By : Juhi Bansal

I received my May edition of My Envy Box today and I suddenly realized I had missed reviewing the April issue!! Forgetful much!

Anyway, so I thought before I do an elaborate review of the May issue….let me do a quick one for the April edition. Check out the March review here.

The box came in a lovely pink with the promised five samples, their usage & directions cards and some discount coupons.

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My Envy Box-April Edition


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A peek inside the box

  1. H2O+ Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment

H2O plus is a not a new brand for India and Indians. In fact, this was one of the first US cosmetic brands to be launched in India back in early 2000. They are well known for their marine derived blends and cruelty-free products.


The Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment is gel based and you can use it both as a moisturizer and a face mask. The sample is 8ml and is good for one usage each of face mask and moisturizer.


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The H2O+ Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment


  1. EAU Thermale AVENE- Sensitive White Whitening Essence

There was an AVENE sample last month as well. Avene is a well-known French pharmacy brand which is known to protect against UVB and also short and long UVA rays.


I was quite happy with the Sunscreen they sent last month. This time the box contained a whitening serum good for 2 applications.



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EAU Thermale AVENE- Sensitive White Whitening Essence



  1. SKINYOGA Coffee Body Scrub

Skinyoga is a fairly new Indian brand and I did not quite understand the logic of including this in the beauty box. However, one look at the product and I knew why!

One, the product is almost full size! Yayy!! And, two, it smells absolutely divine.


I tried the scrub on my skin and it does leave it feeling soft and fresh. It also claims to fight cellulite but I am not holding my breath 😉


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The Skinyoga Coffee Scrub


  1. ZA True White Day Cream

ZA is a new brand from the Shiseido stables and is already creating quite a stir in International markets.

The sample is about 5g and is good for 2-3 applications. It’s sweet smelling, soft but a little sticky and may not be ideal for people with oily skin type.


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ZA True White Day Cream

  1. Benefit Cosmetics-Porefessional

Benefit is a San Francisco based beauty brand and my absolute absolute favourite!! In fact, almost all makeup artists around the world swear by their magic balm called the POREFESSIONAL. We have spoken about it on CB here.


I have tried, used, loved and missed the product (Benefit was only available on my visits abroad and if I ran out I had to do without it :(/ ) , so when My Envy Box brought is to us in India….it was exhilarating to say the least!


If you haven’t tried the product yet….DO IT NOW!!


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Benefit Cosmetics-Porefessional

All’s well that ends well, isn’t it? I wasn’t quite impressed with the products in MY ENVY Box  this month but the Benefit Porefessional sample absolutely made up for it.


But, seriously, what’s with the no variety-no make up-no full sized products policy? 3 face creams/serums especially when last month was the same story too…didn’t go down too well.

Only if it wasn’t for Benefit and the almost full sized Coffee Scrub from Skinyoga.


So, this is all for now. If you have any questions about any of these products, do write into me. I shall come back soon with the May box review!


Stay Gorgeous xx


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