Thursday, July 24, 2014

July 2014 Bellabox

I rarely get a day off on Thursday but I was lucky enough to get today off. Sometimes I really need to stay at home by-myself...doing whatever I want, listening to favorite embarrassing music and watching TV shows. Today I also got not one but three parcels in the mail and one of them was July Bellabox.

It certainly wasn't as impressive as last lot but I will still use the majority of the products.
The these was American Beauty but I must admit it didn't translate into the content of the box.
So here is what I got

1. Urban Rituelle Island Citrus Body Scrub 100 ml- value $14.95

I was relieved to see that I scored a body scrub instead of body cream (I have more that enough to last me for ages). It smells like citrus and coconuts and has medium sized salt-like granules. It also contains coconut oil so it will be great for winter but a no-no before fake tanning as oils can affect the application.

2. ModelCo Black Eye Pencil - value $18.00
I am not a big fan of Modelco...I don't think their products are that great and not they are manufacturing things in PRC (not that I am against it but I believe they were recognized as an Australian brand and they should have kept their manufacturing here). The only good thing I can say about this eye pencil is it had a sharpener built into a lid.

3. Anastasia Lash Genius Clean Waterproof Topcoat 2 g - value $16
Probably the star product of this box. Anastasia has a great reputations for their brow and lash products. I don't have a waterproof mascara because I don't have a great need to wear one. I love that you can still use your favorite mascara with this product. This small tube should should be very handy when I need an extra fix on a windy day or extra hot day.

4. DB Lip Butter - value $4.99
It smells very similar to The Body Shop Coconut lip butter I used to have ages ago...not bad for a cheapo brand :)
5. Yu-Be Moistirusing Skin Cream - value $1.60
To me it is a cross between rich cream and Carmex lip balm. You supposed to use it on areas that need intensive moisturising. I used it on my lips and dry patch on my index finger and it indeed felt very comforting. I doubt I will be forking out $35 for it as my old and trusted Pawpaw ointment does the same job.

I think I have enough samples to last me a while so I've unsubscribed from BB for now...

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

June 2014 BellaBox

I haven't received any beauty boxes for quite sometime so I decided to sign up for one this month because they had really good promo on FB ($10 inc. postage)

These boxes can be hit and miss but this one is definitely impressive

It came with InStyle magazine worth $9.95 which is a nice bonus and it gives me a good excuse to have a bath and detox my brain. 

1. Herbal Essences Naked Shine Shampoo and Conditioner - value $2
Apparently silicone and paraben free plus they have nice neutral smell...I don't usually use supermarket shampoos but these will be great for my gym bag.

2. Kora Organics Hydrating Mask - value $49.95
I was stoked to receive this famous full-sized product. I currently don't have a moisturizing face mask and my skin is on the dry side so it definitely arrived at a right time.

3. Mary Kay at play eye trio - value $18.00
Looks nice but I don't often wear colours like these so will be giving it away.

4. L'Oreal Base Magique Primer - value $10
Makes skin feel smooth and look matte...will be taking this small handy tube with me o'seas.

5. Grown Alchemist Vanilla and Orange peel Hand Cream- value $7.50
I already have huge 500ml bottle of this hand cream. It is very nice and all natural but absorbing properties do not equal moisturizing properties (tends to sit on my skin and not as hydrating as others).

plus a small satchel of Nutrimetics Instant radiance balm...hopefully it won't break me out like Clarins one...

Overall it is a great value box (over $85) and majority of products will be used by me.