Last month, I expressed my disappointment with Vellvette box and this month again, I’m not too happy with the box. Thankfully this was my last box and my subscription ends here. I received the following products in this month’s box –
– Vantiv moisturizing shampoo + Refreshing Lemon Shower Gel
– Origins Make a Difference Rejuvenating Treatment Lotion
– Florelle Wet & Dry Blush – Marmorized
I was annoyed to see that the shower gel had leaked out when I first opened the package. It smells exactly like dishwashing soap to me though to be fair I’m not big on plain lemon scents. The shampoo is huge and described as ‘affordable luxury’ (its price otherwise is Rs 187). It has SLS so I don’t plan on using it. I’ve been using SLS-free shampoos for a while now. VANTIV is an Indian brand and I’ve never heard of it before. The combined value of these 2 is Rs 400 approx. This seems like one of the worst products they’ve ever sent out. And the huge quantity of the products makes me naturally distrust the quality of the product. I would rather have a 30 ml shower gel/shampoo from a brand like Forest Essentials or The Nature’s Co instead of this.
The second product is the only saving grace of this box in my opinion. Origins is a luxury skin care brand part of the Estee Lauder group and this is the only product I’m looking forward to try out. Don’t be confused by the fancy name, its a toner basically.
The Florelle blush is worth Rs 750 but I don’t particularly love the shade. I don’t see it working with the average Indian complexion either. And the frost will only highlight my pores and give a greasier look to my oily skin. I’ve never heard of this brand either. Why would you send out a frosty pink blush with blue veining to an audience who doesn’t wear such a shade well?? A coral with soft gold or bronze veining would have been so much better and would have actually worked well with the general Indian complexion.
Lastly, the bag. The ugly blue bag. Beauty boxes are supposed to be pretty! Even if the contents are crappy inside, a pretty and feminine looking packaging makes a good impact. They should either stick to a classic theme – I liked the black bag and travel edition fuchsia bag too but this blue is just an eye sore and a little masculine in my opinion.
[note color=”#FFEECA”]Overall, the inclusion of the Origins toner sample saves this box from being a complete fail for me. I signed up for the Vellvette box because I wanted to try more luxury products but they keep churning out one box after another containing full sized samples of completely random, cheap products. I now have a horde of unused products that I’ve received over the past few months from Vellvette. My subscription has now ended and I don’t intend to renew it. Its really a shame because I really liked the initial few boxes they’d sent out!
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