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Product Review: L’Occitane Limited Edition Box

You read that right; we’re giving you a limited eition box loaded with L’Occitane goodies this month. It is our birthday month after all and putting up two boxes on offer is the least we could do in return for all the love and support we’ve got in the past 2 years! Find out what’s in store for you.

  1. L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime CC Cream

Net Content: 30ml

Price: INR 2,390

Enriched with peony extracts and CC pigments, this cream perfects your complexion and gives you even-toned skin. The hydrating blend is enhanced with SPF 20 to give you a luminous sheen and protect your skin against harmful rays.cc cream loccitane

 

  1. L’Occitane Imortelle Precious Cleansing Foam

Net Content: 50ml

Price: INR 770

Containing Immortelle floral water, the cleanser lathers up gently to rid your skin of any impurities and dust particles to leave it soft and smooth with an enchanting floral trail.P (1)

 

  1. L’Occitane Acacia Eau De Toilette

Net Content: 7.5 ml

Price: INR 550

Prepared with a mesmerizing mélange of mimosa absolute from Grasse and Mediterranean, the fragrance is refreshing and invigorating. With strong scintillating floral notes, the potion spells out sensuous.eau de toilette loccitane

  1. L’Occitane Perfecting Cream

Net Content: 8ml

Price: INR 490

A 24-hour moisturizing balm prepared with peony extracts and miner-based corrector, the cream rehydrates and enhances your skin’s natural radiance. Bid adieu to visible pores, unwanted fine lines and blemishes with the Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Cream.

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Get in line to grab this limited edition L’Occitane Box. Buy now!

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAY: The Week’s Top 5 Picks for a sparkly Raksha-bandhan!

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Gear up to be showered by love (read, gifts) this weekend. Don’t forget to get yourself sparkly clean this Rakshabandhan with these beauty potions. Why? One word, selfie. How else are your followers and friends to know about your “saree state of affairs”?

  1. Eminence Citrus Lip Balm

A smile is the best accessory a girl can wear. Yeah, but not when my lips look like a jujube! But it’s time we bid adieu to chapped dead lips. This lip balm by Eminence is all you need for a desirable picturesque pout. Enriched with citrus extracts, Shea butter and sunflower oil, this tot belongs in your kitty.em0618

  1. L’OCCITANE Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel

Show your skin some shower louvin’! Pamper yourself with L’occitane’s Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel to rekindle the life in it. Spoil your skin silly with the goodness of cherry extracts from Southern France in this magical bath gel that leaves a sweet enchanting fragrance of cherry blossoms. Foam your way to healthy skin.P

  1. Natio Wellness Body Lotion

We’ve all lived through days when our skin felt so rough and arid, it could pass as sandpaper at a carpenter’s! Not anymore. The lovechild of Vitamin E and natural extracts – aloe vera, jojoba and pomegranate – Natio’s Wellness Body Lotion will leave your skin looking radiant, soft and exultant! So go ahead and sport those sleeveless tanks like never before!130438_1

  1. Natio Wellness Body Butter

If simply moisturized doesn’t make the cut for you, Natio’s Wellness Body Butter is just what you’ve been looking for! Body Butter is to skin what 0.1 is to 99.9. Transforming excellent into exceptional. Gift your skin that extra glow. For all those times you’ve stepped out sunblock-less and ditched that lotion, you owe it this much. Get your hands on this baby here.10562434-1320836559-667668

  1. Roses De Chloé

We love the smell of fresh earth after it rains. But alas! You are not earth and unlike Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, not everyone can smell and appreciate your natural attar. Enter Roses De Chloé. Leave an enticing trail of white musk, amber and fresh cut roses as you seduce the olfactory senses in the room. With an essence so floral and a feel so summery, it’s the closest one gets to spring in a bottle._8133704

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#WISHLISTWEDNESDAY: THE WEEK’S TOP 5 CRUSH-WORTHY PRODUCTS

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As you know, we’re dedicating the Wednesday of every other week to the products we covet, are plotting to get, or can’t stop thinking of. #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is all about beauty — fragrance, hair, skin or make-up — that we really can’t wait to get our hands on. And since it’s a wish-list, geography, delivery charges, availability or expense don’t matter!

