Holla! Haute Courtiers,
This month it is raining beauty and magic. We promised you to showcase the Anniversary special My Envy Box on the blog. I know we are delayed as the box came in quite late and then we got busy with our Diwali Preps and other things.
We know "Better Late Than Never". So here's the HK review of My Envy Box, Anniversary Special.
First of all, let's see what came in mail-
What: My Envy Box
For: October 2nd Anniversary Special
Price: Rs 850
When we saw the initial boxes of MEB, we were highly excited. The design, brand inclusions and the sizes surpassed all their previous editions. The box loved lovely and the products looked wonderful. We could not help but ordered a box for us. Generally, the box is delivered within 3-5 days of ordering. This time, in spite of repeated requests, it came at the end of the month on COD mode. It came exactly on the day of fasting and I was happy to receive my parcel, thinking it is my Karwa Chauth gift.
Men, if only I have not opened the courier. The box looked lacklustre and was packed in a dull red box [from their old stock]. The Anniversary design, that was one of the enticing factors for us to buy the box, was conspicous by absence. A strict no-no for any theme box. However, team Envy had informed us earlier about the "out of stock" situation, we still expected the box to be little aesthetically enticing. After all design does matter especially to we lifestyle bloggers. Nevertheless, we understand that they ran short of supply and had a huge business demand to tackle, but would have been happier if they have sent the box a little earlier.
What's inside MEB Anniversary Special
The box contained-
1) Kerastase Elixir Ultime Shampoo 80 ml, MRP: Rs 750/
2) Kerastase Elixir K Ultime Beautifying Oil Masque 75ml, MRP Rs 1350
3) Loccitane Rose Bath & Shower Gel 75 ml
4) Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadow -full size
5) Honey by Marc Jacobs EDP ampule 1.2 ml
Haute Kutir Verdict- At Haute Kutir, we pick only select beauty boxes and select subscriptions. The reason we picked MEB was the overall value proposition that the box offered. Unfortunately for us, the stocking issues, logistics, delay and everything marred our experience. Product per se the rated excellent. Packaging per se, it was below expectation.
The packaging took a big back seat this time. Irrespective of a timely order, the bag came late and shoddily packed. Kerastase hair mask was half opened with content spilled out from the bottle. Shower Gel was suspiciously opened, used and then tied with cello tape. The team was quick to respond and offer hair masque replacement though or take back the box and refund money. We loved their kind gesture but refused this offer.
Another example of shoddy and careless packaging is shown below. We received two identical cards in the box with products illustrations. The card was about the content of the box. However, not all the products that were mentioned was part of the box.
Overall, the box given the product proposition was good. I am sure the team will fix their loopholes soon and bring back the MEB back to same new found appreciation that it garnered in last few months. If you have read our review of previous MEB box here and here, you would know that we always loved what we bought from them.Till then, we do not mind waiting.
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