Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May Birchbox!

Hey guys!! If you read my last blog post you already know that I decided to cancel my Glam Bad membership and go back to Birchbox. I can honestly say that the Birchbox that I got this month blew my last two Glam Bags out of the water! It really stinks that Glam Bag is making so many mistakes and sending out bags that are not worth $10! I feel that it could be a great company if they paid more attention to the product quality they put in their bags...Anyway, enough about that, let's talk Birchbox! I was subscribed to this company a while ago and cancelled for no reason other than saving the $10 a month to go towards other things. While with any subscription service it can be hit or miss from month to month, I think Birchbox's box's are worth the $10 value every month. I got a full size Stila liquid liner that retails for $22! That alone paid for my box double! If your looking into subscription service I recommend giving Birchbox a try! $10/month and shipping is free!

This BirchBox was GossipGirl themed so it came in a special sleeve and yellow tissue paper! On a regular basis it looks like the bottom picture with pink paper.

These cards come with every box and it just explains the theme. The back tells you what products are in your box and what a full size of that product would cost. There are also different boxes that go out each month, the box you get depends on how you fill out your survey when you join the site! Mine is called, "Downtown Book Party". I believe there were like 3 other boxes this month.

Color Club nail polish in Disco Nap
As described on card: Just in time for summer, this metallic gold polish looks glam day and night.
Full Size Cost: $8

Dr. Jart + Waterfuse BB Cream
As described on card: Think of this four-in-one moisturizer, serum, sunscreen, and skin - perfecting tint as the (extremely stylish) Swiss Army Knife of your beauty lineup. ( I did try this sample already and there really wasn't enough product to fully tell what its like.)
Full Size Cost: $32

Kerastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide
As described on card: Smooth this lightweight, fragrant serum through dry ends to add gorgeous shine.
Full Size Cost: $42

Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Curacao
 As described on card: Pearly shimmer meets intense pigment in this lasting liner. Better yet, the pen-like wand makes wiggle-free application a breeze. (middle pic is w/o flash, bottom is with flash)
Full Size Cost: $22 (Full size product is what came in box)


Kerastase Cristalliste Bain Cristal and Cristalliste Lait Cristal

Shampoo: This shampoo removes oil from roots while leaving ends healthy and soft.
Full Size Cost: $36

Conditioner: Thanks to hydrating aloe, this rich conditioner seals in shine and moisture.
Full Size Cost: $39

 Text messages are no match for handwritten notes on fun, modern stationery.
Full Size Cost: set of 12, $10

This was it for this months BirchBox! So as you can see the quality is great and getting a full size product that more than pays for the box is pretty cool! That being said every box might not be as impressive, but it also depends on your taste in products.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

April Glam Bag!

I did it! I cancelled! While the April bag was (somewhat) better than the March bag (of course you couldn't go anywhere but up from it) I decided that my ten bucks would be better spent elsewhere. It always scares me to cancel these things just out of fear that the next bag will be amazing but I (and a ton of others) are just fed up! The very first Glam Bag was amazing but the quality got worse every month, I don't like spending money on inconsistency so I decided to give Birchbox another chance. I would advice anyone to skip My Glam and look into other great monthly subscriptions! So for the last time, here is what I got in the April My Glam bag!

Urban Decay 24-7 pencil

 This was the best thing by far in the bag and the color is great! That being said, it doesn't make up for the rest of the bag!
These are probably the worst false lashes I have EVER seen! They are plastic and the band tat holds the lashes is a piece of string! No good! They remind me of those horrible fake lashes from Halloween stores.

So bad!!

More brushes! These brushes are not bad quality and I think it is a good idea to include brushes for those who don't have a lot. At the same time I don't think they should be in every bag taking the place of possibly a better product. It would be a good addition to every few bags but not everyone.

This is an okay product. It's very thick and has a really weird smell/taste. I'm really bad about wearing lip products at all to begin with so if I do it has to be a really good product and I've honestly only worn this once and already dislike it. Lip products are personal to begin with, some like sticky lip gloss and others hate it for example. I think some people would really like this but it just wasn't my thing.

And that was it! The bag felt empty just picking it up! I'm just going to end this post here as I've already told you all why I dislike the company. : ) Stay tuned next month for BIRCHBOX!!!! : )

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