Hello everybody !! Hope you are having a great week.
If you follow my blog, then you will know that I review the Glamego beauty subscription box every month. In case you are a new member / do not know about this box, here is a small info for you :
This is an Indian monthly beauty subscription box which only costs INR 399 per box for 4 items. It is the leading beauty subscription box service in India. If you are interested to know more you can visit their website https://glamego.com/
You can choose any subscription plan – 1 month box will cost INR 399, 3 months subscription will cost total INR 987 (Rs 329 per box), 6 month subscription will cost total INR 1794 (Rs 299 per box), finally 12 months subscription will cost total INR 3468 (Rs 289 per box). You will get combination of full size and deluxe samples of 4 products every month.
This is how the March 2018 box looks like. The packaging theme is a combination of Holi (festival of colors) and International Women’s day. I love how the box looks this month.
This month Glamego is celebrating its 1st Anniversary, and so they are giving out an extra product – a Bella Voste nail glitter polish as a gift. So if you buy this month’s box, you will receive 5 products instead of 4.
These are the products I received this month :
- MOND’SUB Peeling off Black Mask ( 100ml for INR 1000 )
- Blossom Kochhar aroma magic reviving oxy pack (20g)
- KRONOKARE Pollu-stop hair Leave-on protective screen (30ml for INR 395)
- Bella Voste Shade & Shape Brow Liner – Brunette Brown (0.35g for INR 399)
- Bella Voste Premium Nail Enamel – 604 (6ml)
Before we move on to detailed review of each product, I want to share a quick overall opinion about this box. I am receiving this box every month since last November. You can check out review of each boxes I received in my previous posts. Trust me this box is getting better each month and the quality of product they are delivering at such an affordable price is really worthy of appreciation. It definitely deserves the No 1 spot.
If you have still not tried this box, please subscribe. Highly recommend !!
Lets get started with product reviews.
MOND’SUB Peeling off Black Mask :
As you all know by now that I have combination skin (oily T-zone) and I live in a city which is hot and humid for most part of the year. So charcoal and clay masks are en essential part of my skin care routine. You will remember I received the Neemli Charcoal mask in last month’s box which I am still using and loving.
This is by far one of my most favorite product Glamego sent me. Its that good. I have not heard of this brand before, I am trying out their product via this box. But I am really impressed by the result.
This is a peel off charcoal face mask which claims to be deep cleanse your skin, remove black heads from nose and remove dark spots. So this mask claims to target all my major skin issues. The ingredient and other details are mentioned at the back of the box as well as the tube. The plus point of this product over the Neemli mask in that since it is a peel off one, it is easier to use and hassle free. You dont have to worry about storing the product, mixing it in a bowl or the product dropping on your clothes and creating a mess which happens to me a lot when I use powdered masks.
The product comes in a tube which has a plastic flip top. The flip cap makes it easy to use and hygienic. Also you can safely travel with it. Matching with the color of the product the packaging is also black and metallic. I dont exactly know why, but I love the color scheme and how the tube looks.
The product is pitch black in color with a shiny reflective property. It is quite thick, similar to any peel off mask. It is quite easy to spread and apply on our face as it does not run down or become messy. You can use your hands or use a flat brush to apply all over your face (excluding eye, lip area and nostrils) evenly. Wait for it to dry down and settle into your skin completely before you peel it off gently.
As soon as you apply the product you will feel a very relaxing and cooling sensation, this is what makes it a perfect summer skincare product. When it dries down, it sticks completely into your skin, so be gentle and patient when you peel it off. I have seen few peach fuzz hair and whiteheads sticking to it, the blackheads I could not identify obviously because of the color. My skin felt absolutely squeaky clean and smooth after washing my face with water. This is one of the most impressive peel off mask I tried in the affordable range. Also you get lot of product in the tube which will last you quite long.
