The mailman came bearing gifts today: my voting Card for the upcoming election, Credit Card bills (yeah, thanks!), and the September box from Glymm! It’s been raining all day, so it could not have come at a better time. There’s just something about receiving parcels in the mail that instantly lifts the spirit, right?
To those who are not familiar, Glymm is a monthly subscription wherein you receive a box of 4-5 sample sized beauty products from various name brands in the market. It costs about $10 (inclusive of shipping charges) which is not too bad. The only downside is that you don’t know what you’ll get each time, hence it may not be suited for your specific needs/likes. But if you like to live your life on the edge, then it just may be the thing for ‘ya .
This month, the Glymm box contained the following:
- John Masters Organics Blood Orange and Vanilla Body Milk and Body Wash
- Vasanti blush in Rockies
- Oscar dela Renta Esprit D’Oscar perfume
- Small compact mirror
- (Full sized) Vasanti Micronized Silky Blush in Rockies (bright coral).
- A mini-jar filled with Jelly Belly jelly beans.
The best item in this box may well be the Vasanti blush. I got a full sized product which retails for approx. $15 CAD and it’s coral — nice, safe, and dependable coral. I have yet to try the John Masters Organics body wash and body milk, so I can’t say whether I like it or not just yet. I’m just a little surprised that they included similar items in the box — good for those who like the scent, not so good for those who don’t.
The Esprit D’Oscar perfume is perhaps the biggest letdown of the box. I thought that the size of the sample could have been a little bigger. You can get the exact same sample for free if you ask for one at a department store. The September box gets a 60% from me. I really liked the Vasanti blush, but the rest I can live without.
So, would I pay for another box? Well, why not? It’s fine if you’re on a budget since they don’t lock you in for any time period. You can buy a box for one or twelve months — it’s totally up to you. What I like about Glymm is that you can earn referral points which you can use towards the purchase of full sized product in their website.
You can sign up for Glymm here.