Hello! If you follow my blog, you'd know how much I loved my VanityTrove Feb 2013 box. It was filled with awesome goodies that I had a lot of use out of. Now it's time for the March 2013 box! My head still can't seem to register the fact that it is already 2013. I always want to type 2012. :(
If you guys don't know what VanityTrove is, it is a monthly subscription service that delivers 6-8 beauty treats right to your doorstep every month.
Like I said in my Feb 2013 box, I love the box! It is a very smart concept. They are drawer-like boxes that you can pull out. I'm collecting the boxes every month and when I have enough, I'll glue 'em stacked on top of each other and it'll become extra storage for my hoards.
March 2013's theme is Temptress. When I saw this on the VanityTrove Website, I was SO excited! VT always has the prettiest intro cards.
First thing in here is actually pretty exciting to me. It is a Kanebo coupon that entitles you to get a personalized makeup lesson/makeover! I've never had a "makeup lesson" before. So excited to use this!!
Then there's the actual products. In this month's box, there are two Lunasol products. I believe Lunasol is under Kanebo, but don't take my word for it. I know they are somehow linked though, haha :p
1. Lunasol Skin Fusing Powder Foundation (RM140 for 10.5g)
Uh.. apparently in the card, VT states that the sponge&cover and refill pan is sold separately. RM140 is for a 10.5g refill pan. This sample is 0.6g. I really like this powder foundation, it works me. It makes my skin look very nice and flawless. It feels very lightweight and fresh.
2. Lunasol Makeup Base (RM101.10 for 30g)
I have yet to try this, but I love primers. This sample is 2 satchets x 1g = 2g (Yay, I can do math :D) This is suppose to help smoothen your skin. It will also help make your foundation apply more evenly.
I love how they put the products in the tiny bag, sho cute!
3. Sensiplus Hydrasilk Day & Night Cream (RM188 for 50ml)
This is a 5ml sample. I really like this as a day cream. It provides SPF 10 and it doesn't leave a white cast on my face like most products with SPF do. It feels lightweight and is hydrating. It smells good too!
4. Sensiplus Hydrasilk Gel Tonic (RM138 for 140ml)
This is a 2ml sample. I use this as a moisturiser at night before I put on my night cream on dry areas of my face like my cheeks and chin. This doesn't feel sticky or heavy but as far as moisturising goes, I can't tell a huge difference because the sample is so tiny! I used this up in 3 days.
5. Bio-Essence Bird's Nest Bio-Energy Firm & Brighten Eye Cream SPF15
This was the product I was most excited about- because I have super bad dark circles and bags. This isn't a very creamy eye cream and I like that it feels light. It is not the most pleasant smelling product but as far as brightening goes, I see a little results. I have been a long-term fan of Bio-Essence.
6. Asian Potions Blooming Ginger Body Lotion (RM89 for 250ml)
This jar is so small! I don't know the size of this sample. This isn't a bad lotion, it's creamy and moisturising. It smells like jasmine flowers. I don't like floral scents, so I gave this to my Mum; she loves lotions!
7. Timeless Truth TT Orchid Extract Whitening Mask (RM10 per piece)
I haven't tried this. But basically, it's just a whitening mask. I've never heard of Timeless Truth before, but I'll definitely have to try this out! I love masks!
To be completely honest, this month's box kind of disappointed me a little. Don't get me wrong, I love all the products and brands in this month's box, but it would have been a lot better if all the products were bigger samples. The brands that came in this month's trove is really nice and luxurious though!
I think VanityTrove could do better in terms of sizes. But I LOVED last month's box! I still am really excited and can't wait for my next trove which hopefully, will be more like last month's box. To be fair, every cook has a bad day and comes up with a not so exciting dish, doesn't mean they're not up to par. I am still a true supporter of VT. :p Hope to see more nail polish and makeup in future troves!
Can't wait for next month's trove!