The first of my many many posts to come is the review of the second ever Her Fashion Box.
This is what subscribers received this month:
- 1x Her Fashion Magazine
- 1x Fashion Cuff
- 1x Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam
- 1x Bondi Sands Tanning Mitt
- 1x Schick Hydro Silk Razor
- 1x ModelCo Lip Duo (Nude Lipstick/Watermelon Gloss)
- 1x Eyedefine Eye Pencil
After reading other subscriber's comments on the HFB facebook page I realized that I didn't receive the ModelCo Lip Duo. I thought, like many other subscription boxes, that you don't receive everything on the list so I sent them a quick message and I instantly got a response from them with an apology. They then advised me that a replacement was on its way to me in the mail and it arrived the next day. Now that's what you call customer service! BIG BROWNIE POINTS FOR HFB! ^_^
As an additional Thank You to those who replied to the survey I also received a deluxe sample of Redken's All Soft Argan-6 Oil. I ADORE this product. It smells divine and makes my hair feel luxurious. Another thing I liked about it was that a little product went a long way (especially when I compare it to the Moroccan Oil). Definitely one to repurchase!
|Trendy Cuff $39.95|
The Trendy jewellery piece is once again a spike studded piece (March box Trendy subscribers received a spike hair cuff and a neon/spike necklace...). The cuff is solid and is well made and I was surprised that it fit over my wrists (I'm a big girl).
While I wasn't IN LOVE with it, I didn't hate it. I think I'll see what the next box brings me in terms of accessories and then decide whether or not I switch over to a Feminine or Classic subscription.
(Cuffs pictured on the right, top to bottom: Classic, Trendy, Feminine)
BONDI SANDS SELF TANNER
(Self Tanning Foam 200ml $19.95 * Tanning Mitt $9.95)
I didn't try this product as I just can't bring myself to put on fake tan. I'm actually quite dark already (being of Filipino descent, and also just returning from a week on the beach in the Philippines) so I just didn't see that there was a need to try this either. What I CAN say though it that it is the nicest smelling tanner I have come across. After working with Comptan.com.au for the FitX Competition I can say that I have smelt my fair share of fake tanning products and nothing smelt as nice as this! ^_^. If you were interested to see people's reviews of this product head on over to HFB review section to have a read.
SCHICK HYDRO SILK RAZOR
|Schick Hydro Silk Razor $10.00|
MODELCO LIP DUO & EYEDEFINE EYE PENCIL
(Eyedefine Eye Pencil BLACK01 $26.00 * Lip Duo Nude Lipstick / Watermelon Gloss $24.00)
I didn't know what to expect of the ModelCo makeup range when I opened it but boy did it sure surprise me! The end result - good AND bad.
Here's the good: The Eyedefine Eye Pencil in BLACK01 is extremely pigmented and soft. There is nothing that I hate more than when you buy an eye pencil and no matter how hard you press the pencil won't draw. This pencil is just AMAZING! It is a true black pencil that is so nice and smooth and smudges so nicely.
|Eyedefine Black01 swatch on the back of my hand (macro shot - no filter)|
|No filter/edit - look at how black that liner is!! Excuse my face -there's no makeup on besides the pencil ;p|
AND NOW.... for the BAD:
The attached sharpener that is on the lid, while it is a good sharpener, is SOOOOO hard to clean! I sharpened the pencil after testing this out and look at the mess it left (below). I even took out the little pencil sharpener cleaner at the very tip of the lid and no luck. I also tried a cotton bud but still nothing. If anything I think it made it worse.
|Macro shot - soOOOooOo much to clean with no way of being able to!|
|BUT - it sharpened it very nicely! ^_^|
The final thing that has thrown me off repurchasing this pencil is the fact that it is made in China (Made in PRC = People's Republic of China) and retails for $26.00! To give you some idea, other brands that have products made in China such as NYX, e.l.f, LA Colours etc sell their pencils at $4-6 each.
Now I'm not saying that you need to be a makeup brand snob ( I LOVE NYX) but I think that this pencil is well overpriced for the size as well as from a manufacturing stand point. Even though this pencil was great, I know of other branded pencils that are much larger with great payoff that are cheaper and do a better job.
I really wanted to look past the fact that it was made in China but I just can't. However, if it retailed for say $10.00 I would have definitely bought this again. Who knows? I may fall in love with it the more that I use it but for that price I highly doubt it.... it's disappointing.
I have the same problem in liking this lipstick..... $24.00 for a cosmetic product made in China. Once again there were good things about this product and bad.
|Watermelon Gloss Only|
|Nude Lipstick & Watermelon Gloss together|
I really wanted to like this, I really did, especially after HFB went to the extra trouble of resending one to me but I just couldn't.
Here's hoping that the next makeup products they send me end up being good ones! ^_^