What better way to remind yourself and your loved ones how special they are with a box of beautiful surprises delivered right to your doorstep every month?
I like receiving gifts and the kind people at Vanity Trove pamper me monthly with a box full of goodies. It is such a treat opening deliveries to uncover the treasures hidden inside.
The year started with them sending me January’s box teeming with beauty products to help me stay fresh this new year. January’s picks included a limited edition Bifesta make-up remover trial kit, a Slim Secret bar, the highly raved about Dr Ci:Labo Aqua Collegen Gel, beauty lovers favourite My Beauty Diary mask, a gorgeous bronzer from essence Cosmetics, a bottle of Lingzhi Immunity to kickstart your energy level in 2013 and a mini sized Yuskin A Hand Cream to fit perfectly in your handbag. Wow, so many samples, I don’t know where to start!
February’s Vanity Trove took the fresh, new me and built it into a more beautiful one for the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s festivities. Kiehl’s award-winning Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution helped keep my skin looking flawless before I hydrated it with a Lovemore Facial mask, one of the most popular facial masks in Taiwan. I received the French Caviar mask (hors d’oeuvres anyone?), rich in protein to smooth fine lines and enhance radiance.
Three serums in the February Vanity Trove – the iderm Placenta Serum, the Origins Anti-Aging Serum and the Phytomer Ultra-moisturizing Serum – keep your skin beautiful and invigorated throughout with their powerhouse ingredients. Once your skin is well-hydrated, a thin layer or Skin 79 BB Cream is all you need to complete your daily skin routine. Then, top it all off with the darling rose fragrance in a sample spritzer of pureDKNY Rose. I am a HUGE fan of rose perfumes and this one is too pretty to ignore.
You can still buy the January Vanity Trove here and February’s box is going on sale here! Having received two boxes in time for the season’s festivities, these were a couple of my favourites from the Vanity Trove beauty boxes that helped me be my best for visiting and my special date.
Start with a clean, make up free face. I used the Bifesta Non-Rinse Makeup Remover (January box) to ensure a squeaky clean face. Makeup removers do well to ensure grease, oil and dust is thoroughly removed during cleaning. Then, made from precious plants, the Yuan Soap (February box) helped to cleanse and protect my skin.
To prepare your skin for makeup, hydration is key. First, correct dark spots with the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution (February box) for a flawless face, then pamper your skin with the Lovemore Facial mask (February box) before hydrating and sealing the moisture in with Dr Ci:Labo Aqua Collagen Gel (January box).
After using the Dr Ci:Labo Aqua Collagen Gel, I can see why it’s received such rave reviews. The gel is lightweight and easily absorbed into the skin. I tend to have quite dry skin (oh air-con woes) and the enriching formula of the gel not only plumps skin up visibly, it also firms it.
Before leaving the house, do up your favourite make up looks for Spring and finish the look with a sweep of bronzer for that after-sun glow from essence Cosmetics (January box). Color on the face is a huge testament to healthy radiance! Finally, leave your skin covered with a hint of delicate roses from pureDKNY Rose (February box) and you’re all ready to impress.
When the day is done, you’ll want to strip down to bare skin and unwind with the belief Creamy Cleansing Foam that maintains fresh skin before applying Ujene’s Puriste Collagen eye gel. Found in the “Best of 2012” box, these two star products will definitely refresh you after a great time out, getting you ready for the next day of visiting.
Vanity Trove beauty boxes exposes new brands and provide the latest products to beauty lovers for sampling. The kind folks surprised me with a box of their 2012 choice brands and you can see that the brands they work with are premium brands. Just from the above, you can see the first two Vanity Trove boxes are a whole lot of awesome to take in, but Vanity Trove has gone and upped the ante for April.
Because here at valerie-lim.com we love beauty and quality products, anyone that quotes my name, “Valerie” for the upcoming April subscription is going to receive a Laura Mercier mini compact in addition to the goodies found in the upcoming box! Wo0ot! I can’t say for now what’s in it but they’ve piqued my interest by offering a FREE Laura Mercier mini compact for all April subscriptions. I’m so fond of the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer I can’t wait to get my hands on the mini compact!
My 2013 beauty journey is certainly off to a good start with Vanity Trove and I’m all set for the first quarter. I was even invited to the exclusive Vanity Trove’s x Kiehl’s event! We learnt about the star product of Kiehl’s – the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, amidst lots of laughter and smiles. Here are some snapshots of the event.
Thank you Vanity Trove for the awesome event. It’s always good to catch up with friends. Beatrice, Peggy and I look so serious listening and learning about why the Midnight Recovery Concentrate is so powerful.
You too can now kickstart your beauty journey by getting yourself a Vanity Trove beauty box. To qualify for the free Laura Mercier mini compact promotion, be sure to subscribe to the April Vanity Trove beauty box by March 14. You have one more week!