Monday, 21 January 2013

January Bellabox - We Love Australia

Hi lovelies! For a while now I've been wanting to join the blogging community to share with everyone my beauty and fashion purchases, as well as review them. And just a heads up for you - I am OBSESSED with online shopping and impulse buying (it's a really big problem...).

Anyways, what's a better way than to start off with reviewing this month's Bellabox!

For those of you who don't know, Bellabox is a monthly subscription beauty box for $15 where you receive 5-6 deluxe samples to discover and delivered to your door. The exciting thing about it is you won't know what products to expect each month and there could be amazing full sized samples. In each box you will receive a card explaining the products you received in your box. As suggested in the title, this month's theme is all about Australia to celebrate the upcoming Australia Day. Now lets get straight to the products:

You, Me & Everybody - Cool It Aloe Vero Gel 
Full sized sample - 100ml RRP $8.95
I have never tried any of their products but this is an amazing product, especially if you are sun burnt. It is a staple item for summer if you are out in the sun a lot as it cools and nourishes the skin. The gel is non-greasy, unfragranced, applies onto the skin like water and dries quickly!

Wotnot - Organic Facial Wipes 
Full sized sample - 25 pack RRP $7.95
One can never have too many facial wipes! I have not tried any of Wotnot's products nor have I tried organic facial wipes so it will be interesting to see how my skin reacts. These wipes contain aloe vera, rosehip and sweet almond and are great for sensitive skin. Furthermore, it's 100% biodegradable and compostable so they're also great for the environment! Note: the packaging says Made in China.

Swisse - Body Wash with Vitamin B3 and Macrobiotic Sea Minerals 
30ml sample - 250ml RRP $14.95
I'm not too excited about trying out this product because I'm not that into body washes. As long as I'm clean then I'm happy! The packaging looks exactly like the hand cream I received in a previous box so I mustn't get them mixed up! Your skin will apparently absorb all the vitamins and sea minerals when you use this.

Natio - Pure Mineral Skin Perfecting BB Cream SPF 15
5g sample - 50g RRP $14.95
I received a medium sample, which might or might not be suitable for my skin tone. I'm not too excited about this BB cream as it comes in a sachet, which is a bit messy and hard to store the remaining product if you don't use it all. This BB cream is available in three shades - fair, medium, and tan. In terms of sun protection, there are other BB creams out there with higher SPFs!

Face of Australia - Massage Therapy Lipshine
Full sized sample - 15ml RRP $10.95
I'm not a fan of lip gloss because I find them too sticky and shiny so I most likely won't be using this. The tip of this lip gloss has six small bumps to give your lips a 'massage' when you're applying the product but I don't see the big deal. I would've preferred receiving the colour max eye shadow palettes.

Overall this month's box is a little underwhelming compared to the previous boxes I've received from Bellabox as they set the standards quite high! What did you receive in your Bellabox this month and what were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below and I hope you enjoyed reading my review!


  1. i got the same box as you,have you smelt the lipgloss it smells delicious!

    1. It does smell delicious doesn't it! Lucky for us that we didn't get the first few boxes sent out during the shipment!

  2. I know I was hopping the same thing!


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