Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bellabox November 2013

This month Bellabox arrived a bit later than usual (I got mine yesterday).
 The theme of this month is "Refreshing Beauty". I though it would be a bit more Christmas-y since we are less than month away now.

 There was four skincare items

1. Puretan Purebronze Light-Medium Lotion 15 ml (value $2.25)
I like small tubes of self-tanner because they are great for holidays. This one is tinted and has very nice scent plus you have to wash it off in one hour.

2. Wilde Organics E'Lustrous Shea (value $4)
I gather it is a body butter. It is meant to be all organic and natural but I am not a huge fan. a) The scent is not the most pleasant and I like my products to smell nice...and b)RRP $40 for 150 ml? I can get some organic shea and coconut oil from health food store and make my own for way less. I can see myself using it on my feet and elbows.

3. Indio SOS Gel - Redness Rescue (value $14.40)
I don't really suffer from excessive redness. I only get rosy cheeks if it is very hot or I've been doing cardio. Will give it a try though.

4. Bump Eraser Medi Paste
I got a full sized product last year in one of the beauty boxes. It is not as miraculous as they claim it is but I find that it acts as a good antiseptic of you have an existing ingrown hair.

 plus I received two make-up items.

5. Simple Eye Make-up Corrector Pen (full size RRP$11.99)
I don't usually do boo-boos with my mascara but it will be very handy when I apply liquid eye liner. Probably my favourite product out of the lot

6. Bellabox Pout pencil in Colar Me Maybe (full size RRP$14.95)
It is unscented lip crayon, very similar to Face of Australia ones (maybe a bit more pigmented). It is nice but I wouldn't pay $15 for it.
Overall value...$47.59
Not my favorite box as I can see myself not using 1/2 of the products in it. I've cancelled my subscription for next month as I already have too many sample to use up.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Birthday Week!

My birthday was on Tuesday, 19/11 but the celebrations continued the whole week! This is my last 20-something celebration and I got lots of love and amazing gifts from family and friends! Plus I received $20 reward from Witchery, $25 from Saba and $30 from Mimco.

My families (mum and in-laws) gifted me money but they made sure that I spent it on myself!
So I got L'Occitane goodies and Witchery Jelly Sandals

From my awesome friends I got Ciate Foil Nail Kit, Cat Pillowcases (because I am a crazy cat lady), Tea Two Set and Mini USB Salt Lamp

I gifted myself with L'Artisan Perfumeur Couer de Vertiver Sacre Fragrance and new Zelda Game

...and the most special gift was received from my husband...he got me my first ever bike!
On my actual birthday me and DH took a day off work and went to Wet'n'Wild on the Gold Coast. It was my first time there so I it was mega fun. At night we gathered for small-ish dinner with friends so the day turned out perfect.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Chemist Warehouse Sally Hansen GWP

It has been a while since I last purchased a nail polish so naturally I was really tempted when I saw Sally Hansen promo in fairly recent Chemist Warehouse catalogue.

 With purchase of $20 or over you get this generous gift with purchase which includes Gem Nail polish, Crackle Top Coat, Mega Shine Top Coat (which I used to have and love but it got dropped and smashed) and a nail file.

 I got two Fuzzy Coat nail polishes and Nail Polish Remover (all up cost me $21.47). Fuzzy Coats look super fun, I'll use them a lot during the upcoming holiday season.

Gem Crush is beautiful, reminds me of  Katy Perry for OPI "The one that got away" nail polish but with holo glitter.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Amazing Freebie from Oscar Oscar Hair Salon

Oscar Oscar is celebrating their birthday this months and they are giving away 50 ml Kerastase Elixir Ultime!
All you have to do is take a selfie and tag them on Instagram (go to for T&C)

I was very close to purchasing this oil couple of weeks ago when strawberrynet had their daily special and it was discounted (got sold out very quickly). It is a lot lighter than the original Morrocanoil and it smells like coconut and rum! You need a tiny drop to make your hair shiny and smooth. I have fine blond straight hair and this product suits it well. I prefer the scent of the Morrocanoil but this one wins when it comes to texture.