Sunday, January 22, 2012

Glymm Box January 2012 Review

Delivery packaging:
Yay! The first Glymm box for the 2012 new year has arrived! Nothing changed for the packaging. Still the same cute pink rectangular cardboard box as last year. Delivery is still done by CanadaPost with tracking and the "fragile" sticker keeps it extra secure. I found that shipping was quicker than expected this time around since last month (December 2011) it was last to arrive at the end of the month whereas this time it came in second place, coming only a day or two after Topbox.

Packaging itself:
As with the packaging box, the box inside is still the same glossy pink rectangular box with Glymm on the top lid that we have all come to know and expect. Still loving the girly vibe!

Items inside the box:
  1. Glymm advertisement card: Invites you to visit their website for products
  2. Glymm card: One side has a Happy New Years greeting, while the other side gives a description of all products included in the box
  3. Glymm Happy New Years promotion card: Free lip shine promo code for their website with purchase from January 15, 2012 - January 31, 2012
  4. Kala Naturals - Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths (full size 30 cloths retail: $$17.99) - 1 cloth SAMPLE
  5. Cargo Cosmetics - Eye Pencil (full size 2g retail: $16.00) - *FULL SIZE*
  6. Anastasia Beverly Hills - Clear Brow Gel (full size 0.28 oz. retail: $21.00) - 2.5ml / 0.085 fl. oz. SAMPLE
  7. Vasanti Cosmetics - BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator (full size 120ml retail: $34.00) - 12g SAMPLE
  8. Burt's Bees - Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion (full size 170g retail: $12.99) - 2 x 7ml / 0.25 oz. SAMPLE

Glymm advertisement card

Glymm description card

Glymm Happy New Years promotion card

Kala Naturals - Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloth

Cargo Cosmetics - Eye Pencil (colour name = Black)

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Clear Brow Gel

Vasanti Cosmetics - BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

Burt's Bees - Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion

Ending box packaging:
The packaging is still the same as previous with white crinkled paper strips, white tissue paper and white ribbon with pink Glymm name on it. Seems like Glymm's packaging inside and out is here to stay! =)

Overall thoughts:
I like how Glymm includes promotional cards in their boxes. Even if you don't use it, it's nice to have the option and motivates you to get products from Glymm instead of elsewhere. For example, I kept eyeing the Butter London nail polish holiday set on the website. I know that it is sold in stores as well as other online sites. This promotion made me finally bite the bullet and order it even though i really do not need any more nail polishes. Only thing i was a little disappointed in was that i couldn't combine this free lip shine promo with last month's $10 off promo. Oh well, the lip shine was better value anyways so i'm glad i waited it out. (Update: You can view my purchase and review at this link). The products included in this month's box was pretty good. It focuses on different beauty issues compared to last month, ie. last month was lips & lotions whereas this month was more about the eyes. As well, I like that the full size was an eye liner. Even though everyone probably has a black eye liner already, the fact that it's a common and useable colour makes it practical. What is totally unexpected and saddens me quite a bit is the loss of Glymm's Sweet jar filled with Jelly Belly jelly beans! SO sad! I really liked that extra special touch that made Glymm unique. Maybe it also has a little bit to do with the fact that they are super yummy. Hopefully, it was just a January thing and not a we're cutting it out of the boxes forever kinda thing. Jelly beans i miss you!

Rating: A-

*I am not affiliated with these companies in any way. I am just a major beauty enthusiast. All photos are provided courtesy of Connor.

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