Vanity Trove November 2012

November 11, 2012
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Here’s a look at this month’s Vanity Trove and my thoughts on its contents.

November 2012: Dream Girl

In it are:

  • Adore Sanitary Napkins (2 pieces; 1 for ‘Active Days’, 1 for ‘Dreamy Nights’)
  • BRTC Jasmine Water BB Cream SPF30 (5 ml) + assorted BRTC sample sachets
  • Ichikami Hair Treatment (15 g)
  • Ichikami Kracie Shampoo (12 ml)
  • Ichikami Kracie Conditioner (12 ml)
  • Mekhala Tamarind Facial Cleanser (15 ml)
  • SKINC Pure Happy Hand Dew (50 ml)
  • Uriage Moisturizing Refreshing Cream Gel (5 ml)
  • Za Amino Mineral Refreshing Gel (5 g)

I know feminine hygiene directly relates to the theme but it was a touch disconcerting receiving sanitary pads. :P

Ichikami has been around for a while but I never got around to trying it so I was pretty pleased to see products from the brand. I just tried the sachets (good for 1-2 uses) and must say they remind me a lot of Pantene in terms of effect and smell.

I also gave the Mekhala facial wash a whirl and unlike the brand’s poo and dish which I reviewed earlier this year, this smells quite lovely (think honey) and leaves my skin feeling smooth and comfortable.

The full-sized hand cream was a lovely surprise. I particularly like the cheery name. :) I haven’t tried it yet but SKINC is steadily making a positive name for itself in the local beauty realm, so I’m looking forward to trying it.

Comparable to last month’s box, this month’s offering mainly delighted me with the hand cream whose price exceeds that of the trove itself, I believe. And to follow up on my observation on the logistics problem I’d mentioned previously, my press box this month arrived early and with no hiccups at all.

If you’re new to Vanity Trove, do note that their boxes have a subscription fee of S$25 in Singapore.


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4 Responses to Vanity Trove November 2012

  1. November 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I, too, find the name of the SKINC Hand Cream really adorable! It’s not too bad, nothing too stellar but cute to have. And I should give that face wash a whirl, sounds yummy!

    • makeupmag
      November 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      Hey Sara,

      So sweet, ya, the name? Makes me happy just thinking of it, heh! I haven’t tried it but look forward to doing so. The face wash is not bad! What I really want to know, though, is what you think of the Bellababy box!!

  2. Nur Rashidah
    November 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I got my trove but it was very different from yours! I did not get the following items

    BRTC Jasmine Water BB Cream SPF30 (5 ml) + assorted BRTC sample sachets
    Ichikami Hair Treatment (15 g)
    Ichikami Kracie Shampoo (12 ml)
    Ichikami Kracie Conditioner (12 ml)
    Mekhala Tamarind Facial Cleanser (15 ml)

    instead I got another hand cream and a small serum. Dissapointing.

    • makeupmag
      November 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Hi Nur,

      What was in your trove exactly? I saw quite a few troves online and they looked pretty substantial. Would you happen to have a photo? It’d be good to highlight it to the brand.

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