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October 2012 Glymm Bag (My Last For Now…)

This is my very last Glymm Bag (for now?) and it is bittersweet as it was my very first beauty box subscription I signed up for using a 50% off Teambuy coupon for my first month. I remember being so excited when I saw the old pink box arrive. Let’s be nostalgic and have a look at what I received in my very first Glymm Box shall we?

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Things have changed since then, haven’t they? We’ve all noticed that the quality of the bags has decreased in terms of what they end up being worth in value and we no longer see any “big” names anymore, which I personally don’t mind as Glymm has introduced us to brands we’ve never heard of. Hello Villainess?! Love the body scrub!

This month’s Glymm Bag is centered around breast cancer awareness and begins with a quilted pink makeup bag which I actually really love. I love pink and I would love a pair of quilted patent leather pumps just like this bag! 

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Lash Card

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Say bye bye to clumpy and smudged mascara. This card will save you time and make your lashes lovably flawless.

Thoughts: I’ve always thought these mascara shields were pretty gimmicky. I think any firm piece of cardboard will do just fine and I don’t need to pay to have someone cut out a curved piece of cardboard for me. They’re pretty pricey too at 10 for $6.99! I’ll use the samples for sure, but I know I would never buy them on my own.

Full size: 10 cards/$6.99

I received: 2 cards/$1.40

Femme Couture Lightening Lash Mascara in Blackest Black

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Get noticed with superstar lashes. Lengthen, amplify and bring each lash back to life.

Thoughts: I now get scared when I see mascara samples because I know that by the time I get to it, it may have expired! I have so many in my stash! I wish I could go through mascara faster than I do. I use it every day and yet I have never used up an entire tube. This full size product looks promising though with its crazy amplifying brush and all!

Full size: $14.00/11.3g

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Cyberderm H2O Hydration and Every Morning Sun Whip

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This moisturizer will show your skin a good time. With more benefits than you can count, you can be sure to see some drastic results.

Protect your delicate skin from harmful rays all year round with this daily sunscreen.

Thoughts: What? No syringes this time? The last time we saw Cyberderm products, the method of delivery was so cool! I actually had a great time pushing down the plunger and seeing the amount of product go down! So, all of us have received H2O Hydration before in July’s Glymm Bag and if memory serves me well, it was just ok for me. I’m glad we all get a chance to try out a sunscreen since Cyberderm markets themselves as “the sunscreen company”.

Full size: H2O Hydration - 50mL/$60.00, Every Morning Sun Whip – 50mL/$38.00

I received: Say 5mL each? It doesn’t say. H2O Hydration - 5mL/$6.00, Every Morning Sun Whip – 5mL/$3.80

Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme

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This daily maintenance hydration creme softens like no other and banishes dry hair while adding plump sheen.

Thoughts: Hmmm, the packaging and advertising sound appealing to me…This looks like really thick stuff so I’m going to have to be careful in how much I use on my hair. I’m scared of it looking to lifeless. The name of the product sounds more like a body butter though…I’m sure I’m not the only one that thought this!

Full size: 59mL/$9, 237mL/$32, 473mL/$58

I received: *FULL TRAVEL SIZE*

Johnson & Johnson Johnson’s Baby Oil

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Thoughts: This was a bonus in this month’s Glymm bag. I thought this was a cute addition to this month’s Glymm bag and a sweet way to introduce Glymm Mama. I haven’t used baby oil since I was…a baby?

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Total Value of Glymm Bag: Approximately $34.20

And there’s more! I, too, took advantage of the Villainess duo that Glymm had on special a few weeks ago. I couldn’t say no to that glorious scent of freshly baked cookies! My order also took a little bit longer to process so Glymm was nice enough to throw in a full size Principessa Lip Balm!

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Isn’t it a little bit of a coincidence that my very first Glymm Box had a full size Principessa Lip Balm and so does my last order with Glymm? It’s like I’ve come full circle! Glymm has steadily introduced novel beauty brands into my beauty repertoire and for that I have to say thank you Glymm! I won’t call this a permanent goodbye, but maybe a “see you soon”!

23 comments

  1. That actually looked like a decent bag! Did you get a full size Lise Watier Lip Crayon as well? I've been curious about those. :)

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    1. I got a full sized one in my very first Glymm box last year if you can believe it!

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    2. That probably kept the boxes coming with the 50% off deal the first time!

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  2. haha before reading your post, i was just staring at the first picture and i was like WHAT they brought jellybeans back?? but yes - that was a pretty great October 2011 box!
    i really want to try some of the other scents of the Villainess line - it is such a strange coincidence how you came full circle with the Principessa gloss - did you happen to finish / like the first one?

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    1. LOL, getting the second Principessa lip balm made me realize that I need to finish the first one! I found it to be a little greasy actually which is why I never used it all that much. It's one of their bestsellers though..

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  3. Those are cool stuffs you got! I love the PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE one. :) What is that?

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    1. They gave me the card because my order took too long to get to me!

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  4. I haven't been overly impressed with Glymm at all

    You haven't used baby oil!! Jayne it is one of the best things for shaving especially in the summer

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    1. Oooh, great tip! I will give it a try! I know, I have been depriving myself of the joys of baby oil!

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  5. I used to always read posts about Glymm and get so jealous because none of my subs sent out jelly beans :)

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    1. I really liked the jars they came in because I used them to put spices in!

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  6. Ohhh, that first pic made me so nostalgic too! Glymm, you don't need to fix what's broke if it 'aint broke! (or something like that).

    Isn't the scrub amazing! I use it almost every other day I think.

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    1. Didn't it bring back so many memories?

      I haven't opened up the scrub because I'm still working my way through some Cake scrub, but I cannot wait to use it!

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  7. Aww great end-for-now bag :) lol the baby oil was a cute little addition.

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    1. Hehe, I know it was bittersweet. Maybe I'll sign up again :)

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  8. great review! wow, your first glymm box was amazing! can't believe a year goes by so quickly... i'm going to miss reading your glymm bag reviews. i dread receiving mascara in these beauty boxes as i too have way too much mascara in my to-use kit.

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    1. I know what you mean. I have so much mascara that I wish I had more eyes to use them on!

      Wasn't the first Glymm box so good! No wonder I was so happy!

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  9. You are right that Glymm isn't what it used to be ! I've started my membership with the "bags" and don't find in them what made me drool when I looked at the content of past boxes. It's like Glymm had a golden age and it's over now... :( That first box you received is amazing !! I think they should mix new and unknown brands with favorite ones.

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    1. I think that's a good idea to mix the two, but I think the big names have been tapped out for samples :(

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  10. Ahh I remember the old Glymm boxes... the quality was amazing.. I miss those I would still be subscribed if they had stayed on the track they were going. My first box was similar to yours and I loved it!

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    1. It was such a magical first box! I miss the old ones so much...

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  11. Gosh, I definitely miss the old Glymm boxes! They introduced me to some great products! And I miss those Jelly Bellies!!! x

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    1. Didn't that picture just take you down memory lane? I miss the Jelly Bellies too!

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