13 February 2013

BellaBox - February 2013

It's that time of the month again, when my beloved postman delivers my monthly subscription beauty boxes... I received my February BellaBox about an hour ago. The first thing I thought when I picked the box up was "This box feels awfully light... please don't disappoint BellaBox!"

Opened the box, and found some black and semi-transparent love heart wrapping paper (which I love, and thought it deserved a photo on my blog).

Unwrapped...
I have to say I was extremely disappointed... Not because there wasn't a Tiffany & Co box nestled in the wrapping paper but because the products I received were such a let down this month. Nothing in this box made me go "OMG I WANT TO TRY THIS OUT NOW!"

1. Fing'rs Nail MakeUp - full size (RRP: $9.99 for 22 nail stickers)
 
Although I thought the nail strips look quite nice, I'm not a big fan of nail strips because of my experience with Kiss Nail Stickers (review here). The problem I had with Kiss was the jems being a nuisance when it came to filing off the excess strips, resulting in jagged edges. However, these strips thankfully don't have jems that will interfere. The other problem I had was not having enough suitable strips for my nails. My pointer and ring finger nail beds are around the same size, and so I found it really hard trying to figure out which strips to use as there weren't enough strips that were the appropriate size (if that makes any sense). Anyway, I'm not entirely sure when (or if) I'll use these strips...

2. Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush - 30g (RRP: $9.95 for 150g)

I received this in a Lust Have It box (although it was back in June 2012). Although this will be great for travelling and is something I'd use, I am just not all that excited in seeing this in my BellaBox. Maybe I'm just too hard to please today...

3. John Freida Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfecting Spray - 30ml (RRP: $16.99 for 198ml)
Definitely NOT impressed with this product in my BellaBox. I do NOT have curly hair nor do I style my hair that way. Have zero use for this! :( Please make use of the beauty profiles, BellaBox!!!

4. U Skin Solutions - Clean and Go Exfoliating Gel Cleanser (RRP: $30.95 for 125ml)

This is meant to help keep pores clear and clean. It contains tea-tree oil and tiny little bamboo beads to smooth and soften the skin. Not sure if I like the smell of this at all. It has a bit of the tea-tree oil smell, and I'm not the biggest fan.

5. Eye of Horus Eyeliner in Bronze Amulet Goddess Pencil - full size (RRP: $30 for 1.2g)
I don't normally wear bronze eyeliner and being the only makeup product in the box, I'm extremely disappointed. I think I will give it a go anyway...

6. Banana Boat Sport SPF 30+ - 15ml (RRP: $14.99 for 200g)
They included a sachet of sunscreen as a bonus product. I just wish it wasn't in a bloody sachet! I think I'm going to have to use it prior to going out in the sun, instead of using it as a reapplication considering how my fingers have no sense of grip when it comes to sachets after being out in the sun!

I'm not sure about you, but I was not impressed at all with this month's BellaBox and am now seriously contemplating cancelling my subscription. I'd rather keep the $15 a month and put it towards another crazy Sephora order.

What did you get in your BellaBox? Was it a nay or yay for you?

24 comments:

  1. I unsubscribed last month and was worried that this month would be amazing and I'd miss out but I can't say I'm disappointed...

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. Good move in unsubscribing last month! I wished I did the same!

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  2. Wow what a disappointing box. Hopefully I don't get the same one!

    dreamdustx

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    1. Fingers crossed you get a better one!

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  3. wow that is such a disappointing box! i wouldve thought more effort would be put into boxes for "celebrational occasions" :/
    i think unsubscribing would be better...

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    1. I agree! I will be definitely unsubscribing after this horrible box.

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    1. Sorry, the issue was fixed.

      The box looks to be lacking in anything exciting. The eyeliner looks good but that's about it.

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  5. I was really disappointed as well. I saw that the "other" box got a full size Sally Hansen polish, but nothing else too fab. I really want to unsub, but am worried if I do, I'll miss out on great products next time. But, the more I keep saying that, the more I keep being disappointed. I think we need to unsub :(
    xx

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    1. Hahaha we both have the case of FOMO! I think we need to unsub too!

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    2. I got the full size nail polish, and it really wasn't that great!

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  6. I am really pretty glad that I unsubbed to be honest, the boxes have been so disappointing lately!

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    1. Definitely have not missed out on anything! I wish I unsubscribed :( Could have saved me $15!

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  7. Ugh that's a pretty disappointing box. I think you should unsub :/
    I mean, the only thing I kinda liked was the eyeliner. Not too hot for satchet sunscreen and dry shampoo.

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    1. I agree. Am definitely unsubscribing!

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  8. It sure looks disappointing compared to your past boxes, but it's actually a tad etter compared to many of the Singapore boxes :/ We always get hits and misses (the latter more) and so I stopped subscribing...
    The eyeliner looks pretty decent though, I've had a bronze one before and didnt like it at first but I grew into it haha. Love having them on my lower lash line :)

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    1. Might have to follow your suggestion to use it on lower lash line! Thank you :)

      Pity about the subscription boxes in Singapore though!

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  9. I'm unsubbing today as I got the same box as you and I was so disappointed. I kept saying that I'd cancel but I stuck out for a few more months in case I missed out on anything good but like you, I'd rather save it since I could put the money towards a Sephora order.

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    1. hahaha great minds think alike. I'm unsubscribing too!

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  10. Wow, this box is terrible. I haven't gotten my box yet, but judging from other bloggers post about this months BB I'm going to be unsubscribing. There's no point in spending $15 a month on disappointing products when you can spend $15 on something you actually want!

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    1. Exactly right! I think Bellabox will have an influx of unsubscribers this month.

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  11. Oh gosh, you didn't get very lucky this month. I was so happy with my box and had a different selection than you did but this will still be my last box for a while.

    x Bridget

    bridgerydoo.blogspot.com

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