Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January Glymm

Hello again, my lovely readers! It’s been a while since I wrote, but I’m still trying to get into the pattern of this semester, so I hope you’ll all forgive me. Last Friday, I finally received my Glymm box! I was excited, because usually I don’t get my box until everyone else seems to have their reviews and unboxings already up, but this time I got mine first, however, I was then much too slow to get my blog post up before the others, and I’m once again quite late posting… But anyways, here’s my January Glymm Box:
IMAG2338I’m much too impatient to wait until after class to open my box, so I grabbed it on my way out the door, and opened it on the bus, which is why the first couple of pictures are in different lighting, and lower quality, since I didn’t have my camera with me.
As usual, this month’s box is all pink and girly, with the white wrapping and ribbon, and on top there are the product description card and the Try and Buy advertisement for the Glymm Beauty Boutique! Below is a picture of this month’s card, if you want to read it, as always, just click to view the image full size. I will also describe the items and give you their prices and values along with my pictures.
I was a little scared before I opened this month’s box up, because it felt a lot lighter than usual, but once it was opened up, it looked pretty good. It took me a little while, though, to realise what was missing. Can you figure it out?
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel:
Full size: $21.00 for 0.28oz
Sample Size: 0.085oz
Approx. Value: $6.38
I know that lots of Youtubers and bloggers were happy and excited to find this product in this month’s Glymm box, but personally, I’m not all that impressed.
Apparently, Anastasia is this brand from Beverly Hills that specializes in eyebrows, and they sell this brand in Sephora, though I’ve always overlooked that relatively small section of the store as uninteresting.
Anyways, there are a couple of reasons that I am not impressed with this particular product:
  1. I think that $21 is an insane amount of money to be spending on a product that you could easily find for much cheaper in a drugstore, since this particular brow gel doesn’t do anything that one from Maybelline or Cover Girl couldn’t do.
  2. My eyebrows are pretty tame and don’t try to go off and do their own thing when not glued down to my face. I really don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone’s brows doing anything that required them to be gelled down, but maybe I haven’t been looking hard enough?
At any rate, I’ll try to find another use for this product (perhaps it would be useful for freshening up mascara, instead of adding another coat?), but otherwise, I might just give it to my sister, as it isn’t really useful to me.
Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths:
Full size: $17.99 for 30 cloths
Sample size: 1 cloth
Approx. Value: $0.60
Although I do wish that Glymm had given us a couple of cloths, rather than just the one to try, I’m much happier about this product than the brow gel. I personally love facial cleansing cloths, since I often skip washing my face at night because I hate having to mess around with cleanser and water right before bed, and I am much more likely to take off my makeup if all I have to do is pull out a cloth, wipe my face, and be done with it.
These particular cloths are made from bamboo, are biodegradable (as it says on the front of the package, though I’m guessing the package itself will fill up landfills just like most packaging does), and are supposed to be soaked in vitamins and natural ingredients. They are also cruelty free, which is awesome. I haven’t tried this yet, but I’ve seen good reviews from other bloggers, and they are supposed to be great at getting rid of makeup.
Burt’s Bees Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion:
Full size: $12.99 for 170g
Sample size: .23oz each (or 13g total)
Approx. value: $0.99
I’m really glad we got two of these samples, since they are so small. I also like that this product isn’t super expensive. This lotion, which I used only as a hand lotion, since I don’t generally use body lotions, is very natural, and I was pleased to find that, while reading the ingredients list, I recognized almost every ingredient. Burt’s Bees is also cruelty free, and, if I deciphered the symbols correctly, the packaging on this product is made from recycled materials, and also recyclable. Although the scent isn’t really anything special, I do really like this as a hand lotion, as its very nourishing and soaks in really quickly without leaving my hands feeling greasy. I might even go out and purchase this product, though I do already have several hand lotions.
Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator:
Full size: $34.00 for 120ml
Sample size: 12g
Approx. value: $3.40
I haven’t tried this yet, but I am looking forward to trying it out, though I probably wouldn’t buy this product even if I do like it. First of all, I haven’t found Vasanti sold anywhere near where I live, even though it seems that its sold at all the Shopper’s Drug Marts in Eastern Canada. Unfortunately in this case, however, I live in Western Canada. Also, $34 seems like a lot to be spending on this sort of product, but that’s just my opinion, and also the opinion of my bank account. This product does smell pretty good, though, and it is a sort of cleanser, as well as an exfoliator, which is why it isn’t for daily use.
Cargo Eye Pencil in Black:
Full size: $16.00 for 2g
Sample size: Full Sized product.
Approx. value: $16.00
I like this liner pencil, even though its nothing interesting, just a simple black pencil. It stays pretty well, and isn’t too hard to put on, but not nearly as nice as my Urban Decay pencils. Still, it’s hard to complain about a free, full-sized black liner, even if it isn’t something I would purchase on my own.
And finally…
In this month’s box, unfortunately, there were no jelly beans!! I, along with everyone else, was really disappointed to find this out, and I really hope that they find a way to start including them again. I understand, though, why they’ve stopped. Apparently the little glass jars they were sending them in were breaking in the mail. But even so, I missed them, since, even though you didn’t know if you would like anything in the box, you knew there would be jelly beans.
Anyways, in this month’s box, there was a little card with a code for a Free RMD Lip Shine with any purchase. I thought this was awesome at first, because I hadn’t yet used by $10 off code from last month, and my plan was to use that and my 200 points to get a couple of Butter London polishes, and I thought I would be able to also add this to my order. However, what I didn’t think of would be that Glymm only allows one promo code per order. So, unfortunately, I didn’t bother using this. Still, its a good deal if you’re already planning to make an order.
So, that was this month’s box. From what I’ve seen, everyone got pretty much the same products, but if you got something different, tell me what it was. Also, I have a few more posts that I need to get through that should be up throughout this next week, so keep checking back. Thanks for reading!


  1. What a lovely box (I use that Burt's Bees lotion and I love it! :D) It really is a shame about the lack of jellybeans! :(

    1. I like it more every time I use it, its really nice!

  2. Based on my own opinion, you really doesn't seem to be happy at all receiving your January Glymm package. I know that you have your own opinion and I also have my own opinion. I think that those products are great and I would love to try them by myself.

    1. It's not a bad box, certainly, but there have been much better ones, and so this one let me down a little. Some of the products in this box are great.


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