Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Birchbox Vs. MyGalm (August 12)

It is that time again!  Time for my Birchbox vs. MyGlam rundown.  

Inside My Birchbox:

Beauty Fixation Nail Polish Touch-Up:  I polish my nails a lot, and am always, shall we say, coloring outside of the lines.  I love that this product is portable, and worked pretty well to remove the remains of my over-zealous polishing.  For $5 for 24 applicators, this would be on my must purchase list.

DDF Brightening Cleanser:  I have always been a fan of this brand, so I was very happy to receive a generous sample of this cleanser.  As I have gotten older, I have noticed subtle changes in my skin, including a few sunspots and redness, which this is supposed to tame.  I haven't been using this for that long, but I like the tingling I feel when I am cleansing my skin with it.  I would buy this if I felt it was making a noticeable after a few weeks.

Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy La Fleur:  I do like Juicy perfumes, and this has a pleasant fruity floral smell to it.  It is a light perfume, which means that it wasn't overpowering for daytime wear. Overall, I wasn't impressed by the scent enough to purchase it in the future.

Whish Three Wishes Body Butter:  I received the pomegranate scent, and it was lovely.  I liked the light feel of this body butter.  I would purchase this.

Schick Hydro Silk Razor:  I am new to the world of what I am going to refer to as higher-end razors.  I was always a use it a few times and throw it away, cheapie razor kind of girl.  These moisturizing razors with disposable and refillable heads are new to me, and I am enjoying this concept.  With that being said, Influenster sent me a Venus with Olay razor a few months ago that I have fallen in love with and has replaced all other razors in my life.  I had equally high hopes for the Schick version, and it did not deliver.  After using the Venus version, this feels cheap and much less moisturizing to me.  I would not recommend this razor (but if you are in the market, my Venus With Olay rules).

Inside My MyGlam Bag:

Adorable Pink and Orange Mesh Bag

Eclos Cellular Activator Facial Serum and Eclos Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream:  I tried these a few times and didn't notice anything remarkable.  The website promises a noticeable difference in skin after two weeks, so the jury is still out on this one.

Demeter Roll On Perfume in Dragon Fruit:  I did not like this scent when I smelled it on the roller.  I found it to be cloyigly sweet.  However, when I applied it, I found it to be a much lighter and softly sweet scent.  I like it, but I am not sure I would buy it (although at $6, why not).

Salty Glama-ZOID Eye Shadow:  This blend was made for MyGlam subscribers, and it is an irridescent beige with flecks that come our vaguely violet on me.  Pretty, but I am not a big eye shadow user.  

Circus Nail Polish in Ringmaster:  This is my favorite product out of everything this month.  I loved the fluorescent shade of pink, and you can see how it looks on below.  I would absolutely buy this color.

MyGlam Glam Gloss:  I don't see this available for purchase online, but I really do like it.  It smells like watermelon and is a nice, wearable shade of pink.  The applicator was a little flimsy though.

Overall, I did find things products I enjoyed in both bags.  I would give both shipments a B minus for the month.  Did you see anything here that interested you?


Adele said...

Love the colour on your nails!
Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
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Liv Lundelius said...

Being a make up artist, I am always interested in what others think about beauty products. Thanks for the little review!

Mandy Crandell said...

How cool! I really like the idea of the nail polish touch-up sticks.


Steph said...

I use the Schick Hydro Silk razor and enjoy it...maybe I should give the Venus one a try!

fluff and fripperies said...

They both look good - a razor would always come in handy!

Niki said...

Both look good but it looks like you got a really good Birchbox this month! I could definitely use those nail polish touch ups, I am a mess when I paint my nails with my left hand!

Heather said...

Both collections sound great! I love that bright polish!

Portuguese Prepster said...

love the polish shade!

Stef said...

I absolutely love that nail polish!! The touch up things sound neat.

The Little Flapper said...

I'm obsessed with beauty products but I'm always afraid to try something to bold. I feel it would look silly on me :(

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