Thursday, 27 June 2013

Wonderbox: June 2013 Edition

Finally received my first ever WONDERBOX on my postcall morning!
This has certainly brightened my day ^^

The pretty box was neatly tied with a sweet purple ribbon, which made me feel reluctant to destroy this piece of art. The box itself is not as sturdy as I thought it is. I liked the Fabulous Finds box better.

Now let's quickly go through the contents.

The first item that caught my attention in this month's box is the Beautymate Purifying and Hydrating Nano Toner (120mL).

"Beautymate's Purifying and Hydrating Nano Toner contain Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Pearl and Glycoproteins.
The Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract helps by hydrating your skin and facilitates the skin cell's metabolism rate which prepares the skin for faster active ingredient absorption.
Formulated with the natural mineral, Hydrolyzed Pearl can bright up the skin tone and balance the pH value, that transform your skin soften and smooth.
Glycoprotein helps to increase the moisture balance in cuticle up to 15 hours."

I was too happy to see this full size toner sitting in my beauty box! I've tried the sheet mask from the same line and absolutely loving it! The sheet masks really brighten and hydrate my skin in mere 15 minutes of application and the effect usually will last for 2-3 days. Will start to use this once my Haruhada Sake Skin Lotion reaches the bottom.

The second full size item is the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Night Concentrate Sleeping Pack (50g).

"As skin cell renew at night, this product is formulated with "Progressive Release System" to continuously release intensive moisture throughout the night.
Contains purified Hyaluronic acid, Olive extract and Ionic Mineral complex that helps enhance skin translucency, firms up skin and reduces fine lines so that you wake up to amazingly hydrated, soft and supple skin in the morning."

This was a big surprise for me as I thought I missed it when it appeared in the May 2013 edition. I was so envious that the May subscribers had received it and raved about it so much! I so wanted to have this when I read their good reviews on this sleeping pack and nearly wanted to get it from Watson. Luckily I didn't :D

I think God has answered my prayer. Will definitely try this out when I'm done with my current Bio-essence sleeping mask.

Then I got 2 deluxe size products from L'oreal:

1) L'oreal Professional Liss Ultime Shampoo (100mL)

"Cleanse, calm and smooth rebellious, frizzy hair with this enriching shampoo containing Olive and Argan oils.
Its conditioning action provides lasting smoothness & humidity protection.
Tip: If your hair is thicker, two applications of shampoo may be necessary to help manage frizz." 

2) L'oreal Professional Liss Ultime Masque (75mL)

"This super-smoothing masque bathes hair in hydration, polishing its surface and providing humidity protection.
Shine is enhanced and control is regained.
For unmanageable, frizzy hair."

These are probably no new to beauty box subscribers as I've seen them appearing in other boxes as well. Neither am I too happy nor too frustrated to receive them. Nevertheless, they will come handy when traveling on board.

Next item, the Murad Exfoliating Pomegranate Mask (7.5mL).

"Murad's Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask instantly smoothes and hydrates skin, restoring brightness and balances combination skin."

I've been wanting to try Murad's product ever since I knew about the existence of this brand. It is always not a bad decision to include a mask or two in the beauty box. Furthermore, I've been trying out quite a lot of pomegranate products lately and loved them. Will definitely try this out during my next mask session. Sadly they only gave me 1 sachet of this product, as I'm yet to find any Murad here in Ipoh.

And here goes the extra sample for this month, the Ginvera Green Tea Whitening Marvel Gel (8mL).

"Zero Blackheads in 1 Step.
Use daily on dry face with dry fingers.
Squeeze a sufficient amount and dot on forehead, cheeks, chin, nose and neck.
Massage about one minute.
Rinse off with water/ facial cleanser."

This is something that I never thought of buying, despite many claims that it produces good results. I prefer peeling/ melting method to fight black heads instead. However, I'll give it a chance and see what it can do for my black heads. Who knows I might like it and decide to go on to get a full size?

Last but not least, the vouchers:

1) Kado New Hair Studio: 50% discount on all hair chemical services
2) Murad: RM30 gift voucher

Both are very unlikely to be used due to my current whereabout.

Overall, I'm satisfied with the Wonderbox June 2013 Edition. However, I can understand that some of the existing subscribers would be frustrated to receive the same products in both May and June boxes, which are the Neutrogena Sleeping Pack and the Ginvera Green Tea Marvel Gel. Next month round I have to pray harder so that I don't get the same products again. Truly hope that Wonderbox can improve on this issue.

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**Fingers crossed for makeup products to be included in next month's box!**