BlackBox July Edition Review

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

[Sponsored Advertorial + Review] Hello everyone! 
What a fantastic short work week it is! Firstly I would like to wish my Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya and happy holidays to the rest of us! And Happy Birthday Singapore! I cant wait for tomorrow to come quickly .. coz I have so many dinners, outings and gatherings lined up so yeah ~ can't wait! Prior to this holiday weekend, the kind peeps of sent their ubiquitous BLACK BOX .. yes.. THE first and ONLY FREE sampling box in town!
Delivered right to my doorstep!
But first .....
Q : What is BLACK BOX?
Black Box is the first free unisex lifestyle sampling box in Singapore and we want to encourage responsible sampling, introducing products by sending you the latest or tried and tested products by the Black Box Team for your sampling!
All you have to do is subscribe on and it’s absolutely FREE!
Q: What is IN a Black box?
Black Box gives you opportunities to not just sample products but also to sample lifestyle treats via Black Box Vouchers! The Black Box team is constantly on the lookout for exquisite shopping/spa/dining deals and discounts to share with Black Box subscribers.
Q : What else makes Black box so SPECIAL?
Black Box also wants to provide an all-rounded sampling experience,
therefore you will not find 2 moisturizer samples by different brands, or 2 types of hand cream samples in the same Black Box, because otherwise how would you know which to try out first right?
Blackbox also encourage subscribers to try out the samples immediately and give feedback, therefore Black Box also gives subscribers a chance to win full sized items if they complete a survey on the samples that they received in their very own Black Box and submit to Black Box via a simple online link within a limited period of time. 
Fun fact:
Black Box has sent out more than 8000 FREE Black Boxes right to the doorsteps of their subscribers to surprise and entice them with an all-rounded sampling experience & useful vouchers with lifestyle deals and discounts since February 2013!  
But now ...... Picture Reveal time!
Each Black box comes with information on the list of products in each package.
And here's the Black Box July Edition! 
Black box July Edition
The Items
L'oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil 
I was delighted to find this in my Black box coz this stuff is really good! Made with a blend of 6 oils from a rare mix of wild flowers, this multi-versatile hair oil can be used on damp or dry hair and as a mask or a pre-shampoo treatment. I love using this right after conditioning my hair to provide intense nourishment and as a shield before I use any styling tools eg Hairdryer.
Purer Skin Miracle Serum 
Im currently a PurerSkin ambassador so Im definitely familiar with this! Made up of 100% highly concentrated Birds Nest, this star product from the Purer Skin range targets fine wrinkles and leaves my skin looking younger. Quick tip : Use this on targeted areas with fine lines to rejuvenate skin. I pat it on the sides of my eyes to reduce wrinkles! Its light and totally non-greasy with a light fresh fragrance..
Colgate Plax Fruity Fresh Mouthwash
I floss and use mouthwash everynight before I head to bed and this actually 'tasted' like fruit! It is not those typical menthol-numbing mouthwash which leads you to gag, but this had a fun fruity flavor which I really like! Will re-purchase once my current mouthwash is finished! P.s the purple looks pretty too!
Take5ive Energy Drink
A life-saver on days where I have to head for blog-related meetings and events! Available in 4 different flavors, this is a great alternative to coffee, especially when Im on the go and dun have the luxury of time to head to Starbucks. Just drink up and go go go! Bottle is small and can easily fit in my pouch.
Super Charcoal Roasted Ipoh White Coffee
Oooooh Im actually drinking this right now! I love coffee and my personal favorite is white coffee coz they are so aromatic! I tried out this range the moment I received my Blackbox and my personal favorite is the Brown Sugar (Gula Melaka) ones! I dun usually take any sugar in my coffee or tea, but this one is surprisingly not too sweet and I love how the coffee tasted. Very very nice and I will get a pack the next time I head to the supermarket.
Cetaphil Gentle SKin Cleanser
One of my favorite Non-comedogenic (Non-comedogenic cosmetics are those that do not block pores.) brands. I love how gentle their products are and I recommend this to people who have sensitive or extremely dry skin becoz this is really a cleanser that will not dry out your skin. Suitable for all skin types too, acne-prone skin will also benefit from this because it is formulated without soap and will not aggravate any current skin conditions. 
