Thursday, 17 January 2013

January Bellabox



After the hype of Christmas and New Years, and the "fun" of my new spending ban, I'd completely forgotten about my subscription boxes coming in the post! I was delighted to wake up and find this month's Bellabox waiting for me!

I had no idea what was in this month's box, so I was very exciting, as for once it was a complete surprise!


The contents of this month's box. Hmm.



Natio BB Cream in Medium

Okay, so firstly, I'm disappointed. I'm not at all a medium, I'm fair skinned. Even fair would probably be too dark, like most other BB creams, so this is a real disappointment and will go to complete waste. Bellabox asks for your beauty profile when you sign up, and I said fair skin. Not medium. Highly disappointed, Bellabox



For Walls Wall Decal sample

Well this is cute, but I have no idea why this was included as it isn't on the information card. I'm not sure what I'll do with this, but, I'm sure I'll find something!


Mode Cosmetics Nail Enamel in Hot Stuff

This is a really pretty colour, and I'm pretty pleased with this! I haven't tried Mode nail polishes before, so it will be good to give this a go. So I'm happy with this, at least.



Face of Australia Purifying Cleansing Wipes

I'm unhappy about getting these, as I got this in the November Lust Have It. (which you can see here) I know that they are different boxes, but they really should pay attention to what the other boxes are offering. This isn't the first time it has happened, and I know I'm not the only Bellabox subscriber that also subscribes to Lust Have It, so it's fairly disappointing.
In saying that though, at least it's a full sized product that will get used, as they are lovely cleansing wipes.


Swisse Body Wash

My boyfriend received this in his Summer Bellobox (you can read about it here), so getting another sample is a little bit disappointing. His Bellobox is under my name, so surely they can see that they have really just sent me two of the same thing, two months in a row? 


You, Me & Everybody Cool It Aloe Vera Gel

This is probably the only product I was truly happy to receive. I've fallen in love with the brand You, Me & Everybody, and this is absolutely perfect for summer! I'll definitely get use out of this!

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So, overall I'm pretty unhappy with this month's box. It seemed a bit lazy to me, and it's really disappointing to get double up of products. I'm interested to see what other boxes people have received, as I'm sure I have, yet again, been the recipient of the "bad" box. This one has definitely caused me to reconsider my subscription with them.

If you've received the Bellabox, let me know in the comments and feel free to leave your post link so we can all read what you got in your box!

What did you think of this month's box? Were you as disappointed as I was?



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32 comments

  1. That does seem a little disappointing! They NEED to put more makeup in these boxes... or have one specifically for makeup :P

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    1. I have to agree! When I first signed up, I was actually really interested in the skin care products and such, but it's mostly JUST skin care... it's a bit frustrating. I think I have enough skin care! I want to test more beauty products!
      xx

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  2. I'm never really impressed with these subscription services, apart from Christmas time. I agree with Abigail, Australia should have a purely makeup monthly box.

    I don't believe in the "beauty profile quiz" that these companies have you do when you first sign up because everyone ends up getting virtually the same thing anyway.

    I really like the look of the U.S ipsy/my glam bags :)

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    1. That's exactly right, Sheri! They just ignore the quiz thing and yep, you end up getting the same stuff! It's so frustrating!
      I can't bring myself to look at all the US ones because I know I'll just get jealous haha! We seriously need one like that!
      xx

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  3. Eh this will be my last bellabox, I am done with beauty boxes, there has only ever been one month that has ever made me excited in the 6 months I've been signed up!
    x

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    1. I'm having a feeling this will be my last as well. I plan on emailing them and letting them know my thoughts, and how disappointed I am in them. :(
      xx

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  4. Yeah I was a bit 'meh' about this month. I looked inside and I was like 'wait... that's all?'. I already unsubscribed from Lust Have It so I'm trying not to unsub Bellabox but I'll see how next month goes I guess. Some months I do think I could have spent the $15 better though...

