Vellvette Box January 2013 Edition

by jomol on February 5, 2013 · 62 comments

Vellvette Box January 2013 Edition

I am so excited to share with you the goodies I got in my Vellvette Box – January Edition.  I love this concept of getting customized samples in a box every month because this way I get a chance to try out a lot of different high-end makeup, grooming, and skin care stuff customized to suit my skin type, hand-picked from an expert team.  The best thing about the concept is the price, three hand-picked high-end samples at just Rs. 399, isn’t that cool?

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Before I show you, what I have got, here’s a little info about Vellvette – The Company:

With a Vellvette Box subscription, you will step into a world of unending surprises. Every month we send you 3 deluxe beauty and grooming samples that are specially chosen for you by our beauty experts, plus expert tips-n-tricks that will help you get the most out of every product. Try them at the comfort of your home. Discover what works for you. Once you know what you like, get juicy discounts when you buy the full-size versions of your favorites at our online store.

The subscriptions vary from 1-month to a heavily discounted annual package. Simply add any one of them to your cart and proceed to make the payment. You can now leave the guesswork out of your beauty regime and make the most out of every beauty investment!

Packaging:

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It is a strong little black box that is sent across in a secure packaging so that all products are safe inside.  The box was wrapped cutely with a golden ribbon bow :)  The cute little black box is very sturdy and you can use it to store your lipsticks, earrings, or tic tacs :P  There are a few cards with coupon codes and details about each product written on them.

Price:

  • Rs. 399 for a month’s Vellvette box.
  • Rs. 1099 to get Vellvette box for 3 months.
  • Rs. 2099 to get Vellvette box for 6 months.
  • Rs. 3999 to get Vellvette box for 12 months.

Vellvette Box 1

I have been trying to get my hands at this beauty box for the previous months, but since they release a limited number of boxes each month, I always missed it.  Though, one can opt for 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions to ensure you get the box every month :)

What I Got in My Box:

I got three products in Vellvette Box – January 2013 Edition:

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  • Bath and Body Works Dark Kiss Body Lotion (59 ml).
  • Clinique Liquid Facial Soap – Mild (30 ml – its more than what you get at the Clinique store).
  • OPI Nail Lacquer (3.75 ml).

All three products

  • Coupon codes and cards describing each product in detail and how to use them.

Product Details

Bath and Body Works Dark Kiss Body Lotion:

Bath and Body Works Dark Kiss Body Lotion

This is my favourite product with a lovely smell and amazing texture.  I love this!

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap – Mild:

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap - Mild

This liquid facial soap is very mild and good and I had got a smaller size of it from the Clinique store.  This one is 30 ml.

OPI Nail Lacquer:

OPI Nail Polish

I have been wanting to try OPI nail polishes since a long time and this is such an awesome shade.

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Other Features:

Another attractive feature is that this box contains coupon codes with Rs. 500, Rs. 350, Rs. 100, and Rs. 50 off if you purchase a product worth a certain amount from that particular month’s box.  For example, if you purchase Rs. 3000 worth of product from this month’s box, then you would get Rs. 500 off.

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Products Available:

There are a whole lot of products available and all my favourite brands are listed in there (The Body Shop, Bath and Body Works, Benefit, Elizabeth Arden, Forest Essentials, Clinique, Lush, Clarins, OPI, Lancome, Lush, NYX, Max Factor, L’Occitane, etc.), so I am hopeful that I might get those products in my future boxes :P

Is the Vellvette Box Worth Rs. 399?

Yes, because I got to try three different products from three different high-end brands.  Though, I am bad at calculations, I would give you the picture, Bath and Body Works Lotion is of 59 ml (full version of 236 ml costs Rs. 810).  The Clinique sample is of 30 ml (full-sized product of 200 ml costs Rs. 1200).  OPI Nail Lacquer bottle is of 3.5 ml (full sized bottle of 15 ml costs Rs. 520).

Did I Get Customized Products?

Yes, all three products were according to the picture I had given them in the questionnaire. The body lotion, mild liquid soap, and nail paint are all to my liking.

Scope For Improvement:

  • Hmmm, well, I would really like if the Vellvette team allows me to change the specifications about my skin type and preferences from time to time.  As we all know, our skin would change from season to season and so will our preferences :)
  • Also, one full-sized product could be included in the box.
  • I always check my cosmetics using the Cosmetic Calculator; however, I couldn’t check the codes for any of the products because there were no codes on OPI and Clinique products and the cosmetic calculator does not include Bath and Body products. I would be really happy if they sent us products whose codes could be checked with cosmetic calculators available online.

I would like to conclude by saying that its totally worth the money, after all you get to try 3 different high-end products for only Rs. 399 per month. Products such as Dior, OPI, Bath and Body Works, etc., are not available in many cities in India so its a good idea to opt for the box and try the samples first and get discounts on full-sized products if you want to get them online.

Now, I am waiting eagerly for my February Box :P

The Vellvette Box – January Edition was sent across to me for review purpose; however, my review is honest, as always.