Only con about this product is the smell. It smells totally of chemicals which I do not like. But the good part is the smell is not overpowering and you can hardly smell it after applying. Also the claim of removing dark circles I feel is not quite true. I never apply face mask in my under eye area, so how will it remove the dark circles I am not sure.
It absolutely cleanses my face and also makes my nose lot smoother than before. Since it is a heavy duty mask, I use it once a week. It is a unisex product suitable for both men and women. So me and my husband tried it together last Sunday 🙂 It was fun to see my husband react to a peel off mask for the 1st time 😀 😀
I have used it once as I received it last Friday. But I am absolutely loving it from the 1st try. I am looking forward to using it the entire summer.
Blossom Kochhar aroma magic reviving oxy pack :
I remember this brand since my college days when it was just called Aroma Magic. The products were displayed in the parlor I went back then. I finished multiple number of those huge tubes of the Mineral Glow scrub. It is no doubt one my all time favorite face scrubs in the affordable category.
I was excited to see this in my box for 2 reasons – this is my first overnight leave on pack and this comes from my old favorite brand.
This is a deluxe sample size of the original product. The packaging is pretty. I like the blue color, makes me feel summer and bright days are here. Ingredient list and other details and mentioned at the back of the tube. It claims to restore and lighten your skin, contains some great ingredients like aloe vera and lavender essential oil. The product is free of parabens, harsh chemicals, alcohol, artificial fragrance and color.
I think most of the aroma magic tubes have flip cap. Since it is a small deluxe size tube that’s why it has a twist open cap, but I may be wrong, it may probably have the same packaging in the original product. It does not matter much, since both ways its travel friendly, easy to use and hygienic.
The product is a thick transparent gel. You have to spread it evenly all over your face and leave it overnight. Wash your face when you wake up as usual. It has a slightly sticky, hydrating and slightly cooling effect on your skin just after you apply it. At this time of the year, I am still feeling quite dry, so this product did not provide my skin with enough moisturizer as I need currently. But I am sure during very hot summer days, this product will work better.
It does not have any smell I think, but if you really dig your nose into the product you may detect a extremely mild fragrance which is totally negligible. So it is suitable for sensitive skin beauties I believe. If you are from the oily / combination side like me, check out this product. But if you are from the dry family, I am not very sure if you will like the amount of hydration it gives to your skin. Try and let me know in the comment section.
I have to use this product in hot summer months, since it contains aloe vera and lavender I am sure it will work better. I will keep you updated !!
KRONOKARE Pollu-stop hair Leave-on protective screen :
I got a similar product in previous month’s box from this KRONOKARE Pollu-stop range. It was a face toner if you remember.
The ingredient list and other details are mentioned at the back of the bottle. The spray bottle is convenient to use. A great travel bottle for your favorite product when the original one gets over. The product is free of sulphate, mineral oil, paraben, fragrance and silicone.
The packaging is exactly same as the toner. I think all the products in this range will have a similar look.
The product is a transparent light weight mist which gets absorbed into your hair in few minutes. But I have other hair sprays which absorbs into my hair in few seconds, this one takes a little longer than a minute. I am not sure how much these Pollu-stop products work. As I said in the toner review as well that I will continue to use these and let you know if I see any difference / result. So far I am not seeing any specific change / result.
Though the brand claims the product to be fragrance free, but to me it smells not at all good. I mentioned it in the toner as well. I do not like typical herbal smells and this one exactly has such. That’s a major con for me. The brand also claims that you can use it before using any heating tools. But I like to use a dedicated heat protection mist before styling my hair.
Do not buy it with your money when we are not really sure whether this product performs or not. But if you receive it like me, spray it on your hair a minute before you step out, it may protect your hair from pollutants and help you in the long run.
I am confused about this range, may be it will help my skin and hair in the long run. I will keep you posted if I see any result in future.
Bella Voste Shade & Shape Brow Liner – Brunette Brown :
Similar to last month, they sent a mail and let me choose which Bella Voste makeup item I want to receive this month. The options had a felt tip liner, a liquid eye liner and a pencil liner if I remember correctly apart from this bow pencil. Since I own a lot of other eyeliners already, I opted for this brow pencil.
