Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July MyGlam!

Hey all!  Sorry for going AWOL on you guys all of a sudden.  I'll explain in tomorrow's post, hehe.  But, for the time being, check out July's MyGlam bag!  I just got it in today:

Nice, right?!  I think I'm pretty excited about all the items in this month's bag.  First, it comes with a brightly colored, stripey mesh bag. (I've found several uses for all of my MyGlam makeup bags)  Second, it came with a diverse lot of products: haircare, cleanser, skincare, lip and cheek color, and nail color. (2 of which are full-sized items)  The theme is Beach Beauty:

First up, makeup removing towelettes by Yes To Cucumbers:

I've heard a lot about this brand, but haven't had a chance to try their products yet.  I like the clean, fresh scent of cucumbers and the convenience of being able to remove makeup with just one wipe!  Definitely looking forward to putting this one to the test tonight!

Next is Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain by Josie Maran in Jitterbug, a bright, light pink shade:

Wow, looks like this one is going to pack some punch.  Not sure how it'll look  on me and the fine tip makes me a little skeptical about using it as a cheek stain.  Nonetheless, I'll give it a try and see how it works out...stay posted!

Then we've got Hydro Punch hair conditioner by Nume:

I'm currently using Herbal Essences Hello Hydration 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner.  I think the extra conditioner might be overkill in addition to It's A 10.  We'll see.  My guess is that I'll end up with soft, but really limp and flat hair.

Second to last, we've got Green Apple SPF 15 moisturizer by Juice Beauty, apparently an organic product...cool!

You know I love sunscreen in my beauty products!  Can't wait to try this one out tomorrow morning!

Last, but not least, I have Circus nail color by Andrea's Choice in Somersault:

I'm sure most of you are aware that Andrea is a successful beauty blogger that has reached celebrity status tied with Michelle Phan!  Gee, I wish someone would license my name for a nail polish...lol!  But anyway, I was thrilled to receive this cheerful, egg yolk yellow polish prettily packaged in a stripey cylinder!  I've been craving a yellow polish to add to my collection and this really hit the spot!  I had to try it out right away, check it out:

Unfortunately, it applied EXTREMELY streaky and unevenly and it took a lot of work to get the color to look somewhat uniform.  Overall, however, it's a pretty cute color.  I hope the other colors didn't have the same problem...sometimes it's more of a pigment thing than a formula thing...I'm not sure.  I have the same kind of inconsistent experience with Zoya polishes.

I'll try to update with two posts tomorrow addressing 1.) where I've been and 2.) how the rest of the products work for me!  Thanks for reading and have a great night!  Happy Tuesday to everyone!


p.s. I'm aware that I skipped June's Glam Bag...shame on me!  I'll see about doing a retro-review on that, haha! (there was some pretty cool stuff in that bag...as well as some not-so-cool stuff, lol)


  1. I LOVE that nail polish color and packaging! *~* so pretty. I've gotten that NuMe conditioner in a sample subscription box once and I hated it. I dislike the smell very much and it made my hair oliy :(

    1. Isn't it adorable?! :D Haha, I actually kind of like the smell. I didn't apply it to my scalp, just my ends...doesn't seem to have made much of a difference. I'll see what happens when I curl it.

    2. I probably should have done the same with avoiding the scalp. I didn't like the smell when it was in my hair, while my hair was wet or when it was dry :( Guess it's not for me ;)

  2. This was definitely one of MyGlam's better bags and I love the whole theme. I have the same color nail polish and find that if I use a base coat it comes out great without any streaking. I love the smell of the facial wipes, but they don't remove my eye makeup very well. By the way this is off topic, but what products do you use for your eyes? They really stand out.

    1. Greetings, other Cat! :) My current eyeshadow primer is Candy Eyed by Lime Crime and, although I change up my shadows often, I've been using Coastal Scents' Neutral palette most of this summer. For eyeliner, I've been using the Marbella pen eyeliner I got from June's glam bag...the best pen eyeliner I've encountered so far, though definitely NOT waterproof as they claim. Hmm...I should write a review about it, now that I've mentioned that, lol! Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions. :D