Bellabox Review: So Far So Good?

20 Jan

It’s now BOX 4.

I’ve subscribed to Bellabox since October last year, preferring the descriptions and reviews of this one over Lust Have It.

If you saw my previous post on discussions between the two, you would know that I found the Bellabox a lot more attractive due to brands and general feedback.

And I was RIGHT!

Bellabox: October Edition - "Pretty In Pink"

Bellabox: October Edition – “Pretty In Pink”

Bellabox: October Contents

Bellabox: October Contents

When opening it, the first thing I noticed and loved was the theme of the box. With October being breast cancer awareness month, everything was pink themed!

Another great surprise: though on the website they say that 5 products are sent out every month, there were plenty more than 5 jammed into that tiny little brown cardboard box! Just look at the second image above and click on the link to see all products that were sent out to BB subscribers.

The one thing I was disappointed about though was the lack of the Bobbi Brown eye cream sample.
Prior to joining, I noticed that subscribers could’ve received this eye cream. And it was one I really wanted to try! It’s been sitting on my “need to try” list for quite awhile now, but I haven’t managed to find it on any online beauty websites for a decent price!

Without it coming in with my first Bellabox, I was definitely a little let down. But overall this edition was an amazing start to what looked to be a continual monthly package!

3 months later, I’ve received for my January Bellabox. And having experienced 3 already, I was very unimpressed by what I found.

The parcel campaign in the mail and when I ripped it open I was very disappointed…

Bellabox: January Edition - We Love Australia

Bellabox: January Edition – We Love Australia

Bellabox: January Contents

Bellabox: January Contents

I apologise first for being very unAustralian. But when I opened my Bellabox today to find that the theme was “We Love Australia” (since Australia Day is coming up), my heart sank.

I’ve never been much of a fan of Australian skincare or beauty products. Everything I’ve tried so far has been a far cry from any American or English brands. And maybe – just MAYBE I should give them another chance. Show some support and love for my country. But things did not get better when I found out what the contents were on the inside.

Bellabox: Face Of Australia Cleansing Wipes

Bellabox: Face Of Australia Cleansing Wipes

  1. Face Of Australia Cleansing Wipes
  2. You, me & everybody Aloe Vera Gel
  3. Swisse Body Wash
  4. Mode Cosmetics Nail Polish
  5. Natio Pure Minerals BB Cream
  6. forwalls Wall Sticker

Do you see where I’m coming from? None of these items float my boat.

Cleansing wipes? Okay sure. That’s acceptable. But Face Of Australia is one of those stands I glide past when walking down the aisle of Priceline. It’s not a brand I’ve ever really liked or considered when thinking of purchasing a new product. If I have the wipes, I’ll use it. But I definitely won’t be going ahead to take it as a recommendation for future visits to Priceline.

Now… Aloe Vera Gel. Really? A cooling gel in case I get sunburnt? No thanks. Maybe I should team it with the Swisse body wash – the third Swisse item I’ve received after FOUR months by the way.

Worst of all: a wall sticker. Who… what… possessed Bellabox into thinking that the first thing I wanted for 2013 was a sticker of an echidna on my wall??

No matter how Australian you are, I’m sure people wouldn’t be inclined to having a re-stickable echidna floating around the walls of their house.

Overall: I must say that I’ve been impressed with what I’ve received since subscribing to Bellabox (bar my January subscription of course). It could be worse. And it could’ve been 5 tiny little products rather than a whole box filled with goodies! But sometimes there are hits and misses. And granted – they need to please everyone here, so that’s definitely not going to work out for some people once in awhile. But seriously. An echidna sticker??

Will be sticking around to see what I might find in the mail next month though.

Hopefully they don’t think that Mr. Echidna needs a friend…

But for now –

Lovelove!

Rean

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