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I got another Glymm box. I dunno, my first two boxes haven’t been WOAH AMAZEBALLS, but I believe that these sample boxes are like lottery tickets, you take a chance and you shouldn’t complain if you don’t win. This one is just on the good side of okay. Picture?

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July 2012 Glymm box

You can check out the descriptions at

Here’s my take.

The orange bag is cute. I’ve got two of these so far, and they’re used to hold nail stuff – files, image plates and so on.

The blue box is two cyberderm moisturizers. In weird little syringes. H2o hydration (full size $60), and PM antiage (full size $115). Ehhh. They’re alright. I’ve been using them for about 3 days, and while I know this isn’t really enough time to get a good idea of how well they worked, I’m not super impressed. And certainly not $115 impressed. Interesting sample though.

The little pot that says dirt is a salt scrub (full size $45) I make my own salt and sugar scrubs for different stuff, so I don’t often buy them. This is nice, smells like candy. I’ve been using it on my hands to stretch the sample. Just a salt scrub though, nothing outstanding.

The wee spray bottle is Mane Teeze Social Butterfly Hair perfume (full size is $34). Smells awesome. I do love me some vanilla-y scent. I really like this sample, and would love to try the other two in the line. Good sized sample too @ about 50 sprays. I don’t have a lot of hair so this one should last me a good while as I can get away with just one spray at a time.

Little paper thing is a 25% off nail polish coupon. Probably on’t use. They don’t have much selection, and unless I qualify for free shipping on my order, I can get stuff for a better price elsewhere.

Last sample is a tube of Joico Kpak Revitaluxe. It’s really just a heavy-duty conditioner. It smells nice, and my hair was very soft. Today is a no-do day (which means that I didn’t bother with blow drying my hair. Not going anywhere, why torture it?) I think that with a blow-dry, straighten, shine spray afterwards, my hair would be fantastic. I don’t know if I’ll try to find a salon that carries this and keep using it or not. We’ll see.

Verdict – Okay box. The hair perfume and conditioner were nice. The other samples didn’t rock my world, but I’ll use them up.


Oh hey,

I got my first Glymm box the other day. I’ve signed up for all of the beauty boxes available to Canadians. Well, I’m on the wait lists for TopBox, and Luxebox, but as far as Glymm, Julep and Glossy, I’m in the club. Yeaaaaah.

My camera is craptastic, so for the moment I’ll direct you to so you can see what was in the package.

1. Eco-Beauty® Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover – this is the only thing I haven’t actually tried as of right now. I go through a lot of nail polish remover, so I figure these wouldn’t be to practical. I guess they’d be handy for travelling, if you had to do your nails on the road. It’s $9.99 for 18 of them.

2. Smoothing Marine Cream – the first thing that struck me with this was the smell. It reminds me of my high school angst days, when I’d sit in my room and burn incense (either patchouli or sandalwood) and listen to Ethan Hawke sing “I’m nothing” from the Reality Bites soundtrack. I felt your pain, Ethan. Anyhoo, it’s very much one of those herby, woody, incensey smells. Nice, if you’re into that kind of thing, but I probably wouldn’t use it before going to work because I found it quite strong and it stuck around. Feels nice on my face but it’s so far out of my price range – the regular 50ml size is 115 bones – that I probably won’t see more than this sample.

3. Salvadore Dali ItIsDream – Ew. Not my style at all. Sprayed it on, waited a bit and hoped it would get better, washed it off.  $54 for 60 ml.

4. Vitamin and Sea Perfect Skin Solution – I’ve only used this twice, but so far so good. I have fussy multiple-personality skin, and was worried it would make me greasy. It doesn’t. Smells pretty good, soaks right in. You get 45 ml for $68, and if my skin is perfect by the end of the sample, I might spring for some. Maybe.

5. Belvada Duo Lipstick | Harmony – I rolled my eyes when I opened this one. It’s a lipstick and lip balm in one package, and I got Intense Red, which made me pouty (I don’t really trust red lipstick, and some people got pretty pink ones). I got over myself though, and decided to give it a chance. It’s actually not too bad on me. It’s sheer-ish, and doesn’t make me look like I’m on an OJT for clown school. Win! Pleasantly surprised. $20 for the full size (which the sample was).

6. Bag – It’s blue and has a zipper. Do they plan on sending one of these every month? I know this is the second one they’ve done in this format, but it seems like that’s a lot of bags for a long-term subscriber. Maybe I can pack my kids lunch in them?

I’ve got the plague (well, it’s a cold, but I languished for most of the day, and feel like a garbage truck hit me) so I treated myself to some argan oil on my hair (it was on sale @ Sally today) and a hot towel. This is a new thing, so I’ll let you know how it goes.

Are you an argan oil user? What do you think – beauty equivalent of a super food or hyped up BS?