Saturday, March 3, 2012

February Glymm Box

 What???  February Glymm Box review in March????  Wait, there's a story to tell...It all started with a little email stating that this months' box was going to be a little late....but mine almost didn't even arrive!  On the 17th, I had seen on FB that they had all shipped - yet I didn't receive a tracking number.  I finally emailed them on the 21st asking for the tracking number.  I received their standard reply of "we'll get back to you". Finally, on the 24th, I called to inquire.  The result: they suspended my account because I had asked how to go about changing some information.  Even though I had just inquired about how to go about it, they still suspended my account in anticipation of my possible call.  Needless to say, things were fixed and my February box was shipped out that afternoon.  I'm hoping that everything works out for March.  I don't want to have to keep tabs on them.  It was bad enough I had to chase after my January Glymm points.  Even then, none told me about the suspended account.  Overall, their phone customer service wasn't too bad.  Very nice, very accommodating but their email customer service was horrendous. Okay, enough of about that drama, now on to the box!
SULA - Natural Shadow - full size $8.00 (0.15oz)
Some people got the creme shadow but mine is a regular powder shadow.  It's a light (almost baby) pink shadow called "Written in the Stars".  I have a swatch of it at the end of this post.  It's VERY loose.  When I went to swatch this, a bunch of powder landed on my pants, but not a lot on my finger.  The swatch took about four applications of the shadow to get that kind of result.  I'm guessing that this is going to be a sheer colour.  I received the full size product.

BURT'S BEES - TINTED LIP BALM - full size $7.99 (4.25g)
I really like Burt's Bees and actually have purchased this tinted lip balm before.  Though not in this colour.  It's a little darker and not very pigmented, but that's what I like, so I'm okay with that.  I thought that the packaging was a little too much, but that's just a personal preference thing.  I received a full size product.  The colour I received is called "Hibiscus".  It's an orangey pink. For a swatch, please see below.  
Left to Right : Sula Natural Shadow and Burt's Bees Tinted
Lip Balm
GLAMGLOW - Tingling and Exfoliating Mud Mask - full size $78.00 (50ml)
It tingles, tightens and lightens in 15 minutes, so you're always left with fresh and radiant skin.  It contains volcanic rock, French Sea Clay and real pieces of Green Tea leaf.  I'm excited to try this mask.  I do find this mask a little on the expensive side, but I'll have to test it out and see how good it truly is.  The sample that I got will probably last me about two or three masks (depending on how full the sample is).  My sample was worth $10.92 (7ml).
MAI COUTURE - 2 - 1 Oil Blotting and Bronzing Papier - $24.00 for 100 sheets
I've been wanting to try this product too, but in hindsight, I think that it was wishful dreaming.  I have combination/oily skin, so I don't know how I feel about blotting bronzer in all the areas that I'm oily, as it may bring attention to certain areas that I don't want to bring.  We received two sheets, which I'm not sure is enough for me to judge as to whether or not I would want to repurchase this product.  My sample was worth $0.48 for the two sheets.

Overall, I was quite happy with this box because we received two full sized items! 3.75/5 stars for this month.  I had to downgrade from a 4 because of the troubles that I had to deal with in the beginning to even get my box.

My box total is approximately $27.39.  One of the cheaper boxes that I've received, but still pretty good.


  1. Definitely one of the lower value boxes for sure and I wasn't too thrilled with eyeshadow either...
    Glad you finally got your box though! It sounds like you had to work for it!

    1. I'm glad I finally received my box too! The phone customer service person was super nice and very accommodating, so she definitely walked me back from the edge of cancelling.