I trust the week has got off to a good start. Mine has been a mini-rollercoaster but will spare you the details of this one 🙂
I received a complimentary trove from Vanity Trove last week and how better than to begin this week with my thoughts on Awesome Wholesome. Now to start with I’m all for taglines and Awesome Wholesome is a fantastic one at that. I’ve always been big on natural, organic products so when Vanity Trove dedicated the May trove to this theme, I was pretty excited to see what they had in store for their subscribers.
But first some background information. Vanity Trove is no stranger to the beauty box business, having firmly made an imprint in Singapore, the folks at VT decided to spread their wings across the shores and reach out to us here in Malaysia. Priced at RM 50 per trove/per month the trove ships out at the end of each calendar month and delivers beautiful surprises to your doorstep each month.
And what surprise(s) did I receive from the folks at Vanity Trove….? Read on to find out.
So lets slip out the drawer to see what’s in store below.
Now before I go on let me first tell you that the first thing that catches my attention even before I set out to unbox this trove is the amazing scent that practically invades my senses. Cant wait to find out what it is 🙂
And finally the moment I’ve been waiting for
I count 5 items in total and is that a full-sized item I spy?… and so it is ( woots!!! grinning from ear to ear ) So as always, this is me making a list of the items I received and their values:-
- Schwarzkopf, Essensity Natural Shine Serum (full size) – RM 56/50ml
- Heaven on Earth, Essential Oil (Lavender), 1.5ml – RM 50/5ml (RM 15)
- Pure South Organic Body Lotion with Fresh Goat’s Milk, ml not specified – approximate 50ml – RM 59/255ml (RM 11.50)
- Tilley, Goat Milk Soap, 1 bar – RM 12
- Avene, Thermal Spring Water, 50ml – RM 19
- RM 25 Cash Voucher from HiShop on purchases RM 50 or more
- Complimentary 4-in-1 Body Detoxification Therapy Voucher from Mary Chia valued at RM 400/60mins
- RM 20 Discount Voucher on Antipodes and Nvey Eco Products valid at all TNS Skin Lab outlets in Malaysia.
So there it is, a first hand look at what was included as part of Awesome Wholesome. What did I think? I must say I was absolutely delighted with every item in this month’s trove.
First up, the absolutely lovely fragrance was the Lavender essential oil from Heaven on Earth. How apt as this essential oil absolutely lives up to its name. Pure essential oils are highly concentrated precious oils which means just a few drops are enough to enjoy their benefits. Essential oils can be used in a vaporizer,for compression and bathing as well as added to another carrier oil for massage. For more information on Heaven on Earth and their full range of products, visit them here.
It was great to see organic products in the like of Pure South and Tilley as well. Tilley soaps are made from chemical-free ingredients and the freshest Australian Goat’s Milk. The also contain organic shea and cocoa butter as well as organic jojoba oil making them ideal for even sensitive skin.
I have been using Schwarzkopf products since my early twenties and I can attest to their consistent quality. The Essensity Natural Shine Serum contains a combination of organic sesame and olive oils to improve the quality and texture of hair. I tried this one and loved it. Takes a few applications to see results but definitely worth the wait.
Last up is the Avene Thermal Spring Water. Clinically proven to sooth and soften skin, this is one product that can be used anytime,anywhere. Just spritz it on your face for a quick pick me up.
So what did the value of this trove work out to, as usual not taking into account and voucher values, the samples and full-sized items came up to approximately RM 113.50 which is more than 2 X the cost of a trove.
To the folks at Vanity Trove, thanks for giving me the opportunity to review the May 2013 trove, Awesome Wholesome did indeed live up to its name 🙂
Credits : To Ariana Carmel, my super talented daughter who took the AMAZING pictures you see in this article. Good Job Ana on an Excellent Job !!!
p/s: Have just launched my second Giveaway…. check it out here