As far as beauty subscriptions go, Bag of Love has always been the industry daredevil by choosing to go where no beauty service has been and I think the November edition just about sums up the perfectly endearing pioneering spirit of this little beauty bag with a big heart.
My review of the November Edition is more than a little late but I’d still like to list for posterity my thoughts on the bag you were lucky to get and would have been sorry to miss.
If you’re new to Bag of Love, you’ll be surprised to hear that this November edition sold out in a matter of days on account of a teaser that revealed that the bag itself was no ordinary beauty pouch but an honest-to-goodness genuine brand mini tote by the folks at Levis. It was also hinted that this month’s subscription would contain an electronic beauty surprise but more on that later. First, let’s take a look at the bag!
It’s not hard to understand why when you look at what you could have scored for a mere RM39.90.
It must have been that charm, her movie-star good looks or that the people at Levis were just floored by her passion but somehow and someway Mi Mi managed to get some love from the folks at Levis and share it with her fans and so it was that this exclusive tote became ours.
Anyway, it just so happens that Bag of Love’s Mimi impressed Levis Malaysia so much that not only did they come out and sponsor the pouch for the month, they also named her one of the brand’s exclusive empowered women ambassadors in their ‘ Levis Revel Go Forth’ jeans campaign for 2013.
Thank you Bag of Love AND Levis! This was more than we could ever have expected when we signed up for the November edition.
Now, at RM39.90 for a subscription, the value of this bag was pretty much already IN the bag (excuse the pun) but if you know Mimi and Bag of Love, the love and surprises almost never stop at just one.
The moment the second teaser went up on Bag of Love’s Facebook page, the subscription machinery at Bag of Love HQ must have had to work some serious overtime because within hours or perhaps even minutes all the remaining bags had been snapped up like hotcakes …only this time the hotcakes came in the form of an electrical beauty gadget of some wizardry from Panasonic Beauty Malaysia.
While some were hoping this gadget was a eyebrow trimmer, eyelash curler or whatever it is that’s small, runs on batteries and vibrates, what we did get was a snazzy little electronic toothbrush that vibrates a dizzying 16,000 brush strokes a minute.
Okay, so a tooth brush is admittedly pedestrian and less sexy than a eyelash curler but while the eyes may be the windows to the soul – bad teeth can ruin everything so yes, this Panasonic Doltz will come handy. People don’t give enough credit to dental care and in terms of frequency you have got to brush your teeth more than you curl your lashes, right?
Trust me, a toothbrush will get more use. I only wish it came with batteries but I know that’s being a bit precious of me. Mind, this brush runs on a little known battery called the LR03 which seems a little challenging to hunt down but oh well.
Now, the two above items were already worth much more than the subscription price of the bag but it didn’t stop there.
This bag was themed the “Go, Girl, Go!” Edition and while the bag is nice and clean teeth are necessary you didn’t think Bag of Love would just let it end there without pampering subscribers with the usual beauty treats, did you?
Bag of love has always been such a champion of womens’ rights and needs and the rest of the goodies reflect a slew of indulgences for busy women who work, love and play.
Clarins Double Serum 7-Day Trial Program (Sachet Kit)
with Collect-at-Counter bounce back Gift Offer
The Clarins Double Serum Trial Kit has been doing the rounds in the local beauty subscriptions but it’s from such a great brand that it’s worth saving up all these sachets for a month’s supply of the Clarins Double Serum. There’s also a little card attached within for me to show up at any Clarins counter nationwide to collect extra samples that suit my skin type.
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Aura EDT – Sample 1.2ml
This is a floral fragrance with fresh citrusy notes that dries down to a youthful yet sophisticated scent. I think Red Door Aura EDT is a better fragrance than the original Red Door because it’s lighter and younger but still has that hint of muskiness that tempers any frivolity and makes it more elegant.
Dove Hair Therapy Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo RM4.40/ Full Sized
Dove Hair Therapy Hair Fall Rescue Conditioner RM4.40/ Full Sized
One can never have enough shampoo and conditioner and intuitively but sadly, I think the anti-hairfall qualities of this Dove duo will be appreciated by me. Isn’t it an irony of a woman’s lot in life that hair that’s meant to stay never hangs around yet hair in places we don’t want just seems to grow back in ample lots?!
Bag of Love’s November Edition really did impress with another innovative collection of beauty products and what I’ve come to like about Bag of Love is that it continually seems to reinvent what we can expect from a beauty sample service.
From December I’ve subscribed for another quarter. Enough said.
And if you’re interested in getting some love in a bag of your own…click on the logo here.
RM39.90 a month for Peninsular Malaysia ( add RM8 for shipping to East Malaysia)
[Disclaimer: The Bag of Love November was paid for in full by me and all opinions and comments expressed herein are of a personal nature. Consider at your own risk.]