Well I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when I opened my Bellabox this month and all these wonderful goodies literally fell out. I don't think they could have squeezed in another thing. Everybody should be very happy with the assortment of products they have received. I was certainly very happy with mine.
I am really looking forward to pampering myself this weekend!
This is a first impressions for each product I received. I don't review products until I have used them for a while, so I have a good idea what they are like.
This month's box was called "Essential Beauty Buys", Bellabox box describe it as a back to basics box with everything you need right now. I think they are pretty spot on with that description too.
YOU ME AND EVERY BODY SHADY LADY FACE MILK - This is a full sized product, which you can purchase from the chemist. It's the first time I have heard of this brand and it comes in a 75ml sealed tube with a flip top lid. I was wary when I attempted to open it because milk is generally runny but I was quite surprised to find it was thick and creamy. At first I thought this was just a sunscreen but I tested it on my hand and it is definitely moisturising. On the box it is described as a rich moisturiser with sun protection, it has that sunscreen smell but nothing too obtrusive, I can live with it. SPF 30 broad spectrum, I look forward to trying this product, I am having chemotherapy and my skin is very sensitive even in winter, this was definitely a welcome product for me this month. RRP $9.99
CARMEX MOISTURE PLUS ULTRA HYDRATING LIP BALM - I swear I am the lip balm queen I never have enough lip balms and can never find one when I need it. I think most people are familiar with Carmex lip products, I certainly have been using them for years. This one comes in a swish modern wind up lipstick applicator, the same great Carmex formula with added SPF 15. Another full size product, RRP $8.99
NEUTROGENA AGELESS INTENSIVES DEEP WRINKLE EYE CREAM - Just this morning when I was applying my makeup I was thinking I needed to find a good eye cream, so another product I am really happy to receive. The description says it takes about two weeks to start seeing results, so I will be happy to add this to my skincare routine and I will let you know what I think. Comes in a huge box and when you open it there is this tiny 14g tube, I don't get it with all the extra packaging, eye creams always come in small containers no need to bulk it out. This is also a full size product, RRP $29.99. UPDATE: I am loving this eyecream, it has done a wonderful job of firming up my eye area, this is a great cream and had now become a staple of my beauty regime.
PALMERS COCOA BUTTER FORMULA NIGHT RENEWAL CREAM - I have used Palmers for years, through all my pregnancies (stretch marks) and after sun care. I think most people will be familiar with the brand if not this particular product, I have tried this cream and it isn't one of my favourites. Still it has that lovely cocoa aroma and I will find a use for it. This is a generous 15g sample tube, the regular size is 75g and RRP $12.99 UPDATE: I have changed my mind, I don't know if they have changed the formula but it works a wonder on my mature dry skin, I loved it so much I have already purchased the full-sized jar. This product is available in most chemists and Big W, I am recommending it to everyone I know.
ULTA3 NAIL POLISH IN MULBERRY - This shade is divine purple and one of my favourite colours, it almost matches the cushion that I photographed above. I don't normally wear nail polish but my toes are going to get a treat this weekend. Never tried Ulta before, the test I did on my thumb nail was runny and took a little time to dry but the shade is beautiful and I reckon two coats should do it. RRP $2
ALMAY GET UP AND GROW MASCARA - I already use this mascara and I have to say it is one of my favourites. Lengthens and separates a treat, is a black black shade, I love what it does for the length of my lashes, leaves them flexible, no itch and there is no flaking or panda eyes all day. Really happy to have received a spare this month. RRP $19.95
PRIMARIA NOURISHING SILK MASK & BATH OF LIFE SHAMPOO - Two 15ml samples specifically for dry damaged hair. I would be very interested to try these but as I have waist length hair, one sachet of each just won't cover it. RRP $24.95 for 150ml bottle of the mask and $21.95 for 250ml bottle of the shampoo.
GIVENCHY PI NEO - sample of aftershave which is to celebrate the launch of the new Bellabox for Men. Also comes with a code for a 20% discount on all purchases on the Givenchy website until 31st August.
I also recieved a sample size 15ml NEUTROGENA GENTLE FACE SCRUB, this wasn't on the items list included with the box but I have never tried it before and use a scrub once a week, so look forward to this one
This month's box came with a dinky little make up bag which I am going to save for summer, it's just the right size for a few beauty necessaries at the beach.
Overall I am really happy with this month's Bellabox, an amazing variety of products, I will get good use out of the majority of these products, certainly great value for money and I think the team did a fantastic job to put all this together, well done!
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