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BellaBox September Edition: Spring Party Essentials!

1 Oct

Hello my lovely readers!

With a giant leap into the new season of spring, Bellabox has delivered a GIANT box this month – and definitely impressed me!
Just LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT SUBSCRIPTION!

Bellabox September Issue

Bellabox September Issue

Giant. I know.

This month’s theme of Spring Party Essentials is written all over the selection of products they’ve included.
I can’t wait to try a couple of these products out.

Cleo Magazine: September Issue

First of all, they included the September issue of the Cleo magazine!
That’s already half of the cost of the box right there. And with Emma Watson’s gorgeous face on the cover, I’m already loving this month’s subscription.

Which leads me to a little bit of a tangent – don’t you think Emma Watson’s eye make up is amazing???
I’m thinking… tutorial. Thoughts?

Emma Watson Cleo Cover

Emma Watson Cleo Cover

I may just butcher the look with that make up on my face. I’m definitely far from looking like Emma Watson.
But it’ll be fun nonetheless!
Let me know in the comments below if you want me to go ahead with it, or if you have any other suggestions. And keep your eyes peeled for this YouTube video!

Montagne Jeunesse Blemish Mud Masque

Montagne Jeunesse Blemish Mud Masque

Montagne Jeunesse Blemish Mud Masque

It’s like as if they read my mind. I’m suffering from a giant outbreak of blemishes at the moment, and I’m willing to try ANYTHING to get these nasties healed.

Last time I tried one of these Montagne masks though, I walked away after application and came back to the bathroom mirror to find myself looking like I stepped out of a wax museum…
That was a little creepy. But it felt pretty nice. So I guess it redeemed itself.

Let’s see how this one goes!

Elegant Touch Envy Wraps

Elegant Touch Envy Wraps

Elegant Touch Envy Wraps

I’m normally not a fan of nail stickers. In fact I haven’t tried any before. The idea of using nail stickers rather than the traditional method of ‘paint & dry’ is a little daunting.

“What? There’s a new way of doing things?”

“What? I have to learn how to apply it?”

“How about if I cut myself – I assume there will be some sort of cutting tool involved in application…”

“It’s too much effort.”

Of course, based on the above thought processes you can obviously tell I haven’t even bothered to look into how to apply them.
So really. I don’t know how hard or easy it is in comparison to just painting my nails the normal way.

But this may be the first!
The pattern of these nail stickers are so fun, I’m actually quite tempted to find some time to sit down and figure out how to get that off the plastic backing and onto my nails.

Hmm… now to actually get around to DOING it.
I’ll let you know how I go 😛

Manicare Glam Kelly Lashes

Manicare Glam Kelly Lashes

Manicare Glam Kelly Lashes

Ohhhh these look nice!

They’re definitely a little out of my comfort zone. I normally going for natural looking lashes.
These still look quite natural but criss-crossed in a fun design. I’m looking forward to trying this one out!

I hope they don’t come across as very plastic-wax-looking though. I’m not normally a fan of “barbie doll” make up.

Footcare Gel Ball of Foot Cushions

Footcare Gel Ball of Foot Cushions

Footcare Gel Ball of Foot Cushions

Another great little product that fits straight into the “Spring Fling Party” theme.

These will definitely come in handy for killer heels – literally. And the best thing about it is these things aren’t cheap. So this + the magazine already redeems my $15 that I spent on the box this month.

Good job, Bellabox!

ASAP Pure Mineral Eye Pencil

ASAP Pure Mineral Eye Pencil

ASAP Pure Mineral Eye Pencil

This is one that I’m not sure about.

I’ve heard a lot of great things about the ASAP line and I personally am currently using a night moisturiser which I think is alright, though a little on the thick side.

After giving this mineral pencil a bit of a swatch, the supposed “brown” colour actually comes off as a light black shade. And the consistency being nicely dry but not very pigmented.

ASAP Pure Mineral Eye Pencil Swatch

ASAP Pure Mineral Eye Pencil Swatch

I’ll need to try this out a couple of times before I make a decision, but the biggest let down so far is the colouring of the swatch not quite matching the “brown” suggestion that it’s supposed to be.

SCHICK Hydro Silk Razor

SCHICK Hydro Silk Razor

SCHICK Hydro Silk Razor

Another great – and pricey product that was included in the box was this razor.

YAY! Who doesn’t need razors. No one.

Everyone. Should. Have. A. Razor.

Razors are something that I don’t normally splurge with, thinking that a 2 blade disposable version is equally sufficient…
But it’s great to have this in the box because I’ve been meaning to try out these fancier razors to see whether it’s worth the extra dollars that shops are attempting to charge them for.

Hmmm… and will it make my skin silky like those examples they show in commercials??
I’ll just have to wait and see!

Garnier Ambre Solaire Natural Bronzer Spray

Garnier Ambre Solaire Natural Bronzer Spray

Garnier Ambre Solaire Natural Bronzer Spray

And last but not least, we have a nice full-size can of self tanner.

I personally do not self tan. There are so many things that can go wrong in the process – horror stories of fake tan staining white clothes even though it’s been days after application, and orange hands and excessive “colour” to the point of “orang-outang”. Plus, I’m happy with my current colouring.

But this is a great product that they’ve tossed into the box because it fits the theme to a T and is a full size product, which makes it worth the $15 if it hasn’t proved itself already.

