Sunday, December 23, 2012

GLYMM BAG: December 2012

got my Glymm on Thursday, a day after Topbox and a day before ipsy. it was nice to have a little "present" to open each day and thankfully, this Glymm surprise was well-received!
it came in a gold snakeskin bag and felt very light and flat.
got a little creative with my pictures! :)
Glymm's goodies:

1) LASHEM Measurable Difference Eyelash & Brow Enhancing Serum - though this is very tiny, i understand that the product is very expensive and who doesn't want longer eyelashes? a few amazing details about this serum is that it is dual-patented and it's clinically proven! i hope this works out for me because not only would longer lashes be wonderful, but it is also much more affordable than Latisse and RevitaLash. i will update you on any changes!
size: N/A (Glymm says: usage up to 6 weeks)
retail value: $70 (4.2 mL)

2) LASHEM False Lashes - i know i don't use falsies as much as my pile of false eyelashes seem to suggest... but i'm still very excited about receiving this one. they look really pretty and fluttery with a bit of drama. strange that i don't need glue for the first use (apparently the lashes have "advanced lash glue technology"). what's also strange is that it says to visit the website for more styles but there are none to choose from.
Glymm labeled this item as up to 3 uses... is that it really? they're supposed to be mink!
size: 1 set (full size!)
retail value: $5

3) Suncoat Peelable Water-based Nail Polish in "Mulberry" - interesting concept but i don't think it's for me - i'd much rather spend my time putting on a nail polish that lasts longer than a day or two. it comes off really easily - all you need to do is soak your hands in warm water... guess i won't be surprised if it just came off in the shower.
the polish is made in Canada and is described as being the "cleanest" nail polish available. on the Suncoat website, these polishes are now relabeled as "Polish&Peel" instead of "Peelable" and there are 7 other colors. swatches coming soon!
size: 8 mL (full size!)
retail value: $9.99

4) Glamorous 5 Color Eyeshadow Set in "4 Athena" - i was really excited to see so many makeup-related items in this bag!
this eyeshadow set looked pretty enough but since i own too many eyeshadows as it is, i tried to search online for some swatches of Glamourous Cosmetics eyeshadows to see if they were any good. i found only one review and the eyeshadows she had seemed really pigmented so i cracked this open and put my fingers in it. but sadly, this is not very pigmented at all. most of the colors took 3 swatches to really show up. it's even harder to tell on my eyes! especially the blue and the green. no matter how much i put on my eyes, these two hardly build up any color.
natural light
flash; artificial light
oh well. Glamorous Cosmetics organized these 5 Color Eyeshadow Sets in that there are two color schemes for two different looks, with the center color being a "catalyst". it doesn't work out that way for me since only one eyeshadow from each color scheme shows up on me.
including "Athena", there are a total of 10 Greek goddesses to choose from on Glamorous' website.

size: 10 g (full size!)
retail value: $9.00 (

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for December, Glymm also included a nice gift card to their Beauty Boutique! the largest amount was $1000 (someone out there is really lucky!) and everyone was guaranteed to get at least a $10 gift card - of course, that was me. sadly this code cannot be used with Loyalty Reward Points so i'll spend it on a free shipping item! keep in mind that this code expires February 1, 2013.
there was also a $20 off code for a subscription to Panty by Post.
i think Glymm really stepped it up this month and i am a happy customer. i may not use some of these products often but they are still exciting nonetheless: they were all from companies i have never heard of and the majority of the 'samples' were full sizes!
what are you going to buy with your gift card? did you enjoy your December Glymm bags?
happy holidays!! 


  1. i like the lashes and the pallete seems nice but i think the concept of that nail polish is quite silly, wouldnt it come off if you were washing up or like you said, in the shower ?
    great post :)

    1. hahah it doesn't make sense hey? i will update this post on whether or not that really happens when i try it :)

  2. Wow - Finually a great "box" from GLYMM BAG: December 2012
    This so far in my opinion the best 1 from all the Canadian Beauty Box's for Dec. Enjoy!

    1. yay! i really enjoyed my ipsy one too - post coming soon! i haven't received my Glossybox yet though.
      but yes, definitely beats Topbox and Loose Button!

    2. oh wait! havent received BB5 either... im losing track!

  3. Pretty good for Glymm, I am surprised! I'm like you, not a fan of the paint and peel polishes, all that work to have it come off in warm water!

    1. haha i know! i get tired of my nail polish colors pretty quickly but not THAT quickly :)

  4. thanks for the reviews!
    i like those monthly box that include full size products.
    the eyeshadow palette looks quite pretty. ;)

    1. yay for full size! :) haha
      i just wish the palette was more pigmented

  5. That's too bad about the eyeshadows, I will stay away from that brand. I got a lipstick and it smell like kid makeup, errrrgh.

    1. that's no good! i think i need to do a little more research on the brand!

  6. The whole point of the nail polish is to into a company whose beauty products that don't leave a foot print on the environment.

  7. I totally know what you mean about the eyeshadows being not pigmented. I liked the colors in your palette better tho! I like how glymm samples a lot of natural products, I am a bit glad that I received the nail polish remover from Suncoat instead of their peelable polishes (I too like my polish to last). Nice review, love the Christmas theme photos! :)

    1. thanks jenny! how did the Suncoat remover work out for you?

  8. Aww, that's so cute to have everything posing in the tree!
    I think I'm going to reactivate my Glymm membership. I love getting stuff from companies I've never heard of! It's like a little beauty adventure!

    1. haha thanks jayne! i thought i'd do something different with the holidays and all :)
      are you going to do monthly or annual? the free polish every month sounds great but i don't know how i'd feel about being locked down...

  9. cool review! Really nice gifts :) your blog is great<3

    I would appreciate it, if you visit my blog too! :)
    xx ♥

  10. You got a full palette! Score! I enjoyed my Glymm bag as well. Although my SunCoat product is still a mystery to me. It has nothing but the company name on it........

    1. whoohoo!! i saw other people getting bigger palettes too.
      that is really strange about the SunCoat product - i think it could only be some kind of a polish remover right?

  11. thank you so much Rachael!! i am very flattered :)


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