Cherry-picked cult beauty products galore


My senses were immediately heightened when I opened the box that came from Soap n’ Sorbet containing these lovely cult beauties. They are such a delightful visual and olfactory treat and I totally heart all of them! In fact, after going through the online store, I have to say that these products will definitely appeal to both our right and left brains because they’re not only pretty, they’re affordable as well!

Soap n’ Sorbet is a Singapore online store that specializes in cherry-picked, unique and imported bath, beauty and lifestyle treats. Brands they’ve brought in include Steam Cream, Tokyo Milk, Love + Toast, Lalalicious and Nostalgia. The store has just been launched and owner Rachel Leung had offered to send me some of the products for review, plus to participate in the VivaBella Bonanza Giveaway. *wink*

Since I’ve used Steam Cream before, I picked a few items from Tokyo Milk, Love + Toast and Nostalgia – which contain mostly natural ingredients.

Love & Toast hand cream

Of the lot, the Love + Toast Sugar Grapefruit Handcreme is my favorite! The ingredients are fairly natural and the smell of grapefruit is totally delicious! And the best part is, it made my hands soft and smooth. Very nice and it cost only S$19 a tube!


I also tested the Love + Toast Prickly Pear Lip Balm with natural ingredients like organic extra virgin olive oil, organic jojoba oil, aloe vera oil, shea butter, viatmain E and more. Although I usually don’t like lip balms in a pot, I have to say I like this one. And at S$17, I’ll say it’s pretty affordable.


This is the famous Tokyo Milk Bon Bon lip balm and the Tokyo Milk RoseWater Lip Balm is quite similar to the one from Love + Toast in terms of texture and feel and is available for S$22. Although this one contains mostly natural ingredients, it does have petrolatum. Oh, you may like to know that both Tokyo Milk and Love + Toast are actually created by the same US designer, Margot Elena.

Nostalgia Aromatherapy Balm

These Nostalgia Aromatherapy Balms remind me of Badger Balm. They’re said to be 100% organic plant aromas but I find the scent rather mild. Good to carry around for some quick pick-me-up and they can also double up as cuticle balms too. Five different aromas to pick from and each is priced at S$17.

Handmade soaps

The Nostalgia brand from Arizona also offers all natural handmade soaps. They’re very nicely packaged to make great gifts and prices are S$17 and S$20.

cute packaging

I was totally intrigued by the packaging of Love + Toast products. A cutout of a heart and a toast! Anyway, besides these that I’ve highlighted, the online store is also carrying Steam Cream at S$26 as well as body creams, body oils and scrubs from Lalalicious.

Special promo & lucky draws
So do check out the local online store. Soap n’ Sorbet also offers international shipping for those outside Singapore. And as part of the grand opening, Rachel is running a special promo offering 10% discount on all regular priced items till end January next year. In addition, you can enter the lucky draws over four consecutive weekends starting from 13 Dec. All you need to do is to visit their website and register to get the promo code. No purchases required!


  1. Reese says:

    ooohh…they look lovely, perfect for Christmas! I am not a lip balm fan, but seeing this makes me want to buy them!

  2. sesame says:

    That’s the right brain effect! ?

  3. makeupmag says:

    They are beautiful! I love the array that she sent you; classy and tasteful. ?

  4. VeiraLing says:

    Awww, sucha sweetheart range! Lovely. Gonna grab a bottle of the handcreme ?

  5. BT says:

    This is lovely and affordable. Best of all, they list down the ingredient list as well.

  6. sesame says:

    They’re lovely! But some of the items are actually for the giveaway.

  7. sesame says:

    Haha…hope you’ll like it like I do! ?

  8. sesame says:

    Yes, it’s good that Rachel list them down. I actually do like her range as they’re mostly quite natural.

  9. rinaz says:

    Those looks so so so pretty and I bet it’ll smell heavenly! I hope to check it out soon ?

  10. el says:

    Everything looks so sweet! It’s a pity normal mail costs $6 for under $100 purchase.. or I would be buying stuff already.

  11. pf1123 says:

    wow…they are so cute!

  12. Sparklewolfie says:

    wow I love the packaging!! I like to buy things that look pretty, and these definitely all do! All natural ingredients is a big part of deciding what to buy, too ?

    I will check out this website ?

  13. sesame says:

    Yes, they do smell great! Love the sugar grapefruit smell…

  14. sesame says:

    Ah…didn’t noticed the rate of the shipping. I guess it’s quite hard to buy up to $100 alone especially since there’s a sale.

  15. sesame says:

    Heh…they are. I’m so reluctant to throw away the empty boxes!

  16. sesame says:

    Hope you’ll like the items if you do buy them. I think you’ll like those from Love + Toast…

  17. Raelynn says:

    ooo soaps! i’m quite into using handmade soaps for showering.. not sure if i mentioned this before, but i used Yuan’s soap for showering and tried other handmade soaps from aussie. there was a period of time when i was too lazy to rub myself down with the bar and used regular shower gel for about a week or two, and my skin started to feel really tight dr and itchy. reverted back to consistent use of handmade soaps and voila, problem solved.

    given the price difference between Yuan and the nostalgia soaps, i wonder how much bigger is the nostalgia’s over-sized bar. but it does comfort me that there’s a lot of effort that goes into the packaging. for example for the happy days soap sack, the fabric can be “reused” for other craft projects and there’s a strawberry pincushion pattern for sewing! #k8SjZc9Dxk.#k8SjZc9DxkV

  18. Jyoan says:

    Interested in the perfume. =) Any idea how is it?

  19. sesame says:

    The Nostalgia ones are square blocks…I think by estimate, it’s about the same. Anyway, it’s 5.4oz or 153g but I don’t remember any measurement given in Yuan’s soap. I forgot to mention that for square blocks, it’s a tad difficult to hold initially for my small hands…although still manageable.

    I like soaps and shower gel. The shower gel that do not contain SLS are fine for me…not drying.

    Oh, btw SnS’s lavender smells great even unwrapped.

  20. sesame says:

    No, I didn’t try it. You like perfume?

  21. babysaffron says:

    Everything is so lovely….
    Good to know about the international shipping also.

  22. Vonvon says:

    These are sooooo cute!!!!

  23. sesame says:

    You’re welcome.

  24. sesame says:

    Yes they are! ?

  25. Raelynn says:

    according to Yuan’s website, the soaps weight 100g plus/minus 10g. hmmmmmmm *wonders if there’s a big price difference afterall*

    lavender sounds tempting! i remember my first handmade soap from aussie was one from Black Milk, sweet pea scented. ooolalala.

  26. Soap 'n Sorbet says:

    Hi all, thanks for all the comments its very valuable for me ? Thanks to Sesame as well! For those who are detered by the delivery charge, I am doing free self collections for Dec. See my web’s FAQ for schedule! If that doesn’t work for you, let me know and maybe we can work something out ?

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