Friday, January 13, 2012

More Beauty Samples for Canadians: December Glymm Box

Just a little while ago my December Holiday 2011 Glymm box arrived. Glymm is a beauty product sampling subscription service that works much like Luxebox does. The cost is $10 CAD plus tax per month. Each month a new beauty filled box arrives with a 4-5 large samples to try out. Upon receival,  they have a survey for your opinions on the products and an opportunity to purchase full size products of some of the products from Glymm. Each survey completed and each box purchased contributes to points that can then be used towards purchasing products on the Glymm site.  In addition to full size versions of samples, Glymm also sells many full size products on their website that have been available in previous sample boxes or from brands that may have made appearances in their sample boxes.

My box included 5 beauty products, a coupon code to use online and a wee jar of jelly beans :)  I received deluxe samples of Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream, Ahava Mineral Hand Cream and Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne Eau de Parfum.  I also received Sula Beauty Natural Lip Gloss in Mesmerizing and a Lise Watier Flash Lift Radiance vial.

I guess with the cold weather going around, Canadian ladies need a lot of love in the hand cream department, so two samples isn't a bad idea at all! Ahava Dead Sea Water Mineral Hand Cream has a very light floral scent.  It absorbs easily into my skin with little residue.  It does not feel oily at all.  I've used Ahava before from a friend that went to Israel.  Ahava uses Dead Sea minerals with witch hazel extracts to smooth dry skin.

Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream has a fruity scent.  Once again, it is fast absorbing.  I find this one has less residue and is more moisturizing than the Ahava Dead Sea Water Mineral Hand Cream. Between the two, I'd probably get the Caudalie cream since I prefer the scent, it is faster absorbing and I could get it at Sephora.

The YSL Parisienne Eau de Parfum is definitely one to love.  It starts off as a candied berry floral that dries down to reveal some rose notes.  I really want a bottle of this!

The Lise Watier Flash Radiance vial is still on my vanity to be used.  It is my second that I have received.  The first being from my November Luxebox. To be honest, I am always a little doubtful on instance results.  As well, I have yet to have a really bad night of sleep to warrant using this. 

Lastly, I got Sula Beauty Natural Lip Gloss in Mesmerizing.  I am not a fan of the scent straight out of the tube.  It is extremely sweet for my nose. On my lips, it isn't so strong, but it is enough where I wouldn't want to wear it.  (Sorry, gotta be honest!)  The gloss itself is non-sticky and has a medium thickness feel to it.  The color in the tube is a deep berry with shimmer.  On lips, it comes off quite sheer.  Perhaps if the scent was less strong, I'd try a different shade, but for the moment, I'll try some others lip glosses.

Overall, I thought this was a good mix of beauty products.  I think that perhaps a hair product would've been a better option instead of two hand creams.  I like that their website has quite a few products available for purchase that can tend to be hard to find.  Until the next pretty pink Glymm box, enjoy the pictures!

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