Friday, February 17, 2012

February BellaBox Review

Hullo, hullo,

I saw on another blog that a girl had reviewed her BellaBox and I thought that was a nifty idea. What is BellaBox, you may well ask? Bleeding genius, I'll tell ye. I pay $15 per month for a bunch of nice gals in Melbourne to send me a delicious little box full of cosmetic/haircare/skincare samples every month. The samples are generally really useful sizes, too, so that you can use each product a few times and really get a feel for it. I have become a total convert over some products that BellaBox has sent me. Orofluido Beauty Elixir for Hair is one of those products. Holy WOW. Incredible. My hair feels so soft! Also, Lancome Visionnaire serum! Can't believe I spent $115 on a product that still requires me to moisturise after using it, but I love it! And Erborian BB Creme au Ginseng, an amazing beauty cream that is a moisturiser, sunscreen and foundation all-in-one. The idea is that your skin feels as soft as a baby's skin after using it, and that's completely true. Ah, I love you, BellaBox.

The February BellaBox (for me - everybody's is different according to the profile you've uploaded to their website) contained:

"Sasy n Savy Citrus Hand Cream"
I thoroughly disapprove of the lack of punctuation and poor spelling in the title of this product. Just because I like hand creams doesn't mean I'm not a fan of proper English! The sample I received was not Citrus, either. It was Rose - but it's wonderful! A silky, smooth handcream, with a truly delicious floral scent. Yummy. I'm a floral girl, through and through. Recommended!

"B by Bloom Collecta Eyeshadow Duo"
Ugh, more atrocious spelling. I've never been much of a Bloom fan. I like the packaging and the design, but the products have never really charmed me. This eyeshadow duo arrived completely smashed to smithereens. The packaging was intact, but. The colour was like a dark silver. Pretty cool, but not something I'd wear very often unless I was performing in an opera. I know some confident redheads can get away with bold silver eyes and hugely dark eyeliner, but I prefer delicate lines and lots of neutral colours. Maybe I'm boring. Anyway, I can't really try the eyeshadow without using it like a Napoleon Perdis shimmery dust with a brush. Maybe I will. Not too fussed. Oh gawd, this review isn't going so well, is it? (PS. I don't mind about the fact that the eyeshadow arrived smashed! My housemate's arrived and hers was fine. Hers was also a better colour, but oh well.)

"Mememe Seventh Heaven Facebase"
This is a primer. Very smooth and creamy formula. LOVED the gorgeous scent of the product. Works fine as a makeup base. Recommended!

"Sparoma Shimmer Wrap with Jasmine"
This is a fantastic product, though almost identical to a product that I got from Avon five or six years ago. You smear it on your skin and your skin becomes glittery and gorgeous. And the SMELL! It was like wearing a flower bed. Beautiful. Recommended!

"Star and Rose Confetti Soap Roses"
An odd little product. It's like a fabric rose that one would wear pinned to one's lapel, only smaller, pointier, and apparently made of soap. I think you're supposed to use it in the bath, but we don't have a bath. Sigh. Smells good. I'm sure it's a good product. Recommended anyway!

"Chocolate Hearts from The Chocolate Box"
Nice little chocolate hearts. Pleasantly smooth chocolate, but never really understood why everybody raves on about The Chocolate Box. Nice enough, but not earth-shattering. Better than Hershey's. On par with Cadbury's... maybe.

And thus endeth my first BellaBox review. I have to say that November has been my favourite BellaBox month so far. Those Orofluido and Visionnaire samples rocked my world.

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