Introducing Fabulous Finds – Malaysia’s first Beauty Box subscription service

Filed Under (beauty, bodycare, cleanser, cosmetics, events, lotions, moisturiser, online shopping, powders, services, skincare) by rinnah on 27-06-2012

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If you’ve ever enviously looked on while our beauty blogging sisters in UK, US, Australia and Singapore talked about the beauty box subscriptions available to them, fret no more! Starting from now, Malaysia has its first beauty box in Fabulous Finds.

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For just RM35 a month, you’ll get 4 – 5 deluxe beauty samples from high-end and niche brands in a pretty box and delivered to your doorstep via courier.

I was invited to the launch of Fabulous Finds last Saturday and had a preview of the July box. What’s in the box?

As a nail polish hoarder, my first thought on seeing the pretty melon-pink box was, ‘Yes! I can keep more polishes in that box!’ :P because that’s how I’m storing my ever-expanding collection of polishes.

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Inside the box we find:

  • Beaubelle Clarity Brightening Cleansing Exfoliator
  • Beaubelle Gorgeous Multi Defence Protection Cream
  • Burt’s Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Scrub
  • Burt’s Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion
  • Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturising Cream
  • Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy
  • Lunasol Skin Fusing Powder Foundation
  • Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil

I was quite pleased with the brands represented in the first ever Fabulous Finds box – well known brands do a lot in reassuring me and I like that they were not your average drugstore brand but yet not so high-end so as to make them inaccessbile.

The deluxe beauty samples in the box were pretty decent too, and there was one full sized product in the Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy tube which if you buy retail is about RM25. Also, the Beaubelle products, Benefit’s POREfessional and Lunasol powder were travel-sized.

The subscription point of RM35 is reasonable in my opinion, and not likely to break the bank for a boxful of pretty surprises. I personally like to think of my beauty box subscriptions as little monthly presents to myself for being a good girl. *cough* :P

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But you know what really made me like Fabulous Finds? I like that the founder, Hui Ling (that’s her in the picture above), really believes in giving back to the community. Did you know that each box is packed with care by women from disadvantaged backgrounds? This gives them the opportunity to gain employment and supplement their income even though it may not be able to provide them with a full-time income.

I’m really looking forward to see how Fabulous Finds progresses with their subsequent boxes and am more than happy to support a homegrown, local business.

You can subscribe to Fabulous Finds’ July box for just RM35 before 14 July 2012 as the boxes will be mailed out by courier starting 15 July 2012. There are only 180 boxes for July so you’ll need to be quick to reserve your box! Subscribe at the Fabulous Finds website here. Only available to residents of Malaysia.

Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Buttermilk Lotion

Filed Under (bodycare, lotions) by rinnah on 21-10-2010

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Burt's Bees Baby Bee Buttermilk Lotion

Tagline : Wave bye bye to dry skin

Description : Treat your baby’s precious skin to this moisturising lotion, featuring natural emollients like buttermilk and beeswax to seal in moisture. This rich formula also includes nourishing botanicals like sunflower and coconut oils to soothe baby’s skin.

Directions for use : Massage lotion all over your baby’s body as often as needed.

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My review :

Yep, I’m a baby to be using Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Buttermilk Lotion.

When I stopped by the Burt’s Bees standalone store at the Curve to pick up a tin of their famous hand salve, I couldn’t help but be attracted to the display of their baby products. The sales assistant told me that the Baby Bee products is formulated to be gentler than the already mild Burt’s Bees lotions and that sold me on the range instantly since I have rather sensitive skin.

I use this lotion on my hands and body just before I go to sleep and feel very, very babyish indeed. In actual fact, the lotion smells of buttermilk, and while I’ve never smelt any babies smelling naturally of buttermilk (normally they smell of baby shampoo or spit-up milk! LOL), but just because of the words Baby Bee on the bottle, I think I smell like a baby! This would not be a lotion I would be applying if I wanted to be doing some other type of nocturnal activities, if you know what I mean. *wink*

The lotion sinks into my skin fast enough so that I don’t feel overly oily when I slip between the sheets and it does a fine job of keeping my skin moisturized – no dry flakes when I wake up in the morning, so that’s a plus point in my books since my skin is dreadfully prone to flaking. It doesn’t do anything super fantastic that other moisturizing lotions won’t do and it’s not exactly the cheapest lotion out there, but I like using it and feeling pampered like a baby every now and then. Oh and the buttermilk smell will be either a hit or miss, so be sure to take a whiff of the smell before you purchase.

Yes factors : Keeps skin soft and moisturized
No factors : Buttermilk smell; higher than average price for a moisturizing body lotion

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