Mauvelush October – Diwali Edition | Unboxing and Review

The festive season is upon us and the first and most wonderful gift I have received is the October – Diwali Edition of Mauvelush, a new luxury subscription box in India, which the brand kindly sent my way. I unboxed this beauty on my Insta stories yesterday, so head over to my Instagram now if you wish to catch my first impressions. However, in case you missed the unboxing video, here is my review of the Mauvelush October – Diwali Edition for you.

Before getting into the contents of the box, let me talk about the box itself. Mauvelush has come up with a beautifully branded box that looks pretty high-end, and the box also contains a personalized printed note with the Mauvelush branding. This is what I would expect from a luxury subscription box. Even though a lot of subscription boxes are emerging every month, their packaging does not stand out as much as this one. This box has a princessy vibe which every girl would like, unlike the plain old brown cardboard boxes that other brands use. So enough about the packaging, let us now look at the contents of the box.

Mauvelush October-Diwali Edition | Unboxing and Review

1. Decorative Bird Cage – I am the kind of person who loves home decor items but seldom purchases them, thinking that it is a wastage of money. Therefore, receiving this beautiful ornamental bird cage in a subscription box was the best thing that could have happened to me. This decorative bird cage is made of golden metal and comes with the fairy lights shown in the picture. It is a perfect addition to a Diwali box because Diwali is the festival of lights. The quality of this cage is very good and it seems like an expensive piece. This item can add to the aesthetic beauty of any room and I really can’t stop raving about it!

Mauvelush October-Diwali Edition | Unboxing and Review

2. Chandbali Earrings – I don’t know how the lovely folks at Mauvelush did it but they managed to send me everything on my wishlist for the coming festivals. I was feeling the lack of a traditional pair of earrings that could go with any ethnic outfit and voila, I received these stunning Chandbali Earrings in the box. These earrings too seem to be of excellent quality. All the beads and pearls are in place and there is no sign of rusting or chipped polish. They are similar in quality to something you will buy from a branded store and will suit any traditional outfit you have picked for the festive season.

Mauvelush October-Diwali Edition | Unboxing and Review

3. Rostaa Cranberries – No Indian festival can be complete without something sweet, so how about a healthy alternative for this Diwali? The Rostaa Cranberries will add a sweetness to your celebrations without adding pounds to your weight. In the Mauvelush box, you will get a 75gm pack of Rostaa Cranberries which is priced at INR 120. These are perfect for snacking on, in between or after your meals, and can also be added to cereals or yogurt for a healthy breakfast.

Mauvelush October-Diwali Edition | Unboxing and Review

4. Mond’Sub Sheet Masks – The box also contains two Mond’Sub Sheet Masks, one from their Gold Facial Collagen Mask series (INR 250) and the other from their Collagen Silk Mask Series (INR 200). I have reviewed both these masks previously on the blog but basically, they are extremely nourishing and hydrating and will definitely make your skin glow this Diwali. You can also use them on your tired skin the morning after the festivities.

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5. Black Kimono With White Lace Detail – Kimono shrugs are so in trend and add a casual chic flair to any boring outfit. This black Kimono with a beautiful white lace at the sleeves and the hemline can be thrown on top of a black tank top and jeans to look super stylish and put together. It is also an excellent item for layering, with the cold season fast approaching. I got the size small to medium which is slightly loose for my petite frame but since it is supposed to be oversized anyway, I can definitely make it work. The fabric and the quality of the lace are outstanding and I could not find a defect in either.

Although the prices of some of the items are not mentioned, I feel that for the current price of INR 1999 for 1 month’s subscription, you will be getting a great deal. Also, the first 15 subscribers can avail an extra 10% off with the coupon code MAUVE10. There are no additional shipping charges as well, so with the coupon code, this box can be yours for INR 1799 only. Overall, the Mauvelush October – Diwali Edition has exceeded my expectations both in terms of packaging as well as the actual products and I feel that it deserves the title of a luxury box. This box is available for booking till 7th October so head over to www.mauvelush.com today to avail the early bird discount. You can also follow @mauvelush on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest updates regarding discounts and upcoming boxes.