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Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Perfume
Bath and Body Works Coconut Lime Verbana Body Lotion
Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods Body Lotion
Bath And Body Works Coconut Signature Vanillas Triple Moisture Body Cream
Bath and Body Works Sweet Pea Range
Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion
L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Longlasting UVA/ UVB Protector SPF 50
Nina Ricci Love in Paris Perfume
NARS Amour Blush
Bath and Body Works Sweet Pea Body Lotion
Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods Body Lotion
Vaseline Healthy White Body Lotion
Lush Sympathy For Skin Body Lotion
Enchanteur Moisture Silk Hand & Body Lotion (Romantic)
Oriflame Swedish Spa BodyLotion
H2O Plus Milk BodyLotion
Bath and Body Works Secret Wonderland BodyLotion
Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Midnight Hydrating BodyLotion

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{ 62 comments… read them below or add one }

Eram February 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm

I got my box 2days before my b’day!! I agree with u..its worth the money!

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 8:40 am

Eram….yay…what did you get and Belated Happy Birthday to you :)

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Dee February 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Very innovative idea…. and great way to explore new products….

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

True Dee :)

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Sushma February 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm

nice products jomol :-) I too got my Jan box. the concept is too good and I like how they personalise according to our preference :-)

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

Yes Sushma…..love the stuff I got :)

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neha February 5, 2013 at 10:54 pm

wow lovely products I must say!

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 8:44 am

Haan Neha true :)

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rama February 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Nice Products Jomol.Love the color of OPI Nail lacquer

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 8:47 am

Me too Rama….the quality too is awesome :)

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manisha February 5, 2013 at 11:47 pm

jomol, how can I subscribe for this ?

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 8:48 am

Hi Manisha….you can subscribe to their boxes by registering over here……http://vellvette.com/

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Manisha February 6, 2013 at 10:59 am

Thanx alot :-) <3<3

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Atreyee February 6, 2013 at 12:16 am

I got the same nail paint and must admit that it is a great colour… :)

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 8:49 am

Atreyee, I agree the color is great and so is the quality…..I am wearing it right now :)

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Ruchika February 6, 2013 at 12:17 am

Thanks a lot Jomol as because of you I have come to know such a wonderful site. I have subscribed for 6mnths. Thnz again. They have a amazing range of products which I always wanted

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sayed maria February 6, 2013 at 12:31 am

Such a great deal!Thanks Jomol for sharing :)

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 8:50 am

Welcome Maria :)

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Nidhi R February 6, 2013 at 1:19 am

Nice products in your box Jomol though I haven’t received mine till now. Excitement down the drain :(. still waiting

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 8:50 am

Nidhi….mail them if you haven’t got your box it, i am sure they would send it across asap :)

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neetu aadya lohani February 6, 2013 at 7:19 am

aww.. i wud love to subsricbe for whole year.. :P its too gud jomol..!! thank u so much for introducing it here,, dats really so sweet of u!! i wish i cud get it here.. pls pray for it.. :)

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 8:51 am

Neetu……he he….we are such hoarders na…..:P Haath jodh ke praying that you get this box :)

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neetu aadya lohani February 6, 2013 at 9:05 am

aww u r so sweet jomol.. hi hi.. :) thankfully it delivers here also.. :)

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

Thankies Thankies Neeetu…..you too very sweet :* has your hunt for the perfect red ended?

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Ashu February 6, 2013 at 8:50 am

Wow!! this is really fabulous…. Good going Jomol…. Please review the clinique face soap …. and would like to see the nail color on your nails pretty soon… :)

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 8:52 am

Sure Ashu :)

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Ashu February 6, 2013 at 9:00 am

Hi Jomol, I had emailed an article … Can you please let me know about it?

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 9:59 am

Ashu, we will get back to you :)

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sugisoni February 6, 2013 at 9:38 am

i subscribed for my feb/valentine box yesterday only… yaay… m so excited. jomi hiiiiiii………..

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jomol February 6, 2013 at 9:59 am

HI Sugiiiiiiiii…..long time no C….where ji ?

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Shruti February 6, 2013 at 10:07 am

OMG! I also subscribed to this thing in Jan! :)
I got Lancome anti-drying lotion, Biotherm cleansing fluid and Nyassa’s Chocolate scrub.
:) The Lancome lotion is wayyy too good! :)
My friend got an OPI purplish blue nail paint last year I guess. I agree its super good! :)

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sweta February 6, 2013 at 10:08 am

I have subscribed for feb box… lets see what I get :D

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Rati February 6, 2013 at 10:18 am

good morning everyone :)) jomo lucky you. :P am in love with the nail paint color. so awesomely valentines. :D

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sakhi February 6, 2013 at 10:33 am

Wow…congrts dear..hope to subscribe soon

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shagufta February 6, 2013 at 10:36 am

WoW!!… Dis is such a heavenly concept….

