*Disclaimer: I own all the pictures. This post is not sponsored. Everything said over here is just my opinion.
Time flies by real quick these days! I have made 5 blog posts in the last almost one week and today is the 6th blog post, and yes, it’s another review! So, before we get further into this, I would like to inform you that, I won’t be posting as often for a while because, well, I have covered up the reviews for all the pending along with the new boxes that came in last week but I have two more boxes on their way here, one of which is an April Box from a well known Indian Subscription Service and the other one is a March Box from, yet again, another popular Indian Subscription Service. I plan on making some new purchases for boxes and maybe perhaps, start reviewing some cosmetic’s and skincare products as well. Wow! There’s a lot waiting to come in for the next couple of weeks and I know that there are a lot of improvements that need to come in for my blogs and I’m working on that as well. Oh and for those of you who may feel like my blog posts are too long, I just want to give as much information as I can on the products I receive because these blog posts aren’t about unboxing but about critiquing and reviewing the boxes based the quality of their contents within. As always, I am open to suggestions and feedback! If you want to collaborate or need PR, please reach out to me via email, contact info will be mentioned at the end of this post.
Without further ado, let’s start!
Here’s a picture of the Glamego Box when it came in, featuring my model, Momo The Sneaky Paws.
What’s a Subscription Box?
A Subscription Box is a monthly, trimonthly or quarterly planned and distributed box that usually holds a theme based on the genre or category it is from. You can receive Subscription Boxes from different countries depending on the list of countries they ship to. Some of the more common Subscription Boxes you will see on this blog will range from genres like Beauty, Books, Skincare, Kawaii(Cute/Japanese themes), Food, etc.
I have finally started reviewing new genres of Subscription Boxes like Books and Beauty. Based on the popularity of some of these genres, I will review more of them and of course, there will be Gourment Boxes and Pet Boxes as well, coming in eventually.
Introducing you to Glamego
Where is it from? What is it?
Glamego is an Indian Beauty Subscription Box and as mentioned on their site, they’re India’s top Beauty Subscription Service. The whole idea of Glamego is to carefully curate boxes with 4-5 sample and full sized products along with vouchers for their website products with different themes every month. These products usually range from various luxury and high-end brands which are pre-selected by their in-house experts. In order to get your ideal match, after you pay for the box, you receive an email where you get to choose some of the products you would like. Each box contains products worth Rs 2000 for the cost of Rs 299. They have four subscription plans: Monthly, trimonthly, quarterly and yearly. Some of the brands that will be making an appearance in this post are The Nature’s Co., Bella Voste, etc.
Word On The Street?
Well, about a year ago there were some concerns regarding the kind of brands that Glamego collaborates with and a lot of people said that the boxes weren’t customized based on their skin type as well. Also, this box didn’t do too well back then with the makeup fends as well because they included skincare items even though, at the time when they filled out their personalized online form for preferences in product categories they chose mostly makeup items. Over the last few months, there have been quite a few big changes in the quality and standards of the box and I have seen some really good reviews by some really popular YouTubers as well. Unfortunately, quite a few people remain displeased with the new Glamego as well.
Just like everyone else who purchases this box, I received the email to choose products and I did but one of the products I chose was a lipstick and it was apparently out of stock(This was obviously not mentioned on their website) and I had to choose another lipstick in a similar shade. Now, I just wanted a box to review, So, this didn’t necessarily bother me but this would raise an issue with someone who probably really wanted that one particular product. Not maintaining inventory checks and updating the site can usually bring a lot of bad ratings for Subscription Services and this was something I had to take note of. While the delivery was on time, I wasn’t quite thrilled with the look of the box. The outer packing has the Glamego brand all over it and on the inside, you have a white box with a word search design on it. The theme of the month is ‘Classy Flaunt’ and I just don’t see how this look corresponds to the theme. Overall, my experience hasn’t been very impressive.
So far, here are my ratings
Social Media Activity: 8/10
Customer Service: 7/10
Let the product review begin!
