Your Very Own Personalize Vanity Trove, Pick Your Own Samples!

With the beauty box that you subscribe, you might not happen to use all of the samples that they have provided. Are you guilty of chucking them aside? Vanity Trove heard our grief and they are introducing a smart system for us. Something that we can choose and will never abandon it the samples.

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Yes,  Vanity Trove is  allowing us to customize our very own box according to our preference and they still remain their subscription fee of MYR 50.00. This system recommends best suited products based on your beauty profile and also the likes and wishlist of the brands and products you have selected in Vanity Trove website. How to get your personalized trove?

Personalize Your Vanity Trove! - Beauty Profile

Simply update your beauty profile here for the smart system to understand you from head to toe. Just a few questions and you’re half way there. For this smart system to understand what you have been wishing for, participate in Vanity Trove website by liking the brand & product and adding them to your wishlist will help to unlock more samples for you!

Personalize Your Vanity Trove - Pick Your Samples

Once you’re done with your beauty profile, you will be prompted to select your 8 samples of your choice based on your beauty profile, brands and products that you liked and wished for. You will also be able to select those samples when they are released. Once you’re done with selecting your very own samples, you will receive your trove within 7 working days!

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Who’s up for your own personalized trove?

 

Unzipping Bag of Love May 2013, Best of Beauty

Sitting in the cafe excitedly unzipping my first beauty bag. Here I have with me is the Bag of Love May 2013 and I purchased this myself after observing how well their bag has been providing. If you haven’t know about Bag of Love, they are the same as monthly beauty box subscription but they come in little bags that is filled with surprises.

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The design of May 2013 bag is really dainty, elegant, cream in color with gold head zipper. When the bag reaches to my hand, it does feel heavy that gives me the idea that there will be a handful of goodies in there!

Bag of Love May 2013 - Card

A message from Bag of Love, thanking us for the continuous support and behind this card is a list of products featured in the bag. I prefer to show the product to you individually. In the list, there isn’t much description of what the product is but directions on how to use it and the full size price. Let’s check what’s in the bag to discover!

Bag of Love May 2013 - Calvin Klein Eternity

Calvin Klein Eternity 

There are two of it which another is meant for men. For Calvin Klein Eternity Eau De Parfum, the scent is florally sweet and warm. The full size for it is 50ml for MYR 254.00. For Calvin Klein Eternity for Men Eau De Toilette has that masculine fresh musky scent and I can give this to my BF! The full size for this is 50ml and priced at MYR 209.00. Both of the samples came in the same size which is 0.04 fl.oz or 1.2ml

Bag of Love May 2013 - Kerastese Nutritive Oleo-Relax

Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax

This wasn’t included in the list and there are two sachet of 15ml or 0.51fl.oz each. Basically, this is a hair mask for dry and rebellious hair. I have not tried any of Kerastase products and I might give this a try.

Bag of Love May 2013 - Kerastese Bain Oleo-Relax & Dove

Kerastase  Bain Oleo-Relax (left)

This shampoo is meant for dry and rebellious hair, it suppose to soften the hair, make it silky and gives a control to the hair. This has a sweet refreshing fruity scent and almost felt like drinking it! It comes in a decent travel size amount of 30ml or 1 fl.oz. and looks really cute. The full size for this is 250ml for MYR 78.00.

Dove Beauty Nourishing Body Wash (right)

This is a full sized product which weighs at 200ml and retails for MYR 6.90. What this body wash does it that nourishes deep down to the skin with their unique blend of moisturisers. I’m not really a fan of body washes because I’m a true fan of papaya soap. Dove products are very well known for it nourishing and moisturising  properties which is great for dry skin.

Bag of Love May 2013 - Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cold Ultra Restorative Capsules

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules

I believe this is one of their most well-known anti-ageing serum and it comes in cute tiny capsules whereby you can just twist to open at the tab twice. There are 7 capsules in this sample and for the full size, there are 60 capsules for MYR 320.00.

Bag of Love May 2013 - Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow

Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow Hand Therapy

This is a full sized of 25grams and 0.9 oz.  retails at MYR30.00 and this is the first thing that I saw in the bag because it was placed at the top and its bright color. It has that refreshing potpurri scent. The cream texture is quite thick, little goes a long way and once blended it is not oily at all.

Bag of Love May 2013 - Amante

In the bag also includes this complimentary basic manicure worth MYR 38.00 from Amante Nail Spa and Body Care.

