Hello all! So here’s me fulfilling the promise I made a few days ago 😀
I decided to do this first. I don’t know what I should call this.. This isn’t exactly a review, not unboxing (because I’ve received and open this like two weeks ago) or a haul either.. But what I’m gonna do is I will tell you my experience in buying the box and I’m gonna show you all the things I got in my June Edition of VanityTrove and maybe give a review or first impression for some of the things I’ve tried.
The June Edition that I got was the second beauty box from VanityTrove available in Indonesia. Some of you might wonder what is this VanityTrove that I’m talking about?
Basically, VanityTrove provides a monthly beauty box subscription. You will get random products for each month that you subscribe. I don’t quite understand on what basis the product will be given out to you. I mean, when I join the site, I don’t remember filling in any preferences or such things. I do remember filling in my beauty profile (like what skin color I am, what is my current skin condition, what color is my eyes, etc.) but that doesn’t cover the things that I would prefer to get in my box if you understand what I mean. Like I didn’t get to choose whether I prefer to get skincare rather than make up or haircare or such things.
So let’s jump right in, here’s the box….
Just a plain white box with “VANITYTROVE Beautiful Surprises” neatly written on it. On the bottom side (bottom side? I don’t know what to call it) you can see a pink ribbon peeking on the first pic, and you can see on the second pic that there’s a pink drawer inside the white box! So you use the pink ribbon to pull out the drawer….
Open up the box and here’s all the things that I got :
1. VT Booklet & Brochures from the freatured products
Back row, left to right :
- Booklet from VT containing information of the products featured on the box. (What I like about this booklet is that inside, it states the price of the full size products!)
- Masami Shouko brochure
- Essentials brochure
- Another Masami Shouko brochure
- Skin Junkie Card
Front row, left to right :
- Brow Studio Voucher
- another Skin Junkie rounded card (?)
2. Essentials Jasmine Cananga Salt Bath (2 sachet)
The brochures says“Pamper yourself skin with Jasmine Cananga Salt Bath. The soothing and refreshing scent helps skin rejuvenation, reduces cold & flu, rheumatism, acne, and muscle pain.”
This one smells nice, but I haven’t got to try this so I don’t know whether it lives up to it’s promises or not, but I’m excited to try this!
3. Lancôme Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector and Lancôme Visionnaire Correcting Polishing Cream
The brochure says :
“More than wrinkle-corrector, this product is capable of fundamentally re-creating more beautiful skin. On the surface, wrinkles and pores are visibly corrected. Imperfections like signs of UV damage and acne marks appear diminished.” (Lancôme Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector)
“Visionnaire Correcting Polishing Cream helps correct the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while reducing the appearances of pores. The cream retexturises the skin and polishes away any imperfections to reveal a refined smooth skin” (Lancôme Visionnaire Correcting Polishing Cream)
These two products seems to be marketed for older skin.. But I tried it anyway. And since these are skincare, I cannot really review how it makes my skin like by just using 5 ml sample size. I can only comment on the scent, which is nice. And the way it makes my face feels right after I put this on. Well, I’m 20, I don’t have any wrinkles or fine lines (yet). And my skin is.. a little oily on the T-zone but the rest of my face are on the drier side. So when I used the Skin Corrector and the Correcting Cream, it makes my face feels… well, soft and supple. I can’t feel any dry patches and my cheeks are just so nice to touch. The Advanced Skin Corrector has the consistency of a serum which sinks right in after application, and The Correcting Polishing Cream has the consistency of a.. well cream. Not the heaviest kind of cream, almost light, but not as light as a lotion would be. This kind of stays on my face and will make me shiny when I’m not using any powder afterwards.
Will I buy these in the full size?
Well, no. First of, it’s marketed for older skin. Secondly, it has quite a hefty price tag that I, as a student without income cannot justify buying it.
4. Estée Lauder CyberWhite Brilliant Cells Full Spectrum Brightening UV Protector SPF50/PA+++
The brochure says “Estée Lauder highest-level UVA/UVB shiled helps to protect against sun exposure — a primary cause of spot formation. This fast-absorbing, broad spectrum UVA/UVB shield with powerful anti-oxidants, ensures a brighter, flawess future for your skin”
What a long name it has. What it is, is actually a UV protector with added benefits to brighten your complexion and light up dull skin. I have tried this too and, I can only say that this is really a fast absorbing UV protector. Not in any way greasy at all.
Will I buy these in the full size?
No, because it’s pricey and I don’t really wear sunscreen much (I don’t know if this is bad or not, because while sunscreen protects you from sun exposure, I heard that it also contains ingredients that are not so healthy for your skin)
5. Wink and Kiss Premium False Lashes
The brochure says “A Fine Touch To Perfection, Made of 100% Sterilized Real Hair”
I have not, and will not try this. Why? First of it’s because I don’t wear false lashes when I go out. Secondly, well this is more of personal reason and preferences, I am told that as a moslem I can not wear or use real hair in a form of hair extension or false lashes or anything. So, I might just give this to a friend of mine.
6. Masami Shouko White Velour Puff with Handle
The brochure says “A powder puff with special material to pick up and hold powder for an even application of loose powder/compact powder. Available in 2 stylish colors : black puff with black fabric and white puff with black fabric”
I also have not tried this simply because I have not feel the need to change my current facial sponge that I use for face powder.
7. Skin Junkie Bonbon Babe Bar Soap
The brochure says “Craves for Honey some sweets? Bonbon Babe, natural sweet barsoap. With a sprinkles of fresh oatmeal that will exfoliates your skin gently”
This is a honey oatmeal soap bar. I have not tried this but I’m really excited to! This smells reaaallly really nice! I once ordered an oatmeal soap from another brand and I liked it. So I hope I will like this too! 😀
8. Lancôme HYPNÔSE Doll Eyes Mascara
The brochure says “The secret behind doll lashes, finally revealed! Lancôme’s most flirtatious lash look. The secret behind this amazing result? A new, unique, cone shaped brush provides an extremely smooth and clean application, precisely defining even your hard to reach corners and lower lashes. Lift and thickens every single lash without weighing it down. Push up your lashes for your most flirty, wide open eye look”
I have tried this. But sadly it’s not waterproof. I can not wear a non waterproof mascara because I need to kinda wet my face when I do ablution during the day. So I prefer my mascara to be waterproof so it doesn’t wear off and smudge all over my face.
So that’s all of the things that I got in my VanityTrove June Box, I hope you all enjoy reading the post, and Happy Friday!