Saturday, May 26, 2012

Looking Back: January Glam Bag


The theme in January was Back To Nature and contained products that are "good for the planet and good for you" according to the description card. This was the second Glam Bag, and the one that disappointed many of us after such an awesome first bag with great brands and makeup.

I think many if not most people who signed up for MyGlam initially did so because they thought it was going to be mostly makeup. I know that is why I signed up. The skincare, haircare and other random items in other subscription boxes didn't interest me, I wanted to try new makeup brands and products. When I received this bag, I was a bit disappointed but I figured I would give everything in the bag a chance anyway. Looking back after five months, this is probably the most disappointing Glam Bag I have received.

The January Bag:
The January Glam Bag.
The bag itself is kinda cute. The nature theme is obvious but not obnoxious. The material feels like canvas or linen and it has a plastic coating inside. The coating is great because if anything spills inside it would be easy to clean. The outside would probably stain easily though. I actually just used the bag for the first time to hold my vitamins and such while I was on vacation.

Sheer Cover Duo Concealer.
I believe this was a full size product and it retails for $29. The color it came in was light/medium. I used it for a couple weeks but found that I preferred other concealers I had already been using. Neither color was really right for me and I didn't like the texture quite as much as other concealers I used. The coverage with this seemed a little thin. I don't really have much to say about it other than that I tried it and it didn't work for me. I don't currently use it.

Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner.
This a natural conditioner that is supposed to clean your hair without stripping it of natural oils it needs. I used it a few times and I have to say I hated everything about it except the smell. (I loved the mint almond smell!) My hair just didn't feel clean after I used this product. I wouldn't describe myself as someone with oily hair, in fact its not uncommon for me to go 3-4 days without washing my hair. I definitely couldn't do that while using this product because it's claim is true, it leaves the oils in your hair. I guess thats fine if you wash your hair everyday (you're not supposed to) but it just didn't work for me.


Freeman Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Masque.
This was another full size product, which is cool. I'm just not into using different makeup removers for eyes and the rest of my face, using a facial cleanser and scrub, different moisturizers for different times of the day, masks, etc. My skincare routine basically consists of makeup removing wipes and lotion. I know I should care more but I just don't make the time for it. It has to be easy or I just won't bother. That said, I did try this masque a couple of times (twice I think.) I like the cucumber smell, I liked the way it felt on my face but it's just too much work for my lazy self. It didn't change my life (maybe it would have if I used it more?) and I just haven't picked it up since.

theBalm Cosmetics Hot Ticket Nail Polish.
The one I got is called The Missing Pink and it is a super light pink. I did paint my nails with it once and the application was good but very sheer. I believe it took 4 coats to get opaque and while I like the color, I'm not willing to work that hard for it. That would be 6 coats of nail polish total if you used base and top coats too. Crazy! And far too much time to spend painting my nails and waiting for them to dry. This was one of the either/or options for the month of January, if you didn't get a polish you got a full sized eyeshadow instead. I love theBalm's eyeshadow palettes and really wish I would have received an eyeshadow. I at least wish I had received a different color of polish. I have only used this one once due to the sheerness, and in all honesty probably wont use it again.

Overall.
I don't use any of the products that came in my January Glam Bag besides having just used the bag for a trip. I am glad I am using part of it finally, but overall the January Glam Bag was kind of a waste for me. What a bummer!



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