This month’s MIVVA “Glow Gizmo” Box was delivered out slightly late than their usual shipment day. It was nerve wrecking for me in so many ways as I ordered three boxes for my friends.
Earlier of the month just before the shipment, I was contacted by MIVVA to fill in a survey form as this month’s box will contain contact lens. I thought it was thoughtful of them to ask me before sending out. But at the same time my mind started to go wild on whether three of my friends who will receive a box from me are contact lens user. The day finally came. I was at work while my complimentary box was sent to home address so I do a quick Instagram check on the content of the box. I told you earlier that it was nerve wrecking for me as three of my friends worked in a top beauty company. I need the box to look good. I’ll tell you what they think at the end of this post 🙂
So here’s the content of MIVVA “Glow Gizmo” September 2013 Edition in a glance.
A quick summary on the content. To be frank, I’m not hating this month’s box but it’s way too many sachet 🙁
The good news is…there’s a few full size product in the box.
Full Size Arty Professional Mania Face Color (FN)
The color that I received is FN which is a matte coral / orange. At first I thought this is purely an eyeshadow judging from the size of the pan but it’s way too orangey to be used as one. Then only I saw the word “Face Color” on the box haha. Actually according to Arty Professional this is a dual-usage product. You can use it as eyeshadow or blusher. I think it is much better off as blusher :D.
Arty Professional is a famous cosmetic brand from Thailand. I blogged about it before. Do check out past post on Arty Professional at this link and this link. I own a similar pan but with shimmers. Now I have two 😉
Vibrant and highly pigmented color and amazing comfort. Unique formulation ensure true color intensity and long-wear performance. It is available in an array of more than 60 mesmerizing hues in either a matte or shimmer finish. It also can be used as eye color or cheek color. Contain Apple and Peach extract for healthier skin, Avocado as a natural moisturizer and Cranberry extract that are rich in anti-oxidant to neutralize free radicals.
RM45 each pan
Full Size BeautyMate Purifying and Brightening Nano Mask (1-piece)
If you think “ah man this is another repeat”, well it’s not. Yes it’s another BeautyMate sheet mask but it’s a different variant this time. For me sheet mask is still acceptable as everyone uses sheet mask 😀
This mask contain gentiana lutea root, kiwi, coconut and aloe as well as whitening and hydrating factors from black pearl powder. It help to lock in moisture, nourishes and improve skin tone. As a result, you will have a more brighten skin. Especially for those with uneven skin tone but all skin type is suitable to use too.
RM36.90 for 7-pieces
Full Size IGEL Magic Foxi Color Contact Lenses (Dark Blue)
I’m not contact lens user. I’m also not into color contact lenses. I don’t know how :P. I know what you’re thinking. Why do I still received a color contact lenses after filling the survey? I’ve been wondering myself too. Based on MIVVA’s reply in my Instagram, it was actually a request from IGEL. The brand insisted that everyone should receive it. So it’s not MIVVA’s fault ;). MIVVA actually ask me if I would like to exchange with eye drop but it’s too troublesome for the girls so I rejected. Anyone want the color lens let me know 😀
Couldn’t find the description in the card for this range though.
Now comes the array of sachetssssss.
Asience Shine Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner (15ml each sachet)
This range gently cleanses and enriched with the New Asian Beauty Formula that penetrates into the inner fibres to repair, strengthen and protect damaged hair while replenishing lost moisture and nutrients keeping hair bouncy and shinny from root to tip!
Shampoo – RM14.90/220ml, RM26.80/530ml
Conditioner – RM14.90/220ml, RM26.80/530ml
Asience Nature Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner (15ml each sachet)
This range on the other hand gently cleanses and enriched with the New Asian Beauty Formula that penetrates into inner fibres to refresh and soften dull and lifeless hair while balancing scalp’s moisture. As a result, hair is lighter and bouncier from the roots.
Shampoo – RM14.90/220ml, RM26.80/530ml
Conditioner – RM14.90/220ml, RM26.80/530ml
Asience is probably my favorite and most used drug store hair care products since many years ago. But at that time there is only one range – the gold range. The smell is oh-so-nice and makes my hair 1000x lighter. After that Asience launched another range, which I can’t remember whether it’s the green one or the pink one. I’ve tried it all. But I always go back to the gold range.
Well, that was quite a few years back. My hair condition might be different now. It’s good to rekindle with old flame.
Somang Danahan Bon Yeon Jin Toner & Emulsion (5ml each)
I like Somang gift set. They always package their deluxe sample nicely, that I once mistaken it as cookie lol. I like how they package a toner with emulsion as a set. Although not a complete 3-step but it’s good enough for me. To be frank, I have not used the previous set so I can’t tell you how good or bad Somang is. But just to update you on what I started last week. I took out all these deluxe sample set to use. They are too cute to use but I have no choice as my stash is getting larger. Eventually I’ll get to Somang 😛
Danahan Bon Yeon Jin regain skin’s original power back with the harmony of yin and yang. It activate blood circulation, enhancing skin’s absorbing power and comes with intensive anti-wrinkle properties.
Toner – RM174.90 for 160ml
Emulsion – RM174.90 for 160ml
Somang Air-Bliss BB SPF30/PA++ (Sachet 2X)
This BB cream is as light and smooth as dessert. The skin feels like able to breathe the air and fresh finishing for a natural looking skin tone while skin is protected from harmful UV rays.
RM94.90 for 50ml
Somang Ecopure Perfect White Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++ (Sachet 2X)
This whitening sun cream reduces uneven pigmentation over time while a high degree SPF50+/PA+++ provide a UVA and UVB protection creating a barrier that defends the skin from wrinkles and sun-induced age spots. The texture is easily absorbed into the skin for a weightless feel that can easily be worn under makeup, leaving skin a clear long lasting glow.
RM89.90 for 50ml
There is a little cute gift from MIVVA personally in every box and every month without fail. This month there is a hand-held wooden mirror. A useful gift indeed 🙂
So…what do I think about this month’s box? We will see 😛
What I Like
MIVVA is absolutely the only beauty box that are able to provide an array of product and brands for their subscribers to try. In this month’s box, there is something for the face, something for the hair, makeup and also something for the eyes. We also see new brand being introduced such as Asience and Arty Professional.
What I Don’t Like
That we are not informed about the delay in shipment. If it’s not because I emailed the girls, I wouldn’t have know it. As I said earlier I was particularly picky and anxious on this box because I was gifting it to three of my friends in the beauty company. I totally understand that this month’s box is slightly personalized therefore it will take some time.
I’m also not keen with all the sachet in the box. I don’t hate the box because it does provide good product and brand in it. I just don’t like sachet that’s all. Two out of three friends said they like the box because of the thought behind it. This conclude that they are not particularly excited with the content. One friend said the box contain too much sachet. I have to agree on this though.
There’s nothing wrong with this month’s MIVVA “Glow Gizmo” box in general. Not liking sachet is just individual preference. As for the brand and product selection, MIVVA still tops every other box in my opinion. If only the sachet comes in a bottle hehehehe. Let’s not forget there’s full size in the box as well. My favorite would be the Arty Professional Face Color.
Disclaimer: The box was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.