Monday, January 28, 2013

Have a Luxurious Bath with Lush

A few months ago I wrote a post on my Lush hauls back from Singapore and can you remember that gift box that I bought along? Still remember them? Want to know what's inside the box? Well after almost a month, I finally decided to open the box (yea, the box was wrapped so beautifully that I didn't have the heart to tear them away).

This is the box..Isn't it nicely wrapped? And together with the blue ribbon, it's simply amazing :-).

The box also had the sticker above written ' This gift was lovingly hand packed by Iwona's Team'. I must say that I love this kind of personal touch that are put in to any products. It kind of brings the product much closer to you I must say..

The box was filled with tiny sponges that I believe helps to keep the products in perfect shapes, especially those soaps. And it surely did it's job well as none of my products were damaged.

So what did I have in my gift box? Here you go..

I purposely selected this box as it contained mainly bath items such as soaps, gels & scrubs as I just love trying them. It feels certainly great and relaxed when you come home after a crazy day at work, and you get to indulge yourself with this heavenly smelled and cute looking soaps or gels.

Now time for some close up shots.

This is 'Mr Punch Soap'. Its more to a fruity type of soap with blackcurrants, juniper etc to give it a more boozy and fruity feeling.

Next, we have the 'Northen Lights Soap'. This soap just gives me the neon light feeling because of it's colour i guess. And the smell of it is just refreshing due to it's content of lime, cypress and fresh pine.

Yup, the only shower gel that came in this box and it's called 'Ponche Shower Gel'. Made from plum and orange gel with davana, buchu and petitgrain oils.

Next, we have 'Whoosh Shower Jelly' made from grapefruit, rosemary and geranium essential oil. I've been wanting to try this for some time so having this here gives me the opportunity. Ooo yea, you got that right, another reason for me was because of it's colour BLUE..and this texture too..picture below please :-).

And finally the last thing in the box is 'Rub Rub Rub', a sea salt shower scrub with tropically scented blossoms. The close up below shows how wonderful it looks. For me the colour blue just makes me think of the sun and the sea..

Now are you too tempted to try them? I know we don't have them in Malaysia but you can always buy them online through Lush Singapore's website.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

January's Modbox - A bright year ahead

When this month arrived, I was just eagerly waiting for my surprise boxes. You know sometimes you just want to get excited over something :p. And the first box that arrived was from Modbox. It was slightly delayed this month but not too late, so it's alright. 

When I first opened it, I was wondering why yellow ribbon? Only then to realise that it symbolised brightness. A bright new year indeed. Then of course I went to the content. You want to have a look at what they have to surprise us this time? Here you go..

The famous 'Kiss Me' Liquid Eyeliner

Bulgarian White Rose Mask & Aloe Vera Handmade Soap by Claire Organics

Sante's Grenadine Spirit Body Lotion & Cellnique's Skin Action Serum Gel
So which one is my favourite from this box you may ask. Of course it's the handmade soap from Claire Organics and also the body lotion from Sante's. All coz i love handmade soaps and always keep trying different types and review them where I can. So watch out for this Aloe Vera soap review after i've tried them.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Office Cosmetics

Remember the Office Cosmetics Lip Gloss set in my November WonderBox? Can't recall? Alright, maybe the photo below might ring a bell..

The packaging was so adorable that I didn't want to actually use them. I guess most of us go through that right. But well, today since I had some, yes i mean some spare time, I decided to finally do some swatches of it.

As I'm someone that likes natural look, of course my choice is the last swatch. This is more like a brownish tint. Tried applying on my lips and one thing I like is that it doesn't really feel sticky like some of the lip glosses out there. And the plus point is as it's not so heavily pigmented, you can layer them with other lipstick of your choice too :-) 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January's VanityTrove Box

I think this post should have gone out way way earlier but my apologies for the delay. But well better late then never right. So I would like to share with you a glimpse of my January VanityTrove. 

For this new year, the major improvement or perhaps enhancement that VanityTrove did was to their lovely card which details out the items that you have received. They have now replaced it with a mini booklet type. Yes, it has more information of products and also some tips on makeup and etc. However, you do get slighlty confused with the infomation or pictures there. Just like how excited I was when I saw the photo of La Mer's Moisturing Soft Cream at the cover page. I thought we were getting samples of them. I personally preferred the card then had before. Nice and right to the point. But well, everyone has their own perceptions right. 

So, what's in this trove? Scroll down to find out..

Time for some close up photos..
Bifesta's Non Rinse Makeup Remover

Yuskin Family Medical Cream, Essence Colour & Shine Lipstick Pencil, Skin Conditioner, My Beauty Diary's Apple Polyphenol Mask

Slim Secret's Afternoon Snack Attack Bar, Lingzhi Immunity Drink
This is actually my last trove shipped from Singapore if im not mistaken as we now have our very own VanityTrove Malaysia.

