Beauty boxes came to India with a lot of fanfare although we never got to see an actual box with the exception of one.So when I first heard about Vellvette Box I was a bit sceptical.But after loads of digging I must admit I'm convinced that Vellvette Box is the real deal.For those of you who are clueless about the beauty box concept here is a rundown.Beauty box is a monthly subscription service (in case of Vellvette Box 1/3/6 month or a heavily discounted annual subscription) where you pay Rs 399 to get a box of 3 deluxe or travel sized samples of luxury premium brands like Clinique, Estee Lauder, Lancôme, Elizabeth Arden, Clarins, Yves Saint Laurent and tons more.These products range from skincare and hair care to makeup and fragrances and are customized based on your personal preferences (you take a super fun quiz on your beauty preferences).
Which means that every month you can expect:
- Three high-end beauty, cosmetics, skincare and fragrance samples from the best brands in the world that have been specially curated to your tastes, plus
- Expert tips and tricks on how to make the most of your samples, plus
- Juicy discounts on full-sized products of your beauty samples, so that once you discover what works for you, you can buy the full-sized product and make the most of your investment
Which is exactly what I got in my September Vellvette Box.
Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Cream ~ Rosewater
Not many people know but I'm obsessed with hand creams and I have to have it on me everywhere I go.So the moment I spotted this one in the box I was totally giddy with excitement.I am not a huge fan of the rose fragrance but will make do.Comes in a cute pink tube and is a pretty good size for a sample(25gm)
Clinique Long Lasting Glosswear & Lipstick Duo ~ Fireberry & Raspberry Glace
The shades are perfect for fall, a dusty rose combination which can work both for casual or a glammed up look.Love the texture of the lipstick and its really pigmented without compromising on the moisturizing factor.The gloss on the other hand is too gloopy and sticky.Not a fan.
Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream
I have a love hate relationship with exfoliators since most of them cause more damage than good.Having said that I was pretty psyched to try out the Clarins one since I haven't yet used the brand.The exfoliating beads are really tiny and do scrub away the grime without being too scratchy or harsh.Will need a couple of more uses to convince me, although it's pretty pricey.
Guess EDP ~ Seductive
I love hoarding perfume samples since they are so convenient for when you are on the go.This one though I’ll be saving for special events.Has a lovely floral base note with just a hint of vanilla.
The Vellvette box is a great concept specially if you are a beauty junkie since trying out new products can be expensive, more so in the case of high end brands.And imagine spending a ton of money on products that you end up hating (been there done that).With Vellvette Box you can try out samples and if you love the products purchase the full sized versions at the Vellvette website.And every month’s box contains discount coupon which you can use to avail discounts on full sized versions of that month’s products and take advantage of free shipping too.
The box itself is a nice sturdy box which I for sure am going to recycle.Full points to the Vellvette team for packaging and the attention to detail (they addressed the welcome card to me personally!)You have information on the products and how to use them along with discount coupons on each product which you can avail on the full sized versions.
All in all the Vellvette box has paid for itself thrice over since all the samples round up to more than the 399 box value (and did I mention that the boxes are shipped free).The other boxes were priced at Rs 799 and contained 4-5 samples, but honestly I much prefer the 399 box which is way more economical.There are other versions of the September box and after having a look at them I’m super duper happy with mine since it has exactly what I would have picked, though I would love to see more of hair care in future boxes.
Nevertheless my curiosity is piqued and I’m all for ordering the next month’s box.Personally I think its going to be a steal at just 399.
Go check out the Vellvette website and book yourself a beauty treat.