Finally got my Glamabox! I was so nervous about it especially since Durga puja was about to begin in Kolkata and services go for a toss then. I was scared of it getting lost. But thankfully a lot of my packages found their way a day or so before and I can breathe a sigh of relief :) Renu from My Beauty Junction told me about this and I was completely sold on it. And discovering that the theme for the month was "Alice in Wonderland" now that was just icing on the cake :)
The box has been specially designed by French artist Agnes Boulloche. Incidentally her design has become so popular among the subscribers that October box is also going to feature her work and the theme is going to be "Carnival". Do I really need to say that I have already booked that one too :D This is a service based in Hong Kong and is owned by a former model called Lisa S. who apparently tests each product out herself before adding it into a box. The price is in Hong Kong $ and cost me 118 for the box and about 90.3 for registered post. In total I payed HK$ 211.7 which was around 1800 bucks.
|The coupons and brochure from Burt's Bees|
It is a little on the expensive side if you compare it to the local boxes that we get almost 3 times as much. But given the fact that I can access some International brands which have not been done to death out here on top of it the limited edition kind of beautiful box that they came in. I got a total of 7 products, out of which 1 was full sized, a total of 10 products in count. I have not tried any yet but will give you a brief glimpse into them. Will be reviewing them individually in the sample corner section.
|Letter from the company|
|Brief intro of each product|
Jane Clare HydroSpark & Blueberry Revital Firming Mask
I got 3 sachets for the HydroSpark which is supposed to be a HA Hydrating Serum and 1 piece of the mask sheet. I have not heard of this brand before and will be doing my due research on it before I present the detailed reviews to you later on. I hope that the mask is good enough to judge it in a single use. The serum has been provided in more than enough quantity to make a judgement. I'm not iffy about sachets and am ok with what they have sent. Full size of the serum is 15 ml and costs HK$ 360 (Rs. 2,842/- approx).
There is no literature provided for these but I did get 2 coupons - one is for a free facial treatment for 45 mins worth HK$ 780 (Rs. 6,157/- approx) at their Jane Clare Medicare Center and the second is to get their Blueberry mask box containing 3 sheets worth HK$ 380 (Rs. 3000/- approx) for at a discounted price of HK$ $228 (Rs. 1800/- approx). Incidentally 1 HK$ is worth about Rs. 8/- approx.
Burt's Bees 100% Natural Lipgloss in Nearly Dusk
This is a full sized product and then only one in the box. A pretty purple pink shade with gold and pink shimmer. I will not reveal too much about it here and you need to wait for my detailed review on it. They have provided some literature on it but it is in Chinese (?) and there is no coupon for this product. Price of this is HK$ 119 (Rs. 939/- approx)
Jorubi Aloe Vera Gel
I was kind of meh with this coz for us Indians it is not something unique and can be gotten very easily. Not to mention much cheaper variants of it are available out here. But lets see how it goes and hopefully I will put up a review for it....soon-ish :P Again no literature/coupons and the price for the full sized ie 120 ml of product is HK$ 120 (Rs. 947/- approx).
La Roche-Posay Corrective & Unclogging Anti-Imperfection Care and Purifying Foaming Gel for Oily Sensitive Skin
I got 2 sample tubes for the former and 1 for the later. Everyone has heard of this brand and their effective skin care range. I have not tried them before but am definitely looking forward to it. The thing about Glamabox is there is no quiz or questionnaire that they send your way. I have not seen their site but I had to contact them through email to place my order for the box. Luckily I'm having oily skin again and will be able to test these out. But on a whole it seems to depend on your luck and the one or two reviews I have seen for it, they all seem to carry the same products.
Sans literature/coupons for these as well. Price of full sized Corrective care is HK$ 260 (Rs. 2,052/- approx) for 40 ml of product and for the gel wash is HK$ 210 (Rs. 1657/-) for 125 ml of product.
est . lab Sunshield SPF 50
Lastly, is a sun shield with an SPF of 50. I read the brief intro and it is supposed to be like a tinted moisturizer which acts like a sunscreen. This in an in-house brand of a Singapore based beauty salon called Estetica. There are some very interesting things written about it in the introduction letter which I will share with you in the detailed review. I just hope it is not greasy like other sunscreens. Price of full sized 30 ml product is HK$ 440 (Rs. 3,472/-).
So those were the contents of my Glamabox. I really like the mix of products and I am quite satisfied with the whole thing. I really really love the artwork on the box! Thanks so much Renu for telling me about this. I'm looking forward to experiencing some exciting goodies from them in the future. If you are interested in getting yourself a box then mail them at - firstname.lastname@example.org. They will send you a Paypal link for it. You can create a Paypal account easily using either a credit or a debit card. It is hassle free process and makes your online shopping a breeze not to mention safe. Hope you liked this intro. I will see you soon - Bye!