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Vanity Trove


Look what arrived at my doorstep today. Christmas came wayyy early for me! 


and not just 1, but 3 troves...all for me! 

Lucky, lucky me. :)

"Beautiful surprises"...can't wait to rip the packages open and find out what's inside.

Trove 1 - January's edition

Here's what's inside: 

1. My Beauty Diary - Q10 Rejuvenating Mask

This is one of my favourite brand masks. Ever since I saw it on some Taiwan beauty programme, I've been sold. Just found out that each sheet mask is made from eco-friendly plant fibres and has a soft and unique three-layered structure that is perfectly plush and comfortable. No wonder it's so comfortable when put on!

2. Slim Secrets Bars - Snack Attack!

Been having massive snack cravings post CNY. Definitely going to try this when the next crazy craving for junk food comes. It contains an anti-oxidant derived from the Prickly Pear Cactus that reduces fat absorption naturally. Wow.

3. Bifesta - Make-Up Remover

Been hearing quite a bit about this brand lately. It's water-based, and gentle yet powerful enough to get rid of the most stubborn make-up including waterproof mascara. It may just be my next beauty must-have!

4. Dr Ci:Labo - Aqua Collagen Gel Enrich-Lift-Ex

Another brand that I've been seeing around quite a bit and meaning to try. This Aqua Collagen Gel directly works on the causes of 'sagging' skin. This is an anti-ageing lotion, anti-ageing emulsion, lifting serum, brightening and make-up base. Sell me anti-ageing, collagen anything and I'm sold! (excited to try this!)

5. Yuskin A - Hand Cream

I've been addicted to hand creams since my JAL flight attendant days. Can't leave home without it. This is a top-selling moisturiser in Japan and is light, non-greasy and contains Vitamin E and Glycyrrhetinic Acid to heal chapped skins. I'm putting this handy bottle into my make-up pouch right now!

6. Trulife - Lingzhi Immunity

This is perfect for when you are feeling frazzled by hectic schedules or just looking to improve your general well-being. This drink combines Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C, Zinc and Niacin with 100% Lingzhi spore powder as well as Red Dates, Longan, Wolfberries and Gan Chao extracts. So many awesome things packed into 1 tiny bottle! 

7. Essence - Sun Club Bronzer

Bronzer is the favourite part of my beauty regime where I start shading and defining my face. Of course, it can also be used for a radiant sun-kissed tint, but for those like me who like to look fair, it'll work absolutely well as a shading powder. This one even has different tones for highlighting the face. How perfect.

Trove 2 - February's Edition

Here's what's inside:

1. Yuan Soap

Made from precious plants from Yuan farm, there are various types targeting at different type of 'problems'. E.g. The Oat Soap is especially effective for atopic dermatitis patients with sensitive skin. I just opened my package and oh-it-smells-so-good...

2. Lovemore Facial Mask - Japan Soymilk Enzyme Moisturising & Smoothing Mask

I'm a huge huge fan of face masks and doesn't the name of this mask sound so good already? Japan Soymilk Enzyme Moisturising & Smoothing...give it to me already! *slaps on face*

3. Kiehl's - Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

Formulated for Asian skins, this Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is 100% active. Once applied, it immediately targets deep-set dark spot. The power-packed key ingredient, Activated C has "anti-cluster" technology that breaks apart discolorations and prevents melanin clusters. Unlike traditional discolouration products, this solution is lightweight, hydrating and suitable for use all year-round. Again, I'm totally sold. Going to start putting this on my dark freckle spots!

4. Pure DKNY Rose

Hmm...this smells so good...the rose scent is one of my most favourite scent in this world. This new fragrance by DKNY also partners with CARE, a leading humanitarian organisation that lifts women out of poverty.

5. GabaNite - All Natural Drink Relaxer

I'm quite a chronic insomniac and a friend has recommended me this drink before. So excited to see it in this trove. I'm going to try it tonight! It contains natural plant-derived ingredients and is safe for use every night. This may just be the solution to my sleep problems!

6. Origins - Plantscription

This Anti-ageing cream contains powerhouse ingredient, African Anogeissus to combat the ageing process. Each full-sized jar contains 300,000 raspberry plant stem cells to revitalise ageing skin. As said earlier, give me anti-ageing anything and I'll be sold. Excited to try this product!