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    1. Yep that's exactly what I said when I saw it! I actually kind of thought maybe something was missing, until I read the card.
      It's true though, $15 (or $30 in my case as I have two) would be a lot better spend some months! >:( boo

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  5. I got the same one! I knew those facewipes looked familiar!!

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  6. For Walls is cute! But doesn't seem suitable for a beauty box lol More like for home decorating.

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    1. I know, it's a bit weird they included and didn't really mention anything about it? But cute nonetheless :D
      xx

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  7. I really hope my box is better than yours.

    I already received those face of australia face wipes and don't like them. also, every time i go to myer the ladies at the natio stand give me those samples. ... and they're always in medium.

    Mine should arrive tomorrow - so we'll see!

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    1. Ew how annoying! I hope you get the good box... although I'm pretty sure there is no box and this is all they have :(

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    2. So my box arrived... http://www.where-is-my-mind.com/2013/01/january-bellabox.html

      Exactly the same products as you minus the hedgehog :(
      GRR

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    3. Oh dear... BB should really pay attention to what's in the LHI box as well though... I know it's not 100% their fault but surely they realise?

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  8. I must say, I haven't regretted my decision to drop Bellabox at all! I think I would've been a bit disappointed if I had received this box, it seems a bit uninspired?

    Great review as always!

    xx

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    1. It really does! (so nice to see you commenting again :D)
      I'm definitely disappointed :(
      xx

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  9. Mine was totally different. I got the aloe gel, Aurora Spa body cream and cleanser (gorgeous), Face of Australia eyeshadow palette and the BB cream sample. I'm super pleased that I got this box. I'm sorry yours was a bit blah.

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    1. Gosh I hope I get the box you received Emma, it sounds a lot better than this one!

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    2. Oh my gosh, that sounds SO much better!!! I feel like emailing them and telling them how upset I am that they doubled up so much stuff! I would have loved an eyeshadow palette! (So much better than face wipes...) and a body cream and cleanser sounds a lot nicer!

      I hope you get that one as well Kristine! :D
      xx

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  10. I got this box, except I got the orange nail polish (I would have preferred the pink but I still like the orange) and I didn't even get the wall decal! It's a bit meh, and it's only saving grace is that I'll probably use everything. It's made me start contemplating whether I should keep my subscription, which is sad because I love getting mail.

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    1. They didn't even give you the wall decal! Ripped off!
      I suppose I'm happy with the nail polish colour, orange would have been nice as well so at least they chose good colours!
      I really love getting mail too, which is why I don't really want to give up the subscription! :(
      xx

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  11. I have no idea what happened to BellaBox.. they were quite impressive when I first subscribed, but lately I feel as though they're going downhill. I think I may unsubscribe after seeing the contents on this month's box. What a shame! x

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    1. Me too! I really liked them and preferred them over LHI always, but I'm beginning to change my mind! I'm hoping they will redeem themselves but I'm seriously considering contacting them and telling them how I felt about this month.
      xx

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  12. I'd be pretty underwhelmed with this box as well, there really isn't anything that catches my eye except maybe the nail polish - but even then, I probably already have a similar shade. It's too bad Australia can't produce a beauty box to the standard of what's offered in the US/UK!

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    1. I really love seeing the US/UK ones but rarely read them, only because I get super jealous! It's so sad we don't have anything up to their standards.
      xx

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  13. I was so excited to get my first Bellabox but I'm kind of disappointed in the items you got! Hopefully mine comes this week so I can see for myself!

    xx Bridget
    bridgerydoo.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh I hope you get the good box and not this one! The good one either comes with a lipgloss or an eyeshadow palette, at least you get make-up!
      xx

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  14. Ahh.. cute porcupine!
    Anyways, this Bellabox is quite interesting! (:

    xo
    Steph

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  15. I got a different box...thing is. I wish I got yours just as I want the wall decal for my sons room hahaha...it's not even beauty related.
    I'm thinking about un-subing....I'll see how February goes..

