I had a long day at work discussing content, media strategy etc on unveiling a new song featuring Sunny Leone for my client's film. I was half dead when I reached home and was greeted by a packet that courier guy delivered in the noon. Envisaging that it could be the latest subscription box from My Envy Box, I could not resist the temptation to open and check the same.
The box was a sheer delight and seeing its creative theme outlay, made me happy and charged. The theme for this month's box was travel/ wanderlust. The box came designed in an attractive travel suitcase print. The box looked irresistibly good and I without any further ado, I opened it to check the content inside.
What: My Envy Box
Type: Beauty Subscription Box
MRP: Rs 850/-
Month: September 2016
Video review: My YouTube Channel
Video review: My YouTube Channel
What's Inside My Envy Box- Unboxing
Here is a list of products that I received and my opinion about each of them-
1) C.A.L Detail Me Mascara: Rs. 450 for 12ml
It is a full sized product that comes with a flat brush. I tried it twice including while shooting my YouTube Video and loved the impact. It gave an instant lift to my eyelashes, almost akin to my Inglot Mascara. I liked this product.
2) C.A.L Muah Collection Lip Gloss: Rs 450 for 10ml
This is another full-size product and the shade that I received is Stauy S28. It is a very soft, mild, bubble gum pink kind of colour. It has a doe-feet brush applicator that is easy to use but can get tricky while applying the shade. The lip gloss, however, is smooth, soft and creamy. I have swatched this shade in my video, you can check here.
I liked this lipgloss and feel that it will be best suited for people with naturally fair complexion. If you have wheatish complexion and you like this colour, you can try this with a makeup base or as a gloss over your pink lipstick. The lipgloss comes in 4 other shades too and may differ from box to box.
3) Ma Earth Botanicals-Rose Facial Scrub: 40g Deluxe Sample for Rs 275
Rose is my one of my favourite fragrance and my first choice for all beauty products that I pick. I have never tried this brand excited to try this Rose scrub that smells heavenly. The scrub is in powder form with heavy granules. The sample should last me 3-4 scrub rituals. So, I look forward to trying this one soon.
4) Kronokare City Detox Face Wash: 30ml deluxe sample for Rs 125
Though I do not like receiving face wash in my beauty boxes, the description of this was quite interesting. The product claims to cleanse the skin off the chaos that city leaves on your face i.e. pollution. Now that is a very fancy description and having used the same brand's ginger moisturiser in the past, I have high hopes and will sure try this one too.
The best part is it is free from Paraben, sulphate etc
5) Dermalogica Oil Free Matte sachet: Rs 3825 for 50mlI do not use sunscreen, so this product does not interest me. The sachet is too small and I wonder if it will be sufficient enough to conduct allergy test.
I was surprised to receive this product. It is a nutritional/ Biotin supplement and contains Biotin that claims to improve your skin, nails and hair in no time. The description sounds good but I am unsure of trying this without prior consultation from my doctor or any dermatologist as it is not a vegan product and contains horsetail- a herbaceous perennial plant .
What I liked
1) Overall packaging was attractive, artistic and thoughtful. I may retain the box for personal storage or gifting purposes.
2) Value for Money: The box MRP is Rs 850 but the Collective MRP of products inside comes around Rs 1750.
3) Product Range: I liked the C.A.L products i.e. the lipgloss and the Mascara. the Mascara is , in fact, better than one from the Maybelline that I am currently using. The rose scrub and Kronocare face wash made a good combo too.
What I did not like
The brand packaging for both the C.A.L. products looked rusted and old to me. It came in a golden box with rusted imprints that are often found in old and damaged goods. I looked for expiry details and while it suggested use up to December 2019, I am little sceptical about the brand packaging. The brand could have done away with Dermalogica small sachet as it barely makes any difference.
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Haute Kutir Verdict: Overall, I liked this box. It has been beautifully envisaged, designed and packed. With Durga Pooja 2016 coming soon, a lot of people will be planning their annual travel and this travel edition may interest them.
If you like this box, go for it as it is value for money with 3 full sized products. The choice of brands is wide and interesting.
Well, that was about the products in My Envy Box. How about yours?
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Till next time,
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