Oh wow. It’s been a while since I last subscribed for any Bag Of Love. My last subscription is still my favourite bag of all, which is the Bag Of Love “Go, Girl, Go!” November 2013 Edition. I tried stopping myself from beauty box but failed badly but at that time I’ve determined so I stopped all beauty box/bag simultaneously as I was running out of space to store all the samples. Even though so I still follow Bag Of Love Facebook page closely (just in case I like the teaser). And I did!
Bag Of Love “Stay Beautiful and Read On” March/April 2014 Edition is Bag Of Love’s first bi-monthly subscription bag. They have decided to take things slow and changed the usual monthly subscription to bi-monthly. What this mean is you will no longer be able to subscribe for their bag monthly. This doesn’t impact me a bit as I don’t subscribe that much.
This edition’s bag/pouch is a huge one. According to MiMi the owner you can even fit books in it. I suppose you can judging from the size. However I’m still not a fan of pouches and bags. Up till today my favourite is still the denim Levi’s tote bag.
Philosophy Hope In A Jar High-Performance Moisturizer 7ml
Now, why do I subscribe? The teaser posted in Facebook said “A magic potion for the face from either a) one of Oprah Winfrey’s favourite brands OR b) a specialist skincare brand loved by the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Liv Tyler”. I know Oprah Winfrey love Philosophy Hope In A Jar and I wrongly guessed that Jennifer Aniston and Liv Tyler are both into Mario Badescu. I thought to myself both brand is not that bad even if I get either one. So now you know why. But I’m glad I got Philosophy because the other brand is not Mario Badescu. It’s Nuxe lol.
Retail Price: RM140 / 60ml
CK One RED Edition For Her Body Wash 30ml
Another teaser was “Not just a vial, but a body wash from a new fragrance line from our favourite brand! Been pestering our sponsors for one since we started a year ago”. This is so easy. I know CK recently launched CK One Red Edition For Him and For Her so it must be it. But I wasn’t expecting small deluxe. I actually thought it’s bigger 😛 . Urrgghh. It smells sooooooo good!
Retail Price: RM75 / 200ml
Full Size Dove Hair Therapy Damage Solutions Intense Repair Conditioner 180ml (RM9.90)
Why oh why? Why do I get a huge conditioner without any shampoo? 🙁 . I didn’t expect Dove, really. I was expecting other brand. I have bought tons of Dove hair care last month, all thanks to the Pensonic hair curler promotion. I nearly fainted seeing this tube of conditioner LOL.
Covo HD Picturesque BB Cream SPF50 PA+++
This is unexpected. I’ve never tried Covo before and I’m happy to receive this although it’s just a BB Cream, which I don’t use a lot these days as it makes my skin oily.
Retail Price: RM89 / 30ml
Full Size Ubermen Hydrating Mist 50ml (RM16.90)
Hmmm not sure what I’ll do with this facial hydrating mist as it’s for man. I’ll figure this out.
Full Size Mask of Love by Unico (RM19.90)
This mask is co-created by Bag Of Love with the brand Unico. This is not just any ordinary mask. It is Soothing and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Mask. Bio-Cellulose mask is different from the usual sheet mask. Bio-cellulose masks are made of fermented plant fibres which adheres closely to the face and has superior ability to penetrate ingredients into the skin. This material is widely used in medical bandage due to the cool down effect and excellent function on dressing change to wound.
– Phyto H.A (a plant derived alternative to Hyaluronic Acid) – excellent moisturising property).
– Cactus – a powerful antioxidant.
– Honey – antibacterial and soothing.
– Lavender – calming.
Miacare Acne Patch For Day – 3 Patches
I’ve received this before from other beauty box and it’s actually not bad at all. This acne patch although is distributed by DKSH but it is by BenQ. For those who didn’t know, BenQ is a multi-national company that sells and markets consumer electronics, computing and communications devices under the “BenQ” brand name. Just like FUJIFILM that manufacture Astalift, which I’ve already told you about yesterday.
Retail Price: RM9.50 for 12 Patches
Human Nature Overnight Elixir
Let’s see. This is a night face oil that claim to work it’s magic when you sleep. It also said on the back of the sample card that the mirror will show you how beautiful you are the morning after. The smell is not so bad. It’s also quite light comparing to other face oil.
Retail Price: RM129.90 / 30ml
Here comes the interesting part. There’s two voucher included in this month Bag Of Love “Stay Beautiful and Read On” March/April 2014 Edition. I found a Fashion Culture box 10% discount voucher. Fashion Culture is a monthly fashion subscription box that was established just a few months ago. It’s good that MiMi is helping out other new box.
Another voucher is Covo 20% discount voucher plus a flash makeover worth RM60. The flash makeover value of RM60 sounds a bit too much for a flash makeover don’t you think so? 😛
First thing first, it’s amazing that Bag Of Love managed to get EIGHT PRODUCTS in the bag. Kudos to that! However, I can’t really say I love this Bag Of Love “Stay Beautiful and Read On” March/April 2014 Edition but I’m not hating it either. It’s not bad at all but certainly not the best. It was alright. I subscribed mainly because I kinda miss the excitement of ripping through the courier plastic and digging into beauty box the minute the courier man drove away. I haven’t been getting any beauty box for a good few months and honestly speaking the excitement is not as intense as last time. TAQ-Q-BIN the courier company kept changing delivery boy and this new one that dropped off my parcel is a pain. I’m not going in detail on how idiotic the whole process is. The brand selection is good, with Philosophy making it’s first appearance in the beauty box scene. Love that, the CK sample and Mask of Love but the rest is not that exciting for me. This edition is a hit and miss. Don’t be surprise of me saying that because nothing is perfect.
Would I stop subscribing Bag Of Love? Hell no. I stopped previously because I ran out of space. Now that I’ve cleared most of it *ehem*, I can and will subscribe when the product is right for me. I’m waiting for next bag’s teaser 😀
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I subscribed for the bag on my own.