Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Look Bag - April

I was surprised today to go to my mailbox and find April's Look Bag!  This is only my second month of Look Bag, but I have been happy with both bags!  The Look Bag is a monthly subscription service similar to Birchbox - you get around 5 deluxe beauty samples per month.  One big difference to me is that Birchbox tends to focus on more well known luxury brands, while The Look Bag seems to be a mix of known brands and smaller, more independent ones.  I love both, and actually tend to find things I get in the Look Bag to be more useful and practical for me.

April's bag came in a little pink organza bag, as did last month's, along with the usual introductory cards.

The back of this card (which I forgot to photograph) lists the items in the bag.  You can find information on most of them on their website.  Their site has a store and they offer a 20% discount on products for members. I haven't bought anything there, yet.

The first thing I pulled out was this perfume sample from virga botanicals.  This is a new brand to me and I could not find information about them on The Look Bag's site, so I found virga's site for information.  They say they "use the ancient science of Chinese acupuncture herbal practice, combined with the botanical secrets of Western herbalism to bring you a unique skincare line of astounding effectiveness and perfect natural balance."  Now, that's a lot of words, but they sound good! :)

Their botanical fragrances are made with natural organic essential oils and are designed to enhance positive states of mind and well being.

I received Water Garden.  I haven't tried it yet, as I already have another perfume on today.  I'm not huge on florals, but I'm willing to give this one a chance.  These perfumes retail at $24 for a .75 oz spray. I estimate the value of this sample to be about $1 since the size of the sample isn't listed/marked.

This is Laura Mercier perfecting water in the rich formula.  It is a hydrating formula that claims to temporarily over-hydrate skin in order to allow the skin to allow deeper penetration of treatments and moisturizers.  It contains deep sea water. I've never tried a product like this before, and I look forward to trying it out.  It also comes in a light formula, which would probably be better for me as I sometimes have slightly oily skin, but I'll try this one out!  This sample has a value of about $1.92.

I have been dying to try Orofluido beauty elixir for months!  It is a hair treatment designed to leave your hair soft and silky.  It's a mixture of three natural oils with a vanilla amber fragrance. I can't wait to try this out, and the bottle will last me a while, as a little goes a long way.  It smells fantastic. The sample has a value of about $1.49.

This is Jovie Jubilee luxury body lotion.  I hadn't heard of this brand either, and they seem to be a small company.  This lotion is rich, with shea butter and moroccan oil, as well as tea tree oil.  It smells very shea-ish, which I personally enjoy, but also has a sandalwood, black cherry, and vanilla scent. It is pretty strong smelling.  The texture is nice and thick and will be perfect for my dry elbows and feet.  It's a good size for my work bag! This sample has a value of about .93.

Finally, I got the pur-protect daily moisturizer from purlisse.  I was happy to receive this, as I am already using a purlisse cleanser several times a week and I enjoy seeing how multiple products from the same brand work together.  I love that this one is SPF 30.  It's good for sensitive skin and claims to be anti-aging.  It does  not have a heavy texture or a bad scent as many products complaining SPF do.  I look forward to trying this the next few days and seeing how it works for me. This sample has a value of about $16.17!

In all, I am happy with this bag!  I got a fragrance, something for my body, something for my hair, and two products for my face, which is a decent variety. I will use everything in this bag and I feel it was a good value, as the monetary value for this bag is about $21.51.

Disclaimer - I subscribed to The Look Bag independently. I was not paid for or asked to do this review, and all opinions are my own.


Ashley said...

I need to get in on another sample service if I may have to look into this one. I like that they send things from little companies and kinda big ones seems like a good mix of product.

yousoldtheworld said...

Yeah, this is a bag that I always forget about, but I've gotten good things in both months, so far.  The company that makes perfume above and the goats milk soap from last month both operate Etsy shops, which I think is really cool - they're things I definitely wouldn't have discovered on my own.  I had planned to cancel this one, but I may keep it after all... said...

I got my lookbag today also. I am most happy with the hair elixr, and the hydrating water is my second favorite. I'll be reviewing my bag on my blog if you want to stop by :)

yousoldtheworld said...

I am so excited about the elixir!  Stopped by and subscribed to your blog. :)

Amy said...

Laura Mercier?! Orofluido?! I'm kinda regretting cancelling now, haha. 

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