My First BLACK BOX – The August Edition!

Hello everyone! I’m back to share more on my first ever Black Box. The concept behind the Black Box icreated in 2012 by Splash Media, a one-stop creative agency specialising in branding, social media campaigns and print.

Black Box is the first unisex lifestyle subscription box service in Singapore that uncovers a curated all-rounded selection of sought-after, latest or tried and tested products by the Black Box Team. In order to get your own COMPLIMENTARY black box and begin your sampling journey (sealed and hand-delivered to your doorstep), all you have to do is subscribe on www.BlackBox.sg!

To further encourage the subscribers to try out the samples fast and to give their feedback, the Black Box Team has come out with an online survey whereby subscribers can stand a chance to win full-sized items if they complete a survey on the samples they received in their very own Black Box.

Till date, the Black Box Team has already sent out more than 10,000 FREE Black Boxes right to the doorsteps of the subscribers since February 2013. The team has also sent out 2000 Black Minis to subscribers in June and July & have conducted more than 14 rounds weekly giveaways via Giveaway Friday on Black Box Singapore Facebook Fan Page!

 

Each uniquely themed boxes contains a specially selected lifestyle and beauty products from various labels. In the August box, i guess the theme is built around health / lifestyle improvement as it is filled with skin loving, hygiene and health care items.

Black Box also contains exquisite shopping/spa/dining deals and discounts Black Box Vouchers to provide subscribers with more lifestyle pampering services. The vouchers come in a collectible Black Box Pouch which features different design for each black box edition.

Although the Black Box is complimentary, some of the contents inside are full-sized items! Not only that, Black Box also wants to provide an all-rounded sampling experience, therefore each box won’t contain 2 moisturizer samples or 2 types of  masks samples (different brands) you won’t be in a dilemma on which to try out first. Awesome isn’t it?

In August’s BlackBox, i have received a total of 5 items which consists of samples and full sized items… Come on, let me show you what i have received. 🙂

Dettol Radiance Body Wash (Full sized, 250ml)

New Dettol Radiance Body Wash reveals the inner radiance of your skin, leaving it glowing with health. Dettol Radiance not only able to cleanse skin, remove germs, nourish skin but also able to rejuvenate, purify and help skin regain radiance..

Formulated with a unique blend of Vitamin B3 and C* (the booster for beautiful skin), Dettol Radiance replenish skin with needed nutrients to promote rejuvenation, purification and revitalization of skin. Together with Dettol’s renowned germ protection capabilities to cleanse and remove germs, this perfect combination will reveal the skin with inner radiance, shine and healthy glow.

*Vitamin B3 is able to contribute to younger and firmer skin while Vitamin C has antioxidant properties to promote healthy + supple skin

Available at all major hyper/supermarkets and pharmacies (250ml: $3.20 for 250ml, $720 for 625ml, $10,50 for 950ml)

My definition of a good body cleanser will be one which will be able to deep cleanse to get rid of impurities / sweat / oil, kills germs to prevent diseases, eliminate BO and lastly to nourish skin while staying skin friendly. Dettol Radiance Wash is able to do these jobs well. Have tried this body cleanser few months back and i’m still using it on a daily basis to keep my skin smooth, calm and clean… Dettol Radiance body wash has a slight citrus floral scent cupped together with the Dettol’s signature antiseptic smell.  Love it! The texture of the body wash has a rich cream base and it foams up well.. Because it is so creamy and foamy, it is easy to spread all over the body with just a small amount.. It is also easy to wash it off and clean feels squeaky cleans without any tightness.. After cleansing, it leaves my skin feeling clean, smooth and smelling nice… Because it contains Salicylic acid, it also helps to calm down the redness of my chest acne and controls further breakouts.

GlucosCare Tea (6 tea bags)

Something new to me and GlucoCare Tea is a natural herbal tea that is proven to lower sugar absorption in the body. Too much sugar is bad for the body as it will cause fat build up in the liver which leads to obesity, diabetes and increase risk for cardiovascular disease. The GlucosCare Tea is able to prevents excessive sugar intake and regulate + control the level of blood sugar in one’s body. Clinical trials have shown GlucosCareTea to be effective in controlling blood sugar and body weight. It is particularly recommended for patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, for weight-watchers and the health-conscious consumers.

