Wednesday, 14 January 2015

December Bella Box

If you follow my Twitter, you'll know that last December I decided to gift my sister with a three month Bella Box subscription for Christmas, and couldn't resist purchasing a subscription for myself as well. I mean, at $15 per month you can understand why, right?!

Bella Box is a beauty box, which means each month I receive 4-6 beauty items, some full size and some samples. Bella Box is an Australian company which means I receive Australian products, which is great because as well as introducing me to great new products and brands, I'm being part of the Australian community. It also means I have easy access to purchasing/repurchasing items, as I don't have to look online or pay ridiculous shipping fees.

Let's start the opening process!

As you can see, Bella Box comes packaged in vintage style brown paper, and the actual box is a cute but bold polka dot print. So exciting to open!

It's Christmas... time to eat, play, & love.

The first thing I found inside was an adorable Christmas card that could be used to regift or simply as a nice decoration for your pinboard/fridge etc. Under that was a little pamphlet describing each product. And the products were...

Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Clay Purifying Mask (full size) RRP $49.95
Elizabeth Mott It's So Big Mascara (sample size) RRP $25.00
Coastal Scents Revealed Palette (sample size) RRP $35.00
Allegra Rhodes Hand and Nail Cream in Sweet Apple & Grapefruit (sample size) RRP $32.95
Waxaway Sensitive Wax Pack (sample size) RRP $10.45
Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation (sample size) RRP $23.95

All in Australian dollars.

You guys have no idea how excited I was to try this! This product came full size, so I managed to snab $50 worth for $10! That's the beauty of beauty boxes (see what I did there?). I've used this a few times now, and I'm aiming to use it twice a week to get some good results. My skin always feels soft and supple, and it feels like a treat for my face.

Apparently this is a cult product in the US, but honestly, I don't see the fuss. My eyelashes were certainly longer, however it's main claim is volume and I found that rather lacking, and ended up having to put a coat of different mascara over the top. It is great for casual wear though, as it doesn't clump as much as other mascaras do.

I absolutely love eyeshadow palettes. Like, love-love-love them. I have a growing collection stashed in my makeup draw and yes, they are all nude shades. Can't get enough! Now I haven't yet tried this palette, but this one looks so pretty, and the selection from the full size is great.

This hand and nail cream is infused with eau da parfum, which makes it the best smelling hand cream I've ever used. It's a really thin consistency, so it feels amazingly moisturising and sinks right in. I'd love to buy the full size, but I hoard so many creams and lotions that I feel a bit guilty splurging!

I can't really say much for this product, as I'll only know once I use it how good it is, and I haven't yet. I'm too impatient to let me hair grow! I really hope this works well, though, as my previous attempts at waxing have been miserable failures.

Maybelline have been one of my go-to drugstore brands (baby lips, anyone?!) but I find their foundations way too dark for my pale skin. Luckily for my sister, this shade fits her, so that'll be a little pressie for her. ;)

Have you signed up for any beauty boxes? I'd love to hear what you think of yours!


  1. Wow! That mask sounds awesome, great value too! I have never heard of this box, will look it up!


    1. I know, I'm so happy I got it! Thanks so much for stopping by, a review of the January box will be up soon. :)
      xx Silje

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