Another subscription box for December.
This time it’s the MSM – My Style Mile Box – A lot in a little
For those who don’t know, MSMBox is a beauty subscription service co founded by Bindu Sharma (A Retail professional and market entry expert), Hans Vivek (A graduate of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Delhi., an amateur photographer, a part-time musician and a full-time foodie) and Kavita Joshi Rai (An ex-employee with Nike Kavita is a keen writer, a delightful baker, and a lover of animals). The aim is to address all skincare needs by providing ritual/regime boxes to suit every skin and hair type. They believe in their motto – ‘a lot in a little’ and so they curate boxes that contain full size and deluxe samples of luxury, premium and new beauty and grooming products so people can get the opportunity to try out a variety of new brands and products.
They have two standard box options – The MSM Express & MSM Select box priced at ₹495 & ₹995 respectively. They also provide the option of creating your own box and special edition boxes are curated on certain occasions/festivals. All products are made available on their online shop where one can select from a wide range of products.
Besides all this they have their own blog & YouTube channel providing insights, updates, tips & tricks on beauty, skincare and grooming.
Can check them out at www.msmbox.com
The MSM Express Box December Edition – Get Ready for #Winter is a beautiful royal blue winter themed box with snowflake motifs all over. Love that MSM box has moved on from their traditional pink and grey boxes to these beautiful themed boxes.
Always neatly packaged, they have their standard paper with wrapping with the “msmbox” sticker keeping everything secure.
The contents are always packed securely in individual bubble wrapping and the box stuffed with Styrofoam to ensure there isn’t any movement of products in the box.
As with all boxes, you first see the information card with details on products and their rates.
Now, what all I received this month:
- Malibu 20SPF lotion
Its extremely thoughtful to include a sunscreen in a winter box, because we usually tend to forget that we require sunscreen even in the winters. The Sun may not be at its strongest but we still need that UV protection.
Imported from England, this water resistant sunscreen lotion has an SPF of 20 which is sufficient protection from the sun for those dull winter days. The consistency isn’t too thick or too runny and it spreads well. The fragrance is pleasant, isn’t too over powering and it leaves a nice subtle scent on the skin for a long time.
Price: ₹600 for a 75ml tube
- Biotique – Bio Almond Oil Soothing Face and Eye Makeup Cleanser
This Ayurvedic cleanser is made with 100% botanical extracts and is best suited for normal to dry skin. Rich with Vitamin E and antioxidants, this Almond oil cleanser is a concoction of various oils which help dissolve make up easily and leave the skin nourished and hydrated. It is organically pure, dermatologist tested and preservative free.
Price: ₹175 for 120ml
- Inveda Whitening and Brightening Cryo Mask
This Magical concoction in infused with seaweed, cucumber and chamomile extracts. A single use pack, it claims to soothe, lighten & brighten the skin.
Seaweed has anti-aging properties that help reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
Cucumber, with high levels of Vitamin C, proteins & lipids, helps calm the skin and has a soothing effect.
Chamomile has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties that help keep the skin acne free and helps in clearing blemishes.
This product seems promising and I can’t wait to try it.
Price: ₹165 for 20gm
- Essence Eyeshadow
I received the essence eyeshadow in the shade 02 – “Dance all night – sparkling effect”.
This golden shimmer eyeshadow has limited color payoff but is quite heavy on the glitter. Like all essence eyeshadows, this goes on best with a primer underneath and damp brush.
Price: ₹199 for 2.5gm
- Clarins Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum samples
Received a bonus product this month, two sample sachets of the Clarins Brightening Serum. With extremely high claims including a 60% reduction of melanin production, spotless, fair and healthy skin this luxury product definitely seems interesting though doubt two tiny samples would be sufficient to judge its effectiveness, but will be sufficient to try its suitability to one’s skin, before purchasing the full size.
Once again, MSMBox have done an amazing job in curating a box with winter essentials every girl would want and need. Am super excited to try out the Inveda Mask and the Biotique Oil Cleanser.
Let me know in the comments if any one would want a review on any of the products. Don’t forget to follow my blog for many more such reviews, bye till next time.