Abandoning My Glam Bag

The title makes it sound sadder than it is. After all, the word “My” is deceptive, for I never truly felt like My Glam Bag was MINE. I kept thinking I wanted something entirely different.

Last month I got my first My Glam Bag, and thought, “meh.” This month I got another bag, and again thought, “meh”, but in a different way.

Let’s go through the good, the bad, and the meh.

First of all, I thought the bag was cute this month. Love the abstract flowers in orange, green, blue and purple. Also, the brands were higher-end, which addressed my complaint last month. There were two samples from Murad, one from Keracolor, and one from Pur-lisse. The bonus was a decent shader eye shadow brush and case. I actually have a shader brush which is softer; I think mine is natural hair and this one is synthetic.

And now on to my issue with this month’s bag. It’s entitled “0.17, 0.14, 0.015, and 0.17.” Those are the fluid ounces included, respectively, in my samples for Keracolor Color Enhancing Leave-in Treatment, Pur-lisse Essential Daily Moisturizer (MORE MOISTURIZER!), Murad Eye Lift Perfector, and Murad Absolute Bronzing Booster. Tiny, tiny samples! If I stopped by Sephora, they would give me samples that size or larger for free. Plus, even if I could use them more than once, foil sachets don’t keep their contents once they’re open. The only thing in a decent sample container is the bronzer, and I don’t bronze! I’m too white–it makes me look like I rolled in red clay. I got a coupon for Dermstore, but again, it’s a “spend to save” deal–buy $50 worth, get $25 off. I tried to go on the site last night, and it kept freezing up on me. I may buy some things I would buy anyway to use the coupon, but not necessarily.

Basically, there were no full-size products in this bag, no makeup products (which is why I signed up) except for the bronzer which I don’t want, and the “deluxe size” samples are anything but. It just isn’t good value for my money.

So Birchbox wins my hard-earned product sample money! Yay, Birchbox!

February Birchbox

My video host, Vimeo, gives options of stills from your video to use as a cover image for that video. Apparently there was no time in this video where my mouth was not open, and I was not looking like lunatic with a manifesto. So…something to look forward to.

Also, Vimeo is awesome.

November Birchbox Review

I finally got around to reviewing my products from my November Birchbox. It was a pretty good month. But I still wish I got that pop rocks chocolate some people got in their box instead of paper letterpress coasters.

And here are the letterpress coasters I was talking about:

Note that I hiccuped at the end, but didn’t bother to edit it out. I was nearly done, so couldn’t be bothered.

Video Blog: Birchbox August Review

I’m back! I haven’t abandoned this blog, I promise. And the first thing I wanted to do is a review of the Birchbox products I got the other day. This week I have a great idea that is going to be across multiple posts, so I’m excited with that. And then eventually I’ll have a fantastic guest blogger talking about her favorite things. Hang in there with me!

Furnished Souls–August Birchbox Review from Furnished Souls on Vimeo.

Video Blog: Birchbox Review

Two new things today! My first ever video blog (be kind!), complete with a new Furnished Souls Vimeo channel in case I get in the habit; and my first Birchbox review! It was too long, and I had to edit it, and I seem to have chosen the strangest expressions to cut on. *Sigh* (Oh, and FYI–I messed up my statistics. The sample Zoya bottle was 0.25 fluid oz.–the regular bottles are 0.50 fluid oz.)

July Birchbox Review–Furnished Souls. from Furnished Souls on Vimeo.

Links:
Birchbox
Cynthia Rowley
Ahava
Philosophy
Redken
Zoya
Kind Snacks

Let me know if you have any ideas for future video blogs!