Wednesday, October 24, 2012

MyGlam vs. Birchbox October 2012

First up is the Birchbox!

I did not op in or out of the Goop box, but I ended up with one anyway. This is what it contained:
(MALIN+GOETZ) cilantro hair conditioner: This was a deluxe sample size. I like good conditioners, so I was pleased to see this.
(MALIN+GOETZ) grapefruit face cleanser: After getting the deluxe sample of the conditioner, I was disappointed to see this was a little packet only good for one use. I literally need at least 3 uses out of something to tell if it's going to hurt my skin or not. So this isn't useful to me.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum: I don't really care for this stuff, but I'll use it. Although the sample is small, it'll be good for a few uses.
LUNA Fiber Chocolate Raspberry: Everyone seems to hate the Luna bar. I don't mind, but I don't want one everything month since the flavors aren't my type. It was a nice added thing though!
Sprout Lip Balm Flights: This was the size of a chapstick. The product is nice, but I can't stand the smell of raw cocoa, so I'm giving this away. It was a good pick to see in my box though!
Supergoop!® City Sunscreen Serum: Last but not least, the Goop product! Unfortunately, it came in two tiny packets. It might work out for a few uses, but I was disappointed in the size.

Overall not bad, but I had three main issues with the box, which I ended up contacting their CS. So I will update when I get a response. My issues were:
1) My box came hella late. It was suppose to arrive the 19th, but it came the 24th. Of course that might be the post offices fault. So that's not the biggest deal.
2) I got the wrong card in my box. That was a little weird. But again, not a big deal.
3) Um, the Goop sample was pathetic. I really think that if Goop pairs up with Birchbox, they were going to toss in some deluxe sample sizes, or at least not pitiful sizes. Was really not impressed with this.

On to the Glam bag!

The bag this month was AMAZING! They outdid themselves for sure. What did I get?
Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment: I really like this stuff! It makes my hair feel so smooth and silky! And the bottle retails for 12$! Already paid for my bag, and the product is fabulous. Already better than my BB!
Coastal Scents Eye Shadow: I ended up getting set 1 which was two bluish/teal, grey and white! Not my colors, but it still works for sampling. I actually ended up really liking the shadows, plus they are cheap! Nice thing to have in the bag.
Mirenesse Lip Bomb Glossy Lacquer Stain: Full size product alert! Oh my gosh, was so stoked to see this. It's a beautiful stain. It's actually kind of like a liquid lipstick stain. It's great! And retails for like over 30$. Holy crap. The only downside here is that it's number 4 and I was wanted the lighter one. Oh well. I've only used it once so if anyone wants to trade me for 9, let me know! :D
Be A Bombshell Eye Liner: Full sized liner! Whoooo! Black, felt tip liner that works well. I like it, it will be added to my black eyeliner collection. Fabulous!
theBalm What's Your Type? "the body builder" Black Mascara: Mascara! I always love trying out mascara. I am forever searching for the HG mascara. While this was not it, it's a great product and am happy to see this in my bag.

It's pretty obvious what I liked more. I mean, I didn't hate my BB, but it wasn't anything amazing. The Glam bag killed it! Dang. I mean, I'm not expecting for everyone to give me a full size product every month, but I do want to get good sample sizes so I can try out the product! We shall see what happens come November.