Saturday, March 31, 2012

My Current Skincare Routine - Morning

I had one of my real life friends request a post about this because we have very similar skin types (oily, acne-prone skin). I don't have a perfect system down yet. However, I think my routine is pretty good. I don't get breakouts as much as a used to, which makes me happy.

Morning routine:

I start out by washing my face with Kiss Foaming Cleanser from Silk Naturals. I do as they suggest and use their foaming bottle and dilute the cleanser. They suggest a 30% cleanser to 70% water ratio. Warning: Because of the part of the foaming bottle that sticks down into the bottle itself, you need to use less cleanser than you think to get the right proportions without overflowing the bottle (maybe that's just my issue though...). Next time I have to mix, I think I'm going to put the water in first, then the cleanser. I love that this cleanser is really gentle. I also like that it is so light on the skin when using the foaming bottle. I use a washcloth to wipe the cleanser off my face, and this doesn't gunk up the washcloth. I usually use the same washcloth for several days before switching, and I couldn't do that with a heavier, thicker cleanser. The foaming bottle also makes the 4 oz bottle last a LONG time.

I use my eye cream next. I don't have one that I love yet, but I'm currently using Sibu Beauty's Sea Buckthorn Age Defying Eye Cream. It is okay. When that is gone, I will be trying something else. The reason I use my eye cream before my acne treatment is so I don't have to wash my hands multiple times while going through my skincare routine. I don't want any residual acne treatment to get into my eyes, so if I used my acne treatment first, I would need to wash my hands before using my eye cream. This way, I just wash my hands at the end of my entire routine.

My acne treatment comes next. I have been using and loving Neutrogena's Acne Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment. The active ingredient is 2% salicylic acid. I like using salicylic acid during the day because I've had a ton of issues in the past with benzoyl peroxide bleaching my clothes, particularly in the warmer months when I have the tendency to sweat. I read a review on this that complains that some of the ingredients actually aren't good for acne-prone skin, but it seems to work really well for me. I've gone through multiple tubes, and have at least one back-up in my bathroom.

Finally, I use a moisturizer with SPF. I've been working my way through deluxe samples that I got in a Sephora SPF kit that they sold over the summer. In the picture is Supergoop's Everyday Face & Body Lotion SPF 30. Honestly, I've only used it a few times. I just stuck it in the picture to signify a moisturizer. I plan on ordering Lavanila's The Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 soon, which will become my everyday moisturizer. I will continue to use up the deluxe samples that I have on days when I'm not working and just plan on being around the house or running a couple of errands.

As a quick summary, I would recommend the Kiss Foaming Cleanser and the Neutrogena Acne Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment. My eye cream and moisturizer will be switching sometime soon.

Since this post is already quite long, I'm going to wait and do a separate post for my evening skincare routine. I should have it posted within the next few days.

What skincare products do you use in the morning? Do you know of a great eye cream I should check out?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March MyGlam Bag

This is my second shipment from MyGlam. If you are unsure what MyGlam is or want to see what I got in my February bag, click here.

Here's a look at what my March bag included:

 The Bag

The design of the bag is really cute. Unfortunately, it has an awful chemical/gasoline smell. I'm going to see what I can do to get the smell to dissipate, but I shouldn't have to do that.

Brush and Brush Case

I think this is a cute idea on MyGlam's part. It sounds like other brushes will get sent with upcoming bags. I believe the bristles of the brush are natural hair, but it doesn't say anywhere. The bristles are nice and soft though. The style of this brush isn't one I reach for regularly, but I like the concept. The case isn't the best quality. It has a magnetic closure, but the magnets are relatively small and weak. I have to really pull down on the flap to get the magnets to meet up, and it would come open easily if it was just thrown into a purse.

3Lab Perfect Cleansing Foam

I have to say, I'm pretty happy with receiving this product. It is a full size that retails for $40. Other bags included a Pur-lisse Pur-lip Comfort Daily Lip Nourisher or a Murad Absolute Bronzing Boost SPF 15. I like trying out new facial cleansers, so I'm looking forward to using this. The one thing that I'm not in love with is that it has microbeads, and I like using cleansers that I can use around my eyes. I typically get off what eye makeup I can with a face wash in the shower and then remove the remaining with an eye makeup remover afterwards. I won't be able to do that with this one.

