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June MyGlam August 16, 2012

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MyGlam has been pretty fun lately with a good mixture of types of products.  They have also been mixing their bags up a bit. This month was a party-ready gold glitter bag. I was really nervous about all the glitter but none of it came off. I can totally see myself using it for a party where I fear that my stuff might get spilled on.

So what came inside this shiny shiny bag of goodness?

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May MyGlam Bag – Wrap Up July 11, 2012

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I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from April and decide on how much I liked them. So now it is time to do my bag wrap up.

In case you don’t remember, here is a summary of the Awesomeness level:

Box Awesomeness Level Review (AL)

  • 5 points for an item that surpasses everything else I’ve tried and becomes my #1 choice for what role it fulfills
  • 4 points for an item that becomes added to my permanent collection of cosmetics and I will repurchase
  • 3 points for an item that joins my “I might buy this again” list
  • 2 points for an item I finished or will finish the entire sample of but in the end decided not to re-purchase
  • 1 point for an item that I tried and immediately threw out/gave away
  • 0 points if the item was a duplicate of something from a previous bag/box/kit that only scored a 1 in that box – meaning I knew enough to not even bother with trying it.
  • Don’t forget that I subtract 1/2 point for samples that can only be used 2 or fewer times.

Click “more” to see how this kit rated…

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Studio Gear Complete Color Lipstick – Review July 10, 2012

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Today I bring you the Studio Gear Complete Color Lipstick that I received in my May MyGlam Bag. Unfortunately because I moved I have managed to lose that particular sample. I tested it but forgot to write which color I received (If I find it I will update it). The color itself was a nice deep rose. The formula of this one was a cream. It went on smooth and stayed for a decent amount of time. There wasn’t any bleeding.

Overall it was a pretty nice lipstick.

Would I buy this product again? Probably not, while it was nice, there are others I prefer and because it isn’t readily available near me it just doesn’t make sense to be a go-to product.

Will I finish the sample? Haha, if I find it again I will keep using it.

Studio Gear Complete Color Lipstick
Sample Size: 0.12  oz
Full Size:   0.12 oz
Full Size Price: $15.00
Sample Value: $15.00

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by MyGlam or any of the brands included in the bag. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

*Update – I found the lipstick when emptying a “Kitchen stuff” box 7/14.  The color is called Repentance.

 

Miss Beauty Nail Bling – Review July 9, 2012

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Today I bring you the Miss Beauty Nail Bling from my May MyGlam bag.  This is a brand not very available in the US, but MyGlam sells it on their site now.  Up until a few months ago I hadn’t tried any sort of fake nail art, and this was my first textured one. The stickers have little rhinestones on them in the shape of hearts. 

Since the stickers are basically rhinestones on top of a clear tape I decided to do an accent nail with my only ORLY polish (Beach Cruiser).  The stickers stayed on for about 3 days before they got messed up to the point that I had to remove them. The rhinestones  seemed to get caught on things.

This pattern was definitely made for people with MUCH longer nails than I have. Each of the stickers had at least another half left, and on my thumb I actually cut the sticker in half first so that I could mate the middle and have a full heart. That proved to be the most disappointing thing about these stickers, that I didn’t really have a good pattern to show.

Would I buy this product again? Maybe, if they have better patterns/colors

Will I finish the sample? It was a one use product, so it is used up.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size: 1 Packet
Full Size:   1 Packet
Full Size Price: $5.00 (as sold on MyGlam)
Sample Value: $5.00

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by MyGlam or any of the brands included in the bag. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

Fragrance Reviews June 13, 2012

Today I bring you Philosophy’s “love sweet love”, Aquolina’s “Pink Sugar”, and Bond No.9’s “Signature” scents that I received in my May MyGlam Bag, Beauty Army Kit, and Beauty Bar kit.  Since I never find that there is a whole lot to say about fragrances other than what it smells like and if I like it and I received 3 samples last month, I’d just get them all reviewed in one go. Lets Get Started.

Philosophy – love sweet love – this is a light gentle scent. It is apparently one of the newest in the Philosophy lineup.  To me it reminds me off berries and baby powder. It is light enough to wear on a warm day.  It smells nice on me and I don’t mind it at all. I will be keeping the sample and using it occasionally, but I will not be buying it again – I just don’t like it enough to buy a full size.

Bond No.9 – Signature – This is one of the most expensive scents I’ve tried. I will digress and tell you that the containers that each of the Bond No.9 fragrances come in are cute and unique – I love them and would want to collect them all!  This perfume is actually classified as a perfume rather than an “eau de…” which simply means the oils are less diluted. Here is an article on the different categories: What is the meaning and difference…. At first it is quite strong and makes me think of spices. It is not very floral despite the rose inclusion.  I feel like this is a unisex scent and could go just as well on a man as on a woman. I like it but don’t love it. As it wears on my skin it starts to smell more gentle but it never quite hits “sweet”.  I’ll wear it on occasion I suppose.

Aquolina – Pink Sugar – Sugar is right; think Cotton Candy. This is sweet, super sweet.  It reminds me of cotton candy and maybe strawberry funnel cake. While I like those things I don’t really want them on my skin. I’m going to say this is a toss out.  It might be fun for a tween, but it is not mature enough for a 30 year old.

Here’s the Breakdown:

Philosophy Love Sweet Love Spray
Sample Size:  0.05 oz
Full Size:  2.0 oz
Full Size Price: $42.00
Sample Value: $1.05

Bond No. 9 New York Bon Bon – Signature
Sample Size:  0.05 oz
Full Size:   3.3 oz
Full Size Price: $330.00
Sample Value: $5.00

Aquolina Pink Sugar Eau De Toillette
Sample Size: 0.06 oz
Full Size: 1.7 oz
Full Size Price: $45.00
Sample Value: $1.58

 

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by MyGlam, Beauty Army, or Beauty Bar Sample Society or any of the brands included in the bag. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

MyGlam Concealer Brush and Defining Eyeliner brush May 27, 2012

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Today I bring you the MyGlam Concealer Brush and Defining Eyeliner brush from the May MyGlam Bag. These two brushes are at the final 2 of the my glam signature brush series.  They are probably the brushes that I will use least often, but they are still a nice addition to the set of brushes that they have already sent.


Both Brushes feel like they are made from the same materials.   These brushes, like the previous brushes, are smaller in size than the typical brush you might buy.  I have already said I like this because I do have a smaller eyelid area than many other people.

I am not sure what else to say about these brushes since I described in detail the previous brushes and I don’t really want to be repetitive.  So I will provide you with a few pictures and close-ups and now I’ll answer my normal questions.

Would I buy this product again?  These 2 particular brushes I don’t really have much of the need for so I wouldn’t buy more brushes like these.

Will I finished the sample?    Yes, I will continue using these  brushes as long as they remain in good condition.

Here’s the breakdown:

This estimate is based off the price of crown brush brushes
Sample Size value: $8.00

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by MyGlam or any of the brands included in the bag. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

May MyGlam Bag – Initial Impressions May 19, 2012

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Well,I just received my my glam bag the other day and was excited to see the products that were inside. I had cheated and looked at other beauty bloggers sites to see  what was in it, but still, even though it wasn’t a surprise I felt pretty good about this bag. The bag itself is a bright blue with hot pink kisses on it, and is not really my style, however, I will probably find a young child who will love it and give it to her. On to the products.

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So, what was in it?

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