renewing...the whole idea was for me to NOT buy any other product while I had these boxes going, but I still am!

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  11. I really thinking of cancelling my Glymm too :( I just signed up for Glossybox so I hope it's a lot better.

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    1. Oooh, GB is way better in terms of full sized products. More drugstore stuff, but I've been a bit more impressed with them lately...

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  12. oh poo! i wasn't too happy with this either. haha i said the same thing about the smell of rocks and the mineral clay mask thing.
    btw i love those chemistry flask things you have under "Ways to follow". so cute!! and i think there was a proper name instead of flask? i can hardly remember anything i learned in chemistry.

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    1. LOL, Erlenmeyer Flask! I knew what you meant! Thank you! I did them a few weeks back because the sidebar was getting a bit too crowded.

      Haha, I'll go back and read your review now!

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  13. i started my glymm subscription in december 2011 so i only received one of the jelly bean boxes... but i agree, those were the best. i did receive a nail polish this month (which i loved) so that really made the bag for me. i also love the black cosmetic bag.

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    1. Aww, I was collecting the jellybean jars and putting spices in them! I saw that you received the nail polish! So jelly!

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  14. this definitely wasn't one of glymms better months, I feel like they're usually pretty hit and miss though- are you going to re-subscribe or not?

    Check out my LippyGirl Blusher giveaway!

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    1. I think I'm paying for the element of surprise at this point...I think I might have to unsub from them and save myself the $100 for the year!

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  15. Aw Yoshi! lol what a cutie!
    Too bad the value for the products wasn't that great :/ I really do like that bag though, too! :D

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    1. Haha, Yoshi was just being a moody so I didn't want to provoke him. He needs his 20 hours of sleep after all!

      Yeah, the value definitely was not there at all! Very disappointed...

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    1. This month was pretty disappointing I know...

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