Before we compare the number of products in the FabBag with those in the international boxes, let’s remember that the FabBag is also priced much, much lower than these boxes. While the normal price of the FabBag is Rs. 599, the three months / six months / annual packages work out much cheaper. I have the six month subscription and my bag comes to Rs. 449 per month.
Here are the contents of my May 2014 FabBag:
* Avene Cleanance Masque (10ml)
* Redken Diamond Oil Deep Facets Intensive Treatment (30ml)
* LA Splash Proof Eyeshadow Base (9ml)
* Bonus – Max Factor Lasting Colour Collections Lipstick in English Rose (mini tube)
Take a look at each product…
Avene Cleanance Masque
Isn’t it ironic that it took an international box costing close to Rs. 4000 with 10-15ml samples, to make me appreciate a domestic box costing Rs. 449 with a sample of the same size? Anyway, Avene is a French pharmacy brand and one that I’ve been wanting to try since quite some time. I’ve heard good things about the Cleanance range and look forward to trying it out. Considering the number of mask sheets I’ve bought/received recently, I’m glad that this one is a cream Masque/scrub and not a sheet mask.
Redken Diamond Oil Deep Facets Intensive Treatment
There’s no product card for this 30 ml sample. The Diamond Oil Deep Facets Treatment is “an oil enriched intensive treatment for dull/damaged hair” and is paraben and mineral oil-free and a decent size to try out and see if it’s worth repurchasing. My sun-and-sea-water-fried-and-frizzled hair have a nice selection of pampering treatments to choose from with this and the hair masks in my Meme box and the Yves Rocher oil I bought and the Argan Dew samples I’ve received. N-I-C-E.
LA Splash Proof Eyeshadow Base
This is a full sized product and I think my fifth from LA Splash. The first was the black-with-blue-microshimmer eyeliner (liked) in my June Bag, then the LA Splash mascara (haven’t used yet) in the July bag followed by the nail polish (Ok-ish) in my december bag. Then, my Lip Factory box had a Chubby twist lip crayon (liked) from LA Splash and now this eyeshadow base.
Eyeshadow bases/primers make the colours of the eyeshadow appear more intense and make them last longer. I don’t even use a primer for my face though I have the Tea Tree primer from The Body Shop waiting to be used as well as a sample of Lancome’s La Base Pro. I swatched this primer on my hand and it goes on clear and yes, it does make the eyeshadow colour look more intense as opposed to without. I’ll use this in my next makeup look and see how it performs.
Max Factor Lasting Colour Collections Lipstick in English Rose
Somehow, Max Factor products have never really tempted me. Don’t know why, there’s no specific reason but I simply don’t feel tempted to even browse their products when I’m out shopping. I head straight to Bourjois instead. This mini lipstick looks quite cute but the shade is a frosty pink that reminds me of the lipstick my aunt (who’s four shades fairer than me) used to wear in the 80s and 90s. I’ll probably just gift this to someone on whom it will look nice.
Soooo, to put it in a nutshell, I really like the products I’ve received in my May 2014 FabBag. Except for the lipstick whose shade I didn’t like (that’s a bonus product anyway) all the other three products seem really good. And decently sized too! If you haven’t bought your May FabBag, go buy it…it’s really nice 🙂
Ok, time to celebrate the Mumbai Indian’s win against the Rajasthan Royals. Hubby and elder son are at the stadium (in the VIP box, no less) screaming themselves hoarse and basically having a blast. “Impossible is just another word.” – Ravi Shastri