Dermstore Coupon Code

This says it is a gift card on the front, but there is a $50 purchase minimum, so it is, in my eyes, a coupon code. I don't think that this should be considered one of the samples in the bag because it isn't a sample. I don't think they should include things like this unless they are extras. However, I'm looking forward to using this much more than the NuMe code from last month. has a wider variety of products and price-points to choose from. I definitely plan on using this before the 5/1 expiration date.

Murad Eye Lift Perfector

The size of this sample is disappointing. It isn't deluxe. I'm on the lookout for a good eye cream though, so I'm happy to give this one a try.

Pur-lisse Pur-Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

Same thoughts here. This isn't a deluxe sample, but I'm on the hunt for a good SPF moisturizer, so I'll probably be using this soon.

Keracolor Color Enhancing Leave-In Treatment

Yet again, this isn't a deluxe sample. I just read the directions on the back, and the two packets are supposed to be mixed together to use it. According to an insert paper, these packets are enough for 2-4 applications. I'm guessing it'll only be two for me because my hair is around shoulder-length.

Overall Thoughts

I'm happier with this bag than I was with last months, but MyGlam is still experiencing some growing pains. Most of the complaints I have read on Facebook are that they aren't including enough makeup samples like in the first bag. I agree. That was part of the reason I wanted to sign up for MyGlam. It sounds like they are working to fix that, but it will take a few months because of how far ahead they have bags planned. They also need to improve the size of the samples - three foil packet samples this month was pretty skimpy.

I may or may not be receiving next months bag. The credit card that I used to sign up for MyGlam expires at the end of this month, and I currently can't update that on MyGlam's site without cancelling my subscription (and they currently aren't accepting any new subscriptions). They posted on Facebook that people should be able to change their payment information this week, but I can't yet. I hope I can get it changed before the cutoff for the April bag because I really would like to stick with MyGlam for a bit longer in the hopes that things improve.

What did you think of March's GlamBag? If you have subscribed, are you sticking with them? If you haven't, are you wanting to subscribe? What sample service is your favorite?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Random Thoughts

I love reading The Peach's Saturday Randomness posts, so I'm using her idea. :-) I originally planned to title these posts "Weekend Rambling," but I realized that I would be terrible at keeping up with scheduled posts like that. I'll maybe just keep a draft of this type of post running constantly, add to it when I think of something to add, and post it when it gets to a decent length.


I originally intended to reply to all comments, but I haven't followed through on it. Please know that I appreciate the comments I receive. It makes me really happy when I see emails letting me know that I've received a new comment, but I don't always feel the need to respond to them. What do you ladies think? Is it necessary/proper etiquette to reply to every comment left? How do you deal with comments?


The demise of GFC for everyplace but blogger blogs has created a little bit of a dilemma for me. I've already hinted at it a couple of times, but I'm plotting my first giveaway. I want to keep it simple, so I planned on the only requirements being to follow me on GFC and leave a comment. Does it still make sense to do giveaways this way since people not on blogger would need to create a blogger account? Is there a better way?

Photo Editing

I read somewhere about Picasa photo editing software. I started using it over the weekend, and I'm really liking it. I was thrilled when I saw that it has a function to straighten crooked pictures. I had been missing that function using Photobucket. I think I'll be able to keep my photos a bit more organized this way too.

I also started watermarking my photos. I don't know that anyone would ever decide to steal content from my blog, but it's a simple change that is extra assurance that it won't happen. I did my first tagged photos with the name of my blog since my URL is rather long, but I'll probably switch to my URL for all future posts since it is better assurance that people can't steal my content.


My bachelor's degree is in journalism, and I supervised a school newspaper during the two previous school years. Why am I bringing this up? My lack of consistency, which is so necessary with a newspaper, is bothering me with my blog. I use picture captions in some instances but not others. Sometimes I include prices other times I don't. Same with linking to where I purchased something. Even though it is bothering me, I'm not going to stress about it too much at this point. I figure most of these things will work themselves out over time when I figure out what works for me. 


I didn't post anything official,  figuring I would fail miserably, but I've been on a no-buy for the month of March. So far, I've made it, and it's the downhill slope of the month. This weeks 40% off Physicians Formula sale at CVS was really tempting me, but I was in there yesterday and resisted. I'm also worried about going on a buying binge when my no-buy is over, and I shouldn't do that either.

