Beauty from head to toe : Vanity Trove

Here’s another beauty surprise box subscription service. At only S$25 per month, enjoy a surprise box with a different beauty theme every month. For example, the theme for November box is Dream Girl; this comes presumably with about 6 to 8 skincare and make up products to help you feel beautiful inside-out.

Extracted from Vanity Trove’s website

Vanity Trove appears to be a pure subscription service and does not seem to sell the products individually, unlike Bellabox, although they will tell you where the products can be purchased. The products are not just bottled stuff, some of the offerings include spa treatments at Decleor Institut, and even a pair of earrings (nice touch….).

There is also a section for product reviews where users’  feedback are collated. This is useful if you want to compare products or simply enjoy reading beauty product reviews for fun.

On a personal note, I am interested in all things lavender-ish, and this Lavender Patch Sap product review caught my eye. It only costs S$29.90 from good old Watsons! Beauty and a heavenly fragrant does not need to cost an arm and a leg – such are the simple pleasures in life!

Lavender Patch


Surprise box for craft and paper lovers: Olive Box

To all you craft and paper lovers out there, you will love Olive Box, which is a monthly subscription for paper surprises. Sign up for a 1-, 3-, 6- or 12-month subscription, sit back and wait with abated breath while Olive Box scours the market for crafty and paper goodies for you. Products may include stationery, greeting cards, home decor items and other crafty delights.

Olive Box is organising a Christmas give-away this November and if this photo is anything to go by, the monthly subscriptions must be heavenly!

Christmas Give-away from Olive Box.

Olive Box only ships to the USA and Canada. To all paper and craft friends in Singapore, let’s hope they ship internationally soon!

The monthly subscription website that started it all

Imagine you are tired after a long day at the office or school, you open the door and voila, you see a lovely package, filled with all sorts of goodies, waiting for you. Wouldn’t that perk you up? If it does, then surprise monthly subscriptions may be perfect for you. is one such subscription website. The concept is simple: for a fixed monthly subscription, the subscriber or his/her gift recipient will receive a lovely curated box filled with at least 5 beauty products. These may be skincare, haircare products, or cosmetics from a wide range of notable brands on Bellabox’s panel. The surprise element comes in as you never know what you gonna get until it arrives on your doorstep on a monthly basis.

Image extracted from’s website  is easy to navigate and user-friendly. Using Tiffany blue highlights, the website looks fresh and clean, just perfect for a beauty product store. To be technically accurate, I did not sign up for a subscription although I was sorely tempted to. I did, however, made a purchase of a Bellababy box for a good friend who just gave birth to a cute little baby boy. I hope she is surprised and likes it!

Surprise me

I must confess that I love surprises, especially when they come in a pretty box, all snugly wrapped in gift tissue, ready to wow and to be loved.
My interest in surprise boxes was piqued by an article in last week’s issue of Urban. There was a small column on Bellabox’s limited edition Bellababy box, filled with goodies for mother and child.
Thus, I began my cyber journey in discovering surprises in a box.