Sunday, February 24, 2013

Di Palomo Tuscan Rose Hand & Nail Cream

The one thing that I never, yes I repeat, I never leave home without is my hand creams I must say. You'll be wondering why hand creams? I can say that I have dry hands and applying hand creams allows my hand to feel soft and the moisture in the creams makes your hand just feel so nice. So do I have a specific hand cream that I use? The answer is No. My theory is simple. Why don't I just use various brands out there and see how it feels and plus lets try the different scents out there. Life is boring if you just stick to one right.

Recently, I was introduced with Di Palomo's Enriching Hand & Nail Cream which I found in the Vanity Trove box and I immediately started using them. Di Palomo is a brand from England, inspired by Italy. And they have more than hand creams, means they also produce perfumes and bath & shower products (yes, how I wish i get to try all their bath & shower products. Yes you're right, I go crazy of them).

The Hand & Nail Cream that I was trying came from the Tuscan Rose range and the main 3 products used in this cream is Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil and Aloe Vera Leaf Juice. I think we all know the benefits of these 3 natural ingredients which I don't think I need to elaborate much.

The cream itself is white is colour with thick texture and when applied it directly sinks into your skin. What I like the most of this cream is that it absorbs to my skin quickly without leaving any sticky feeling. And that's not the only highlight. The scent itself, yes the rose scent in this cream is not so empowering which is something group and it's mild and stays there for a while leaving your hand feel soft, smooth and wonderful of course.

Now I saw that there's even more range available here such as the white grape with Aloe. How I wish I can try their bath range soon :-)

And for you girls out there who wants to try this cream or their products, just visit their store at Publika Shopping Gallery.

"This product was part of the Vanity Trove February box. Click the link below to purchase their next trove."

Monday, February 11, 2013

Vanity Trove Malaysia - *Debut Box* It's All About Love

Vanity Trove is not something new in Malaysia as Malaysian subscribers have been getting their boxes shipped from Singapore all these while. Of course the down side of this was that we often get coupons that are only applicable at Singapore and the events are organised in Singapore and which means we Malaysian subscribers were not able to attend them. However, we got a good news recently when they actually launched Vanity Trove Malaysia. This means we get to attend functions that Vanity Trove organises in Malaysia and what's more amazing is that we can now use the coupon that's in the trove. Vanity Trove Malaysia's debut box was the February 2013 box themed 'It's all about Love'.

Something different about Vanity Trove Malaysia was that they actually used a different courier service other than GDex, which is Kangaroo Worldwide Express Courier. Vanity Trove Malaysia's box is exactly similar to the trove that was shipped from Singapore previously (yes the drawer type of box) and it's also shrink wrapped like before.

Their trove was filled right till the top, yes right till the top when i opened it..

And I was greeted by this lovely hand written card. As I've always said, even if it's a simply short message, I love it when it's hand written as it shows that they person has taken the extra effort. I'm sure you'll agree with me. 

Yes, I get it, you surely would want to have a look at the whole box and what they had in this February trove right, here you go..

As it was a Valentines edition, there was some extra touch to it as they have included some Merci chocolates in a cute lil' box, which I've already reused them to put in my earrings :-). Well talk about recycling.

Time to zoom down to all the individual items.

System Professional's Colour Save Shampoo (30 ml) and Colour Save Mask (30 ml)
 "System Professional's Colour Save Shampoo protects coloured hair and ensures long-lasting colour brilliance as it cleans. The Colour Save Mask serves as protections that prevents your hair colour from fading" 

Di Palomo's Tuscan Rose Hand & Body Lotion (25 ml)
"Tuscan Rose Hand & Body Lotion is blended with moisturising olive and sweet almond oils which makes your skin soft, smooth and nourished"

Benefit's POREfessional
"Benefit's POREfessional minimises the appearance of pores and fine lines. Silky and lightweight, wear the POREfessional balm on its own or under or on top of makeup"

B.Liv's Off With Those Heads Blackheads Sebum Gel
"Remove white heads and blackheads gently and effectively with Off With Those Heads Blackheads Sebum Gel"

Orik's BB Cream
 "Formulated with plant stem cells to repair and keep your skin healthy while covering imperfections. Its unique three-tier cream design includes the milk lotion with wild ginseng, the concealer and the serum with repair complex CLR"

Orik's Wild Ginseng Stemcell Twister Essence
"Reduces visible pores while hydrating and nourishing skin"

There was also a voucher included which is from Orik's where with purchase of Wild Ginseng Twister Essence, you'll get 1 unit of Wild Ginseng Stemcell BB Cream for free.