Lierac Mesolife Vitamin Enriched Fondant Cream
The Lierac Mesolift cream fresh zesty fragrance and it was rapidly absorbed in my skin, leaving a veil of hydration without stickiness. Its a great makeup base and made my powder glide on easily. 
TheFaceShop Real Nature Mask Sheet in Pomegranate 
Not a stranger to TheFaceShop masks, they come in so many different types and is definitely wallet-friendly. This Pomegranate mask contains 1,000mg of extract and provides hydration and a slight glow to my skin after use.  
Belif First Aid Overnight Transforming Peel-Off Mask and Brighting Mask
The Peel-Off mask is a creamy white citrusy lemon mask that dries to a transparent finish after about 5 mins. I used warm water to rinse the mask off and the mask became gel-like upon contact with water! My face became a shade fairer (Im not kidding you) after one use and Im seriously contemplating getting the full-size soon!
 The Brightening Mask is a creamy white mask with tiny yellow beads and actually semi-dries after around 10 minutes so it doesnt stain pillows if you are applying it overnight. I love the Belif products for their aromatherapy properties and they all smell so soothing during use.   
VDL Beauty Moisturizer 
This sample came in their signature purple color and once I opened the sachet, I caught a light whiff of grape! They smell sooo good! It was light and watery, and dried to matte finish when applied to skin. A very light and refreshing moisturizer that also hydrates skin while retaining moisture.
Jane Iredale Glow Time Mineral BB cream
Im love mineral makeup and Jane Iredale is one of the most popular mineral brands in the US. This cream blended in with my skintone and I like how velvety smooth it felt. There is SPF 25 UVA/UVB PA++ and is also hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested.  
Estetica Vitalift A+ Brillage Mask
Made of nano-sized organic fibres, VitaLift A+ Brillage Face Mask is soaked in a cocktail of active ingredients to deliver multiple benefits to your skin.
I tried it right after I received my BlackBox!
The serum is highly concentrated
The Estetica Vitalift A+ Brillage Mask is a bio cellulose mask that adheres perfectly to the skin and allows you to move around freely during usage, without dropping off. Apply to face for 20-30 mins to reveal brighter and more hydrated skin.
Lastly, let's not forget about the various vouchers for discounted shopping and exclusive offers!
Thank you once again Black Box for all these goodies!
For more information, please head to :
Black Box Website
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Simply subscribe at and key in “ ElaineBB ” in the referrer code column and stand a chance to receive your very own FREE Black Box with at least 4 deluxe samples in the next edition of Black Box! Do remember to 'Like' them in Blackbox Facebook for latest promotions and giveaways too! PS: Please do not re-subscribe if you've already done so! :)
*Disclaimer : Products in each Blackbox might vary. Author received a Media box for the above review*
Thanks for looking!
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  1. Erm, I only received the Purer Skin and L'Oreal items in sample sizes, not full sized like yours. Not to mention that the Purer Skin sample has broken and split all inside the box. Your box is not very representative compared to all the boxes other people received. Just saying.

  2. Hi dear!
    Oh noooo :(
    Im so sorry to hear about that! Did u email the customer service personnel? I believe they will get back to you with regards to this matter.
    Lemme give you the email here too, its

    Please update me too!

  3. I signed up but still did not receive any from them. Is there a way to check?

  4. omg everything looks so awesome!! I definitely need to subscribe!!
    The last mask looks very thick and good quality. How was the effect as Im looking for a biocellulose mask...

    thanks for sharing!!!!!!

  5. Hi Anonymous!
    This is the email for you to check on your subscription status :
    I hope u get it resolved soon!

    Hello Anonymous,
    Do subscribe soon! Its pretty awesome for a free box, hope you receive yours in time to come. :)
    The mask is pretty good and hydrating but I think regular use of the mask would be better! Its not as effective using it just once, although the bio-cellulose material feels quite shiok! I would recommend putting it in the fridge first.. would be really nice and cooling for use! :D


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