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Thursday, 17 January 2013

January Bellabox



After the hype of Christmas and New Years, and the "fun" of my new spending ban, I'd completely forgotten about my subscription boxes coming in the post! I was delighted to wake up and find this month's Bellabox waiting for me!

I had no idea what was in this month's box, so I was very exciting, as for once it was a complete surprise!


The contents of this month's box. Hmm.



Natio BB Cream in Medium

Okay, so firstly, I'm disappointed. I'm not at all a medium, I'm fair skinned. Even fair would probably be too dark, like most other BB creams, so this is a real disappointment and will go to complete waste. Bellabox asks for your beauty profile when you sign up, and I said fair skin. Not medium. Highly disappointed, Bellabox



For Walls Wall Decal sample

Well this is cute, but I have no idea why this was included as it isn't on the information card. I'm not sure what I'll do with this, but, I'm sure I'll find something!


Mode Cosmetics Nail Enamel in Hot Stuff

This is a really pretty colour, and I'm pretty pleased with this! I haven't tried Mode nail polishes before, so it will be good to give this a go. So I'm happy with this, at least.



Face of Australia Purifying Cleansing Wipes

I'm unhappy about getting these, as I got this in the November Lust Have It. (which you can see here) I know that they are different boxes, but they really should pay attention to what the other boxes are offering. This isn't the first time it has happened, and I know I'm not the only Bellabox subscriber that also subscribes to Lust Have It, so it's fairly disappointing.
In saying that though, at least it's a full sized product that will get used, as they are lovely cleansing wipes.


Swisse Body Wash

My boyfriend received this in his Summer Bellobox (you can read about it here), so getting another sample is a little bit disappointing. His Bellobox is under my name, so surely they can see that they have really just sent me two of the same thing, two months in a row? 


You, Me & Everybody Cool It Aloe Vera Gel

This is probably the only product I was truly happy to receive. I've fallen in love with the brand You, Me & Everybody, and this is absolutely perfect for summer! I'll definitely get use out of this!

--

So, overall I'm pretty unhappy with this month's box. It seemed a bit lazy to me, and it's really disappointing to get double up of products. I'm interested to see what other boxes people have received, as I'm sure I have, yet again, been the recipient of the "bad" box. This one has definitely caused me to reconsider my subscription with them.

If you've received the Bellabox, let me know in the comments and feel free to leave your post link so we can all read what you got in your box!

What did you think of this month's box? Were you as disappointed as I was?



32 comments:

  1. That does seem a little disappointing! They NEED to put more makeup in these boxes... or have one specifically for makeup :P

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    1. I have to agree! When I first signed up, I was actually really interested in the skin care products and such, but it's mostly JUST skin care... it's a bit frustrating. I think I have enough skin care! I want to test more beauty products!
      xx

      Delete
  2. I'm never really impressed with these subscription services, apart from Christmas time. I agree with Abigail, Australia should have a purely makeup monthly box.

    I don't believe in the "beauty profile quiz" that these companies have you do when you first sign up because everyone ends up getting virtually the same thing anyway.

    I really like the look of the U.S ipsy/my glam bags :)

    ReplyDelete
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    1. That's exactly right, Sheri! They just ignore the quiz thing and yep, you end up getting the same stuff! It's so frustrating!
      I can't bring myself to look at all the US ones because I know I'll just get jealous haha! We seriously need one like that!
      xx

      Delete
  3. Eh this will be my last bellabox, I am done with beauty boxes, there has only ever been one month that has ever made me excited in the 6 months I've been signed up!
    x

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    1. I'm having a feeling this will be my last as well. I plan on emailing them and letting them know my thoughts, and how disappointed I am in them. :(
      xx

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  4. Yeah I was a bit 'meh' about this month. I looked inside and I was like 'wait... that's all?'. I already unsubscribed from Lust Have It so I'm trying not to unsub Bellabox but I'll see how next month goes I guess. Some months I do think I could have spent the $15 better though...

