The Lilac Box – Of Lovely Scents & Premium Brands

Hi Ladies, I hope you’re week thus far has been simply great….mine has been busy,busy,busy..other than attending to the general perplexities of life, I’ve been running behind my first-born who’s been busy with school performances and a inter-school story telling competition scheduled for the morrow. So wish her luck ok…. ūüôā

So like I got my Lilac Box weeks back, but as mentioned I’ve been too busy to sit down and do a proper review until now. Now The Lilac Box (hereinafter referred to as TLB) is no stranger to beauty box junkies and those who love receiving a lovely surprise in the mail now and then. Said to be ‘The Only Premium Brand Beauty-Box in Malaysia. The Lilac Box delivers boxes to your doorstep with a selection of specially curated beauty and cosmetic products from premium and luxury brands.’

Each of their boxes are aptly called ‘blind dates in a box’¬†and the team at TLB hopes that ‘you will get to know these products. You will flirt with them, learn more about them, spend plenty of time together, and who knows – you might find one you’ll fall in love with for the rest of your life!’

So what was in my Box 2…. the pictures below will illustrate the contents of my ‘blind date in a box’

classic packaging, box within a box keeps everthing nice and secure... love the minamilistic packaging

Simply Classic, box within a box keeps everything¬†nice and secure… love the minimalistic packaging

No brand on the box... and yes..mine will be soon reused :)

No brand on the box… and yes..mine will be soon reused ūüôā

OMG..what is the absolutely AMAZING scent?...cant wait to peek beneath the turquoise crepe paper.

OMG..what is the absolutely AMAZING scent?…cant wait to peek beneath the turquoise crepe paper.

Welcome note @ Box 2 from the 3 Guys at TLB. There's also a reminder that the Product Review Section is up at their webpage. So hurry and submit your reviews.

Welcome note @ Box 2 from the 3 Guys at TLB.
There’s also a reminder that the Product Review Section is up at their webpage. So hurry and submit your reviews.

And ta da.... Box 2 unveiled... Oooh... full to the brim....Hooray!!!

Ta Da ….Box 2 unveiled.Oooh, full to the brim….Hooray!!!

Lets have a look at what I received…

  1. Redken Intra Force Shampoo, 145ml РRM 55/295ml (RM 27)
  2. Redken Intra Force Toner, 145ml РRM 58/240ml (RM 35)
  3. Nuxe¬†R√™ve¬†de Miel¬†Facial Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Gel,15ml¬†–¬†RM68/200ml¬†(RM5)
  4. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil, 10ml РRM167.5/100ml (RM 17)
  5. Lunasol Skin Fusing Powder Foundation, 0.6g РRM148/10.5g (RM 8.50)
  6. Lunasol¬†Smoothing Makeup Base, 1g¬†X 2 –¬†RM112/30g (RM 7.50)
  7. Calvin Klein Beauty EDP 1.2ml РRM 290/50ml or RM361/00ml (RM4.5)
  8. Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty EDT 1.2ml РRM 261/50ml or RM325/100ml (RM 3.5)
Redken - Intra Force Shampoo & Toner (Conditioner)

Redken – Intra Force Shampoo & Toner (Conditioner)

Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil

Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil

(mine arrived slightly cracked on both edges...thankfully I was able to save it before it leaked out profusely)

Nuxe¬†R√™ve¬†de Miel Facial Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Gel (mine arrived slightly cracked on both edges…thankfully I was able to save it before it leaked out profusely)

Lunasol Skin Fusing Powder Foundation

Lunasol Skin Fusing Powder Foundation in Y002

Lunasol Smoothing Makeup Base

Lunasol Smoothing Makeup Base

Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty EDT & Beauty EDP

Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty EDT & Beauty EDP sample vials

The Lilac Box 2

o The Lilac Box 2

There it is folks…. Box 2 of TLB unboxed. So what did I think…. To be honest I have mixed feeling on this one. Firstly though let me say that the fact that this box does live up to its promise of ‘Premium Brands’. It’s great to see products from luxury brands featured. I¬†will go on to say that I am glad¬†to be introduced to Nuxe. Founded by Aliza¬†Jab√®s, a young businesswoman with a passion for aromatherapy¬†and phytotherapy, who purchased Laboratoire¬†NUXE¬†in 1989 with the help of her family. Nuxe is a brand whose name means¬†NATURE AND LUXURY (NATURE and LUXE¬†in French) Their¬†Huile¬†Prodigieuse¬†smells simply divine owing to¬†it’s ‘unique combination of 30% Precious Plant Oils and Vitamin E to nourish, repair and soften your face, body and hair in a single step.’

Overall though¬†¬†my boo-boo though is really the sample sizes. With the exception of the deluxe sized Redken¬†products and the Lunasol¬†Skin Fusing Powder Foundation, the others were a little too small for me to make a proper decision of whether I would purchase them. Moreover no one likes to receive a degraded sample, my R√™ve¬†de Miel¬†Facial Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Gel arrived cracked at both edges and seeping liquid…luckily I was able to save most of it. I understand quite a few subscribers received cracked and runny samples too. As for the dollar value, I’m putting this box at roughly RM 108, which is slightly more than 2X their subscription cost at RM 49.90.

Now for those of you keen to go on a date with The Lilac Box, head over to their website here, Their next box is scheduled to be out mid-May and for now at least, I’ll be keeping this date hoping that the 3 guys from TLB will outdo themselves and surprise us with a stunning 3rd Box. So until later, have a great¬†week lovelies and don’t forget to check out my next Giveaway here.

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2 thoughts on “The Lilac Box – Of Lovely Scents & Premium Brands

    • Hi Ivy, their first box was RM 39.90 and the subsequent boxes have been RM 49.90 (Box 2&3)..i suppose this would be their subscription price but since they’re boxes are per order there might be price revisions ūüôā

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