Overall, I'm happy with what I received in this trove as it has items that i've been wanting to try such as the POREfessional. And also contains items that I love which is the Colour Save Shampoo (yes, I have coloured hair) and also the Tuscan Rose's Hand & Body Lotion. I'm a frequent lotion user so this will surely come handy. 

What's even more amazing was that I actually bought another box for this month and have emailed them to ask if it's possible to ensure that both boxes doesn't carry the same item. They actually told me that they'll try their best. What was amazing was that they actually made sure that I got different items in both boxes. In the other box, I actually have the System Professional's Repair Shampoo and Repair Mask and the Tuscan Rose Hand & Nail Cream.

For the RM 60 that you pay for the trove (including courier service), it's a good deal and I hope that this continues and even more wonderful items are introduced to us.

"Disclaimer: This box was send to me for a review. However, This does not affect my opinion in any way" 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Lilac Box - Premium February Debut Box

After patiently waiting for 'The Lilac Box', it finally arrived at my doorstep on 6th February. The Lilac Box used GDex courier service and so far I'm happy with their service as I've never had any problems with them. Thou I was actually sick when I received this box, I just couldn't wait to open it. Well I guess everyone would feel so as this is the debut box. 

What's interesting with this box is that it's not covered with a bubble wrap or a shrink wrap but it was double boxed. 

So are you ready to have a look at the box itself? Yes, it's with the theme colour 'lilac'. Lilac is actually a tone of purple, so that answers the question on why i just love the design and concept of this particular box. Anything purple just makes me happy :-) Thou the box itself is a plain brown box but the ribbon and the note 'I got you thelilacbox' actually added an extra 'spice' to this whole experience. 

 I was actually greeted with this message which was at the back of the cover box. It is actually a good idea to reuse this box as everything is already there. You only need to add in or personalise the box with some stuff of your interest :) 

Another note that was in the envelope was actually a note to us the receivers on some introduction of this box, the aim of this box and also the details of their website address where we can get more information of the products that was in this debut box. One thing I realise is that compared to the other beauty boxes out there, The Lilac Box doesn't actually have a list which introduces the products in the box and you would need to go to their website to know more about the products instead. However, it's not really a big deal for me as you can always know about the product when you see them and most of us now just love searching online for more information.

It's time to now reveal the content of the box. As mentioned in my previous introduction post, The Lilac Box makes sure that only premium products, yes premium products gets in their box. And when I first opened it, I was really surprised with the content. I personally was really really happy with what they had and it was surely worth more than the price of the debut box. 

Yes, we have here the 'Kerastase Ciment Anti Usure' (75ml), a daily rinse out conditioner for weakened hair and we also have the 'Kerastase Bain Force Architecte' (80ml), a daily reconstructing shampoo. 

Next is Roberto Cavalli's Perfumed Body Lotion (30 ml). It's very vibrant and sensual and something that you can surely use for that very special date of yours.

And for those out there who loves nail polish, they have Max Factor's Nailfinity in 'Boji'. Boji is actually a very neutral colour. If you ask me and as I'm a person who loves simple and natural colours, this nail polish is now in my favourite list. I'll write a separate post on it soon.

From the skincare section, we have Decleor Paris' Essential Cleansing Milk (10 ml) and Essential Tonifying Lotion (10 ml). Something that i've not tried before but surely would love to give it a try.

Lastly, we have Burberry's Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base. There's 4 sachets and it's something that suits all skin tones. I'll probably give it to my mum to try as well as she would surely love them.

The team also included Decleor Paris' Signature Aromaplasty Facial voucher and Centro Hair Salon's RM 50 cash voucher. I'm already planning to use both of them as I frequently visit Centro and I've been wanting to try Decleor Paris.

Overall, I would say that I'm really impressed with this box and the team has done a great job in putting these wonderful premium items together. Only hope is that they'll ensure that this wonderful service continues and they'll continue bringing only the best to us.  I'm already waiting to subscribe to their boxes every month. How about you?