I am very happy that I made a really good choice because this is my second favorite product in this month’s box.
I really find it frustrating that I never knew of Bella Voste brand before subscribing to this box. This is such an amazing brand, such good quality makeup at such an affordable price. If you look back at all my Glamego box reviews, you will fine me raving about Bella Voste makeup products in almost all the posts. This month too I am just as impressed if not more.
This product is enriched with Vitamin C, vitamin E and natural antioxidants. It is free of any preservatives.
This is how the brow shaper / retractable pencil whatever you want to call it looks like. Spoolie at one end and retractable pencil on the other end, typical to other standard good quality brand brow product.
The shade Brunette Brown matches me to perfection. It is the exact grey toned brown which I love in my brow products. I have naturally dark eye brows, but black makes them too stark & brown makes them appear reddish. This is the ideal color for me. It even matches with my hair color 😀
The retractable property makes it hassle free and easy to use. The spoolie is not too long nor too thick for my brows. The bristles are not very stiff to my relief. I tried few spoolies in the past which literally scratched my skin below my brows even if I barely applied any pressure. This one is very easy to use and blends the color to a natural looking yet shaped brows.
The brand claims that this product lasts for 10 hours and water proof. I have never worn makeup for such a long time. But this brow product lasts really long on me and does not move at all. I can remove it only with a makeup remover.
The product is not very creamy, it has a slightly waxy texture yet applies smoothly. It is quite pigmented and glides on like butter, so do not go with heavy hand. Overall this product does everything you expect from a good brow pencil.
My favorite brow products of all time has to be the NYX Micro brow pencil and Benefit Goof Proof brow pencil. But both these products specially the Benefit one are on the expensive side. This Bella Voste pencil does a similar job at quite a pocket friendly budget.
If you are looking for a new good quality brow pencil in an affordable range which also has a spoolie, definitely try this one out. Highly recommend !!
Bella Voste Premium Nail Enamel – 604 :
This is the extra product Glamego is giving as a gift this month. Another product from Bella Voste. If you remember, one of the nail polish from this range – Bella Voste Premium nail enamel – Made in Heaven featured in my “Favorite Makeup Products of 2017” post. So I had very high expectations from this product.
I think Bella Voste has modified the packaging of this range or may be this is a special packaging for these glitter polishes. Though this bottle looks cute, I somehow prefer the other bottle which I received earlier more. Also the brush applicator was way better than this one. The packaging looks very similar to Maybelline Color Show nail paints.
The product is free of 5 toxic free. This particular color is not really a nail polish. It is more like a glitter nail topper. The base is like a transparent gel with a pink tint and contains lots of fuchsia pink shimmer particles. One one swipe, you do not see much of the pink tint, most of it are only the fuchsia glitters. Also because the applicator is quite small, the paint looks a bit streaky. If you are using it as a nail topper go for 2 swipes to get an even application.
On 3 to 4 swipes, the nail polish becomes quite pigmented and you get a very reflective fuchsia pink glittering nail color. But even then it looks slightly streaky and uneven in my opinion. I had to work quite hard to get absolutely even application, but still could not achieve it completely.
I was in a hurry and took these nail swatch pics before getting ready for office. So excuse me, I know my nails do not look that great 😛 Still I wanted to give you some idea of how it will look on actual fingers.
This product is not bad, but not as good as I expected them to be. I will suggest if you plan to try out any nail paint from Bella Voste go for the shade Made in Heaven.
I liked most of the products in this month’s box especially the charcoal mask and brow liner. If you are planning to buy only 1 box and see if you like the experience, this month is your best option. You get some really quality products + an additional nail polish. Go for it !!
Hope my review helped you in some way.
Let me know in the comment section about your experience with this month’s Glamego box if you are a subscriber already. Also let me know which other beauty box you want me to try and review for you in future.