Bag Of Love – Of Earthly Wonders & Spectacular Surprises

Last month was a flurry of activity, made all the more special with the worldwide celebration of Earth Month. In conjunction with this Mimi Teh the founder of Bag of Love dedicated her second beauty bag as an Earth Bag. Having done so she together with Tammy Miu the Amazing lady spearheading The Butterfly Project also announced an ‘unbagging’ event themed The Unboxing Begins at the yummylicious Delectable by Su @ Paradigm Mall where 30 lucky bloggers were chosen to unbag the April Bag with her.

Now whilst 30 of them were thoroughly enjoying their ‘unbagging’experience, there were another 20 of us who were delighted to have been selected to do our own ‘unbagging’ at home. Having received my bags ( I received 2 – one for my quarterly subscription and the other for review) early on the same Saturday morning.. I could not contain my excitement and had to find out what Mimi had in store for us.

But before I go on, do let me indulge you with some good to know details on Mimi herself. Mimi Teh, beauty writer, mother and now entrepreneur extraordinaire set out to open Bag of Love so that she could spend more time with her two lil’ ones. Having spent years in the beauty industry, it was hard to let go and what could be better than sharing her knowledge of all things beautiful with us, her subscribers. Not only is Mimi an insider in the beauty world  she’s also friends with most of the beauty brands around. But what truly makes her stand out in this beauty box/bag subscription business is her amazing approach to customer service and satisfaction. Always quick to reply to queries and questions, she comes across as a really sweet person who sincerely cares about her subscribers.

So what did Mimi put together for us subscribers in her second bag…check out the pictures below.

I love the bag, a little beauty bag made from bleach free canvas and the little tag inside is made of recycled non-woven material

I love the bag, a little beauty bag made from bleach free canvas and the little tag inside is made of recycled non-woven material

Keeping to the earth theme, the bag was made from unbleached canvas and is really sturdy. The Bag of Love tag is skillfully stitched in the inner lining and I thought that was a great touch.

Welcome Note honouring Earth Month

Welcome Note honouring Earth Month

Detailed product list and retail values on the flip side

Detailed product list and retail values on the flip side

Ok, so let’s make a list of the items in the bag 🙂

  1. Definite Contour Brush (Full Size) – RM 88
  2. Nuxe Brightening BB Cream SPF 30/PA+++, 15 ml – RM 120/30ml (RM 60)
  3. Decleor Hydra Floral Moisturising Cream,15ml – RM 271/50ml (RM 81)
  4. The Body Shop Quiet Night Dreamy Pillow & Body Mist, 60ml – RM 59/100ml (RM 35)
  5. Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Shampoo 50ml – RM 88/200ml  Also come in Phytovolume Volumizing Shampoo &Phytocitrus Restructuring Shampoo variants (RM 22)
  6. Burt’s Bees Richly Replenishing Ccocoa & Cupuacu Butters Body Lotion,0.24 oz/7ml/6.5g – RM 62.80/170ml (RM 2.50)

Decleor Voucher – Signature Aromaplasty Facial at RM 98 (np RM 230)

Definite Contour Brush

Definite Contour Brush

Nuxe Brightening BB Cream

Nuxe Brightening BB Cream

Decleor Hydra Floral Moisturising Cream

Decleor Hydra Floral Moisturising Cream

The Body Shop Quiet Nigth Dreamy Pillow & Body Mist

The Body Shop Quiet Night Dreamy Pillow & Body Mist

Phytojoba Hydrating Shampoo

Phytojoba Hydrating Shampoo

Burt's Bees Richly Replenishing Cocoa & Cupuacu Butters Body Lotion

Burt’s Bees Richly Replenishing Cocoa & Cupuacu Butters Body Lotion

Bag Of Love April 2013

Bag Of Love April 2013

I only have one word to describe this month’s Bag of Love … SPECTACULAR !!! Seriously, Mimi has done an amazing job in curating beauty products that not only scream luxury but also each of them are either of natural origins or contribute some way or another to the environment.

Since I love all of them, I really find it hard to pick my absolute favourite. I’ll definitely be putting the contour brush to good use, need to work on creating some contours for my face :P. The Nuxe BB Cream and Decleor Moisturising Cream are also very much welcome.. Nuxe a french brand meaning Nature & Luxury is a firm favourite across the globe.

But if I really had to choose, it would be two. If you’ve ever had a whiff of the Phytojoba Hydrating Shampoo, you’d know what I’m talking about. This shampoo smells good enough to eat and not only that it does wonders for your hair too.

And for those of you who havent had a chance to experience The Body Shop’s Dreamy Pillow & Body Mist, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. Infused with Jujube and Chamomile Oils this quick drying mist makes drifting off to sleep an aromatically pleasurable one. Not only that,it works extremely well on all ages. Sprayed them on my children’s sheets as well as mine & hubby and we were all out like a light in minutes.

Right on, so no guesses that I so loved this months edition of the Bag of Love… but did it make sense on a financial level. Lets see. At RM 88 for a full-sized contour brush and RM/ml values on the deluxe sized samples, my calculations come up to RM 288.50, yes ladies that is correct and that works out to over 7X the monthly subscription of RM 39.90…. Spectacular isn’t it.(n/b: this does not include Decleor Voucher value)

To Mimi and Tammy Miu, multi talented blogger extrodinare…Thank you so much for this opportunity to review the April’s Bag. The Butterfly Project is an excellent avenue to showcase the talents of the Malaysian Blogging Community and Tammy has done an amazing job in organizing events to bring this community together. To check out more on The Butterfly Project or to show them some love, head on to their FB page here.

And for those of you keen to subscribe to Bag of Love, head on to their website here. Monthly bag subscriptions start at RM 39.90 and there are quarterly and annual subscriptions too.

This then is me signing off for now, waiting oh – so – impatiently for the May edition of the Bag of Love. So until later… here’s wishing all of you an exciting weekend.

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2 thoughts on “Bag Of Love – Of Earthly Wonders & Spectacular Surprises

    • Hahah…the pictures in this post was actaully taken in the locker room of my gym(about the only place i can get some uninterupted time and the lighting is not too bad) if you see the ones with a darker background ..that would be on the console in my new home..will try to get a little creative with backgrounds next time 🙂

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