Friday, March 16, 2012

March My Glam

I received my March glam bag from My Glam this week.  For those of you new to my blog My Glam is a monthly subscription program for beauty products.  Each month you will receive 4-5 samples of different beauty products to try out.  The cost is $10 a month with free shipping but they they have a yearly subscription rate for $110 which drops the price down to $9.16 a month.  In order to get the yearly rate you have to pay the $110 up front.

The good:
The brands.  They send out brands like Freeman, Urban Decay, NYX, Pur-lisse, Murad, etc. 

The samples.  In February I received samples from brands that I was familiar with and have used.  This month all the brands I received I have not tried but am excited to try.      

The choice.  You don't get to pick your samples which is great if you like surprises.

The packaging.  It comes with a cute makeup bag for all your goodies. 

The extras: Coupons were included in the bag for the sample products. 

You can cancel anytime with no penalties.  Yearly subscriptions don't offer a refund but if you cancel they won't renew when the years up. 

The not so good:

Skip a month?  There is no option to skip a month.  If you don't want to receive a bag that month you have to cancel your subscription and re-sign up if you want to start it up again.  This could be a problem if there is a wait list to sign-up.  

The price: It works out to $2 an item which is reasonable for a couple of the items but a little overpriced for others. 

The choice: You don't get to pick you items so you may end up with things that you might not use. 
Without further ado....the kit (click on the pic for a larger version)

The bag arrived in their famous hot pink metallic mailer (see my February review for a picture). 
Contents: retail price for full size product in parenthesis.

Cute makeup bag in spring colors
FULL SIZE 3Lab Perfect Cleansing Foam ($32.00)
.015 fl. oz Murad Eye Lift Protector - value $7.46 (.06 fl. oz $28.00)
.14oz Pur-lisse pur-protect daily moisturizer SPF 30 - value $4.51 (1.7oz $44.00)
.17 fl. oz Keracolor Color enhancing leave-in treatment, enough for 2-4 applications (unknown size $29.95)
My Glam crease brush and pink case (maybe more brushes for the case in future bags?)
coupon for $25 off $50 purchase at Dermstore which sells these products (except Keracolor) and more.

As you can see the full size cleansing foam valued at $32 was well over the $10 cost of the bag.  The other samples were pretty small but combined with the full size item it's still a good deal. 

That's my March Glam Bag.  I liked the items in my February Glam Bag much better.  Also the March bag has a very strong chemical odor on the makeup bag, brush bag and brush which was very off putting.  I'm sure it will eventually go away but it's not a good odor.  I know the company is aware of the issue and I'm hoping it won't happen again.  I have a yearly subscription to My Glam so I will finish out my year and keep you posted!   

**I pay for these kits myself and am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for My Glam.

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