17 August 2012

Bellabox - August 2012

Yay! It's that time of the month again when beauty subscription boxes are delivered!

Unfortunately, my dslr is still at the bf's and I had to use my iPhone. Therefore, some of the pictures taken are a bit blurry... especially the image below (with all the products). To compensate, I've taken pictures of individual products.

Bellabox has sent their box out before Lust Have It again this month. Despite having less time to compile everything (I'm assuming this, as they have sent it out earlier), I'm so impressed with the products they have included in this month's box. The theme this month is Go Green. 

This is what I received in my Bellabox this month:

It's so exciting to see so many products jammed into one little box!

1. Luk Beautifood Lip Nourish in Tangerine & Vanilla (RRP: $24.95 for 3g)
I have read and watched quite a few reviews on this month's Bellabox and it seems like everyone received the same shade of brown. I am not one who likes brown lip products, so I can relate to the whinges about how many brown lip products Bellabox like sending out. Although this is lippy is brown, I think it might look quite good on me, as when applied lightly it's quite sheer. Will definitely have to try this out later this arvo (sleepy time as soon as I finish this review - just got back from work!)

2. Lush RO's Argan Body Conditioner 45g (RRP: $29.95 for 225g)
I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to Lush products. This is the second Lush item I own (the first being the 'dirty' soap I received in my Lust Have It May bag). However, the scent didn't really appeal to me, as it was too minty for my liking, so it is now sitting in the bf's wardrobe making his jumpers smell minty! I do like the smell of this skin conditioner though, and I'm looking forward to trying this out. Although it is a conditioner (i.e. wash off product), I read on facebook that it can be used as a lotion, which is what I'm going to use it for. I don't spend a lot of time in the shower and therefore can't wait around for both my hair conditioner and body conditioner to do their thing.

3. Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion 29ml (RRP: $12.99 for 354ml)
I'm also a bit of a newbie when it comes to Aveeno products. I've heard of Aveeno but haven't gotten around to trying their products out, so this is a welcomed surprise! I have just applied some to my arm, and it feels quite moisturizing. Smell wise, not so great. There is no added fragrance, and the scent doesn't appeal to me. It reminds me of sterilised stuff... :-S On the plus side, the smell doesn't linger.

4. Phytocare Daily C - 2 sachets (RRP: $17.80 for 30 sachets x 3.7g
An interesting item to be receiving in a beauty subscription box. It's a vitamin C powder containing essential nutrients that can be mixed with water or juice to be taken as a daily supplement. Might give this a go when I wake up later today!

5. EmerginC Phytocell Detox Mask 3ml (RRP: $70 for 50ml)
emerginC is also a product new to me. I'm always open to trying out new things (hence the beauty box subscriptions), and am looking forward to trying this mask out!

6. Be in Awe SkinCare - Nirvaata Calming Serum 2 x 5ml (RRP: $69 for 50ml) and Amala Clearing Serum (RRP: $79 for 50ml)
Yay! Finally a brand that I'm familiar with! I have tried their cleanser (see review here), as well as the Be in Awe night balm that I received in a Bellabox that I won through Hanger Nation (see what else I received here). I wasn't impressed with either products especially given the price tag attached, so I've got mixed feelings about these serums. I will give them a fair go though!

7. Wotnot Facial Wipes - 25 wipes (RRP: $7.95 for pack of 25)
I love facial wipes and use them daily to remove makeup! I'm looking forward to using these wipes. The packet feels quite cold, so I'm assuming the wipes will be moist (I've got a weird way of telling whether wipes will be moist from years of experience... ok I don't really... I'm just guessing). I love that this is 100% biodegradable as well.

8. USPA Wheatgrass Solar Energy Leave-in Serum 30ml (RRP: $32 for 150ml)
First thing I thought when I saw this in my box was "Oooo... funky packaging!" This is a hair serum that is meant to preserve and protect colour treated hair, which is exactly what I need (well, not so much need... I do have quite a lot of hair serums. But this is very much appreciated). Needless to say, I'm excited about this product too!

Overall, Bellabox has impressed me yet again! So many exciting products to try out. However, I wish there were more cosmetics items... I'm craaazzy for cosmetics. As always, can't wait to see what Bellabox has got installed for September's box!


  1. ooh i got the exact same products. i love the wipes! :)

  2. Ooh you got the same products as me! This was my first time receiving BB and I am SO impressed!


    1. BB has improved significantly over the past few months! Wish I had a yearly subscription with them instead of LHI.

  3. I love the look of that leave-in serum! I got a slightly different box to yours. My Lip Nourish seems to be a lighter shade than the one you got.

    1. Lucky you! I saw your swatch and it looks good on you :)

    2. Hi Abegail - would you like to contact me and i will send you out a lighter lip Nourish that is more suitable for you. Have a look at www.lukbeautifood.com in the shop (red button top RHS) then shoot me an email - cindy@lukbeautifood.com. I'd hate you tobe disappointed. Cindy :)

  4. Ooh I got the same! I was hoping for the EOH liner though, hopefully more make up next month! I also subscribed to LHI, this is my first month for both.. Excited to see whats in the LHI box!

    1. Hopefully LHI picks up their game this month. Was a bit disappointed last month.