As always, the last week of October finds me waiting for the courier guy to deliver my Vellvette bag. This month, they had not given out any teasers about the products in the bag so nobody really knew what to expect. All we knew that this month’s bag was going to be…..
Yes…blue. The theme this month was K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Sexy). Ironic as now, with the wedding and festive season starting, one really doesn’t want to keep it simple, one would want to jazz it up and perhaps, even pile on the bling. Anyway….here’s what I got in my bag……
Florelle Wet & Dry Blush in Marmonized.
My first impression of this blush was that it reminded me of the MAC Mineralize Blush. The colour seems nice too. Shimmery yes, and so, apt for the festivities. I just quickly swiped the blush across my wrist to swatch it (directly from the pan, no brush used) and this is how it looks….
Nice colour, nice pigmentation. Like.
Origins Make A Difference Skin Rejuvenating Treatment Lotion
Whew! Why can’t they just write toner? I’ve never understood why some brands need to give their products long winding names. Do they feel they need long names to justify the heavy price tag? Anyway, that’s besides the point….
This toner is supposed to help keep the skin hydrated for longer and help improve the appearance of damaged skin. Sounds promising. And I’ve been wanting to try out Origins since quite some time. The size of the sample could have been better though. Clarins gives out the same sized toner samples for free. I should be able to get a week’s use out of this so, Like.
Vantiv Moisturizing Shampoo + Refreshing Lemon Shower Gel
“Would we like it if Vellvette started giving us samples from some random, unknown Indian brand? ” This is what I had written in my review of the September Anniversary Bag (read full review here ).
My answer, nope, I wouldn’t, unless that brand was a premium or organic one like say Forest Essentials. Products from an unheard of Indian brand containing SLS, even though they are full-sized products, that don’t impress me much.
The product card says “Vantiv is a fast growing professional care brand that stands for affordable luxury” but even my friend who is a professional beauty therapist and has her own salon hasn’t heard of this. (Btw, I have always felt that “affordable luxury” is quite an oxymoron…what say?)
From organic Brocato, which was really nice, in an earlier bag to this shampoo, I feel is a step down for Vellvette. Perhaps I’m a snob but I’m not sure I want to use this. I’ll give the shower gel a shot though it’s artificial lemon fragrance reminds me of the Lizol we use for mopping floors. Dislike.
Those were the contents of my October Vellvette bag. What do you think of them? What did you get in yours? Do let me know in the comments.