Showing posts with label Box Culture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Box Culture. Show all posts

Let's Fake Up - Benefit Party

Hey my smexies!

So far my semester break is doing fine but I will be quite busy starting next week! University bazaar to run and participating in an entrepreneurship workshop. Gosh, how I wish going back to the beach for a laid back weekend. 

Anyway, I was invited to Benefit Party by Box Culture, a local monthly beauty box subscription. The theme of the event is Fake Up, inspired by Sherlock Holmes or Detective Gadget , you get the logic.
I was excited to be there for a makeup lesson. You might think that I am good at it but you're wrong! I still need some improvement on my skill, especially eyeshadows! I always end up looking like a panda while attempting to create smokey eyes. 

While guests were busy learning make up, I was snapping bunch of pictures that would make us drool all over our computer screen. Heh, you gotta love their products! Just look at their packaging!!!

Pictures time!

While looking through the gorgeous products of Benefit, a sales assistant approached me. She was cute in a way, with big dolly looking eyes. I asked her about the products and also how to conceal my dark spots. What I know is, using a normal concealer wouldn't help at all. After she examined my skin, she advised to use light concealer to brighten up my spots then use a regular concealer to conceal, the result was obvious -  my spots were less visible!

 I also mentioned to her about my cakey face after few hours due to oiliness. Beside recommending Benefit's best seller POREfessional, she also suggested that it is okay to skip foundation as my face is suitable for light makeup (haha, I was so happy hearing about that!). What I can do is to apply oil control primer, then conceal any dark circles, spots and redness. After that, a light amount of powder would help to set my makeup whole day! I tried her suggestion and it worked pretty well!

I wasn't able to capture my before and after look because the place was too packed! However, I would to say thank you to the sale assistant (I didn't get her name) for those wonderful tips! The event went well with refreshment (Malaysian loves refreshment) and the makeup lesson.

I hope you guys reading my post on this event! Do you own Benefit products, what do you think about their products? I have not purchase their products because it ain't cheap! However, I might think of getting their famous POREfessional when I work. :)


Cosmobox by Box Culture - Christmas edition

Not sure I'm going to rant or describe the beauty box that I received RIGHT after Christmas, I was anxiously waiting for my beauty over the week then quite unsatisfied with the delivery process because it was supposed to be at my doorstep before Christmas .__.

Anyway, I am really happy with the packaging. Although the box is somehow smaller than FF but still, it has my vote on the design =) The whole box is only costs RM 33.

The content was tied up with a pretty black bow with Cosmobox letter in it, it was so neat and tidy it made me ever more excited!

until I opened the box,

The brands featured in this box

Cosmobox December 'Christmas' edition box
The whole content is not what I've expected with all the hype going on their Facebook, saying that we would get premium brands especially for this Christmas season. It's not that these samples are not good, they are actually good but it somehow lack of something like CHRISTMAS HYPE, most consumers complain that there are NO actual size product in this edition. Well if one of these brands come with a actual size product, I would not mind at all.

The Brands


Yadah Vitamin Toner (80ml/RM49): Enriched with organic Opuntia Ficus (cactus) to soothe and hydrate the skin. Formulated with orange and lemon extracts with vitamins to help refresh, tone and brighten skin.

Yadah Vitamin Emulsion (80ml/RM49): This light matte-fluid when paired with Yadah Vitamin Toner leaves skin naturally moist, brightened and velvety soft.

Yadah Angel BB Cream SPF20 PA++ (40ml/RM49): A multi-functional makeup base and primer with botanical vitamins and skin care benefits including anti-wrinkle, anti-oxidant, brightening, UV sun protection, moisture and sebum control.

Yadah Sun Cream SPF40 PA++ (50ml/RM35): An extremely gentle and light weight waterproof oil-free cream that offers effective protection against harmful UV rays. Natural and organi-based extracts make it less irritating to the skin. 

*Bisou* Bon Bon
First-Aid Salve (25g/RM16): A oinment for elbow graze, insect bites, finger burns, eczema patch and irritating rashes. Infused with antiseptic tea-tree oil, shea butter, rose hip oil, vitamin E, manuka honey and chamomile. I like this sample because it is travel-friendly and convenient =)

Sebastian Light Shampoo (250ml/RM64): Purifying Sebastian's mind to the notion of clean with weightless shine shampoo and conditioner.

Sebastian Light Conditioner (250ml/RM69): Pro-shine conditioners and purify the hair's condition for weightless, flawless shine. Colour safe.

Sebastian Hydre Treatment (150ml/RM89): Intense nourishment formula rehydrates dry, frizzy and chemically treated hair for invigorated silky body and bounce. Colour safe. 

they're Real! Mascara (8.5g/RM85): A mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates  This jet black, long-wearing formula won't smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had.

My thoughts of this box
Generally, this box did not match with my expectation. I expected that it will feature brands from makeup, skincare, hair and perfume. How I wish that Box Culture could let the consumers to try on exclusive perfume sample, such as Chloe, Versace, Marc Jacobs DOT, etc. Moreover, Box Culture prepared different sets of boxes for different readers. My box is just one version from the editions, some consumers received soap bar, Inglot nail polish and others. I do not think that the consumers will be happy about it because there is not standardization and the value of the box might be different than the others. Many consumers are complaining their unpleasant surprise on Box Culture Facebook page, I guess it was a wrong move for them and it's Christmas! However, I hope Box Culture would do better in their future boxes because they are NOT that bad compared with other beauty boxes available in Malaysia. I still have hope on Box Culture so yeaaaah, keep up the good work! 

What do you think about this beauty box? Leave your comment below!