December Subscription Boxes – The Violet Box vs. Fab Bag vs. My Envy Box

Hi all,
Hope you are doing great. It’s the last month of the year and its filled with Christmas and New Year fun and festivities. And in the beauty world too, it’s the time of the year when there are lot of sales and new launches going on. December beauty boxes are no way behind and most of them have festival and party themes. So today, instead of just doing an unboxing post, I will do a comparison review of three beauty boxes for this month – Fab Bag, My Envy Box and The Violet Box. So let’s move on to the reviews.

Fab Bag:

I haven’t ordered Fab Bag this month as I wasn’t impressed with the products at all. I feel Fab Bag has been disappointing for the last several months. They send a lot of unknown brands and many times I have got old products in my subscription. This month’s bag is the Partyholic Bag which comes in a silver and black patterned pouch. The contents are:

  • City Color Be Matte Lipstick- Full Size – Rs.500
  • Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil – 15ml sample – (Rs.460 for 60ml)
  • Iba Halal Care Nourishing Foot Massage Cream – Full Size 50g – Rs.95
  • Natural Bath & Body Thank God Its Friday! Hair Mist – 50ml sample – (Rs.525 for 100ml)

Price: Rs.599 for 1 month
Total value of products: Rs.972

Overall, I can say this month Fab Bag is just okay. Some of their previous bags have been really good and more value for money. I wish since it’s the party edition, they could have given a face mask or body polish instead of the foot cream.

 

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My Envy Box:

I ordered the December My Envy Box which is the Lashes and Pouts Edition. It comes in a pretty box designed with lips and lashes. There are 5 products and all are full size. Yay!

  • Soultree Lipstick – Rs.550
  • Gubb Eyelash Curler – Rs.299
  • Bliscent Raspberry Lip Butter – Rs.150
  • Roots & Herbs Brightening Nutmeg Under Eye Tailam – Rs.1190
  • Kronokare The Frizz Kiss Lip Balm – Rs.95

Price: Rs.850 for 1 month
Total value of products: Rs.2284

I like this month’s box as all the products are natural and organic brands. Even the Soultree Lipstick is made from organic ghee, sweet almond and wild honey. It has no synthetic color, fragrance or preservatives. I am also looking forward to try the Bliscent Lip Butter and Root & Herbs Under Eye Thailam. I wish Envy Box maintains this quality and avoid sending tiny samples.

 

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The Violet Box:

The Violet Box has changed a little. Previously it used to be a period subscription box with few beauty products. You can check out my review here. Now they have two boxes where Violet Box is just indulgences and Period Box is sanitary essentials + indulgences. Celebrity curators design the Violet box each month. Bollywood Celebrity designer – Archana Kochhar, Savvy Magazine has crated the December Violet Box. I also like the social cause they are working for. For every box you subscribe, The Violet donates period essentials to those in need. Which I think is a really great thing!

I was sent this month’s Violet Box for review. And I was really excited when I opened it. It’s the biggest box of all the three. It comes in a big black box with luxurious fonts printed on it. Inside, the products were neatly wrapped in butter paper along with a note. The prices of individual products are not mentioned, only the total value. I wish they take this into account next time. The contents of the box are:

  • Roots & Herbs Nutritive Argan Facial Cleanser – Full size 50ml
  • Roots & Herbs Pomegranate Kaya Kalp Elixir Moisturiser – Full size 50ml
  • Roots & Herbs Panchmeva Skin Polishing Body Scrub – Full size 50g
  • Bon Organics Wild and Creamy Rose Body Wash – Sample 30ml
  • Bon Organics Lavender & Bergamot Dry Shampoo – Sample 30g
  • Thalgo Softness Exfoliator – Sample 5ml
  • Thalgo Ultra Hydra Marine Masque – Sample 5ml
  • Thalgo Melt-in Smoothening Brightening Cream – Samples (2 * 2ml)
  • Christopher Cocoa 55% Assorted Dark Chocolates (4 pieces)
  • Colombian Brew Arabica Bean Instant Coffee (8 servings)