7. Phytomer - Souffle Marin

An energising oxygenating serum that instantly delivers oxygen to the skin - making it feel soft and invigorated. It is formulated with marine extracts to protect your skin. I've heard only good things about oxygenating products. Here's another one I can't wait to try!

8. Jorubi - Aloe Vera Gel

This pure and versatile gel is a boon for oily, acne-prone and sensitive skins. Aloe has healing and anti-inflammatory properties and is an effective general first-aid agent. Use it to treat ulcers, stretch marks rashes, sunburn, bruises, cuts, insect bites and more. Do I see 'stretch marks'??? I'll be super happy if this works on my ugly stretch marks!

Trove 3 - March's Edition

Here's what's inside:

1. Clio - Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner

I just tried this one and it really glides on easily. The shimmery pink is really pretty too. Extremely easy to apply (I'm not very good with make-up usually, especially working with eyeshadow and colours), the colour stays put all day long and is smudge proof and waterproof. Available in a range of versatile colours. 

2. My Beauty Diary - Bulgarian White Rose Mask

Yay! Another My Beauty Diary mask. Tip: Don't let the moisturising serum go to waste. Use it to nourish your neck and body too!

3. Kilo Off - Organic Herbal Slimming Tea

Just what I need to get rid of excess weight from CNY binging! This light and refreshing tea is made in France and contains natural and herbal ingredients. The slimming detoxification tea with hibiscus and meadowsweet helps eliminate excess water, toxins, fights water retention and activates microcirculation. This tea also helps stimulate digestion and prevents bloating.

4. Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact

Laura Mercier's best-selling tinted moisturizer now comes in a convenient compact. Aside from giving your skin a dewy, natural-looking flawless finish, the creme has SPF 20 as well as antioxidants Vitamin C and E to guard the skin from environmental stressors. A must-have in your travel and makeup pouch!

5. Burberry - Body Tender

What a pretty pink packaging! Understated, yet feminine, the scent is a light, spirited expression of the iconic Burberry Body fragrance.

6. Skin Food - Gold Kiwi

This brightening skin care line contains quercetin, an ingredient from the gold kiwi. The hydrating formula cools the skin and drenches it with moisture so it looks firmer and clearer.

7. Bellewave Eyewave - Visionergy ATP Cell Activating Serum

Inspired by the revolutionary science of cellular regeneration, this potent serum recharges tired skin cells with a boost of ATP to help stimulate the cell renewal process. It helps to prevent tissue collapse in skin cells that ultimately lead to wrinkles. Prevention of tissue collapsing and preventing wrinkles? I'm on-board! Can't wait to try. 

My Top 5 Recommendations

I'm going to try and pick 5 items out of these 3 troves to recommend to you. Honestly, I'm too spoilt for choice, but here goes:



Recommendation #1. The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact

I've applied it on my face and the creme compact feels lightweight, smooth and easy to apply. I like that it's got SPF20 and Vitamins C and E. My skin does look smoother and more flawless after application. The compact size is also perfect for makeup pouches.

Recommendation #2. Clio - Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner

I've got the liner on my right eye. I like that the pigments are strong, and the creamy smooth texture. Makes application much easier! Double bonus that it's smudge and waterproof.

Applied it on my top lid, above my black liner.

Recommendation #3. GabaNite - All Natural Drink Relaxer

Only because I've got sleeping problems and have been on the look-out for a natural solution (instead of popping sleeping pills). Really excited for this one.

Recommendation #4. Dr Ci:Labo - Aqua Collagen Gel Enrich-Lift-Ex

The gel is light-weight and quickly absorbed into my skin upon application. It smells nice too! Coupled with its anti-ageing, lifting and brightening properties, I'm so sold. 

Recommendation #5. My Beauty Diary - Bulgarian White Rose Mask

Always a fan of My Beauty Diary masks, my skin always looks brighter and fairer after a mask application. Plus, the sheet masks are so comfortable to use. I tend to fall asleep with it on my face!

Thank you Vanity Trove!


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