Even though Normal is a Scandinavian store, I thought it would be fun to share the unboxing of a mystery bag I bought last week.
To begin with, Normal sells EU-imported goods ranging from personal care, home goods, and snacks, so I was not sure what the mystery bag would include. However, the bag was only 48 kr / $7, so there was not much to lose. I also thought it would be fun to see how much the products are worth so let’s begin!
Silkia Face Wax Strips: I actually received two boxes of these and each box contains 20 strips. The wax strips can be used for the face including the upper lip, but I do not wax because it is so painful, so I will not be using these.
£2.99 / $4 for 20 strips
Montagne Jeunesse Acai Body Smoothie: I love Montagne Jeunesse, and I have used the Buriti Fruit body smoothie before, so it will be nice to try out the Acai one. The body smoothie is a moisturizer that contains acai, pomegranate, and cranberry.
10 kr / $1.50
NG Untouchables Eau de Parfum: I never like receiving perfumes because 99% of the time the perfume is not for me, and that was the case for this one. The perfume is just too strong and flowery. The notes include:
- Top Notes plum, iris, and saffron
- Middle Notes Bulgarian rose, Arabian jasmine (sambac), and orris root
- Base Notes amber, vetiver, and papyrus cane
€1.95 / $2 for 15 ml
Pielor Hammam El Hana Egyptian White Musk Hand Cream: The hand cream contains argan oil and shea butter that moisturizes the hands and is also long-lasting. The scent is fine, but I would not choose it myself since I like more fruity scented creams.
£1.50 / $2 for 30 ml
W7 Silicone Pebble Make Up Face Blender: I have heard of silicone blenders before, but I never tried one, so it will be nice to try something new. The blender is used with liquid foundation and concealer, and it does not soak up any product like regular makeup sponges.
£2.99 / $4
Ziaja Natural Olive Micellar Water: The micellar water is used to remove makeup, and it softens the skin and soothes irritation as well. I love using micellar water to remove my makeup, so I am looking forward to seeing how effective this one is. The bottle contains 50 ml, but I could only find the full size one for sale.
$12.99 for 200 ml
Dark Blond Moist Foundation in 05: The foundation is lightweight, moisturizing, and full coverage. There are only 4 shades of the foundation available, and 05 is the darkest shade they have, so it will be interesting to see if it actually suits me.
74 kr / $11
W7 Mega Matte Lips in Sinful: I actually have this exact lipstick that I reviewed last year, which you can read here. Sinful is a pink shade with a matte finish, and it is a decent liquid lipstick.
£4.95 / $6.50
Wet n Wild MegaLast Hard as Ice Top Coat: The nail polish can be worn alone to give a shiny look or as a top coat to make the nail color last up to a week. I do not wear nail polish, but I would wear this top coat alone since it is a clear shade.
W7 Nail Polish: I seriously cannot find the name of the shade anywhere on the bottle, but I am assuming it is from the classic collection which are quick drying and long-lasting. I do not wear nail polish, and if I did I would not wear a brown shade.
£4.95 / $6.50
Wet n Wild Brush: There was only a protective cover over the brush, so I am not 100% sure what the brush is for, but I am pretty sure it is an eyeshadow brush. Anyways these brushes were the first makeup brushes I owned, and they were good for the time being, but I have since replaced them. I will use this brush though since it is brand new.
That is it! I am surprised that all of the products were beauty items since Normal does carry a variety of products. I did like that they were beauty products though since mystery bags can contain items you would never use, and I will also use around two-thirds of these products. Also, the items were worth around $50, which is pretty good compared to the $7 I paid.