My Makeup Setup

I was going to leave this post picture-free, but it just looked so bland. Instead, I figured I would post a picture of my makeup area.

My fiance and I bought a home back in August that is large enough for both of us to have an office. Mine had this desk and shelves already in place. I love having the room to spread out my collection. I use it a lot better now than I did when it was all shoved into a small bathroom. My laptop sits on the small desk in the bottom right corner of the pictures (yes, my computer desk is smaller than my makeup desk). I like being able to play youtube videos while I'm getting ready in the morning or being able to grab things from my collection when I am writing blog posts. It's still a work in progress, but my current setup works well for the time being.

I hope all of you ladies are enjoying beautiful spring weather. It has been gorgeous here lately!

Monday, March 19, 2012

My New Purse

 My job at the moment is being a substitute teacher, and I've been looking for a bag that would work well as my subbing bag. I bring a lot of stuff with me - a folder with info about the school, paper, writing utensils, books to keep me occupied during free time, and my lunch.

In my searches on the internet, I stumbled across the shop Kinies on Etsy. If you are unfamiliar with Etsy, it is a website that allows sellers to set up shops for homemade items. It is a really fun site to explore if you have some free time.

I picked up Kinies classic single strap bag/cross-body messenger bag. You can find it here. It sells for $55, and I believe shipping was $15. The shipping might seem high, but it was being shipped from Malaysia, and it was sent through FedEx express shipping. When I purchased mine, they were having a 10% off sale. Since I just discovered this shop, I don't know how often they do sales.

Here's a closer look at the bag:

My original plan for this bag was to keep my subbing items and my lunch bag in it. Instead, I am using it as my purse and to hold my subbing stuff. I carry my lunch bag separately.

I chose the dark turquoise color because I love jewel tones. They work well with my skin tone. I wear a lot of teal, purple, and deep pink clothes. I also switch between black and brown shoes regularly, but I hate switching my purse all the time. This way, it works no matter what. 

As you can see, this purse carries a ton of stuff, but, somehow, it doesn't feel like a gigantic purse when I carry it. The material is a really sturdy canvas, and the quality of the construction seems to be really nice. I love all of the pockets. You can see my purple lanyard hanging out of an outside pocket. It makes it really easy for me to put my keys away and put them back. My cell phone sits in another outside pocket (it's the bit of blue in the front). Again, I can grab it with ease. (Please note: I live in a rural area, so I'm not overly concerned with someone swiping these important items out of my purse. I plan on relocating these things to the interior of the purse when I go to more populous areas.) The larger interior pockets fit my Kindle perfectly and work well for other items, like my wallet. 

The one thing I'm not really liking about this bag is the flap that folds over the top. It makes it more challenging to dig into the bulk of the purse if I'm on the move. The shoulder strap also seems a bit short for the flap design. The strap gets in the way a little bit.

I think eventually I might order this bag from Kinies. It's a little smaller than my current one, which is why I didn't get it to begin with. I think I would miss the exterior pockets, but I would really like the double-strap, open top features.

What do you look for in a purse? Do you carry a lot of stuff in your purse like I do, or do you go for the minimalist approach?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Product Disappointment: I Love... Bubble Bath & Shower Gel

When I sniffed the I Love... bubble bath & shower gel in raspberry & blackberry when I was in WalMart a while back, I knew it had to come home with me. It smelled like a freshly blended smoothie. YUM!

Sadly, when I pulled it out last week to actually use it, I discovered that it didn't lather very well. I typically put a generous amount of shower gel on my loofah because I love lather; I probably use more than I should. With this shower gel, I could only get little bubbles that didn't want to leave the loofah. Even after adding more, it all just seemed to disappear. I didn't feel like any of it was actually getting onto my skin to get me clean.

As much as I love the scent of this shower gel, I won't be repurchasing it. I've been mixing it with a Bath & Body Works shower gel in Berry Vanilla to use it, and I think I'm going to pick up an unscented shower gel to mix in with it to finish it off. I will be keeping an eye out for other I Love... products in this scent though. I would love to have a body splash of it for the summer.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Finished Products!!!!

It's been almost a month since my last post of finished products, and I have quite a few that have collected again. Here's the whole pile:

Breakdown of the products:

Johnson's Kids No More Tangles - I bought this over the summer when my hair decided that it didn't want to cooperate with my combing it out. If I got desperate again, I would pick this up.

