I had been waiting for my April FabBag and it arrived yesterday. I was planning to shoot an unboxing video but I have not been in the best of moods (lost my 3 month old niece) so decided to just write the review here on the blog. I am doing much better than I was last week and there is just something about time and healing that I am starting to believe in. Anyway, moving on to other things, this month the theme is “The Nine to 9” so the products included in the April 2015 Fab Bag are the ones that we need every single day. So let’s just jump right into it!
“The Nine to 9” April Fab Bag:
- Malavara Lime Vetiver Body Wash
- Malavara Lime Vetiver Body Lotion
- City Color Blush Quad – Coral
- Iraya Manjistha Eye Contour Gel
- Denman Hair Brush
So the April 2015 Fab Bag comes with 1 makeup product, 1 skincare product, 2 bath products and 1 hair product. I think it is a great combination and there are 3 full-size products. Let’s see the products individually now!
Malavara Lime Vetiver Body Wash
Product: Malavara Lime Vetiver Body Wash
Claim: Malavara body washes are derived from pure coconut and virgin olive oils, which contain both the essential fatty acids to strengthen, condition, nourish and soften skin as well as the antioxidants needed to improve skin elasticity. They are entirely free of SLS, Parabens and other harsh preservatives. The preservative system used in our products is very gentle on skin, is included in the Handbook of Green Chemicals and is Whole Foods Premium Bodycare approved!
Quantity: 300 ml
Price: 1000 INR
* 60 ml deluxe size sample included in the bag (Price – 300 INR)
I am sucker for citrus scents and this body wash to me smells of a delicious Khus Sherbet. I know it is odd but I love it and since this is a sulphate and paraben-free concoction, I reckon this is going to be a favorite bath product of mine!
Malavara Lime Vetiver Body Lotion
Product: Malavara Lime Vetiver Body Lotion
Claim: Malavara body lotions do not contain Parabens or other harsh preservatives. The preservative system used in our products is very gentle on skin, is included in the Handbook of Green Chemicals and is Whole Foods Premium Bodycare approved.
Quantity: 300 ml
Price: 1500 INR
* 60 ml deluxe size sample included in the bag (Price – 390 INR)
Even though the Body Wash smells of the Khus Sherbet or something, the body wash is a complete lime meets Vetiver scent. I like it. No harsh preservatives or parabens make these a good one in my book but the price does concern me. I have high hopes for such a luxury bath and body product.
If I end up liking both of the Malavara products from this FabBag, I will definitely be ordering more.
City Color Blush Quad – Coral
Product: City Color Blush Quad – Coral
Claim: City Color brings back their classic blush quad in the five most popular shades, as demanded by the fans! Each shade comes with four colors placed in a gorgeous stripes, allowing you to swirl together for a customized glow.
Quantity: 8.10 g
Price: 500 INR
* Full size product
I had never come across City Color products before but this blush has made me check them out. The blush quad has beautiful shades which can be used as one (se swatch 2) or individually (swatch 1). The topmost shade is a bit more powder-y than the other 3 but I think it will work great as a highlight.
Coral is my favorite blush for spring and summer so I am glad I got this shade out of the 6 from the brand.
Iraya Manjistha Eye Contour Gel
Product: Iraya Manjistha Eye Contour Gel
Claim: Enriched with Manjistha (Indian Madder), Indian Barberry and Lavender, this under-eye gel will effectively help in reducing dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. Regular use protects and brightens the eye area.
Quantity: 25 g
Price: 395 INR
* Full size product
I have heard and read so many good things about Iraya products that it was about time I tried something from them. So my search for an eye cream/gel has been put on hold now that I have gotten this amazing eye gel. I tried it when I took some out to take photos of the gel, it felt really cooling and soothing to the under eye area. I hope I end up liking this since it has a great ingredient list and is priced well.
Denman Hair Brush
Product: Denman Hair Brush
Claim: FreeFlow volumizing brush with 9 rows of widely spaced, smooth nylon pins set into a half round rubber pad to help create volume and movement in the hair for a softer, fuller look. Also ideal for detangling thicker, coarser hair types.
Price: 475 INR
* Full size product (duh!)
The Denman hair brush is the only thing I was not very keen on from this FabBag. I have nothing against the hair brush or this brand per say but I am more into combs. Another thing that I think hold me back from loving this volumizing hair brush is that is plastic, even the base containing the bristles. I have used a few hair brushes in the past and I am not sure if I will end up liking this. But I did not have any hair brushes at the moment so I will be giving this a go anyway!
I always say that subscription services are a great way to try new brands and products without breaking your budget and the surprise factor always adds excitement to the whole process. My theory has worked again for me as I have gotten introduced to 4 brands through the April Fabbag – Malavara, Iraya, City Color and Denman. I am more into combs than hair brushes so the Denman Hair brush may not become my favorite anytime soon but I am super excited to try out all the other products! I have decided to try out all of these products from tomorrow onwards so you can expect the reviews by next weekend!
I am happy with my April FabBag and so would happily recommend it to you. And as a gift to you, here is a chance to save 10% off your order! Order your April FabBag!