Don’t you hate it when you just want to try a product but you don’t want to spend a hundred bucks buying the full-size? Story of my life. Don’t you wish you could just get a sample of the product? Well, thankfully, there are now websites like VanityTrove that send you a series of samples every month to try to your pleasure. It allows you to try a range of products without dishing out the extra pennies so when they contacted me, I was happy to help them out to tell you more about this beautiful box of surprises.
VanityTrove boasts a great concept. Once you choose from a monthly or yearly subscription, Vanity Trove will hand deliver you a series of samples in a themed box. Whether it’s December and the holiday season or February and Valentines Day, you’ll never know what they’ll send you next. These samples may be from yet to be discovered brands or timeless and cult classics! Nevertheless, they will send you 4-5 hand picked and deluxe sample size beauty products. You can also send these boxes as gifts to friends and family. They were nice enough to send me their December box so let’s open it up shall we?
The box comes beautifully packaged! I was surprised, it was like opening up a high end package. In fact, I’m pretty sure Louis Vuitton packages their wallets and bags in boxes like these and you have to love the pink tissue paper! Hmm…
When you first open it up, you’re greeted with a nice letter from Vanity Trove describing the box. It’s like the Editor’s letter telling you about the theme. The December VanityTrove box is about pampering you with luxurious products this Christmas understanding that you’ll have those late night escapades and parties. They’ve hand picked the perfect beauty products to keep your skin hydrated and fresh-looking all the time!
Each box comes with a list of products that they’ve included in the box and a description of why it’s in there – this is really useful if you have no idea what you’re looking at! It’s nice to see that they put in a good amount of thought into what they’re putting into the box as well.
Well enough of the jibber jabber, let’s see what’s in the box!
1. Snail Street AC Trouble Mask
The 3 in 1 multi BioControl Mask contains snail extracts which helps to control troubled skin. Snail secretions help work on scarring by softening and dissolving existing scar and damaged tissues and rebuilds collagen and elastin.
If you have acne scars, then these masks are supposed to do you wonders if you’re brave enough to disregard the fact that they do contain a bit of escargot. A full size version of this baby with five sheets costs $32.90 but the box gives you two of them!
2. $50 Skin Inc (SkinC) Gift Voucher
I’ve always eyed that shop at the basement of ION that is SkinC and wondered what they’re all about. That shop is full of small little vials apparently and each vial does a different thing for your skin and provides a different supplement. You mix and match the supplements and basically customise your skin routine that way. Pretty interesting stuff and I look forward to putting this voucher into good use!
3. Dann’s Daily Coffee Beans
It might be a little silly, but these coffee beans smell amazing. Call it my half satisfied coffee addiction but when you first open this box, the aroma of these coffee beans hits you like monday morning at the office. They’re organic, alkaline coffee beans that give a full bodied smooth flavour. I reckon VanityTrove understands that we probably aren’t equipped to process these beans so if you bring these beans to Dann’s Daily, you can get a free cup of coffee. Their cupcakes are steamed as well.
I was happy to see these two babies included!
4. SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion
This is a cult product and has made me curious for too long. It contains AHA, BHA, and Pitera (the star of the show) to remove residual dead skin cells and improve the texture and tone of the skin. It prepares the skin for moisturiser and serum and gives the skin a healthy glow. A full size will set you back SGD $114.
5. SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser
If the lotion isn’t enough, there’s always the facial treatment cleanser. This baby is one of the most raved about skin products in the world. It’s a very thick and luxurious cream cleanser that moisturises and soothes with Wild Rose Extract and Pitera. A full size is SGD$89 for 120g.
and there’s more!
6. Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Extract
This little bottle makes you younger. I don’t know if it really does or not, but it claims to have “youth proteins” that eliminates the signs of ageing. It’s a pretty well-known product from Lancome to make your skin baby bottom smooth with ten years of research and a bunch of international patents to it’s name, I probably wouldn’t doubt it. A full size is SGD$ 245 for 75mL
7. SkinC Reinforce Ceramide Serum
This little vial contains four different types of ceramides to enforce the skin’s protective barrier. This prevents dehydration of the skin and protects it from harmful environmental factors like UV rays and can even help with eczema! Cool beans. A full size is SGD$128 for 35 mL.
8. Lancome Virtuouse Mascara
I’m excited about this one! I’ve heard so much about Lancome mascaras. This is supposed to help with volume and length for a bolder look while helping with definition for 12 hours. The brush and formula work together to dramatically thicken and lengthen lashes! A full-size is SGD$50!
And there we have it! I have to say that VanityTrove picked some awesome high-end brands to try out that I would have never tried out. Despite wanting to try the SK-II Facial Treatment Lotion, I probably wouldn’t be able to fork out S$114 for something that I haven’t tried out and that may or may not work out. This service is pretty nifty for people like me actually.
And it’s time for a Giveaway!
VanityTrove was nice enough to sponsor three boxes for three of you in Singapore only. I’m sorry that this giveaway is not open for readers outside of Singapore because VanityTrove is currently a Singapore only service for the time being but wishes to expand outwards later on. Don’t worry, you know I have so many giveaways it’s getting ridiculous. But if you are from Singapore, then hear ye!
Giveaway Details (Ends Jan. 10, 2012) THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!
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