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  • Writer's pictureJuliana C Stryker

What’s in my August Black Box?!

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Beauty boxes, makeup boxes, snack boxes, free boxes…

Wait what? Free?!

No kidding! Black Box is the first unisex lifestyle sampling box in Singapore that offers heaps of awesome surprises every two months at absolutely no cost!

Whoa. That was a mouthful but totally worth it for delivering this great news. 😀

‘Ransack‘ my August Black Box with me by clicking on the link! 😛

Black Box encourages responsible sampling, introducing products by sending you the latest tried and tested products by the Black Box Team.

All you have to do is subscribe at

As mentioned, I’ve already received my August edition and here’s a rundown of the contents.

Purer Skin Miracle Serum

The secret to Purer Skin is its pure bird’s nest ingredient. Purer Skin Miracle Serum rejuvenates your skin by visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin looking younger and more radiant.

How to use?

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.

Where to get it? and the following selected Watsons : ION Orchard, Parkway Parade, Bugis Junction, JEM, Ngee Ann City, Jurong Point, Marina Square, Vivocity, Raffles City, Toa Payoh (HDB) Hub, Compass Point.

How much?

S$66.90 for 30ml

My verdict:

Actually, I’ve been using the Miracle Serum for a couple of days now and I’m pretty happy with its results. So I was exhilarated to see the sample in the box.

Here’s the actual version of the serum that I’ve been using.

The serum has a relatively runny consistency. But when I spread it over the skin, the texture transforms into a gooey state leaving behind a sticky residue. However, the stickiness only lasts a few seconds as the residue dries up revealing a brighter and clearer complexion. I’m in awe of this amazing bird’s nest serum!

Dettol Radiance Body Wash

New Dettol Radiance Body Wash reveals the inner radiance of your skin, leaving it glowing with health. In addition to the trusted germ protection of Dettol, it has a unique blend of Vitamin B3 & C which helps rejuvenate and purify your skin for it to regain its radiance.

Where to get it?

Available at all major hyper/supermarkets and pharmacies

How much?

S$3.20 for 250ml, S$7.20 for 625ml, S$10.50 for 950ml

My verdict: I’ve been using Dettol all my life for its effective disinfecting qualities but my only gripe is its inability to moisturize the skin at the same time. My skin usually ends ups looking flaky and wrinkled. So I was happy to see glycerine high up on the ingredients list of this Dettol product making it one notch better than its predecessors. Yay to moisturizing body washes!

Zappy Sampler Pack

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

Zappy After-Sports Wipes ZappyTM After Sports Wipes are refreshing and cool wipes which contain natural mint as well as antibacterial and moisturising properties. The wipes are 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. ZappyTM After Sports Wipes come as individually wrapped wipes and provide a simple way to feel fresh, clean and confident all day, everyday.

Zappy boy Antiseptic Wipes Zappy BoyTM Antiseptic Wipes contain a special blend of antiseptic agents which work synergistically to give a faster and more effective antibacterial action. Zappy BoyTM is alcohol-free and has a no rinse application formula for quick cleaning. It is safe and gentle enough for every day use.

Zappy Insect Repellent Wipes The Freshening Insect Repellent Wipe is a DEET (diethyl-meta-toluamide) free formula wipe 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.

Zappy boy Alcohol Wipes Rapidly kill all fungi and bacteria as well as most viruses. There rapid killing action and lack of chemical residue makes these ideal for disinfection of even medical items.

Where to get it? NTUC, Giant, Cold Storage, Unity and Guardian.

How much? S$2 – S$5.50 per pack Zappy Sun System Sunscreen Wipes – 6pcs/box Zappy After-Sports Wipes – 8pcs/box Zappy Insect Repellent Wipes – 8 pcs/pkt Zappy boy Alcohol Wipes – 10pcs/pkt Zappy boy Antiseptic Wipes – 10pcs/pkt

My verdict: These wipes are nothing but C-O-N-V-E-N-I-E-N-T, especially for our sunny island where it’s baking under the scorching sun, infested with mosquitos and brewing with bacteria all the time. My most favorite of the lot is the Zappy Sun System Sunscreen Wipe because it provides both moisture and sunscreen protection with just one swipe!

