Sunday, April 07, 2013

Mivva Box (April 2013): GALAXY Edition

Guess what I got in the mail last week? It's Mivva's April box!!! Aptly themed "GALAXY", they have selected products that are the creme de la creme of the galaxy specially for their subscribers.

Mivva is actually one of the few beauty box players in the market who will send out their beauty boxes in the beginning of the month for their subscribers. So while everyone else in the market has just sent out their March edition boxes, Mivva is already one step ahead by putting the finishing touches on their April box.

I received the Mivva box last week, but I didn't get their newly launched new box cover..I got le normal previous one. But I heard the new box wasn't strong enough. There were reports that the box was squashed when it arrived. However, could be that the delivery boys handled it a little rougher than usual?

As usual, the packaging before I opened it up to have a look at the contents :)

Voila! The contents of April's Mivva box :) There are products from O'slee, B.liv, Beautymate, SF, Timeless Truth, and Somang (the B.liv product is not inside as I was too excited to use it that when I finally took pics of this box I forgot to put it back in :p)

 O'slee Rosehip Beauty Solution Advanced Formula III (RM59.90/ 100ml), this one is 30ml)

O'slee Rosehip Beauty Solution Advanced Formula III contains 7 enhanced Skin Care Benefits. Moisturising, whitening, UV-oxi protection, pore-refining, and blackhead reducing, enhance absorption ability, relaxing, and multifuntion. It can be used for toning, as a make-up base, soothing, deep moisturizing, and body lotion.

So many benefits and uses, what's not to like about this Beauty Solution? Seeing as how I do not have a make-up base yet, I might use this as one :)

Beautymate Purifying and Brightening Nano Essence (RM69.90/ 30ml), this is a full sized product

This Nano Essence contains Gentiana Lutea Root Extract and Black Pearl Extract. Use with the Beautymate Toner and Lotion (which was given in the previous two boxes) to leave skin fair, smooth, fleckless and delicate. Gentiana Lutea Root Extract and Black Pearl Extract can effectively brighten and hydrate skin and minimise melanin and spots, relieve dull skin tone, and prevent new formation of melanin for thorough whitening results.

It was too bad that I didn't get the Toner and Lotion from the previous boxes, but that aside, I think this would be a good product for me to use to whiten my skin tone.

 B.liv Off With Those Heads (RM139/ 30 ml, RM179.90/ 45ml) This product is 3.0 ml

Off With Those Heads removes white and blackheads without violence or pain, and stops them from appearing every again. The gel softens the clogging blocking your pored, allowing for effortless extraction and removal of all sores. Its essence ingredients keep oil secretions under control, and skin irritation will never again rule!

This is my favourite product of the lot. As I have a problem with blackheads and large pores, this product comes at an opportune time :) Let's see if its efficacy is as good as others claim it to be.

Somang Keratin Silk Protein Hair Shampoo (RM49.90/ 620ml) and Hair Pack (RM49.90/ 500ml, RM79.90/ 1000ml)

This contains Keratin protein and silk protein which is the components of hair that keeps hair healthy and silky. It restores damaged hair due to frequent dye and styling.

I don't have dyed hair, neither do I style it a lot, but considering that it's for coloured and treated hair, I'm assuming it will be delicate enough for virgin hair, so this is a good addition to my bath products :)

Left: SF Beauty Skin Remover Cleansing Gel (RM100/ 150ml)
Right: SF Beauty Skin Perfect Glow Sunscreen (RM125/ 30ml)

The Gel cleanses your skin effectively, wet or dry! The 2-in-1 remover cleansing gel features a ground-breaking adhesive gel that removes your make up, heavy or light, cleans dirt from pores, and eliminated grease in one effective wash.

The advanced Perfect Glow Sunscreen has 6 amazing features. It is an effective sunscreen that enhances your skin's UV protection. It also moisturises your skin and you can even use it as a concealer or nude make up!

As these two are 10ml sample packs, which are larger than normal sized sample sachets. The cleanser is good for up to three times application, while the Sunscreen can be used up to five times :) 

Timeless Truth Charcoal Deep Whitening Mask (RM10/ piece)

Whitening, reduces freckles, moisturising, soft glowing skin. The black colour of the mask comes from the bamboo charcoal extract from very high temperature, and this particular bamboo charcoal powder has a proven function for cleansing and absorbing dirt.

I've never tried TT masks before, so this would be my first time doing so. Excited! :) There's also a voucher for online purchasing of their masks for a discount of 20%. The voucher is valid all the way to 31st December 2013, so I don't have to worry about quickly spending it if I'm still undecided. I have another 9 more months to go :p

Hair Chalk (gift)

As is keeping with the Mivva tradition,  they have included some gift items in this months edition, and that's the increasing (or maybe decreasing?) fad, hair chalk! I've seen a lot of people going around with dip dyed hair, but never gotten around to make the decision whether or not to take the plunge. Now with these hair chalks, I can just change my hair colour at the ends for any occasion! Although, I do wonder why they gave us white and dark brown in the first place.

I like how they continue to pick selections of products that will give their subscribers a pleasant surprise by handing out something out of the norm. It really keeps their subscribers coming back for more :)

Another gift from Mivva is the little shopping list notepad which is decked out in pink :) Love this item as I can just put it beside my desk and reach for it when I need to scribble something down. And I have every intention of using this to write down my shopping list in the future! In the past I have always taken scraps of paper from wherever just to write it down, but now I don't have to anymore :)

On the left of the notepad is a voucher from Strip for a Free Underarm Wax treatment worth RM32.50 at all of their Strip outlets! They have an outlet at Publika, so I might just drop by there for a visit :)

What do I think of this month's Mivva Box? I like how all the products given in this box is different, and there is not a repeated product with the same function. I also liked how they gave samples that you can use more than once so that you can test whether or not you suit the product. Having said that, I realised that almost all the products are skincare products, and not one cosmetic product was given (I really do not think hair chalk constitutes a cosmetic product). Unlike their February (lipstick), and March (Primer) box, there are no cosmetics here.

However, having said that, I am pleased with this month's box as I foresee that I will use all of the products in this month's edition.

Keep it up Mivva! You're doing it right :)



Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Ooh, hair chalk's something new.

Constance Ant said...

MIVVA has been doing really good all this while. it's one of the beauty box that i'm most satisfied with!

Xue Ren said...

i like the hair chalk the most!! :)

Caroline said...

Ooh! Looks lovely and useful stuffs!! Ahh kinda similar to Vanity Trove, they send out beauty boxes few days before the next month so you could get it on the 1st or even earlier. <3 this kind of service! ^^

Caroline said...

Please do review on the hairchalk dear! :p I've been wanting to try on it but afraid not the result I wish for. >.<

choulyin.tan said...

yea, i've never tried it before, gonna try it when I can :)

yes! I'm very satisfied with this box too! Can't wait for May's box!

Xue Ren
It's different right? I think that's good that they can give their subscribers the element of a pleasant surprise :)

yea, I really like that they send out their April box so quickly and efficiently! Gonna do a hair chalk review soon!!! :)

Chuen said...

Products this month looks great :D

Charmaine Pua said...

They didn't send me this box!! Huhu T__T

Choulyin said...

yes they are!!! I like how they are different and there are no repeated uses :)

Choulyin said...

oh no :( I thought they had...