Beauty box: March Vellvette Box

I received my March Vellvette Box today. Read on:
Packaging: Love the colourful ribbon. I know everyone uses their beauty boxes for storage, but mine was battered in one place. Again :(
Inside: Five products, two of which were bonuses.
Meiji Amino Collagen Skin Glow (One week's worth of sachets)
This was actually outside the box as there was no space. You're supposed to mix it in a drink and consume it to look younger. Anyway, when I signed up for this box, they didn't ask for my dietary requirements. Had they done so, they would have realised that I am an eggetarian or ovo-lacto-veggie from a long line of people with sensitive tummies and allergies (My mum is so allergic to protein, she can't even take cashewnuts without having respiratory problems). Everyone seems to have received this in their box. Obviously, this is going to be given away to a friend tomorrow.
NYX Round Lip Gloss in Apricot (full-size)
I'm a lipstick person, particularly long-wearing ones, no matter how drying they are. This is going into my giveaway collection.

Nyassa Vanilla Dry Fruit Luxury Bar
I've never tried anything by this brand before. This is a sweet-smelling sample-sized soap, so it's going into my travel bag.





Remy Laure DNA Beauty Cream + Vitamin C Serum (one sachet each)
I can't review the creams because I've already them handed over to my mum. I. Hate. Sachets. I'll tell you why:
1. They contain enough product to cover the pinky finger. By the time you open them, the product is over, so you can't judge. If you want me to TRY something, give me a travel-size container of it, please.
2. Even hotels give you tiny bottles. So do most companies now. Check out my Lancome samples - no sachets. More "haul and samples"made, from Shiseido and Clarins - no sachets.
3. Sachets scream "powdered sugar" to me.
4. I can't be bothered to hunt for scissors. Besides, what if you don't want to use the entire thing? You can't store an open sachet.
5. Once, when I was travelling, I didn't have a pair of scissors. I was trying to open a shampoo sachet with my fingers in the shower. Didn't work. I tried with my teeth. Needless to say, I ended up swallowing half the shampoo, spluttering away, not eating for the rest of the day and.... Mess all around!
So I neither use nor appreciate sachets.

I was quite iffy about the first four products. That's when I saw the last item:

O.P.I. Mini - I'm Not Really A Waitress (mini)
I adore nail polish by O.P.I., China Glaze, Essie and Nails Inc. Receiving them in a beauty box is brilliant, even if it's only a mini! And I didn't have this shade, which is in the O.P.I. Classics. This redeemed the box for me. A lovely, timeless red for the toes. I'm not a pastel-shade or neon person, and they seem to have known which shade not to send!
Considering that this is Rs 399 or £4.70 a month (£3.70 since I'm on a three-month subscription), what do you think?

  1. wow u got opi.. cool... nice shade it looks to be :)

    i too hate lip glosses.. i m a lippie person anytime...

    pinky pinch on the sachet thingie.. even i hate them.. still try them atleast once in the name of 'luxury brand' :D

    Revathy

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  2. I love the Nail Colour, its so rich and pretty! Beauty boxes are so hit & miss arent they?

    Annnnd the box is damaged? whaaat?

    throwmesomethingbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I didnt get opi nail polish , test all were same :)

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  4. I'm curious to hear your opinion on the skin care. DNA! Vitamins! If only we could never age. Sigh! I am only in my early 20s and already worried! Maybe I shouldn't worry so much. I could start off w/ that... LOL... Ou la la that apricot shade looks amazing for Spring/Summer. I bet you were happy to receive that one... seems like a shade you would like! I hope it is pigmented?! I feel like my comments are so long - embarrassing!

    http://strawberryheartschocolatedarts.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow cool!

    xx
    http://thelastbrokenroad.blogspot.nl

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  6. The OPI colour is fab! Why don't you at least try the DNA cream? I'm sure it's just a one time use sample.

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  7. Also love the nail colour xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Gorgeous nail polish! I'm totally in love with the color. It's a bummer you're not into lip glosses, NYX has some pretty decent glosses.

    Danielle
    http://kalamityjanekosmetics.blogspot.com

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  9. Not too fond of what everyone is getting this month. Let's see what comes in mine

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  10. The DNA and vitamin C serum look really great and you got O.PI! :)

    http://those-material-things.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. im still waiting for mine but somehow not feeling too excited :( dont like all the small small samples of makeup n the drink:(

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  12. I'm glad someone else agrees with me the O.P.I. - I'm Not Really A Waitress is GORGEOUS!! I get so many compliments on it when I wear it, especially with a top coat. definatley worth buying the bigger bottle !!

    http://this-little-piggy-went.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. hi hun...thanks for commenting on my blog...you can check the Burt's bees cream review on my blog in Product reviews...hope you will like...Would you like to follow each other...let me know...

    http://deepti01.blogspot.com/

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  14. I'm with you on the whole sachet thing, if they want you to trial their products they should make it worthwhile. I personally will not purchase from companies who don't provide generous samples.

    Once I have tried a sachet if there is still stuff left I throw it away because it invariably goes everywhere before you have a chance to use it again.

    Jac x0x

    matillysthisnthat.blogspot.com.au

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  15. Mine's yet to arrive! I love the nyx gloss and opi nail color! I hope mine arrives soon.. From the time I've changed my address, packages have been getting lost on the their way! My sleek order also just got lost and they had to resend it which also hasn't arrived yet! Keeping my fingers crossed!
    xx
    titiyangzom.blogspot.in

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  16. I somehow didn't like ANY items from your box....I dont know why but Vellvette has been repeating OPI and Nyassa for so many months now...don't you agree? They just keep sending repetitions as if they dont have anything new and the only thing new they have are sachets!!! which are just not enough to be used properly to see if they work...sighhh I am NEVER going to subscribe with them...

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  17. cannot agree more with the sachet samples dilemma. I hate them!

    Had my vellvette delivered yesterday, I hate it!

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  18. I liked the NYX Lipgloss and Opi...awsome colors

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  19. Wow Live your box.. I am gonna order the March one...
    gurlssecrets.blogspot.in

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  20. Hi ReNu,

    Thank you for this review and the comments that you have posted on a few other blogs. I completely get how strongly you feel about sachets and that is priceless feedback for us! My team and I are working on the feedback and I'm pretty sure you will love the upcoming boxes!

    Love,
    Vineeta, Co-founder @ Vellvette

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  21. Hi ReNu,

    Thank you for this review and the comments that you have posted on a few other blogs. I completely get how strongly you feel about sachets and that is priceless feedback for us! My team and I are working on the feedback and I'm pretty sure you will love the upcoming boxes!

    Love,
    Vineeta, Co-founder @ Vellvette

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  22. Hi Renu you have got lovely stuff. I just hated my box. Vellvette never fails to disappoint me :(

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  23. Hi Renu you got lovely stuffs. I just hated my box. Vellvette never fails to disappoint me.

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  24. Hi:)
    I liked your box pretty much. The sachets are a goner but i love lip glosses and Nyx is my fave brand of lipglosses! The O.P.I nail paint is cute too:) I am following you now and hope to win that Nyx lipgloss in one of your giveaways:)

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  25. Hi,you nicely reviewed everything ...love your post !

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  26. The OPI was sent two months ago right? And then the perfume vial, the sachets, lip gloss and the soap was something that everyone got. Nothing unique at all!

    Vellvette and Enchantess were disappointing this month

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