Saturday, 7 March 2015

What's in my Bellabox?

I recently re-subscribed to Bellabox, for anyone who doesn't know what Bellabox is it's a monthly subscription that's filled with different hair, make up and skin care samples. When you sign up you can edit your profile to say what kind of products you prefer and they try and send you products that are similar to your preferences.My February Bellabox arrived during the week so I thought I'd share with you my first impressions and thoughts on the samples I received. 

Essie Nail Polish

First up is an Essie nail polish in the shade 'Truth or Flare' which is a blue/grey colour (it looks slightly darker in the pic).  I've never used Essie nail polishes before so I'm looking forward to trying it. Unfortunately I couldn't swatch it as I still have shellac on my nails from my birthday recently. Also just to mention the nail polish was actually a regular full sized bottle not a sample size so I was really impressed with that.

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

I have actually used this before and I didn't mind it but I wouldn't buy it again. It's more or less for dry skin and is fragrance free. It doesn't really leave skin feeling particularly soft and can take awhile to sink into the skin. If you suffer from dry or chapped skin it might work well for you but it's not for me I'm afraid.

Indio Multi V Serum
I tried this last night it's a gel based serum with tiny micro-beads mixed in it. I didn't really think much of this to be honest and my eyelid felt really sore straight after I used it as if something was jabbing into it. It says that this retails for $139 for a measly 30 ml bottle! I definitely recommend saving your money, there is nothing special about it as far as I can tell. The description says it's packed full of vitamins A,H and F but I'd rather take a multi-vitamin!

Indio Cleanse

This is from the same brand as above and I actually really like this! It is a cream cleanser that you work into the skin to remove make up and then use a damp facecloth to remove it all from the face. I used this to remove my make up this evening and was really impressed with the results. It breaks down the make up completely and it all came off on the face cloth after one good scrub. I even used my micellar water after just to see was there any residue left and it came up completely clear. This is actually more affordable than the serum, its $48 for a 200 ml bottle which is pretty good. I think I might get it once I use up all of micellar water. 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

I tried this after I used the cleanser and I liked how my skin felt afterwards. I had some dry skin around my nose and I noticed a small improvement after I applied it. This is available from both Priceline and Chemist Warehouse for $24.99. Once I've used up my sample I might buy it if I am impressed with the results. 

As well as all these samples my Bellabox included a bonus Keratase Paris Nutrituve Nectar Thermique which is a heat styling protective agent. I haven't tried this yet but if it's good I'll do a mini review of it on my Instagram (@lipstickwanderlust). As well as this I also got a copy of ELLE magazine.

Overall I wasn't really delighted with my February Bellabox I would have preferred more make up or hair products to be honest and I thought my profile reflected
that but I'll have edit it again maybe. I hoping next months box will be a little bit more exciting.

You can subscribe to Bellabox here

Anyways, thanks so much for reading,

Colleen x

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