Sunday, August 18, 2013

Review: Bag of Love July Edition: Asia's Beloved Gems

Hey ladies,

If you're a beauty box junkie, you would know that the past month, Bag of Love has continually teased and excited their subscribers, me included :p There was so much hype about their special edition bags well as their July bag.

Well, July's bag didn't disappoint, if anything I would say that there was a big variety with some of Asia's cult brands, like Etude House, The Face Shop, L'Oreal, etc. As I subscribed to their quarterly subscription, I got a few extras, which were the Avocado Body Lotion Sachets and the Murad Sunscreen

   Parallel view of the products in the courier bag.

As some of the products couldn't fit into this month's bag, The Face Shop and Etude House products were thrown into the courier bag on its own, which was fine for me, considering they came in deluxe sample packs, so even though they were thrown around, they were still in good condition.

 THEFACESHOP Chia Seed Trial Set (Full size products range from RM79.90 – RM99.90)

First up, THEFACESHOP Chia Seed Trial Set. There were three products in the box, which is the Watery Toner, Watery Lotion, and Moisture-Holding Seed Cream.

I'm sure a lot of you guys are wondering what Chia Seed is, it is a superfood that is able to boost energy, stabilise blood sugar, aids digestion and even lower cholesterol. Apart from its high concentrate of calcium, manganese, phosphorus and omega-3 fats, the seed can soak up ten times its weight in water. When applied, the seed can help your skin stay hydrated for longer. THEFACESHOP goes the extra mile by using only organic Chia seed without any addictives and is dermatologist approved.

Initially, I was wondering how to use this as the pack itself doesn't have any cleanser, and I was used to always having the cleanser in any normal 3-step pack. But luckily Mimi posted in the Bag of Love website on how to use it. On cleansed face, pat on Watery Toner on the face. Follow this by massaging in the Watery Lotion during the day and the Moisture-Holding Seed Cream at night.

Etude House Moistfull Aloe Skincare 4 Kinds Kit (Full size products range from RM69.90 – RM99.90)

What makes the Moistfull Aloe Skincare set so awesome is the aloe. The aloe contains abundant moisture and its gel in the leaves have an endless list of medicinal effects: it is an astringent (close pores and contract blood vessels and tissues to stop fluid discharge), an emollient (helps to moisturise, soften and smooth the skin), antiseptic and a cell proliferant (quickly regrows new cells in wounds and burns).

This Moistfull Aloe range also harnesses the moisturising powers of the baobab tree, repairing properties of lavender and chamomile for skin as flawless as the Korean stars! The range is also mineral oil free, paraben free, and talc free. 

I'm pretty sure I piqued your curiousity when I showed you just the pink bag in the beginning right? The bag is truly the epitome of Asia. It looks like those kawaii Japanese bags, and is all feminine too with lace and a little ball of fluff in place of a zip handle.

What I love about Bag of Love (and this is only one of them) is that they really do learn from the past. In every single bag since the second bag, they have put in their spillable (or breakable) items in a plastic bag, and even taped the opening closed for good measure. So no more cases of leakage, or damaged bags :)

And now presenting to you, the contents of what's in the bag.

L’Oreal Professionel Paris Liss Ultime Smoothing Shampoo for Unmanageable Hair, 250ml, RM50

The Liss Ultime Smoothing Shampoo for Unmanageable Hair cleanses, calms and smoothes rebellious, frizzy hair with its nutrient-packed olive and argan oils. The conditioning action provides lasting smoothness and also humidity protection to ensure hair behaves themselves.

I got this previously from another beauty box, and I love it! I have the hair mask as well, and that works well too. Luckily for me I had other shampoos that I still haven't managed to use, so I didn't have to splurge on the big bottle of this yet. The only downside though, is that the smell is just so so. Not really a fan of the fragrance :/

Ju Ju Aquamoist Facial Cleansing Wash, 120g, RM 36.90

This is one of the bestselling brands in Japan, and this particular cleanser is a favourite amongst the Japanese. This facial cleansing foam creates a rich and creamy lather that completely washes off dirt and impurities to leave your skin squeaky clean. Usually with washes like this, skin is left tight and dry. Not with this one though! It has hyaluronic acid to help skin hold in its natural moisture. Hyaluronic acid is also a “smart nutrient” as it can adjust its moisture absorption rate based on the humidity—relative to the season and the climate.

It also has citric acid which helps in collagen building and skin whitening.Who doesn't love a product that promotes collagen building? Collagen is a layer beneath the skin that contributes to your skin's elasticity. Therefore, the more collagen your epidermal layer produces, the more elastic your skin is, and the less wrinkles you get!

Freshel Mineral BB Cream Pore Cover, 50g, RM59

As the name suggest, this BB cream specialised in smoothing the skin surface while covering visible pores. With the sebum control function, it also keeps skin smooth without any stickiness or oil.

The main three features of this BB cream are:
1: Perfect for busy women
This BB cream is a combination of a moisturising cream with a high skincare effect and a tinted makeup base. It is useful when you are busy or on casual outings.

2: Cover visible pores
The sebum adsorbing effects keeps pores completely filled and control sebum production

3: Moisturise skin
Contains collagen and hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated and supple 

I like this product because the texture is very light, and covers your pores very easily. IT doesn't give off a shiny sheen, and stays on for quite a long time. Two thumbs up for this product :) 

Polka Splassh Nail Polish, Full-Size, RM7.90 (Sasa), RM8.90 (Parkson)

They have 50 unique and funky colours for every taste and style! I saw in other blogs that other people got different colours like red or brown. I'm actually quite happy to get this colour. It's a little of an aquamarine colour, blue-green, kinda like turquoise? and the best part is, it has a metallic sheen! I'm currently using this shade on my nails, and it looks really nice. :) Review will be up soon!

So there you have it, the contents of July's Beauty Bag of Love, Asia's Beloved Gems :)

 Each product is truly a gem, and I can't wait to see what Mimi has in store for us in August! Last I heard, there will be a book in the bag! How can I not love Mimi more and more? Two of my favourite things combined, books and beauty products :)

So don't wait. Limited bags are left for August, so make sure you subscribe today! Each bag is only RM39.90, and from my previous posts on Bag of Love, you will have seen that the products you get are INFINITELY worth more than the price you pay for it. Hurry up! Subscribe now!

Til the next time, stay beautiful!



HenRy Lee said...

Another unique bag from bagoflove! so many goodies! :D

ahlost said...

Bag Of Love ??!!! Aaaaahhh.. this blogpost is so poisonous.. hahahaha !!!

ahlost said...

Sighh.. just check their page.. unfortunately, another beauty box that only send to Penisular Malaysia.. Booo..

Choulyin said...

i think they got send to east malaysia also..but have to add extra postage:

ahlost said...

Ooooohhh.. ya wor.. I see from their website.. they mentioned "We are currently only available in Penisular Malaysia"

Choulyin said...

yes yes! that's why I love them :)

Choulyin said...

yea, maybe cos they haven't update kua..but they can send to Kuching liaw hohoho

Shannon Chow said...

this is tempting...looks good!