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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Glymm Box: January 2012 and Product Reviews

I'm back with another post on Glymm Box! I know I was a pretty bad blogger for a few months near the end of 2011 which is why I didn't post any glymm/luxe boxes. So I'm starting fresh with my first Glymm box of the year =D. Enjoy! ^^

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This month I got 5 samples (4 different types), 1 full size and a promo code for you guys!!
Not bad Not bad =].
BUT no more jelly belly =[ Oh well =P

Lets start with the first item I got in my glymm box:
PROMO CODE for a FREE full-size RMS Lip Shine in Bloom($25 worth) with any purchase on www.glymm.com:
Enter "HAPPY2012"
Ends January 31st
I've been wanting to try some RMS products so I will definitely take advantage of this opportunity!

Next is a one-time use Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloth from KAIA NATURALS
Full-size: 30 cloths for $17.99
Received 1 cloth (sample value of $0.60)
Kaia Naturals: "ONE CLOTH…..three different products: cleanser, toner and makeup remover. with wholesome ingredients, this all-in-one cloth melts away dirt and purges your pores, leaving the skin feeling squeaky clean. juicy bamboo facial cleansing cloths are made with 99% natural ingredients, including organic honey that makes your skin feel soft, instead of stripped and tight… did we mention they even remove waterproof mascara? yup, they take off everything, and we mean e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.

With one unbleached bamboo cloth you will find:

• 8 pure essential oils…real essential oils, not faux fragrance

• a special blend of citrus oils, spearmint and tangerine...that help keep the skin fresh and balanced

• sunflower oil… helps lift impurities leaving your skin fresh and clean

• certified organic honey… to keep skin hydrated

• oat amino acids… to deep cleanse and get rid of the dirty day"

- Love how natural and free of toxins there are in this cleansing cloth (free of alcohols/synthetic fragrance/parabens/sulfates =]).
- Soft texture, it did not hurt my eye/skin even when i was rubbing hard (but never rub ur face it will lead to premature aging! I was just being naughty =P)

- It had a light almond and citrus scent
- Cleansed my base makeup and eyeshadow well but I needed a second cloth to completely remove my Motives Mineral Gel Liner eyeliner and my L'Oreal Carbon Black mascara. However, I was surprised that it actually removed waterproof makeup (BETTER than MAC's wipes =O, mac's won't remove any waterproof -_-).
- Left skin feeling fresh and soft (not oily like MAC wipes) but I still need to wash my face with a cleanser
- Overall, I like this product to use on the go when I can't use liquid water remover. The price is reasonable for its quality and I do recommend this if you are environmentally friendly and want a product with minimal to no chemicals/toxins.

Next thing I got was the Burt's Bees Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion
Full-size: 170ml for $12.99
Received 14g combined (sample value of $1.07)
Burt's Bees: "New and improved body lotion is clinically proven to restore moisture and replenish dry skin. Canada's favourite natural beauty brand uses nature's best resources such as milk and honey to soothe, soften, and hydrate dry skin, without making it feel greasy. The coconut and vitamin E deliver beneficial nutrients to the skin"


- Ultra light texture, absorbs quickly, non-sticky, leaves your skin looking healthy and shiny
- BUT I HATE the scent! It smells like plastic and cardboard box mixed together, maybe it's from the cardboard/paper packaging that this sample came in? They smell lingers around for a long time too =[

I'm not thrilled with the next product because I have already received a smaller sample from Sephora
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Full-size: 0.28 oz for $21.00
Received 0.085 oz (sample value of $6.38)
Anastasia Beverly Hills: Clear Brow Gel "This brow gel sets your perfect brow look and keeps brows in place all day. This best-selling formula tames unruly brows without leaving them stiff, flaky or sticky"

- Works well taming my flying brows but you still need to trim your brows for a better result
- Non-sticky/stiff/flaky
- Feels extremely wet when first applied on
- Strong chemical scent but it fades out
- Would recommend this if you don't mind the price tag attached to this but I'm good without it probably not buying another one after I finish these sample

 Vasanti Cosmetics: BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
Full-size: 120ml for $34.00
Received 12ml (sample value of $3.40)
Vasanti Cosmetics: BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator: "Triple Action Formula has powerful papaya enzymes & microderm exfoliating crystals to help smooth  your skin's surface to uncover a bright, youthful grow. Aloe-enriched cleansing gel keeps your skin hydrated & refreshed"
Haven't tried this yet but I can tell you that it is a milky colour with tiny crystals/beads that I can barely notice which is why I think this will be a very gentle exfoliant =]. It also have a very clean and pleasant scent =D

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Pencil in black
Full-size: 2g for $16.00
Received full-size (sample value of $16.00)

Cargo Eye Pencil: "This pencil offers a cutting edge formulation and incredibly high pigment pencil that delivers colour combined with a smudge-resistant formula for immediate and long wearing results. Rich, deep colour that glides on easily with just one application and minimal skipping"
- Soft and creamy
- Pigmented only if you go over with it a few times and not with a soft hand
- NOT smudge-proof at all!! Easily wiped off most of the pigment with a tissue (CLICK picture to enlarge the details)
- Do not recommend this if you want a waterproof/non-smudgy liner. However, you can make this product work by using a primer and setting it with a black eyeshadow.

Total value of this month's Glymm Box without coupon: $27.45
Total value of this month's Glymm Box with coupon: $52.45

Hope you all are having a wonderful January!!, How's your new year resolution going? I already failed with one of mine =[. I still haven't been working out as much as I would like to and that's not good!! Anyways, school is getting busier and I feel like I'm falling behind already!!YIKES!!



wickeRmoss said...

so cool! they got CARGO! missed you hun xox

Meredith Jessica said...

I just got a ton of samples from Anastasia and I LOVE their stuff! They make incredible brow products!

Donna ♥ Baby said...

wow this box is awesome this month! love all the stuff yo ugot!

mizzsandychau said...

awesome products! i can't wait to finallt move and get settled in so i can join all this awesomeness again!

Mara said...

I love the Burts Bee's lotion. I think it may be the cardboard packaging it came in. It usually smells really good.

Guilt / Lust said...

Yay! Got mine today...

Everything the same except the eyeliner is in brown.


*MoNtseR GiRl* said...

Lol the Burt's bees does smell awful!!
I was excited for the cargo liner, just put it on a few minutes ago hopefully it stays put.
The vasanti was my fav! It's so nice:)

ThisIsAlx said...

You are right Mara, I went to the store to smell the burts bee lotion and it smells amazing!.. The packaging of the sample completely ruined it =[


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