The Choco Caffeine Glow Face Pack (For Oily Skin)
Mcaffeine is the first Indian brand to sell skin care products that are infused with caffeine. All of their products focus on bringing out the goodness of caffeine and how it is very essential and beneficial for skincare. Mcaffeine is also quite a popular brand with an affordable and reasonable price range. All of the ingredients used in their products are natural and organic along with being SLS and Paraben free. To purchase or know more about their products, click here.
I had never used any of their products before until I received this box and first off, it smells delicious and this is coming from a person who doesn’t really like chocolates. The texture on the picture looks smooth but it’s actually a little on the grainy side with granules in them that work well for exfoliating. It also has a clay mask formula in it, So, this product really rejuvenates your skin and leaves it feeling soft and supple without making it feel dry and rough like some of the harsh products. I actually have a combination skin type, so this really is a suitable product for anyone with an oily or combination skin type.
The Kronokare Face Mist (For All Skin Types)
Kronokare is a brand that brings out its core message with a subtle hint at philosophy through the brand name itself, ‘Chronos’ is the God of Time in Greek Mythology and hence, comes down to the fact that, they believe in a slow and steady progress with their products as well and the results by far, do come through. All Kronokare products are made environment-friendly and chemical free! Click here, if you want to purchase or know more.
The Kronokare brand is actually a recurring guest in the Glamego box, since I have come across reviews with this bran being present in the box often and hence, raises the old issue of Glamego repeating products and brands. All that aside, this is actually a decent product. It gives you a fresh feel and an aromatic fragrance that screams freshness as well. While I can’t really vouch for this being a good product against pollution, it does do the job of a face mist. Personally, I would’ve preferred something with Anti-tan and sun care lines of things but alas, we can’t get it all.
The Bella Voste Lipstick (Shade: Mocha Magic)
Bella Voste is a German brand and it’s supposedly a professional make up brand. They have various cosmetic products that range from Lipsticks, Eyeliners, Foundation, Primers, etc. The texture of this lipstick is very smooth but it does have the tendency to bleed and it is transferable. Click here to check out the products.
This lipstick isn’t the one I had initially selected and to a bit of my dismay, I had to select another color because it was out of stock. As you can see in the picture, there is a fingerprint on the lipstick and it’s not mine. I am very particular about my cosmetics and to know that someone touched it with their bare hands hard enough to leave a fingerprint repulses me. I couldn’t bring myself to try it out on my lips but I did swatch it. I do like the color but I won’t be using this product. The packaging doesn’t look like that of a high end or luxury brand, with its cheap detailing and shabby quality but maybe it’s just me. As for the brand, I haven’t come across it before but the new Glamego Box for March has it in the list of products yet again and that confirms the rumor of them repeating brands.
Defects: Fingerprint on the stick.
The Nature’s Co. Face Cream
The Nature’s Co. is an Indian brand and it revolves around its goal to give back to nature with environment-friendly products and it’s natural ingredients. The Nature’s Co. also has its own Subscription Box called the Beauty Wish Box. The consistency of this product is really good and I assume it’s for all skin types because my mom, who has dry skin, tried it out and it immediately made her skin soft and smooth with a glow. To visit their site, click here.
I really enjoyed using this product which I used after applying the Choco Face Mask and it was a great combination. Though, I would like to put this out there that while I did feel radiant and moisturized, my skin did feel a little greasy. So, this is a product that is likely to help folks with dry skin. I also felt like the quantity wasn’t enough to even for sampling means.
Here’s how the actual box looked when it arrived.
Glamego has been a box full of mixed impressions and feelings. While I did enjoy the Face Pack and Moisturiser, the Kronokare Face Mist wasn’t a very big hit and the distasteful fingerprint was just really very careless. None of these brands really struck me as luxury brands except for their popularity but the quality and packaging said otherwise. The February theme of ‘Classy Flaunt’ isn’t quite what it sounds like and implicates. I would’ve preferred more makeup and better brands as well. Though, for the price of Rs 299, this is sufficient enough. I wouldn’t necessarily highly recommend this box but there’s no harm in trying it out.
If you want to subscribe to their box then click here.
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Until the next post,
laters, folks! x