Friday, 15 February 2013

February Bellabox


A few days ago I received the February Bellabox. After a disappointing January Bellabox (you can read about it here), I was expecting a lot more from this month. February is the month of love, so I was expecting a little extra of it from Bellabox.



The card was cute, at the very least.


The wrapping paper was cute, too. I liked the little extra effort.


The box contents. Hm. I'm not overly impressed.


Eye of Horus Eyeliner in Charcoal Obsidian Goddess

This was exciting, to say in the least. I've had my eye on Eye of Horus products for a little while now, so this is something I will actually use. It's a full sized make-up product, so I'm definitely not complaining. I was lucky enough to receive the black eyeliner, whereas I know some boxes received the bronze. The black does have a little bit of glitter, although I really like it!



John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfecting Spray

I'm actually really happy to receive this also! I love John Frieda products, and I often wear my hair in curls, so this will be used often! If I end up liking it, I can see myself buying the full product!



U Skin Solutions Clean & Go Exfoliating Gel Cleanser

Wow, this is such a tiny sample. I'm sure U Skin Solutions are a great brand, it's just going to be very hard to tell from such a small sample. The other option was to receive a Clarifying Gel, so I'd prefer exfoliation products.



Fing'rs Nail Makeup

Hmm this is an interesting product. The design is not me at all, but each to their own. The other design I've seen floating around is a pink design, which I probably would have preferred. Maybe these will go okay on my toes? I'm not overly impressed, but at least it's not all bad.



Banana Boat Sport SPF 30+

According to Bellabox, this was a bonus product. I think that's a little rich. Even so, I'm always happy to receive sunscreen. It is disappointing that this is in a sachet, but I'll have to make do. 


I had already received this in the June Lust Have It (read here), and I have hardly used it. I don't usually use dry shampoos, as my hair is too long, so I'm not sure whether or not I'll use this. I may give this over to my sister to see if she likes it.

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So, overall, I'm not overly pleased with this month's Bellabox. I was disappointed that I wasn't one of the lucky three subscribers that found a little blue box among their samples, but there was a small chance I would be one of those subscribers anyway. I'm more disappointed that the samples were nothing overly special, especially for the month of love.

I've seen that the other box has basically the same items, except instead of the nail stickers, there is a Sally Hansen nail polish, which I would have definitely preferred. Oh well, can't win them all.

My one problem with Bellabox is that they no longer write on your card what type of box you are receiving, so you are somewhat under the impression that everyone is getting the same thing. I think it's a little bit misleading, especially as I'm one of the unlucky subscribers who seem to get the "bad" box every single time. I'm seriously considering unsubscribing, but I'm not sure, as I'm worried that next month will be a fantastic box and I'll miss out.

Any suggestions, beauties? Would you unsubscribe if you kept getting the "bad" box? What do you think of this box? Do you think it's worth $15?

If you have written up a post featuring another box, let me know! I'd love to see what other subscribers are getting!




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  1. I'd say that you should unsubscribe. I know that we all get scared that we'll miss out on a good box but the way I see it is that Bellabox never sell all their boxes straight away. They always do a second shipment for people who sign up later in the month so if you see a good box, I guess you could always resubscribe :)

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    1. Oh that is such a good point! I think I'm going to unsub. I'd rather save the money, and then go on a big spending spree ;) I'd rather some full size products I think! :D
      xx

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    2. Agree with jen. If theres a good one next month u can always order that box. I unsubscribed last month and both last month n this month has been less than stellar to say the least :(

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    3. Aw you're lucky you unsubscribed then! That's true, if I keep an eye on what are in the other boxes I can always sign up again. It's just so sad :(

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  2. I unsubscribed after this month from both BB and LHI. I finally realised it's not worth the money - I have a box of samples on my desk and I'm just not getting that excitement I used to get from them :(

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    1. That's so true. I used to get really excited whenever I got the box, but now, I just feel nothing! They really aren't worth the money... I'm still seeing how LHI goes, but Bellabox is a gonner!

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  3. I think you should unsubscribe!
    Staying subscribed in hopes of a good box which might not come is just not worth it, imo :(
    Why can't we have ipsy?? Haha

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    1. Yep, you are so right Sheri, it's not worth it...
      I KNOW! I want those overseas boxes so bad :(

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  4. After receiving my BB this month I have unsubscribed. I'm so over getting samples I don't use!

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    1. Totally agree, not only is it boring and frustrating, it's a waste of our precious cash!

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  5. I unsubscribed awhile ago, because I'd rather save up $15 towards something on my wishlist.

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    1. I'm the same, $15 can get you some pretty awesome stuff from Sephora... although you'll have to pay shipping charges haha
      xx

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  6. Definitely unsubscribe! I would have been disappointed too

    Not really anything that makes you go 'wow', I thought that they would have at least had some Vday themed items (like heart nail foils)

    The sunscreen sachet is really bad! It was like they just wanted rid of them! Banana Boat now sells SPF 50+ so it's odd that it's only 30+

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    1. Exactly! I was expecting the whole thing to be Valentine's Day themed, but hardly anything there to rave about!
      I didn't even think about the sunscreen thing! That's so true... why would I want 30+ when I can go out and buy the 50+... if they'd given us a sample of that I would have been impressed... oh well, looks like I'll definitely be unsubbing!
      xx

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Friday, 15 February 2013

February Bellabox


A few days ago I received the February Bellabox. After a disappointing January Bellabox (you can read about it here), I was expecting a lot more from this month. February is the month of love, so I was expecting a little extra of it from Bellabox.



