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Saturday 2 November 2013

Beauty: ModBox October Box Review

Hello! It's been awhile since I've updated my blog cos I've been busy with exams :/

Today I'm going to review my first beauty box - Modbox! There's another beauty box/bag review coming, watch out for that ;) This box is mainly to pamper myself a little during the stressful exam period. And also my reward. I didn't shop for a month okay.. *ahem*

I first heard about beauty boxes in the US (Michelle Phan's IPSY) and I didn't know Malaysia had beauty boxes till this year. Have always wanted to get one for myself but didn't get the chance to. So yeah, I'm pretty excited about this! :) A beauty box lets you sample products you want before you buy them. Don't you hate it when you buy something expensive and it doesn't suit you? Modbox partners with various brands to help you save money and make your lives easier. From the Modbox website:

"We are a beauty box discovery service - dedicating our lives to hunt down great beauty products for you to try before you buy". 

Thanks to the Modbox Crew for being so efficient! It states delivery takes 3-7 days and since I ordered on Thursday, I expected it to arrive on Monday but surprisingly they deliver on Saturdays too?? The box is priced at RM9 (+RM6 for postage to Peninsular Malaysia/ RM9 for East Malaysia) and it is the CHEAPEST beauty box around. Trust me, I've done my homework. A unique part of Modbox that sets it apart from other beauty boxes in Malaysia is that it lets you select what products you wish to sample instead of surprising you. Sometimes surprises can be disappointing if you don't like what you get. Also, no monthly subscriptions is needed so if you don't like what they offer that month, you can always wait for the next month's box.

The box was smaller than I expected XD Everything came in perfect condition! 
Let's see what I chose.

I read this as "For the lonely Carinn". Hahaha. Thank you for calling me loVely.. and awesome. :p
Attached are cards stating the product's price, instructions and benefits. The cards have made my review sooo much easier.

Sample 1: Dermedex Challenge Pack (consists of the Biotox Cleanser and Refining Cream 2)

(didn't lomo-fy the samples and swatches cos I wanted it to look clear and real)

Received: 10g for the cleanser and 5g for the refining cream
Retails: Biotox Cleanser (RM120/ 50ml)
Refining Cream 2 (RM165/ 30ml)

To be honest, this product is the main reason why I bought the October box. XD Exams have been draining my skin and it's pimples-galore on my face, ity. The challenge pack saved my life back then in Form 4/5 when I had really bad breakouts on my forehead. I loved using this so much but sadly, they discontinued the product due to some reason. :(
I guess that's the reason why they renamed it to Refining Cream 2 cos it's back and better than ever! 

(please ignore my skinny veiny hand)

Some people might not like the cleanser because it does not produce any foam. But I'm fine with it as the smell is bearable and a small amount is sufficient for the whole face. It is said to unclog pores for brighter complexion and leaves skin softer!

The Refining Cream 2 used to be orange in colour!!! Now it's yellowish. It smells minty and leaves a cooling sensation on the skin. The cream also helps to clear acne and resist blackhead. Let's hope it's as efficient as before!

Sample 2: Human Nature Strengthening Shampoo with Cream Foam (in Soothing Aloe)

Received: RM11.90/ 50ml
Retails: RM22.90/ 200ml and RM44.90/ 500ml

I badly need this as my hair keeps falling especially during stressful periods T_T This shampoo is an all-natural, SLS-free shampoo to strengthen and reduce hair fall. It contains Philippine coco nectar and hydrolysed protein to help retain moisture as well. Sounds too good to be true, can't wait to try it! 

 Sample 3: Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder (in shade 00 Ivory)

Received: 1g tub
Retails: RM48/ 8g

So obviously I lack sleep during exams and I need something to cover up my dark eye rings and eyebags. Also, I've never tried makep base nor setting powder before and this product does both?? What's so special about this is that it is made from 100% mineral powder which is good for the skin. The powder is so, so fine that I'm afraid to breathe near it. 

A little goes a long way. See how fair my hand looks after application? (idk why the other half looks like I have jaundice -.-)
It feels so light and like a second skin as it gives off a natural and dewy look after application. Layer on for extra coverage. Mm one thing though, there was no brush or sponge attached so idk how to apply it now. XD There was an option to add-on a brush for RM38 but I didn't choose so for my box this time. 

So far, I like what I got but I hope the results are as good as they say on paper! Did I mention that behind every card there is a surprise and it's usually discounts and offers for full-sized products you can get from the Modshop?

I am satisfied with my choices this time. Hopefully there are better options next time so I can customise my own box again! Sometimes the scent or shade that you want depends on availability so be quick. I feel the box is super worth it for RM15 and you can receive Modpoints to use as credits the next time! The mineral base alone is enough to offset the cost of the whole box already. Do check out Modbox's website and they have a Modshop for you to get full sized products if you like it after sampling it. Same delivery charges apply and free delivery is given for orders above RM100. 

Can't wait for next month's box!

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post and the review is based solely on my experience and personal thoughts after using the products.



  1. this is so nice! i saw a lot of people reviewing about it. how much is one box?

    do feel free to join my OASAP clothes giveaway

    1. Hi! Prices vary according to your location. For me it's RM9 + RM6 delivery to Peninsular Malaysia. :)

  2. heard good things of dermedax too!
    might just purchase this one day :D

    1. Well, your skin looks fine to me now but it is worth a try! :D


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