Thursday, October 25, 2012

That title is no lie, at least in my opinion.
And since this is my little corner of the blogging world, that's what you're opinions.

In the past I've told myself I deserve a $10/month treat.
It's a great way to try out new products on the cheap.
Also, who doesn't love getting fun mail?
Win. Win.

My Glam Bag was SO MUCH BETTER than my Birchbox.
Couldn't have been happier that I made the switch!

Now, let me tell you why I'm on my soap box.

I initially subscribed to Birchbox.
Last month I had shipping issues with  them, so much so that I cancelled my account.  After very little assistance from BB customer service in the matter, I opted to cancel my account with them and go with Glam Bag.  Of course I chose to cancel the same day BB had already billed my account, so October would bring me a box from each company. 

Here's what went down last month.  My BB box was more than a week late. Everyone else was already posting pictures and reviews so my box would be no surprise.  I emailed customer service explaining I had not received my box, they waited a couple of days to reply, and then had the nerve to tell me their records showed it was delivered so my records must be wrong.
Hey, BB, I'm here and my BB is not.  FIX IT.
End of story.
What happened to faith in the customer?
I guess I was just out a box.

Well, the box came the next day and it was a piss poor excuse for a box.  
Not only was I annoyed by the piss poor customer service, it was getting to the point where I felt like BB didn't even pay attention to my preferences. 
They were just mailing me an assortment of samples.
I can get those from the beauty counters at the mall and save $10/month.

I hopped online, cancelled my account and immediately signed up for a Glam Bag subscription.  They charge the same amount, and instead of putting money into a box, they send you a makeup bag every month! Sounded good to me.

This is how it shook out when my boxes arrived this month...

My Glam Bag showed up a day earlier than the expected arrival date.
Look at that, BB, someone who knows how to ship! Take a lesson.
Anyway, I couldn't wait to open the pouch.
First, I loved the bag.
Second, I couldn't believe I had not one, but TWO full size products in my bag.
The other three items were sample sizes.
(BB, take another lesson, FULL SIZE PRODUCTS.)
The Mirenesse Lip Bomb alone has a retail value of $35!
The Be a Bombshell onyx eyeliner has a retail value of $14!
Look at that, only three items in, including the bag, and I already feel like I've gotten a great deal and a great bag.
The smaller items include The Balm What's your Type? mascara, Couture Colour pequi oil treatment, and Coastal Scenets eye shadow.
GB sent me all the colors I would normally use. It was great.
 Tuesday, I tried the liner and mascara out before work.
I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the pen style eyeliner...but...
They lasted all day without smudging and don't my lashes look great?
I can't wait to see what next month's bag has in store.

My BB, shockingly enough, showed up 3 days past the expected delivery date.
I was highly annoyed.
I opened the box and was instantly disappointed.
More samples.
More things that aren't me.
I don't think I'll even use much of what was in the box.
Instead of going into more detail about how displeased I am, I'll stop here.
No sense in beating a dead BB.

Instead, I'm going to focus on the positive.
I'm so glad I made the switch!
If you've been displeased with BB lately, like I've read so many of you are, you should make the switch too. 
It's so worth it!
In case you missed it at the top, here's the link to Glam Bag:

(Please know these are all of my own opinions. I don't receive anything from any of these companies for sharing my thoughts. I'm just a very pleased customer on one hand and a very displeased customer on the other.  Too bad for BB I have a platform to share.)

PS: Wouldn't a subscription to one of these places be a good Christmas/Holiday gift?  You could subscribe for someone for a certain number of months.  Just an idea.  You're welcome.

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  1. Dude. There is not even a comparison when you look at both boxes. I'm going to Glam Bag now!! Thanks for this post!

  2. OH NO...I just signed up for BirchBox and am getting my first box on Monday! Okay...this is a good test. If I hate it then I know where to go. LOVE the full size sample.

    Also, the eye shadow looks great on you...Tres Belle!! :)

  3. I have been wondering about BB! I soooo want that cheveron bag! Omg! I am gonna have to try glam! Thanks for the info!

  4. I checked out Glam Bag and I'm debating on it.

  5. Definitely going to have to check this out! Thanks for the post!

  6. I need to get in in these things. I live samples. And free? Hell yes! I've seen other people complain about BB too so I won't be joining them.

  7. I am so with you. I have seen so many on BB but they don't look nearly as good as Glam Bag. If I had the extra money I would be a Glam Bag girl any day.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cody @Solemn Sound

  8. Definitely! MyGlam is so much better, I'm glad I switched.


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