I got my March 2014 Fabbag today and as with each month, I have high expectations from the bag. By now everyone knows what the Fabbag is and what the price is, so without much ado, let’s see the contents…
Since March is the month for Women’s Day, the March Fabbag is supposed to be a #FABWomen Special Bag. How? Well, Your guess is as good as mine. Yes, they have been featuring women achievers on their FAB Women section but what has that got to do with the contents of the bag I really wonder. Anyway, here’s what I got in my March 2014 Fabbag:
* Natio Ageless Brightening Eye Cream
* Flormar Loose Powder – 04
* Portico Verbena Hydrating Body Wash
* Bonus: Pearl Drop Earrings.
Natio Ageless Brightening Eye Cream – Like
A new eye cream! Though I really wonder when I will ever get around to using this. My Shiseido eye cream is not even half over yet and I’ve been using it since almost 11 months!!! And I have a full bottle of Lancome Genifique Yeux waiting to be opened so this cream will probably get used only when I travel.
Natio is an Australian, plant based, beauty care range. This Ageless Brightening Eye Cream has Aloe, Rosehip oil, hazelnut oil, shea butter, lavender oil etc. BUT, it also has parabens 🙁 . The full sized (20ml) tube is priced at Rs. 1130 and Fabbag has sent us a very generous 10ml sample.
Flormar Loose Powder – 04 – Super Like
This is the best product in the March Fabbag. I had got a Flormar Deluxe Shine lipstick in one of my Vellvette bags and I really liked it. This powder is an exact match for my skin tone and when I swatched it on my hand, felt very smooth and silky and gave a matte look to my skin for almost 3 hours. The puff looks very cute and I don’t feel like using it.
I think this box is a full-sized product but can’t be sure coz the product card mentions the price of the full size as Rs. 1200 but doesn’t mention the quantity.
Portico Verbena Hydrating Body Wash – Dislike
What is it with luxury hotels and Verbena? Almost all of them have Verbena toiletries in their bathrooms. I guess it is a safe option because Verbena is a unisex fragrance. My favourite is the Aloe and Neem range that Forest Essentials does exclusively for the Taj hotels. Anyway, Portico, besides doing bed and bath linens (I love their towels….so thick and soft) also have an exclusive bath range for the Hyatt hotels.
This Verbena body wash seems like an extra stock from their old range since it isn’t to be seen anywhere on the Portico website. Also, the fragrance is nothing very excting, just a very generic, synthetic citrus-y fragrance. The Agraria toiletries at Intercontinental hotels are also Verbena but they smell so much nicer. This 50 ml bottle is their full sized and is priced at Rs. 250!!! Puhleeeze….gimme a break.
So, with two Likes and one Dislike, it is overall quite a nice bag. I wouldn’t compare it with international bags that send 5-6 full sized products because there is a huge difference in price between the two. For approximately Rs. 450 per month (coz I have a 6 month sub), the bag is quite ok. Yes, it can be much better. If someone from Fabbag is reading this, please take note of my request. Please look into getting French pharmacy brands (they are so effective), Korean, Japanese and Israeli brands. Pretty please.