Bellabox July 2013

This morning I was awoken by the delivery man - yes, my July Bellabox has arrived!
I've ascertained that these boxes were shipped on the 10th and fortunately, I've had the pleasure of receiving mine the next day. Hurrah for prompt shipping!

For those of you who aren't familiar with Bellabox - let me present to you the unboxing process:
(NB: My box did not come with the additional cardboard slip on it for some unknown reason)


Ooh, luxe beauty travel theme!



The contents

Bellabox is an Australian monthly beauty box subscription (website link) allowing you to sample 5-7 deluxe beauty and lifestyle products for $15 per month. The boxes are sent to your door every month - not inclusive of any shipping fees.

After the unboxing process, I've come to admire the box which held the contents. It's really sturdy and of great quality - which is of excellent use for organising things. Another reason to subscribe - great cardboard boxes!

So, let's check out the contents shall we?


I think my box is the beach themed one.

1. LUXE City Guides (RRP $12.99)
This is a full sized bonus item - a pocket sized city companion guide to New York!
It features luxe accommodation, restaurants, shopping, activities etc. on great quality paper-based material! This is a great bonus because New York is a destination I'd love to visit one day. And of course, it suits the theme of luxe beauty travel quite nicely.

2. Baby Foot (RRP $29.95)
Another full sized product.
This 2-hour treatment "removes dead, damaged and cracked skin from your feet leaving them smooth as a baby's foot" in 3 steps. This is a one time use product which, I believe works over a period of time to give you smooth feet (soles). I don't have dry skin on my foot but I'll be sure to pass this onto someone who would benefit greatly from this product.
NB: product is made in Japan.

3. Libra Hotties Heat Patch (RRP $4.99 for pack of 2)
I actually saw this yesterday whilst I was at Coles! I've always wanted to try these; they're lightweight, inconspicuous and unlike thermal packs - there is no need to shake or rub the patch. I think this is similar to a Salonpas® Hot patch (I love Salonpas products!) - they're a great source of relief from cramps and muscular aches. These heat up to a maximum of 50 degrees celsius, providing up to 8 hours of warmth! I love how this product is easily accessible - at your local Woolworths and Coles stores. I received one patch (that's $2.50 in value) in this month's box.




4. Suigo Australia Honey Soap (RRP $3.49)
The alternative product given out was the Cancer Council SPF 30+ Sport Sunscreen 50 mL Ezi Clip (RRP $9.95). I would prefer to receive the sunscreen rather that this, since I don't use soap at all and personally, the daily application of sunscreen is imperative! Body washes and cleansing gels are my substitutes for soaps. I find that soaps are too drying on my skin - they strip the moisture out. Maybe I've been using much harsher soaps in the past?
However, I'm content to receive this full sized soap; I love natural products and this is made from honey! Which means this soap is moisturising right?! Who knows, I'm excited to try this out!

(excuse my unsightly thumb)

5. ModelCo Cheek + Lip Tint  (RRP $24 for 10 mL)
I received a 5 mL tube ($12 in value) in the shade "Rosy Red". The colour is more of a deep pinky-red;  a bit similar to Benefit's Benetint (Rose-tinted lip and cheek stain). I can see this product being a much more affordable dupe of Benetint, albeit, I'm not a fan of ModelCo's products. I think some of their products are not of high calibre and are quite overpriced. Fortunately  after swatching this tint, I really like this shade on my cheeks; a healthy natural flush is achieved. Unfortunately, the tint did not adhere to the surface of my lips; I couldn't get any colour on my lips. After numerous attempts, the result was of unevenly berry stained lips. A word of caution though, you do have to work with this product quickly, straight after application. Oh, and be prepared for those stained fingers you'll get after application! Overall, I'm happy to receive this, I can really use this everyday for a healthy winter makeup look! Plus, considering how little product I used to achieve flushed cheeks, I think this will last me quite a while!

(dispersion of small product)

(Swatch. 
Notice that it stains quickly; refer to the dark patch)

NB: The fragrance smells like raspberry jelly! Very nostalgic.


