Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Glymm Mystery box

Hey lovelies,

Last month I won a contest on Glymm's facebook page for a "mystery box".

What is Glymm you may ask??
"Glymm is a world-leading, luxury based beauty and cosmetics website offering the best new products, expert advice, and an exclusive beauty community combined with a revolutionary subscription service that facilitates a life more beautiful." -Glymm

What is a Glymm box??
"A Glymm Box is a carefully curated selection of 3-5 luxury samples that we’ve tried and tested ourselves alongside our panel of beauty experts. From your favorite brands to hidden gems, your samples will span a number of categories to beautify you from the inside out. From hair care to skin care, make-up to brushes and tools, your life will be so beautiful and you will love switching it up every month!-Glymm

I love the idea of receiving a box filled with samples every month but I am still unsure if I want to subscribe....
Hmmm, anyways.
The thought of receiving a box with "surprise" beauty products was very exciting!!!
This is what I received in my Glymm mystery box:

Here is a list of all products I received:
 (I received my box yesterday and already started testing most of the products... hehehe I couldn't wait!!)

- BLinc mascara
Blinc retails for $30 (CAD) on Glymm's website.
According to Glymm: "Blinc mascara will add volume and length to give you a radiant natural look that lasts all day. Only when you are ready for removal, the tubes will effortlessly slide off your lashes into your hand without the use of a harsh makeup remover."
I would never pay $30 for this mascara, EVER!
I gave it a try this morning and I wasn't pleased with the effect. 
It takes a while to dry and the wand is kind of hard to work with.
Overall, this is a total fail in my opinion.

- John Masters organics Lip Calm

Lip calm retails for $8.40 (CAD) on Glymm's website.
From Glymm's website: "Soothing, moisturizing and invigorating, the finest organic ingredients are combined in this extraordinarily effective lip balm. Perfect for lip protection against cold and wind. Sweet and light flavor with an invigorating scent."
I can't say much about this just yet.
So far, I enjoy using this lip balm, and wouldn't mind paying the $8.40 for this.

-John Masters organics, orange & ginseng exfoliating body bar.
This Body bar retails for $11.20 (CAD) on Glymm's website.
From Glymm's website: "This refreshing & rejuvenating body bar contains organic orange and lime peels to gently exfoliate while ginseng root stimulates & revitalizes the skin. Exhilarating essential oil of orange blended with organic palm and coconut oils creates an invigorating lather with high glycerin content. Your skin is left clean, soft and smooth."
I haven't tried this yet but it smells yummy!!!
I have a good feeling about this product and price is reasonable.

-My face works, Green tea Facial Mask
My face works, "I need a detox" retails for $9 (CAD) on Glymm's website.
From Glymm's website: "Combat daily pollutants and restore youthful suppleness to a dull face. This mask will make your complexion smoother and appear more radiant. Suitable for normal skin types with oily tendencies."
"Naturally rich in anti-oxidants which helps protect the face from free radicals. Provides instant hydration to the skin. Soothing properties rejuvenate dull skin. Concentrated ingredients are soaked in a non-woven fabric, the most widely-used mask cloth, with good firmness."
I haven't tried this mask yet but I will sometimes this week-end.

-Misc items
Included in my mystery box was a few random items like:
a Cute Glymm jar with jelly beans,
a Butter london nail file (retails for $2.40 CAD), and a pretty leopard print compact mirror.

-Butter London nail lacquer ( No more waity, Katie )
Butter london lacquers retails for $17 (CAD) on Glymm's website.
Glymm's description of the product: "A soft, elegant greige shade with a splash of lilac glitter for the perfect marriage to combine fashion and fun."
I was really excited about this one because I heard much about Butter london but never tried any of their nail lacquers.
I love the shade I was given but I doubt I'd spend $17 on a nail lacquer...
Here is a swatch for you:

 Are you a Glymm subscriber??
I am still debating whether or not I should subscribe, I NEED HELP!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Kisses and fireworks,


  1. wow, great box! I love the nail color!

  2. Ohh! You're so lucky! I want try Butter London polish so much!
    I have the chance to have one free glymm box, but what I received wasn't spectacular... I cannot really help you to make a choice! Sorry!

  3. :) I was pleased with my mystery box.
    I will take some time and think about it before subscribing, Ive seen lots of "not so great" boxes from Glymm. :(
    Did you "post" your glymm box on your blog Josianne?? I would love to compare.

  4. Hey Ladies,

    I wanted to know how long does it take to get your glymm box. And does it come through Canada Post?

  5. Hey,

    They sent out my box on Nov/03 and I received it Nov/08.
    They did sent it via Canada post.
    Hope this helps.