Friday, October 25, 2013

Vellvette Bag : October

Vellvette Bag : October


Hey guys,

So I woke up this morning and as I was rushing to work the postman arrived with a package.. Stupid of me to start jumping up in glee as I didn't know how this package was going to upset me... The minuteI got to work and opened it.. I was upset... It was my dreaded subscription - Vellvette Bag... If you don't already know why I hate Vellvette then read this



So lets get to it..

Bag- Hate the color.. According to their email the color of the bag is supposed to remind you of the ocean and the blue waters.. Well I don't get sea sick but the color of this bag definitely makes me want to hurl... The shape is weird and slightly different than last time.. Hate it... Will be passing it on to whoever wants it!



1) Vantiv Moisturizing Shampoo and Refreshing Shower Gel: Well to be honest the only thing I appreciate about this product is the quantity and I won't lie they sent a full size! The Shampoo smells like a salon - a smell that I don't like.. And the Shower Gel has a fake lemon smell! And I love anything citrus so I know my citrus smells well and this definitely aint it!  I will definitely not be using the shower gel as I can't stand the lab-generated citrus/lemon smell and might get sick, esp if the scent lingers.. *off to vom*  The Shampoo has Aloe Vera and Vitamin E and is supposed to reduce dryness and frizziness.. will give it a try but lets see... 
Also Just Curious what brand is this? Ive never seen it anywhere... I mean i get that the whole point of getting a subscription bag is to try out new products, but I would like to try out products from brands known.. not something out of a wedlock! I tried to look this brand up and I got nothing!  Should I give the shampoo a go? Im having second thoughts! Let me know in the comments below...

Full Size - INR 401.

Will I repurchase : Nope! The shower gel smells disgusting enough to toss out immediately and the shampoo doesn't really interest me much... 





2) SK II Facial Treatment Cleaning Gel - Okay put your phone or tab down/ step away from your laptop and give Vellvette a huge round of applause for sending me such a hugeeee sample of this product! I mean how big is it right?? 5 Freaking Whole Grams! I mean can you believe it! I am being sarcastic if you didn't get it already! I appreciate an SK II sample but at least have the decency to send a good size or 2 of the 5gms product! Again I am baffled at how they expect me to like this when the product inside the tube is probably good only for  maybe 1-2 face washes? I mean if I casually waltz over to the Lancome counter in Mumbai they happily give out more samples than this and better sizes might I add.. The quantity is ridiculous and will not help me decide if I like this product or not.. I feel ripped off! *slaps head*

Also mine was manufactured in April 2012 and most SK II products have a 1 year shelf life, I couldn't dig up the exact shelf life of this product but am I over thinking and assuming this is an expired product? eeeeek! 

Full Size- INR 3500 

Will I purchase the full size? : How do I know if its worth 3500? This sample is not enough to help me decide! Also has my product expired? (do let me know in the comments if you know the answer to that) But as of now, No :(





3) Florelle Wet & Dry Blush - Marmorized - I mean would you take a look at it? Starters - the writing on the lid is rubbed off I just see flore instead of florelle.. Worn out product - perhaps close to expiry as well? I don't know.. It looks rugged enough !   Mains - Also what the hell is a wet blush? Do I wet my brush and use the blush in that case where is the brush or mirror? The packaging is cheap.. and the product is low quality.. Also it had blue flecks in it which show up prominently if you use a wet brush.. Thanks Vellvette blue cheeks is just what I need! ( if you swirl your dry brush or finger around the blue integrates with the mauve to give a weird color)  Dessert - What the hell is this color? It looks decent in a swatch but its not my choice of color.. I tried it on in the office and my father immediately said what is up with your cheeks? The color is digusting will you please get it off?
 Also word of caution do not use a wet brush unless your into blue whiskers and would prefer blue stripes on your cheeks.. 

Full Size - 750 (What the ...? For this? your kidding me right.. somebody please tell me its a printing error!)

Will I Repurchase? : Do I really need to answer this? Well, NO! 





Also along with this shitty bag they don't forget to send you something to torture people you dislike.. Your probably wondering what it is.. Its an invite for your friend to Vellvette! Any takers? Ya I didn't think so.. Straight to Trash! ( Also such a pathetic attempt to get customers by offering INR 100 off!)





Okay so overall.. Thank you so much Vellvette for ruining the awesome start to my weekend with such a shitty bag.. I don't mean to offend those that loved their bags but then I am paying almost 500 a month I expect to get better products than this.. Atleast decent products.. Vellvette started out as a superb subscription service but they have deteriorated rapidly and most of my friends, bloggers have all unsubscribed already and I am on that bandwagon.. I have already sent them an email saying I repent paying for a whole year and would like my money back... I was also due an additional product this month as well as pending samples from the past months and got NONE! This is just so infuriating.. For those that are thinking of subscribing-  DONT! I am thoroughly unhappy with them and their customer service.. numerous emails about pending samples have been not replied to and its come to a point where its absolutely ridiculous now..  I need some retail therapy now to get over this nightmare! Any suggestions?







42 comments:

  1. wow..loved evrything...i love the shade of blush..looks great

    check out my Karwachauth post :
    http://www.indianbeautyforever.com/2013/10/karwa-chauth-festival-oct-2013-mehndi.html

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    1. The blush is unfortunately very sheer and weird applied on...

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    2. Ohh that's sad...but products on pics looks great....

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  2. I hate this subscription bag too. They promise brands that I've never ever received, what a con job! I agree.

