Tuesday, 20 August 2013

August Bellabox

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I was unlucky enough this month to catch a few spoilers about the August Bellabox, so I wasn't overly surprised when I received my box in the post a few days ago. This particular variety of products has been described by a few people on social media as "boring" or "lacking thought" but I always reserve judgement until I go through everything myself! 

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The general theme of this month's box was "Get Active."

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All the goodies...


 

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John Frieda 3 Conditioner

I was actually pretty pleased to get this. I recently dyed my hair with the John Frieda Precision Foam Colour again, and these conditioners are definitely a treat for my hair! I was thrilled when I discovered that only recently, John Frieda decided to release this conditioner as a full sized product that you can buy! I will most certainly be buying it, at least until all my smaller bottles run out!

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A.S.A.P Ultimate Hydration


I'm really looking forward to trying this one, as my skin has really been needing the extra hydration this winter! I've been using the Gatineau Aqua Memory Serum (which you can read my review on here) but I want to experiment with some new products!

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Ultraceuticals Mineral Tint CC Cream in Medium

This will most likely be given away, or thrown away even, as medium is going to be too dark for me. Most "light" options for BB/CC creams are too dark, so I'm pretty sure this one will be. Although lucky to the girls who did get their colour - as I've heard good things about this CC Cream!

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L'Oreal Base Magique Primer

I actually have a few of these samples and use them every now and then. I like this primer, but it is a little bit on the expensive side - so I don't mind continuously receiving these in subscription boxes at all!

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Pevonia Gentle Exfoliant Cleanser

I've neer heard of this brand before, but it sounds really nice. It contains jojoba beads and chamomile, along with a few other things. This is a bit expensive also at $67 for 150ml, but I guess I'll see if it's worth it after I test this one out! 

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Talavou Naturals Glo Natural Bronzer

I've never heard of this brand, but I won't say no to makeup! I'm not a huge fan of bronzer myself, being that I'm so pale, but I've been slowly trying to work it into my beauty routine as I know I'll be using it more in summer time.
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Tom Organic Regular Tampons - Gift

These were a bonus product this month, but I definitely won't be using them! If you follow my blog regularly then you'll probably have heard me mention it a few times, but I don't have any need for feminine products! (Which is a plus for me really, because it means more money for makeup and less money for feminine hygiene products!) I'll probably give these to my mum or my sister.

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Overall, I wouldn't say I'm disappointed in the box, but nor am I excited. There were a few goodies I'd like to try, but a few of the things went straight over my head! I noticed the other variation of box is pretty exciting, though! Either way, the products in this box will definitely get used - so all in all it's not a bad box!

Have you received your Bellabox yet? If so, what did you think?

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16 comments

  1. I love all these products!
    Thanks for the review :)

    Roses are blue.
    xx

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  2. I was fairly happy with my box I received sunscreen and luminiser instead of the hair and bronzer products.

    Everything is useable making it a worthwhile box : o)

    Jac x0x

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    1. I wish I had gotten that box! It looked a lot better - but at the same time I'm not complaining :)
      xx

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  3. I was baffled by the 'Get Active' theme.. It didn't seem to hold many products that I think of when I am about to go to the gym. Still some good samples to receive and I was overall happy with the products. Looks like we got the same box :)

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    1. I agree, but then the themes never seem to match the products. I don't know why they bother haha! And awesome! I'm not unhappy with the things but I do think the other box was better (and more relating to the theme with sunscreen and all haha)
      xx

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  4. Not too bad products, wish they would actually give a shade that matches though!

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    1. Me too! It's like, either give us our preferred shades or don't bother giving things that require shades! haha it's a bit annoying but oh well! xx

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  5. Mine was a bit different to yours but I'm pretty happy with mine :) Also got a medium BB cream {Sanctuary one} which is a bit dark for me at this time of the year, and like you I like receiving samples of expensive little primers to keep me going :)

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    1. I saw yours, it looks a lot better than mine haha! And yay! I don't use much primer so they last a while :P
      xx

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  6. I'm glad I got the box I did after seeing yours! Although the conditioner and bronzer are both things I wouldn't have been upset to get they don't excite me.. At least with the sunscreen I got it'll come in handy! Along with the BB cream.

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    1. I totally agree.. would have loved the sunscreen! (Even though it's not exciting, it's SO useful!) xx

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  7. Oh shame about the Ultraceuticals CC Cream, I'd have liked to read your review! I have the opposite problem & was so annoyed when BB creams first came out and they were all too light for me!

    Amy (Bubbles & Blush)

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    1. I might try it and see what the formula is like at the very least.. I might like it enough to pick it up! Oh haha I guess the colour dilemma goes both ways! I think they forget that the Australian market has a range of different skin type/coloure gals! xx

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  8. I had to giggle that theyd included tampons!
    The John Freida conditioners are really good, a shame they're not easier to find!

