August 13, 2012

Glymm Box/Bag August 2012


Glymm has arrived! And I think I may have gotten it early because they don't have their product info up yet for the items, so I'll probably have to come back and update things. For now, I'll try navigating their website/Facebook for info.


I was expecting another color variation of the past 3 months' bags, maybe green...or purple! But nope, I was surprised with this interesting black, shiny, embossed makeup bag. Here's what was inside:





ATELIER ORANGE // Vanille Insensée Cologne
I was excited to see this because I loved their Orange-scented perfume I got from them a few months ago. I was especially eager to try it since vanilla is mentioned in the name. To my disappointment, it wasn't a pleasant smell on my part. I definitely didn't realize that it was cologne. However though, as far as colognes go, this one is actually decent and not so strong and musky. A lot of colognes make my nose hurt and eyes water; this one does not. I of course won't be wearing it, but the postcard makes up for it. Full size of 200mL runs for $190 CAD (yikes!)



NAKED PRINCESS // Naked Shine Luscious Lip Gloss in Barely Blush
This is the cutest little sample I have ever seen as far as lip gloss goes! Such a tiny sample. I'm glad they picked a nice shade for me as I prefer light pink glosses. With this gloss, it stimulates collagen, is a non-tacky formula with a gentle lip plumper. I didn't bother photographing a swatch as I didn't really notice any plumping going on with the lips after I left it on for a few minutes (and even now as I'm writing this). Full size retails for $26 CAD.


VITAMINE & SEA // Mineral Clay Mask
I am actually excited to try this out! I've never tried a clay mask before, but have heard many good things about them. This particular product is an ultra rich source of minerals that will eliminate toxins, promote circulation, cleanse and strengthen tissue. It also reduces damage from free radicals and balances your skin’s moisture, giving it a soft, tight, radiant and youthful glow. And an added bonus: it's for all skin types! Full size jar retails for $62 CAD.


THE LAUNDRESS // Delicate Wash Lady Detergent
This is definitely interesting! I wouldn't call it a beauty product however, but it does make your delicates beautiful! It cleans effectively yet remains gentle on specialty fabrics. Contains enzymes to remove perspiration, body oils and stains. Scented in Lady, a rich amber with crisp citrus complemented by a balance of green herbal notes. Effective in all water temperatures and systems. Dermatologist recommended. A full size bottle of 500mL retails for $16 CAD.


MAI COUTURE // Blush Papier in Venice Beach
I hate blush. I think it's the dumbest piece of makeup ever, along with bronzer. I do like the idea of it being in paper form however. I probably won't try this product, especially since it's the darkest shade that they offer. Looking at Glymm's website, I wish they would have given me the blotting papers or the ones that control blemishes or even the foundation one! A full size pack of 50 sheets retails for $19 CAD.


BENTABERRY // G-1 moisturizing Face cream for boys and girls
Hooray for face creams! This one makes skin mattified, soothed and balanced while reducing and diminishing redness and blemishes. I can deal with that! Excited to try this out. I especially LOVE its packaging, along with the rest of the line from Bentaberry. Regular size of 30mL retails for $22 CAD


Overall, I wasn't too impressed with this month's bag. There weren't any full sized products and the samples seem small. I will however continue with Glymm because I love their efforts to get out these indie/small name companies out there for me to try. I also liked that they included samples from companies that I have tried out in the past, so that I wont only know their names from the one product I sampled.

If you are interested in purchasing your own Glymm subscription, you may do so for $12 a month, by clicking here. Canadian residents only.

19 comments:

  1. I just received mine today and I completely agree with everything you've said above. This was my first box and I have to say, I'm not that impressed. I thought "luxury samples" were slightly bigger than the ones you can get in a department store. Hopefully future boxes are better!

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    1. I feel so terrible for all the people who have signed up recently! This bag especially isn't really that great for 1st time buyers. I really do hope they up their game because they do carry some pretty decent brands.

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  2. Very dissapointed,I did not get the Delicate Wash Lady Detergent instead of that I got Nume hydro punch for the second time.
    Those samples are not deluxe at all.I wanted to cancel my subscription and it was not easy at all.

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    1. Are you serious?? I hated that stuff! Smelled so bad. Yes, I'd have to agree that they're not very deluxe at all. Really hoping they'll up their game because they DO carry some decent good brands.

      I've heard a lot of people who wanted to stop Glymm have a lot of trouble with them :(

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  3. I signed up for a 1-year subscription in April, and I have major buyer's remorse after this bag. How are you supposed to know if a product is right for you after one or two uses? I also got the darkest of the blush sheets, so there's one right of the bat that I'll never even use. Super disappointed in this bag.

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    1. Very good point! I mean, I try to make as many uses as I possibly can with these samples, but sometimes you just can't! I hope they do better as the year progresses, because 1 year is a very long time x_x

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  4. I agree, no full size samples. I am now considering unsubscribing.

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    1. I'm going to hang in there for a little bit longer in hopes they'll improve, but yes, I am very close to unsubscribing as well.

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  5. i got a full sized hand ceam in mine this month. also got a hair conditioner.

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    1. really?? you're so lucky then! Looks like not a lot of people lucked out :(

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    2. Yep, same! I got a full size hand cream... The brand is "Principessa beauty" (for those of you wondering).
      Other products include:
      - Mai couture foundation sheets
      - naked princess luscious lip gloss in "barely nude"
      - vitamine & sea clay mask
      - atelier cologne in "Trefle Pur"
      - creme hydratante regulatrice G-1

      @sam: what brand od hair conditioner did you get?

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    3. Wow, sounds like you got a pretty decent box/bag! What does the atelier cologne smells like?

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  6. I just got my bag today and i'm pretty please with it. I got the following:

    Bentaberry face moisturizer - 3 ml
    V&S Clay Mask
    Naked Princess in Barely Blush - 0.008 oz
    Mai Couture foundation sheets - 2 sheets
    Coccolily Nail Polish in Provocative(very pretty pink color) - 15 ml(I think it's full size!)

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    1. lucky! I would have loved to have received a full sized nail polish D:

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  7. Hey there! I just did a review of my august bag, feel free to visit my blog to take a look! :D At least the cosmetic "bag" this month was very pretty! I personally like it better than the old ones :)

    I'd love if you would like to follow my blog! I will do the same back :)

    Best,
    Jenny

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    1. Wow, you have every right to love it. You got some pretty good samples this month, definitely jealous ;)

      I am now following you ^^

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  8. I feel like I got the end sample packs of Glymm boxs packaging line! I would have love the nail polish or hand cream instead. I think we all need to fix up our portfolio on the description on we want for our samples instead of anything! I will be calling them about this month disappointing samples. Havent recieve full sizes product last month either! I will cancel october if this what I get for september!

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  9. Hey hun! I got pretty much the same things except the perfume I got a nail polish :) Great blog by the way! Just found it and I am loving it .. would love if you came by my blog sometime .. if you have a chance!
    Steps To Perfection...With Romanianbutterfly206

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  10. I've had it for a year now and it's been getting worse and worse.... although, I was very lucky with mine http://guiltlust.blogspot.ca/2012/08/glymm-bag-august-2012-exciting-new.html

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