Price: Rs.749 for 1 month
Total value of products: Rs.3600

I totally loved December Violet Box and its really excellent value for money. Again all are natural, organic products out of which 3 are full size, 6 sample size products and also indulgences like chocolates and coffees. I am quite excited to try out the Roots & Herbs Pomegranate Moisturizer which contain pomegranate fruit extracts, rose petals, marigold and jasmine flowers. Sounds like an exotic treat for skin. Also looking forward to the body scrub which has anjeer powder 😀, almond powder, walnut, rose petals, pomegranate fruit extract and neem powder. I am also happy with the Thalgo samples, though I feel they are too tiny. I wish they stick with only deluxe samples and don’t send these 2ml, 5ml samples. Its hard to see how a product works with just 5ml which will last for a single use. Lastly, I love the fact that apart from beauty products, they have sent two of my favorites – dark chocolates and instant coffee which other beauty boxes don’t normally send. I must confess, I have great love and addiction for dark chocolates and coffee. My God! This seems to be a box curated especially for me as it has all my favorite products. Woohoo!

 

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So finally, its time for verdict! This month, Fab Bag has just been average. My Envy Box is really good with all full size, natural products. But The Violet Box has bagged the Best December Beauty Box award as you get products worth Rs.3600 and you pay only Rs.749, lesser than My Envy Box and more value than My Envy Box. I hope they continue to maintain the quality of future boxes as well.

So that’s all folks! Which beauty box is your favorite? Which do you think is great value for money?

You can read more reviews and unboxing of subscription boxes here.

P.S Product sent by the brand for consideration. But my opinions and reviews are unbiased and honest as always.

15 Comments

  1. Sumithra

    All these while i was thinking Fabbag is the best sold one in market and has some good products.. The review is a serious eye opener.. Envybox is little expensive but never had thought about violet box.. Good review 👍

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Fab Bag was good before. But nowadays its becoming more average. Violet Box has started off well. I hope they maintain the quality.

      Reply
  2. safi

    Yeah Fab Bag was just ok. Violet box looks really worth a try. I will get it next time. Btw well written post 🙂

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    1. admin (Post author)

      Thank you Safi. Do give Violet Box a try and share your experience too 🙂

      Reply
  3. Sonali

    Even I thought fab bag this month was okay. Violet bag seems superb 😃

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    1. admin (Post author)

      Yes, Sonali, this month’s Violet Box is really good and value for money.

      Reply
  4. Bhawna D.

    To be honest, Fab Bag’s quality is deteriorating. Each month their bag turns out slightly cheap looking which you definitely cannot take out flaunting happily! I’ve seen earlier reviews and those bags were really interesting. Besides the number of products too is decreasing. The shades of makeup products that they offer hardly have any reviews online, so you simply cannot choose what makeup to pick and it’s always like a gamble 🙁 Plus the bags always have slight flaws within them. Loved the idea and honestly of the review 🙂

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    1. admin (Post author)

      Yes, I agree. Fab Bag is not good anymore. Before, it used to be awesome. I don’t know why they dropped the quality….

      Reply
  5. Ghazala Naseem

    A very detailed and excellent post , My Envy box products for this month is good But ya The Voilet Box is the Best 🙂
    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    http://www.indianbeautybloom.com/2016/12/introduction-to-odiva-gel-finish-nail.html

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Thank you Ghazala 🙂

      Reply
  6. khadija Beauty

    wow. Nice post and the products are really in a decent size 🙂

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Yes, do give it a try 🙂

      Reply
  7. zinnia chatterjee

    I ordered both the violet box an envy box. For violet box i paid rs.749 and for envy box i paid rs.680(20% discount). From violet box i received products worth rs.3600 and from envy box i received products worth rs.2284 + a omorfee lip balm worth rs.799 as a free gift which i am totally in love with. For me the star product of violet box is the roots and herbs pomegranate moisturiser and the star product of envy box is the under eye tailam,soultree lipstick, and the omarfee lip balm which is a surprise gift and i did get surprised. Overall i loved both the boxes..i am over satisfied with both the boxes and will surely buy the january boxes.

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    1. admin (Post author)

      That’s great! Both were good value for money. I don’t know whether they will keep up the same standard…

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      1. zinnia chatterjee

        January violet box seems intetesting but the envy box did not really attract me this time…january fabbag products are good this time..for those who does not have the sugar lipstick they can simply grab this month’s fabbag.

        Reply

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