The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • My First Vanity Trove Box
If you’re from the Philippines, you’ve probably heard of SaladBox and BDJ Box. They’re like your monthly magazine subscription except you’ll receive a box full of different beauty samples instead of glossy pages. 
Since I’m nowhere near my homeland, I might as well give Singapore’s Vanity Trove a try. Check out the goodies I’ve got.
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Before I proceed to my review, here’s a quick background about my face:


I was like every other girl in high school. I had breakouts, I had dark spots on the cheeks and oh, my mother forbid me to do anything with eyebrows.
I used to be a Pond’s girl back in high school. Pond’s was relatively cheap and available nationwide. I’ve tried most of their products but my favorite would be their Detox Facial Fluid because they removed my dark spots.
By the time I got into college, I became more aware of the things I apply on my face and switched to Celeteque because of their non-comodogenic line. I rarely get zits anymore, unless it’s that time of the month.  
Unfortunately, I have no idea where to buy Celeteque here in Singapore so I buy a bottle or two every time I visit Manila. I’ve looked everywhere and I can’t find it in Fairprice, Watson’s or Guardian. As for my daily ritual, I only cleanse and moisturize my face. 



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The box cost $25/month, that’s roughly around PHP850 and more expensive than the subscription program in the Philippines (SaladBox and BDJ cost around PHP500). To be honest, I was a bit disappointed because I was expecting to receive at least one medium-sized bottle with a net weight of 50ml or more (Read The Misty Mom’s First BDJ Box Review to see what I mean).
Instead, I only received tons of sachets that were mostly from Belif and Philosophy. Not bad but they’re not exactly worth $25 either. Will I renew my subscription? Most likely not. We’ll see.  

1. First Aid: Transforming Peel Off Mask 2. Peat Miracle Revital Eye Cream 3. The True Cream - Aqua Bomb 4. Creamy Cleansing Foam Moist 5. Bergamot Herbal Extract Toner 6. Milky Moisturizer: Hydra Balancing

1. The Microdelivery Peel Step I and II 2. Miracle Worker 3. Purity Made Simple 4. Eye Hope

1. Beauty Buffet Facial Masks 2. Ciracle Blackheads Remover (cotton mask) 3. Dr. GL Collagen Essence 4. Ujene Switzerland Serum
Product Review
So far, I’v only tried two products: SexyLook’s facial mask (not in photos) and Ujene’s Puriste Collagen Serum (small sachet on the last photo).
I love the design of SexyLook’s Facial Mask because it comes with an “ear hook” so you can do whatever you want for the next 15 minutes. The hook makes the mask secure so you’re sure that your face is absorbing the nutrients it needs (click here to get an idea). The only downside is you sort of look like Jason from Friday The 13th. 
Ujene’s Puriste Collagen Serum is fantastic! I tried this product yesterday right after I washed and moisturized my face. After watching an episode of Adventure Time (that’s more or less 30 minutes), I went back to the bathroom to get something and I’ve noticed my face looked firmer and brighter. :D
I’ve decided to research more about this product and so far, I can’t find a bad review about it. The product doesn’t have alcohol and contains 10% active Oviluxe, a 99% purest grade, finest quality, triple-helix collagen extracted from BSE-free sheepskin (see more here). Triple-helix? Ok, I’ll probably ask my boyfriend what’s that about but I do know that collagen is good for your skin, so I’m definitely getting this next time I hit the mall. 
Well, that’s my review for now. As for the remaining samples, I’m thinking of using them during my Christmas vacation because I heard that cold weather makes your skin dry and I obviously don’t want that. ;) 
This is not a sponsored post. 

My First Vanity Trove Box

If you’re from the Philippines, you’ve probably heard of SaladBox and BDJ Box. They’re like your monthly magazine subscription except you’ll receive a box full of different beauty samples instead of glossy pages. 

Since I’m nowhere near my homeland, I might as well give Singapore’s Vanity Trove a try. Check out the goodies I’ve got.

Before I proceed to my review, here’s a quick background about my face:

I was like every other girl in high school. I had breakouts, I had dark spots on the cheeks and oh, my mother forbid me to do anything with eyebrows.

I used to be a Pond’s girl back in high school. Pond’s was relatively cheap and available nationwide. I’ve tried most of their products but my favorite would be their Detox Facial Fluid because they removed my dark spots.

By the time I got into college, I became more aware of the things I apply on my face and switched to Celeteque because of their non-comodogenic line. I rarely get zits anymore, unless it’s that time of the month.  

Unfortunately, I have no idea where to buy Celeteque here in Singapore so I buy a bottle or two every time I visit Manila. I’ve looked everywhere and I can’t find it in Fairprice, Watson’s or Guardian. As for my daily ritual, I only cleanse and moisturize my face. 

Vanity Trove

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The box cost $25/month, that’s roughly around PHP850 and more expensive than the subscription program in the Philippines (SaladBox and BDJ cost around PHP500). To be honest, I was a bit disappointed because I was expecting to receive at least one medium-sized bottle with a net weight of 50ml or more (Read The Misty Mom’s First BDJ Box Review to see what I mean).

Instead, I only received tons of sachets that were mostly from Belif and Philosophy. Not bad but they’re not exactly worth $25 either. Will I renew my subscription? Most likely not. We’ll see.  

Belif Products c/o Vanity Trove

1. First Aid: Transforming Peel Off Mask 2. Peat Miracle Revital Eye Cream 3. The True Cream - Aqua Bomb 4. Creamy Cleansing Foam Moist 5. Bergamot Herbal Extract Toner 6. Milky Moisturizer: Hydra Balancing

Philosophy c/o Vanity Trove

1. The Microdelivery Peel Step I and II 2. Miracle Worker 3. Purity Made Simple 4. Eye Hope

Other Products c/o Vanity Trove

1. Beauty Buffet Facial Masks 2. Ciracle Blackheads Remover (cotton mask) 3. Dr. GL Collagen Essence 4. Ujene Switzerland Serum

Product Review

So far, I’v only tried two products: SexyLook’s facial mask (not in photos) and Ujene’s Puriste Collagen Serum (small sachet on the last photo).

I love the design of SexyLook’s Facial Mask because it comes with an “ear hook” so you can do whatever you want for the next 15 minutes. The hook makes the mask secure so you’re sure that your face is absorbing the nutrients it needs (click here to get an idea). The only downside is you sort of look like Jason from Friday The 13th. 

Ujene’s Puriste Collagen Serum is fantastic! I tried this product yesterday right after I washed and moisturized my face. After watching an episode of Adventure Time (that’s more or less 30 minutes), I went back to the bathroom to get something and I’ve noticed my face looked firmer and brighter. :D

I’ve decided to research more about this product and so far, I can’t find a bad review about it. The product doesn’t have alcohol and contains 10% active Oviluxe, a 99% purest grade, finest quality, triple-helix collagen extracted from BSE-free sheepskin (see more here). Triple-helix? Ok, I’ll probably ask my boyfriend what’s that about but I do know that collagen is good for your skin, so I’m definitely getting this next time I hit the mall. 

Well, that’s my review for now. As for the remaining samples, I’m thinking of using them during my Christmas vacation because I heard that cold weather makes your skin dry and I obviously don’t want that. ;) 

This is not a sponsored post. 

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