Sunday, May 20, 2012

May My Glam

It's time for the hot pink mailer again.  I just love the mailers that these treasures come it.  When I open my mailbox I know exactly who that package is for and it makes me happy. 
My Glam has been around for awhile and seems to have a steady following.  It's a 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, Philosophy, Murad, etc.

The samples. I have received samples from brands I'm familiar with and have used before and some I've been wanting to try.    

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

The packaging. Each month the products come in a cute makeup bag for all your goodies.

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-$3 an item which is reasonable for a couple of the items but a little overpriced for others.  So far in my experience it's all balanced out. 

The choice: You don't get to pick you items so you may end up with things that you might not use

This months theme is Love is in the Air.  The bag arrived in their famous hot pink metallic mailer.  This is great packaging on their part, I mean who wouldn't be curious about a hot pink metallic mailer and who wouldn't love to receive one. click here if you would like to see a better pic of the mailer. 

Contents: retail price for full size product in parenthesis.

Cute blue makeup bag with pink lips on it

0.05 fl. oz. Philosophy love sweet love fragrance sampler - value $1.05 (2 oz. $42.00)

FULL SIZE Studio Gear Lipstick in Warm & Cozy (light brown color) - value $15.00

1 pkg (2 sets) iss Beauty Nail Bling - I couldn't find any info on this so I'm guessing value of $5-$6 - I give these a thumbs down.  I put them on in the morning and by afternoon one was missing from my finger.  By the next day the edges were lifting and another one had ripped. 

My glam pink concealer brush - value $4

My glam pink defining eyeliner brush - value $4

As you can see the full size lipstick is valued at $15 which pays for the bag.  The total value of all items received is about $29.05- $31.05 not including the makeup bag.  I recently tried the peel and stick nail things in another brand so I'm excited to try this.  The makeup brushes complete the collection they have sent in the previous bags.  I'm not much of a lipstick person, I always forget to put it on but I'm trying to make a conscious effort so maybe receiving this in a color I like is a sign.   

That's my May Glam Bag.  I satisfied with the items.  I do the yearly subscription so my cost was $9.16, saving me $17.99-$22.89.

Verdict - I have a yearly subscription to My Glam so I will finish out my year and re-evaluate to see if I'm going to keep it.  So far I'm enjoying the products though.   

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

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