Monday, February 17, 2014

Review: Mivva Box February 2014 Edition

So the latest (and possibly last) box for Mivva is now here and has finally arrived on my doorstep last week. For me it was a bittersweet moment as I have had a long relationship with Mivva, and I have always loved their boxes.

When I received the box, I felt like it was an end of a chapter in my life that involved Mivva and their beauty boxes, and I was quite excited to open it to discover what new products await me in this box.

But when I finally did, I was disappointed. The box felt so hollow, and it gave me the feeling that they were just throwing things together without thought just for the sake of sending out a Mivva Box.

What do you think of the contents?

So in this month's Mivva box, we have the usual five items. Yes, five items, and yet the box still leaves much to be desired. 

What's in the list?

1. Bloop 100% Mineral Eyeshadow (RM38/ piece) - one piece
2. Ezee Beauty Collagen Drink (RM14.90/ bottle) - one bottle
3. UGB Peeling Gel (RM145/100ml) - two sachets
4. UGB Aqua Cream (RM145/ 50g) - two sachets
5. Lycoz Aloe Vera Oriental Prime Hydrogel Mask (RM19.90/ piece) - one piece

Bonus Items:
1. O'slee Advanced Formula III - 30ml bottle
2. RM15 voucher for Lycoz products

Personally for me, and I repeat, I felt that the products in this box are not well thought out and are put together just for the sake of sending out a Mivva Box. It just doesn't give me the impression that this is a box that has been carefully planned for. I mean, just two sachets for the UGB products? I won't even be able to feel their efficacy after just two uses. I remember last time, Mivva would give us at least five sachets of products if it was in sachet form.

Same goes for the collagen drink as well. I wouldn't expect to find five bottles in there, but at least two or three would be nice. After all, isn't this about the experience of trying out something so that we would know whether we liked it or not before we buy it?

 Next the Lycoz voucher. I'm fine with the RM15, after all, of course they would give you a lower value of voucher to be used so that you will at least spend a little money when buying their products. But what I don't understand are the terms and conditions. For item 7, what do they mean by seasons? And it was hard trying to search for their products :( There was no mention of their website, or even places where we can get their products.

My last gripe? the printing of the description card. I know it's a small thing to be upset about, but I loved looking at the pictures that came with the card, and now it's just a one sided printing of only the products. No effort whatsoever:(

Every month, Mivva would give boxes with themes in them, but this box doesn't have any theme whatsoever. The only thing I can think of, would be beauty. But, having just beauty is something we can all say is a pretty standard thing for beauty boxes. Because they were always so great with coming up with themes, this one came up pretty short :(

It's disappointing for me to receive a box like this, as I would have wanted to get a more substantial box.

Having said all of that, I like the Bloop eyeshadow, and the pearlescent white shade was a colour that I wanted in a while, so that's the only positive that I can draw from it.

Did you receive this month's Mivva Box as well, and what did you think of it? Let me know in the comments section below.

Til the next time, stay beautiful!



Innanie Ariffin said...

Maybe they think this is the last box so buat cincai lah! so sad Mivva. This is not a proper way to treat your customer! I tengok pun I sedih. Yeah, finally i think, YES MIVVA, you should die. *sorry!

cindy tong ( said...

wow such a cincai one especially the card!!!

Syaza Suhana said...

Wow kinda boring :( no wonder they're goin out of business or something

fififionachai said...

I thought I was the only paranoid who felt disappointed with Mivva Box! I used to be so excited and overwhelmed when I open Mivva Box, but for the last 2 months, I was really dissapointed. And I totally regret subscribing for 3 months in a row T.T

Choulyin said...

hahaha abit sad kan...buat cincai, macam simply saja wana have a box..i rather they don't have one if it's gonna be this kinda quality :(

Choulyin said...

yup, never expected they would be like this

Choulyin said...

i dun think they're going out of business, more like changing their business model into an online shop instead

Choulyin said...

ya kan...that's why I didn't write any reviews for the past two boxes that I received. it was too disappointing. but when I got this one, I really felt I should write about it, cannot have this three months in a row :(

Radha Krishnakumar said...

you got cool stuffs <3

Syaza Suhana said...

Ah I see. Probably sending out sub box don't bring alot of business hahaha. With something like this its no wonder.

MyBeautyJunction said...

Wow, just because it is the last box, it doesn't mean you needn't make an effort. They should have tried to go out with a bang and made it an amazing box!

sherrygo said...

mm.. sachet so little dont think enough use to tell if its good

Choulyin said...

haha they were not always this bad...their previous boxes quite good one :/

Syaza Suhana said...

Hehe. They just got lazy and unmotivated at the end :3