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Wonderbox October

12 Nov

I was looking forward to my October Wonderbox because September’s box got delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. A nice little email from Wonderbox apologised and explained the cause of delay and moved our subscription to the October edition with a promise of two additional full-sized items for the inconvenience. I thought it was very thoughtful of them and patiently waited for my box to arrive.

It finally did!

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When I opened it I found…

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The information card, brochure for RA8 and a voucher for RA8

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The full-sized Neutrogena Ageless anti-wrinkle and firming essence (30g) as promised. I was pleased to see this as it’s never too early to start the ageing gracefully process, plus it is valued at RM89.90.

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Full-sized bloop nail strips (RM12.90). I’ve never tried nail strips before unless you count the time in school where I stuck psychedelic present wrap on my nails with clear polish. It reflected the sunlight like mirrors and I was pretty pleased, heh heh. Anyway, I’ve always preferred simple and classic styles so I don’t do nail art that much. That said, this probably gives me a chance to try it out. We’ll see.

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Bio-Essence Nourishing Deep Cleanser with Royal Jelly & ATP (30g), Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly & ATP (10g), and Radiant Youth Essence With ATP & Royal Jelly (5ml)

I’m actually fine with Bio-Essence since I like their Radiant Youth Essence. This gives me a chance to try more of their line of products.

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RA8 Renewal Creme. I’ve never heard of RA8 before. It is described as a “rich and gentle non-greasy creme enriched with UV filters that protects the skin against harsh environmental conditions while promoting the generation of cells through the proprietary aquamarine extract. This unique formula will moisturize and clarify skin tone for a fairer, luminous and more even complexion.”

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So that’s it for October. Honestly, I felt a bit underwhelmed with this edition since I had expected the two full-sized products to be in addition to a regular edition. I do appreciate the thought behind it and the Neutrogena does make up for the whole box, but I think there will be those who feel that it could have been better.

Anyhow, they have just launched The Little Black Box which is a fashion box based on themes selected every month. You need to be registered first though, so if you don’t already have an account, register here. Do check it out and let me know what you think.

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Wonderbox May Edition – A Pleasant Surprise

19 Jun

When I actually got to open my May Wonderbox, I was a bit worried because of some subscribers who were not happy with theirs. I needn’t have to worry because I like almost everything in there!

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Product information card and a RM50 discount voucher at Senze Studio

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This was the first thing I saw when I opened the box. I let out an audible “Oo..”. Neutrogena Hydro Boost night concentrate sleeping pack (full size 50g). I heard some good things about this so am looking forward to trying it.

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The next thing I saw, where I let out an audible “Oh!”. Bio-essence Radiant Youth Essence with ATP (full size 20ml). I was very happy to see this because I really like it. The gel absorbs into the skin leaving it powdery soft.

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Ginvera Green Tea Whitening Marvel Gel (8ml + 5g sachet) and Green Tea Ultimate Sun Shield SPF56 PA++ (3g). Marvel Gel has been around for a long time, and not surprisingly because it works. If you don’t like exfoliating with rough beads or harsh chemicals, then this might just suit you.

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Le Scenteur Whitening Hand & Body Lotion (70g) and Sensation EDT sample. “Enriched with Olive Oil and Licorice extract, helps to restore skin’s natural moisture balance and lighten skin”. I’m not crazy about whitening products because I don’t believe fair equals beautiful. However, moisture is important so I suppose it can go in the travel bag.

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The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter (48g). This creamy body butter has a hint of Satsuma so it’s not overpoweringly citrusy, although I don’t mind citrusy. Good size to bring around.

And that’s it! So here’s the summary:

1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost night concentrate sleeping pack, 50g – RM58.60

2. Bio-essence Radiant Youth Essence with ATP, 20ml – RM45.90

3. Ginvera Green Tea Whitening Marvel Gel, 8+5ml (RM38/60ml) – RM8.20

4. Le Scenteur Whitening Hand & Body Lotion, 70g (RM11/250ml) – RM3.10

5. The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter, 48g – RM20

So that brings the total value to RM135.80. If you think that’s good value after paying only RM39.90 for the box, go here to discover your own beauty secrets at home.

Wonderbox – March edition

5 Apr

I’m always excited to receive my beauty boxes, so I was like ‘Yay!’ when my March Wonderbox arrived.