Where to buy: Guardian, Watson, Unity, OG, FairPrice, Mustafa & chinese medical halls. Online: imart.com.sg

GlucosCare Tea is scientifically formulated from 2 plants – Gymnema Sylvestre and Camellia Sinensis.

Gymnema Sylvestre (which literally means “Sugar Destroyer” in Sanskrit) is found primarily in the forests of Australia and South Asia. This natural herb has been used in South Asia for more than 2000 years as a traditional formula to control blood sugar level. Camellia Sinensis (also known as green tea), is added for its antioxidant benefits in cell and tissue maintenance.

The tea acid from the two specially selected herbal ingredients will bind themselves to the same sugar receptors in the intestine (as they have the same molecular structure). Therefore, when GlucosCare Tea is consumed after a meal, the GlucosCare Tea acid molecules will effectively reduce the amount of sugar the body absorbs which lowers the amount of calories consumed by the body.

I have passed the tea to my in laws as i’m not a tea person (i’m addicted to coffee instead). Was told that the tea tasted like black tea with a bitter aftertaste (since it is sugar-less).

Price: A box of 24 sachets @ $15, box of 60 sachets @ $35

Purer Skin Miracle Serum (Full sized)

In the August Black Box, Purer Skin has sent their signature product – Miracle Serum for subscribers to try! Purer Skin’s skincare line is the world’s 1st pure bird’s nest skincare line to enhance skin’s natural purity.. Melding ancient wisdom with modern technology,  Purer Skin range is designed with purity in mind, and to deliver the anti-aging and skin enhancing properties of Bird’s Nest into each essential step of your daily beauty regime. Free from Parabens and Sulphates,  Purer Skin safeguards your skin’s natural clarity and radiance by delivering nature’s purest active ingredients to your skin.

Purer Skin Miracle Serum rejuvenate your skin by visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin looking younger and more radiant. This rich and luxurious formulation contains the highest concentration of Pure Bird’s Nest and is easily absorbed into your skin to deliver results in just 7 days.

Containing 100% Pure & high quality Bird’s Nest, the Miracle Serum will:

Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles – Pure Bird’s Nest GlycoProteinsTM deeply nourish skin and is easily absorbed into the skin to remove fine lines and wrinkles.

Regrow Younger Skin – Bird’s Nest Epidermal Growth FactorTM (EGF) helps to encourage the growth of new, healthy and youthful skin.

Deep Hydration – Richest concentration of Pure Bird’s Nest leaves skin super hydrated and radiant.

Usage: Apply 4-5 drops of Purer SkinTM Miracle Serum in a thin layer evenly across your entire face and neck using your fingertips. For more targeted results, apply the serum to specific problem areas. For best results, use twice daily.  Will do a detailed review of this Miracle Serum together with other Purer skincare products soon~ So stay tune!

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Purer Skin is available online at http://www.PurerSkin.com and already available in the selected 11 Watsons stores:

ION Orchard, Parkway Parade, Bugis Junction, JEM, Ngee Ann City, Jurong Point, Marina Square, Vivocity, Raffles City, Toa Payoh (HDB) Hub, Compass Point.

if you purchase any products from the online store, just quote “ILOVEPS” during checkout to enjoy a 15% discount (for limited time period only)

Price: S$66.90 for 30ml

Darlie Expert White (40g)

Inspired by professional whitening treatments, to help whiten teeth, remove stains, dental plaque and tartar, Darlie Expert White toothpaste contains Prophylaxis Silica-micro particles (PS-mp)– an ingredient similar to what dentists use for Ultrasonic scaling and Polishing.. It brings you a professional teeth-whitening experience at the comfort of your home! Upon usage, it will help form a whitening shield which prevents up to 80% of stain and tartar accumulation. The advanced formulation effectively enhances teeth whiteness for 3 times (PCR value test result) and causes no damage to tooth enamel.

