Sunday, July 29, 2012

July Glam Bag

Hot Pink Metallic Glam Bag time again.  This is one of the first monthly subscriptions I subscribed too and I have to say it's been consistently a high value compared to the price.  I have had a few items I didn't care for but I figure better to try them inexpensively than pay full price and not like it.   With My Glam you receive 4-5 samples and a makeup bag for $10 a month with shipping included. If you sign up yearly it's $110 which brings the price down the $9.16 a month with shipping included.

The good:

The brands. They send out brands like Freeman, Urban Decay, NYX, Philosophy, Murad, Kiehls, etc.

The samples.  They seem to include at least one full size sample each month, which is nice.    

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

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 Greetings from My Glam "The land of beauty"  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.  

Contents of bag.  Full size price and size in parenthesis.

Cute pink with rainbow stripes mesh makeup bag.  This is one of the cuter bags they've sent.  

.5 Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF15 Moisturizer. value = $11.18 (1.7oz. $38.00) 

.67 oz Nu-Me HydroPunch hydrating conditioner. value = $1.98 (8.45 oz = $24.99) 

10 Yes to Cucumbers facial towelettes. value $2.00 (30 pk $5.99) - These do a good job removing makeup, even mascara.  I still like my Neutrogena facial towelettes better. 

FULL SIZE Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain in Jitterbug (bright light pink). value = $19.00

FULL SIZE Circus by Andrea's Choice nail polish in Somersault (yellow). value = $4.99 (this isn't for sale yet anywhere so I guessed on the price) 

Coupon for a discount on Hydro Punch or Pure Remedy Products and a coupon for 50% off any product at Nu-Me style.  

The total value of this months bag is $39.16 not including the makeup bag.  I'm not too sure about the nail polish since it's a yellow color.  I might use is for decorating or as an accent color but it's a little bright for my whole nail.  The towelettes always come in handy.  Moisturizer with SPF is something I use everyday so I was happy to see this.    

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 though I'm enjoying the products.

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


  1. i've been iffy about whether or not i want to subscribe for myglam - this month's bag looks tempting!

    xo elle

    1. My Glam consistently has a good value in their bags and $10 a month is very affordable.