Thursday, February 23, 2012

Birchbox vs. MyGlam: February

I started my monthly Birchbox subscription back in December.  I really enjoy receiving the little brown boxes and playing with all of the goodies inside.  I also enjoy reading all of your blogs and seeing the different thing you guys end up with. Recently, Elle over at ElleSees told me that there was a competing company called MyGlam which had some really cool monthly packages too.  Of course, I had to check it out (for the sake of blog research).  

My experience signing up for each of these monthly subscriptions was a bit different.  Both companies have you fill out a survey to determine what kind of products they will send you.  Also, they each cost $10 a month.  Birchbox let me order a box right away (in the next month that they shipped).  MyGlam made me wait a while.  I had to go on a waiting list.  Of course, this made me want to bag even more. I don't know if it is like that every month, or if once you are a member of MyGlam, you are a member.  Does anyone know?

So what did I get this month?


Inside the Birchbox:
Dermalogica: Microfoliant  OK, to be honest, I have used this product for years, and I swear by it as a gentle daily exfoliant.  
Eye Rock: Designer Liner
Jouer:  Luminizing Moisture Tint
Juice Beauty: Blemish Clearing Serum
Heart Shaped Nail File
Six free downloads from Green River Ordinance


Inside the MyGlam Bag:
Cute pink and black heart design bag
X Out: Shine Control
NYX:  Roll On Shimmer
Premier:  Dead Sea Cinderella Mask
NuMe:  Professional Styling Tools & Hair Extensions $100 gift card (if anyone wants this, let me know, and I will send you the code.).
Freeman:  Facial Mask Sachet in Goji Berry

Which do I like better?  Well neither package blew me away.  However, I am looking forward to seeing what will arrive in March.  I don't know how long I will keep both of these subscriptions up.  Hopefully, one of them will be a clear winner soon.

Do you subscribe to either of these companies?  Do you like one better than the other?  Are there more subscription services out there that I am not aware of?  I know about JulepMaven and the Umba Box.  Both services look like a lot of fun, and are on the list of things I might try one day (again, for the sake of blog research).  I look forward to reading your comments about these services.

7 comments:

Adele said...

I've never signed up to any of these.From looking at them on other blogs they look a bit hit & miss xoxo
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The Blonde Duck said...

Sounds like a great little treat!

Beautyshades said...

I never signed up to any of this beauty boxes but sometimes they have great full size products.

Heather said...

These collections sound like so much fun! I've definitely considered signing up.

BlueVanilla said...

I have birchbox...meh...its ok. I have never been blown away. But interested in myglam! Have a good day!
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High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Ooooooh......I want a Birchbox!

The Little Flapper said...

All those treats look lovely <3

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