Vanity Trove April Edition: The Shower of Summer

You might have noticed that the cooking posts have decreased recently, and you are not just being paranoid. I haven’t stopped cooking, but I’ve been eating very simple meals involving whole fruits and vegetables. At most, I’ll throw a combination of vegetables into the pot to make soup (not nearly exciting enough). But don’t worry, I’ve bought plenty of ingredients for a few interesting dishes.

If you are planning to travel via Airasia this month, don’t forget to flip through the in-flight magazine. Some of my friends have already informed me via instagram/tweet/facebook that they have seen my face on Pg. 36. Though if you are not travelling, you can also download the magazine here. So this is what Pg 36 looks like.

I’d like to thank Airasia Travel 3Sixty Magazine for this great opportunity and Wilson Ng for organising this.

Last weekend I’ve received my beautiful surprises from Vanity Trove. The theme this month is “The Shower of Summer”, so picture sunshine (which we have plenty of), beach, bikinis and your favourite pair of sunnies. Unveiling the surprises, it’s evident that this month’s box is more filled than the last.

Anchor Pendant and Seashell came from my own collection. Fitting though right?
Anchor Pendant and Seashell came from my own collection. Fitting though right?

First glance: several full sized products here and lookie there’s an eyeshadow palette by Kate (one of my favourite brands for eye shadow, and I have 3 different palettes already).

Earthy copper and beige.
Earthy copper and beige. (RM49)

This is almost identical to my Sephora’s 2 tone palette but with slightly more shimmering effect. My eyeshadows are much more toned down these days so this duo is just perfect. Safe to say this is my favourite item in the box.

Strong pigments
Strong pigments and sparkly

I’m a little surprised that there wasn’t a sunscreen of sort in the box but there is an Intensive Brightening Serum by Clarins which contains the exclusive Trans-Luminescent Complex, promising clearer and more radiant skin. I’ve just put this on after washing off my makeup from a photoshoot and it gave my skin a little glow after just one application. I also like how it’s very quickly absorbed.

Clarin's Intensive Brightening Serum (RM296 for 30ml)
Clarins Intensive Brightening Serum (RM296 for 30ml)

Besides, there are 5 of these samples which will last at least a week. What’s not to like?

ORIKS Gemstone Nano Platinum Aqua Watery Cream
ORIKS Gemstone Nano Platinum Aqua Watery Cream (RM398 for 50g)

I generally like ORIKS products and this Aqua Watery Cream is a moisturiser that is supposed to smooth the wrinkles, tighten pores and brighten your complexion. I think one can have too much hydration sometimes and this felt a little sticky after application. And my skin looked a bit too shiny after. I might try this with a different combination of toner/serum next time.

Perkins Nail Wrap
Perkins Nail Wrap (RM39.90)

You might have noticed that my nails are always bare and clipped short, it’s kinda occupational (doctors don’t wear nail polish, pianists do not keep long nails and manicured nails don’t quite gel with the kitchen) and a bit habitual I guess. I know, not very feminine of me. I do love the cute nautical designs though. These are easy to stick on with no drying time. So….. anyone want this?

Issey Miyake Pleats Please EDT (RM255 for 50ml)
Issey Miyake Pleats Please EDT (RM255 for 50ml)

I do like perfume samples simply because you can carry them even in dinner clutches. This one is a little fruity, a little floral with a citrus-y base note. Slightly sexy too. I’m a loyal fan of Annick Goutal though so it’s unlikely I’ll switch sides.

Bonus Product
KilaDoll Pearl Facial Mask (RM39.90 for 10pcs)

I reckon a girl can never have too many facial masks. And to be honest, most of them are great for a little boost for your skin. I’m a bit too lazy and use facial masks once a month at best. Looking forward to seeing the effects of the pearl extract, aloe vera, cucumber etc.

Lovely combination this month and definitely good value considering they are more generous with the samples this time (2 full sized products too).

You can still order the May Edition of Vanity Trove (do it before 14th April though). Sign up and subscribe at for monthly subscription fee of RM50 or choose the 3, 6, 12 months subscription options.

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32 Comments Add yours

  1. Swee San Lim says:

    oh u got Issey Miyake’s perfume.. that nautical nail wrap is kinda cute..

    1. kellysiew says:

      Maybe I’ll try on the toe nails, hahaha!

  2. the singing food blogger! that’s a very catchy title/nickname 😀

    1. kellysiew says:

      Yeah. Think if they add the Doctor bit it may just be a little too long. Lol. I confuse myself sometimes.

  3. wow. you’re like multi-talented!

    seems like VT is doing better this month. at least there’s two full-sized items!

    1. kellysiew says:

      I just have many interests/passions. Yes I do like this month’s VT!

  4. Chef and Sommelier says:

    Wow Kelly… you are famous now! 😀

    1. kellysiew says:

      Lol not yet. Still working on it.

  5. suituapui says:

    Wow! Celebrity! May I have your autograph? Wink! Wink!

    1. kellysiew says:

      Lol definitely not a celebrity! You can have as many signatures as you want though.

  6. thammelissa says:

    For the Air Asia mag…they’ve published a nice photo of u. I must say that you are multi talented!
    I only received my Vanity Trove April box ytd….no more surprises edi =_=

    1. kellysiew says:

      Thank you! I was surprised to receive my box before March ended. But surprises or not, still a pretty good Box this month! 🙂

  7. KY says:

    this is all very confusing :X

    1. kellysiew says:

      Lol! Sorry! 😛

  8. Alice yap says:

    Wow, nice VT box this month~
    If you dun wan the nail wrap, can u give it to me? Haha, i wish to try it~

    1. kellysiew says:

      Do you live in KL? Drop me a pm on fb? 🙂

      1. Alice yap says:

        Hi, yes i pm you on fb ald 😉

  9. Chuen says:

    For a moment I thought how come your box is different from others with the Anchor pendant and seashell xD Nice necklace btw! The nautical nail wrap is cute 🙂

    1. kellysiew says:

      I also had an idea to shoot the pictures beside the pool and all, then it started raining. Lol.

  10. missyblurkit says:

    That’s worth more than RM50 worth of goodies! Like you I am kinda lazy with mask…but its always good to put them on:D

    1. kellysiew says:

      The eyeshadow itself is already 49. Hehe I already did a mask 2 weeks ago so I’ll wait a couple more weeks to use this one. hehe

  11. Congrats! You look super hot singing food blogger 🙂

  12. Yee Ling says:

    Congrats Kelly, featuring in the magazine!! More to come later on. Keep up the good work.

    Spotted my fav! Issey Miyake..ehheheh

    1. kellysiew says:

      Thank you! Oohh. Yeah the Issey Miyake Perfume is quite lovely.

  13. The Yum List says:

    Nice neutral make up colours.

    1. kellysiew says:

      Yes, suitable for all occasions!

  14. agentcikay says:

    congrats on the post babe. Well done! 😀

    1. kellysiew says:

      Have to thank Wilson for it!

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