Sunday, January 1, 2012

Birchbox vs. MyGlam: Pros and Cons!

With so many "beauty sample boxes" out there today, I wanted to take a moment to do a quick comparison/contrast of the two that I am currently subscribed to. I hope this will helpful to those of you who are currently trying to decide which service to sign up for :)

Birchbox offers 4-5 monthly samples that are "tailored to you" based on a survey you fill out when you sign up for the service. The box costs $10, and the products range from makeup to skincare, haircare, and nail products. There is also the added bonus of having the Birchbox shop which offers you a one-stop-shop to pick up the full-sized versions of the products while also racking up loyalty points to use on future purchases. 

This month I received:                                      
~Harvey Prince "Yogini" perfume sample
~Jouer lip gloss
~L'Oreal Mythic Oil
~Befine gentle cleanser
~Extras (Fashion tape, Vitamin C drink mix)

Bottom line: Great range of products, added bonus of online store and loyalty system, but not strictly makeup.

MyGlam offers 4-5 monthly samples (sometimes even full-sized products!) for $10 a month. These products are generally makeup-type products only, and there are also online tutorials from top YouTubers to show different ways to use all of the products. The products so far have been from top beauty brands, and have all been some of my favorites, but this is my first month with MyGlam, so I will have to do another update once I get a few more bags to see if they are still sending mostly makeup. They also include cards with more information on each product, and some of them came with promo codes for the corresponding web stores. 

This month I received:
~Urban Decay "Sin" eyeshadow (full-size)
~Urban Decay Primer Potion
~NYX Matte Lip Cream (full-size)
~Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara
~Mai Couture blotting papers

Bottom Line: Amazing beauty products, accompanying online tutorials, but no loyalty system or convenient place to buy all of the products at once. 

Check out my video to see a more in-depth view of the products contained in each!

I hope this helps!

You can find out more information about each service using these links:

1 comment:

  1. Hi Emily!

    I saw your video about birch x myglam in youtube and I can tell you how luck you are to have options to choice :)

    Here in Brazil we have the GlossyBox, that is very nice as well, but they have so many delivery probs...and we cannot change because it's the only one we have =/ And here it costs around 20 dolars!

    I hope someday we can have MyGlam also :)

    Kisses and have a nice weekend!

    Raissa Kahn