Yep, this is me, except my nearest Ulta or place I can find NYX, period is about an hour and a half away, and with the hours I work, I make that trip maybe once a year...bah! lol. But I don't care if a product isn't high end or super expensive, as long as I feel the bag was a good value, and I can and will use the things I got, I'm happy!
I think that's why, in the end, I prefer Ipsy to BB...Birchbox has some higher end brands, but once I use that tiny packet up, I usually can't afford the full size...whereas Ipsy has introduced me to things like Coastal Scents shadows and Be a Bombshell liner that are quite nice quality, but I can totally afford.
And I feel like these subs are especially nice for us small towners...while I see a lot of girls on here say "why not just go to Sephora and pick something out??"...well, when your closes Sephora is a 2 hour drive, not always feasible. I do most of my cosmetic shopping online, so trying new things through these subs is priceless! :)
I think you really described my feelings with this post! The closest Sephora to me is almost 3 hours away and closest Ulta is an hour and a half. I don't always like ordering products online because the return process can be a pain if you end up not liking it! This is why I almost always end up buying drugstore products over high end because I can physically look at the product and see if it will work.
I would love to see a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in a future bag. That is the one NYX product that I absolutely want! I haven't been too fond of some of the other NYX products in past glam bags, but I do like that it is has given me exposure to a brand that I otherwise would not have known about. And I would be interested in seeing more from this brand!
Also, I live in a town that doesn't even have a Walgreens. Just Rite Aid and CVS. So I'm instantly jealous of anyone that has easy access to that store! Haha!