21 October 2013

Bellabox October 2013 Review & Photos




I recently subscribed to Bellabox (a monthly beauty box subscription service). Bellabox has been available in Australia for quite sometime and this month they celebrated their 2nd anniversary and partnered with the stylish duo from TheyAllHateUs. I was really excited to see what would be included in their beauty box. The box is a pretty turquoise shade (one of my favourite colours), unfortunately during transit my box had been squished. The contents were protected in a bubble-wrapped bag but as I opened it, something had spilled and was all over everything inside. I found out that the culprit was a LonVitalite face mask. Nothing was damaged per-say (just messy) and the mask was still usable.

So here's what was inside the October 2013 Bellabox

LonVitalite 24K Gold RRP $29.00 for a box of 5

First up the mess-maker culprit (hehe). Because it was presumably popped during transit, I decided to treat myself that evening with a mini DIY facial.
"Lonvitalite 24K face masks provide immediate intense cooling and soothing relief.
They are highly moisturising and nourishing; smoothing out wrinkles, and hydrating the skin. The extremely active ingredients promote micro circulation in the face as well as skin regeneration. Removes lines and supplies water and nutrients for the skin cells leaving the skin more evenly pigmented and soft. Can relieve symptoms of allergies such as puffy eyes, inflammation and irritation."
So how did it fair? Well after just using it once (Review coming soon) I can say that my skin was left feeling wonderfully moisturised and my pores were visibly smaller. All in all it was a pleasure to use.




Alfaparf Milano Semi Di Lino Diamond Shampoo & Diamond Mask-Luxe
250ml RRP $25.00 & 200ml RRP $29.00 [I recieved a 60ml & 50ml respectively]
Shine bright like a diamond with this duo...boosts shine and intensity. Restore hair to it's original soft and strong glory!
I haven't tried this yet but the claims seem promising. I haven't been too kind to my hair over the years and the mask sounds pretty good. The scent of the product does however remind me of AVON deodorants.


Beyonce Heat Eau De Parfum 100ml RRP $39.00 [Received a fragrance 2.0ml sample]

Apart from J.Lo's Glow & Britney's Curious, I'm not a fan of celebrity perfumes. They tend to smell cheap IMO. When I smell them I can't picture the celebrity endorsing their product actually wearing the scent. However I can imagine Beyonce wearing this. It smells feminine but not fruity. It's definitely a more mature scent. One word to describe it is confident. It's not an over baring scent, but I personally wouldn't pick it. Still, I love keeping mini perfume sample bottles in my purse just in case I sweat too much during the day and need a spritz of fragrance.


La Roche-Posay 30ml RRP $28.95 [Sample size: 3ml]
I've not had much luck with BB Creams. There's a huge hype around them, but I haven't found one that I loved. I've been introduced to the La Roche Posay brand through LustHaveIt! so I'm fairly confident that this won't give me a reaction when I use it. The shade I recieved is '2' and it seems like it'd be a good colour match for me. I haven't tried it but when I do, I'll review how it goes.


Nivea Daily Essentials Moisturising Day Cream SPF 15  RRP $12.99 for 50ml [Sample Size:7ml] 

I read a blog article sometime ago about a woman who tried Nivea on one side of her face and La Mer (I think, but it was a luxury brand face moisturiser) on another side. Surprisingly the Nivea cream yielded better results and actually diminished the look of wrinkles. Having read that, I have high hopes for this face cream. As I'm nearing my mid 20s I welcome anything to protect my face and ward off the dreaded wrinkles :)


 NUXE Creme Prodigieuse Nuit & Enrichie RRP$49.95 (50ml)  & $44.95 (40g) respectively. 

This was a bonus and I received a 2ml sample of the products.


Sinful Colors Nail Enamel RRP $4.95 [Received a full size bottle]
A nice purple shade nail polish. Probably not appropriate for the summer season coming up, but this will definitely get some wear next Winter and I can see myself using this colour for some nail art.






And that concludes the October 2013 Bellabox contents review. Overall I was happy with the things in this box and I will continue being subscribed. I am currently waiting for my Violetbox and Lust Have It! boxes for the month of October, so once I receive and review them all I'll do a comparison post of the subscription boxes.

Are you subscribed to Bellabox? What did you think of this month's contents?

This is not a sponsored post. The products mentioned were purchased with my own money. My reviews contain my 100% honest opinions and are not influenced by other parties. They are in no way intended to offend or malign any companies or groups. Please consult a healthcare professional if you are in doubt before using any of the aforementioned products. For further enquiries please contact Sunshine at littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com

9 comments:

  1. this looks really good, i love the look of the face mask

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    I love your blog design, sooo cute :)

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  3. You got some pretty different things to me. I got a cleansing balm and two nail polishes from different brands. Love your post :)

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    1. Thanks Mel. I've just popped over to your blog. ❤ your reviews girl. I've followed you on bloglovin' x

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  4. Great review! There's so much overlap between LHI and Bellabox, it makes it hard to be subscribed to both, I think!

    I love Alfa Parf, I''ve used it on and off for years! It always makes my hair really silky. :) I;m actually using it right now but in a different range to this one.

    Also really like the Sinful polish shade you got!

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    1. Thanks Nalini ❣ I'm currently subscribed three different boxes - The high of getting a beauty parcel each month is hard to break away from lols.

      I'm really looking forward to trying the mask from Alfa Parf. I've never head of the brand (I must live under a rock because apparently everyone else has heard of it, haha). I can't see myself using the purple metallic shade anytime soon. Kinda wish I received a red, peach or nude shade, but I'm pretty happy about getting nail polish - a girl can never have too many =)

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  5. Hello! First time posting on your blog - it's a great spot! I rather enjoyed that mask when I tried it, and I think it's great you got the BB cream. That's something I would have liked to have received.

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    1. Hi there! Thanks so much. I've just checked out your blog too and am now following you on bloglovin'. I love reading blogs from Aussie beauty bloggers ♥

      I wish I got the stuff from your beauty box lols.

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