Thursday, 13 December 2012

December Bellabox

Bellabox really hyped this one up. We were told a while back that a colourful makeup product worth triple digits would be included in the box. There were hints, but for once I managed not to snoop.

What's in the box?

Anumi miracle recovery (5ml sample, RRP $65 for 30ml)
This is supposed to be an overnight treatment to rejuvenate dull and tired skin and can be used in conjunction with your regular moisturiser. It'll be interesting to see if this does anything, but regardless I won't be buying it because of the price.

Allegra Rhodes Hand and Nail Cream (5ml sample, RRP $32.95 for 175ml)
I got the 'ocean mist' scent, but I think the scent is really just a floral scent and is quite strong. It's a nice cream that sinks in quickly and isn't oily.

John Frieda Frizz-Ease secret weapon flawless finishing creme (30ml sample, RRP $16.99 for 113g)
This is the 3rd sample of this I've required, and I don't even mind. I have horribly frizzy hair so I find this smooths down my fly aways. It can be a little heavy but it's fine if you only use a tiny amount.

Zipette (3 zipettes RRP $5.95)
These are little hooks that are designed to keep your fly up. I will definitely get use out of these because I have a few pairs of pants and shorts with flies that have a habit of falling down. I've heard of safety pins being used for the same thing (although maybe less safe).

Reb'l Fleur by Rhianna (2 x 0.4ml samples, RRP $79 for 100ml)
I'm not a huge fan of the packaging of these samples, and would much prefer to receive samples in a spray bottle. I guess these are less likely to break in transit though.

Savoir Faire limited edition kit in "C'est le ton qui fait la musique". (RRP $110!!!)
This is the product that's been hyped all month! A palette that contains a gloss, 6 eye shadows, a blush, eyeliner and mascara, all in a travel sized cardboard palette with a mirror. The shadows are what drew my attention, they're such interesting colours. They're all well pigmented, and all shimmery except the black which is matte. I was a bit scared about the gloss, but it's a lot less scary on the lips. It's supposed to taste like apple pie, not too sure about that but it does taste sweet and yummy. The blush is a gorgeous pink, but very powdery, and has a nice shimmer. It also came with 3 'look' cards with different ways to wear the shadows. I think it'll be interesting to see if this palette can live up to it's value. I have never used Savoir Faire before so I'm not sure of their quality (surely it's going to be good stuff though).

eyeshadow swatches in natural night (l-r) devout, kinetic, immortal, spicy, liberating and vivacious 

natural light (l-r) Je t'aime lip gloss, devoted blush and onyx eyeliner.

I'm pretty happy with this box. The palette alone makes the box, but I will get use out of the rest of the items (if I can work out how to use the perfume samples...). I think they maybe could have put a little more effort into making it a bit more 'Christmasy' but I guess the palette was supposed to be our 'Christmas present' from Bellabox. I'm also a bit iffy about the fact all of these products (bar the John Freeda sample) are quite expensive products to buy full size. The idea of bellabox is to introduce us to new products, but I know I wouldn't be able to afford the creams full sized. I would rather a better mix of high and low end products, especially face and hand creams (we seem to be getting a lot of high-end ones lately).

What did you think of this months bellabox? Do you agree that there needs to be more of a mix of high and low end products?


  1. I wish mine would hurry up and get here :) I want to try out the palette!

    1. I'm sure it will come soon! A friend of mine usually gets hers the same day as mine, and she didn't get her tracking number until the day I got my box. Must be a big month!

  2. I can't wait for mine to come I'm so excited :)

    1. Hopefully it comes soon! I know it's so hard to wait when you see everyone blogging about it already.

  3. I got the same one as you :) I gave my palette away as I thought it looked a little tacky to be honest.. There is no way that anyone sane would pay $110 for it. I'm the same as you.. while I like high end/expensive products.. I'd also like to try some low end ones to because even if I buy something for $5-10... if I don't like it, it's still a waste of money.

    1. I get what you mean by being a little tacky, hopefully the quality makes up for it (not that I'd pay $110 for it regardless!)

  4. I can finally comment :) yay! To be honest, I wasn't that excited by it. I thought the pallet would be nicer but... I can get nice, high pigmented eyeshadow for a LOT more cheaper, and I'd get more than a teeny amount in a $110 box...

    I was also dying from tonsillitis the week I finally got it, so I didn't care as much anyway. Haha. I wish I got the zipettes! I got the blister patch... For one foot.... And I had just gotten blisters from my christmas party that weekend.... Hmm.