BEAUTY

Skin18.com – Beauty Friends Potato Essence Mask & Luke Hyaluron Essence Mask Review

Hello Readers,

I know i have been MIA from the blog for quite some time now thats because i wasn’t keeping well. Now i am feeling a little better and its good to be back in action.I have a lot of posts pending so expect back to back blog posts from me. 

So after being back in action the first thing that i decided to review is sheet masks from Skin18.com I tried out 2 sheet masks, both from different brands. One from Luke and the other from Beauty FriendsII. 

Beauty Friends II potato essence mask- I decided to try the potato mask first since i wasnt familiar with the other one. This potato mask is from brand Beauty Friends II. Just so that you now there are 22 types of masks from Beauty friends. One of then being Potato Essence Mask.

This Potato Essence mask contains potato extracts that helps the skin absorb nutrients which in turn helps to deeply moisture the skin. It helps to repair damanged and rough skin. Also helps in getting rid of dark and puffy areas. 

My Experience: The pack contains a single sheet.Unlike other sheet masks that i have used this one wasn’t overloaded with essence. I applied on the face and kept it on for 15mintues. I did not notice and irritation while the mask sat on my face. After 15 minutes i decided to take off the mask. After taking off i massaged the excess essence into my face. You dont need to wash the dace after removing the mask. That’s the best part of these sheet masks. My skin felt softer and highly moisturised. My face was looking so fresh and bright. It helped me get rid of dullness. This sheet mask has now become one of my favourite. Apart from this  aloe soothing mask from Four seasons and Moisturising cucumber pack from purederm are my extreme favourite. 

You can buy this Potato Essence mask from HERE Trust me you are going to love this one. 

Luke Hyaluron Essence Mask- The next sheet mask that i tried is hyaluron essence mask from Luke. Honestly i had no idea what i was putting on my face. I dont know what hyaluron means. So before using i decided to google the same and what i read is that its a hyaluronic acid which is used as a ingredient in many facial creams. That it has great restoration properties & can boost skin’s moisture content. It also helps in lubricating skin layers making skin smoother and softer. 

 My Experience – As usual i cleaned my face and applied the mask. Did not feel any irritation. After 15minutes i removed the mask and massaged excess essence into my face. It refreshes the skin and improves its elasticity. It gives an Instant shot of moisturisation to my skin. At first i was a bit hesitant to use it but after using i simply like it. Though i am not going to try this again. You can buy and know more about the mask HERE

So thats all for now. If you ask me which mask you should go for i would definitely recommend the potato one. 

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BEAUTY, skincare

Skin18.com Mini Haul & Review: Cucumber pack, Eye patch, Nose strip

If you are a regular reader on my blog than you might know i had written a blog post on Skin18 before wherein i had reviewed Sheet Masks. If you haven’t checked it you can still read it HERE.  That post also contains introduction to Skin18 in case you dont know about skin18. In short Skin18 is a Korean Skincare website based in hongkong.

A few weeks back i received 6-7 face masks from skin18. In this post i am reviewing only half of those. Its the Purederm Moisturizing Cucumber pack, Luke hydrogel Eye patch and Luke Lemon Tea Tree Nose cleansing strip.

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Purederm Moisturizing Cucumber Pack (Wash off mask)

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The main ingredients in the cucumber pack are Collagen, olive oil, vitamin E, Cucumber extract. The cucumber extract helps in moisturising the skin and making it healthy. Olive oil present in it helps in skin brightening and softening.   The Cucumber mask is in a gel form which is transparent and smells of cucumber.
Packaging : The wash off cucumber mask comes in a mint green colour pouch. The pouch contains all information regarding Ingredients, Directions of use, Best Before etc. You can easily carry this while travelling.
My Experience : I opened the pouch and squeezed it a little to remove the gel and applied it with my fingers on my face. A little quantity was sufficient for the entire face. I applied and kept in on for 10-15minutes and then washed off with warm water. After patting my face dry i noticed that my skin was soft. I did not feel any dryness and the need to use a moisturizer. It does softens my skin and makes it appear clean and bright. I love this mask which gives an instant shot of moisturization. The effect lasted upto a good 5-6 hours. This pouch contains gel which can be used 4-5 times.
Buy it HERE
Rating 5/5

Luke Hydrogel Eye Patch for Wrinkle(Red):

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This type of eye patch is suggested for those with obvious lines under eye. Often usage can fade out lines and wrinkles. The eyepatch contains extract of kelp and chamomile which has anti aging functions,The hydrogel has moisturising functions, and Q10 present in it helps increase elasticity of skin.

