August 4, 2015

It’s back! Everyone loves beautiful surprises, so we’ve brought back the NYLON Singapore x Vanity Trove Beauty Box filled with our beauty favourites. We launched the first edition back in 2013 to much success, so it’s about time we brought it back – and we’ll be releasing a new box with each issue, so there’s something to look forward to every month!

This trove is going at the affordable price of $38, while stocks last, and for that you get to test out a wide range of products including skincare, makeup and haircare. It’s a pretty sweet deal, if we must say so ourselves.

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Here’s a look at what is in this edition of the box:


1. Fresh Rose Face Mask (20ml)
2. John Frieda Full Repair Strengthen+Restore Shampoo (50ml)
3. John Frieda Full Repair Strengthen+Restore Conditioner (50ml)
4. Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray (53ml)
5. Skinfood Premium Lettuce & Cucumber Watery Toner (10ml)
6. Skinfood Premium Lettuce & Cucumber Watery Emulsion (10ml)
7. Bioré Marshmallow Whip Extra Moist Facial Wash (150ml)
8. BRTC Animal Mask (20g)
9. K-Palette Volume Curl Mascara or Long Curl Mascara or 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting 2 Way Eyebrow Liner or Lasting Eyebrow Mascara or Real Lasting Tears Tank or Magic Eyeglue Liquid (full-sized)
10. VDL Lumilayer Primer (8ml)
11. VDL Perfecting Last Foundation (8ml)


1. Fresh Rose Face Mask


Give your face a real treat with this hydrating and toning face mask. It is infused with real rose petals that melt into your skin, leaving it smoother, more radiant, and smelling divine. For centuries, people have trusted rosewater for its soothing and balancing properties and in this mask, it is mixed with cucumber extract and aloe vera gel to give that extra cooling effect. In addition, the antioxidant-rich green tea will protect your skin from damage in the polluted city air. This gel formula is made with natural ingredients and this sweet mini version will let you decide if it feels like a bed of roses.

Fresh Rose Face Mask, $95 for 100ml. Available at Sephora stores. fresh.com/sg


2. John Frieda Full Repair Strengthen+Restore Shampoo and Conditioner


Long after Friends has concluded its finale, we are still having hair envy over Rachel’s unwavering good hair days. This shampoo and conditioner set helps restore hair to look and feel full, bouncy, and strong. It is made with Inca Inchi Oil taken from a Peruvian Amazonian plant that reduces breakage and split ends and protects brittle strands. It also contains super levels of omega-3 to repair and nourish damaged hair. These cute bottles are perfect to throw into your bag, so you can ensure your hair is kept in check during the rush between your morning gym workout and heading to the office.

John Frieda Full Repair Strengthen+Restore Shampoo and Conditioner, $15.90 for 250ml each. Available at selected Watsons stores. johnfrieda.com.sg


3.VDL Lumilayer Primer and Perfecting Last Foundation


Violet might become your favourite colour after trying these. These clever base products make use of violet pigments that reflect light off various angles of the face, to create a radiant aura that shines through even layers of makeup. The Perfecting Last Foundation is also made of pigment particles that have a flat surface to enable even application, and keeps skin moisturised by balancing oil and water levels in the skin. These mini versions are great for on-the-go touch ups and travelling, so you can bring your glow everywhere with you.

VDL Lumilayer Primer, $36 for 30ml, and Perfecting Last Foundation, $42 for 30ml. Available at VDL stores. facebook.com/vdlcosmeticssingapore


4. Skinfood Premium Lettuce and Cucumber Watery Toner and Emulsion


If eating your vegetables has ever been a challenge, Skinfood has an alternative way for you to reap the fruits of greens – through your skin. Start with the toner by gently applying it onto your entire face until it is completely absorbed. Then smoothe a generous amount of the emulsion onto your skin for a deeply hydrating treatment. In this box, we let you get a taste of this two-step indulgence.

Skinfood Premium Lettuce and Cucumber Watery Toner (180ml) and Emulsion (140ml), $32.90 each. Available at Skinfood stores. Follow Skinfood on Instagram @skinfoodsg. facebook.com/skinfoodsg


5. Bioré Marshmallow Whip Extra Moist Facial Wash


Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. Bubbles are the way to go when it comes to cleansers, like in the Bioré Marshmallow Whip Extra Moist Facial Wash – the formula has eight times more micro-bubbles and eight times denser foam than previous versions to penetrate deep into the skin, and flush out dirt and impurities. Dry skin will be soothed with the Beauty Serum, which makes up 40 percent of the ingredients.

Bioré Marshmallow Whip Extra Moist Facial Wash, $13.90 for 150ml. Available at Watsons stores. kao.com/sg/biore


6. BRTC Animal Mask


Facial masks have never been as fun as these animal masks. We suggest getting your friends together for a mask party using these – plenty of photoworthy moments right there. Each box contains one mask, and each of the different animals represent a particular function such as firming the skin, replenishing moisture, and recharging tired skin; but whatever your skin needs, we suggest collecting them all anyway just because they’re so darn cute.

BRTC Animal Masks, $3.90 each. Available at Sasa stores. en.brtc.co.kr


7. Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray


Get voluminous locks and maintain them throughout the day – yes, even in Singapore’s hot weather. This hairspray is light and dries extra quickly to catch your mane at its peak, plus it ensures no stickiness and easy restyling without heavy build-up. Your hair gets protection from the harsh humidity and is given a shine boost with Provitamin B5. The Argan Oil, Keratin and Grape Seed Oil prevent frizz, and aid conditioning and strengthening. On top of all these, it even protects hair’s natural chemical bonds from UV damage.

Marc Anthony Oil Of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray, $19.90 for 300ml. Available at selected Watsons stores. marcanthony.com


8. K-Palette Eye Products


Those big, googly and incredibly long-lashed eyes you always see Japanese girls sporting? It’s all down to clever use of eye makeup. One of the following six products is included in the box: Bring your eyelashes to falsies-levels with the Volume Curl or Long Curl Mascara, which both contain a polymer that will help curl your lashes in a single stroke, and lock that curl in place for the rest of the day. K-Palette’s 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting 2 Way Eyebrow Liner is great for ensuring colour stays put on your brows even through the most humid and sticky of days; the Lasting Eyebrow Mascara comes with the first-ever showerhead brush to coat your brow hairs without colouring the skin below. Get on board the puffy undereye trend with the Real Lasting Tears Tank shimmer eyeliner pen, and the Magic Eyeglue Liquid is a handy tool for faking double eyelids.

K-Palette Volume Curl Mascara, Long Curl Mascara, 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting 2 Way Eyebrow Liner, Lasting Eyebrow Mascara, Real Lasting Tears Tank and Magic Eyeglue Liquid, $19.90 to $25.90. Available at selected Watsons stores. facebook.com/kpalettesingapore