NYLON x VANITY TROVE December Edition

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Yes, another month of goodness to share – DEC NYLON TROVE! Although this is an overdue post but trust me that you can still find this on Vanity Trove website!

What do we have here in this post?

1. THEFACESHOP Chia Seed & Natural Sun Eco Sebum Control Deluxe Kit:

  • Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Foam (20ml)
  • Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Water (20ml)
  • Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Cream (10ml)
  • Natural Sun Eco Sebum Control Moisture Sun (20ml)

2. ETUDE HOUSE Petit Bijou Baby Bubble Trial Kit:

  • Petit Bijou Baby Bubble Soft Body Wash (30ml)
  • Petit Bijou Baby Bubble Moisture Body Lotion (30ml)

3. Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (7ml)

4. CNP Laboratory Invisible Peeling Booster (25ml)

5. Philosophy All-Over Skin Perfecting Brightening and Hydrating Emulsion (7ml)

6. Bioderma Hydrabio H2O (20ml) OR Sensibio H2O (20ml)

7. Illamasqua Matte Veil (3ml)

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This trove has got you covered!! Cleaner, toner, moisturizer, sun block!

Chia seed has grown popularity among ladies! Not only it’s good as a food (rich in omega 3 fatty acids!) it’s also good for our skin too! If you didn’t know it helps to retain moisture! Moisture is very important to our skin/body!

When our skin have enough moisture, it will not generate excess sebum causing our skin to be oily and that’s clean and clear~! (That’s my understand!)

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When you’ve got your face covered, you need to pamper your body too! Body wash and body lotion from Etude House!

This series is formulated with milk protein, ivy extract and the petit bijou fragrance to soften and relieve stressed skin! Smells good and like baby powder! It’s also good to know that the formula is free of sulphates, parabens and ethanol..

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Clinique’s top selling moisturizer, Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, is lightweight cream-gel plumps skin with 24-hour hydration.. Importantly, it’s suitable for all skin type!

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The Brighten My Day All-Over Skin Perfecting Brightening And Hydrating Emulsion features a lightweight and oil-free formula that makes sure skin feel fresh and well-moisturised. It is also designed to refine and tighten pores while reducing the appearance of dark spots and redness.

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Korean beauty brand CNP Laboratory’s new Invisible Peeling Booster is a leave-on formula that gently exfoliates skin and keeps it smooth and hydrated.

Exfoliating is an important part of our skincare routine! it’s only when u exfoliate, dead skin cells will be gone and your skin will look brighter and absorb nutrients better! You know what, don’t be lazy!

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Illamasqua Matte Veil is the matte version of Hydra veil. I had used hyrda veil before and find it not too bad.. For matte lover, I’m sure you’ll love this!

An oil control primer, Matte Veil preps the skin to create the perfect matte base for make-up application. It’s mattifying cream-gel formula absorbs excess oil whilst retaining the skin`s natural moisture levels, providing a silky, soft finish. Enhancing make-up longevity, Matte Veil also controls shine throughout the day and into the evening, keeping skin feeling healthy and balanced..

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Last but not least, one of my favourite makeup remover!

Hydrabio H2O is the 1st and only dermatological micellar water perfectly compatible with the skin. Its fatty acid esters, the constituent elements of micelles, are similar to the phospholipids of the skin cell membranes and naturally help rebuild the skin’s hydrolipidic film. Thus, Hydrabio H2O guarantees unrivalled tolerance and comfort for optimum make-up removing efficacy. Moreover, its Aquagenium® exclusive biological patent retrains the skin to activate its natural moisturising capacities by stimulating the production of aquaporins, water channels in the skin, and retain the water it needs to be balanced.

Now that you’ve seen the items in this trove, are you excited to yours too!!!? Head over to Vanity Trove website to find out more or click HERE to purchase your NYLON x VANITY TROVE now!!

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**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

Vanity Trove | Nylon

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StyleXSanta Box

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Today I’m gonna share with you my December Little Black Beauty Box – StyleXSanta Box!! But before that, pls note that LBBB subscription has been amended.. It’s no longer at $19.90 (or was it $19.99?). The new price is S$21.90.