The card was cute, at the very least.


The wrapping paper was cute, too. I liked the little extra effort.


The box contents. Hm. I'm not overly impressed.


Eye of Horus Eyeliner in Charcoal Obsidian Goddess

This was exciting, to say in the least. I've had my eye on Eye of Horus products for a little while now, so this is something I will actually use. It's a full sized make-up product, so I'm definitely not complaining. I was lucky enough to receive the black eyeliner, whereas I know some boxes received the bronze. The black does have a little bit of glitter, although I really like it!



John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfecting Spray

I'm actually really happy to receive this also! I love John Frieda products, and I often wear my hair in curls, so this will be used often! If I end up liking it, I can see myself buying the full product!



U Skin Solutions Clean & Go Exfoliating Gel Cleanser

Wow, this is such a tiny sample. I'm sure U Skin Solutions are a great brand, it's just going to be very hard to tell from such a small sample. The other option was to receive a Clarifying Gel, so I'd prefer exfoliation products.



Fing'rs Nail Makeup

Hmm this is an interesting product. The design is not me at all, but each to their own. The other design I've seen floating around is a pink design, which I probably would have preferred. Maybe these will go okay on my toes? I'm not overly impressed, but at least it's not all bad.



Banana Boat Sport SPF 30+

According to Bellabox, this was a bonus product. I think that's a little rich. Even so, I'm always happy to receive sunscreen. It is disappointing that this is in a sachet, but I'll have to make do. 


I had already received this in the June Lust Have It (read here), and I have hardly used it. I don't usually use dry shampoos, as my hair is too long, so I'm not sure whether or not I'll use this. I may give this over to my sister to see if she likes it.

--

So, overall, I'm not overly pleased with this month's Bellabox. I was disappointed that I wasn't one of the lucky three subscribers that found a little blue box among their samples, but there was a small chance I would be one of those subscribers anyway. I'm more disappointed that the samples were nothing overly special, especially for the month of love.

I've seen that the other box has basically the same items, except instead of the nail stickers, there is a Sally Hansen nail polish, which I would have definitely preferred. Oh well, can't win them all.

My one problem with Bellabox is that they no longer write on your card what type of box you are receiving, so you are somewhat under the impression that everyone is getting the same thing. I think it's a little bit misleading, especially as I'm one of the unlucky subscribers who seem to get the "bad" box every single time. I'm seriously considering unsubscribing, but I'm not sure, as I'm worried that next month will be a fantastic box and I'll miss out.

Any suggestions, beauties? Would you unsubscribe if you kept getting the "bad" box? What do you think of this box? Do you think it's worth $15?

If you have written up a post featuring another box, let me know! I'd love to see what other subscribers are getting!




14 comments:

  1. I'd say that you should unsubscribe. I know that we all get scared that we'll miss out on a good box but the way I see it is that Bellabox never sell all their boxes straight away. They always do a second shipment for people who sign up later in the month so if you see a good box, I guess you could always resubscribe :)

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    1. Oh that is such a good point! I think I'm going to unsub. I'd rather save the money, and then go on a big spending spree ;) I'd rather some full size products I think! :D
      xx

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    2. Agree with jen. If theres a good one next month u can always order that box. I unsubscribed last month and both last month n this month has been less than stellar to say the least :(

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    3. Aw you're lucky you unsubscribed then! That's true, if I keep an eye on what are in the other boxes I can always sign up again. It's just so sad :(

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  2. I unsubscribed after this month from both BB and LHI. I finally realised it's not worth the money - I have a box of samples on my desk and I'm just not getting that excitement I used to get from them :(

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    1. That's so true. I used to get really excited whenever I got the box, but now, I just feel nothing! They really aren't worth the money... I'm still seeing how LHI goes, but Bellabox is a gonner!

      Delete
  3. I think you should unsubscribe!
    Staying subscribed in hopes of a good box which might not come is just not worth it, imo :(
    Why can't we have ipsy?? Haha

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    1. Yep, you are so right Sheri, it's not worth it...
      I KNOW! I want those overseas boxes so bad :(

      Delete
  4. After receiving my BB this month I have unsubscribed. I'm so over getting samples I don't use!

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    1. Totally agree, not only is it boring and frustrating, it's a waste of our precious cash!

      Delete
  5. I unsubscribed awhile ago, because I'd rather save up $15 towards something on my wishlist.

    ReplyDelete
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    1. I'm the same, $15 can get you some pretty awesome stuff from Sephora... although you'll have to pay shipping charges haha
      xx

      Delete
  6. Definitely unsubscribe! I would have been disappointed too

    Not really anything that makes you go 'wow', I thought that they would have at least had some Vday themed items (like heart nail foils)

    The sunscreen sachet is really bad! It was like they just wanted rid of them! Banana Boat now sells SPF 50+ so it's odd that it's only 30+

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Exactly! I was expecting the whole thing to be Valentine's Day themed, but hardly anything there to rave about!
      I didn't even think about the sunscreen thing! That's so true... why would I want 30+ when I can go out and buy the 50+... if they'd given us a sample of that I would have been impressed... oh well, looks like I'll definitely be unsubbing!
      xx

      Delete

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