Every month, I look forward to receiving my VanityTrove beauty box subscription. The excitement of opening that bright pink box to uncover the beautiful surprises it contains holds such appeal!
The theme for March 2013 is Red Carpet, inspired by sizzling hot looks seen at recent awards ceremonies. Each box is packed with various beauty items aimed to keep you looking sleek and glamorous.
S$25 per month
My beauty box contains the following products:
- My Beauty Diary facial mask (Bulgarian White Rose)
- SkinFood GoldKiwi toner and emulsion
- Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner (Beige Shine)
- Huiji Fruity Lite
- Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact
- BelleWave EyeWave Visionergy ATP Cell Activating Serum
- Burberry Body Tender
- Vanity magazine
The SkinFood GoldKiwi gift set is a small box containing travel-sized toner and emulsion. Use the toner to hydrate and brighten the skin after your cleansing routine. The emulsion improves the texture and appearance of sun-damaged skin and works well after toner or serum. (Retail price: S$37.90 for 150ml each at Isetan Parkway Parade, Novena Square 2 #02-23, Ang Mo Kio Hub #B1-49, Bugis Junction #02-22, Jurong Point #B1-43, Tampines 1 #02-19, Nex Mall #01-64)
The potent BelleWave EyeWave Visionergy ATP Cell Activating Serum recharges tired skin cells with a boost of ATP to help stimulate the cell renewal process. It helps prevent tissue collapse in skin cells that ultimately leads to wrinkles. (Retail price: S$108 for 15ml at selected spas and salons island-wide. Call +65 6775 9026 to locate a stockist near you.)
Burberry Body Tender is a light, youthful expression of the iconic Burberry Body fragrance. The fresh sparkling scent brings together a surge of lemon, dewy English rose and white jasmine that is set against a warm, effortlessly feminine soft base of cashmeran, amber and musk. (Retail price: S$140 for 85ml at BHG Bugis, Isetan Scotts, Metro Paragon, Sengkang and Woodlands, OG Albert and People’s Park, Robinsons Centrepoint, Raffles City and Marina Bay Sands, Takashimaya, Tangs Orchard and VivoCity)
My favourite find in the March beauty trove is the Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner in Beige Shine. The smooth consistency of this gel liner makes it extremely easy to apply and stays smudge proof and waterproof. The shimmery shade helps open up the eyes to reduce the tired look. (Retail price: S$18.90 at selected Watsons stores)
Laura Mercier’s best-selling tinted moisturiser now comes in a convenient portable compact. Aside from giving your skin a dewy, natural-looking flawless finish, the crème has SPF 20 as well as antioxidants Vitamin C and E to guard the skin from environmental stressors. A must-have in your travel and makeup pouch! (Retail price: S$71 for 7.4g at Sephora stores and Tangs Orchard Beauty Hall)
As a frequent user of the My Beauty Diary facial masks, I’m really looking forward to trying out the Bulgarian White Rose for the first time. After using these masks, I like to nourish my neck with the residue serum so as not to let it go to waste. (Retail price: S$16.90 for 10-piece set at Guardian, Sasa and Watsons)
Huiji Fruity Lite is a slimming tea made from all-natural ingredients like hawthorn fruit and honey. Conveniently packaged in easy-to-carry sachets, each drink contains added Vitamin C and xylitol and helps cleanse and promote a healthy digestive system. (Retail price: S$6.90 for a box of 12 sachets at NTUC FairPrice, Watsons, Guardian, OG, Sheng Siong, Unity and leading medical halls)
I especially like the fact that VanityTrove’s March 2013 edition contains a couple of full-sized products, compared to February’s edition which comprised mostly sample-sized items. I sure look forward to seeing more full-sized products in future!