Initially I thought it was because of the One Year Anniversary and Christmas season that’s why the box got more expensive.. You know more expensive some how relates to more premium products or something special for that box? Although the box that I had subscribed to so far (since the price increase) hasn’t disappoint me but I got it all wrong. LOLX! This price increase is not due to festive seasons. It’s permanent.

起价了啦! T_T

So with the price increase am I gonna still subscribe to LBBB? YESSS, of course!! It’s juz a $2 increase and I have yet to open up a box with disappointment! The quality is still there. The quantity too! (It’s still sad that good things no longer comes cheap!! Below $20 and more than $20 makes a big diff leh~ although its juz $2! Consumer mindset!!)

So what have I got myself this CHRISTMAS!??

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I was just praising LBBB and this is what I got for my StyleXSanta box?!??! *heartache*

Actually a second look ……………

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Not bad what!?!! Although the items come in SMALL SIZE but at least they’re not sample sachets and I have branded makeup products to play with!!!

To start off, let’s take a look at….
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Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Serum!

In just 4 weeks nature’s next generation power plant noticeably reduces wrinkle length & depth. Without the irritation. Visibly helps improve the vertical fret lines between your eyes and the stubborn furrows across your forehead. Youthful “bounce” is revived. Skin is clinically firmer, smoother and more lifted-looking. And with continued use, results improve. What will nature think of next.

Best of all, any skin type is suitable for this!

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Origins Make A Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Serum!

Help empower skin to rebound from ageing dehydration. Help restore youthful looking smoothness to reduce the appearance of fine, dry lines. This plant serum with rejuvenating Rose of Jericho, Trehalose and Sea Haricots helps keep skin happily hydrated. Skin looks and feels dewy, healthy and revitalized.

Guess what!? This is just right for me because it’s got combination dry skin! My type!

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SOMETHING my mom will loveee!! Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair! This is the star product of Estée Lauder, is it not??

Revolutionary technology! The power to change your skin – Every night!! This serum is a major innovation. For the first time, this breakthrough serum promotes a natural nighttime purification process—vital to younger-looking skin.

While you sleep, your skin goes through dramatic changes to repair the day’s damage.Two of the most important changes are purification and synchronization.

Purification: a natural nighttime repair process that helps remove cellular debris that can accelerate premature signs of aging.

Synchronization: a natural process that ensures cellular repair happens at exactly the right time.

Wake up to more beautiful skin – every day! Tested and proven. New Advanced Night Repair addresses all key signs of visible aging. Effective for every ethnicity.

  • Lines & wrinkles looks significantly reduced – More than 75% of women felt that their skin looked more youthful – in just 4 weeks.
  • Skin feels smoother, hydrated & stronger – 82% of women felt their skin was immediately hydrated.
  • See a radiant, more translucent & even toned look – 83% of women felt their skin looked healthier, fresher & more rested – in just 4 weeks.

After sharing so much, I now change my mind! Maybe I should keep this for myself!! If that’s not enough to make u feel WOW.. read on!

Lack of sleep – is it aging your skin too fast? New research says – IT IS! For the first time, a major independent research study shows lack of sleep can accelerate visible skin aging.

The Unprecedented Sleep Study: Estée Lauder commissioned a major independent sleep study in collaboration with University Hospitals Case Medical Center—a world-renowned center of excellence in dermatological research.

The Surprising Results: Lack of sleep can not only accelerate premature signs of skin aging, but affects skin’s natural repair processes. Clinical data shows that poor quality sleep is associated with:

  • Acceleration of fine lines.
  • Increased vulnerability to dryness and dehydration.
  • Uneven skintone.

I think i not only have to sleep more from now onwards, I gotta use this precious baby before I jump onto my bed too!

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Now for some eye opener!! M.A.C. Zoom Lash! Major drama. Lasts all day. Creamy, velvety formula builds density and conditions. Feels light, supple. Ultra-sculpted brush has three-sided fibres to embrace and separate each lash, hugging every curve. Coats in one stroke from root to tip. No smudging.

