My Envy Box May 2016 ~ The Tropical Edition

The best thing for a woman is to receive a monthly box filled with goodies. Trust me, we all women love to be pampered. That is why, subscription boxes are the new trend in the market. Every month, right at your doorstep you are sent all things beautiful to keep you happy for a month. By the time you think of trying something new, there is again another box delivered to you right away. And what is better than a bright colorful box filled with make-up, skin care and hair care essentials!!!! Ah! We love it. And to keep up with this trend, one of the best selling beauty….err… beauty subscription box brand here in India is our very own My Envy Box. Recently, subscribers have received the Tropical Box, made specially for May and I’m going to give you it details πŸ™‚

This month’s theme is Tropical and keeping that in mind this month’s box is bright yellow with plant and floral impressions on it. There is also a prettyΒ Pecan bird.

One thing I love about My Envy Box is that the boxes are quite sturdy and are re-usable. Plus they come in pretty colors every month and are enough to decorate your closet.

The moment I opened the box I was greeted with a lemony scent. It was so refreshing. Next came the cards….one describing the contents of the box, one with the description of the newly launched designer jewelry box and one Kiehl’s card which can be taken to any of Kiehl’s outlet and we can avail a complimentary skin check and product sachets πŸ™‚

Let me take you through the products:
1. Roots And Above lemon essential oil (10 ml):
This one comes in a cute blue glass bottle with a dropper. It costs Rs. 375 for 50ml. This one good if you have oily or combination skin. At night, mix 2-3 drops of it with your night cream and let it work on your skin. This claims to reduce excess oil secretion. It also helps to burn fat if inhaled. Though they had packed it nicely, it spilled in my box 😦

2. Votre Botanical Toning Mist (full size):
This one comes in a white spray bottle. I am happy to receive it because I can reuse the spray bottle πŸ˜› It claims to clean your skin giving you a refreshed look. Haven’t tried this one yet but it’s suppose to restore the pH balance of the skin. The label around it says that it has a floral smell but it has a really really really faint smell. It is priced at Rs. 800 for 100ml. Β 

3. Gulnare Sea Flo face wash (full size):
A face wash that is handmade and is organic. Sounds tempting right??? I love to use all natural stuff for my face so I am pretty excited about this. This comes in a transparent bottle, looks a bit old school…..and I love things that look old school. It consists of cucumber, wheatgerm and grape seed oil. Perfect for summer right???? I am really soooo much excited to try this. And it costs Rs. 350 for 120ml.

4. Island Kiss Lip Moisturizer (full size):
This has the coolest and sassy-est packaging ever. It has kokum butter and organic almond oil along with various other organic stuff. Its 100% organic and 100 % vegan. This one is the Puerto Berry Blush version which has a reddish tint to it. It is priced at Rs. 499 for 14gms. This is one thing I am totally in love because of the packaging. It sits pretty in my bag πŸ™‚

This is the entire content of this month’s My Envy Box. If you go for one month’s subscription then each box would cost you around Rs. 850 or so. I went for a 3 month’s subscription and I’m already excited for next month’s box. You can book your’s here.

Hope you enjoyed this month’s envy box’s review. I’ll be back next month with their box again πŸ™‚ Till then……stay beautiful, stay gorgeoue….LOVE YOU XOXO




1Helloooo lovely people! How are you doing? Hope everything is sunny in your life and hope the summer is not torturing you yet πŸ™‚

Here is Kolkata its tooo sunny and too humid. And its a nightmare for oily skinned beauties. Our make-ups don’t stay up longer. Our face shines with oil all day and night. And we can’t keep those pimples at bay. Yes, oily skinned people like me simply hate summers. And with all those sweating and sebum secreting, we keep rubbing our face and make it more red. Uuuuurgh I hate summers!

To keep your skin toned and healthy and hydrated, I have come up with this beautiful and superb easy DIY. It’s ROSE WATER. Yes I know you can buy it easily from the stores but let me tell you one thing…….those store bought rose water have no nutrients in them. Its just water, rose essence/rose oil and preservatives. For someone like me, who has sensitive and oily skin, I like to know what I’m putting on my face. That’s why I came up with this and trust me once you make this and use this, you’ll never “BUY” rose water again. So, let’s begin…… πŸ™‚

What you’ll need:

  1. Roses. (I took 4 red roses. You can use either red or pink roses….whatever is available)
  2. Water
  3. Rose oil/essence (optional)

Let’s see how to make it πŸ™‚

  • Take off the petals from the roses. Discard the stem and leaves.
  • Take a pan, put the rose petals and pour water. The water must be just enough to cover the rose petals. If you want stronger smell then you can use less water but the appropriate proportion is 1 cup of petals to 2 cups of water i.e. 1:2 rose petals to water.
  • Cover the pan with a lid. Place it on a stove and let it simmer at the lowest heat possible. Don’t boil it. Never ever boil it.
  • At around 15-20 minutes of simmering, you’ll see that the petals have started to turn white and they are leaving all their color.
  • Simmer for another 5 minutes and turn off the heat.


This is exactly how the petals begin to look after simmering for 15 minutes. I took bright red roses. And they had already left their color. At this stage you’ll know that its done and let it sit.

  • Turn off the heat. Let it cool down completely.
  • If you want to have a stronger rose like smell, after it has cooled down, add 10-12 drops of it and give it a stir with spoon.
  • Strain it, pour it in your favorite mason jar or spray bottle and you are good to go πŸ™‚


Isn’t this the easiest way to make rose water! There are many other ways but I found this to be the easiest one.

Few things let me tell you. This one will not have a rose like smell after cooling. So if you really want that rose smell, you’ll need essence or oil. And refrigerate it. Once you keep it refrigerated, it’ll last for a month. If you want it to last more then add a shot of vodka in it. And the lid of the pan that you’ll use while simmering, make sure that it has no holes in it. Don’t let the vapor escape.

Try this one guys. You can add it in your face pack, take it in a cotton ball and wipe your face, wet a tissue and rub gently rub your face…’s good for everything. We all know that rose water is a wonderful toner and no matter what skin type you have it’ll help your skin to stay fresh, less irritated and hydrated. Plus, it helps shrink pores. So why wait……go and make this today πŸ™‚


Don’t forget to tell me how it turned out and if you have any more queries, feel free to post. If you want more DIYs then also do tell me.

Till then….stay beautiful….. XOXO Β πŸ™‚ Love you all πŸ™‚