Find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share your lists with us, and the next #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY could be dedicated to you and your selection!

1. THALGO HYALURONIC EYE PATCH MASK
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Basically, if Diddy can do under-eye masks, so can you. These ones by Thalgo are really hydrating and cooling without any stickiness or greasy residue. Put them in the fridge before you use them. The product is tailor-made for refreshing and smoothening your eye contour area, that too in 10 minutes. Slap them on before you have a big night out because you know that the first signs of fatigue are the eyes. With these eye patches on, tiredness doesn’t stand a chance. Sounds good? Get yours at My Envy Box, here!

2. PUREOLOGY HYDRATE HYDRA WHIP MASQUE

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Avocado, shea, jojoba and mango butters, peppermint, sage and rosemary — sound delicious? They’re all in this hair masque along with antioxidants that prevent colour-fading free radicals. Add to that, UVA and UVB sunscreens which is sunspeak we know all about thanks to this post here. If you’ve been looking for the right mask for colour treated hair, like I always am, the search ends here. Your parched hair will thank you.

3. SERGE LUTENS SA MAJESTE LA ROSE

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At some point, we start craving a “grown-up” perfume, right? You know what I’m talking about? The cult of Byredo, Serge Lutens, Jo Malone and the like. These perfumes aren’t for girls — they’re for women. And the bottles, with their minimal type-face, and beautifully simple glass containers, say just that. Serge Lutens leads the charge, as far as I’m concerned. This particular parfum is all about the intensely floral bouquet of the evergreen rose. We have GOT to own it. The search continues.

4. DIOR ONE ESSENTIAL INTENSE SKIN DETOXIFYING BOOSTER SERUM

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Dragons have their Khaleesi, and us mere mortals have the Mother of all Serums, aka Dior’s One Essential serum. Each word of that excessively long name has been put for a reason and because Dior has the goodies to back their nomenclature up. Breaking it down, this serum detoxifies (removes toxins), energises the skin and amps up its luminosity, and re-charges skin cells. While you’ll start to see results in a week, one month is is when the jackpot really hits. This serum is for the long-haul so it requires a routine. Every day, people. We’re so ready for it!

5. EMINENCE ORGANICS ARCTIC BERRY PEEL & PEPTIDE ILLUMINATING SYSTEM

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We’re suckers for a skincare system, and this one gives like there’s no tomorrow. Start by exfoliating with the Arctic Berry Enzyme Exfoliant Experience on a cleansed face. Take your time and enjoy it — you’re giving your skin a massage! Leave the exfoliant on your face and apply the second product —Arctic Berry Advanced Peel Activator MA10 (that means containing 10% of multi-acids.) This peel activates your skin, making it clearer and far more smooth.  After about five minutes, wash it all off and apply the third product, the Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream which is a powerful, yet soothing moisturiser. Sounds deliciously decadent? Get on board, and check it out on My Envy Box, here!

BEAUTY NEWS: MIU MIU’S NEW PERFUME, CARLSBERG’S MALE GROOMING LINE

MIU MIU TO RELEASE ITS FIRST EVER FRAGRANCE

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Exciting news for fragrance fans! Miuccia Prada launched Miu Miu in 1993, as the younger, more playful and quirky sister to her main brand, Prada. A little more than two decades later and they’ve finally announced their first ever perfume, which will officially release in September of this year, exclusively at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman’s. Online shopping, HELLO. The face of the new fragrance is the gorgeous French-English actress Stacy Martin, and the photographer of the advertising campaign is Steven Meisel.

Apparently, this newbie focuses on lily of the valley supported by notes of jasmine, rose and green notes, as well as a special ingredient called akigalawood, which imbues the scents of patchouli, pepper and oud. The fragrance will be available as 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum accompanied with perfumed body care products (shower gel, body lotion, body cream) and we can’t wait to get our hands on that amazing, almost retro looking turquoise flacon!

CARLSBERG LAUNCHES A BEAUTY SERIES FOR MEN

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So, if we’re going to talk about this seriously and scientifically, Carlsberg has stated facts about its lager, which is full of barley, hops and yeast that are essentially bursting with vitamin B and silicium. Both are said to be great for the skin and hair. You could also basically read this and compute: beer is good for you. You know we did!