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Very packed bristle! I can already feel my lash is gonna be very dramatic!

Below are my lashes without any mascara!

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I kinda like my lashes at times.. geez! >_< They’re very .. erm.. dense? LOL

So after applying the Zoom Lash below is how it looks like!

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It’s more defined and looks darker!

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Not sure if it’s my imagination, it seems to have lengthened my lash a little!

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So the above pic with my eyes closed is a comparison for you to see “before/after” effect. Can you tell which has mascara on?

Ans: My left eye (which is the eye on the right that you’re looking at now). Kinda obvious~

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Another thing.. this mascara doesn’t feel very clumpy and its easy to achieve the volumized look. Use a lash curler before applying mascara so that your lashes will stay curled for a longer time..

I wore this mascara since noon till midnight (MERRY CHRISTMAS!) and it shows no sign of smudging! No gothic look at all~ hahah! Waterproof? OF COURSE!! Removing is not hard at all tooooo….

S$29 (approximately) for a mascara like this? WHY NOT!!

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Time to remove your makeup after party? Try this M.A.C. Pro Eye Makeup Remover!

A mega-effective remover that lifts off every look – from delicate to dramatic – without smudges, tears or aggression. Pro-quality, yet decidedly gentle; calms, hydrates and soothes skin with cucumber extract. Makeup can be immediately reapplied. A favourite of busy models. I forgot that I have this in my stash thus didn’t use it to remove my zoom lash when I got home! Darn! I will review this again (if I remember) when I start using it!

Done with the eye? Now let’s check out something for our lips!!

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Lip Gloss from Bobby Brown! YOU KNOW WHAT, I am allergic to BB’s product! T_T oh man!! I will get rashes if I apply anything on my skin. My lips will feel mild numbness when I apply lip color on my lips.. The more you love the more you can’t get to use it.. *sobs* (I’m not trying to scare you.. oops!)

This color seems a bit shimmerish neutral/natural brown color. I thought it will make my lips look dark.. but…….

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It really look very natural on my lips!

*I’m risking my “life” to put this on just to show you the result okay!!* hee.. >_<

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You can see my chapped lips looks fine after I applied the lip gloss! Totally good cover up! WAHAHAHAHA… too bad I’m allergic to BB! aww.. Don’t reminds me of that…

NEXT NEXT NEXT~~~

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Moisturizing Gel from Clinique for combination oily to oily skin types.

The oil-free moisture “drink” developed by Clinique’s dermatologists to maintain optimal moisture balance for skins comfortable in the cheeks but oily in the T-zone or oily all over. Oil-free formula softens, smooths, improves.

This comes in a travel size if you have noticed in the first two pic.. guess I can keep this for my upcoming getaway!

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OK, this is totally awesome… Been hearing soooo much hoo-ha about it and finally my chance to get my hands on it!

LaMer’s Moisturizing Cream (Crème de La Mer) 

Born from the sea, the legendary Crème de la Mer has the power to transform the skin. In a short time, firmness improves, lines, wrinkles and the look of pores become less visible, skin looks virtually ageless. Even the driest complexions are renewed and rejuvenated. With the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, the heart of La Mer’s profound powers of transformation, skin is immersed in moisture, sensitivities soothed, radiance restored.

The Miracle Broth™ in Crème de la Mer is suspended in an extraordinary formula. The secret to activating its renewing power and enjoying its profound benefits lies in a soothing ritual. Crème de la Mer must be warmed for a few seconds between the fingers until it becomes translucent, then pressed gently into the skin.

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This cream is really solid cream.. hahaha… It’s not those light weight runny kinda moisturizer.. It’s more like Hazeline Snow cream kinda texture but better of course! Even it’s price is…. as HIGH-END as the product itself.. make a guess?? Or perhaps you already know.. 1oz for $155! 16.5oz for *drumroll* $1900!!

-faint- I must appreciate this 0.11oz I’ve got here..

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Next up is something I’ve been wanting to try. DKNY Be Delicious Skin, I call it “green apple”! One of my friend been using this since I don’t know went…

The scent is not as sour as green apple please! It’s a sophisticated blend of apples, exotic flowers and woods creates a fresh, juicy scent that can only be called delicious.