Bag of Love May 2013 - Vouchers

Also, Elizabeth Arden information slip of their Ceramide capsules and Calvin Klein promotional purchase voucher.

Bag of Love May 2013 - Crabtree & Evelyn Voucher, Lavender Body Lotion

Lastly, 20% off voucher from Crabtree and Evelyn plus a sample sachet of their Lavender Body lotion. I take that as a bonus.

Verdict?

I love most of the content from the bag except for the Dove Body Wash. Maybe because it can be easily found from Watsons, Guardian and supermarkets but its still a great steal because its full sized. The shipment was separated into two batches to be delivered and mine was the second batch, I only received it two days later which I think is slightly time consuming because usually I get my package the next day right after its delivered.

My Rating: 4.3/5

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Unboxing Vanity Trove June 2013, Obsessive Beauty

Welcome June 2013! We are now already in the middle of the year, time really passes very fast huh? Vanity Trove June 2013 feeds our beauty obsession from head to toe. I mean seriously, you got to see the content! The variety is something that you can pamper yourself as a home spa.

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There are 6 key brands to discover this month and Vanity Trove Malaysia wants us to nourish ourselves from inside out.

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My box was hand delivered and I’m very lucky to have that opportunity. Thank you so much Vanity Trove Malaysia! Upon opening the box, I went “WAHHH!” because of the false lashes that came with it and at a glance you can see, it’s quite a handful of samples in it. Let’s go through it individually.

Unboxing Vanity Trove June 2013 - L'oreal Professional Liss Ultime Masque

L’oreal Professional Liss Ultime Masque

“…while the masque contains Polymer AR to protect the hair against humidity and fight frizz. Apply and massage the masque into shampooed, towel-dried hair. Spread well and leave on for 2-3 minutes. Rinse out thoroughly for silky, sparkling and smooth commercial-worthy tresses.”

This mask comes in a very decent amount of 75ml/2.55fl.oz and its a very cute size. I almost mistaken it as a small sized jar of hair wax until I read the label. It has a refreshing, calm and mild  sweet scent. The texture looks like conditioner, it’s thick but not too runny. The full sized of this masque is 200ml and retails for MYR 67.00.

Unboxing Vanity Trove June 2013 - L'oreal Professional Liss Ultime Shampoo

L’oreal Professional Liss Ultime Shampoo

“The shampoo is infused with Oil Incell Technology – a combination of Incell and nourishing olive and argan oils to soften and nourish…” 

This is also another cute bottle from L’oreal Professional because it looks like a tiny yogurt drink. It comes in the size of 100ml/ 3.4fl.oz and a flip top lid. Its a very neat packaging. This has slightly stronger sweet scent from the masque with tingling spicy ginger-like scent. It comes with two full sizes which is 200 ml for MYR 50.00 and 500ml for MYR 79.00, which I think it’s still quite affordable considering it as professional hair salon products.

Unboxing Vanity Trove June 2013 - Celeb Beaute Celeb Lash

Celeb Beaute Celeb Lash

“Handmade, simple to use and comfortable to wear, each Celeb Lash design is perfectly shaped and arranged to give a striking effect, whether the look is natural or dramatic.”

This is the item that made me squeal when I first open the box. I love false lashes but only wear it occasionally and seeing  another false lashes to add into my collection just makes me feel so happy. Personally, I haven’t try these lashes before but I can tell they are more towards lengthy lashes and the lash band seems quite flexible. They come in variety of styles and colors which retails at MYR 19.80 to MYR 22.80. They don’t come with lash glue but it’s fine for me because I have lash glue in hand.

Unboxing Vanity Trove June 2013 - Decleor Hydra Floral Moisturizing Cream

Decleor Hydra Floral Moisturizing Cream

” …is a reparative hydrating cream that has anti-polution and deeply replenishing properties for normal to dry skin. With a soft and relaxing floral scent and luxurious texture, it will leave your skin feeling soft and supple with daily application. Apply day and night after cleansing for a more youthful appearance. Paraben free.”

Decleor is on the higher end well -known skin care brand. This comes in a squeeze tube of 15ml and the scent is just as described. It also has that mild sweet honey-like scent. I’m worried this might not be for me as I have combination skin but I could give it a try to apply it at night. The full sized for this cream comes in a jar of 50ml and retails at MYR 98.00.

