Saturday, April 20, 2013

Vanity Trove April Edition; The Shower of Summer

I know this is uber late since April is about to come to an end but I just found out this beautiful surprise after I went to check for my parcel last Friday. Instead of collecting the parcel that I was anticipating, I saw that I have an uncollected parcel dated since the 1st of April. I was still in Penang that time, mind you. Wondering who is it from, I was astonished to find that it was Vanity Trove since I was not expecting to receive their beauty box this month. 

Due to my busy schedule and cranky laptop acting up for the entire month, I didn't really have the time to blogwalk and check out what VT gave in their April edition beauty box. So being the curious me, I unwrapped the parcel right away in class. I just couldn't resist the excitement of unboxing already! This time round, I realised that they used a different courier service and my nicely-sealed beauty box comes in a good condition, no dent or ugly mark on it at all (Y)

Ready to see what VT has in box for me this month? For those of you that already know, oh well :P 
You ready? :D 
Tadaaaaah, a boxful of sunshine! ☼

This month theme is The Shower of Summer. Time to bring out that bikini and straw hat of yours! 

#1. Perkins Nail Wrap @ RM39.90 (20 strips)
Uniquely made in Korea, this transparent nail-wrap base allows fuss-free sticking and creative mix and match with its wide range of 21 different glamorous designs and colours. Now you can have fabulous nails without spending much money and time or even the need to visit a nail parlour.

I'm a nail freak if you know me well and I'm a sucker for anything floral so I was really happy to receive this item in this month's trove. They are so pretty that I don't feel like using them at all :P 
Somehow, I didn't see any bloggers who got the same design as mine. I'll most probably do a tutorial if I have the time to try out this nail wraps, so stay tuned (: 

#2. Kate Eyeshadow DB @ RM49.90 (1.6g)
This two shades palette can be used individually or mixed, you can even create a third colour by mixing the two shades for a beautiful gradation! Look at that black line in the middle? That's where you can mix it :D It is great for both begineers and professionals and comes in 8 different hues.

To be frank, I've never use eyeshadow before in my makeup simply cause I don't know how to use it.  Hopefully with this Kate eyeshadow, I'll take my first baby step and learn some eye makeup. I really love this nude shade that they gave me cause it's suitable for any occasions be it day or night. 

#3. ORIKS Gemstone Nano Platinum Aqua Watery Cream @ RM398 (50g)

A Korean skincare product yet developed in France, this moisturizer functions to diminish fine wrinkles, tighten pores and brighten your complexion. It contains more than 90 types of natural minerals to boost skin vitality and protect your skin from harsh environmental stressors. The hydrating formula locks in plenty of moisture when applied to maintain supple and dewy skin after a long day in the hot summer sun.

Its pink packaging steals my heart at first sight. It seems like a pretty good stuff, since their BB creams are not bad either. So I suppose it will work on my sensitive dry skin. Can't wait to try it out! 

#4. Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Florale @ RM255 (50ml) or RM350 (100ml) 

 L'Eau d'Issey Florale is the pure expression of a flower. Its top notes smell of the breath of a barely opened rose. This flower's true nature, its dewy softness, is set against the sparkling and crystalline notes of mandarin. In the heart notes, the floral purity of lily, with accents of orange flowers, is soft like a caress. The deep scent of white wood travels along a trail of musk, giving its base the weight of a fragrance from the past.

Out of the four fragrances that are being featured in this month's VT, I've gotten Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Florale which is not on the catalogue. As the name suggests, it does smell somehow floral and fresh. I love this sweet scent cause it's not too overpowering, just distinctive to my liking. Surprisingly, the smell lingers for hours. Good thing for its small packaging, I can bring it along in my makeup pouch. 

#5. KilaDoll Tranexamic Acid Whitening Mask @ RM2.90/per pcs

Made in Taiwan, KilaDoll specializes in facial masks that are designed for asian skin. Their masks are highly breathable and ultra thin, which allows the essential liquid to penetrate the skin for better absorption. This Kiladoll Tranexamic Acid mask helps to even skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots as well as to brighten dull complexion and tighten pores to give skin luminosity. It contains licorice root extract that helps to restoring skin suppleness and soothes skin.

I've never heard this brand of facial mask before. Although I would prefer hydrating/moisturizing mask, I guess it's no harm trying out this mask once in a while. 

#6. Clarins Intensive Brightening Serum @ RM295 (30ml)
This is the most advanced skincare for a fairer and healthier skin. Thanks to the exclusive Trans-Luminescent Complex, it has the ability to revive your skin's micro-mirrors at every layer so that your skin appears clear and radiant. With its brightening serum, skin looks fair, even and translucent with a rosy glow.

Clarins has been one of the top-notch quality skincare products that I've ever known. I'm really surprised that they gave 5 sample sachets, very generous indeed. So I guess it's definitely more than enough to try it and see the difference on my dull complexion. 

Last but not least, there is also this 50%  discount voucher given by Clarins in this month's trove. 
Verdict: All in all, I was really pleased and satisfied with this month's trove compared to last month's trove. They have more cosmetics and of course three full sized items (ʃƪ´⌣`)♡ If I would have to choose my favourite item in the beauty box, I would say all of them. I guess they have really taken their subscribers' thoughts and comments into consideration and came up with a better trove and I will still give them two thumbs up for their quality and service-wise. Keep the good work up :D

Vanity Trove has revised their subscription fee to only RM50 a month, which is totally worth it I would say! Hesitate no more and get yourself one of these fabulous Vanity Trove beauty boxes too. I can't wait for my May's trove already cause I got a feeling that it's gonna be, wait for it......AWESOME! Do stay tuned for my review as well (; 

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sally said...

I'm a sucker for anything floral too :)

Anne Lee said...

sometimes I do feel that the need of eye shadows is unnecessary because the main thing of eye makeup seems to be the eye liner. but I do apply eyeshadows.

Merryn said...

It does look okay, this package..

Xue Ren said...

woah! floralish nails eh? can't wait to see the outcome! :D