SoftSoeap Ultra Rich Shea Butter Creme - I had another bottle in this post last month. It isn't anything special. I don't plan on repurchasing.

RenPure Organics Deep Penetrating Reconstructor - This is a deep conditioner that I got a really good deal on a while ago. They were BOGO Free, and one of them had a mail-in form to try it free, so I got two bottles for $0! This was a nice, rich conditioner. I also love that it is (according to the bottle) "made with 100% certifiied organice extracts and safe, fresh natural ingredients" and doesn't contain sulfates, parabens, colors, ot dyes. I would probably pick this up again, but I'm not sure if I can get it where I live now.

Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray - This really helped get my hair stick straight, but it also made my hair feel like straw. I prefer the got2b Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm.

CVS Make-Up Remover Cleansing Cloth Towelettes - I use these types of cleansing cloths for two things. The first one is removing makeup from my arm/hand that I've been swatching. The other one is removing makeup on my face before putting on a face mask. I use face masks before I shower so I know I can get all of it off, and I always wash my face with my regular cleanser after. That being said, I don't worry too much about these being able to remove every trace of makeup. I buy what I can get a good deal on.

Bath & Body Works Body Butter in Midnight Pomegranate - I bought this to mix with my AHA toner from SN in order to use it on my legs. I get ingrown hairs all time time, and it is really frustrating. I have two more tubs of B&BW body butter (another Midnight Pomegranate and a Country Chic). My collection of lotions is pretty large, so I'm trying not to buy any more for the time being.

Burt's Bees Beeswax & Banana Hand Creme - This is another jar from the value sets that I got on clearance. Like the other hand cream that I used up, the texture seemed to have gone off a little bit. The banana scent was really strong. I prefer the scent of the other one better.

Cosmedicine Healthy Cleanse for Oily Skin - Like the other Cosmedicine cleanser that I had in my last finished products post, this was on clearance at Walgreens. It wasn't bad. It didn't take off heavy-duty eye makeup though.

Bodycology Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Cream - This wasn't a bad lotion, but there wasn't anything special about it. I have a bunch of other small bottles of lotion that I can throw in my purse. I don't feel the need to seek this out again.

Philosophy Hope Oil-Free SPF 30 - I had a small tube of this once before, and I liked it a lot better the first time. I prefer the Sheseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion that I used up before I started my blog, so if I buy a full-sized, high-end moisturizer, I would probably go with that one.

Smashbox Photo Finish UVA/UVB SPF 15 Primer - This wasn't a bad primer, but I don't feel the need to run out and repurchase it either. I still have several other minis and full-sizes to use up.

Beckham Signature perfume sample - I am awful at distinguishing notes in a perfume, so I'm not going to try. This is a sweet perfume, and I love sweet scents, so I enjoyed using this. I don't feel the need to go out and purchase a larger size of this.

Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder - Technically, this powder still exists. However, the entire jar got mixed in with two regular-sized jars of Meow's Flawless Feline foundation, some silk powder, and some silica. Since the original jar is empty, and I will forget to record it when I finish off my mixture of powders, I'm counting this now (I guess I could count the Meow foundations too, but I didn't take pictures of them).

LaVanila The Healthy Sunscreen - I liked this. I would consider it another contender for a high-end moisturizer.

Silk Naturals Pina Colada lip balm - I like the lip balms by Silk Naturals, but I'm not a huge fan of pina colada scents. I don't hate them, but I don't love them either. I will gladly purchase more Silk Naturals lip balms in the future, but I won't get this particular scent again unless it comes as part of a set.

AmLactin body lotion samples (3) - The third one is not pictured because I finished it after I took the pictures. These were freebies in the mail. I like that this lotion has AHA in it, and I have used up a full-sized bottle before. I wish it had a better scent though.

Essence of Beauty body wash samples (2) - I got these in Sunblossom and Citrus Coconut. The lather didn't last very long, so I don't plan on purchasing a full size of these or any other scent in the line.

Keratin Perfect shampoo and conditioner samples - These felt nice when applied. I vaguely remember the conditioner not detangling as well as I expected (it has been a while since I used these), and I stick to my Nature's Gate Tea Tree shampoo in order to keep my scalp from flaking, so I won't be purchasing either of these.

