Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March 2012 Birchbox VS March 2012 MyGlam Bag

How odd...both my GlamBag and my Birchbox arrived on the same day. So what better than a...

MyGlam VS Birchbox Post

This month subscribers were emailed the option to have "Teen Vogue" themed box, the regular one, or to be surprised. I chose the surprise, since they did mention that the Teen Vogue box was not just for teens. Although, I sure do wish I was a teen.

This is my ink pen!!! It didn't come with the box, it's here to give you an idea of the size of these products.

Petite Cherie Perfume Sample, Full size Essie Luxe Effects Polish, and a Twistband Hair Tie: Can I just tell you that I squealed out loud when I saw a full sized bottle of Essie polish. Literally, I was my office, and I squealed out loud. I had to make sure nobody saw me be a total dork. This was a score for sure(ha..that rhymes). I like perfume samples. I prefer floral scents so this is a good one for me. And I don't know about the ponytail holder. Kind of lame looking if you ask me. I'll try it, but I bet it's not meant for 10lbs of thick Italian hair. 

Tarte Lipstain in the shade Amused: Full size lip moisture tint. See that box...creates a 6000% increase in lips' moisture. What?? I don't even know if they need to be that wet, but yeah, I'm pleased. A nice full size sample of tinted lip moisturizer. Score! 

Here's what it looks like on the back of my hand

 Oil Blotting Papers: this is a product that I have seen a few times over the years and have never taken to. Why? Because I am just as satisfied with the results of using toilet paper for blotting. I don't need a special paper to do it with. I remember trying them when I was a teen. I was more greasy then. But I carried a pack around in my purse for ages and never used them. I'm guessing that's what will happen to these as well. So I'll probably just hand them to the next greasy teen that walks through my door.

MyGlam Bag
Ugly bag this month guys!!! Where did you get this fabric? Your grandma's antique stuffed furniture? Yuck! 

A big pink leather brush holder with a brush inside: This is okay. Nothing too exciting. 

DermaStore Samples and Coupon: I wasn't too thrilled with this either. Although...I looked inside and that coupon is for $25 off a $50 purchase to Dermastore, and they sell Butter London. So, I will be checking that out and trying to make use of that coupon. Perhaps they'll have the Nail Foundation set I've had my eye on for months now. 

Full Size Pur-lisse Lip Balm: it's just regular lip balm. No color. I use lip balm a lot. So I'm sure I'll use this one. It was full size and that's always a plus. 

And my March 2012 Birchbox VS March 2012 MyGlam Bag Winner Is...

Full size samples of more than one product and nail polish. Sorry, that's all it took for me. 

My experience so far with these services has been good. You can look up my past reviews by visiting the Birchbox or MyGlam tags on the left of my page. 

I like them both. I have been happier with some months than others, but overall, I haven't found a reason yet to stop subscribing to either. They are worth $10 in my book. It's fun getting the package in the mail and I have really enjoyed trying new products. 

Both subscriptions are $10 a month. Below are links if you would like to find out more about the companies or are interested in signing up. I get referrel credit for the Birchbox link, but MyGlam Bag doesn't have any kind of referrel program, so that's just a regular link. 


  1. im tempted to jump ship and go from myglam to birchbox... i was okay satisfied with this months myglam..the only thing i liked is the 3lab perfect cleansing foam i got.. >.<

  2. Ugh! It is totally downhill when you compare the too! I got the lip comfort too, but a smaller size. Extremely lame on My Glam's part. I also thought the pattern on the bag was hideous, I even forgot to mention the bag at all in my blog, haha! I loved my Essie, I got the same color in my Birchbox!

  3. What about "The Look Bag"? I receive Birchbox and got my first box this month (I didn't opt for the Teen box though). I found The Look Bag and MyGlam Bag... have you ever tried The Look Bag? My guess is, what is paying for 2 more bags, right? More samples!