The pack contains 2patches, one for each eye. The patches are not resuseable. So this is a one time use.
My Mom’s Experience
I dont have wrinkles under my eyes so i asked my mom to try it. She placed the patches under her eyes for 20minutes. She felt a cooling sensation throughout. After removing the patches i asked her how she felt. She said that her skin feels tight and clean. Regarding the wrinkles cant comment as of now. Because for that the product needs to be used often.
Rating 4/5
Buy it HERE

Luke Lemon Tea Tree Nose Cleansing Strip:

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Luke nose cleansing strip adheres to dirt and sebum in the pores, removes impurities and lifts away blackheads on nose. The bright yellow colour pack contains 1strip for a one time use. Lemon Tea Tree is good for oily, sensitive and acne prone skin.
Ingredients include Vitamin E & Aloe Vera extract to soothe skin,licorice root ectract to relieve irritation and hamamelis Virginiana to tighten pores after cleansing.

My Experience
When i removed the strip from the pack i was welcomed to a not so good smell. It was very strong and honestly i didn’t like it. After applying on the nose i felt so uncomfortable because of the smell. I kept the strip on for 15-20minutes. After removing what i noticed is that it removes blackheads and leaves the skin clean and soft. After removing i noticed brown impurities on the strip. It does the job of cleaning the nose well. Would definitely recommend this product. Times when you dont feel like going to the salon this strip will come to your rescue. Also while travelling this product is great to carry for instant cleaning as you dont need to wash off your nose after use.
Rating 5/5
Buy it HERE

These 3products will always come to your rescue you when you want to attend a party/wedding but dont have time to hit the salon. β™₯
So thats all readers. Hope you enjoyed reading the post and find it helpful. Do share this with your friends.

Also Read Luke Eye Patch for puffiness & Luke Charcoal Nose Cleansing Strip

Contests, Giveaways

Birthday Giveaway !!~

Yay its my birthday week and to celebrate i  thought of organising a giveaway for all my lovely readers and followers. So this time there will be one winner who will get a hamper from Soap Factory. Teddy bear and Strawberry cube soaps. Sounds exciting …Right ? These soaps are natural and handmade and smells amazing.

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Mandatory Rules
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2) Follow me on FACEBOOKTWITTER and INSTAGRAM
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4) Comment on any of my blog post which you like except this one. ( Only genuine comments.Dont comment just for the sake of commenting.)

Brownie Points
1)Share this with your friends (Share /Repost the giveaway pic on social media profiles). If you are doing this step please use a hashtag #poutandposeblog
2)Leave a birthday wish for me on this post in the comments below.

Thats it. Giveaway starts now and ends on 10th october. Winners will be announced thereafter shortly. If you have any queries you can email me. GoodLuck everyone πŸ™‚

BEAUTY

Aster Luxury Soaps Review

Hello Readers, how you all are doing ? Enjoying the Navratras? (Do leave your comments below☺)
So todays post is all about Luxury Soaps From Aster Every once in a while we all feel like indulging ourselves in some sort of luxury. Be it in the form of travel, beauty or anything luxurious. But due to our tight working schedules we dont always find time to indulge in luxury. You dont always get that luxury ‘Me Time’ like going to a spa to get yourself pampered. But now you can turn your bath into a spa like experience at your home with the Luxury Soaps from Aster.
Aster have a vast range of premium quality soaps both in transparent & opaque form. To name a few they have lavender , coconut, aloevera, coffee, strawberry and the list is endless. They have something for every mood. 😁 Aster claims their soaps to be handmade, natural , paraben free, preservative free, no animal testing, no harsh chemicals. These luxury soaps are skin healthy, soothing and provide natural protection to the skin.Β Aster Soaps use natural ingredients such as Coconut Oil, Sorbitol, Castor Oil, Myristic Acid etc. Even their packaging is luxurious.

