August 2013 Vellvette bag review, unboxing and photos: Beauty box

I was leaving home yesterday when three beauty boxes turned up - two of them international. So it's taken me a while to get some photographs in quickly and rearrange Blogger schedule. Vellvette has sent a bag this month as well, a more subtle black this time.

Inside were:
Sephora by O.P.I. mini nail polish: I have mixed feelings about this colour; I seem to have about 25-30 similar shades!
Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Extreme in Sheer Pink Berry: I've used it twice now and there is neither plumping nor colour, and milder tingling compared to the famous Sexy Motherpucker, but I suppose these things are different for different people, so there's a caveat before you send me a dozen hate comments. And I hate lip gloss.
SK-II Cleansing Gel: This, for me, is the star of this box. A proper high-end brand. The tube is on the smaller side, so it should be good for two uses or so.
h2o+ Night Cream: A decent-sized pot; should be good for a week or so. I may give it off to my Mum though, because there are too many items in my stash to try now.
Bottom line: Vellvette has actually sent me products made back in 2004 in the past, so I remain deeply disgusted. So, I'm not renewing and I'm sticking with some of the international boxes I've discovered. This will be my last Vellvette box review for a while. 
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    1. Afraid it's true. Google the Motives Mardi Gras palette - it was a 2004 issue and we got it in May this year. I had peeling of the lips after using the lippies. And a Figs & Rouge lip balm hardened into concrete and reeked of great-granny pomade.

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  2. Oh gosh I hope you complained about those products, I would have done xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

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    1. Complaints don't work. The CEO calls you up and gives a long-drawn-out explanation/justification which makes me go punch a pillow afterwards.

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  3. Im so eager to know what I have got. i seriously hope I dont get Just herbs samples again, i have seen some of them gettibg repeat samples. looking forward to h2o and opi :)

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    1. I binned those dodgy powders-in-jars from the last box. I'd rather have parabens for supper than use the powders.

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  4. Are you kidding? They beat Enchantess to it then! Enchantess was still decent enough to a send a 2009 wala product!Figs & Rouge I chucked it anyway because it came without any mention of when it was manufactured. This is seriously disgusting and sad that they actually promoted it as one of the best products too. I am so glad I stopped them ages ago!

    Prats
    http://pratsmusings.com/

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    1. Google the Motives Mardi Gras palette and you'll know it was their 2004 fall special release. You can use the Figs and Rouge balm to remove rust from frames; it works.

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  5. Welcome to gang my girl ;) I just ordered once and have stopped - I got a leaking lip balm and they changed it with another leak balm :( - I guess not worth at all - I would rather put the money in an accessories box :)

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    1. Yeah. Makes sense to pay more and get something you'll use and appreciate than dodgy items from the Stone Age.

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  6. How in the world could people still have products dated back to 2004?!?! Did you even get a replacement for that product? The Sally Hansen lip gloss looks like any other lip gloss to me... probably something I would hate using.

    Louise | Vanity Corner
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    1. Replacement? I wish! We're talking about a beauty box company which, when they sent the wrong or damaged product, PICKED IT UP from me first before sending me the right one. Everyone else would simply send the replacement.

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  7. Hey, I checked the Mardi gras pallette as well and realized very quickly how old it was. Threw it away. There seems to be a trend in what they are sending.
    Mary Kay samples were sent after the company shut shop in India.
    I googled Ofra and Flormar and got nothing credible. Am I supposed to jump with joy 'cause the name sounds exotic and you claim a celebrity swears by it??? We all know how that works.
    I think they are simply procuring stuff free or cheap as its already expired or the company is giving it away cause it has no use for it anymore.
    No more boxes for me. Thank u.

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    1. Thank you for sharing that about Mary Kay - I had no idea they had left India! I am COMPLETELY sick of all the hugging and jumping up in their office that they seem to do when they decide to "wow us with goodies". Hogwash. Have a go at quality international beauty boxes and no one in their right minds would go within a mile of them every again.

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    2. Loved both the international boxes u showcased Renu! I'm just holding back cause of the $ rates :(( and the fact that have a lot of stuff already. Maybe in a couple of months when I run down what I have.
      Also forgot to mention earlier, I got a Layla nailpolish shade that I loved and wanted to order more. Guess what? They don't have any on the site! I thought the purpose of a beauty box was to sample and buy more of what you like. Kind of defeats the purpose when you can't buy what you like.

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    3. I checked the Layla website and couldn't find the polish they sent, so I'm holding off. Wonder how old it is!

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  8. Oh my god! I stopped the box because they sent everyone the same samples with no respect for preferences. I never even thought about the chance of expired products. 2004! Yuck.

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