Personally, I am already super excited for the next box and hope that the future boxes continue to amaze me like this one 🙂

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Disclaimer – Box was sent to me by the brand but all opinions are honest and my own.

Another Goodie From Qtrove!

A tiny bottle full of the goodness of olive oil arrived at my doorstep the other day. Yet another goodie from Qtrove! If you read my previous post then you will know that Qtrove sent me a few products to try out and this time it is the Areev Oil Of Olives Body Lotion. Qtrove is a wonderful curated online marketplace that showcases homemade and organic items produced on a small scale. They have a fantastic collection ranging from skincare to food items and I am sure you will find many interesting things on their website. Here are my thoughts on the Areev Body Lotion, a gem of a product indeed!

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This lovely body lotion is quite lightweight and sinks into the skin very quickly. This is great because nobody likes the sticky and greasy feeling of heavy moisturizers. The lotion instantly softens and hydrates the skin and makes it super smooth. It has a pleasant herbal/natural smell that lingers on for hours after application. The fragrance is very soothing and the formula is specially designed for sensitive skin, therefore it is very gentle.

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I also love the packaging of the product. The shape of the bottle and the unique design of the lid make it look very high-end. It is like a little bottle of potion that I have been unscrewing throughout the day to catch another whiff of the refreshing scent. I think I have found my favorite summer body lotion!

IMG_8112I am so glad that Qtrove provides the opportunity to discover these new brands whose products are even better than those of the established brands. All the products have that homely feeling to them that strikes a chord in my heart. I will definitely be trying out some more products from Qtrove soon!

You can buy the Areev Oil of Olives Body Lotion here, and while you are at it, do check out the other products available on Qtrove’s online store too!

I also have an amazing coupon for you guys! Use the code BLOGMRINALINIM15 at checkout to get 15% off on your first order (for orders above INR 500, paid online).

Happy Shopping!

XoXo,

Mrinalini

P.S. – You can also stalk Qtrove on their social media pages:

Twitter: @qtrove

Instagram: @qtrove

 

My First Package From Qtrove!

The amazing folks at Qtrove kindly sent me some of their lovely products to try out, and boy, I am thoroughly impressed! In case you do not know already, Qtrove is a curated online marketplace that primarily focusses on handmade and organic goods produced on a small scale. There are tons of options to choose from, be it skin care or food items, fashion or home decor. I think it is a wonderful initiative to promote the home based sellers and budding entrepreneurs of India! With so many delightful choices at hand, it was hard for me to shortlist what I wanted to try. Here is what I finally chose, and the Qtrove team sent it my way within a few days!

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I went for the Organa Refreshing Apple Juice and the Ardhana Coffee Organic Lip Scrub, both the products being great for the summer months. I literally gulped down the entire bottle of the Organa Apple Juice in one go! It is made with 100% organic apple pulp and does not have any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, just the goodness of crunchy apples. I could almost feel the crisp texture of the apples, a sign that the product is made from high-quality fruit. What better way to stay hydrated and energized in the sweltering heat?

IMG_8082As soon as I unscrewed the lid of the Ardhana Coffee Lip Scrub, I was greeted by the heavenly aroma of freshly ground coffee beans. The texture of the product is gritty enough to remove dead skin from flaky lips while the oily base, made with shea butter, beeswax and olive oil, moisturizes the lips really well. The scrub has the richness of a homemade concoction that our grandmothers would prepare to rescue our hair or skin. It leaves my lips looking plumper too! The love with which it is made definitely shines through.

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I would highly recommend checking out Qtrove’s online store to pamper yourself with pure ingredients and products that are specially made for you. The Qtrove team has also provided a coupon code for you guys to get a 15% discount on your first purchase (for orders of more than INR 500, paid online). Just use the code BLOGMRINALINIM15 at checkout and you should get 15% off! Isn’t that amazing? Here are all the places that you can stalk Qtrove to be the first ones to know about their awesome goodies:

Online Store: https://www.qtrove.com/

Twitter: @qtrove

Instagram: @qtrove

Once again, do not forget the coupon code BLOGMRINALINIM15 to get 15% off on your first order!

XoXo,

Mrinalini

P.S. – A few more goodies sent by Qtrove are on their way, so be prepared for part-2 of this post 🙂