VANITYTROVE JULY 2013

Looks like VANITYTROVE always amazes in July. Last July the trove contained SKII.

This year……more surprises unveiled here:

Here’s my july vanitytrove of which I am elated to receive full sized SKIN INC serum  worth S$136.96 and one of their make up remover oils.

And 2 super cute lippies from Jane Iredale.

Read about the Jane Iredale Difference

https://janeiredale.com/us/en/mineral-makeup/our-difference.htm

such as these facts:

Six jane iredale products have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation. To earn this seal, a manufacturer must provide scientific data showing that its products sufficiently and safely aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin.

They pure mineral pigment with no fillers such as talc, thus their foundations and concealers give exceptional coverage that requires minimal touch-ups.

Jane Iredale products are said to be:

  • Non-comedogenic, will not block pores.
  • All products have been sensitivity tested.
  • Broad-spectrum UVB and UVA protection. UVA tested at High.
  • Anti-inflammatory, helps to calm and soothe irritated skin.
  • Very water resistant rating by an FDA-approved lab.
  • Complete coverage for skin conditions like acne, rosacea and redness following treatments like chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
  • Contains no talc or parabens.
  • Composed of inert minerals that cannot support bacteria.
  • No products have been tested on animals. Animal Cruelty Free.

VANITYTROVE

 

JUNE PICKS: A well balanced and thoughtful trove with with haircare, sunscreen, bbcream ,ceramide lotions, moisturizers, and collagen drinks!

It contains:
ASTALIFT – Aquarysta which is the worl’d smallest nano-ceramide molecules. These help to aid absorption. Essence Destiny contains antioxidants like lycopene and the highly permeable resveratrol to improve and maintain your skin’s elasticity.

Kerastase – Elixir Ultime (Wonder how this will measure up to L’Oreal’s extraordinary oil

Touch in SOL – BB Cream

Apitiva – Cleansing purifying tonic lotion , Light texture Face Cream for Combi skin SPF 30 and Express Beauty Green Clay Masque. (Brownie points for their packaging and scents!)

The tonic lotion contains tea tree, citrus and propolis – making it a refreshing cocktail for your skin in this hot summer.

Ultimate Colla-gen – Touted as Korea’s No 1 collagen beverage. Perfect for our climate where photoaging is a huge concern.

Event: VanityTrove’s Pink Carpet and Masego Spa party



Upon Vanity Trove ‘s invitation, I checked into Masego – Singapore’s first Safari themed Spa this afternoon with my mom on Easter Sunday.

The event was themed “Very Very Beautiful Person” and Mother’s day spa-cial which treats us bloggers and our moms to a lovely spa session and then sneak previous of the beauty troves with demonstrations from the brand managers.

Masego is actually part of Mary Chia (a name I reckon we’re all familiar with) and the spa has taken quite some inspiration from balinese resorts. The cozy, lightly lited interiors spotted several wood carvings, lots of green, and batik sheets for the spa beds.

As for Vanitytrove, I am sure you have heard about this. Founded by the same Douglas Gan behind ShowNearby. Vanitytrove is Similar to a service like Birchbox in the US, it cost $25 a month to subscribe to.

Thereafter, samples and sometimes full sized cosmetics from well known brands are selected and sent to you every month. It makes a kinda cool gift when you are running out of ideas for girl friends.

Here’s how it works:

1) Sign up for an account, subscribe to the service on VanityTrove.com for a monthly fee of only S$25/-
(inclusive of packing, shipping + handling fees) or S$300/- for 13 months (1 month free!)
2) On the 15th of every month, VanityTrove sends out specially curated sets to paid subscribers
3) Receive the troves hand-delivered to you and have fun testing out the lovely items within.

Don’t forget to recycle the lovely white and pink boxes.

We had a choice of the following:
Cappu Detox Spa Remedy (90-min) How about a caffeine high to wake that tired body?

Traditional Indonesian Herbs Spa Remedy
(90-min) Herbal heat rubs anyone?

Luminous Pearl Face Spa
(75-min)

And we chose the Luminous Pearl Face Spa treatment that has freshly grounded pearls to nourish and clarify skin – it was paired with a lymphatic massage. Great for detox!

Noticed that the Spa provides a cute little brown with leopard trim tube frock for you lounge in while undergoing treatment. I didn’t get the name of my therapist but she was really good!

We were given time to test some wonderful products and to ‘concoct’ our own beauty troves (with items from the Mar and Apr boxes).

I chose Starlash number 18 (which was side winged) and 9(for natural look) -since mom didn’t want to use it I’ll have both for myself :)

We were also given a tube each of Princess Pinki lip and cheek tint which is a colorless fruity however once applied – turns a lovely pink hue. I tested this on my wrist once I got home and ended up turning the corner of my macbook pink LOL. The staying power of this was so good that I had to wipe it off my macbook with an alcohol swab. (Gasp!)

I was thrilled to receive yet another Spa treatment voucher for a session of Cappu Detox Spa Remedy (another excuse to visit Masego), and I’ll probably bring my boyfriend on this one since it’s near his home. There was also a satchel of the coffee scrub enclosed…nothing quite like the aroma of coffee mmm.

And I love that we now have aromatherapy for hair that doubles up as a styling agent too – Viola find that in your April boxes. (Look hard at mine and you might just find out which item it is)

Here’s a peek into my box – if you look hard enough and if you know what was in the March box, you’ll be able to spy at the April goodies.

Managed to test the ever so popular K Palette ‘TATTOO’ eye liner as well.
I’ve read that K-Palette 24H Waterproof Eyeliner is designed to stay smudge-proof and tear-resistant throughout however it seemed like it rubbed off after application. Nonetheless application was very easy with the brand’s patented micro-fibre brush. I liked the feel and how it glides on effortlessly. These’s liners and eyebrow pencils are sold at Watson as well as SASA stores.

Since I arrived the latest, the ladies from a cool company presenting a new lip product (that is build in with a wonderful light mechanism) had left – which was a pity since I was looking forward to try that. I was born with really thin lips and I am pretty sure they’ll have something for me LOL.

I’ll find some time to use these products and give show you readers the results.

Cheerios and I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend!