14 May 2012

BellaBox - April 2012

I was lucky enough to win a BellaBox from aboutabugg (Renee). I thought it was going to be the Mother's Day special edition one, as that is the sample box Renee received from BellaBox, but I received the April's Edition one instead. I am grateful for the chance to sample BellaBox, and I'm quite tempted to subscribe especially since I Love This Box is no more :(

Anyway, the items that I received in my BellaBox are:
  • Comvita Olive White Brightening Protective Moisturizer with SPF15
  • Comvita Olive White Brightening Facial Exfoliant
  • Comvita Olive White Brightening Facial Serum
  • Ulta3 Nail Polish in Shiraz (Full size)
  • Glamourflage Sexy Sadie Body Scrub
  • Pure DKNY Verbena
  • Benefit 'Hello Flawless' Foundation in I'm so money honey 
  • Hollywood Feet Gel Cushions (Full size) 

Comvita Olive White Brightening Range (1.5ml each)
The information card provided said that the 'Comvita Brightening Range contains tones of anti-oxidants to replenish skin cells'. Sounds promising, as I do have slightly uneven skin tones. I haven't tried this yet but the only thing I'm a bit apprehensive about is the word "Olive" in it. I'm not a big fan of olive smelling things so I hope the scent doesn't throw me off the product. The RRP of the Facial Exfoliant, Facial Serum and Moisturiser are 75ml $45, 30ml $79, and 50ml $55 respectively.

Ulta3 Nail Polish in Shiraz (13ml)
To be honest, before I tried this polish I didn't really think much of it due to its RRP of $2. However, I was pleasantly surprised as it went on quite well and tried quickly. I can't say anything about the staying power as I just swatched it on my pinky over my gelish nail (2 coats). I'm not sure if I'll repurchase it in other colours only because I've got so many nail polishes and only use them on my toes, as I use gelish on my fingernails. 

Glamourflage Sexy Sadie Body Scrub (30ml)
I don't normally use body scrubs, as I never felt the need to exfoliate any part of my body except my face. I'm hoping this will be face-friendly. I like that it comes with a flip up top, instead of a screw top like many sample tubes I have come across. The smell is also quite pleasant, so I will give this a go some day soon. RRP for 250ml is $27.95

Pure DKNY Verbena (1.5ml)
I love that this comes in a spray bottle. It smelt pleasant for the few minutes that I had it on before I had a shower. It's a perfume that I would use judging from the few minutes that it was on my skin. According to the information card, 'DKNY's Lemon Verbena contains refreshing and citrusy aromas to complement a fresh, fashion forward style', which basically sums up what it smells like. (I'm not the best at describing smells) RRP is $80 for 30mls.

Benefit 'Hello Flawless' Foundation in I'm So Money Honey (5.0ml)
This is the product I was most excited about. I read some of the BellaBox April reviews and quite a lot of people either did not have this in their boxes or had the wrong shade. I was so glad and pleased that I got a shade that matched! As I only put a tiny amount on my face after removing my makeup to see if the shade matched my skin tone, and then removed it 5 minutes later, I'm unsure about the wear of it or if it makes my skin super oily at the end of the day. So stay tuned for a review! RRP is $55 for 30mls.

Hollywood Feet Gel Cushions (2 pairs)
There have been numerous times that I've chosen flats over heels because I'm such a wimp and can't stand painful feet. I'm glad I am given a chance to try this out, as I don't think I'd ever buy this because it's just easier to wear flats. I don't know about the re-usability of this, wouldn't it just get "un-sticky" after removing it and placing it in another shoe a few times? RRP is $9.95 for two pairs.

I would like to thank Renee from aboutabugg and BellaBox again for hosting and supplying the giveaway, and I'm so grateful to be given the chance to try out Bellabox for the first time. I think I will be subscribing as soon as I get my refund from ILoveThisBox for May's box.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! Thanks for letting me see what was in your box! I was so curious... looks like some good goodies!