All in all, super great box this month with a whole lot of goodies and a nice little change with the magazine thrown in.
I was getting bored of the Swisse protein bars that they kept tossing in as a bonus.

After a bit of a slump throughout the middle of the year, Bellabox has definitely picked it up. So I’m looking forward to seeing what they have in store for us this Christmas.

If you’re looking to try their competitor though – Lust Have It, I have a coupon code below that’ll get you $5 off your first box. So check that out if you’re interested!

For now though, have a great spring (or whatever season you have at the moment) and I’ll chat to you soon!

Lovelove,

Rean.

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TALK ABOUT: ANTM S8E9! [Lesson: Body Shapes]

3 Sep

Hello hello!

Sorry for missing last week’s breakdown guys! I was feeling so horrible that… I missed the first 10 minutes of the episode! *GASP!* Blasphemy!

But at the end of the day, I watched the rest of the episode and was joyously rewarded with Ashley’s eviction! “Joy To The WOOOOOOOORLD!”
She was way too naggy and too much of a sook for her own good.
Good riddens!

The Challenge

Say what? Anti-gravity yoga? I want to try that!

The girls were required to do an anti-gravity yoga class to “learn the shapes of their body”.
Overall? Not bad girls! I didn’t think Abbie would’ve been the best at the challenge, but then again she is pretty much a monkey on camera. So it makes sense for her to be a monkey in yoga…

I wonder how long they had to hang upside down for though. That would’ve been fun!

Straight after the yoga class, the girls were shipped to some old-fart ex-jail and did another challenge that had nothing to do with the old-fart ex-jail…

Alex Perry’s “hot-off-the-runway” pieces were thrown into a small phone booth, along with some make up and a couple of girls to challenge them in a race to get ready. Loved the idea!
Only these girls would’ve been able to do it. If someone of my size (*ahem* size 12 *ahem*) attempted that challenge, I would’ve suffocated my opponent by accidentally squishing her against the glass with my “voluptuous” bottom.

So… lovely Dajana did a great job there. When commenting on Alex Perry’s frayed shoelaces on Alex Perry’s heels in front of Alex Perry himself, she blurted “IF YOUR CLOTHES WERE BETTER QUALITY, YOUR SHOELACES WOULDN’T BE FRAYED!” (something on the lines of that anyway. I don’t remember).

What’s with the heels anyway? It was gothic turned glam. Though not in a nice way.

Alex Perry High Lace Boots

Alex Perry High Lace Boots

It’ll be a complete bitch to lace them up, especially if you’re running late for work…!

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Hmmm… Love the laces?

Either way though, you know that wouldn’t have given Mr Perry the best impression of my favourite contestant.

In the end, Abbie the Monkey won the challenge, swept Duckie off her heels and got shipped to to the Langham Hotel for a high tea and a tea leaf reading. How lovely.

CHAT WITH DAMN-HOT-DIDIER

Oh how lovely! Didier Cohen made a surprise visit to the house, talking the girls through this experiences away from home, and helping the producers pry some good quality TV – I mean insight into why the girls are in the competition.

You know, for someone that’s only 16, Melissa is REALLY mature for her age!
Comparing her to the likes of Abbie is embarrassing. Melissa held a perfectly decent conversation for something who’s so young. I can’t imagine myself talking and walking like she does, when I was her age.

And *gasp* about Duckie’s sister! That’s definitely news!
This chat definitely has helped pull my heart strings towards Duckie for sure!

‘Meh’ to the other responses.
I’ve heard it all before.

Photoshoot Time!

C-O-S-M-O SHOOT!

SAY WHAT??!?!?

That’s CRAZY. Such an amazing prize for dodgy amateur models who aren’t even near the end of the competition yet! And they ALL get to go in the mag?!??!? THAT’S CRAY CRAY!

Notables?

Abbie: I’m loving her hair! She definitely looks better with her hair down. But performance + outfit + result…. meh.

Jade: LOVE HER. AND she proved herself. LOVE IT. Didn’t quite like her outfit. I’m not the biggest fan of 80s fashion. But you could tell she was on her GAME with her MOVES!

Shanali: Hmm… didn’t seem like she got the best comments from those on set, but cudos to her for changing up her face shape from “flat” to “I’mma bitch yo”.

Dajana: Again my favourite pulls through! She was working her SHAPES, working her BOD. Working her EVERYTHING. You go GIRL. I hope you get that extra feature in Cosmo.

Shannon: Didn’t do a very good job, girl. But I love your geometric skirt!

Geometric Skirts

Geometric Skirts

Check these babies out!

Verdict for the double page spread?

DUCKIE! CONGRATS!

I personally loved a couple of the other girls’ photos a lot more, but she must’ve had an amazing collection of shots to earn the double page!

ELIMINATION

On the left we have SHANALI! Tall, graceful, seemingly never at fault (but obviously failed this to impress this week).
On the right we have SHANNON! Bland, over-shadowed and besides having a giant set of teeth… nothing note worthy.

Hmmm… without having been too obvious, the next to leave is….

SHANNON!

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

And photo of the week went to Dajana!

YAYAYAYAY! You go girl!!!!!

You work that BOD.

Well that’s it for this week’s episode. Not taken away by the styling at all – the 80s hair and styling was not my cup of tea. But I’m definitely loving Shannon’s geometric patterned skirt and geometric-statement-necklace/plain-shirt combo 🙂

Until next week…!

Love love,

REAN.

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