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    1. Yep that's exactly what I said when I saw it! I actually kind of thought maybe something was missing, until I read the card.
      It's true though, $15 (or $30 in my case as I have two) would be a lot better spend some months! >:( boo

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  5. I got the same one! I knew those facewipes looked familiar!!

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  6. For Walls is cute! But doesn't seem suitable for a beauty box lol More like for home decorating.

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    1. I know, it's a bit weird they included and didn't really mention anything about it? But cute nonetheless :D
      xx

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  7. I really hope my box is better than yours.

    I already received those face of australia face wipes and don't like them. also, every time i go to myer the ladies at the natio stand give me those samples. ... and they're always in medium.

    Mine should arrive tomorrow - so we'll see!

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    1. Ew how annoying! I hope you get the good box... although I'm pretty sure there is no box and this is all they have :(

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    2. So my box arrived... http://www.where-is-my-mind.com/2013/01/january-bellabox.html

      Exactly the same products as you minus the hedgehog :(
      GRR

      Delete
    3. Oh dear... BB should really pay attention to what's in the LHI box as well though... I know it's not 100% their fault but surely they realise?

      Delete
  8. I must say, I haven't regretted my decision to drop Bellabox at all! I think I would've been a bit disappointed if I had received this box, it seems a bit uninspired?

    Great review as always!

    xx

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    1. It really does! (so nice to see you commenting again :D)
      I'm definitely disappointed :(
      xx

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  9. Mine was totally different. I got the aloe gel, Aurora Spa body cream and cleanser (gorgeous), Face of Australia eyeshadow palette and the BB cream sample. I'm super pleased that I got this box. I'm sorry yours was a bit blah.

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    1. Gosh I hope I get the box you received Emma, it sounds a lot better than this one!

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    2. Oh my gosh, that sounds SO much better!!! I feel like emailing them and telling them how upset I am that they doubled up so much stuff! I would have loved an eyeshadow palette! (So much better than face wipes...) and a body cream and cleanser sounds a lot nicer!

      I hope you get that one as well Kristine! :D
      xx

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  10. I got this box, except I got the orange nail polish (I would have preferred the pink but I still like the orange) and I didn't even get the wall decal! It's a bit meh, and it's only saving grace is that I'll probably use everything. It's made me start contemplating whether I should keep my subscription, which is sad because I love getting mail.

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    1. They didn't even give you the wall decal! Ripped off!
      I suppose I'm happy with the nail polish colour, orange would have been nice as well so at least they chose good colours!
      I really love getting mail too, which is why I don't really want to give up the subscription! :(
      xx

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  11. I have no idea what happened to BellaBox.. they were quite impressive when I first subscribed, but lately I feel as though they're going downhill. I think I may unsubscribe after seeing the contents on this month's box. What a shame! x

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    1. Me too! I really liked them and preferred them over LHI always, but I'm beginning to change my mind! I'm hoping they will redeem themselves but I'm seriously considering contacting them and telling them how I felt about this month.
      xx

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  12. I'd be pretty underwhelmed with this box as well, there really isn't anything that catches my eye except maybe the nail polish - but even then, I probably already have a similar shade. It's too bad Australia can't produce a beauty box to the standard of what's offered in the US/UK!

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    1. I really love seeing the US/UK ones but rarely read them, only because I get super jealous! It's so sad we don't have anything up to their standards.
      xx

      Delete
  13. I was so excited to get my first Bellabox but I'm kind of disappointed in the items you got! Hopefully mine comes this week so I can see for myself!

    xx Bridget
    bridgerydoo.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh I hope you get the good box and not this one! The good one either comes with a lipgloss or an eyeshadow palette, at least you get make-up!
      xx

      Delete
  14. Ahh.. cute porcupine!
    Anyways, this Bellabox is quite interesting! (:

    xo
    Steph

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  15. I got a different box...thing is. I wish I got yours just as I want the wall decal for my sons room hahaha...it's not even beauty related.
    I'm thinking about un-subing....I'll see how February goes..

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