|The shipping box|
|The Glymm box inside|
|How it's boxed up inside|
|The product card (sorry it's blurry)|
|What it looks like upon removing the product card|
The colour I received is He Loves Me, a very light and sheer cream shimmer shadow.
Next is Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm.
|The package (cardboard)|
|The colour (Tiger Lily)|
Again with the 'natural ingredients'. Apparenly, that doesn't really mean anything significant in the beauty world- as what consitutes 'natural'? In any case, this is a pretty nice lip balm. I seemed to be one of the only bloggers I found who like the burt's bees lotion samples from last month, and I like this balm, as it's very moisturizing, but I'm not sure about the colour - it's a bit too red-orange for me. But it's light so it's not a bit deal. Also, what's up with the cardboard tube it came in? Why is the tube needed? In terms of size we received a full size sample in this box ($7.99).
Next is the highlight of the box (according to Glymm) - the Glamglow sample.
So here's the deal. Glymm gave us a 7 ml sample in our boxes, the retail price for this is $78 for 50 ml. Other bloggers have commented that there is enough in this sample for about two masks if you apply a thinner layer. Glymm also gave us a code to get the full size for only $50 instead of $78 - not a bad savings. In general though, this product is way overpriced. I don't know if Volcanic rock has the same qualities as the mud, but Volcanic mud is actually really good for you - detoxifies your skin and makes it baby-smooth. Glamglow is probably a good product, no doubt. But when my husband and I were in St. Lucia, we went to the volcano and took a mudbath - same kind of stuff there, and came out with amazing skin. And it was free (ok maybe there was a nominal fee to use the baths, I can't remember) and they were shoveling the mud into giant buckets. You could even choose between black or white mud.
|At the volcano|
The last product in this month's box is Mai Couture's 2-1 Oil Blotting Bronzing Papier.
|The papers attached to the card|
I am not so sure about this product. The full size cost is $24 for 100 sheets, and like others were mentioning on blogs and facebook, we only received 2 sheets. Glymm said that can be used four times, but I feel like we should have received about 5 or 6 to properly test it. Having said that, I'm not a huge fan of shimmy face powders. They make you have a shiny forehead, nose and chin and it settles into fine lines. So I will try it but it will take a lot to make me convert from regular blotting papers that I occasionally use.
Overall the February box was ok. What I've noticed in the three months that I've received Glymm is that I generally like the products, but we tend to get full sizes of the cheaper, less 'luxe' brands. The more expensive brands we mainly get much smaller sizes with the incentive to buy the full size. That's fine as many people sign up for the boxes to try new things and find favorites, but I want to make a more luxe brand a favorite before I'd buy the full size - thus pack larger sample sizes.
So this month I think out of my box subscriptions Luxe Box was my personal favorite, followed by Glossybox and then Glymm - for the main reason that the other boxes gave us larger, more deluxe samples of a variety of products. I am not counting my Julep box in the running as it was my intro box and going forward I get to see what will be in it and change it if I don't like it - which is different than how the others operate.
Did you get a Glymm box this month? What did you think?
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