Unboxing Vanity Trove June 2013 - Cocolab Aromatic Body Oil

Cocolab Aromatic Body Oil

“Containing a premium grade of Absolute-No-Heat Virgin coconut Oil and fruity blend of pure essential oils, its a luxurious and rejuvenating experience that nourishes and heals your skin from within. This body oil triples as a luxurious moisturiser, massage oil and skin repair treatment with potent anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, its an essential for each lady in her beauty routine!”

I’m in love with the scent, very refreshing that reminds me of the beach side and the fruity oil blend makes it smells so delicious. Once blended on the skin, it has that mild spice scent and gives that instant moisturised glowing skin. This comes in a decent amount like tiny bottles of essential oils and a stopper to control the amount of oil to dispense. The full sized is at 100ml and retails for MYR 99.00.

Unboxing Vanity Trove June 2013 - Soap Artisan Natural Lip Balm with Bees Wax and Vitamin E

Soap Artisan Natural Lip Balm with Bees Wax and Vitamin E

“…a lip balm suitable for everyone. With this natural lip balm, chapped and peeling lips are pampered and taken care off, making them soft and kissable. Apply when needed.”

This is definitely a full sized lip balm and it is something that I use everyday.  It has that refreshing fruity scent and they are not only using natural ingredients but organic too. It’s locally made and this lip balm retails at MYR 12.00 for 4grams.

Unboxing Vanity Trove June 2013 - Bifesta Eye Makeup Remover

Bifesta Eye Makeup Remover

“…gently removes the heaviest of eye and lip makeup without tugging and causeing damage to your delicate eye area and eyelashes. Its hypo-allergic formulation with Vitamin E makes it suitable for sensitive skin and lifts makeup instead of melting it. Shake well before dispensing a suitable amount on cotton pad and holding it against your eye. No rubbing required.”

Bifesta ia a Japanese brand wtih a few selections of makeup remover  and for this remover is meant for eye makeup. Look closely, you can see two separate layer of the makeup remover and as instruction, do shake it well for the formula to combine to remove your makeup. The  remover doesn’t have scent to it and this sample is weighs at 30ml. The full sized for this is 145ml and retails it for MYR 26.90.

Unboxing Vanity Trove June 2013 - Payot Drying and Purifying Gel

Payot Flawless Skin Night – Time Duo

“PATE GRISE and SPECIALE 5 act in synergy during the night to make minor spots dissappear. PATE GRISE accelerates the maturation of minor spots and SPECIALE 5 dries mature minor spots and has a purifying action.”

This is something that was not mentioned on Vanity Trove card and I’m treating this as a bonus sample.  The packaging is pretty sleek as they combined to sample into the pocket. Initially, I thought it was a single product until I read it closely. Each sample weighs at 1ml.

Unboxing Vanity Trove June 2013 Vouchers

This month’s box also comes with vouchers from Natural Wellbeing and Decleor special rate for their Signature Aromaplasty Facial.

Verdict?

For this month, there are two full sized products which is the Celeb Beaute False Lashes and Soap Artisan lip balm. Most of the sample sizes are more than what I expected. I think Vanity Trove is improving each of their boxes gradually and seems like they are trying to incorporate at least one makeup item into their box which is good! The variety of brands was a great selection because they have incorporated high end to drug store brands. I feel like I might bring all these to my next vacation!

My Rating: 4.9/5

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This beauty box has been provided by Vanity Trove Malaysia, kindly refer disclaimer.

Unboxing Vanity Trove April 2013, The Shower Of Summer

My box didn’t arrive on the next day after Vanity Trove mailed it. Sadden and was looking through Instragram how my fellow friends are going through the box but last week, I had a high-tea with Vanity Trove Malaysia at Vault Bistro, Glomac Damansara! Vanity Trove team is really friendly and it was great to catch up with other bloggers too. My very own box was sitting on the table and its packaged nicely just like how it would when I received it from the postman.

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Here’s a glance of the goodies for this month’s box with the theme, ‘The Shower of Summer’ sharing with us their hand picked summer items.

Unboxing Vanity Trove April 2013, The Shower Of Summer - Card

Here is their info card and there are a few perfume listed, therefore I believe that some of the subscribers may receive different perfume samples.

KillaDoll Licorice & Job's Tear Whitening Mask

KillaDoll  Licorice & Job’s Tear Whitening Mask

There wasn’t any info attached for this mask and I can’t read Chinese. From what I know, its a sheet mask that helps to whiten face. I’m always into mask and I would consider this as a full size. Trust me sheet mask does come in sample size of miniature sheet mask which is why I would consider this as full size.