Now, save the best for last??? HAHAHA! Now, finally something for my beau to share!!

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Lab Series – Skincare for men!!! Guys! who says it’s a “all girls stuff” kinda thing!!

Lab Series Skincare for Men has long understood that men require products formulated specifically for them.

For decades, men have come to rely on Lab Series, for formulas powered by technology, backed by scientific research, and reinforced by years of success in addressing men’s skincare and grooming needs. Knowing how men want to approach and use skincare on an international level is just as important as understanding what his skin needs at an individual level.  Comprehending men’s skin physiology and distinguishing male specific skincare concerns has led us to create our Clean-Shave-Treat System for simple and results-oriented skincare. Our high-tech approach allows men to take a high-performance approach to life.

We offer simple educational tools to help men understand exactly how to address their skincare needs, and to provide the knowledge and the assurance to solve any problems that arise – from acne to aging.  Best of all, Lab Series easily fits into any active lifestyle, allowing men to work hard, play harder and look better.

Lab Series Skincare for Men continues to introduce innovative new products that reinforce our leadership position in high-tech, high-performance, skincare for men; including the latest in anti-aging, brightening, shaving, moisturising and sun-protective products.

MULTI-ACTION FACE WASH: Unique multi-action foaming cream cleanses, exfoliates and conditions the skin. Effective lathering system dissolves excess oil and unclogs pores. Purifying beads remove dead skin cells and impurities, minimizing ashiness. Vitamin enriched formula nourishes and re-conditions the skin, prepping it for a close shave. Formulated for normal, dry or oily skin types.

AGE RESCUE FACE LOTION: Lightweight, gel-lotion formula minimizes the appearance of visible lines, wrinkles, skin discolorations and broken capillaries while restoring skin tone, firmness and elasticity.

Like this box?? Sorry it’s sold out! BUT you still have a chance to grab “January’s A New Beginning Box“!! I’m definitely looking forward to a NEW BEGINNING with LBBB!!!! Hurray! CLICK it NOW~~~~

March Glamabox

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That’s my March Glamabox! Are u excited to see what’s in it???? Hahahhaa.. Here a quick preview!!

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I will share more details again when I have more time!

Ok! Here’s more pic and comments..

First.. I’m gona show u.. SHAMPOO!! So happy to see a shampoo!!! hahaha Typical Singaporean! BIGGER, Better! hahahaha!! Looks like a branded shampoo to mi.. but sry im not brand conscious.. LOL! i tried it the night i rec’d this.. It’s written there that it restores Shine and softness, strengthening brittle, dry damaged and color treated hair… AND! It’s SULFATE FREE… Well, i can’t really tell if my hair is softer or less damange now cuz had only used once.. but i do feel not bad.. hahaha! smells pleasant too! This, I believe, is available at Watsons already.. we shd be able to get it for less than S$15! (cuz Glamabox is selling for abt S$15.XX)

Next is Crabtree’s lotion… I have not used this yet.. but my laopo had been using this.. if she’s using.. i can say 80% this is good! hahaha!! and plus.. crabtree is well known for the lotions isn’t it? (this month Glamabox is so exciting!!)

Lierac – Wrinkle filling (Day & Night) Cream plus a lifting cream.. i gave my mom the wrinkle filling cream while i take the lifting cream.. but seriously.. rec’g 3 months of surprise boxes, i have stocks for all these serum and cream.. i wonder how long for me to even start a nice bottle…

This is the most hilarious one! its a Toner.. fruity toner if i didn’t rmb wrongly.. it comes with a voucher.. Voucher to redeem free gift.. and location for redemption.. in HONGKONG! GRRR~~~~ anyone gg HKG??

i LIKE this!!! Clinique’s eye shadow set.. comes in 3 colors – rose, deep purple and light greyish purple.. these colors are very neutral.. not those extreme colors that only allows u to put on when wearing certain clothes.. and it comes with 2 diff typ of brush too.. (probably my next post i’ll explore more about brushed..)