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Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum

I was having a draught of dryness on my skin and it is timely that Vichy launch their new Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum. (In stores 1st April)


I’ve received the Dynamic Hydration Serum and the Aqualia Thermal Light cream from Vanity Trove. Vanity Trove is collaborating with Vichy for this campaign. You can also find reviews of the serum from other users with different skin types on Vanitytrove.com!


The star product that we want to look at is the Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum! Combined with the latest technology, this serum is able to even out the water level throughout the different parts of the face. In a way, it is able to detect the more dehydrated areas of the face and hydrates that part more. Interesting ain’t it?


The consistency of this serum is very light and watery. Upon application, it turns into water and absorbs really quickly into the skin. Skin feels slightly bouncier after two weeks of use. I’m not sure how the technology behind this serums actually works to identify the less hydrated areas but I do find that my face is not as dry as before. It does not have that super tight feeling right after washing too. My cheeks which are usually experiencing the tight sensation no longer feels that tight.


This is the Aqualia Thermal Light Cream that complements with the use of the serum. This cream is available in both the light and rich formulas. The Rich would be suitable for those with really dry skin. For people with normal/combine and oily skin, the Light cream would be a better choice.


The Light cream is a semi translucent white cream of gel texture and is very light upon application too. It absorbs fast enough and skin feels smooth and cool. I find that my make up applies better when I use this cream in my routine.


A closer look at the Light cream.


I actually received the Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream from another event so here’s a small comparison with the Light cream.


The Rich cream on the left and Light cream on the right. You can see that the Rich cream is denser and more opaque in colour. It is slightly thicker but absorption is still very fast. Both creams does not leave behind any sticky feeling.


I will actually recommend using the serum as it’s really light and suitable for the humid weather in Singapore. The Light cream can be used as a day cream and the Rich cream as a night cream even for those with oily skin. Just be sure to apply a thin layer if you’re more towards the oily side. For those with dry skin, don’t be afraid to apply a thicker layer.

After two weeks of usage, I observed that my skin feels smoother, more plump and less dry. My skin was flaking before and the flaking have definitely reduced greatly.

I also love how light the serum and cream are. For someone who have combination sensitive skin like mine, I’m very afraid of thick creams as they might be too thick and break me out. I never had this problems with Vichy products as they constantly improve on their products making it suitable for the humid weather here in Asia.

I’ll rate this range a 4/5 stars!

Looking for hydration skincare? This range is definitely worth checking out!



Vanity Trove 3!


My 3rd Vanity Trove that I’ve hand picked myself!!

It’s definitely fun and exciting to be picking out your very own samples every time!!


The Essential shampoo was a bonus item as per my previous trove. Now lets get on to the samples I’ve picked!

1. DrGL Collagen Essence
2. Jorubi Aloe Vera Gel
3. Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Cream
4. Biore Aqua Rich Whitening Cream
5. Bifesta Cleansing Lotion Moist
6. Blumarine Bellissima ETD 30ml

Let me know if you want any items to be reviewed and I’ll get it up as soon as I can!

Check out http://vanitytrove.com for more!



Personalized Vanity Trove – Choose your own surprises!

If you have read my previous post on Vanity Trove, you will know that they have rolled out personalized troves from July onwards! And I’m excited as I have just received my very own personalized trove and I cannot wait to share it with you all!!!

Even Hanabi-Ko is curious on what I have chosen!


I’m sure most of you have experience with beauty boxes and often you look at others and goes : ‘ Eh! Why you got this Product A I don’t have!! Unfair lei!’ Or you will wonder why some people got full size stuff and you don’t? Or maybe the products are all quite ok but you won’t use them?

No more of those problems as you will only be receiving samples that you yourself have picked! Here’s what I picked!


We are able to picked 6 samples and sometimes they have full size products available. So I’ve picked 5 samples and 1 full size.

Here’s the list of products that I’ve picked!