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Pretty grey ribbon! This would be the skincare version.

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As usual, product card and voucher. This month’s RM30 Murad voucher is the same as last month’s. Not shown here is the 50% off voucher for Dr. Fuchs Regeneration Maximum Energy Serum. Now let’s look at the goodies one by one.

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Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture (7.5ml) from their Age-Reform range

It claims to be Murad’s most opulent moisturiser and locks in moisture for 8 hours. Looking forward to try this.

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Murad Oil-free Sunscreen SPF 30 (10ml)

We all know how important sunscreen is and I admit, I’ve not been very diligent in using it. Mostly because of how sticky it makes my skin feel. Let’s see if this one agrees with my skin.

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Murad Active Radiance Serum (3.7ml)

According to the product info card, this serum “delivers 50 times the collagen-building, skin-brightening and cell-protecting power of ordinary topical Vitamin C”. Sounds power-packed. Not cheap too at RM398/30ml. No wonder it came in such a small vial.

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Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Conditioning Hand Creme (30ml)

Yay! I like manuka honey so I’m glad I got this. Smells quite pleasant too.

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Dr. Fuchs Secrets Midnight Secret Emergency Augen pads (2 pads)

These pads are said to regenerate, revitalise and detox skin for short nights, making you look like you got 8 hours of sleep.

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Ok everybody, say ‘cheese’!

Overall, I’m quite happy with the products. I prefer skincare to makeup anyway, plus I like Murad because I think their products are high quality and high value. The hand creme also looks promising.

Now for the dollar value of the box:

1) Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture (RM298/50ml) | RM45/7.5ml

2) Murad Oil-free Sunscreen SPF 30 (RM170/50ml) | RM34/10ml

3) Murad Active Radiance Serum (RM398/30ml) | RM49/3.7ml

4) Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Conditioning Hand Creme (RM69/85ml) | RM24/30ml The price was not provided on the card, but a cursory search online put the price at roughly RM45/85ml.

5) Dr. Fuchs Secrets Midnight Secret Emergency Augen pads (RM240/8 pads) | RM60/2 pads

That makes this box worth about RM212!

That wraps up this post. As usual, hop on over to Wonderbox if you think they give good value and are thinking of giving them a try.

February Wonderbox – CNY Edition

4 Mar

Hi ladies, I had been eagerly waiting for my February Wonderbox to arrive ever since I subscribed, but even more so once I received my Lilac Box. Anyway, when it finally did I got straight to unboxing it.

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The February box came with a yellow/gold ribbon.

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We are first greeted by a thank you card itemising the goodies in the box and another card about their Wonderpoints system to earn more points so we can redeem free boxes! They are also working towards enabling the redemption of beauty and cosmetic products with Wonderpoints soon.

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The goodies! The box is decorated with brown paper strips making it look like a nest and pink cherry blossoms.

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First up, the vouchers. 20% off Jacqueline Burchell products and RM30 gift voucher for Murad products purchased online.

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Murad’s T-Zone Pore Refining Gel and Energizing Pomegranate Moisturiser. I haven’t tried Murad’s products before so am very excited to try these.

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H2O+ Marine Toner and Face Oasis Dual-action Exfoliating Cleanser

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Last but not least, Jacqueline Burchell nail lacquer. I was hoping to get their Emerald Green collection but these were nice too. From left are White Dwarf (gunmetal grey), Cosmic Rays (metallic blue-green) and Radio Galaxy (shimmery purple).

Let’s take a look at the value, shall we?

1. Murad Vitalic T-Zone Pore Refining Gel (3.7ml) – RM228/50ml so it’s about RM16.80

2. Murad Energizing Pomegranate Moisturiser (30ml) – RM180/50ml so RM108

3. H2O+ Marine Toner (30ml) – RM99/200ml so it’s about RM14.85

4. H2O+ Oasis Dual-action Exfoliating Cleanser (30ml) – RM99/120ml so it’s RM24.75

5. Jacqueline Burchell (5ml) – SGD9/RM22 each ~ RM66

So all in all it’s a total value of RM230.40 (excluding vouchers) for RM39.90 you pay for the box. If this gets you excited to give them a try, sign up here and get your surprise next month.

Did you subscribe to this month’s box? Which was your favourite item?