6. La Fresh® Eco-Beauty Instant Body Smoother (RRP $16.50 for 18 or 16 satchets/box)
I've never heard of this brand and at first I thought it was a moisturising or refreshing wipe. I love how eco-friendly this product is; I'm all for products that are natural and/or eco-friendly! According to the pack instructions, you massage this wipe onto your temples, shoulders and anywhere else where you feel fatigued or tense. This product claims to revitalize & smoothes dry, overworked skin with its peppermint moisture. I must say, an interesting product! Based on the description, I think this is perfect for those post-work moments when you need to be perked up for a social after!
NB: I received 1 100% biodegradable wet wipe.



7. Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream (RRP $34.95 for 70g)
I received 3g of this, which is the smallest skincare sample I've encountered! I prefer a much larger sample so I can really experience adequately, the effects provided by products. This glycerin based moisturiser from Japan is enriched with vitamins B2, C and E and apparently held a top sales spot in Japan. I've finally "discovered Japan's 55 year "Soft-Skin-Secret"". I'm really excited to try this product out!



8. Biorè Gentle Makeup Removing Wipe (RRP $8.99 for 25 wipes)
I would much prefer to get the alternative - Biorè Deep Cleansing Pore Strips (2 nose strips; RRP $5.99 for 6 nose strips). I've never used pore strips before and receiving those would be the perfect opportunity to try them out! Unfortunately, I have used the aforementioned wipe; I didn't like it because at the time, it wasn't gentle enough for my skin. Maybe this time round, I would have a much pleasant experience with the wipe.

This month's box encompassed quite a variety! I'm quite content with the array of products - none of them are deemed "useless"and most of them are quite new, exciting products that I have never tried before. The purpose of such beauty subscription is to sample a variety of different products and I do believe Bellabox has hit the spot in delivering this. Despite the positive points given, I'm quite dissatisfied with the sample sizes provided (referring especially to the wipes). I can easily obtain such sample sizes from other sources.

In comparison with Lust Have It (another popular Australian beauty box subscription service), my experience with Bellabox has been much more pleasant; the shipping was prompt and I'm more partial to the products I've received.

If you're interested in Bellabox, check out the link in the 3rd paragraph from the top of the page.

I hope you've enjoyed this post and I can't wait to see what others have received in their box!

Have an lovely day everyone!


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18 comments :

  1. The cheek and lip tint looks interesting! Ill definitely check it out!

    ReplyDelete
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    1. It was interesting to play with! An affordable dupe for Benefit's Benetint if you're a fan of that :P

      Delete
  2. nice http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

    ReplyDelete
  3. I find those cheek tints quite hard to work with (if they're anything similar to the Benefit ones), but sometimes I have no choice but to persevere because usually I really like the colour. I've seen mixed reviews on this box - it definitely has a lot of products in it though!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love the whole concept behind cheek/lip tints.
      I especially love the natural and healthy look achievable using cheek/lip tints.
      You're quite right on this one! Unfortunately, I was having a little fiasco blending the cheek tint today.
      Consequently, I was running a few minutes behind on my usual record.

      Delete
  4. I actually really like this box! But then again, I have really low expectations of beauty boxes after having been subscribed to all of them at one stage and unsubscribing since they aren't really worth the money...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am now free from beauty box subscriptions! :)
      I subscribed to two of the popular boxes, merely for the experience!
      It was fun but in regards to some of the samples, I could easily get a few for free.
      And some companies do provide generous samples (we're not talking about 1 sachet here!)

      Delete
  5. The cheek and lip tint seems really useful :) I always love a double duty cosmetic item for everyday! :D

    Joyce @ carouselstreet.com

    ReplyDelete
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    1. It is! Unfortunately the tint is futile for usage on the lips! :(

      Delete
  6. I agree - Bellabox could have worked on the sample sizes! The cheek/lip tint looks like a lovely colour for winter. :) x

    ReplyDelete
  7. This box is okay but the samples sizes were too small for my liking! Although I like the look of the cheek tint!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know!
      Cheek tints are cool in book haha :P

      Delete
  8. The sample sizes seem a little stingy but the box is nicely rounded! The Libra Hotties do look really interesting :P The cheek and lip tint looks great and I agree with the nostalgic scent of raspberry jelly!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I concur wholeheartedly!
      I love those nostalgic scents :)

      Delete
  9. I saw that libra hotties freebie online a while ago- but i regret not getting one because i thought it was just another heat pack that was activated by friction!
    this month's box is really good in terms of the products they provided you with and the value of them as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Heat packs activated by friction are great products as well!
      But these Libra hotties are much more discreet :P
      Definitely a box full of value here but it's a shame the samples are quite small.