I always wondered hw ppl got these boxes…. thnku so much for posting dis jomolll…..luv u…. :) :)

Me subbed for FEB…. waitng for my box of goodies…. :) :)

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Kanika February 6, 2013 at 10:52 am

Subscribed for my first Velvette box yesterday!! Eagerly awaiting for the same. Your review has kinda raised the bar for me. Hope it meets my expectations.

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Vini February 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

Love the nail paint shade …
and awesome products, if any product suits ur oily skin do
share that….. Waiting for more n more Vellvette box posts …
I think this is the one of the best gift for girls on valentines day… :-)

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Jeeva P February 6, 2013 at 11:22 am

Hi,
Thanks for this post. It was very informative. I plan to subscribe too.
However, when does it ask for our preferences ? Is it after subscribing for the box ?

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Vineetha February 6, 2013 at 11:32 am

Joms, even i got the same 2 except for the body lotion. the scrub i got was like solid and the tub was almost empty. So that was a put off for me :-(

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Shami February 6, 2013 at 11:47 am

After reading your posts!! i ordered for feb month.. hope i will get good good stuffs :D

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Leez February 6, 2013 at 11:52 am

I wanted to get Ipsy but they don’t deliver here. :( I’ll now subscribe for this instead…thanks for the review Jomol! And I looouve that OPI shade..

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sucharita February 6, 2013 at 11:55 am

hey.. i got my box for feb…seing your review :D … but 1 thing m confused bout… like they dint ask me for any personalised view… as u have mentioned :(

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Shami February 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

hi.. you would have recieved a mail.. the link will be provided in the mail..
Even i ordered today only and received a mail with the link :)

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Khush February 6, 2013 at 11:57 am

Hi.. Awesome review.. I’ve subscribed for the Feb box too.. Do you know if there are other such boxes available? I know blisscovered is dead.. Any others in operation right now? Thanks in advance.

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Manisha February 6, 2013 at 11:59 am

Lovely gifts Jomol. I love the concept. Just want to confirm all products are samples or large quantity of products will come in these boxes?

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Rashmita February 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm

my hubby wanted to give me the feb box and i said no! :( waaa…. i so want it now!

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Manisha February 6, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Remember from next time that never ever say no to ur hubby when he is willingly gvng u something :-P

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Rashmita February 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

ya Manisha…learnt the lesson…

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Manisha February 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Don’t worry! U can still ask ur hubby to buy this for u, I dont think he’ll deny u :-)

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Mamta Sharma Das February 6, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Jomo, Cant Thank u enough for sharing this !!! I have placed mine immediately after reading this.
What a fabulous piece of information and so well drafted. the nail color is sexy ! :)

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Sonia Kapoor February 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I missed subscribing for December box as I was travelling after that I Immediately signed up for 12 months! I got Nyassa sugar scrub this time ..and trust me gals it’s amazinggggg<3

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Manisha February 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

My mother would never allow me to subscribe such things. But my 18th bday is due on 15th feb so I guess I can ask it as a bday gift :-P
Lets hope that my mother agrees for this !

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Manisha February 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Mmmy maan gyi….yipppeeee….dance dance dance :-) :-) :-)
I’ve also placed an order:-) <3

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Manisha February 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Mummy maan gyi….yipppeeee….dance dance dance :-) :-) :-)
I’ve also placed an order:-) <3

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Nafisa Ali February 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm

got so tempted, placed an order :D but it dint ask me anythin about my preference :( when does that happen…i did send them a query, yet to hear back…

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Shami February 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

naifsa, you would have received a mail with link :) even i ordered today!!

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Nafisa Ali February 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

oh oh! *face paml* thanks soooo much Shami :* found it! now i can breathe easy & concentrate on work :D

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pooja puri February 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm

glad you got some interesting products upto your liking jomol – i have been there subscriber for long and i would like to share my awful experience with the jan box with all IMBB readers. they sent me a bath and body lotion, clinique toner for oily and combination skin ( i have normal skin as submitted in the questionnaire ) and a nyasa belgian choc scrub which too my shock was laden with a thin layer of fungus !!! i wrote the the customer care, they responded after more than 24 hrs by which time i had already thrown the scrub tin in the bin saying i must send them a picture. i said i have already thrown is away. they then sent me another mail saying maybe i misunderstood the layer of sugar with as that being fungus !!! so there !! maybe they think im cooking up a fake story !!! for such a small thing when i have never had complaints with any of the previous boxes – with this experience i dont think i will subscribe to their – very disappointed with their customer care

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Smita T February 21, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Sorry you had a bad experience :(

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Smita T February 21, 2013 at 10:29 pm

How do i sign up for this website ?? When i click on ‘sign up’ on their website, it leads me to some other page. Is it by invite?

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Sonia Kapoor February 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Why didn’t you post my reply. I very upset with this Rati.

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Smita T February 21, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Hi Jomol,
Interesting concept. But Can you elaborate on how this site works ? I’m a li’l confused. So you sign up for a subscription for 1\3\6\12 months and they ask your preference and they send products ? But do you choose whether the products will be skin care or makeup products?

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