Have you signed up for VanityTrove Malaysia? If no, just start clicking those links below:

Monday, January 7, 2013

' The Lilac Box ' - The Premier Box

So you saw my post yesterday about the various beauty boxes that's currently available in Malaysia and you're eager to know more about this new kid on the block 'The Lilac Box? Then you have just got to the right post.

The Lilac Box is the new beauty box service where they let their subscribers to experience 4 or 5 different products every month via samples. So what's the difference with the other boxes out there you wonder? Well, The Lilac Box subscribers get only premium brands in their boxes. Say after trying the product, you liked them, you can then get the full sized product with heavy discounts available only for The Lilac Box subscribers. Isn't that amazing? oOo yea, you get to also view growing tips, how to videos and up to date beauty news directly from the companies. Below are some of the brands that have signed up for The Lilac Box, so you expect this brand in the boxes :-)

All this is available only for RM 35 per box and you enjoy sayings if you subscribe for 3 or 6 months. So why wait? Just sign up now to get their February debut box or if you're wondering how to surprise someone in the month of February, yes the month for you to extra pamper your loved ones, then just send them this box. I'm sure you'll never go wrong with this choice. 

And you know what's even cool? You get sign up surprises just for signing up now. What surprises? Samples from Chloe, Burberry Beauty, CK and many many more. You just have to choose your selection and email is sent to you for redemption.

Just click the link below to do the rest:
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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Beauty Boxes in Malaysia!

Yea you're right, the current bug on beauty boxes has hit me too! You wouldn't be surprised with the amount of boxes that i've subscribed for till now. My post will be able to give you a hint over them :-). Anyway with the recent hype of the beauty boxes and from a country that didn't have any beauty boxes, we are now filled with wonderful arrays of beauty box services. So this post is basically to list down all the boxes that's available, yes available in Malaysia for subscription. 


VanityTrove was actually the first beauty box that I actually purchased. At that time, VanityTrove Singapore used to ship their boxes to Malaysia. But now, we have our very own VanityTrove Malaysia. They'll be shipping their first box from VanityTrove Malaysia in Feb :)

From VanityTrove Singapore's trove, I was pretty happy with the amount of items that's in their troves every month. And the thing that attracts me in the different themes that they set every month. It's simply unique :) Just like VanityTrove Malaysia's theme of 'Its all about Love' for the month of February and you usually get their box the month before as well.  And what's amazing is the red carpet events that they are organising too. I missed their first one but hope to go for many more as you get to meet with industry expects and learn from them.

Price: RM 60 / per box



WonderBox was the box that came to Malaysia after FabulousFinds. And what was the first thing that attracted me to subscribe to their service was actually the black and white box of theirs. How they tied the ribbons to their boxes, that sometimes you don't have the heart to even open them. And their Wonderpoint concept is simply amazing. Yes, you get extra points when you post about them or even do product surveys too.

Price: RM 39.90 / per box



ModBox, yes the purple coloured box!. I think if ever I had my own beauty box service, I would go with the same shade of colours too due to my love over the shade purple. It's quite a reasonably price and they ship on the first week of the month too. What's different with Modbox is the concept of 'Modshop' in their website where you can actually purchase online the products that you sampled.

Price: RM 19.00 / per box and delivery charges of RM 9 (Pen Msia) and RM 11 (east Msia) 



Cosmobox is a beauty box by Box Culture. I wonder why is the name of the box different actually. I've not purchased their boxes however from their website and various reviews out there, the box looks like a pretty decent box with highly reputable brands. Not able to comment much as i've not purchased them but all I can say is that they have a nice box out there and the design is really nice. Gives the sex and the city feel :p.

Price: RM 99.00 per 3 months 



Mivva is a new service in Malaysia and shipped their debut box in December 2012. I've not actually purchased their boxes however, i've heard pretty good reviews on their debut box. Let's see how they roll in 2013.

Price: RM 38.00 / per month



I've actually heard that BBF was one of the earliest beauty box service which was available in Malaysia. I've not subscribed for their services. But I see that they have different types. What do I mean? Well, they too have BBF boxes for Men apart from just the one for us girls.

Price: RM 40 / per month


The Lilac Box

Yes, this is the new box in town! Coming to us exclusively in Feb 2013. What's the wow factor here you wonder? Well they are bringing to us only the premium brand from the beauty and cosmetics world. And guess what, even during this sign up periods, you get freebies from brands such as Chloe, Burberry & CK when you sign up. Isn't that cool? I simply can't wait to share their debut box with you soon.

Price: RM 35 / per month. 


This was one of the first boxes that I came across which got me all hyped over beauty boxes. However, I wasn't lucky enough to purchase them as they no longer in operation.

So have you signed up to try this boxes? Why wait? Just click the link above and experience one yourself! And if you happen to know on the other boxes that arrives in Malaysia, just drop me a message and I'll update this post.