[Mivva - July 2013: New packaging unveiled]
POLKA DOTS!!!! When I got this, I was more excited about the packing then actually opening it up because the box is actually unbelievably pretty. Black with silver, irregular polka dots. What's not to love? I really do prefer this to their original packaging. It helps too that the box is extremely sturdy and of much better quality because my last two Mivva boxes came a little banged up. This retained its shape perfectly through postage and arrived at my door as a wonderful little parcel of goodness.
[Product Description Sheet]
A while back, Mivva announced that this would be a themed box called "My Pamper Kit" so I was expecting amazing and extremely exciting things from it.
[Mivva - July 2013]
I hate to say it, but I'm quite disappointed with this box. It doesn't exactly fit the pampering theme because none of the products are particularly luxuriating. I would think that a pamper kit would come with a face mask, an eye pillow, a hand therapy kit...something to that effect. This is just a random assortment of stuff that isn't all the impressive. I suppose the only thing that works as somewhat of a pampering tool is the pumice stone...but even that is a little of a stretch. Nonetheless, I'm disappointed because of my expectations, not the contents of the box. That definitely needs clarification.
So, let's take a look at what's inside:
3 sachets of this oil which works along the lines of bio-oil, Palmer's etc. They aim to reduce dry skin, scars, stretch marks, etc. It has ingredients like lavender, calendula, chamomile and rosemary, so even if you don't suffer from any of the above, it's still something you could use just to soften your skin and make it feel nice. I've actually held myself back from trying any of these oils, but I suppose this is as good a time as any. I'm a little curious, to be honest. Perhaps it would be a good oil to use after a scrub to intensify the softening effect?
[Somang Danahan's Bonyeon Intensive Moisturising Skin Toner & Emulsion]
I've never heard of this brand prior to this but the description definitely looks enticing. The moisturiser seems to be geared towards dry skin, so it might be one of those post-mask intense moisture boost-situation types for my skin type. The toner however claims to create a water cover over skin to keep it soft. Now doesn't that sound interesting? Definitely worth a shot here I would say.
[Beautymate's Purifying & Hydrating Nano Toner]
In a previous entry (WonderBox - June 2013), this product was also featured. Now I have two. I sincerely hope this is a good enough product to require two of. Otherwise, if anyone would like one of them, just let me know. It has good ingredients and claims to absorb quickly into the skin, brighten skin tone and balance its pH value. One can never have too many toners. Seriously. Not complaining.
[Unico's Eye Lip Enriched Cream]
While it is clear that most eye makeup removers work as lip product removers, I've yet to see a skincare product which serves that dual purpose. Now, the description on this makes me very, very tempted to try it right now:
"Enhancing the biological function of the lymphatic system, strengthening the cell metabolism so as to eliminate eye bags, dark eye circles, bulging, puffiness and fine lines, making the facial skin around the eyes firmer and brighter. Specially designed to block cell degeneration by scavenging the free radicals and epidermis mediators that could damage the skin tissue fibres."
This is like a description of all my eye problems ever. While I've learned to stop believing advertising, you can't blame me for holding out hope. I'm definitely going to give this a shot to see if it makes a difference. Also of note is that the directions specifically state that foundation can go right over it...meaning it might make a good primer? *Fingers crossed*
I can't actually find any information on the box relation to using it on your lips, so I'm going to avoid that. I do love eye creams though, so this is making me ridiculously giddy with excitement.
This isn't even on the description sheet, but I suppose it really doesn't require any description. Place on moistened feet and scrub. It's your run of the mill stone and there isn't anything particularly special about it. I don't own one so I'm thinking it might be time to start using one.
[Elianto's Ardour Shadow in Rampart Blue]
Eyeshadow is something I've always been in a relationship...and blue eyeshadow...*sigh* They have officially caught my weakness. I love the stuff! And Elianto makes very good shadows in general. I went through a phase of collecting them so I have quite a few colours, but nothing quite like this. It's a peacock blue with a slight sheen to it and unbelievably pigmented. I merely touched it with my finger and look at the colour pay off. I didn't even swipe it...just touched. SO EXCITING! Really, just look at the colour! And to top it off...the design on the pan is so beautiful.
The reason this comes in a pan without a casing is because Elianto does sell palettes. And they are very pretty palettes too. Their shadows are bigger than MAC's so if you have a MAC palette with the separator still in it, it's not going to fit. Their palettes aren't expensive though and their makeup is truly of decent quality so if you're looking into trying out new, fun colours, it might be a good brand to look into. One thing I have to say about the palettes though is that mine are of pretty questionable quality. Keep in mind though that I bought them about 4 years ago, so it's entirely possible that they've improved by now.
So, was this box worth it? Absolutely! Like I said, I'm a bit sad by the fact that it didn't have more pamper-worthy items in it, but all the products in here are things that I would really like to try out. All for RM38? It's definitely a steal. Well done once again Mivva!