So i got two variants of Aster soaps here today – Coconut & Turmeric

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Aster Luxury Coconut Soap

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I never thought even a coconut soap can be luxurious untill i used this one. Many of us think that only variants like strawberry and lavender are luxurious. But no,thats not true. Spa’s mostly use coconut oil for their spa sessions, for it is an excellent healer and health booster.

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This coconut bar from Aster is white in colour and comes wrapped inside a butter paper. It has the brand name Aster carved on it. It smells purely of ‘khopra’. This 125g bar costs Rs 200.

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If you could tap on the image you can read all the ingredients of the soap.

My Experience: Even without opening the Soap box i could smell that khopra smell. And that smell made me irresistible to use the soap. The soap lathers easily and it creates a creamy lather and the emitting coconut aroma which is surely going to make you feel calm and relaxed. It nourishes and soothes my skin. I did not feel any major dryness on my skin. This soap is great to use when you are tired due to physical activity. The coconut bar makes my skin feel fresh and clean all day long.

Aster Luxury Turmeric Soap

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Well here i am not going to say that turmeric will give you a luxurious feeling. But turmeric has a number of skin benefits. It helps in treating skin diseases as dangerous as skin cancer. Its also effective in treating acne, eczema, rashes etc.

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The Turmeric Bar is Yellow in Colour and smells purely of haldi when you smell the bar. It contains same ingredients as the coconut soap except that it contains Turmeric Fragrance. This is 125g Bar priced at 200rs.

My Experience The soap lathers easily but honestly i dont like the smell of this one. I did not enjoy using this soap as much as i did using coconut soap. Though it cleans and nourishes skin i dont get that refreshing feeling. I guess its because of the smell.

Pros
Natural
No harsh chemicals
Soothes and nourishes the skin
Good packaging
No animal testing
Handmade
Smells good ( cococnut variant)
Decently Priced
Perfect for gifting options too

Cons
Smell of the Turmeric soap is ok types ( This may not be a con for everyone)
Contains Propylene Glycol and cocoamido propyl betaine.

Rating: 4/5 for Coconut soap
3/5 for Turmeric soap

You can check out Aster Luxury Soaps HERE

If you have any queries or suggestions feel free to comment below and i will reply asap πŸ™‚

FASHION

The Vanca- Inside the Peach

Can you guess from the title what i am talking about ? No? Well its a Jumpsuit in a nice peach colour from the brand TheVanca.
For me jumpsuits are love. You can just put them on and you are good to go. You dont have to worry about matching your top and bottoms. Jumpsuits make me look taller and defines my body so perfect. They are comfortable and easy to carry except when you have to run to the toilet. LOL
So last week i got a jumpsuit in peach colour from TheVanca. Here have a look

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This gorgeous full length jumpsuit is crafted from polyester. It features a Dark blue shade half collar overlapped pattern. It has a long chain opening at the back. Its light in weight and though its polyester the quality of the material is good. Its comfortable and at the same time doesn’t compromises on the style quotient. Wear it for a brunch , a picnic  or weekend trips. Pair it with heels or even flats would work with this.
I love this jumpsuit. The pattern and the colour everything makes it altogether so stylish.
Here are a few pictures of me Inside the Peach β™₯

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A closer look of the pattern. Just look at the half collar overlapped pattern. Looks so sexy. Isnt it πŸ˜€

Some shots from far β™₯

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Thats all β™₯
Hope you like the Jumpsuit. You can shop this from HERE

BEAUTY, hygiene

Duft Refreshing Wet Wipes Review

We all are aware of wet wipes. They are a common things now-a-days. They are used not just on the face but for many other purposes such as household cleaning, at workplace, personal care, even while travelling these wet wipes come handy. Earlier they were just a summer need but now they are used in day to day life.Yes there are many companies out there selling wet wipes but what matters is the quality. Today i am reviewing one such wet wipes.

Recently i came across wet wipes of an  Indian Brand called DUFT. Duft has 2Variants in wet wipes –
Aloe Vera & Cucumber
Aqua.

Refreshing Facial Wet Wipes with Aloe Vera and Cucumber

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Duft- Aloevera & Cucumber wet wipes review

About: Cucumber which keeps the skin cool and refreshing. It helps remove dirt and impurities from the face and neck. Cucumber nourishes the skin from deep pores and leaves the skin breathing and gives a freshening feel.