Other then the UJÈNE sample which comes in sachet, the rest are pretty luxurious samples and easier to bring out. When choosing your samples, all these are stated so you can choose which kind you prefer! I would also highly recommend you to only pick items that you really want to try! For me, I’m really excited as all the items I’ve picked are stuff that I have been wanting to buy but not willing to commit to the full sizes and also products that I think would be useful to my skin.


Who don’t love to see a full size product in their beauty boxes? Paying $25 for a trove, I’m pretty sure most of you would like to receive products worth that buck. So if there’s a full size item that you like to try, just grab it! I’ve picked this hair cream by PHYTO as my hair have been quite dry after rounds of bleaching and coloring. Hopefully this can work some magic to my hay like hair.


Happy personalizing your own trove at Vanity Trove now!



Brand New Vanity Trove

Hi all!

Vanity Trove have gone through some changes and now they are allowing you to customize your very own troves! Not only that, they gave their boxes a makeover too!


Based on your Beauty Profile and Preferences that you have filled up when registering an account with them, they will recommend the products that is best suited for you!

From the recommendations, you are then able to pick and choose your preferred samples for your own personalized trove!

Hence, instead of beauty surprises, they also have changed their tagline to Discover Beauty! One great thing about beauty blogging, is to share about beauty with like minded people. And VT is working towards that!


Delivery will be made within 7 working days! So instead of the usual monthly delivery, they are delivery every single day!

Here’s a print screen I took when I checked out my very own trove!


Here’s a little walk through provided from VT!

To ensure your beauty discovery is a smooth-sailing one, let’s follow through these simple steps below.To start you off, complete Beauty Profile to see some recommended products suited for you!

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Head on to: http://bit.ly/10AKDzc

You will be prompted to fill up your Beauty Profile by answering a few simple questions!

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Next, want to be the first to try out products you have been lemming for so long? Add them to Wishlist, Like the Brand and the Product. This helps to unlock more samples for you, you will then be able to pick these samples when they are released!

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Tell us more in depth of what you feel about all the products you have used by Adding them to your Beauty Table and Write a Review. Cos we hope to help you relive the moment and deliver the same pleasant experience again!

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HEADS UP!  VanityTrove will be introducing new phase of beauty discovery whereby you will be plugged into the latest happenings of people you follow on VanityTrove. Read up on their latest reviews, brand likes and product likes, products they wish for.  Be sure to also follow people of your interest to know what is up with their beauty regime! It will be just like Facebook but for Beauty.


Go get your very own personalized troves today!





April’s Spring Trove

Spring arrived early with Vanity Trove’s April Spring Trove! It was sweet of Camy from Vanity Trove to send me April’s Trove for review! Thanks Camy!


I’m always excited when I receive beauty boxes like these. You never know what’s inside till you open it!
In this month’s trove, we have goodies from Elizabeth Arden and Dr.Ci:Labo! I am also pleasantly surprised to see an issue of Vanity in the box!


I think it’s a great idea to have a mini beauty magazine to update subscribers about the latest trends and it’s the perfect size for the handbag! Also, information about the products on the Trove can be found in the mini mag too!


From Elizabeth Arden, there’s samples from the Visible Whitening range! We have the Smoothing Cleanser(center), Multi-targeted UV Shield BB Cream(left) and the Melanin Control Night Capsules(right). Can’t wait to try these out as I’ve recently got darker from my trips to Legoland and the Adventure Cove Water Park. Best timing to try out this range to see of it works! :p


Then we have Dr.Ci:Labo where we have the improved Aqua-Collagen-Gel(round tub), Super Washing Foam EX, Super Cleansing EX and the BB Perfect Cream White377+. All products are made in Japan and the Aqua-Collagen-Gel is pretty raved in the beauty community. Can’t wait to see what this baby can do to improve my skin!


Subscription to Vanity Trove is at $25 per month. Visit Vanity Trove’s Site for more information.

If you want to read the past issues of Vanity, you can do so online over at www.vanitymag.com.

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