Sooo my first ever GLYMM box came today and as promised I’ve taken some photos!
So the first thing you notice when you open the GLYMM box is that it is a “green” box rather, bag. This is a nice idea. I was looking forward to the nice boxes that it usually comes with ironically, but I think you’ll enjoy it’s replacement.
And voila! It’s a cute reusable sample bag or make-up bag. Mine is in bright pink (not sure if they all are). I have a weird love for boxes so I was quite happy with the old system and would reuse them, but I do see the desire for more green packaging, and I can definitely see myself making use of this zippered bag as well.
The first item that I pulled out of the bag was this Caudalie Paris Gentle Buffing Cream for sensitive skin; I do have sensitive skin so I’m not sure if this was a individualized item or if it was just a coincidence. It is a 15ml size, the full size is 60ml and sells for $35. It is promised to get rid of dead cells and excess sebum by stimulating cellular renewal. Ideal for all skin types, even the most sensitive. This sample has up to 15 uses.
The second item that I pulled out was this pair of CK One Shock colognes for her and him. I don’t think I mind the perfume for her, but I didn’t get a great whiff before I sprayed the his and it overpowered my living room! If I’m not mistaken it’s a bit sweet smelling. I’m usually pretty picky when it comes to perfumes and prefer guys to not wear anything either so I’ll have to see! I may give it to my boyfriend anyway as I don’t have use for it.
Anyway, the samples do come in those tiny vials that everyone hates, however they have a push-down spray top which is 100x better than the removable lid ones. They are 0.04 Fl OZ and a full size 50ml bottle prices at $45.
Next item is Mineral Matte Cucumber Face Sunscreen (SPF 30) by Coola. I don’t want to open it to smell it cause it doesn’t look very resealable. The pamphlet reads: “Protect your face from UV rays with this hydrating, refreshing sunblock. Coola donates a portion of sales to cancer research… Infused with certified organic ingredients like vitamins, antioxidants, Shea Butter and Borage Seed Oil. Apply evenly over face in upward strokes. You’ll have SPF protection immediately after application.” It looks pretty neat - I’ll use it next time I plan to be outside much during the day (hopefully soon haha).
I was immediately pretty excited about this item without even knowing what it was just because it looks awesome. It’s packaged in a really nice jar (similar to how some nice candles are packaged). It is a Crushed Cabernet Scrub by Caudalie as well (you either got this in your GYLMM or a Vinexpert Anti-Aging Serum Eyes and Lips by same company). It is a “natural, wine-inspired body scrub”. The packaging reads: “Use this strong scrub to smooth away imperfections. Along with its coarse granules it also contains the 6 draining and cellulite-fighting organic essential oils of the contouring Concentrate - so boost your slimming regimen! Use once per week.”
It smells really good to me but kind of strong if you’re sensitive to that maybe. I just put a bit on my hand without water and it feels like it may have warming properties as well. I’m pretty excited to try this one anyway. It is a 60g sample and the full size is 150g and retails for $29; you basically get a half-size so that’s great.
Next! NuMe HydroPunch Hydrating Conditioner for dry or coloured hair; “Turn full and damaged hair into vibrant, healthy strands that you can’t help but twirl all day long.” It’s an exclusive product launch, I guess, so that’s neat. The smell is pretty strong and perfume-y. I’m pretty used to more natural shampoos and conditioners with more organic smells I think. I’m excited to try it anyway. I just got a NuMe curling wand as well because of their $100-off coupon. I don’t see the lauryl sulphate etc. in the ingredient list either which is a plus; it’s parabens and paraffins free.
Last but not least! Full size item! The last item for me is Lip Treats by Méreadesso (you either got this or Lip Treats in a tinted colour). It is a full size product at 1.2g (.042oz) but it looks like it usually comes in a set of 2 for $28.00. I got it in clear, which I’m happy with because I’m usually picky with coloured glosses anyway. It feels really hydrating from first use. It apparently doubles as a primer for underneath lipstick as well and prevents waxy buildup.
So that was my first ever GLYMM bag! I’m pretty satisfied. Apart from the colognes which were just an added 6th and 7th sample, I’m looking forward to trying all of the stuff I got. Mostly excited for the Caudalie scrub, trying out the Coola sunblock because I’m always looking for a great matte sunscreen, and I the Méreadesso lip balm.
Stay tuned for my GlossyBox which should come later this month!