Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October 2012 (and my final) Glymm Box

So I got my final glymm box this morning, after a mini-panic. I checked my email when I woke up, because I was lazy, and didn’t want to get up yet unless my box had arrived. The Canada Post site said that it had been, so I went to go get it from the mail box. But it wasn’t there. No one had brought it inside, and it wasn’t in the box, but why did Canada Post mark it delivered? It wasn’t until almost 3 hours later that it got to my house! But at least it didn’t get sent somewhere else.

Anyway, on to the box:


This month is breast cancer month, or something of the sort, hence the pink ribbon on the card there. I do hope that if they are donating money of ours to breast cancer research that they are doing it right. I also hope that they did donate some of the subscription money, otherwise, why bother theming the box/bag? This isn’t a holiday that you decorate for… (*rant over*) And the bag inside is of course:


Pink. Very pink. I like it. Also, in case you were wondering what is inside that little pink ribbon card:


Oh thank god. No more having to flip back and forth between the site and my box and Live Writer (I use Windows Live Writer for these posts, I don’t directly use Blogger… not that you probably care…). I’m glad Glymm listened to their customers about something. Oh, and there was one little extra in the bag:


A pink ribbon pin. That they kinda put together poorly. The ribbon is on the side you need to pin to whatever it’s going on. Luckily, the pin was very thin, and I just bent it open, wiggled the ribbon to the other side, pinched it closed, and popped it on my bag.

On to the interesting part!


Johnson & Johnson Baby Oil:


Full Size: $6.49 for 592 ml
Sample Size: 88 ml
Approx. Sample Value: $0.96

This was technically a bonus product this month, but it was the first thing I pulled out. This is supposed to, I guess, advertise the “Glymm MAMA” box that Glymm is adding soon. Whatever, as a non-mother I am very not interested. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with this; the card suggests using it as make-up remover, but I’m not sure I want to smother my face in baby oil. I might use small amounts as a cuticle oil, or for when my hands get super dry, as they are prone to do in the colder weather. (I took the size/price information above from Well.ca, which is basically an online drugstore, since Glymm didn’t provide any.)

Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercrème:



Full Size: $9 for 59 ml (Approx. uses: 5)
                         $32 for 237 ml (Approx. uses: 20)
                     or $58 for 473 ml (Approx. uses: 40)
Sample Size: Full “travel size” (59 ml)
Approx. Sample Value: $9.00

At first I was worried that, after the baby oil, then the name of this, that this was a mom box, but it’s just the name. I think, after looking at the product description on the Glymm site, that this is a softer-scented version of another Miss Jessie product. This is surprising, since the buttercream cupcake smell of this product is pretty strong. I love it, but I can imagine lots of people would be disgusted by something this sweet and sugary smelling.

I used the tiny bit of this from the top of the seal on the jar on the ends of my hair when I opened the bag, and not only did it smell really good and make my hair pretty soft, it also hardcore intensified the curls in my ponytail! I look forward to using this product again.

Cyberderm Every Morning Sun Whip:


Full Size: $38.00 for 50 ml (Approx. uses: 33)
Sample Size: ~3 ml
Approx. Sample Value: $2.28

I’m glad Glymm didn’t send us doubles of both Cyberderm products from last month. Also, since the brand is apparently the “sunscreen company” or something, I’m glad we actually get to try out one of their sunscreens. I’m a little sad they didn’t send this for the spring or summer months, though, when I spend way more time outside, and when my skin might actually require a sunscreen. It’s also really expensive, so I’m very unlikely ever to purchase this. I’ll definitely give it a try though, since it’s meant to have a matte finish.

Cyberderm H2O Hydration:


Full Size: $60.00 for 50 ml (Approx. uses: 166)
Sample Size: ~3 ml
Approx. Sample Value: $3.60

Let me just start off by mentioning that I’m not impressed to be receiving a repeat of this product. It was only a couple months ago that we received this and another Cyberderm product packaged in syringes. Different packages don’t make this a new product. I don’t have much else to say about this one, because I still have most of the first one because I didn’t like it. I didn’t feel like it did much for my skin and I didn’t like the scent at all. I might eventually use this up, or else pass it on. *Shrugs.*

Lash Card:



Full Size: $6.99 for 10 (Approx. uses: 20)
Sample Size: 2 cards
Approx. Sample Value: $1.40

Okay, what? Is this necessary? No… its a piece of cardboard. Do people really get that much mascara on their eyelids? I don’t… I also don’t think you need more than 2 if you do use them… surely you can use each one multiple times! Also, Michelle Phan had a video maybe a couple weeks ago about makeup hacks using business cards, and this was basically one of them, using the card as a shield to put on a lot of mascara. I think that would be just as effective, cheaper, and less wasteful, but maybe that’s just me. I’ll use these to try them out, but I honestly think it would only make putting on mascara difficult, which it really never should be…

Femme Couture Lightening Lash Mascara:




Full Size: $14.00 for 0.4 oz..
Sample Size: full size
Approx. Sample Value: $14.00

While I was sceptical about this mascara when I first pulled out the wand, because of the tiny, hard little spikes instead of the usual bristles, I am actually pleasantly surprised with this mascara. It goes on super easy and really lengthens my lashes without clumping. The hard bristles seem to be pretty good for separating, as well.

However, this mascara doesn’t seem to be waterproof, and while I haven’t had a chance (fortunately) to test its non-waterproofness, I am very unlikely to ever repurchase this unless they also have a waterproof formula. I hate the unpredictability of water-soluble makeup; I’d rather fight with it and my makeup remover to take it off, than have it come off easy whether I want it to or not!

And, in case you want to take a look yourself, here is this month’s product card:





Approximate Total Value: $31.24

Overall, I think this was a relatively good month. The total value was much higher than the total price of the bag itself, and there were two full-sized products, one of which was even makeup that ISN’T a lip product! While I’m glad that I’ll be saving the money that went to this subscription every month, and though I’m sad that I’ll have one less thing to look forward to in my mail box, I am glad that I had a good final month. I am disappointed, though, about getting a repeat on the Cyberderm moisturizer, and about getting a sunscreen for fall. I also technically don’t count the lash cards as a beauty product, since you could do the same thing with a business card, as proven by Michelle Phan a few videos ago. Still contented though.

And, in case you’re interested in signing up for Glymm, please consider signing up through my link below:


I won’t be receiving boxes anymore, but I still get points from referrals that I can use towards the Glymm store, so I’d be grateful for the points if you’re going to get a subscription anyways =)

Let me know if you got a box this month, if everything was the same, and what you thought of the products! Thanks for reading!


  1. My last box was supposed to be September, but of course they sent me Octobers. Hopefully this is actually my last one! I am so disappointed in Glymm now. :( I have been subscribed since the beginning, back then the boxes were awesome, and customer service was amazing!, they would get back to me in minutes. Now I have to send multiple emails before getting an answer and they still make mistakes (like sending, and charging me for another box). It's really too bad!

  2. I signed up for Glymm in May of last year and found the same type of experience, the boxes were so great at the beginning and find them to be lackluster now, I cancelled my subscription, I ended up shopping on flash sites to get my beauty products, Enviius.com and Beyndtherack.com


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