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Lilac Box 3 – A Weighty Affair

19 Jun

Hello ladies,

It’s been some time since my last post and I thought I’d better get on it before my posts start piling up even more. This is my third Lilac Box, which I also got mum (her first beauty box!). So this is what we received:

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Pretty lilac lace ribbon

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Quite a full and heavy box.

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First up, Payot Pate Grise and Speciale 5 (1ml each). I quite like this but wish there was more. It does dry up spots quickly.

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Phyto botanical hair relaxing balm (15ml). I love green, botanical products so I like this as well, plus my hair tends to get frizzy. I do like my natural waves though, so as long as it doesn’t straighten them out too much I’m happy.

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Max Factor Ageless Elixir foundation & serum (10ml). Well, I like the fact that they gave so many samples to make up for the sachets. The texture and coverage is good too. However, the shades are a tad too pink to match my skin tone. It also has this light fragrance which, while not overpowering, would have been better without.

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Babor HSR extra firming cream and eye cream. I’m quite excited to try this out. I like eye creams and so far you don’t see it much in beauty boxes.

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Yves Rocher Fresh Rose shower gel (200ml). Yay! Nice big bottle with a lovely scent. Very happy with this.

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And finally, See by Chloe (1.2ml). As I probably mentioned before, I’m not much of a fragrance person. This one is not bad though.

Here are the list of items and approximate value:

1. Payot Pate Grise and Speciale 5, 2ml (RM93/15ml) – RM12.40

2. Phyto phytodefrisant botanical hair relaxing balm, 15ml (RM90/100ml) – RM13.50

3. Max Factor Ageless Elixir foundation & serum, 10ml (RM78/30ml) – RM26

4. Babor HSR extra firming cream, 3ml (RM650/60ml) – RM32.50

5. Babor HSR extra firming eye cream, 3ml (RM490/30ml) – RM49

6. Yves Rocher Fresh Rose shower gel, 200ml – RM39

7. See by Chloe, 1.2ml

So the grand total is roughly RM172.40. If you like what you see, hop on over to The Lilac Box to find out more about Box 4.

The Lilac Box 2

5 Apr

Hi y’all! How nice it is to keep receiving packages in the mail. My Lilac Box 2 arrived a few days after I received my March Wonderbox so it was just delightful.

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Their usual brown cardboard box (which I really like) and lilac ribbon (I prefer this one over the previous polka-dotted one). My first impression: This feels quite heavy.

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Green crepe paper tied with brown straw. And something smells lovely.

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A welcome note from the 3 guys at Lilac Box

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The main reason for the weight: Redken Intra Force Shampoo and Toner (145ml each)

I’ve used Redken products before and they’re not bad although I have stopped because there are so many others to try! This allows me to sample their other products. My shampoo bottle was slightly open with some product dribbling out, but it was mostly safe. Some girls weren’t so lucky.

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200

Nuxe Reve de Miel Face Cleansing and Makeup Removing Gel (15ml), Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil (10ml)

I’ve never heard of Nuxe before this, but apparently their dry oil has quite a following. I realised that part of the scent comes from the dry oil. 98.1% of it consists of natural ingredients with 30% plant oils and Vitamin E. You can use it for your face, body and hair. I gave it a little go and found that it does absorb quickly into the skin without feeling oily.

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200

Lunasol Skin Fusing Powder Foundation (0.6g), Lunasol Smoothing Makeup Base (2g)

This powder foundation claims to provide the radiant finish that liquid and cream foundations have been able to provide, but powder foundations have not. It “combines beautifully with your skin in that it becomes a part of your skin rather than just being applied to the surface, and coats your skin to produce the appearance of no pores or roughness”. Sounds good, and it comes with a little sponge applicator.

The makeup base is formulated to be used together with the powder foundation, smoothing out bumps and pores and allowing the foundation to adhere to the skin better.

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200

The main cause of the scent: Calvin Klein Beauty EDP and Sheer Beauty EDT (1.2ml each)

CK Beauty is described as “the ultimate feminity of a luminous and modern floral” while Sheer Beauty is “transparent sensuality captured in a fresh fruity floral”. In the picture above, you only see Beauty. That’s because my Sheer Beauty broke, which is such a pity because I really like the smell. I like light, fresh scents and this one fits the bill.

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200

And the customary family portrait!

So those are the 8 products in this edition of the Lilac Box.

1) Redken Intra Force Shampoo (RM60/290ml) | RM30/145ml

2) Redken Intra Force Toner (RM65/245ml) | RM38.50/145ml

3) Nuxe Reve de Miel Face Cleansing and Makeup Removing Gel (RM68/200ml) | RM5.10/15ml

4) Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil (RM148/100ml) | RM14.80/10ml

5) Lunasol Skin Fusing Powder Foundation (RM148/10.5g) Case and refill sold separately | RM8.50/0.6g

6) Lunasol Smoothing Makeup Base (RM118/30g) | RM7.90/2g

7) Calvin Klein BeautyEDP 1.2ml (RM361/100ml) | RM4.30/1.2ml

8) Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty EDT (RM325/100ml) | RM3.90/1.2ml

This gives you a total value of RM113 for RM49.90. If you’re interested to subscribe to the next box when they open for orders, check their website or Facebook page for updates.