PDP Exclusives by Rebecca

Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Glam - January Bag

              So last month My Glam was the buzz of a beauty group I am in. Everyone was excited about it. Of course I was late to the party as usual and missed out on the December bag. I subscribed late December which entitled me to a January bag.
             So what is My Glam? It is similar to Birchbox. It is subscription based, $10 monthly entitles you to a bag filled with deluxe samples and full size products. In my opinion it is more makeup themed than Birchbox. So far it has included more well know, high end brands and more actual makeup than Birchbox.  Here is some information from the My Glam website.

        Michelle Phan has inspired countless girls around the world through her beauty video tutorials on YouTube. Every day, the question Michelle gets asked the most is: “What are the right products for me?”
         With infinite beauty product combinations in the marketplace, choosing the best items for your needs can be a challenge! That was why Michelle created MyGlam. Michelle and her team of stylists have selected products they love, for you to try. Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month. 

                 This is only the second month of operation for My Glam. The response to this company opening has been tremendous and they already have over 50,000 fans on facebook. That being said, they do seem to have some issues so far with billing, subscriptions and shipping. Quite a few people who were supposed to get January bags did not and some people got 2 or 3 bags by mistake. I personally had no issues at all. I am hoping that they are able to remedy the issues and run smoothly in the coming months. I recieved my box around the 18th. It came in a pink shiny bubble mailer. Total glam touch!!
            Everything ( except for the full size Freeman product) was inside of this little pouch. It is cute but I would have prefered another sample product in place of the bag. The theme of this months bag was " Back to Nature". I wasnt thrilled with this only because it seems like Birchbox has been on the same theme for a few months now.

    What it is:
  • A creamy dual shade concealer that can be custom blended to create the perfect shade for your skin tone.
    What it does:
  • The Sheer Cover Duo concealer instantly conceals blemishes, scars, dark spots, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone for a flawless, natural look. It provides variable coverage – sheer and creamy perfect for under eye circles or more opaque for blemishes, scars etc.
    What else you need to know:
  • The Duo Concealer is enriched with natural, moisturizing Jojoba to help nourish and restore the skin’s natural moisture balance. It provides antioxidant protection from free-radical scavengers while allatoin helps calm and sooth sensitive, irritated skin.
                SHEERCOVER  appears to be a mineral type company and this concealer is available for purchase only in a large skin care/makeup set which I find annoying. I only use concealer on my brow bone. I normally use a cheap stick concealer because it is easiest to apply but I tried this one out and liked it. The colors seem to match well with my skin tone. Overall it is a nice product but I would not purchase it because it is only available in a set and I prefer the stick style concealer.

Hot Ticket Nail Polish by The Balm

                 I was very excited to see this polish and even more happy about the color. I took it with me to the nail salon and it is so pretty!!! At $10 a bottle it is a bit pricey for my taste especially when there are so many well known brands that perform awesome for under $10. I probably would not buy this brand of polish because of the price.

    What it is:
  • Wen is a single step Cleansing Conditioner with natural ingredients. The most important thing about Wen is actually what it’s NOT. It’s not a shampoo.
    What it does:
  • Wen avoids sodium laurel sulfate and other damaging detergents usually found in shampoos, so it won’t strip hair and scalp of natural oils. The astringent and antibacterial properties found in the Cleansing Conditioner thoroughly cleanse the hair without lather or harsh ingredients. It’s designed to add sheen, luster, moister, manageability and helps enhance color retention.
    What it is formulated WITHOUT:
  • Sodium laurel sulfate
  • Harsh detergents
    What else you need to know:
  • Wen is the creation of the celebrity stylist, Chaz Dean, and is the must have hair product for stars such as Alyssa Milano. It can be used for straight, wavy, curly, color treated or ethnic hair!
                I am on the fence about this one. I have been using it for the last 11 days or so. At first I really liked it. My hair looked really good but now it is starting to seem quite limp and greasy. I have read that this is expected because Wen contains no detergents and is basically a form of "No Poo".  I have also heard that if you stick with it past the whole greasy hair stage you will be amazed at the results. I however caved and used some normal shampoo. Once again this product is only available in a hair care set. A 30 day supply is $29.95 which isn't bad if you are used to a more expensive hair care regimen. I personally use Suave Professionals on the advice of my hair stylist. You could also just google " No Poo" method which is much, much cheaper then Wen.

Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Masque by Freeman

  What it is:

  • Get hooked on a Feeling: A Feeling Beautiful skin care product, that is! Feel Beautiful with Freeman Beauty’s favorite facial mask!
    What it does:
  • This ever so fun mask gently peels away impurities while Cucumber extract leaves skin silky smooth. Perfect for normal to combination skin.
    What else you need to know:
  • Freeman Beauty products are loaded with botanical ingredients that naturally cleanse, moisturize, soothe and refresh to have you looking and feeling your best! Looking like a million bucks shouldn’t cost a million bucks and Freeman offers affordable products that make premium beauty care within reach to all. So lather up, slather on, spritz in!
  • At Freeman Beauty, we live and breathe beauty! We know that beauty is more than skin deep – that’s why we’ve loaded our products with botanical ingredients that naturally cleanse, moisturize, soothe and refresh to have you looking and feeling your best! Looking like a million bucks shouldn’t cost a million bucks and we are proud to offer affordable products that make premium beauty care within reach to all. So lather up, slather on, spritz in! No matter what Freeman Beauty product you use, we’ve got your back. In fact, we’ve got you covered from head to toe!

          This product reminded me of being 16 again. I used to love this mask and this company. I was happy to see a full size product but not too happy about this mask in general. I am just not into the whole peel off thing. It is gross. So I tried to just wash it off which was pretty difficult. It did make my skin feel refreshed and hydrated so that was a plus. I would not buy this mask but I would buy a different mask by Freeman because it is affordable and available at Target.

          So that was My Glam bag for January. Do you subscribe to My Glam? If so, did you get a bag this month? What did you think about it? I liked this bag. I have a great time trying new products even if they arent something I would normally buy or are out of my price range. I really like the polish . The My Glam website is a little boring and basic compared to Birchbox. Another thing I dislike is that you can't purchase products directly through My Glam. If you click the "Buy Now" option it takes you to the product ( company) website. Overall I am pleased and will continue to subscribe. I hope in the coming months My Glam smooths out all the wrinkles, jazzes up the website, offers products for purchase through the My Glam site and starts a points program like Birchbox for referrals and reviews.

Thanks for reading.          


  1. I was one of the unlucky ones who got a shipping confirmation, but no bag. They were very prompt at issuing my refund, so it's all good, I guess... but I really wanted my bag :(

    1. Oh man, That sucks Bekka. Are they offering anything else above the refund?

  2. I didn't get in for this month but I'm signed up for February. Wen is also available from QVC, if you buy from them you can just buy the bottle of whichever scent you want they have all sizes but I agree it is pricey that's the main reason I stopped using it lol.

  3. I tried to sign up but said SOLD out...strange

    1. I am pretty sure they sell out every month. They only have a certain amount of product available.