March Cosmobox

*Products were purchased by me. I am not in anyway related to the company or  products mentioned in this post*

I only remembered that I have not posted anything on my March Cosmobox when my April Cosmobox came in the mail! The horror! I shall do a quick quick post on this.
 
Last months box was quite good really. when it came in it was quite heavy and I did hear some glass clanking. I was really scared that something was broken. When I opened it I was soooo happy that nothing was broken and that the box was really full too!

To be honest, I have not found the time to use these products. Life has been hectic. So, instead of my usual posts, I am just going to post the information of the items in this post.

Watson | Natural Mask (1 sheet/RM5.90)
Watsons’ Natural Mask is specially formulated with nature’s potent flowers, plant and fruit extract to soothe and beautifully moisture your face.
 
I got 3 of them – a brightening facial mask with Camomile extracts, a moisturizing mask with Aloe extracts and another moisturizing mask this time with Cucumber extracts!
I know that these are things you just slap on your face and let it be for 15minutes but somehow I never do it. I wonder why. The number of masks in my drawer is growing so fast I could use one a week for the next 3 months or so.
Melissachens High Performing Skincare | Luminous Moisture Replenishing Toner(150ml/RM198)
Intensely skin hydrating toner that maximizes moisture absorption and retention. Enhances skin DNA lifespan, cellular integrity & strengthened skin barrier protection with Raspberry stem cells, potent swiss botanical extracts & active ingredients.
 
Melissachens.. Hmmm.. Melissa Chen right? LOL I did not realize anything was amis until I typed out the brand name. It seems like it is an Asian brand formulated and made in Switzeland. That’s all I know so far. Google did not help too much here.
 
 
SP Hair | SP Shine Define Mask (200ml/RM100)
SP Shine Define line with Shine Tri-Complex provides intense shine whilst smoothing the hair for flawless light reflection. The Shine Define Mask is an intensive treatment for ultimate light reflection which promotes noticeable shine and smoothen the hair for flawless light reflections.
 
SP products have been good to me so far so I actually have high hopes for this hair mask!
The Nail Shop | High Quality Stainless Steel Light Weight Tweezers (1 pair/RM9.90)
I have used this tweezers before. I think I bought my old one in Japan because I forgot to pack one for the trip. As far as I can remember, this little Japanese Doll tweezers works great! Even better than some branded ones even!
ALQVIMIA | Body Sculptor Oil (RM98/150ml)
Reshapes the figure rapidly. Shapes your Waistline into an “S-Shape”. Trim the tummy and reduce hip size. Leg slimming and arm toning.
 
ALQVIMIA | Shape Reducer Body Oil (RM290/150ml)
Slim Rapidly. Eliminates water retention. Prevent the accumulation of excess fats. Reduces body size, resulting in an attractive body contour.
 
ALQVIMIA | Anti-Cellulite Body Oil (RM290/150ml)
Targets access localized adipose (fat) tissues. Reduces the appearance of “orange peel” skin. Increase skin’s purifying function. Dissolves lipids.
 
ALQVIMIA | Body Oil for Firm and Healthy Skin (RM290/150ml)

Strengthens skin tissues. Softens the skin, making it velvety smooth. Highly recommended to use on inner thigh, inner arms, forearms, tummy and neck.



I wonder how you pronounce ALQVIMIA. LOL

The products sounds awesome. I need to, er, finish what I have and start on these soon. I need to get rid of my ‘orange peel’ thighs!

