Got my GlamBag in yesterday from MyGlam :)! It’s a beauty subscription service where you pay $10 a month and get a random grab bag of items (includes the cost of the bag + shipping). You can also get a year subscription for $110 (save $10). I signed up in December when subscriptions were open (they’re sold out now, and only open once every month or two for a few days…) and this is my fourth bag.
Although there are a lot of haters of the service, I’ve enjoyed at least one thing from the bag every month, and usually the cost of the bag goes above the cost (ESPECIALLY when you count that it includes shipping). The bags have been cute, and I really love the bag that came with this month (a lilac pink bag) since I love pink!
This month’s theme was: “Girls Night Out”
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The items in this month’s bag are:
- A pink metallic makeup bag
- MyGlam all-over eyeshadow brush (made of pony hair)
- MyGlam eyeliner brush (made of nylon)
- All-Belle false eyelashes in “Princess Leah”
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye pencil in “Ransom”
- Dermstore Lip Quench lip treatment
MyGlam all-over eyeshadow brush
I have to say I enjoyed the blending brush from March’s bag a little more. This brush is nice, but somewhat stiff (since it’s for packing on shadows). MyGlam does have high quality brushes custom made for them though :) Supposedly it’s a manufacturer (from Hong Kong?) that makes brushes for a lot of high end companies. I also like how they disclosed the brush was made from pony hair. I don’t mind using that since it’s usually just from the tail (like violin bows etc). Hoping it softens up with use though :)
MyGlam eyeliner brush
WOW! I’m impressed with how stiff/thin/precise this brush is! I do like using my MAC eyeliner brush more, but this brush stays stiff enough to get a good line across, and is great for making a thin wing :)! It just doesn’t do thick lines well since the shadow doesn’t stay on the side of the brush so much… just on the thin tip part, which is what people usually do with liner brushes anyway lol
All-Belle False Eyelashes
This is a really popular and famous brand in Taiwan for hand-making their eyelashes! A lot of the famous Taiwanese stars/idols wear them, and the thing I like about them is that they’re good for everyday use (compared to my Japanese gyaru lashes lol). I got the style in “Princess Leah” which is in the pink box. I’m not familiar with the different types, but I did see blue, red, orange, and yellow boxes as well. The date on the box is the manufacturing date (Feb 20, 2012) and it comes with lash glue that can be used until 2014! I think I’ll just use my rubber glue for easy removal since I want to use them multiple times :) The site says they can be used up to about 10 times (which is usually how many times I’ll use lashes). I only wish MyGlam had a way to purchase more, but I know they’re also sold on eBay from overseas companies :)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye pencil
Urban Decay (“UD”) makes awesome eye pencils, and they really stay well. I love their range of colors! The colors sent with this bag are from the Electric Set they released. These are travel sized, which are 0.03oz. The full sized pencils are 0.04oz and sell for $19.00 each, so it’s a great deal! UD has the Electric Set (with 5 travel sized pencils) on sale for $19.00 (from $32.00). I ended up getting Ransom (purple with blue iridescence), but I was really hoping for Woodstock (pink) and/or Junkie (green with gold). LUCKILY, MyGlam has a pretty cool community and I traded my Ransom for another glammie’s Woodstock. Then I traded my spare UD Whiskey (brown) travel pencil for another glammie’s Junkie LOL!
** Urban Decay is offering free shipping on any purchase of eyeshadow, eye pencil, or Big Fatty mascara with the code: MYGLAM
DermStore Lip Quench - Moisture Infused Lip Treatment
Not much to say for this, except that it’s amazing :) It comes out of the tube slightly pink and shimmery, but doesn’t really color your lips. It does give a nice “my lips but better” look though~ Smells and tastes delicious (fruity… some say strawberries… others say Jamba Juice. I think it smells like guavas and passion fruit lol). It retails for $12.00 and was just released by Dermstore in tube form! Dermstore is also promoting it, and it will come free with EVERY order from them for a limited time :) Goes great with the MyGlam discount code (discount + free lip quench!) :) Did I mention, Dermstore has free shipping ALL THE TIME (no minimum amount or code required) and gives free samples :D
** Dermstore is offering $15 off any order of $30 or more with the code: APRIL15