Aromaleigh Rocks! Glam Glitter in Shakeitup and Meow's ROFL eye shadow samples - These went into a Franken polish that I made because they were pretty, but I wouldn't wear them on my eyes.

Silk Naturals eye shadow samples in Stag, Saddle Up, Bareback, and Loaded - I had a friend send me mini samples of all of the Naked palette dupes done by Silk Naturals. These were all nice, but I have the Naked palette, so I'm not going to purchase the Silk Naturals versions.

Meow Sunsplasher! in Light Siamese sample - I really liked this. Because it is designed with my skin tone and depth in mind, it was really easy to use. I can see purchasing a full size of this and/or Meow's Skinny Dipper at some point.

Not pictured: I also got to the final dregs of a jumbo size of my Meow Pampered Puss foundation in Inquisitive Siamese. I put the last little bit in the mix that I mentioned above. I already have another jumbo sized foundation purchased.

Now that this post is done, I can drop all of these items in a garbage bag and start collecting again! Yippee!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Physicians Formula pH matchmaker blush in Rose

I will readily admit that I was sucked in by the gimmick behind this blush. From the first time I saw the promo pictures, I wanted to give this blush a try. When my CVS put them out with a $3 rebate on the box at the same time that I had some ExtraBucks in hand (I think I had $5), I couldn't resist. I think these retail for around $13, so I would definitely wait and catch them during a sale or with a coupon.

According to Physicians Formula, this blush "reacts to the light & your pH for your perfect blushing glow" and has "light adjusting pigments [that] adapt to your environment so color looks the same indoors & out."

Packaging: As with nearly every other Physicians Formula product out there, the packaging is bulky to include the terrible brush that they always have. If you down own, or haven't seen pictures, the pan with the product flips up, and there is a brush underneath. I didn't think to take pictures of those features because I don't care for them and don't use them. I like the lighted makeup mirror theme that they have on the top of the packaging and on the blush itself. PF usually does a good job with this sort of thing.

Another gimmicky feature that this product includes is LED lights on the sides of the mirror so you can apply the product in a dark area. I don't think the lights are strong enough for that. See for yourself:

It looks like it would be WAY too easy to walk away looking like a clown trying to apply this blush in low lighting. Besides, I'm having a hard time thinking of a place where I would need something like that for blush. If I went out in the evening (which I never do anymore), I wouldn't exactly be pulling this out on the dance floor for a touch-up, and the bathrooms usually have a decent amount of light. This feature makes more sense on the lip gloss. I would have preferred they didn't include the lights and cut the price by a dollar or two.

On to the blush itself!

As you can see from the above pictures, the makeup lights design on the blush is just a sliver over-spray. It is gone with the first use. The blush itself does have a lot of fine shimmer though. I originally thought that it was silver as well, but as I'm looking at it to write this, it looks multicolored.

It has decent pigmentation, and thankfully, the shimmer doesn't appear to be overkill on the skin. I apply this using a duo fiber brush and then blend it out with a kabuki, and the shimmer isn't really noticeable. As for the gimmick color-adjusting claims, I didn't see any color change either when swatched or on my cheeks.

The wear-time on this blush has been a little inconsistent for me. Some days it seems to last throughout the whole day and others it is nearly gone at the end of my work day around 3:30 in the afternoon. This isn't a blush I would choose if I knew I was going to have a really long, busy day.

Personally, while this blush color is pretty, I don't think it is worth $13. I wouldn't have picked it up if it hadn't been for the coupons I had, and I wouldn't suggest picking this up at full price either. Wait for a good sale if you want to give this a try. I know that CVS in particular has had a ton of good Physicians Formula deals this year.

Have you tried any of the matchmaker line or any of the other new releases from PF? What did you think of them?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My First Franken Polish

I have a ton of sample baggies of eye shadows and blushes that mostly sit collecting dust. I had pulled out a few that I had that were really pretty but not colors that I would normally wear in order to make a Franken nail polish.

After reading some advice from other people who have mixed their own nail polishes, I made sure that the polish I used had a metal ball in it to help mix the pigments in and keep them from getting stuck to the bottom of the bottle later. Here's the polish that I used:

It's an old limited edition color from Cover Girl called Lilac Allure. It is very similar to Gray's Anatomy by Wet & Wild, which I also have in my collection. They are both pretty, but the color is also really sheer.