Size: 200mm Γ— 150mm
Price: 75rs for 25wipes
Best Before: 2years from mfg date
Material: Spun Lace Non Woven fabric

How did i find it? Used it on my face and found it pretty good. It doesn’t irritates my skin nor does it dries out my skin. Neither did it make my skin oily. No iritation nothing. It gently cleans the skin. Since these are alcohol free and paraben free it wont harm your skin. It has a nice scented smell which some of you might find strong. I also used this to clean my desk and it cleans pretty well. The packaging is good too since its resealable. You can easily carry this in your bag.

Rejuvenating Aqua Facial Wet Wipes

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Duft: Aqua Facial Wet Wipes review

About: This one is loaded with Vit E which is the key ingredient for soft and smooth and glowing skin. It helps remove dirt and impurities from the face and neck. Vitamin E clears the skin and leaves it smooth, subtle and free flowing.

Size: 200mm Γ— 150mm
Price: 75rs for 25wipes
Best Before: 2years from mfg date
Material: Spun Lace Non Woven fabric

My experience: Just like the Aloevera and cucumber this one is also gentle on the skin. I also used it to wipe out my makeup and it did the job well. This one is less scented as compared to aloevera & cucumber. For those who dont like strong scents should go for this. I also used this to clean my desk and it cleans easily. I dont have to struggle with it. The packaging is good too since its resealable. You can easily carry this in your bag.

Pros
βœ” Alcohol free
βœ” Paraben free
βœ” Gentle on skin
βœ” Resealable Pack
βœ” Decently priced
βœ” Multipurpose
βœ” For all skin types (both variants)
βœ” Mild scented (Aqua Variant)

Cons (not really a con for everyone)
❌I find the scent of Aloevera & Cucumber a bit overpowering. (Con only for those who dont like strong fragrance).
❌I wish they had packets of lesser wipes,say pack of 10 (for those who want to try at first) I only found pack of 25wipes on their website.

PLEASE NOTE: These wet wipes are not for personal hygiene ( As stated on the pack)

PNP Rating: 4/5

Buy from HERE
Also Available at – Amazon, Paytm, Flipkart, Shopclues

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Hope you find this review helpful and enjoyed reading it.

If you use wet wipes do let me know of which brand do you use. Comment below. I would love to read your commmets. β™₯☺

BEAUTY, FASHION, lifestyle

Qtrove.com – Website Review, Shopping Experience & Discount Coupon

Introducing you all to Qtrove – Curated with love.
Hello Readers, Recently i came across an online shopping portal Qtrove.com . A place where products are curated with love and you will find products from various handpicked sellers. Unlike others shopping portals here you will only find products that are handmade, natural, organic and with no nasties at all.

Product Category
Food & Beverages ( Handmade too)
Skincare ( All natural, no nasties )
Fashion (Men & Women)
Upcycled Products
Accessories
Stationery
Pet care
Home decor
Gifting options
Corporate gifting ( New Feature)
The 199 store 🌟 ( Yes, they also have a 199 store for all things under 199)

My Shopping Experience – I love their website design and layout. You can find anything easily and their website loads pretty fast. Since their products are divided into category’s properly, it’s easy to shop. You can find everything under one roof. The product pictures on their website are captured very beautifully which adds attractiveness to their website and makes your shopping experience so fun. Beautiful pictures tempt you to shop more :mrgreen: Checkout and payment process are simple too. I did not find any difficulties while placing my order. I enjoyed surfing their website and shopping with them since the products are decent in every manner- Price, quality etc. The only difficulty i faced is, in some places they haven’t mentioned the quantity of an item. This created a confusion for me. Because in few pictures they have shown 2 products but their actual quantity is only 1. I faced this problem while i was looking for table mats and pillow covers.
I had ordered two items from their website and both the orders came separately. Since the products are from two different sellers. The shipping fee was 40rs for Mumbai. I placed my order on Sept 14th so i got 1parcel on 20thsept and the other one on 22ndsept. I also wanted to order few food items but sadly those were not available for my area.

