Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Birchbox vs. MyGlam Bag

Happy hump day! After getting back from my New York trip, I was excited to have received both my September Birchbox & MyGlam bag on the same day!! 

After excitedly tearing through both of them to discover what fun goodies I got this month, I was actually pleasantly surprised. Here is my review on pros & cons of both boxes this month.


*Details taken from Birchbox card*

{} Benefit Cosmetics | foamingly clean facial wash + refined finish facial polish
Purify your skin with this glycerin-packed cleanser and natural clay exfoliator.

{} Youngblood | Mineral Powder
Prevent makeup meltdowns with this clear gel primer, which contains skin-soothing vitamins and minerals.

{} Color Club | Birchbox Custom Polish
We teamed up with Color Club to create this custom shade, inspired by the Fall 2012 collections.

{} Twistband | Birchbox Custom Lace Hair Tie
Designers went gaga for lace this season and we don't blame them. Get on board with these ouch-free hair ties.

{} Mighty Leaf Tea Company | Teas
Swap your afternoon latte for these yummy tea blends, made from natural, ethically sourced ingredients.

{} Nexxus | Pro-Mend Split End Treatment System
Infused with coconut oil and amino acids, this shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in treatment work together to fix unsightly split ends.

So, I think my September Birchbox was pretty decent. I did unfortunately cancel my subscription because I need to cut back for my budgets sake, and I'm sick of getting useless samples. I do love the nail polish color I got and I am in LOVE with the twistband, I use it all the time and it doesn't leave that nasty crimp after you let your hair down. I am curious to try out the mineral primer to see how it compares to others i have tried. Overall, pretty good last box, maybe in the future I will get back on the Birchbox wagon, but as of now I'll stick with MyGlam {aka ipsy}.


MyGlam Bag:

{} London Soho New York | Smudge Brush
This brush is so amazing and versatile for so many different uses. The bristles are also very soft and easy on the face.

{} Circus by Andrea's Choice | Nail Color
This vibrant purple color, Tightrope, is the perfect addition to my polish collection. 

{} Mirabella | Eye Colour
I am a sucker for natural brown shades of eye shadow and this color, Semiformal, is fantastic.

{} jane. | Sparkle Gloss
This fun lip gloss is a sheer pink with a little sparkle added in it. I'm not a huge fan of too much gloss, but this is a nice go to color.

{} Carols Daughter | Monoi Repairing Split End Sealer
This handy gadget is a must try and I am excited to see if it makes a difference on split ends.

Overall, I am very very pleased with my bag this month and cannot wait until the next. I love that I have decent size samples, pretty much everything is full size with the exception of the split end sealer, but that is also a generous size sample. I also LOVE the simple, classic black cosmetic bag my goodies came in. 


Do you subscribe to any beauty bags such as these, if so what did you get this month? Leave your link in my comments and I'll check your reviews out! 

Linking up with Tara and Katie!


  1. I was definitely happy with my Glam Bag too this month! I mean, you can't complain with a full-sized makeup brush and nail polish for just $10. ;)

  2. I canceled both ... I became a Julep Maven and I just couldn't afford to keep subscribing to everything and I definitely prefer nail polish over random samples LOL

  3. great review! Sad that you had to cancel bb, but I think you made the right choice.

    xo, Emily

  4. Thanks for reviewing the Glam Bag too! I have't heard much about it. I'm so torn on BB....some months I love it (September, for example) but sometimes I just think it's a waste! I have one too many perfume samples that I don't care for :( I've been thinking about canceling for budget reasons too....but keep defending it thinking it's only $10! I'll have to look into the Glam Bag- looks intriguing!!

  5. i prefer birchbox because it seems to be more high end beauty products. that's just my personal preference though. but your myglam bag was pretty good this month!

  6. Hellooo! I'm Courtney, your newest follower!

    Thanks so much for reviewing both of these exciting packages you received in the mail! I have been waiting for my invitation from Birchbox, and hadn't even heard about Glam Bag until I read your post. Needless to say, it sounds like more my "thing" than Birchbox, so I headed over to the ipsy website to sign up!

    xo,Courtney @