MyGlam (January 2012) Bag

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Hey Beauty Junkies!


 

As you can see in the previous pictures i received my first "myglaaam bag"  ( in a opera voice lol) in the mail on friday!! I was so excited.. I wish i would have joined the bandwagon and signed up for the December bag as well.. but i was a little dissapointed with my first birchbox so it made me hesitant of myglam.  Anyhow, I have used each product at lease twice =)..



so here is my little review of each item.  Please click on any of the images to see the larger version.


 

Packaging
It came in a shiny purple bubble bag =).. very pretty !
Inside was myglam bag and the cucumber mask.
 
 The rest of the products were packaged inside of the makeup bag.  Everything was neatly packed.  I really was not expecting the items to be inside the given bag.  I thought that like any other company they were going to send the bag wrapped in plastic and the rest of the products in a box.  I am very happy with the packaging.. it fits into my mailbox perfectly.. that way I don't have to worry about missing the mailman and having to go to the post office to pick it up (like my birchbox and julep maven box). The bag is so cute and simple ! i love simple things !.. 


TheBalm Cosmetics Hot Ticket Nail Polish in Silver Spoon me - .5fl oz. | 10$ value

Pros: Only takes 1 coat, drying time is short, beautiful color
Cons: 10$ can be pricey to some just for a polish.


For this month each "glammie" was either going to receive a nail polish or an eyeshadow from TheBalm Cosmetics.  I received the nail polish, which i am very happy about because I love nail polish.  The bottle design is very cute.  The shimmers of the polish shines through the bottle.. there is just so much color in this bottle i cannot stop looking at it lol.  However, I am not a huge fan of the color.. it surely is a beautiful metallic color but I usually go more towards creme shades.  I guess this polish will bring me a little out of my comfort zone =)..The swatches on my nail wheel is just 1 coat of the polish, no top coat ! how amazing is that !! It also dry's so fast that you won't need to worry about smudging or chipping your manicure.  You can simply put it on minutes before you head out the door with no worries.  I cannot speak for other shades or non-metallic shades..


Freeman Cucumber Facial Peel-off Masque - 6fl oz. | 8$ value

Pros: affordable, very light, gentle, cooling, leaves the skin feeling smooth
Cons: (I will have to continue using this product in order to see if it fulfills all their claims.)


As you can see the mask is a transparent mask.  This mask is suppose to "Nourish, hydrate, and replenish your skin".. As I was testing this product on my hand (so that I can show you guys pictures), I was also testing it on my face at the same time.  When I first put the mask on my face I noticed a very cooling effect, which I really liked.  Usually it is painful and a little difficult when I peel off a mask but this one was very gentle and easy to peel off.  Also if you look at the pictures you can see that this product is not heavy on the skin at all.  While i was peeling off the mask it was still very soft as though the peel was still a little hydrated.  It definitely left my skin smooth, but did it hydrate or nourish my skin.. not sure.  I have very dry skin so it is hard for me to try a product that will actually hydrate my skin.  As you can see in the last picture the mask sank into my fine lines.. so I have no doubt that it took away my impurities off my face.  Over all i really like this product and will continue to use it at least 1x a week or 2. =)


Sheer Cover Duo Concealer in Light/Medium - .10fl oz. | 29$ value

Pros: good coverage, medium to full coverage, very light, creamy, pigmented
Cons: would not recommend for excessive dry skin, unless used with moisturizer and a primer, a bit pricey


 
 no primer. Concealer Alone
 no primer. With my Revlon Colorstay Foundation

As you guys can see from the previous pictures that my skin is not perfect.  I have very dry skin as well as scaring and blemishes from current and previous acne.  I love that the concealer is very creamy and pigmented so a little really goes a long way.  I also love that it is still intact after several hours.  I recommend wearing a face primer before applying this product on your face.  I did not apply one because i do not own any face primers but i did apply moisturizer before applying the concealer and my foundation.  I am very impressed with the coverage!  It really covers well without feeling heavy on your skin.  Overall i would recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a light concealer with great coverage.


Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner - 2fl oz. | 36$ value for the 16fl oz

Pros: conditioned, hydrated, silky smooth, soft to touch
Cons: Pricey




 I love this product !! OMGOSH my hair feels great ! I cannot stop touching my hair.  If the conditioner feels this great! i would love to try the shampoo.  My hair feels so hydrated and soft after just 1 wash.. i cannot wait to see what it does to my hair after more washes. On the back of the bottle it says "apply a small amount as leave in conditioner"..  most products leave a greasy heavy feel to the scalp and hair when i leave it in.. but this product does not..  to be honest when touching my hair i would have never thought i used some as a leave in conditioner.. that is how light this product is !  There are two things that i do not like about this product.  1st thing is the smell.. I do not like mint smells in lotions, shampoos or fragrances, it tends to give me a headache.  Although after rinsing and getting out of the shower the mint smell was minimized.  Even after applying a dab as leave in conditioner (as suggested on the bottle).  The 2nd thing i don't like about this product is the price.  I think that 36$ is really steep for a conditioner.  I guess i am just use to the prices of drugstore shampoos and conditioners.
Would i purchase this product? Absolutely if the price was in my budget.  Being a college student this is not in my budget.
Am i glad i tried it? Indeed i am!  Because i can recommend this product to anyone as well as purchase it when i have a higher budget.

EDIT: I was just told that the Wen is a cleanse and conditioner at the same time !
" I started to implement my new concept in cleansing, eliminating the detergents and harsh chemicals that lather and strip your scalp and hair in normal shampoos, and introduced the WEN by Chaz Dean® product line to the world. " - Wen by Chaz Dean --

That is it for my review on the products from myglam bag.  I hope that i was detailed enough and that my reviews and pictures were helpful =).

♥HiiyooitsCat

11 comments:

  1. On the topic of moving from drugstore to "salon" (or higher?) hair products:

    I had super long hair. Was more of a hair person than a make-up person and fretted all sorts of hours away over how I was possibly damaging it. After a lot of research and taking the plunge to add two weaves of color for more definition, I opted to switch to higher end products to counteract the havoc I just unleashed upon it.

    I must say, I use less of it than I did of drugstore products. Part of this may be mental - it costs so much, therefore I ration it. It might also speak of the potency of the shampoo/conditioners I'm now using. Or maybe I was ALWAYS using too much product.

    See how long the 2oz stretches. Can you go every other day with it? Will it last you a week? Two weeks? That way you can get an accurate picture of how it compares to your current regiment.

    i.e. If I can go 1 week on 2 ounces, then I'd get 16 weeks out of the full size. That's $36 for 4 months of haircare. I'm spending $20 now for the same treatment. Is the $16 dollar difference worth it to me?

    Just a thought! Maybe you'll find that it actually works out in WEN's favor depending on how quickly you run through your current shampoo/conditioner ^^

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    1. I agree with you !.. A little really does go a long way with Wen.. and i love that it doubles up as a leave in conditioner.. i will definitely see how long the 2oz lasts..

      I do tend to use a lot of my drugstore shampoo and conditioner than compared to when i tried out the Wen last night.. i hadn't thought about that.. so 36$ really is not a bad investment.. especially if i truly like the product =)

      Thank you for your comment =)

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  2. Thanks for posting! I'm still waiting on my MyGlam bag. :)

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  3. is that sheercover concealer?

    Check my fashion/beauty blog

    SearchingforLBD.blogspot.com

    Greetings from Finland

    xx Heidi

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  4. Just letting you know that the wen conditioner is a duo! It cleanses and conditions at the same time. Check out how to use it on YouTube :)

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  5. Thanks for the review of the products! Ah, I'm so excited for my bag, and yours came on Friday? I live in the same state, so I was hoping it would already be here, but alas ... not yet ><

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    1. No problem !! ooh i hope you like your bag !! i also hope you do a review as well i would love to see it =)

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    xx

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  7. I finally got my bag and I like most of the products so far! I've tried the nail polish and the face masque. Can't wait to try the wen sample tomorrow. I don't really have a need for concealer I will probably try it under my eyes on mornings where I don't get much sleep. Thanks for posting pics on the concealer, I'll keep it (even though I saw my Mom lusting after it) since it worked so great on you!

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    1. yay im so happy !! dont forget to use primer or something for the concealer ! What color Polish did you get?

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    2. It is a bubble gum pink color. Really pretty! :)

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