Daily Archives: December 31, 2011

December Glymm Box Review

This was my first Glymm box so I am not sure what I was expecting but I am happy with it. The only disappointing thing really was that I got two hand creams, getting two in one box is a bit disappointing but not the end of the world. The idea is to try new stuff. The perfume sample was a bit meh too, especially after getting two in my Luxe Box. Also, my sister got a really cute perfume sample in hers in this cute box and in a cute little bottle – I really liked the way hers was packaged. I did like that the box had a full size lip gloss.

December Glymm Box Review

Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream 15ml (full size 75ml $19)
Ahava Mineral Hand Cream 0.68fl oz (full size 3.4oz $20)
Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne Eau de Parfum (full size 50ml $75)
Sula Beauty Natural Lip Gloss full size Secret Crush 0.5fl oz $8
Lise Watier Ampoule Flash Life Eclat 1ml (bonus? wasn’t on my card)
$10 Gylmm Gift Card
Jelly Bellys (yum!)

The Ahava Mineral Hand Cream has a nice smell to it haven’t tried it yet though. The perfume smells alright.

Eventually I am going to have to decide what box I like better, getting two every month seems a bit silly.

I did like the $10 card in this month’s box, thinking about seeing if I can combine that with some of my Glymm Points and order myself something free on their website store. I like free! I already ordered a free lip gloss with some of my points. Do really like their points system.

If you sign up for your own Glymm Box using my referral link you will get 100 points to start your account off, 100 points is equal to $10! That is what I used to order my lip gloss. :)

December Loose Button Luxe Box Review

At first I was pretty disappointed with this month’s Luxe Box, well I guess I still kind of am. At first glance it looks really great and full of nice size products and it is, but this is what got me.

The Moroccanoil stuff was to make up for sending out an expired product last month – that I am going to use anyway. It doesn’t really go bad.

From the email Loose Button sent out:

As a token of our appreciation and to compensate for any inconvenience this may have caused to you, we are sending you a Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray and a special something in your next box, as a replacement for the expired Hydrating Styling Cream.

It was nice to see a full size product in the box, but really it’s only a basic $4 eye liner. And two perfume samples? Did they really need to send two? These are like the ones you get free in the drug store. The face cream looks nice and according to a card in the box it is worth $41 for the sample size. To me it feels like all I really got was a $4 eye liner and a face cream (thought expensive!) since the Moroccanoil was a “bonus” for the screw up last month and the perfume samples are free most places.

December Loose Button Luxe Box Review

DDF Advanced Firming Cream 14g (full size 48g $140)
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray 75ml (full size 300ml $24)
Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo 70ml (full size 240ml $22)
Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner 70ml (full size 240ml $21)
Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps Perfume 1.2ml (full size 50ml $72)
Nina Ricci Nina Fragrance 1.2ml (full size 50ml $65)
NYX Slim Eye Pencil Black full size 1g $4
Belgian Chocolate

The box was still nice, and I will keep my subscription (read a lot of people cancelling on Facebook) but it was a bit disappointing. After looking on their Facebook some people got worse and some people got a lot better – it seems like if you pay for a year in advance you get better boxes. Not sure what to think about that.

I think the November Luxe Box was actually better – I would of thought the special “Holiday Edition” box would had more “WOW” – maybe my expectations were too high? Probably.

I honestly haven’t tried anything for the November box, this one or my Glymm box yet! I need to get on that ASAP. Not sure what I am waiting for. The point is to try this stuff! I did smell it at least. The Moroccanoil stuff smells nice and the perfumes aren’t bad – like the Nina one better the other one is a little floral. And I do use black eye liner all the time – hopefully it goes on nice.

Get your own Luxe Box here.

Boxing Day Shopping: Hallmark 2011 Keepsake Christmas Tree Ornaments 50% Off

This post is a few days late…

I braved the malls on boxing day mostly for one thing, Hallmark. I was there first thing to get dibs on all the half price keepsake ornaments. Even at 50% off they are still on the pricier side, but you have to indulged sometimes.

While I was out I did get a couple other things but I just wanted to share the decorations I picked up because I love them so much.

Boxing Day Shopping: Hallmark 2011 Keepsake Christmas Tree Ornaments 50% Off

Laughing All The Way Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Look Who’s Pook-a-Looz! (Mickey Mouse) Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Santa’s Sweet Ride Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Play Family House Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
1966 Batmobile Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Happiness Is A Warm Cookie (Peanuts) Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Hello, Snow! (Winnie The Pooh) Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011

As you can see I seriously have a problem with the Hallmark decorations. I may have went a bit overboard… may. I also bought Gizmo earlier in the year, happy I did because they were sold out on boxing day. Have also spent some time on eBay buying up a few of the Star Wars ships for my fiance. We really do have a pretty kick ass Christmas tree!

There is a couple more I have my eye on, but only if I can get them 75% off.

Other than Hallmark I picked up a few candles 75% off at Bath and Body Works – I love Bath and Body Works!