Loving my customized trove.

Complete with all my favourite stuff which came in really handy on my Langkawi trip earlier on. I swear by sunscreen too and the sample sized kose infinity SPF50 is handy :) albeit being a little too ‘rich’ or sticky for my skin.

The gaba nite which promises one a restful night – will be gifted to my brother who seemingly needs it more than I do :)

Cetaphil face and body wash is perfect to save space in your luggage (I took this along for my trip and didn’t need to pack any shower gel over. I rarely use the ones provided by the hotel for 2 reasons, one – in my bid to be eco friendly, and well, two because I love having my own set of skincare , stuff that I am already confident of .
Thanks vanitytrove for your brilliant effort in bringing personalized skincare samples to women (and men)



Get  50% off VanityTrove Cosmopolitan Beauty Authority Exclusive Edition with purchase of a 3 months VanityTrove membership subscription. Promo is now on till 16 Sept 2013.

How it works:
Purchase 3-month VanityTrove Membership  [ ] and VanityTrove Cosmopolitan Beauty Authority Exclusive Edition [ ] at $90
To enjoy the above, enter code: VTCosmo13 upon checkout.
Promotion period: 30/8/2013 – 16/9/2013

Beauty Samples – suggested according to my beauty profile

While customizing my VanityTrove the other day (I ran into problems) – receiving an error msg that there are “No recommended samples”. I rectified that with their help – by selecting Singapore at my country in the beauty profile LOL.

Hadn’t realised i left that empty.

So anyways here’s what the process looked like once the sample list came up.

of course they didn’t only reflect 5 samples. A range of over 30 came up and those were the ones I selected: )

Afterwhich I could check out quite simply (And was told to expect the delivery in 7days or less).


The beauty facebook – now a reality with VanityTrove

Introducing The ALL NEW Customizable VanityTrove!

VanityTrove now recommends the products BEST SUITED for you based on your Beauty Profile and Preferences. Thanks to the very hard working people at VT.

Here’s How it works:

Once you’ve completed your beauty profile on their website. You get to PICK AND CHOOSE your beauty samples from a wide array of beauty samples selection to go into your PERSONALISED trove.

You will then receive this exciting trove of self-picked goodness within 7 working days.

I love our postal service – and of course receiving what is befitting of a Happy Parcel Day (a term loving coined by Nadnut) hehe.

To ensure your beauty discovery is a smooth-sailing one, just follow through these simple steps below. Complete Beauty Profile to see some recommended products suited for you!

Here’s how:

1st Head on to:

You will be prompted to fill up your Beauty Profile by answering a few simple questions!

Simple enuff isn’t it?
Next, want to be the first to try out products you have been lemming for so long?

Add them to Wishlist, Like the Brand and the Product. This helps to unlock more samples for you, you will then be able to pick these samples when they are released!


Tell us more in depth of what you feel about all the products you have used by Adding them to your Beauty Table and Write a Review. Cos we hope to help you relive the moment and deliver the same pleasant experience again!

What’s on your beauty table? I’ve got brands like Khiels, La Mer, MJ, Decleor and more on mine. Along with my cosmetics – from Chanel, Kpalette to a few obscure brands that I’m sure will be up on VT soon.

These are literally some of the things I have on my table….

Here’s a peek at my wishlist


HEADS UP!  VanityTrove will be introducing new phase of beauty discovery whereby you will be plugged into the latest happenings of people you follow on VanityTrove. Read up on their latest reviews, brand likes and product likes, products they wish for.  Be sure to also follow people of your interest to know what is up with their beauty regime! It will be just like Facebook but for Beauty. :)

Add me up :)via my profile on VT –


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

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.



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.

Erabelle giveaway and August Trove favourites

ERABELLE Long Lasting eyebrow pencil giveaway in dark brown.
4 sets to be won on this blog.
The 5th on facebook :)

Each pencil retails for $34.24 and is made in Korea

Simply comment on this post to win
Please leave a comment with your name and email address.
Winners will be notified by email on 3 August (Don’t forget to check your emails)
Prizes to be collected by 18 Aug.

Other eyebrow tools you can purchase from Erabelle

Eyebrow sharpener: $10
Erabelle Eyebrow Scissors $56
Techno Tweezers by Rubis :$61

Highlights of the Aug VanityTrove
While the complete Trove is coming my way:
What I really liked so far was the Brands’ InnerShine® Prune Essence as well as the InnerShine® Berry Essence.

A chilled bottle of the newly formulated InnerShine Prune Plus Essence ® is said to benefit your eyes and skin and add radiance to you. I liked that is has Pomegranate juice! one of my favourite fruits paired with the juiciest Californian prunes.Because the prune’s skin and pulp are blended into this miracle mix – it’s also high in fiber and good for those who don’t frequent the washroom often enough LOL (aka constipated).

Where to buy:S$24.90 at all leading personal care stores, supermarkets, hypermarkets, selected pharmacies and general retailer such as Watsons.

I also found some time to test out the texture of The Body Milk from SCOTTISH FINE SOAPS. Love the packaging however the smell is a tad too strong for me.

The travel size is perfect for my upcoming trip to Bali however.

What I’ve yet to try:
Products Parisians will approve off – SAMPAR

Subscribe to BeautyTrove today for monthly skin loving treats.

Subscription at $25 is over but limited stock purchases is available at $30 inclusive of processing fee via gift code RocketScienceBeauty, direct link here:

Enjoy a discount off your Erabelle EyeBrow Design services with every purchase of August’s edition of VanityTrove with a free eyebrow pencil to bring home!

Here’s what the full trove contains

  • The Scottish Fine Soaps Au Lait Bath & Shower Gel
  • Marjolica Marjorca Eye Reset Gel (anticipating this really! and it’s a full sized sample wow)
  • Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover
  • OxyPad
  • Morilins Eye Therapy Mask – Firming and Revitalizing
  • Sampar Poreless Magic Peel
  • Sampar Equalizing Foam Peel
  • Sampar Glamour Shot
  • Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Eye Cream
  • Skin 79 Super BB Cream
  • Neutrogena Mulberry Foaming Scrub
  • BRAND’S InnerShine Prune Plus Essence
  • BRAND’S InnerShine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract
  • Erabelle EyeBrow Design Voucher

VanityTrove actually ships to regions like Thailand! awesome huh?

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 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

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!