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Review: May Look Bag

Thursday May 17th, 2012 at 1:13 am

Sometime last month, I decided to give The Look Bag a try. I had heard good things about the service although it seemed that not as many people use it. The Look Bag is an eco-friendly company located in California and is very similar to Birch Box and My Glam. For $10 a month, you receive 5 luxury product samples from high end brands. The company was founded by Damone Roberts, a very well known make-up artist. It’s also represented by Leah Renee Cudmore, Hailey Duff, and Jenna Dewan. Items are shipped in a reusable bag every month and members also receive a 20% discount off any product at The Look Store.

I wasn’t too sure about the service at first. Not many people I knew subscribed to it and although I’ve heard about it, I’ve never seen too much of what they had to offer. What caught my eye was a sample of the Pur~lisse moisturizer in the April bag. I had received a sample packet of it in my My Glam bag and loved it. April’s Look Bag offered a very good sized sample of it so I decided why not…it’s only an extra $10 a month, can’t hurt and I can always cancel by the time Glossy Box rolled around.

I received my Look Bag earlier last week and I have to say, I’m not too sure if I want to cancel now. I love the bag and the products were all very good sized samples. I received one sample packet, which was also a copy of something I received in my April Glossy Box, but it was an extra and not included in the 5 item count. On top of that, The Look Bag uses First Class mail as opposed UPS MI like most other services use since it’s cheaper. I received my package so much quicker, only 3 days to arrive coming from California! Everything else usually takes a week or more coming from California or New York. I might stay subscribed just because I love the fact they use First Class and not some shitty ass service like UPS MI. You have no idea how much UPS MI pisses me off. Both my My Glam bags arrived in my city Monday but the damn post office has been holding it for no reason other than the fact that my expected delivery date is tomorrow but that’s another story for another day.

Bag contents for May include:

  • L’Oreal Paris Wear Infinite Pressed Eyeshadow
  • Kelly Teegarden Organics Intense Tightening Serum
  • Naked Princess Shineluscious Lip Gloss Sampler (4)
  • The New Black Nailpolishes (2)
  • Erno Laszlo The Holly Wood Sampler

  • The Look Bag ships in eco-friendly mailers that can be re-used. I have no uses for them but I wonder if they can also be recycled.

    Their signature is reusable organza bags. I love these bags! I can’t say I have too much use for them but they would be perfect to pack away giveaways or gifts for my friends later on. These are good sized bags, I’m sure I can find multiple uses for these later on.

    Info cards, same as any other service. I really enjoyed the scent-sational card that gave you info on what different scents can do for you. Click the image to take a look, it’s helpful information next time you want to light a candle or take a scented bubble bath. This was a very creative idea.

    L’Oreal Paris Wear Infinite Pressed Eyeshadow in Sweet Chemise [Purchase]

    Actual Value: .08 oz ($7.95)
    Look Bag Value: .08 oz ($7.95)

    Description: L’Oreal Professional make-up artists help you take the guesswork out of choosing the right shades for your eye color. Buy perfecting palettes that work with all skin tones and eye colors, L’Oreal makes makeup easy.

    I could not find this on the official L’Oreal Paris website, maybe I missed it but I’m sure you can find it on sites like Amazon or eBay. This is a limited edition product so maybe that’s why. The sample is full size though. I guestimated it at $7.95 based off the prices of other similar eye shadows on the website. I don’t see a lot of companies offering eye shadows very often. I love this shade and think it would like nice on my eyes but I don’t think I will use it since I don’t use eyeshadows a lot and I already have the Naked Palette. It’s a light brownish/gold color, it would look great as to accent the eyes. No swatches of this one, I think I’ll save it for a future giveaway so someone else can put it to much better use.

    Kelly Teegarden Organics Intense Tightening Serum [Purchase]

    Actual Value: 1.18 oz ($67.00)
    Look Bag Value: .25 oz (?) ($14.19)

    Description: The proprietary blend of seaweed extract, organic cucumber extract, organic chamomile, organic green tea extract, aloe vera juice, beta blucan, essential oils and multi-fruit complex are unrivaled. Within 30-50 seconds of applying Intense, depending on amount used, you will actually feel the skin tighten. Intense helps strengthen skin layers resulting in a “natural” face lift, a safe and healthy way to do something wonderful for your skin.

    There is no size listed on the product but it look to be around 0.25 oz’s or less. Kelly Teegarden is started by Kelly, a cancer survivor or uses her knowledge of health and science to help others through her products. She has a very touching story of her journey in dealing with her cancer. The Tightening serum is supposed to be a more healthy/natural way to do a facelift. It’s packed full of things that is good for your skin such as aloe vera uice and organic tea extract. I’ve always wanted to try a facelift to see if they really work or how it will affect me. While the full sized product may be pricey, you won’t find anything more natural than this.

    Naked Princess Shineluscious Lip Gloss Sampler [Purchase]

    Actual Value: 0.10 oz ($26.00)
    Look Bag Value: .008 oz ($2.08) x4 = ($8.32)

    Description: A luxurious lightweight, non-tacky lip gloss infused with Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Moroccan Vanilla, & Antioxidants for radiance & shine. For ultimate, lip loveliness, use this lip plumper with Naked Sugar lip scrub and Objet d’Love lip treatment. A collagen producing Peptide helps to plump lips without irritation to reduce the appearance of fine lines. In independent test studies, lips begin to look younger, smoother & fuller within five days.

    This is probably my favorite item out of the bag. I was told that there would be a good lip gloss in this month’s bag but I did not expect a sample of 4. Compared to the full size, these are very small but I have to say…they are adorable and there is 4 of them. You can definitely get several uses out of each of them. Colors in the sampler are as follows (from left to right): Barely Coco, Barely Nude, Barely Coral, and Barely Blush

    They might be small but they still come with this oh so cute applicator.

    I tried to keep the swatches small so I could save the lip glosses for later use. Colors again as are follows (from left to right): Barely Coco, Barely Nude, Barely Coral, and Barely Blush. The latter two are my favorites. These go on very smoothly and also have an added lip plumper. I would love to buy a full size one some time!

    The New Black Nailpolishes [Purchase]

    Actual Value: .0125 oz (2) ($10.00)
    Look Bag Value: .0125 oz (2) ($10.08)

    Description: This innovative nail polish is eco-friendly (made without Parabens, Sulfates, and Synthetic Fragrances) and fashion forward. The formulations are long-wearing, ultra-glossy, fast-drying, and chip resistant. These cutting edge colors were seleted to work together, so the only thing you need to do is wear it!

    It’s a little hard to tell from the image but the first one is a dark, navy blue and the second one is a bright gold/yellow. I’m actually not entirely sure how these two colors would work together, or maybe it’s because it doesn’t suit me. I’ve seen other people get a better color combination.

    If the blue had been a brighter shade, it would have been perfect. Yellow is still not my shade but I don’t like to wear a lot of dark colors. I can’t say too much for these nailpolishes other than the fact that they do dry quickly and are easy to apply. Both of these are full size samples.

    ERNO LASZLO Hollywood Collection [Purchase]

    Actual Value: 1 0.5 oz Velvet Night Cream, 1 0.5 oz Instant Eye Repair, 1 0.5 oz Refresh Moisture Infusion, 1 0.5 oz Intense Porcelain Veil, 1 0.5 oz Morning Beauty Rescue ($125.00)
    Look Bag Value: unknown (no size listed with samples)

    Description: This featured gift set commemorates 85 years of Erno Laszlo, with a selection of five luxurious formulas inspired by Dr. Laszlo’s most legendary and iconic devotees: Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Katherine Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe.

    I received the same sampler in my April Glossy Box so being the lazy person that I am, I reused the images as well. Much like the Glossy Box, this is the only sample packet item I received in my Look Bag but it’s considered as an extra unless you want to count the nail polish duo as one sample. Either way, it doesn’t really matter. Having 2 samples just means I get to enjoy it that much more.

    Total Value: Approximately $40.54 (not including the ERNO LASZLO Hollywood Collection sample packets)

    Definitely a good first start! If future bags continue to be like this, I’ll definitely stay subscribed. I do wish I would stop getting nail polishes though, seems like every company is giving out nail polishes these past couple months. I wonder if it’s because summer is approaching? The joy of these bags is that you get a little bit of everything and I do love variations in my bags :)

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