Bellabox January 2013 | KITSCH/SNITCH

Bellabox January 2013

January 21, 2013


I have been looking forward to my first subscription box of the year, it feels like I haven't received a box in ages! I finally got this in the mail this morning... I always seem to get my Bellabox a week after everyone else, and I have been trying to avoid reading peoples reviews so I don't ruin the surprise.

This months box is Australian themed, so every brand in here is Australian... I like hearing about Australian brands, but at the same time I have used a lot of these brands, so its not too exciting. This box also felt really light this month, which is different from the previous Bellaboxes I have received.


So the two full sized products in this are the Aloe Vera Gel and the Lip Shine gloss, together these are worth nearly $20, which makes this box decent value... and you also get to sample a BB cream, a cleansing lotion, and firm and lift cream.


You Me And Everybody Cool It Aloe Vera Gel - full size: I love having one of these gels in my cupboard because I generally use them when I have had a little too much sun... I actually haven't been able to make it to the beach this year because I have pretty much been working every weekend (boo) so I won't be using this any time soon, but I am more than happy to throw out my old aloe vera gel and replace it with this. The directions say that this can be used after a shower as a moisturiser, so I might try it out soon, but I will probably keep it for days when I have had some sun.

Natio Pure Mineral Skin Perfecting BB Cream SPF 15 - 5g sample: The full size of this is 50g and retails for $14.95 which is a decent price for a BB cream. Firstly I saw that this was in a sachet and then I saw that it was in the shade medium and I wasn't too thrilled, but when I opened it I realised that the shade isn't too dark! Below is a photo of it swatched on my inner arm, which is lighter than my face. I think when this is blended out, I could comfortably wear this on my face without it looking too orange. If you also got this in your Bellabox and straight away you though "sigh, medium", do open it and give it a go, because it's a pretty good shade. This also smells quite herbally and a little like sunscreen, which I actually like because it reminds me that it contains natural thinks like green tea, chamomile, jojoba and shea butter... and that it has SPF.


Jurlique Replenishing Cleansing Lotion - 30ml sample: I actually haven't used any Jurlique products, so this is the brand that I am really happy to have a play with. This sounds like a fancy cream cleanser, they say that you're supposed to apply sparingly with fingertips, and then remove with damp cotton pads. Too much effort for me... I will probably use this with my clarisonic because I am loving using cream cleansers with that. I love that is sample is a pretty decent size, and the the 200ml full size version costs $45, so this is a good value for a sample - and I probably would be reluctant to spend $45 on a cream cleanser, so I am excited to see how I like it. This smells really light and floral, you would love this scent if you love rose scented products.

Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream - 5ml sample: I have never really used firming creams, I don't need them yet, and I don't know how to add them into my skin routine... do they do under your moisturiser, or do they replace your moisturiser? Anyway I might have a play and will report my findings.

Face of Australia Massage Therapy Lipshine - full size: This is in the shade Newcastle, and it is a dark yellow based pink with shimmer. This lipgloss smells amazing, it is such a juicy berry scent, it reminds me of the Lancome Juicy Tubes. This gives a sheer colour with a bit of sparkle, it is a thick gloss that is a little sticky but does last quite well on the lips. I also love the applicator! It is a massage tip, that is designed to help circulation and plump the lips... I don't know if it does that, but I think it feels nice applying it. I am more of a lip balm girl, but I think this is pretty unique and so far I am really enjoying it!


Overall, for a light feeling box, I will definitely use everything in it... I am most excited about trying the BB cream, the cleansing lotion, and the lip gloss.

What do you think of this box? If you are interested in signing up to Bellabox, it costs $15 per month and you can sign up here.

13 comments

  1. Mine is apparently being delivered today, I hope I get the same as you. There are so many up and coming Aussie brands that I found the suppliers used a little uninspiring. Great post x

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    1. Agreed! The brands are pretty safe, but I am happy to try Jurlique. You will probably get the same as mine was delivered today too.

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  2. This box actually looks better than the other version I've seen.. I can't wait to see which box I get :)

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  4. I deleted my above post as I was so angry with my box contents that I spelt just about everything wrong . I feel really let down , mine was only delivered today too and I just cant fathom the difference in the boxes . I am putting my name down for the 1st edition of a new beauty box called Violet Box just for a look see. I wont be leaving BB it just makes me upset when their is such a difference between contents and no reply on Facebook only to those who love their boxes doesnt help

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    1. I am really interested to see what you got in your box if you were so disappointed! Mine was definitely on the lighter side than what I am used to, but I am curious what yours was like. I haven't heard of Violet Box, I might have a look into it.

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  5. My Mum has been using that cleansing lotion for as long as I can remember and she swears by it. I've never tried it myself but I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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  6. You definitely got the 'good' box this month. I still haven't received mine, but I really hope it's like yours. The other one is really disappointing.

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  7. This is SO much pretty than my box. I'm really disappointed with mine :(

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh wow.. I way prefer your stuff to mine! I got a "good" box I guess as I'll use everything. I keep wanting to cancel, then signing back up, then wanting to cancel again but because of their rules about using their reward points in lots of 100, I've been trying to get those last few points so that I reach 200 and then I'll just cancel my subscription.

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  9. I got exactly the same box as you save for a different lip colour. I also sighed when i saw the shade was Medium as I thought it'd be too dark but I'll have to give it a go.

    Kayte
    http://imminentbeauty.blogspot.com.au/

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  10. Omg I love that lip gloss applicator :)

    chochalistas.blogspot.com

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