Oddly enough, the colors that I wanted to use for this Franken were similar in tone to the polish, so it worked out well.

I used sample baggies of Aromaleigh Rocks! glam glitter in Shakeitup, Meow Wild Child eye shadow in ROFL, and a TKB mica in Ballad Blue.

Bright purple with teal glitter
TKB describes this as a "medium sheen blue which rubs out with reddish violet undertones"

Here's what I ended up with:

 It didn't change the color of the polish a lot, but it did make it a lot more opaque, and I like the flecks of glitter that were added. It was a fun way to use up some colors that I liked but wouldn't necessarily wear on my face. I haven't tried it out on my nails yet because I only paint my toenails, and I don't paint them as often as I should.

Have you made any Franken polishes?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

February MyGlam Bag

If you haven't heard about it yet, MyGlam is a monthly subscription that sends out 4-5 sample (and sometimes full size) beauty products for $10 a month. This is a relatively new company that has only had three shipments so far. 

I signed up in January, so this was my first GlamBag. After seeing the bags from the past couple of months, I was really excited to get this. I stalked the hints that were posted on Facebook and did searches on Google and YouTube to see what the bag was going to contain.

Sadly, I wasn't thrilled with the contents. Here it is:

Since there are already a ton of pictures and YouTube videos with these, I didn't bother taking pictures of the individual products (barring a closer picture of the NYX roll-on shimmer).

Here are my thoughts on the individual products:

The Bag - Each month a small makeup bag is included in the package. This month's was a pink and black bag with hearts. It's cute. I'll probably end up using it eventually. 

NuMe $100 Gift Certificate - This is clearly supposed to be the "Wow!" product of the month. At first glance, it seems like an awesome deal. When you look more closely at the certificate, it limits the use of the gift certificate to styling tools and hair extensions, all of which, I believe, are over $100. I would end up having to spend $25+ to redeem it. I still thought it was a good deal UNTIL I happened to hop over to Hautelook the weekend before I received my bag. Hautelook was selling NuMe products for prices that were the same, or even a little better, than what they would be if I used my gift certificate on NuMe's website. It no longer feels like a "special deal" for MyGlam subscribers (I refuse to use the term glammies). I signed up for NuMe's email list, so if an awesome sale comes up, I might use it gift certificate, but I'm not chomping on the bit to use it now.

NYX Roll-On Shimmer - This is a full-sized product, which is nice. Due to the luck of the draw, I received this in purple (aptly named Purple).

This is not a color I would use, especially in a roll-on form. I have some darker purple shadows, but I primarily use them as liner. Therefore, I'm keeping this sealed because I plan on including it in my first giveaway, which isn't too far away.

X Out Shine Control - I think this is another full-size product. I have oily skin, so this could be a useful product for me. I used it today for the first time in lieu of primer. It feels like other oil control products I've used, but I'll have to do some more testing to see if I like it. However, it seems like overkill to use this in conjunction with a primer, so I don't see this being something I would repurchase.

Dead Sea Premier Instant Stretching and Revitalizing Mask and Concentrated Facial Serum - The packets of these are really small (they are the gray ones in the picture). The mask would have to go on in a REALLY thin layer in order to cover my entire face. Although I'm curious to try them, I can't see every buying a full size since both the mask and serum retail for $150 each. No thank you.

Freeman Facial Enzyme Mask - I love exfoliators, so I might like this sample. It looks like I'll get a couple of uses out of it.

Ghirardelli chocolates - It's really hard to go wrong with chocolate. :-)

Overall Impressions - MyGlam's had a lot of bumps in the road as they get this company up and going. There were big problems in January with bags being shipped incorrectly, and a lot of people had to be refunded. I am personally frustrated because I registered with a credit card that expires at the end of March, and I can't change my billing information without cancelling my subscription. That wouldn't be a big deal except that they aren't currently open for new subscriptions. It sounds like this is going to be fixed soon. I'm crossing my fingers that it is before my card actually expires because it sounds like they won't be opening up to new subscriptions for a while as they work out some of the kinks in the system.

Even though I'm not impressed so far, I have hopes for this company still. It seems like they are genuinely trying to address customer concerns. I plan on sticking with it for the time being (assuming they get the credit card issue fixed), but I'm glad I didn't automatically commit to a year-long subscription.

What did you think of February's GlamBag? What are you hoping for this month?