[Mivva - August 2013]
Yes, Mivva's August box came today and from their description on the FB page, I was waiting anxiously to get my hands on it! What did they say? "Flower Power: A Floral Journey - rose scents, girly soft curls, flushes of rosy cheeks under the sun - everything that makes you blossom and shine through". Who wouldn't get excited?!
Also, I was good this month and this is the first beauty box I have ever received that I didn't obsessively Google in order to find out what was inside prior to opening it. I think that's an achievement to be lauded!
Upon opening the lid of the box, the floral scent was absolutely delectable and I got even more excited.
[Product Description Sheet]
And then I saw what was inside...
[What's in the August box?]
[Vouchers and Brochures]
This was quite a shocker to me. I've seen these being advertised for quite a while now, but if you think that eating cookies are going to make your boobs bigger due to anything other than weight gain, you have some serious problems. And if these really do work, you are going to have some serious physical problems in the future as well. No, I'm absolutely not even remotely interested in trying these. At no point in my beauty profile did I ever mention that I wanted to make my boobs bigger through consumption of cookies, so I have no idea how to react to this. If anyone would like them, do let me know.
[Rose Scented Wardrobe Hanger]
This is definitely something convenient. I've recently opened up a bar of soap and left it in my cupboard in order to prevent any musty smells from developing in there, and while this is a great idea, the smell is a little overwhelmingly fake-rose. I did see a similar wardrobe-hanging-scented-thingamagiga in Mid Valley which was far cuter and smelled much nicer and less tacky. Leaving this in my closet has to potential to make you smell a bit old lady-ish. You have been warned.
[Dermedex's Challenge Pack]
Presumably this is supposed to give you clearer skin in just 3 days and it says its for all skin types. The ingredients look harmless enough, so it might be worth a shot, but it's nothing that is particularly enticing to me.
[Aire's Eye Drops]
This states that it's suitable for any soft contact lens. While it's a convenient product, I have no idea how this fits in with this month's theme...but okay. Why not? Everyone could use some eye drops I guess.
[Shiseido's Tsubaki Damage Care Shampoo & Conditioner]
I'm not entirely displeased with this because it's a convenient travel size, but I don't have damaged hair (something which was clearly stated in my beauty profile) and so I'm not particularly excited about this.
[Di Palomo's Enriching Hand & Nail Kit]
I tried this out. It doesn't smell particularly nice, it doesn't sink in particularly nicely, and it doesn't feel like it does anything it claims to particularly well. I have such an obscene amount of hand cream that this is just going to sit in the drawer until I collect enough hand cream to form a drowning pool for someone.
[Shills' Rose Essential Hydrating Skin Care Set]
Again...nothing which is really calling out to me to use it.
I can't even express how disappointed I am by this month's box. There isn't a single product in here that got me excited. Instead, it was just let down after let down everytime I pulled something out of the box. After WonderBox's great disappointment, I thought no beauty box could compete, but this has done the trick. Officially the worst beauty box I have EVER received. The only good thing about it is that this is the last box in my subscription and there is nothing in this world that is ever going to make me spend another dollar on a Mivva box. They have been consistently mediocre, but not indecent, over the last 3 months with a few products here and there which were really quite enjoyable to receive and use, but this month they were just outright disappointing. Considering the description of the box, one would assume that there would at least be some blush in there. At least they've made my mind up for me.
If anyone is interested in any of these products, do let me know and I'll send it out to you if it's still hygienic to do so and/or not been opened for review purposes.
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