[Bag of Love - September 2013]

When I saw the bag, I couldn't wait to get my hands my this! And then I got it and I got it, all I could think about was how happy I was to have renewed my subscription after it ended last month!


The first thing that struck me was the fact that most of these brands haven't really been featured in beauty boxes, which is excellent!

[Product Description Sheet]

[The Bag]

Can't talk about the Bag of Love without a discussion of the actual bag. It's absolutely adorable, as always and so very convenient. This truly is perfect for travel because you can slip it into your carry-on bag with all your in-flight cream/gel/liquid necessities! It's also of spectacular quality, as it always is!

Now for the nitty-gritty exciting bits!

[O'slee Rosehip Beauty Solution Advanced Formula III]

I've seen enormous ads of this outside a couple of Guardian outlets, but I never really looked into it. It's a toner replacement which can be used as a makeup base and body lotion as well. It can also be used as a deep moisturising mask by saturating a cotton pad with it and leaving it on your face for 5 minutes. I do love multi-taskers! I've yet to try it, but it sounds promising enough. How wonderful that this particular size of it was made exclusively for the Bag of Love! 

[Olay's Regenerist Serum]

The Olay Regenerist range has definitely caught my eye, especially because of the addition of a Clairsonic dupe which I am dying to get hold of. Yes, I need it. In any event, with my new-found serum-lust, this couldn't have been more perfect. It claims to hydrate skin to aid in firming and lifting an smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While I have stopped believing these claims will works to erase all the problems we have as humans, Olay has yet to disappoint as a very decent range to get on board with. 

[Swiss Line's Force Vitale Aqua Vitale Cream]

I've never tried anything from Swiss Line, but I'm definitely starting to wonder why. This is a moisturiser that's extremely luxurious feeling and smelling that I just want to slather it in copious amounts all over my face! It really does feel quite divine and it sinks wonderfully into the skin. Love!

[Nuxe's Huile Prodigieuse Shimmer Multi-Purpose Dry Oil]

I received one of these in The Lilac Box's Outdoor Survival Kit, and I absolutely love it. While some people might be deterred by the shimmer in it, and I am too if it's for bodily use, it really is quite spectacular to add a bit of fine sparkle to your hair for a special night out. It never hurts that it smells lovely, either! 

[CK's Eternity Aqua Woman Rollerball]

This was quite a refreshing scent in that it was rather androgynous. I've been receiving very feminine, floral scents in beauty boxes and this was a very nice change. It's also very convenient that it is a rollerball because it just seems that much more glamorous.

[I knew I had forgotten something when I blogged about this bag!]

Of course, travelling definitely requires masking! Nothing could be more effective for this purpose than a clay mask to unclog your pores! While I tend to require a hydrating mask in-flight to prevent my skin from getting dehydrated, the post-flight battle tends to be with clogged pores. As a general rule, I do have congested skin, so imagine the extend of its defectiveness when I'm travelling! I've never heard of this brand, but it looks interesting and I can't wait to try it!

[Diego Dalla Palma's Purifying Clay Mask]

Overall, this bag was truly a travel indulgence. Does anyone else want to travel just to use the Rosehip Formula in-flight? I do! 

As always, Bag of Love didn't disappoint even remotely and I have a love affair with MiMi that she doesn't know about! 

If you're interested in the bag of love, they have monthly (RM39.90), quarterly (RM119.70) and annual (RM478.80) subscriptions.

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  1. Hey dear! Nice post.. haha well I always read ur beauty blog this is my 1st time commenting.. I subscribed Sept BOL too but in fact it disappoints me a little, bcoz some of the products I've got it in other beauty boxes and most importantly, I'm NOT lucky enough to get the extra gifts :( how sad.. Similarly I've already got the Nuxe dry oil in the lilac box outdoor survival kit but I really didn't know how to use it, mainly bcoz of its shimmering effect. And now another bottle arghhh.. I know it is a good product but I wish I can appreciate it more..lol..I think it can only be used as hair oil xD

    1. Hello! Glad you decided to comment!

      It's such a shame you didn't like this bag but I guess that's how beauty subscriptions go. They tend to be very subjective in who will like them!

      The shimmer in the Nuxe oil is quite finely milled and not chunky, so it would look very pretty on your legs for a night out too. It would give it a lovely sheen!

  2. i agree with u darling, i love this BOL sept! :D

    1. Do you start counting down to the next bag immediately too? I'm already on tenterhooks and she hasn't even announced what might be in it!

  3. While living out of town does have it's pros..better air quality, less to no traffic and etc the bad part about it is that whilst everyone else has received their Beauty Bag Subs..i'm still waiting for mine.. Thanks soo much for putting this up..i'm not good with suspense and couldn't wait to find out just what was in the Sept BOL and am very impressed with Mimi's choice this time around

    1. Hah I'm not good with anticipation either and for the first couple of months I would stalk the FB page of the beauty box I was meant to receive until someone put up a picture. It's a sickness!

    2. Definitely contagious too :D! I started reading about beauty boxes at Sharonsree's blog and now I CAN'T stop subscribing. I'm always waiting for you to post the sneak peek for me because mine always arrive later than yours.

    3. Hahaha I know the feeling. I think this is going to get flagged in my account as a potential source of bankruptcy at some point! I can't say I'm inclined to complain that I always receive mine promptly. I'm now twiddling my thumbs and waiting impatiently for TLB's Cult Box to arrive. I am so tempted to take the day off work to sit next to the door.

  4. I'm very happy with this bag and would you believe, despite having quite the Nuxe collection, this is my first shimmery, bronzy Nuxe Oil. Tell me it doesn't look like liquid gold - I feel rich just looking at it! I definitely think it would impart a nice summery sheen to arms and legs.
    I'm always fond of Mi Mi's choices. She covers all base. And yes, like you I am already hanging out for the next BOL fix. It's so darn addictive.

    1. Yes, for some reason the regular stuff seems more common all round, but there is surely a time and place for some much needed shimmer, and this is perfect for that purpose!
      This has to be the best subscription. Definitely one I'm partial to!