      Delete

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Bellabox July 2013

This morning I was awoken by the delivery man - yes, my July Bellabox has arrived!
I've ascertained that these boxes were shipped on the 10th and fortunately, I've had the pleasure of receiving mine the next day. Hurrah for prompt shipping!

For those of you who aren't familiar with Bellabox - let me present to you the unboxing process:
(NB: My box did not come with the additional cardboard slip on it for some unknown reason)


Ooh, luxe beauty travel theme!



The contents

Bellabox is an Australian monthly beauty box subscription (website link) allowing you to sample 5-7 deluxe beauty and lifestyle products for $15 per month. The boxes are sent to your door every month - not inclusive of any shipping fees.

After the unboxing process, I've come to admire the box which held the contents. It's really sturdy and of great quality - which is of excellent use for organising things. Another reason to subscribe - great cardboard boxes!

So, let's check out the contents shall we?


I think my box is the beach themed one.

1. LUXE City Guides (RRP $12.99)
This is a full sized bonus item - a pocket sized city companion guide to New York!
It features luxe accommodation, restaurants, shopping, activities etc. on great quality paper-based material! This is a great bonus because New York is a destination I'd love to visit one day. And of course, it suits the theme of luxe beauty travel quite nicely.

2. Baby Foot (RRP $29.95)
Another full sized product.
This 2-hour treatment "removes dead, damaged and cracked skin from your feet leaving them smooth as a baby's foot" in 3 steps. This is a one time use product which, I believe works over a period of time to give you smooth feet (soles). I don't have dry skin on my foot but I'll be sure to pass this onto someone who would benefit greatly from this product.
NB: product is made in Japan.

3. Libra Hotties Heat Patch (RRP $4.99 for pack of 2)
I actually saw this yesterday whilst I was at Coles! I've always wanted to try these; they're lightweight, inconspicuous and unlike thermal packs - there is no need to shake or rub the patch. I think this is similar to a Salonpas® Hot patch (I love Salonpas products!) - they're a great source of relief from cramps and muscular aches. These heat up to a maximum of 50 degrees celsius, providing up to 8 hours of warmth! I love how this product is easily accessible - at your local Woolworths and Coles stores. I received one patch (that's $2.50 in value) in this month's box.




4. Suigo Australia Honey Soap (RRP $3.49)
The alternative product given out was the Cancer Council SPF 30+ Sport Sunscreen 50 mL Ezi Clip (RRP $9.95). I would prefer to receive the sunscreen rather that this, since I don't use soap at all and personally, the daily application of sunscreen is imperative! Body washes and cleansing gels are my substitutes for soaps. I find that soaps are too drying on my skin - they strip the moisture out. Maybe I've been using much harsher soaps in the past?
However, I'm content to receive this full sized soap; I love natural products and this is made from honey! Which means this soap is moisturising right?! Who knows, I'm excited to try this out!

(excuse my unsightly thumb)

5. ModelCo Cheek + Lip Tint  (RRP $24 for 10 mL)
I received a 5 mL tube ($12 in value) in the shade "Rosy Red". The colour is more of a deep pinky-red;  a bit similar to Benefit's Benetint (Rose-tinted lip and cheek stain). I can see this product being a much more affordable dupe of Benetint, albeit, I'm not a fan of ModelCo's products. I think some of their products are not of high calibre and are quite overpriced. Fortunately  after swatching this tint, I really like this shade on my cheeks; a healthy natural flush is achieved. Unfortunately, the tint did not adhere to the surface of my lips; I couldn't get any colour on my lips. After numerous attempts, the result was of unevenly berry stained lips. A word of caution though, you do have to work with this product quickly, straight after application. Oh, and be prepared for those stained fingers you'll get after application! Overall, I'm happy to receive this, I can really use this everyday for a healthy winter makeup look! Plus, considering how little product I used to achieve flushed cheeks, I think this will last me quite a while!

(dispersion of small product)

(Swatch. 
Notice that it stains quickly; refer to the dark patch)

NB: The fragrance smells like raspberry jelly! Very nostalgic.


