[Bag of Love - May 2013]
I mentioned my newest obsession yesterday - Beauty Boxes - and here are the fruits of that labour of love! I know this cannot strictly be called a beauty box because it is a bag, hence the title "Bag of Love", but get over it.
In all honesty, the contents of this package weren't a surprise to me because I've been blog-stalking people who received theirs before me, so I thought I wouldn't be as excited because I already knew what would be arriving - I was so wrong! The sheer thrill of opening one of these up is unspeakable. The thrill alone is worth it! But, what is even more awesome is that they had actually closed orders a few minutes before I got my payment in, but Mimi, who runs the operation, was kind enough to let that slide due to my pleadings. I think she could sense the insanity across the internet. She was oversold and got this back from her sister-in-law for me hahaha. I will love you forever!
Back to the point.
What's in the bag is what was meant for the June edition of it, and because I signed up for a 3-month subscription, I was entitled to a mystery gift, so I am assuming that the stuff outside the bag is just that.
[Yes, all that stuff was in the bag!]
[Bag of Love]
What's really cute is that the pouches they send over are of a different design every month and judging from this, they are of really good quality. And clearly you can see how much stuff can fit inside it! It's a pretty muted grey with an extremely well-functioning zipper that's very soft to the touch and just makes you happy. After all, what could be more appropriate for keeping your favourite make-up items in than something which says "Bag of Love" on it!
[A very adorable little note]
[Product Descriptions + Pricing]
[Lunasol's Smoothing Makeup Base - Sample Size]
There are 6 of these sachets, and they look like the perfect travelling companion!
[Decleor's Hydra Floral Moisturiser - Sample Size]
3 days ago I went to Decleor to try this very product out. I fell in love and plotted my purchase. Then I received this! I'm so happy! It's a truly wonderful moisturiser that smells gorgeous. Yay!
And now for the goodies in the bag:
[Crabtree & Evelyn's Somerset Meadow Hand Therapy - Full Size]
This is from Crabtree & Evelyn's new collection that was released just prior to Mother's Day.
This much of it is more than enough for both your hands and elbows (where I like to use their hand creams because it helps!). The consistency is what you would expect of Crabtree's products. The scent is divine. It really does smell like you're running amok in a field of spring flowers. I love it!
[Calvin Klein's Eternity for Men & Women - Sample Sizes]
I didn't sniff the scent pour homme, but the vial for women smells really good. It's got a light, fresh floral scent that isn't too overpowering (i.e. grandma-scented) and would complement most natural body scents.
[Elizabeth Arden's Gold Restorative Capsules - Sample Size]
There are 7 capsules in here, which is a pretty generous amount since it equates to a week of religious use. Elizabeth Arden generally has pretty good products so I'm really excited about trying these.
[Crabtree & Evelyn's Lavender Body Lotion - Sample Size]
I've tried this in store and quite loved it. It's got that soothing lavender scent and a lovely, thick consistency that penetrates the skin without leaving any oily/sticky residue. And it works as a lightweight moisturiser. Best for daily, as opposed to nightly, use.
[Kerastase's Anti-Frizz Serum - Sample Size]
The weather has been absurdly humid and I have thus been suffering from somewhat frizzy strays all over my head! This would definitely be worth a shot to tame the mane I should think!
[Kerastase's Shampoo for Dry and Rebellious Hair - Sample Size]
I like how the word "rebellious" is used. I completely approve! And travel/palm-sized shampoo! What's not to love? Perfect for the gym bag and or a short trip overseas. I've never tried Kerastase's products and have been eyeing them for a while. This definitely works out well!
[Dove's Beauty Nourishing Cream Shower - Sample Size]
It's actually more of a travel size. I haven't used Dove for years, but my brother uses it religiously so he was quite happy to take it off my hands! See, something for everyone!
[Various Vouchers - Crabtree & Evelyn, Calvin Klein, Elizabeth Arden]
[Voucher for a Free Basic Manicure at Amante]
How can you possibly argue with this purchase?! Seriously!
This bag cost RM39.90 - It is such a steal and it makes me so happy!
Your choices for subscription are Monthly, Quarterly or Annually. With the Quarterly subscription, you will a mystery gift, while the Annual subscription will get you one free box.