Here is what i purchased from the site

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Wicked Badges: This is for 350rs for a pack of 8 badges. Quality and everything was good. Find it HERE

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Denim Pouch: It is made from old jeans. You can say best out of waste. This one is for 120rs. β™₯ Best way to store your makeup in a quirky way. Find this item HERE

Suggest a seller
They also have this suggest a seller option on their website. If you have a friend who sells products then you can refer them.

Discount for my followers β™₯
For also those who read my posts here is a 20% Discount Coupon for you all Β INSTAPOUTNPOSE20 This is 20% off coupon on first online paid order above Rs 200 (Cart value). This is valid till Oct end.

Do visit Qtrove.com I am sure you are going to love it. And if you did please let me know in the comments below. I would love to read your comments and views on this β™₯

FASHION

BlingLane – Unique & Bold Accessories

Accessories make everything better. Agree girls? Accessory has the power to enhance the entire outfit and make you feel unique.
Blinglane offers accessories that are unique and classy. Blinglane designs are such that wont make you go unnoticed. Besides this, their pieces are of high quality which are bound to last longer.
Recently i got this tassels necklace from blinglane.

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Aristocratic Tassels Necklace:
Yellow gold plated Metal – Alloy
Closure – Lobster lock
Material – Rexine
Size – 18″- 22″ Adjustable length
Nickel free
Non allergic

Price : 756rs
Buy HERE

I love this necklace.The tassels detailing makes it altogether so stylish. The quality is also very good. Blinglane never disappoints me. I love their products, packaging and services. They have free shipping too. A perfect place for all your accessories needs.

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Trust me the pictures dont do justice to the necklace. Its much more beautiful than in the picture.

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Excuse the pic quality of necklace due to sunshine.
Here is a closer look of the necklace indoors…

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Hope you love the Blinglane Accessory. Do shop with them. You won’t be disappointed.
Blinglane Website – Click Here

BEAUTY

Junaili Apricot Body Scrub Review

Hello Readers πŸ™‚
Remember I had introduced you all to a new brand called Junaili a few days back wherein i had reviewed a Apricot Body Oil from their range. Check it HEREΒ  Today i am reviewing yet another product from Junaili. Its the Apricot Body Scrub. Before you continue to read the review please check out about Junaili HERE

Junaili Apricot Body scrub

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About the scrub- The scrub is made in himalayas from the finest apricots and is 100% pure and chemical free. No parabens, no preservatives, no artificial fragrance, no animal testing. The scrub is gentle and suitable for all skin types. The scrub is in powder form and it has got a smell of walnuts which is so pure and nothing artificial.

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Packaging – The scrub comes in a transparent plastic jar with a screw cap. I wish there was a protection lid beneath the jar cap. Price, mfg date, best before everything has been mentioned on the jar. I love the jar packaging. It looks classy on my bathroom shelf.

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Price: 250rs for 125gms
Best Before 12 months from mfg date

My Experience: The scrub needs to be combined with water or milk while using. So i combined the scrub with water and applied it on my body and my first thoughts were ‘wow it feels so smooth on my skin ‘. When i applied it my skin felt so smooth and the scrub is extremely gentle on my skin. You can feel the skin so smooth in just one use.  The scrub can be used on face too. Apricot removes dead skin cells ,blackheads, unblock pores & cleans the skin gently. It is said to be good for Acne too.  I used the scrub on my face and to be honest my face did not like it. Its not harsh on the face but still i did not enjoy using it on my face as much as i did while using it on my body. If you want to use on face i recommend you mix it with raw milk and then use it.

Do i recommend it? Yes totally. The product being free from parabens and chemicals wont harm your skin and is extremely gentle. The product is pocket friendly too. It’s hard to find natural and chemical free products at such reasonable rates. So go for it. I am sure you are going to love it.

Rating 4/5

Find Junaili on Facebook HERE

Which Body scrub do you use? Do let me know in the comments below. I would love to know πŸ™‚

BEAUTY, Subscription Box

August 2016 GloBox Review

Hello Readers,
Today i am introducing you guys to an all new Beauty Subscription Box called Glo BOX . Well i know you might be familiar with beauty subscription boxes but Glo BOX is something unique and created keeping in mind the needs of customer. Unlike other subscription boxes its not a random beauty box where you get random beauty products.