6. La Fresh® Eco-Beauty Instant Body Smoother (RRP $16.50 for 18 or 16 satchets/box)
I've never heard of this brand and at first I thought it was a moisturising or refreshing wipe. I love how eco-friendly this product is; I'm all for products that are natural and/or eco-friendly! According to the pack instructions, you massage this wipe onto your temples, shoulders and anywhere else where you feel fatigued or tense. This product claims to revitalize & smoothes dry, overworked skin with its peppermint moisture. I must say, an interesting product! Based on the description, I think this is perfect for those post-work moments when you need to be perked up for a social after!
NB: I received 1 100% biodegradable wet wipe.



7. Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream (RRP $34.95 for 70g)
I received 3g of this, which is the smallest skincare sample I've encountered! I prefer a much larger sample so I can really experience adequately, the effects provided by products. This glycerin based moisturiser from Japan is enriched with vitamins B2, C and E and apparently held a top sales spot in Japan. I've finally "discovered Japan's 55 year "Soft-Skin-Secret"". I'm really excited to try this product out!



8. Biorè Gentle Makeup Removing Wipe (RRP $8.99 for 25 wipes)
I would much prefer to get the alternative - Biorè Deep Cleansing Pore Strips (2 nose strips; RRP $5.99 for 6 nose strips). I've never used pore strips before and receiving those would be the perfect opportunity to try them out! Unfortunately, I have used the aforementioned wipe; I didn't like it because at the time, it wasn't gentle enough for my skin. Maybe this time round, I would have a much pleasant experience with the wipe.

This month's box encompassed quite a variety! I'm quite content with the array of products - none of them are deemed "useless"and most of them are quite new, exciting products that I have never tried before. The purpose of such beauty subscription is to sample a variety of different products and I do believe Bellabox has hit the spot in delivering this. Despite the positive points given, I'm quite dissatisfied with the sample sizes provided (referring especially to the wipes). I can easily obtain such sample sizes from other sources.

In comparison with Lust Have It (another popular Australian beauty box subscription service), my experience with Bellabox has been much more pleasant; the shipping was prompt and I'm more partial to the products I've received.

If you're interested in Bellabox, check out the link in the 3rd paragraph from the top of the page.

I hope you've enjoyed this post and I can't wait to see what others have received in their box!

Have an lovely day everyone!


18 comments:

  1. The cheek and lip tint looks interesting! Ill definitely check it out!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was interesting to play with! An affordable dupe for Benefit's Benetint if you're a fan of that :P

      Delete
  2. nice http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

    ReplyDelete
  3. I find those cheek tints quite hard to work with (if they're anything similar to the Benefit ones), but sometimes I have no choice but to persevere because usually I really like the colour. I've seen mixed reviews on this box - it definitely has a lot of products in it though!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love the whole concept behind cheek/lip tints.
      I especially love the natural and healthy look achievable using cheek/lip tints.
      You're quite right on this one! Unfortunately, I was having a little fiasco blending the cheek tint today.
      Consequently, I was running a few minutes behind on my usual record.

      Delete
  4. I actually really like this box! But then again, I have really low expectations of beauty boxes after having been subscribed to all of them at one stage and unsubscribing since they aren't really worth the money...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am now free from beauty box subscriptions! :)
      I subscribed to two of the popular boxes, merely for the experience!
      It was fun but in regards to some of the samples, I could easily get a few for free.
      And some companies do provide generous samples (we're not talking about 1 sachet here!)

      Delete
  5. The cheek and lip tint seems really useful :) I always love a double duty cosmetic item for everyday! :D

    Joyce @ carouselstreet.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is! Unfortunately the tint is futile for usage on the lips! :(

      Delete
  6. I agree - Bellabox could have worked on the sample sizes! The cheek/lip tint looks like a lovely colour for winter. :) x

    ReplyDelete
  7. This box is okay but the samples sizes were too small for my liking! Although I like the look of the cheek tint!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know!
      Cheek tints are cool in book haha :P

      Delete
  8. The sample sizes seem a little stingy but the box is nicely rounded! The Libra Hotties do look really interesting :P The cheek and lip tint looks great and I agree with the nostalgic scent of raspberry jelly!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I concur wholeheartedly!
      I love those nostalgic scents :)

      Delete
  9. I saw that libra hotties freebie online a while ago- but i regret not getting one because i thought it was just another heat pack that was activated by friction!
    this month's box is really good in terms of the products they provided you with and the value of them as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Heat packs activated by friction are great products as well!
      But these Libra hotties are much more discreet :P
      Definitely a box full of value here but it's a shame the samples are quite small.

      Delete