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This box is great overall. SP and The Nail Shop aside, all the other brands are new to this beauty box company. I think that the April box is my last box. Will I renew my subscription?
I am honestly not sure yet. LOL. I will keep you updated though 🙂
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Vanity Trove February Box

And finally! My Vanity Trove beauty box. I have heard many good reviews of their previous boxes so I was really excited to get it! I took really long to type out this post because I was busy celebrating the Lunar New Year and work. Mostly the latter actually.
Here we have today is the February Edition debut box for Vanity Trove Malaysia . Before this box Vanity Trove was shipping directly from Singapore and the coupons given were for use in Singapore only. Now with Vanity Trove Malaysia we don’t have any problems with that!
The construction of the Vanity Trove box is slightly different form other boxes. Instead of a regular top opened box this box slides out like a drawer! I have half a mind to stick a few of these together to create my own little drawer tower 😀
Here are the contents of my box:

Clockwise from left: b.liv Off With Those Heads Blackheads Sebum Gel, small box filled with chocolates, benefit POREfessional, SP Repair shampoo and mask, Di Palomo Tuscan Rose Hand & Body Lotion, Oriks Wild Ginseng Stemcell Twister Essence and BB Cream
With the box was the product description card and a handwritten note too! The chocolates were Merci Chocolates and were gone by the time I finished snapping photos. 😛

On to the products!

b.liv | Off With Those Heads Blackheads Sebum Gel (45ml/RM179.90)

Remove white heads and blckheads gently and effectively with Off With Those Heads Blackheads Sebum Gel! This wonder Gel also keeps oil secretions under control and banishes all kinds of skin irritations.

I have not had the chance to use this product yet as I am still testing out my facial care package from Human Nature but this does sound interesting. All I need to do is to apply it for 14days and I will be black/white head free!

Tuscan Rose | Hand and Nail Cream (75ml/RM59)
An enriching and luxurious Hand and Nail Cream blended with Olive & Grapeseed Oils to leave your hands soft, smooth and nourished.

Yay for hand cream! I took a quick whiff of it and at first I was taken aback. The scent was really strong! But as I wore it I started to fall in love with it. This is not your regular rose scent. It is much more sensual and matured. This hand cream is also very moisturising and has awesome staying power. I could still pick up a faint scent after a handwash or two!
System Professional | Repair Shampoo (250ml/RM65) and Repair Mask (200ml/RM100)
The Repair Shampoo detangles and evens out hair structure After cleansing, try the Repair Mask, which improves texture by up to 200% after a single applicaiton.

More System Professional Hair Care products! I first got the SP Smoothen Shampoo and Mask form my Cosmobox and I loved the maskback then. I am sure it will be the same this time round too!
ORIKS | Wild Ginseng Stemcell Twister Essence (35ml/RM218)
Soft anf velvety, the Wild Ginseng Stemcell Twister Essence reduces visible pores while hydrating and nourishing your skin.

ORIKS | BB Cream (35ml/RM108)
The BB Cream is formulated with plant stem cells to repair and keep your skin healthy while covering imperfections. It’s unique 3 tier cream design includes the milk lotion with wild ginseng, the concealer and the serum with repair complex CLR.

Ginseng has always been a favorite in the Chinese culture for good health and all so I do believe that when used in beauty products it will definitely help. BB Cream samples? Why thank you! How did you know I am trying out different kinds of BB Creams! I will definitely review this one day!



benefit | POREfessional (22ml/RM115)

Minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines with this smooth operator. Silky and lightweight, wear POREfessional balm on its own or under or on top of makeup, Its translucent, oil-free formula complements different skin tones and helps makeup stay put. It contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect the skin from free radicals.

This is my favorite product in the box! I tried it on and immediately could see results! My skin was smooth and my pores were visibly smaller. This little sample is 10ml, which when you do the math is almost half of the full size! I will definitely purchase this once this (and all my other samples) run out!  Must.Stick.To.Low.Buy!
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All in all I am loving this beauty box by Vanity Trove! There is quite a few products from well known brands and all decent sized samples too! They also have a variety among their boxes as I can see the prices for other products from the same brands on the product description card.
RM60  may seem a little on the expensive side compared to other subscription boxes. Compared to the other boxes, all the products in the box are deluxe sized samples, no full sized items here. BUT if you actually bother to do the math, you definitely got your moneys worth in this box.