Darlie Expert White

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! Where to get it? Available in most leading supermarkets, pharmacy and convenience stores.

How much? S$5.90

My verdict: To me, a good toothpaste should have a good flavor, pleasant texture and appropriate thickness. The aftertaste should also not be too strong and should not cause teeth to become sensitive. It is a huge bonus if it whitens teeth too. The Darlie Expert White toothpaste satisfied most of the criterion. 😀

GlucosCare Tea

A natural herbal tea that is proven to lower sugar absorption in the body.

Where to get it? Guardian, Watson, Unity, OG, FairPrice, Mustafa and chinese medical halls. Online:

How much? A box of 24 sachets @ $15, box of 60 sachets @ $35

My verdict: I tried this after devouring my Greedy Chimp snacks. It produces a lingering nutty aftertaste which is earthy and refreshing.

Honestly, I don’t know whether this helped lower my body’s sugar absorption rate. I’ve looked up the key ingredient in the tea – Camellia sinensis. According to wiki:

“The leaves have been used in traditional Chinese medicine and other medical systems to treat asthma (functioning as a bronchodilator), angina pectoris, peripheral vascular disease, and coronary artery disease. Recent medical research on tea (most of which has been on green tea) has revealed various health benefits, including anti-cancer potential, effects on cholesterol levels, antibacterial properties and positive effects for weight loss. It is considered to have many positive health benefits due to tea’s high levels of catechins, a type of antioxidant.”

So I guess it does help to a certain extent. Of course, always enjoy tea in moderation as too much might lead to over-consumption of caffeine.


Besides delightful goodies and useful products, Blackbox also includes lifestyle treats in the form of Black Box Vouchers that offer shopping/spa/dining deals and discounts!

I’ve been a Black Box Subscriber since it first started and every edition comes with a handy pouch that is filled with the vouchers and catalogues that you see above.

If you’re wondering what I’ve done to them…

Here’s your answer!

Yup. They’ve become the homes of my chargers. Haha! I hate the sight of loose cables and chargers lying around so I decided to place them in my Black Box voucher pouches to neaten the mess. The fact that each pouch is of a different color and design makes it even easier to sort the chargers into different categories – blue for phones, black for MP3 devices and clear for cameras.

I’ve received my fourth Black Box so far and I noticed that each box never contains more than one item of a given category. For example, you will not find two moisturisers, or two types of hand cream samples in the same Black Box. That’s pretty cool as repetition is boring.

That’s not all! Enjoy the mini version of the Black Box known as the Black Mini!

Instead of a full box of samples, the Black Mini offers one to three samples each time to celebrate its special collaboration with a particular brand. I’ve received two Black Minis so far.

Generous samples in my Black Minis.

Darlie Expert White Toothpaste (40g)

L’Oreal Paris Ever Sleek Smoothing System Conditioner (59ml) and L’Oreal Paris Ever Sleek Smoothing System Shampoo (59ml)

Do you want to receive full sized products too?

I hope your answer is a resounding yes because Black Box also gives their subscribers a chance to win full sized items! That is if they complete a survey on the samples that they received in their Black Box and submit to Black Box via a simple online link within a limited period of time.

Finally subscribe to the Black Box too!

Subscribe at and and key in “HoneyzBB” in the referrer code column to stand a chance to receive your very own Black Box too!

Also, like Black Box on Facebook at for exciting Friday Giveaways and info on their latest promotions!

Curiosity satisfied?


Your friend, Juliana

Disclaimer: Please be rest assured that even though the products and services were sponsored, they do not have any bearing on the content of this post. Opinions stated are objective and genuine. Also note that all sources, information, content, links are valid to change at any time.



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