So I’ve been a subscriber at MyGlam since the very beginning of their launch in December 2011( I think ??! ).
To be honest, I’ve been rather unhappy with their service, shipping and problem solving abilities, and I’m still iffy about every month’s bag because I have been disappointed by pretty much every bag, except the very first December bag that was, unfortunately, the only bag that really featured a set of really cool samples. Ever since their launch, the content of the MyGlam baggies has varied from facial masks and hair conditioner samples, to coupons that yet require you to spend at least $25 to redeem for a discount.
So truth be told, $10/month for what is advertised as 4-5 “full size” samples isn’t much, but the service aspect is still a little questionable. I just feel like I should give them a chance because they are a start up company and of course, all beginnings are hard, especially when hit with such enormous subscription flow from Scratch.
Now, this month’s features have been pretty good for me.
The April MyGlam Bag features:
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($19 Retail)
- DermStore Lip Quench-Moisture infused Lip Treatment ($12 Retail)
- All-Belle Eyelashes
- MyGlam – All Over Eyeshadow Brush & Eyeliner Brush
What I really like about this bag is the Urban Decay Eye Pencil. It’s really smooth and has a really nice tone to it. It applies easily, even though I usually prefer wet marker eyeliners.
Another product I like within this bag is the Derm Store Lip Quench. My lips usually get dry and I run out or usually lose my lip balms. The Lip Quench works pretty well for me and leaves my lips moisturized. It has a minty-fruity smell and feels like Lip gloss in some ways, but isn’t as sticky. I keep this and the Urban Decay Liner with me on a regular one now.
Another product featured are the All-Belle Natural Eyelashes. Personally, my familiarity with these doesn’t extend beyond seeing these Eyelashes in old Michelle Phan tutorials on youtube, where she featured these rare Asia-based lashes in her doll like looks. I yet have to check these out, but I’m pretty open to it.
The 2 remaining products in this month’s bag were the 2 exclusive MyGlam brushes, an eyeliner and an eyeshadow brush! Now, i truly didn’t need any more brushes, and i wish there was an exchange option, but meh!
I feel like the brushes are pretty standard and a mass manufacture from China. I’ll say this because I am familiar with the wholesale business that mass produces things like these for cheap and exports to the States for us to buy. Maybe I’m a big skeptic because I am aware of how easy and inexpensive it is for companies to set up a wholesale order for engraved Brushes. :/
So a bit unconvincing for me as far as the self-advertising vs. quality or value aspect for the consumer or subscriber ( you and me ). I wish they would cut down on self-promo efforts before making more positive changes, more valuable collaborations in product offers, less pay-for-couponage for expensive companies and work on manifesting their stability on the market with good content first. :-/.
Overall I’m quite okay with this bag and totally support the idea which MyGlam stands for. I wouldn’t have ever bothered trying out a lot of the products featured so it definitely introduced me to new things.
Until next time! I got so many goodies to review!