If you are interested to purchase this box head on to the Vanity Trove website to sign up. Remember to pick the correct country when you are checking out to avoid missing out on them! Of course, don’t forget to follow Vanity Trove Malaysia on Facebook for sneak peeks!

This is a personal review, I am in no way associated with Cosmobox or any of the brands featured here.

Wonderbox January 2013

I’ve gotten my very first Wonderbox last week! This is definitely the most fun week for me. Haha!
The packaging for Wonderbox is this gorgeous patterened black and white box with a red ribbon and bow elegantly tied around it!

I quickly but carefully took off the ribbon and opened the box to see these beauties looking back at me! This box was meant to be the February a.k.a. Valentines box so it was really nice to see petals and even a box of  scented roses in it!

Let us move on to the products shall we 🙂
Murad | Skin Perfecting Primer Dewy Finish (30ml/RM150)
Skin Perfecting Primer Dewy Finish is an oil free primer in a universal shade that balances oil production, disguises flaws, evens skin texture and minimizes the appearance of pores.

I generally do not use primers as I only apply BB cream instead of foundation on a daily basis. But when I read the description of this product I was really curious and tried it on immeidately! To my amazement this product really does what it says! My pores were immediately less visible and my skin looked really smooth. It is slightly tinted, just like a tinted moisturizer. So I guess for all those lightweights out there you could just use this in place of foundations and BB creams!
The next product is not in any of my photos as while I was opening the box I put it in my ‘mask-stash’ drawer without even realising it! I was wondering why my photo looked a little empty :S 
Murad | Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask (6×7.5ml/RM66)
Murad’s Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask instantly smoothes and hydrates skin, restoring brightness and balances combination skin.

Sounds really interesting don’t you think? I will try this on soon. Or maybe keep it for my trip to the islands later this year. Ha! That would be the ultimate test!
There was also a RM30 voucher for Murad products in the box. Considering how well the primer worked I may take a look see at the website soon.

Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder (8g/RM48)
Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation and Powder gives a naturally luminous look for a soft and even toned complexion. It is free from talc, synthetic ingredients, fragrance and preservatives.

Since I was already wearing the Murad Primer, I thought why not and I tried this powder foundation over it. I love the end results! My skin looked really smooth and it doesn’t feel heavy on my skin at all. It feels almost like a second skin.
Ronasutra | Anti-bacterial NBR Sponge (2pcs/RM5)
This anti-bacterial NBR sponge is suitable for sensitive skin. It has excellent pick-up and pay-load properties to ensure smooth application of Ronasutra Mineral Powder.

I did not use the sponge when I tried on the mineral powder as I was going for a soft natural look. I will definitely give this a go when I need a fuller coverage for a night out or a fancy dinner party.
Elianto | Nutri Rouge Lipstick in N02 (3g/RM25)
A creamy lipstick, armed with SPF18 and leaves your lips with a soft shiny and moisturising finish.

The color I got is N02, a soft almost Barbie-like pink. I am not one to wear lipsticks so I will be passing this to my mom. I am sure she will love the color!
Colored Hair Chalks
Hair chalk gives your hair temporary dye without any chemical harm. It is non-toxic and can be easily washed off using regular hair shampoo. Easily dye your hair at home and receive professional results!

Last but not least – Hair Chalks. This is one hair trend that I feel I can try out. But not anytime soon as I am trying out a new SLS-free shampoo. Sud free shampoo. Hair Chalk. Nightmare.
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I am loving this month’s Wonderbox. The Murad primer and Ronasutra Powder are my favorite products of the whole box! I like that the people behind Wonderbox included petals and roses in the box to match the Valentines theme too!
I subscribed to this box for 3 months and I am really excited to see what the other two boxes will be like. Hopefully by then I can make up my mind on which subscription to keep. At this rate, I think I may end up resubscribing for all of them!