By : Juhi Bansal
As soon as I opened the box I was immediately taken in by the heavenly fragrance! It was so amazing, I didn’t want to touch the contents for sometime and just take in the aroma for as long as possible.
So, coming to the contents of the May box, let me start with the beautiful fragrance.
1. Exotica by Roberto Cavalli
I don’t generally experiment with perfumes. Most of my collection consists of fragrances I’ve used and loved for years. I prefer a minty-fruity fragrance for day/work wear and a floral/musky one for evenings. Very rarely do you come across one which works for both day and night. Exotica is just that! It’s the perfect blend of fruity (highlighted by mango) and floral notes and is perfect for summer wear both for casual and formal settings. Sample size 1.2 ml. (good for two applications if you use it sparingly 🙂 )
2. INNISFREE Green Tea Seed Serum
INNISFREE is a South Korean Cosmetics brand that believes in naturalism. Their claim to fame is their green and eco-friendly products. They launched their first store in India last year.
The green tea serum is light and soft and has an underlying green tea scent. Use it for your CTM routine. Sample size is thimble big and good for 1-2 applications.
3. ZA True White Cleansing Foam
Last month the box contained the ZA True White Day Cream. From the same line comes the True White Cleansing Foam.
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 uses. It’s sweet smelling, soft and the Vitamin C granules leave your skin feeling soft and refreshed. Use it for your CTM routine.
4. Eminence Organics Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF-32
Éminence is a 50-year old Hungarian beauty brand of organic products. The ingredients are hand-picked and hand-mixed in small batches and are combined with thermal hot spring water even today.
There were a couple of Eminence products in the March issue and needless to mention, they had my full attention right from the word go!
So, the Tropical Vanilla Cream also smells as good as the earlier Eminence products (their natural fragrance is what sets them apart!). SPF 32 is good enough for the temperatures currently. The best part…it claims to increase the moisture level of your skin by up to 250% in just one week! Plus it’s non-greasy and light! The sample size is 3ml and may not last you a week to test the hypothesis but if you still haven’t found the right Sun Screen-this might just be it!
5. H2O+ Spa Hand and Nail Cream
My second favorite product from the box this month…not least because it’s almost a full size product at 30 ml and should last your forever! Moreover, its easy to carry with you everyday and will definitely come in handy when your hands feel dry in the afternoons.
When it comes to hand creams, I’ve always used either LUSH or Sally Hansen. Both smell nice and leave your hands moisturized. Sometimes a bit too much!
The H2O+ hand cream comes with the usual shea butter and silk proteins but the blend is such that after the first few seconds, it gets absorbed by your skin completely and leaves it feeling non-greasy. Also, the scent brings an instant smile to your face. Use it on your hands, nails and cuticles atleast twice everyday.
So, I can safely say that this edition was one of my favorite boxes from the MEB stables so far. The full sized product, the amazing fragrance that I can actually try on my skin before deciding whether to buy or not, the face wash (we’ve not had face washes before) were some of the most liked samples.
The other two samples (serum and sunscreen) just added to the long list of face creams and moisturizers we’ve had in the past few months and considering all of us would have selected and bought these products in full size by now…I don’t see the reason to keep trying samples anymore.
But, let me say it again…this was definitely my favorite My Envy Box so far. Look forward to more full sized products with variety. Also, some makeup please!!
Do let me know if you liked my review. For any brand or product specific query write in to me as always 🙂
Stay Gorgeous xx