Fab Bag September 2017 Review

 

I was pleasantly surprised to receive this month’s Fab Bag on first day of the month itself. This is their 5th anniversary edition and the theme for September Fab Bag is ‘The Object of Desire’.

September Fab bag is cream colored with pearl shine. I like how this month’s Fab Bag is quite spacious and I could already see myself putting it to good use 😀

 

Price: Rs 599 per month (less when you subscribe for 3 month, 6 month or 12 months)

 

Here is what I received in my September 2017 Fab Bag

 

 

 

1. Tvakh Midas Touch Ultra Nourishing Lip Tint (Full Size- Rs 195)

This is a tinted lip balm with golden shimmer drizzled on top of the lip tint. It has been a long time I deviated from my HG Lip balm (Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi) and let’s see how this one fares. The shimmer gives it a pearly effect on application

 2. Tvakh CE-Namon Lip Plumper (Rs 225 for 6 g)

This is also a kind of lip balm with cinnamon and Argan oil. Tvakh Lip plumper has SPF 4. I like that both the Tvakh products are Paraben, Petroleum oils and GMO free.

3. Seer Neroli and White tea Refreshing Soy Milk Enzyme Body Cleanser (Rs 72 for 30 ml)

This is a small size product which will last me 5-6 washes. The smell is refreshing.

 

4. Iraa Instarenew Multi-Action Under Eye Cream (Rs 490 for 20 g)

This is a long tube with good packaging. This eye cram has a unique blend of exotic algae, grapeseed and cucumber. It claims to visibly reduce wrinkles, crow’s feet, dark circles and puffiness. Let’s see how it fares.

5. Sugar Tip Tac Toe Nail Lacquer – 043 Deep Down Diopside (Full Size Rs 299)

I was surprised to see this nailpolish in September Fab bag. Sugar has recently launched a few shades in Tip Tac Toe Nail Lacquer and this is one the new shade. However, I was bummed to see the shade as I bought same shade in Nykaa Chrome nailpolish just last month and both are exactly the same. 😦

 

 

6. Seasoul Moisture Matt Lipstick Lead Free- ML06 Purple (Full Size Rs 530)

This is the star product which Fab Bag folks asked to choose as makeup of the month. I chose a purple color and I was skeptical while choosing as I already have Purple lipstick (reviewed HERE) and I was afraid this might be the same shade, but I am so happy this is waayyy different. This is blue toned purple. This is quite a bold color and I am happy I chose this shade. Plus, this is really comfortable on the lips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, I am quite happy with September 2017 Fab Bag. The bag is value for money 🙂

xoxo, Blossom

My Envy Box July 2014 Edition

I got my July Envy box last week and this month’s box is a mix of skin care and hair care products. Like last month, this month’s box came in lavender colored box. These boxes are sturdy with a magnetic flap. I have become quite a hoarder of these pretty boxes 😀

july envy box

The 5 samples come inside a cloth pouch. I have been getting the orange multi-colored pouch everytime but this month it came in a black pouch with red motifs.

my envy box pouch

 My Envy Box July 2014

july 2014 envy box

 

1. Kama Ayurveda Bringadi Intensive Hair treatment

They gave 3 samples each 10 ml of this. You can give any fancy name but it basically is a Hair oil. The 3 samples will last 3-4 uses on my waist length hair. I have used the sample once and it smells BAD. Not too bad that I want to throw it away in trash though. Most ayurvedic products smell this way. But I must say I saw a remarkable different in one use itself. I face a problem of hairfall every monsoon and this oil actually work wonders on that aspect. It is claimed to work on hairfall, premature greying and faster hair growth.

Full size product: Rs 450 for 100 ml/ Rs 875 for 250 ml

kama ayurvedic bringadi hair treatment

 

2. Kama Ayurveda Mridul Soap free Face cleanser

Another product from the brand, this is a facewash of sorts- only in dry form. They have given a small tub and the quantity is not mentioned. It looks it will last me 3-4 uses. The product is in powder form which is to be mixed with water to make a paste and then applied on skin to remove dirt and grime.

Full size: Rs 295 for 40 grams

kama ayurveda mridul soap free cleanser

 

3. L’Occitane en Provence Aromachologie Control Styling Prep-Cream

This one is fanciest of the lot. I have never tried this before and I am looking forward to using it. I got 2 sachets of 6 ml each of this product. This is a leave-in cream to manage frizz and dryness. It contains jojoba oil and conditioning guar gum to repair and control the hair.

