Tuesday, May 24, 2016

My Envy Box - May 2016

My birthday month's My Envy Box (Yes, I was born in May and not June!) is called the Tropical Beauty Edition and the gorgeous yellow box with tropical blooms and a toucan totally justifies the name. Keeping summer in mind, this month's box came with a lot of skin care goodies but was a bit disappointing because all four products were Indian brands and not what I would call premium.  


When I opened the box, I could smell a strong lemony fragrance because of the bottle of Roots & Above Lemon Essential Oil. I haven't used it yet but somehow I didn't like this product much because the fragrance is quite synthetic and the packaging too makes it look like a non premium product. 


This was followed by Gulnare Sea Flo face wash. This one is made of cucumber, wheatgerm and grape seed oil and claims to calm and soothe skin. I'm looking forward to using it when I travel next. Then there's the Votre Botanical Toning Mist which claims to maintain the skin’s natural PH balance and is made of a combination of botanical complexes and flower extracts that provides the skin its natural toning while leaving skin refreshed. The packaging is quite shabby and the even though the product is refreshing, I didn't like the smell at all.


The winner in the box is the Puerto Berry Blush Lip Moisturizer from a new Goa based brand called Island Kiss. Island Kiss is a Lip Care  Brand inspired by Tropical Beaches across the world, fragrant coasts, salty air and lush notes of fruit and flower.  This balm comes in a squeezable tube and is a bright reddish pink color. It moisturizes lips well and has a great color payoff along with a fruity fragrance and sweet taste. It can also be used on the cheeks. It's staying power is pretty good too as I could still see color on my lips after a hot and sweaty 90 minute Bikram Yoga session! 


I was very impressed by the packaging where it's evident that they have borrowed a leaf out of Benefit's book and gone for similar retro pin up girls on the boxes and on their website. It's also nice to know that their products are vegan, organic, non-toxic, edible, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free and shea free. Phew!


I've been getting these boxes for a while and totally recommend you to subscribe to My Envy Box now to receive beauty and makeup goodies every month! At a price of Rs 850 per box, you get way more than you pay for so it's totally worth it! 

37 comments:

  1. Great review sweetheart...thx for sharing!

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  2. in love with the bright yellow box
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  3. Like praise

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  4. perfect

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  5. Lovely!

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  6. Lovely!

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  7. Very nice box, I do have envy ;)
    xoxo

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  8. Loving all the products you've received, June :)

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  9. That packaging is fabulous!

    XO, Jessi
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  10. I love these photos and those products look amazing!

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  11. Great Review! Good Box :)

    kisses

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  12. wow, I adore this box! So many interesting and beautiful products!
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  13. Too bad about some of the products. But good thing they included that lip balm! The packaging is super cute! :)

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  14. Looks like a good selection this month, and I love the box design x
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  15. Absolutely lovely. I had fun reading your new post!


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  16. Happy belated birthday, dear June! I know your birthday is in May and not in June :) Now I'm curious about the Puerto Berry Blush Lip Moisturizer, thanks for sharing :)
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  17. Nice post!!
    kisses
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  18. such a lovely beauty box...so many different products.

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  19. Very nice box. Kisses!

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  20. The lip moisturizer looks like a great score!

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  21. Hello fellow May Baby. It's a fact that not all people by the name of June are born in June. Same goes for May. but somehow, all the April I know are born in April.

    What a shame that most of the products in the Envy box aren't up to standard. They don't look luxurious that I agree. I usually like refreshing citrusy lemon scent but I cannot stand synthetic lemon scent and I know what you are talking about. The lemon bath products at W hotel is just like that.

    It's great that there's a saviour product in the box. I do think it looks like Benefit too.

    Jo
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  22. Aw that box looks amazing, great products! Thanks for sharing and have an amazing day!
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  23. Beautiful post my dear! I will be very glad if you will come to me! Kisses )) SUMMER LOVE http://blondelafemme.blogspot.ru/2016/05/summer-love.html SONG IN MY HEART http://blondelafemme.blogspot.ru/2016/05/song-in-my-heart.html FOLLOW YOUR BLOG G+ AND FB))

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  24. Great review and those products sound great :)

    xx Alina

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  25. Hey i also may born... N thanks for sharing awsm products...

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  26. Hey i also may born... N thanks for sharing awsm products...

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  27. Thanks for sharing this to us! I absolutely love it.

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  28. Looks great
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  29. Oh geez June such a shame. I'm actually in disbelief over that botanical spray. I can't believe it's packaging is bubbling like that. No bueno. At least the balm was good in the end ;o)

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  30. Wow, your beauty boxes always come with lots of cute stuff! Happy belated birthday doll!

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  31. this sounds like such a fun box! i've been enjoying your snaps!

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  32. The products looks awesome
    Great review

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Thank you so much for your comments!! I will try and get back to you as soon as possible

xx June

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