Thursday, 29 August 2013

Bellabox August 2013

Hi guys!

I have finally subscribed to bellabox and lust have it. I'm pretty sure everyone knows what these are right now. Anyway this is my first bellabox!! Here it is:

my august bellabox...and crap in the background
This month's theme was 'Get Active'.  

Now for the individual products:

  • Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser - 5mL sample ($2.23 approx.) / Original : 150mL ($67.00)
Product Card Description: To remove impurities, dead cells and improve the texture of the skin you need to enlist a great cleanser. Pevonia's Gentle Exfoliating Cleaner contains Jojoba Beads, Saponaria and Chamomile for a naturally based formula that will gently refine and smoothen your skin, giving way for a cleaner and healthier complexion.

I tried this out yesterday... Not sure if I would actually keep using it. I mean it's a product that I would use every now and again but I feel like it would eff up my skin care routine atm. It's not really a gentle exfoliator either, it's more mild imo.

  •  Griffin + Row Enrich Moisturiser - 75mL Full Size ($38.50)
Product Card Description: Sensitive skinned lasses can have a hard time seeking the right skincare, which is why this day and night antioxidant cream is perfect - one less product to find! Rich and luxurious and containing a powerful natural plant extract formula, quench the thirst of dry and damaged skin for plumper, smoother and incredibly nourished skin. 

I like this product, I really do! The scent smells like strange face creams that my mum has haha but other than that it is really moisturising! 

  • Ultraceuticals Ultra CC Cream Mineral Tint (Light) SPF 30 - 5mL sample ($5.90) / Original : 50mL ($59.00) 
Product Card Description: Providing coverage whilst brightening and protecting skin, this is the cc cream to have with you on the go. Unique B2 Hydrating Technology (Vitamin B5 & B3, Hyaluronic Acid) infused with Broad Spectrum SPF30 also makes it a great choice for 'active' makeup to be worn in the elements! 

This is in the light shade.... which is not my shade so I gave it to my mum. She says its pretty good but other than that, I have nothing else to say about it.

  • ModelCo Cheek and Lip Tint (Rosy Red) - 5mL sample ($12.00) / Original : 10mL ($24.00)
Product Card Description: Get the perfect "natural" and healthy glow, without taking two weeks annual leave to achieve it! This red tinted colour is as equally perfect on your cheeks as it is on your lips. It's the perfect natural colour for any occasion. 

This product is really good! I will definitely use it for uni. It has a jelly like consistency and the colour is so pretty. Excellent for cheeks and lips.

  • L'oreal Base Magique Primer - 5mL sample ($9.98 approx.) / Original : 15mL ($29.95)
Product Card Description: This amazing primer instantly smoothes pores and fine lines to create an even surface, so that you get a more flawless make-up result that lasts and lasts - even during the most active of days! The light, mousse-like formula blends beautifully whilst the inclusion of soft powders help to absorb sebum, thereby mattifying the skin to reduce shine. 

Another like! I actually feel like this is better than the Benefit pore primer. I works well on top of makeup and underneath it! 

  • Banana Boat Mineral Protect Sensitive SPF 30 - 120g Full size ($15.75) 
Product Card Description: Specially formulated to provide the protection you need without chemical sunscreen actives. This broad spectrum lotion contains naturally sourced zinc that forms a protective layer on skin to reflect UVA and UVB rays. It rubs clear, and is water resistant for 4 hours and mild and gentle, so it's perfect for all skin - even sensitive - and will protect your during your most active days. 

I am happy that I received the sunscreen because that means that I don't need to buy any when I go on holiday in December haha but yeah definitely going to use this one.

  • Swisse Recover Protein Bar (Choc, Banana and Cinnamon) - 30g Full Product ($2.95)
Product Card Description: Made with premium quality ingredients, including protein for muscle recovery, low carbohydrates, fats and sugars, these delish protein bars are back at bb. Try the Choc Banana Cinnamon flavour for a guilt-free post workout snack.

The only thing I have to say about this is that it tastes weird D: 

The overall price of the products were $85.00, yeah it definitely paid for the $15.00 fee of the box. I definitely liked this box (an especially great first box too), I will probably continue my subscription for a while and see how it goes. wow there were so many typos in the product info card!

Thanks for reading!