Full size: Rs 1990 for 200 ml

L'Occitane en provence styling cream

 

4. Eminence Organics Red currant Balancing concentrate

I have received few other products of this brand in past and they were okayish. This one seems like anti wrinkle cream gel which gives improved skin texture, oil control and nice glow. The sachet is 2 ml in quantity.

Full size: Rs 6413 for 35 ml

eminence red currant concentrate

Eminence Organics Red currant Balancing Concentrate

eminence organics red currant concentrate

5. Eau Thermale Avene Very High Protection Cream SPF 50+

Well, this sample got missed by the Envy team as I got only 4 products this time :-/

But I wouldn’t have been excited about this one even if I had got it. I received the same sample in my previous Envy Box and I didn’t like it. Though the sunscreen gives high protection, the damn thing leaves a whitish cast. The greasiness is another woe.

Avene sunscreen

Avene My envy box

Eau Themale Avene

July 2014 My envy box

This month the sample size are decent especially Kama product. It was thoughtful of them to give 3 samples for oil. But I would have liked if it contained more of skin care products and some perfume sample. Last month’s Envy Box got me more excited. Plus the missing sample is not somethimg to look forward to. Anyhoo, I have mixed feelings for this one. Hope next month’s box is better. Also, more products of L’Occitane please!

Love

Blossom 🙂

My Envy Box: June 2014 Edition

The folks at Envy Box bring a smile on my face  when I read their message on my phone in the morning- “The Javas staff will attempt delivery of your MY ENVY BOX order today”.. *Me  happy-sleeping-smiling* 🙂

My Envy Box is an Indo-French luxury box service which contains five trial size beauty products from top international luxury brands and every month they send different products depending on the theme for that month.

This month’s theme is lavender. I love the packaging. The products come wrapped in a cloth bag inside a beautiful and sturdy box with magnetic lid. The box itself will make you happy if you are getting it for the first time.

Envy Box june-1

 

envy box

These are the contents in this month’s Envy Box

Envy box june-2

 

1. Innisfree Nail polish (Full Size product)

This is a beautiful but difficult color to describe. Think of it as cross between grey and pastel blue and then pastel-ify it some more. The finish is glossy and goes opaque in 2 coats. This will work as a great base color for nail art enthusiasts. Me likes. Plus I didn’t have any grey color in my stash so this came at the perfect time. The product being full-sized is added bonus.

innisfree envy box 3

 

2. Skin Yoga Foot Scrub (50g)

I have used the orange almond face scrub from this brand and I LOVE every bit of it. They gave it as a sample in April Envy Box. This Coconut Sea Salt foot scrub looks as promising as its brother and the quantity will last me easy 4-5 uses. It smells of coconut and you can actually see the coconut flakes in this scrub.

envy box 33

 

3. Thalgo Exfoliator (5 ml)

This is a tiny tube which will last 2-3 uses. The texture is not gritty and it smells minty. Anything mint-fragrance has such cooling effect in hot Delhi weather. Lets see how it fares.

 

Thalgo envy box 31

 

4. Kronokare Body Lotion (35 ml)

This is a lavender body lotion and the quantity is decent for a sample. I don’t like lavender fragrance as such but I really like this one. It is SLS and paraben free. It moisturizes my combination-dry skin pretty well. I always carry a moisturizer with me and it is the perfect size to fit in my bag.

envy box 34

 

5. Nina Ricci perfume (1.5 ml)

I have saved the best for the last. This is the star product in this box for me. The fragrance is Uh-may-zing. Perfect blend of fruity and floral notes. And did you see the packaging of the full-sized bottle. Total Loouuuv. Somebody gift me this perfume (Mr. A please take notes!).

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 My take on June My Envy Box

The Nina Ricci perfume and the full size Innisfree nail polish are my best products in this month’s Envy Box. The quantity of all the products in this month’s box are decent except the Thalgo exfoliator. They give useful cards along which gives the info about the name, price for full size product and description of the product. If you buy the full size version of any of the product sampled in this month’s Envy Box, you can avail 10% discount.

Price: 850 INR

For more info/ booking your Envy Box: http://www.myenvybox.com/

Love,

Blossom 🙂