Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January 2014 Secret Diva - Pore Minimizer

Here is my first Secret Diva box! The box is supposed to arrive on the eighth of every month, since 8 was Christian Dior's favourite number. I was very impressed that it arrived a few days ahead of schedule! This box was shipped via UPS and it contained a letter informing me that I have a secret admirer, hehe. There was one full size product included in this month's box. It was packaged beautifully in a "luxe couture gift box" and tied with a ribbon. The box is really thick and heavy duty. I am definitely going to re-use it for storage or gift giving.


(I tried to re-tie the ribbon, but it looks... erg... different.)

Inside is a new product - the Pore Minimizer Skin Refining Matte Primer. I am really excited to try this as I have never tried any of Dior's face products (last year, I purchased a blush and the two shimmer powders, but I haven't even swatched them yet). The letter I received in the box notes the following:

This advanced primer instantly corrects imperfections by filling, refining, and mattifying skin for a high-definition flawless complexion. The weightless, ultra-fine texture visibly reduces pores, smoothes skin, refines skin's texture and optimizes foundation hold. In one universal shade, this product adapts to all skin tones. Pore Minimizer can even be used throughout the day. Touch up your makeup by patting it gently over makeup.




Similar to the nail polish featured in the January Polished Diva, this product is part of the 2014 Spring Trianon collection. I was taking a look at the rest of the items in that collection and oh how my heart aches for the new Lip Glow in Coral!

The Secret Diva subscription service provides you with 12 Secret Admirer boxes, one for each month of the year in 2014. This service is intended to be gifted to a loved one (hence, Secret Admirer), but I just bought it for myself. Products can range from skin care to cosmetics to fragrances. Dior is expensive and this subscription is no exception. The auction priced the 2014 Secret Diva subscription at $600. You are not guaranteed a value in each box, but judging from some of the 2013 unboxings from likesthelook, there are a number of months where the value of the product exceeds the monthly "price" - in any event, 100% of the proceeds go to charity so I view the price tag as a donation and I am not too concerned about the value in each box. For more information about this and the Polished Diva subscription, please click here!

8 comments:

  1. That is one hell of a subscription! I am not sure I would shell out that money, but it's so exciting to receive those nice little boxes, I'm sure! I hope you'll let us know how well this product works!

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    1. i'm very excited about this subscription... and it's easier for me to pay the subscription price when it goes to charity. otherwise, i probably would have had an extreme guilty conscience for spending so much! i will definitely share my thoughts on the products throughout the year. :)

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  2. I wonder if the $600 counts towards annual charitable contributions when filing for taxes? Does getting something in return negate it? Either way, I am really intrigued to see what they send you next month. A subscription to be excited for, yay!

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    1. i was hoping that as well, but i don't think it does. i think it's similar to purchasing a lottery ticket. we used to buy those princess margaret home lottery tickets for charity as well, but those were not eligible for a tax receipt. i think this is the perfect subscription for me - i actually like that it is just one item per month because it's so much more manageable to test out and review the products! :)

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  3. what a great cause behind it and so much fun to get something so special every month. can't wait to see all your unboxings!

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    1. it's definitely an indulgence... but i'm planning to spend a lot less on makeup/beauty in 2014. i want to focus on quality over quantity so hopefully this special treat will be just the right amount of new product for me each month. :)

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  4. Ooh how exciting! This seems like such a great luxury product :D

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    1. i still haven't tried it yet... i'm going to this weekend when i wear my foundation! :)

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