I subscribed to Birchbox for a year and have recently stopped due to budget reasons. I subscribed to MyGlam in December of last year, so it's almost been a year. Since they're the same in price ($10/month as of this writing), I'm listing my facts and opinions for each below:
- You fill out a questionnaire that and the results designate what products you'll get. For example, I responded that I'm least likely to spend money on skin care, because it costs so much. This provides products personalized just for you.
- There is a point system that provides credits that can be redeemed for products.
- Birchbox offers all high-end products. These can be purchased at Birchbox's site.
- They offer many products a month, so chances are you won't get everything the same as someone else. Part of the fun is seeing what others get in their box.
- The samples are small and traditionally-sized.
- Plenty of information and prices are available about each product.
- Many months are themed, offering a variety of products, for lips, skin, hair, etc.
- Once I saw I was getting primarily skin care products, I went to my profile and changed the answers on my questionnaire. This did nothing, as I still got primarily skin care products. I was consistently disappointed in my boxes when compared to what other bloggers received.
- While the high-end concept is great--you're exposed to products you might not have access to otherwise--it can be disheartening if you fall in love with a product and not being able to afford it.
- I wish the sample sizes were larger, but they offer around 5-6 items per box.
- If I could be assured I was getting products similar to others, I would rejoin. Most women I've talked to seem to be happy with their boxes.
- You fill out a questionnaire on your beauty profile and features beauty Youtube stars.
- MyGlam offers drugstore and high-end products.
- They offer the same products to everyone, but within the past few months, they now offer at least one product that is different.
- The samples are traditional and deluxe sized.
- Every month is themed.
- A cute bag comes every month and is reusable.
- MyGlam seems to be geared a bit more towards those who are younger, although I have never felt too old when receiving my products.
- While I love drugstore products, some may not. Most of the products are brands I have heard of before.
- Some experienced shipping problems when MyGlam first started. I did not have issues. I've heard mixed reviews. I personally like MyGlam more based on my experience.
MyGlam's August Bag
This month's theme is Endless Summer and here's what's in my bag (l-r):
- Neon pink and orange mesh bag--it's cute and reusable
- Circus polish in Spectacle--some received the pink shade instead. If you remember last month's bag I also received a polish in yellow from this brand.
- MyGlam Lip gloss--gorgeous pink that smells like watermelon.
- Salty Glama ZOIDI eye shadow--it's a white shadow that's pink iridescent. I personally like using this on my inner corners of my eyes or as a highlighter on my cheeks. It is a bit shimmery.
- Demeter Roll On Perfume in Clean Skin--some received a different scent. It smells ok: "a blend of orange, lemon, white rose, bergamot peach and vanilla, make for the perfect shower-fresh scent."
- Eclos Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream and Celluar Activator Facial Serum--The moisturizer is too much for my dry face, but I'll try it again once winter returns. I've naturally not noticed a difference yet in the week I've been using the wrinkle serum, but will update if I do.
Swatched are the shadow and lip gloss
PS: How was your weekend? I went to a Falcon's game (I had amazing seats!), saw The Bourne Legacy (liked), and got new patio furniture (it was on sale and I will use it in the fall when it's cooler here in Atlanta).
So which do you prefer: Birchbox or MyGlam?