    Hannah Bee
    xo

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    1. Hehe! They are really good.. they've just released that conditioner in full size so you'll probably start finding them a bit easier soon!
      xx

      Delete

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

August Bellabox

BB1

I was unlucky enough this month to catch a few spoilers about the August Bellabox, so I wasn't overly surprised when I received my box in the post a few days ago. This particular variety of products has been described by a few people on social media as "boring" or "lacking thought" but I always reserve judgement until I go through everything myself! 

BB2

The general theme of this month's box was "Get Active."

BB3

All the goodies...


 

BB4

John Frieda 3 Conditioner

I was actually pretty pleased to get this. I recently dyed my hair with the John Frieda Precision Foam Colour again, and these conditioners are definitely a treat for my hair! I was thrilled when I discovered that only recently, John Frieda decided to release this conditioner as a full sized product that you can buy! I will most certainly be buying it, at least until all my smaller bottles run out!

BB5

A.S.A.P Ultimate Hydration


I'm really looking forward to trying this one, as my skin has really been needing the extra hydration this winter! I've been using the Gatineau Aqua Memory Serum (which you can read my review on here) but I want to experiment with some new products!

BB6

Ultraceuticals Mineral Tint CC Cream in Medium

This will most likely be given away, or thrown away even, as medium is going to be too dark for me. Most "light" options for BB/CC creams are too dark, so I'm pretty sure this one will be. Although lucky to the girls who did get their colour - as I've heard good things about this CC Cream!

BB7

L'Oreal Base Magique Primer

I actually have a few of these samples and use them every now and then. I like this primer, but it is a little bit on the expensive side - so I don't mind continuously receiving these in subscription boxes at all!

BB8

Pevonia Gentle Exfoliant Cleanser

I've neer heard of this brand before, but it sounds really nice. It contains jojoba beads and chamomile, along with a few other things. This is a bit expensive also at $67 for 150ml, but I guess I'll see if it's worth it after I test this one out! 

BB9

Talavou Naturals Glo Natural Bronzer

I've never heard of this brand, but I won't say no to makeup! I'm not a huge fan of bronzer myself, being that I'm so pale, but I've been slowly trying to work it into my beauty routine as I know I'll be using it more in summer time.
BB10

Tom Organic Regular Tampons - Gift

These were a bonus product this month, but I definitely won't be using them! If you follow my blog regularly then you'll probably have heard me mention it a few times, but I don't have any need for feminine products! (Which is a plus for me really, because it means more money for makeup and less money for feminine hygiene products!) I'll probably give these to my mum or my sister.

--

Overall, I wouldn't say I'm disappointed in the box, but nor am I excited. There were a few goodies I'd like to try, but a few of the things went straight over my head! I noticed the other variation of box is pretty exciting, though! Either way, the products in this box will definitely get used - so all in all it's not a bad box!

Have you received your Bellabox yet? If so, what did you think?

16 comments:

  1. I love all these products!
    Thanks for the review :)

    Roses are blue.
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. I was fairly happy with my box I received sunscreen and luminiser instead of the hair and bronzer products.

    Everything is useable making it a worthwhile box : o)

    Jac x0x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wish I had gotten that box! It looked a lot better - but at the same time I'm not complaining :)
      xx

      Delete
  3. I was baffled by the 'Get Active' theme.. It didn't seem to hold many products that I think of when I am about to go to the gym. Still some good samples to receive and I was overall happy with the products. Looks like we got the same box :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree, but then the themes never seem to match the products. I don't know why they bother haha! And awesome! I'm not unhappy with the things but I do think the other box was better (and more relating to the theme with sunscreen and all haha)
      xx

      Delete
  4. Not too bad products, wish they would actually give a shade that matches though!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too! It's like, either give us our preferred shades or don't bother giving things that require shades! haha it's a bit annoying but oh well! xx

      Delete
  5. Mine was a bit different to yours but I'm pretty happy with mine :) Also got a medium BB cream {Sanctuary one} which is a bit dark for me at this time of the year, and like you I like receiving samples of expensive little primers to keep me going :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I saw yours, it looks a lot better than mine haha! And yay! I don't use much primer so they last a while :P
      xx

      Delete
  6. I'm glad I got the box I did after seeing yours! Although the conditioner and bronzer are both things I wouldn't have been upset to get they don't excite me.. At least with the sunscreen I got it'll come in handy! Along with the BB cream.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I totally agree.. would have loved the sunscreen! (Even though it's not exciting, it's SO useful!) xx

      Delete
  7. Oh shame about the Ultraceuticals CC Cream, I'd have liked to read your review! I have the opposite problem & was so annoyed when BB creams first came out and they were all too light for me!

    Amy (Bubbles & Blush)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I might try it and see what the formula is like at the very least.. I might like it enough to pick it up! Oh haha I guess the colour dilemma goes both ways! I think they forget that the Australian market has a range of different skin type/coloure gals! xx

      Delete
  8. I had to giggle that theyd included tampons!
    The John Freida conditioners are really good, a shame they're not easier to find!

    Hannah Bee
    xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hehe! They are really good.. they've just released that conditioner in full size so you'll probably start finding them a bit easier soon!
      xx

      Delete

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