After finding out about MyGlam and hearing all the hype about the first couple bags, I thought I would give it a try. I signed up in January, so I would be receiving my first bag sometime in the middle of February. MyGlam claims to send out everyone's bags on the 10th of each month. After the shipping problems MyGlam went through in January, I didn't have high hopes for receiving my bag in a timely manor. I received an email from their shipping team about a week and a half ago stating that the bags would be mailed around the 9th this month, and people on the East Coast (me!) should get their bags first. I was expecting to get a confirmation number yesterday, but I didn't so I was really upset about it. But today, I went to my mailbox and had a bright pink, bubbled envelope waiting for me. I was pleasantly surprised, but I'm still a little upset because I didn't get a confirmation number like promised.
MyGlam does take pride in the aesthetics of their appearance. The mailing envelope is a pretty, hot pink!As I was walking back to my apartment, I noticed that the bag was extremely light; there didn't seem to be much in it at all. Unfortunately, I was right. The products that came in this month's bag were severely lacking in quality compared to past months. I was really disappointed and I honestly do not know if I will be keeping up with my subscription for much longer.
Since I just got the products I can't do a full review on them just yet. But, I will be telling you what was in my bag and what my initial reaction was to each product.
This is a new product from NYX. It is supposedly an intensely rich, shimmering powder that can be applied to the eyes, face and body. I am probably most excited for this product. I love NYX Cosmetics. I was hoping to get another color, because Onyx is a greyish black color. Other than my eyes, I don't exactly know where I would use it. I think I am going to have to play around with it for a bit. I will probably do a full review on the product once I get to know it better.
I will be honest, I have NO use for this product. I have extremely dry skin, so I will not get any use out of it. The X Out Shine Control is an oil-free moisturizer, that when applied lightly, is supposed to give you a mattifying complexion. I plan on giving this to my sister. After she uses this for a while, I will let you all know how it worked for her and if she ends up liking it.
I am a fan of Freeman Facial Masks, BUT, if I wanted one I could drive to Wal-Mart and buy one for a buck change. So to get it inside MyGlam bag, was a little disappointing. Isn't the purpose of this to be introduced to new and exciting products? While I do like Freeman's, it is far from new or exciting. This is just a typical face mask, so I am not expecting anything magical to happen from using it.
This was a joke too! Do you see how teeny these samples are!? My Glam claims to give you 'Four to five deluxe-sized samples or full sized products each month'. Well, if this is a deluxe-sized sample, I am afraid to see what the full-sized product looks like. I doubt I will even have enough to cover my face for one use.
This literally pissed me off! This is NOT a sample, it is CARDBOARD! Basically, I have to put out, AT LEAST, an extra $40 to actually get something out of this (Their cheapest product is $125 and shipping is between $15-$20.). I do not know too much about NuMe products, but I plan to do some research. If it turns out that the products are worth it, I may order a new flat iron. The one upside to this 'gift card' is that it's good until August 2012 and the code on the card seems to be reusable.
Overall, the bag that the samples came in is extremely cute, but not worth my money. The only product I would have actually purchased out of this months bag would have been the NYX Roll-On Shimmer. I could have gotten that for about $5 and saved myself money. I will probably give this subscription one more month, but if I do not get more actual makeup items, I will happily cancel my subscription and take my business elsewhere.
Please, let me know what you thought about this months Glam Bag. Were you happy with the products inside?! What was your favorite!? Will you cancel your subscription based on this months samples?
Stay forever beautiful!
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