Kidding aside, in one of the best bits of news we’ve heard all month, Carlsberg has put forth a limited edition range of male grooming products — shampoo, conditioner and body lotion — and each product in this Beer Beauty series contains 0.5 litres of real Carlsberg beer. We have GOT to get our hands on this!

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAY: THE WEEK’S TOP 5 CRUSH-WORTHY PRODUCTS

We’re dedicating the Wednesday of every other week to the products we can’t stop thinking of. #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is all about beauty — fragrance, hair, skin or make-up — that we really can’t wait to get our hands on. And since it’s a wish-list, geography, delivery charges, availability or expense don’t matter!

Find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share your lists with us, and the next #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY could be dedicated to you and your selection!

1. NATURA BISSE C + C VITAMIN COMPLEX

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I had a facial in Delhi (where will be spilled in a later post) where all the products from this particular Natura Bisse sub-line were used. OH. MY. GOD. Genius. I didn’t have to use concealer for a long time! None of the benefits this serum preaches are hyperbole. You’ll really look years younger and the hydration is long-lasting and deep.

2. TOM FORD ILLUMINATING PRIMER

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I read about celebrity make-up artist for L’Oreal, Namrata Soni (she works on Sonam Kapoor’s face) talk about this product. I’ve always liked her work and I’ve always wanted something from Tom Ford’s new line. It’s expensive, but I tried some from a tester on recent travels and it’s like a skin-care and make-up hybrid. It works beautifully as an illuminator and as a base, provides a really even, clean base which keeps make-up locked on. And how gorgeous is the packaging? P.S: I’d use as a luminiser all the time!

3. FRESH SUGAR LIP TREATMENT — ROSE

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Another range I’d buy every single product of (there are 13, I think?) because I’m a sucker for packaging and of tinted lip balm. This brand pops up regularly on various “best” lists and I must own it. Armed with an SPF 15, each shade delivers the softest swipe of colour.

4. DIORSKIN AIRFLASH BY DIOR

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This a foundation — a Dior foundation, no less — you spray on. Flippin’ airbrushing right at home. I’M SOLD.

5. RODIN PERFUME

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Girls in the know, know that Rodin Face Oil is the stuff models sing praises of. Girls who know even more, know that their perfume is the more luxe secret. It basically brings out the best of jasmine and neroli — two lush scents that combine like a dream. A must have!

JOHNNY DEPP, DIOR AND OUR TOP 5 HOT DUDE FRAGRANCE ENDORSEMENTS

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So, the House of Dior just released a statement (via their Instagram page) stating that Johnny Depp’s going to be the face of a new men’s fragrance, as of September. Basically, you know it’s going to be smokin’. Since it’s Monday, and you’re probably drowning in coffee trying to assuage the blues, we thought— let’s make you feel a bit better. In a manner that honours this news about his Royal Depp-ness as well. Put down that cappuccino because this is going to perk you up a hell of a lot more.

We, citizens of My Envy Box, present to you, our official “Happy Monday, The Top 5 Hottest Male Fragrance Campaigns.” AKA — gorgeous actors in even more gorgeous fragrance advertisements. Just so you know, this is no particular order of bodaciousness, and there’s no David Beckham, because he isn’t an actor, like our Johnny is.

Carry on, ladies and gentlemen.

GASPARD ULLIEL FOR BLEU DE CHANEL

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Gaspard is French, an actor and looks like that all the time. Good morning.

KIT HARRINGTON FOR JIMMY CHOO MAN

Kit Harrington Jimmy Choo

WINTER IS COMING. (Let’s just forget about his movie Pompeii, shall we?)

CHRIS EVANS FOR GUCCI GUILTY POUR HOMME

Chris Evans Gucci

CAPTAIN AMERICA … we do declare … *fans self*

COLIN FARRELL FOR DOLCE & GABBANA INTENSO

Colin Farrell DG

Colin’s an old favourite (even though he isn’t a bad boy anymore). As per this campaign, you can see just why.

OLIVIER MARTINEZ FOR YSL L’HOMME YVES SAINT LAURENT

Olivier Martinez YSL

Olivier’s quite the homme, oui? OUI.

HAPPY MONDAY, Y’ALL!