Issey Miyake Pleats Please Perfume

Issey Miyake Pleats Please (Eau De Toilette), 1ml/0.03fl.oz

“…promises joy, optimism and feminity in a single stylish bottle. Its fruity fragrance, formulated by the crossing of apple and pears, is topped with dashes of peony and sweet pea scents.”

The perfume has that tingling sweet floral scent. Its a warm scent yet refreshing that portrays fun, elegant and cozy characteristics. The end note for this perfume is more on the sweet scent, almost like vanilla but not as strong.

Price: MYR 225 (50ml), MYR378 (100ml)

Perkins Nail Wrap No8

Perkins Nail Wrap NO.8, 20 strips

“Opt for a stylish and quick-dry mani-pedi with Perkins Nail Wrap. The Perkins Nail Wrap is a transparent nail-wrap base that allows fuss-free sticking and creative mix-and-match with its wide range of designs and colors. Choose from a variety of 21 glamourous designs uniquely made in Korea.”

I tried nail wraps before but it turn out so well on me because it got wrinkled over my nails. I will definitely give this a try on my next manicure because I like that each nail wrap has two sides, the round end is meant for finger nails and  the square side is meant for toe nails. You also get to feel the texture of the nail wrap at the space provided. Cross fingers! Hope this will work out on me! This is also a full sized item because it comes with 20 strips and this could last up to 14 days.

Price: MYR 39.90 (20 strips)

Oriks Gemstone Nano Platinum Aqua Watery Cream

Oriks Gemstone Nano Platinum Aqua Watery Cream, 3 grams

“Developed in France, the Gemstone Nano Platinum Aqua Watery Cream is a moisturizer that smoothens wrinkles, tighten pores and brightens your complexion. It contains more than 90 types of natural minerals to boost skin vitality and protect your skin from harsh environment stressors. When applied this hydrating formula locks in plenty of moisture to maintain supple and dewy skin after a long day.”

When I first look at this, I thought it was another Oriks BB Cream until I  have looked closely on it. It sounds like a promising moisturizer. Since its cream, I’m skeptical if its going to turn out oily on me. I always loved how Oriks packaged their sample, cute, fancy and proper that makes you want to give it a try. Each of the blister pack is 1grams.

Price: MYR398 (50g)

Kanebo Kate Eye Shadow Blend Zone PK-1

Kate  Eye Shadow DB in PK-1,  1.6grams

“…boost a palette with two shades that can be used individually or mixed. What’s more, you can create a third color by mixing  the two shades for a beautiful gradation! It is great for both beginners and professionals and comes in 8 different hues.”

Another full size item! Kate is a Japanese brand and we can’t run away from shimmery powders for this. The one I got here is more of pink hues, one is pale pink and another is medium pink. The texture is smooth and when it goes on the eye lid, it doesn’t have any fall out or chalky. For this pink palette is great to create natural and brightening eyes.

Price: MYR49 (1.6grams each)

Claring White Plus Total Luminescent Serum

Clarins White Plus Total Luminescent Intensive Brightening Serum

“…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 this ultimate brightening serum, skin looks fair, even and translucent with a rosy glow.”

Clarins has been quite generous on their samples and I always love serums because the concentrated formula which is the strongest among the rest of the skin cares category. There are 5 sachet of the serum sample and I think any skincare that is meant for brightening or whitening is great for Asian skin to balance the skin undertone (especially yellow) and for Malaysia, we get sun exposure all year round which gives us a good reason to use these type of products. I wonder how long will these sample last.  Clarins also provided 50% discount voucher on any Face or Body Treatment at Clarins Skin Spa.

Price: MYR 295 (30ml)

Verdict?

Say what? There are 3 full sized products that has been included in this month’s box! Bare in mind that beauty box are commonly known for providing deluxe sized samples and its rare to have 3 full sized at a go! Kudos to you Vanity Trove, I’m really happy with this month’s box and what attracted me the most is Perkins Nail Wrap, Kate Eye Shadow and Clarins White Plus Total Luminescent Intensive Brightening Serum. Although last month’s box disapointed many subscribers but look, this month has been handful! Can’t wait to see the next box and keep it up Vanity Trove Malaysia!

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This beauty box has been provided by Vanity Trove for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh