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 thoughts on “Vanity Trove April Edition: The Shower of Summer

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  1. 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 =_=

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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

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

    Spotted my fav! Issey Miyake..ehheheh

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