Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Review: Bag of Love May Edition Best of Beauty

Holla dearies :)

I've just gotten some good news that I've been selected as one of the top ten finalists for the PinkNProper fashion show happening at the Spa Party hosted by the Butterfly Project this 29th June! So I will be sashaying down the walkway at the Spa Party and throw caution to the wind! Time to brush up on my catwalk skills and see if I can lose a little bit of weight before then :p

PinkNProper has recently launched their Spring/ Summer 2013 collection and you can read about it here *click* If you're interested in purchasing some of those clothing items, you can get an exclusive 10% discount on the clothes that you purchase, just by quoting my discount code, "CY007" upon checkout!

But I digress :) This post is actually all about LOVE :) It's the Bag of Love's May Edition Best of Beauty, beauty bag! Don't you just love the look of the bag? It all looks so chic and glamorous!! I love the satiny feel of the bag, and the size is just right enough for me to put all my cosmetics to bring around on my travels :)

A peek into the bag, and it's full of products! Psst, there are two vials of CK perfume in there!

Dear Mimi had even wrapped up the spillable items in plastic so that they do not leak and spoil the bag! How thoughtful of her :)

So these are the products featured in May's edition of the Bag of Love :) This month's bag actually features an array of well-known brands that are loved around the world. Each product in this bag are cult products of certain brands, it is truly the Best of Beauty :)

Dove Beauty Nourishing Body Wash, Full-Size, RM6.90

First up is the Dove Beauty Nourishing Body Wash. It has a unique blend of moisturising and nourishing ingredients that replenish nutrients back into the skin. Hence, it not only takes a dual approach to healthy, nourished skin with a mild surfactant system but works hard to preserve skin’s natural nutrients too.

Some subscribers might argue that this product is a disappointment to even be in the bag. But I beg to differ. When people say cult products, this means the most famous product for a certain brand, or the best-selling product. Dove's moisturising body wash is definitely one of the cult products for Dove. I've used this before, and I really love the scent of the soap and the moisturising feeling it gives me after I bathe. Especially in this hot weather, it's a welcome product I use in the shower :)

Kérastase Bain Oléo-Relax, 250ml, RM78

This particular shampoo, the Bain Oléo-Relax gently cleanses and detangles for soft and shiny hair. It is designed for dry and rebellious hair which contains palm and shorea oil to smooth hair cuticle. This shampoo is suitable for most hair types (who doesn’t suffer from dry and rebellious hair every now and then?!) especially after a chemical process as it will renourish the hair.

I love it! I'm currently using the Redken shampoo I got in my Lilac Box 2, and this product gives me the same properties as the Redken shampoo. Especially after I've dyed my hair with the Liese Bubble Hair Colour, this shampoo rehydrates my hair and leaves it smooth and moisturised :)

Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow Hand Therapy, 25g, RM30

With its world-renowned Hand Therapy in this scent, happiness is, literally, in our hands! :P The rich yet easy to absorbed hand treatment also has a moisturising blend of macadamia nut oil, shea butter, vitamins C and E, water lily and ivy extracts, to leave dry hands soft and smooth.

I have two of these in my office (La Source and the Gardener) and this is just another great addition to my box of hand creams! I have the Lavender body lotion that I'm using currently, and if there's one thing I can say about Crabtree & Evelyn, it's that their lotions are awesome! It smells great too!

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, 60 capsules, RM320

The serum is very lightweight, silky-smooth and is sopped up by the skin almost instantly. It works by replenishing the skin's natural ceramides and moisture-capturing lipids to keep skin firm, smooth and line-free for longer.

I gave this product to my mom, cos she's an ardent Elizabeth Arden fan :) I knew she would just love this product! According to her it's really nice to use and gives her skin the moisture it needs. :)

Calvin Klein Eternity EDP, 50ml, RM254 and Eternity for Men EDT, 50ml, RM209

”As long as intimacy goes on, so will Eternity.” Calvin Klein

The scent opens with the fresh scents of freesia and mandarin, then lingers into a mellow sweetness of white lily and marigold with a sexy undertone of patchouli and amber.

For men, the classic scent is refreshing and masculine with a cool, crisp edge and a warm, woodsy trail. It has the top notes of mandarin, lavender, green botanics; middle notes of jasmine, basil, geranium and sage; and bottom notes of sandalwood, vetiver, and amber.

When people mention Calvin Klein, the first fragrance that comes to mind is Eternity :) I love the smell as it is light enough for me to wear to work, as well as subtle enough to wear on an evening out :) I alternate between CK's Sheer Beauty fragrance, and I absolutely love CK's fragrances!

We were also given some sachets of freebies in our bag, two Kerastase Smoothing Mask for Dry Rebellious Hair, and Lavender Body Lotion by Crabtree & Evelyn. My sister used the hair mask, and she claimed that it was really good for her hair :) definitely without fail, I used the lavender body lotion, and I really loved the smell it emits!

All in all, May's Best of Beauty bag has scored high points with me, and is so far one of the better curated brands out there for a beauty box (bag) apart from Mivva.

So much so, that I have actually discussed with Mimi, and she has agreed to give me another bag for June that I can giveaway to my readers! How awesome is that?!?! Apart from being down-to-earth, humble, and with a great sense of beauty, she is generous too! :)

Subscriptions are still open for the June bag, so hop on over to www.bag-of-love.com to subscribe for it! Below is a sneak peek on the bag that will be the June bag, and some of the brands that will be featured!

Vaseline (everyone needs protection!)
Cremorlab (hydration is key)
Clairol(s) (never fade, never dull)
Elizabeth Arden (before you say again?! I gotta say you will love this)
Definite (I am sure most of you know what this is!)

I'm no soothsayer, but I'm thinking there might be a brush in June's Bag!!! So what are you waiting for? Hurry up and subscribe today!



Kelvin Tan said...

So they start giving love out in bags. XD

HenRy Lee said...

bag of love looks better this time round :)

Merryn Tan said...

The contents look better this time. All the best on the 29th!

ahlost said...

I don't dare to click on that evil link !!! Hahahaha.

Choulyin said...

yup :p instead of boxes >.<

Choulyin said...

yea..can't wait to see what's in the June bag

Choulyin said...

I like how it's specially picked out with a theme. Thanks! need to learn my catwalk liaw :p

Choulyin said...

hahahahaha go click go click!!!!!! I'm sure you will love it too!!! but I'm not sure if they send to East Malaysia or not...I think they do, but got additional RM6 charge, which is not bad considering normal parcel from West to East is RM8