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  3. Wow you are really really pissed :D :P I got a cool water version of the bathing gel and tht smells quite good. Apart from tht Clarins and Origins found their way in my bag. They have figured out ppl are pissed and the full sized samples are a coup out...after some people will just see the quantity and be very happy....

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    1. Yes I am... :( Lucky you.. Origins - I am intrigued... I hope that now that they know people are unhappy they will do something about it! Or slowly people are going to walk away one by one ( like they havnt already started :P )

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  4. Ouch! I have happily (or... was I?) unsubscribed. Thank God!

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  5. i was pissed long time back with one of their boxes.. its sad that they don even care about the questionnaire that we fill.. its sad looking at the kind of brands they choose and claim that they are luxury brands...

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    1. This subscription service is a con! They don't care about personalization and will not bother.. Luxury brands - lol 2 of 3 of my products are unknown brands forget luxury!

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  6. Ugh! My sympathies. The products look pathetic.

    I was so tempted to order the October Vellvette even though I HATED my September one, which was my very first. Thank god I refrained.

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    1. You saved yourself not only some money but also some horrible products that even maids won't want.. :(

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  7. Loved reading the post, at least.... :P

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  8. Urghhh! Such a shabby job! They fizzed out pretty soon.

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    1. At this rate they will be long gone..

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  9. Very disappointing. I have subscribed to them previous month for the first time but I haven't received my bag yet :(

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    1. Pray that you don't get it and they somehow missed it.. will save you a lot of money and disappointment...

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  10. I actually liked my October bag... but I guess I would hate it too if I'd received that blush... blue specks?! What were they thinking?
    Anyway, I've posted a review, too. Check it out. :)
    http://geekie-chic.blogspot.in/2013/10/whats-in-my-vellvette-bag-october-2013.html

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    1. Ah Lucky you... Ive had heavy expectations from them... The blue and pink blush was a halloween gift probably! lol

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  11. not worth ordering this box now on.. frm the last 2-3 mnths, i'm just seeing disappointed customers :(

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    1. Yeah... this is like paying to get upset every month!

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  12. I dislike vellvette bags. I liked only the polka dot one. My subscription is upto Jan, maybe I wont subscribe next. Just hope I receive better products **fingers crossed**

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    1. My polka dot bag was faulty! :( Mines till june i think.. but i already emailed them to unsubscribe... According to the path they are on its doesn't seem likely anytime soon.. sorry to burst your bubble.. :(

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  13. Umm.... is this it, in a goodie box? This looks soooo sad. Sheh! I would rather sue these people. Worn out products? That too beauty products? Urgh! This is very lame. Thanks for such a good advice. I will think twice before ordering one for myself.

    Love,
    Apurva
    http://kalapalette.blogspot.in/

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    1. Hi Apurva.. They are a joke on goodie bags! Such a waste of my time and money... Glad this post saved you the horror and disappointment that is The Vellvette Bag!


      Shivani

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  14. They've become worse than Enchantess ever was :D At least Enchantess would send ONE item per bag that was redeeming everything else.
    My Beauty Junction

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    1. They have become a joke more like... Its like paying for disappointment every month!

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  15. Aww...Too bad...They really have pissed off many people with their products.....

    http://www.coralswithblues.com/

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    1. Yes they have! If they continue on this path they are sure to vanish very soon!

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  16. I found the blush to be quite decent when I swatched it. And the teeny Origins toner sample seems good. The fake lemon fragrance of the shower gel reminded me of Lizol that we use for mopping :(. You can read my review on my blog if you like.

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    1. Try a wet brush over the blush.. the blue streaks will appear quite prominently on it.. The smell of the shower gel drove me nuts! Lizol is a bang on description for the scent! Lucky you got origins atleast.. My SK II sample was rubbish.. :/

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  17. Hi girly I recieved the same products expect the SK II Facial Treatment Cleaning Gel , But had recieved the same product with my august bag and I am warning you beforehand, DO NOT, just do not use this on your eyes, it stings and burns like hell and removes nothing! I also read on another blog how lancome eye makeup remover sample given by Vellvette irritated the eyes of that blogger and removed nothing which made me think vellvette might be giving us fake samples!
    about the blush, it is actually a mineralized baked blush hence the swirls :) you know like MAC but obviously this is no MAC but I liked this one! :)

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  18. This is the reason i always wait for the end of the month to buy the subscription. sometimes its really very disappointing.

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  19. i didn't order the bag this time...
    http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.in/

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  20. Such a bad job....I really wanted to subscribe for Velvette bags but was always confused but now I am sure I don't want these.
    Thanks darling for saving me :)

    http://myglossyaffair.blogspot.in

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  21. Yes Im a little put off by the weird brands .. Never heard of Florelle or the other shampoo/shower gel brand and could probably do without them.

    Wanted to share a little suggestion as to what you could do with the unpleasant citrusy shower gel [this is what Im doing] - use it as part of a foot soak :-D hot water + salt + some sort of foot scrub + icky gel !

    Unsure if I want to pay for another month, this is my third month - The first involved a fullsize Sally Hansen cream, which was awesome.. the second involved a disappointing Anniversary edition and this one didn't show much promise. Will I be fourth time lucky, I wonder ?

    Enjoyed my first ENVY box btw, that was worth the money.

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  22. i love the products u got...
    great post dear

    my recent one :http://www.indianbeautyzone.com/2013/09/mac-studio-fix-powder-plus-foundation.html

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