MyGlam: The December bag (1st bag EVER!)

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

If you're a YouTube makeup junkie then you know who Michelle Phan is. Love or hate her Miss Phan's latest venture is in the world of subscription box service where you get several samples each month in a cute little bag all for $10. I lucked out and was able to subscribe to MyGlam back in November within a few days of them launching and as word got around they quickly sold out of subscriptions through January! If you're interested in getting a MyGlam subscription check back in January or keep an eye on my blog to see if they're taking new subscribers.

So here's what came in the December bag that I received:

The bag
My thoughts on the makeup bag. It's cute. It's functional and small enough if you carry a medium to large purse.

Salicylic Acid Blemish Control Blotting Paper by Mai Couture
Retail: $20.00 for 100 sheets

My thoughts on the Salicylic Acid Blemish Control Blotting Paper, I actually received a few samples of the blush papier through Mai Couture's Facebook wall a few months ago and thought that I would be getting the blush papier. It was an unexpected surprise. The downside is that I can't use this as I have rosacea and am VERY sensitive to things. I'll try it and see how I like it since even we women in our 30s tend to get acne from time to time. If I do have a a reaction to it then I'll give it to my middle daughter who has an acne prescription through her doctor. She can toss these in her backpack for school.

Soft Matte Lip Cream by NYX
Retail: $6.00

My thoughts on the lip cream. I've never tried NYX lip glosses before so this is a first time for me. The color is pretty, the texture on my hand feels okay but how well does it last? I don't know. Verdict is still out on this one.

The color I received was Amsterdam.

Eyeshadow Primer Potion by Urban Decay (travel size)
Retail: $9.00

My thoughts on the primer. I love Urban Decay's primers but hate the genie bottle. Glad they got rid of it in the full size but the travel size, which is still sold on UD's website, is HORRIBLE. The product itself is fine but getting it out especially once you begin to run out is a pain. If you have a UD genie bottle and think you're out of primer cut it in half and you'll find you still have lots left. I like I said before, glad UD got rid of that bottle design in the full size tubes, wish they get rid of it in the travel size as well. Still the product is great though some people still find their shadows to crease despite using a primer potion.

Sin Eyeshadow by Urban Decay
Retail: $17.00

My thoughts on Sin. Sin is a main color that tends to get used a great deal in palettes. It's a champagne color with a hint of a rose blush to it. If this came in a matte finish opposed to it's shimmer finish this would definitely be one of my favorite colors. Don't get me wrong, I DO like the color and the shimmer but this is one of those colors I just wish came as a matte as well as a shimmer.

Sin is a fantastic color to use when doing a smokey eye or even a nude eye. It's a versatile color in that it looks great when paired with greens, purples, blues and even pinks. A definite must for your makeup bag.

Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte
Full Size: 0.24 oz
Retail: $19.00

This was a deluxe sample weighing in at .3ml 0.10 fl oz. A little under half the size of a full size tube making this valued at around $9.50.

My thoughts on the mascara. I prefer mini/deluxe samples when it comes to mascara because most full size tubes simply go to waste as you should be throwing it out every three to six months. I would HATE to throw out a full size tube of mascara especially when I paid over $10 for it and used very little. Since mascara is one of those items that spoil easily and can harm your eyes if you don't change it out I think more beauty companies should make travel/deluxe size mascaras for retail and make it at least half the value of a full size.

Bag value: OVER $60!

Is it worth it? So far YES but this was the first bag they sent out. If they keep this up and send out full size products as well as travel size items then heck YES $10 is so worth it even if there are no perks like Birchbox points. I'll let you guys know what I think come January's bag.

Note: This blog entry was originally written on December 11, 2011 at 11:05 AM but was kept as a draft since I couldn't find my camera's transfer cable until the other day (January 3, 2012).


  1. ahh so jealous that you got the December bag! haha. They were sold out by the time I signed up, but I should be getting the January bag which I'm looking forward to! "Sin" is one of my fav Urban Decay shades and thats so awesome that they sent out a full size! :)


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