Saturday, August 11, 2012

Glymm Box June 2012 Review


Delivery packaging:
Glymm Box June 2012 has arrived and it's delivered in the new standard white cardboard box that is sealed with a black sticker with Glymm all over in a yellow gold colour. It's still delivered by Canada Post and while it's not the first out of all the beauty boxes to arrive, it's quite consistent in its delivery time.


Items inside the box:
  1. Glymm pouch - top zip, royal blue nylon pouch with brown Glymm label on the outside and black on the inside
  2. Glymm Goes Digital card - explains that Glymm's going green and product information is available online at myproducts.glymm.com
  3. Vitamin & Sea - Perfect Skin Solution (full size 45ml / 1.5 oz. retail: $68.00) - unspecified amount "approx.  size of perfume sample vial, normally 1.2ml / 0.04 fl oz." SAMPLE
  4. La Fresh - Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover (full size 18 individual packets retail: $9.99) - 2 x individual packets SAMPLE 
  5. Belvada - Duo Lipstick 2-in-1 refillable lipstick and balm (full size 2 x 3.4g / 0.12 oz. retail: $20.00) - *FULL SIZE* 
  6. Salvador Dali - It is Dream (full size 50ml / 1.7 fl. oz. retail: $54.50) - unspecified amount "approx.  size of perfume sample vial, normally 1.2ml / 0.04 fl oz." SAMPLE
  7. Clark's Botanicals - Smoothing Marine Cream (full size 50ml / 1.7 oz. retail: $115.00) - unspecified amount "approx. size of a lip balm, normally 6ml / 0.2 fl. oz." SAMPLE

Glymm pouch

Glymm Goes Digital card


Vitamin & Sea Perfect Skin Solution


La Fresh Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover (scent = Fresh Tuscan Orange)

Belvada Duo Lipstick 2-in-1 refillable lipstick and balm (colour name = Balm / Elegant Maroon)




Salvador Dali It is Dream

Clark's Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream


What I Thought:
I really do love this particular colour of blue that Glymm had used for their Glymm pouch bag this month but than I've always like this shade of blue. I like that Glymm changes the colour of the bags each month although I do wonder how Glymm decides what colour the pouch should be each month. Although the bags are cute and usable, is it limiting the size and quantity of products that we receive? As well, I know that they are going green, but I find that I use the boxes that they use to provide more than I use these bags. There's only so much I can do with so many of the same size pouches and I already have a lot of makeup bags to begin with. Is it really more cost effective for them to produce the same bags in different colours each month compared to using the exact same boxes each month? 

I see that Glymm is going an extra step for green by not including the Glymm card product list any longer. Instead, they've included a card letting subscribers know that to find product list and information to go online to find the information. Although I do applaud them for being green, I find that I actually like having the product card since it saves me the extra step of having to go online for it. As well, since I have been quite delayed in doing these posts, a negative aspect of having the product list being online is that they change it every month so if you were to delay in opening your Glymm box or not check the product list online in a timely fashion, you might miss out due to it being updated each month for the new products included for the next month's box. Luckily for me, I had opened this Glymm box and noticed that they were going digital so I made sure to get the information for each month that they came out, though if you really to miss it, I'm not sure how you'd go about getting the information other than contacting them perhaps.

While this June Glymm box does include one full size item, the rest of the products do seem to be on the smaller side in regards to the quantity of the samples included. The brands themselves aren't bad. I'm not too familiar with all of them really but they don't seem to be the drugstore variety. It's nice to try different brands. The 2 brands that I'm probably most excited to try is the La Fresh nail polish remover since anything that helps making it easier to remove nail polish, especially glitter polish, is definitely a plus for me. The second product is the Clark's Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream. It seems pretty interesting so we'll see how it works out. I really do like the concept of the Belvada Duo Lipstick. It seems pretty cool, though it's a bit on the larger side so I think it might take up quite a bit of space if you were to put it in a wristlet or clutch.

Rating: B


*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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