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What is Glo Box?
Glo BOX is a personalised  Beauty Subscription Box…. PERSONALISED I’ll say it again…which contains beauty products carefully selected by beauty experts to suit your skin needs and hair type concerns, delivered at your door step each month. Its like a mystery box because you never know what you are going to receive. Globox does not guarantee any specific product to be present in any month’s Beauty Box .This means every box will contain different products as per the customers beauty profile. No products will be repeated in any future boxes.
Glo BOX aims to combine the customer’s wishes with expert’s advice and bring the combination of right products to them every month. This mystery box will let you try more brands and help you find the right product.

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What it contains?
The box will contain 4-6 beauty products from all over the world selected by beauty experts as per your beauty profile. The products are all full sized. Surprise jewellery in selected boxes. It will also contain a Experts note in which they tell you why a particular product has been choosen and included in your box.

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Value of the box
The value of the box is far less than the total value of all the products inside the box.
For eg- I got the monthly box priced at 799 and after discount at 699rs. It contained products worth 1892rs. Thus i saved 1193rs.
How cool is that πŸ™‚ yaaaayy.

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How it works?
1- Register/Create an account and Fill up your details ( Address, contact number ,email etc )
2- Fill up your beauty profile ( Here you have to just answer few questions about your skin type, hair type, any specific skin concern, your fav colour, they also ask you if you have any specific instructions for the beauty expert and so on )
3- Go to your cart and checkout  and fill up your billing address details and make the payment.And you are done.
Note- They have COD and PAY U payment option.
Watch the video on ‘how it works’ HERE

My Experience – i was jumping with joy when i opened the glo box filled with all the amazing beauty products. I got 2skin care products (Ethicare hydromax cream for face and body & Bio Bloom  honey,lemon juice ,olive oil Facepack),  1lip product ( Fuschia lip balm in black current) ,1 hair care product (Matrix biolage conditioner), 1makeup product ( Oriflame Very Me nailpaint in blue icing shade) , 1 Spiked neckpiece. I also got  2 samples of Tea Treasure Wellness Tea. All the products are from the best brands. I loved each and every product. None of the product i felt was useless to me. The fact that they were to suit my skin made me love them even more. I still cannot believe that i got products worth 2000 for just 699rs that too full sized. I even got a handwritten note from the founder and the beauty expert. I love handwritten notes. Because its specially written for me πŸ™‚ Oh and i loved the cute packaging. The inside of the box is pink in colour which looked kinda cute. I can later use this box to store my makeup stuff :mrgreen: Everything was packed so carefully in the bubble wrap. The box is totally worth subscribing. You get best of the products at best prices and they have free shipping on the orders. What else do you expect. Its the best beauty subscription box i have ever came across.  I love brands that put customers satisfaction as their first priority. I am totally satisfied with Glo BOX. A big thumbs up for Glo BOX team. πŸ™‚

Subscription Plans

Monthly 799rs
Billed every month.
One time Payment.

3 Months 2247rs
Rs.749/Per Month
One time Payment.
6% OFF on total price

6 Months 4194rs
Rs.699/Per Month
One time Payment.
13% OFF on total price

Yearly 7188rs
Rs.599/Per Month
One time Payment.
25% OFF on total price

Note– They currently have INR 100 OFF on the monthly box and the coupon code is “IN100” and 10% OFF on 3,6 & yearly subscription, Coupon code = “GLO10”.Β 

Contest Alert – Guys did you wonder why the Glo BOX is brown from outside?? Well Glo BOX team is running a ‘ Save the Brown Box’ contest.
All you have to do is Get your Brown Glo Box and design it the way you like with any materials. Click a picture of it and share on Glo BOXs fb page. For entire Rules please click HERE

Have fun Designing your box β™₯
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🔷Besides this they also have amazing Limited edition themed boxes which are pre curated.
● For the month of August they have a β€˜Rakhi gift box’ which serves as a perfect gift for a sister. And β€˜The 1947’ box to celebrate the Independence day, this box contains products worth Rs.1947. Both of these boxes are priced at Rs. 999.
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Thats all. Hope you liked the GloBOX. Totally worth subscribing. You wont be disappointed. The Glo BOX also makes for a perfect gift for your friend/sister. So go ahead and subscribe to it:)

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If you have any queries or suggestions feel free to comment below and i will reply asap πŸ™‚