Available in most leading supermarkets, pharmacy and convenience stores. Price: $5.90

Natural shiny teeth is desired by many but it seems impossible to me as my teeth is on the yellow side as a result of stain-causing food (Coffee especially since it is something that i cannot do without). Since the Darlie Expert White is scientifically proven to be able to enhance teeth 3x whiter, i hope that it will take away some of the yellow stains from my teeth.. The blue gel-based foamy toothpaste is able to cleanse my teeth well and it leaves my teeth brighter after use. Compared to the regular darlie toothpaste, the Darlie Expert White has a weaker minty taste and thus not as refreshing imo!

Available in 1 size: 120g

Zappy Sampler Pack (1 wipe each)

Wipes! So convenient and Handy! My first encounter with this brand and amazed to know that there’s sun system wipes! Being your personal body-guard, Zappy’s focus is on hygiene and healthcare wipes – Alcohol wipes, Antiseptics wipes, Insect repellent wipes, Sun system wipes, After sports wipes& Everyday wipes

Where to buy: NTUC, Giant, Cold Storage, Unity and Guardian. Price: $2 – $5.50 per pack

Zappy Insect Repellent Wipes

Freshening Insect Repellent Wipe is a DEET (diethyl-meta-toluamide) free formula wipes that offers effective and long-lasting protection against mosquitoes. It uses IR3535 (Ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate) which is highly effective against a broad range of stinging and biting insects including mosquitoes.

Since Dengue Alert is on the rise, the inspect repellent wipes will useful to repel mosquito! Using conventional spray on / lotion mosquito repellent can get messy at time, the Zappy Insect Repellent Wipes make usage so convenient easy and fuss free!

Zappy Insect Repellent Wipes – 8 pcs/pkt

Zappy boy Antiseptic Wipes

Zappy Boy TM Antiseptic Wipes contains blend of antiseptic agents to work synergistically to give a faster and broader germs reduction efficacy. Zappy Boy TM is alcohol-free and has no rinse application for quick cleaning. It is safer and gentler to skin even for every day use.

Zappy boy Alcohol Wipes

Rapidly kill all fungi and bacteria and kill most viruses. Their rapid killing action and lack of chemical residue makes them ideal for disinfection of many medical items. The 70% alcohol concentration is more effective because of the higher water content allows for greater diffusion through the cell membrane.

Before eating, no matter how hungry you are, do remember to wash your hands with soap and water first! If you cannot locate any basin nearby, reach out for the Zappy boy Antiseptic Wipes to kill germs that’s residing on your hands. As for the Alcohol wipes, it works well to remove germs and dirt from my work station!

Zappy boy Alcohol Wipes – 10pcs/pkt, Zappy boy Antiseptic Wipes – 10pcs/pkt

Zappy Sun System Sunscreen Wipes

Zappy Sun System Sunscreen Wipe is formulated with concentrated emulsion with excellent skin feel, emolliency and skin nourishing characteristics of the ingredients. It is broad spectrum, water resistant wipes that provide protection against ultraviolet rays and other damaging effects of the sun. It contains Vitamin E which helps to maintain skin’s natural oil balance, thus delaying premature aging.

Zappy After-Sports Wipes

Zappy TM  After Sports Wipes are refreshing and cool wipes which contain natural mint, antibacterial and moisturizer designed to be tough enough to remove dirt and sweat, but gentle enough to use on your entire body. The wipes can be used to clean yourself after any sports activities, workouts, practice, or any time you want to feel refreshed. Zappy TM  After Sports Wipes come as individually wrapped wipes and provide a simple way to feel fresh, clean and confident all day, everyday.

Ohh! I’m excited to give the sunscreen wipes a try as i don’t have to ‘dirty’ my hands while applying sunblock lotion on my body! Definitely going to bring it along for my upcoming beach vacation!!

Zappy After-Sports Wipes – 8pcs/box, Zappy Sun System Sunscreen Wipes – 6pcs/box

If you like what you are seeing from this blog entry, do head over to Black Box’s Website to subscribe for a free Black Box! Also, ‘like’ their FB page for updates and exciting Giveaway Friday!

Till then!

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