Beauty Box in Malaysia is not that new in market. I remembered those days when IPSY programme just came out in USA, there were so many beauty box in similar concept came into Malaysian market that come in many names i.e. Cosmobox, The Lilac Box, Bag Of Love and many more. When I recently saw many viral reviews on ShopPinkBoxCereal, I was too curious about this platform and decided to try their product out.
Apparently, ShopPinkBoxCereal is previously known as Pink Box Cereal and founded by Malaysian Beauty Influencer; Syafiqah Syafie. To be honest, I never heard of this brand before and neither attended to any of their event. I was only got to know about this brand recently.
ShopPinkBoxCereal is a Shopping Online Platform that feature products that curated and selected by the Founder herself. In this website, there are variations of beauty kit boxes selection to be chosen from and their products comes from many brands (local and overseas).
I signed up and ordered my selected the Hermosa Lip Kit that feature the 3 pieces of Hermosa LipCreme Long Wear in three different shades that looks like this:-
The reason I’ve chosen this kit because the Liquid Lipstick shades selection looks a bit similar to the Breena VelvetCreme Liquid Lipstick that I purchased recently and I would like to make a comparison review on this two. This Kit value of MYR110 is not inclusive Delivery Charges. Hence, I need to top up additional MYR10 for the delivery charges. Hence, my total purchased was MYR120. I ordered my package on Monday (15 May 2017) and received the parcel this morning (17 May 2017). Took about 3 days for delivery which is not bad.
My First Impression:-
When I open my parcel this morning, I was shocked that the Pink Box is covered with a piece of newspaper and the entire box itself is covered with bubble wrap. Despite of the bubble wrap, the box that I received is slightly dented at side. This might due to the courier handling.
About the Box
The box is in Pink Colour (that I love) and is a sturdy box that made with high quality material with magnetic closure. The size is quite decent – almost similar size to Althea box but slightly smaller.
Inside the box I was shocked to see that the confetti was made by shredded newspaper. Seriously? newspaper? Are you in tight budget or try to be extra creative here? I just feel that this gestures is not appropriate in addition that this is a Beauty Box concept box and for the price of MYR110 that I paid is quite pricey for such presentation. Dude, I did not sign up for nasi lemak bungkus.
I compare with other bloggers that did a review on their recent limited edition product collaboration and noticed that the presentation are quite decent and presentable ~ aduhhh Janganlah bias.
Beneath all the shredded newspapers aka cheap confetti there are 2 product pamphlets, 1 beauty trick card and 3 pieces of Hermosa Lip Creme in 3 shades and is sealed in ziplock plastic.
There are no information about Hermosa Lipcreme. I don’t know if this is a Malaysian Local Brand?, if yes who is the founder?, how many shades available?, How about the list of product ingredients? and where this product were made from? Apparently there are no further information about this brand in the website too..
I did the swatches on my hand for all the shades. I have yet to try out all the shades on my lips but for my first impression for this post (and based on this initial swatches) I noticed the following:-
- The product smells bit fragrancy. However, it is a decent scent and mild.
- The texture is a bit rough for first swatch. I can see little bit bumpy texture on the applicator.
- The formulation takes a while to dry completely.
- Before it completely dry, I wipe them off my skin and noticed that the shades still stay (like a tint) on my skin.
- To do a proper review on this product, do let me know if you are interested and I would compare the colour swatches and its long wearing ability with other liquid lipstick brand.
Based on my first impression above, I think ShopPinkBoxCereal should pay more attention to their box presentation regardless it meant for BLOGGER on their collaboration programme OR for normal customer like me. If there are normal customer out there that receive the same gestures like me, dont you think this is abit unfair and bias? How they are able to raise their voice on this issue? Maybe for some people, this is not major but unfortunately shredded newspaper in my Beauty Box is a NO NO for me.. Please take note and also Please treat your Customer Fairly.
Until we meet again in my next post. XOXO