Tracking email received: Friday August 29
Package received: Monday September 1
The August Bellabox theme was ‘Sport your Style’. I was very curious to see how they would tie beauty products in with fitness. From the August Bellabox sneak peak. Secretly, I was really hoping to get a shampoo & conditioner sample from Organix.
I kept checking the BellaBox website & instagram for updates. I finally received am email update on August 25 just saying that they were still shipping boxes & that the boxes might be in ‘alternative packaging this month’. Sadly there was no mention of why there seemed to be a delay in shipping. I’m not usually one to complain, so I didn’t.
I was looking forward to having another blue & white polka dot box, I was going to use this one for my tax receipts but alas, I will have to wait for next month.
I must say that when I opened the package & saw the content I was very disappointed. I’m thinking they must have scraped the bottom of the leftover barrel for the items I received. Boy was I in for a shock!! To my surprise after trying the items I was pretty impressed & will be using up every item & am already considering purchasing at least one of the products!
Lash Card – Mascara shields
I will probably only use these just to use them up. While I think it could be useful for some people, it’s not for me. I think it would be a bit more challenging to apply the mascara with one hand & hold the lash card with the other (plus keep your mouth open, which helps you keep your eye open!). So I will be sticking to using a cotton tip to clean up any stray mascara.
Romy – Body Lotion
The scent I received was eucalyptus, lemongrass & lime. I would consider it a very odd combination but somehow they work together. It’s one of those scents that you can’t quite pick what it is but once you know what it is you can smell the different notes. As a body lotion, I think it falls into the average category; it does what it’s meant to do. I didn’t find it to be greasy, my skin soaked it up nicely & the scent didn’t linger (sometimes you don’t want that!)
Polished – Dry Shampoo
I actually only discovered dry shampoo about 2 years ago, and had only ever used the one brand before trying this one. This one didn’t leave white powder in my hair, even before I had brushed it through. It did make my hair feel a bit damp where it was sprayed but left it shiny without looking oily once I had styled it. Safe to say that I will be switching to this brand as it’s about half the price.
Indio – Renew Cream
As a night cream, I think it falls into the average category; it does what it’s meant to do. It smells nice with a slight floral scent.
Maybelline – Color Show Nail Lacquer
I had seen all the awesome colours other people got on Instagram & was quite sad to see the colour I got: pastel green (‘green with envy’ 320). As it turns out, I quite like it. I think it suits me & will be perfect for spring.
Boots Laboratories – Comforting Day Cream
This is quite thick for a day cream but it goes on nicely & was really hydrating. I’ve been having trouble with dry patches on my temples lately & this product did the trick to fix them for a few days.
Nuxe – Crème Prodigieuse Nuit
OH MY GOODNESS!! I love this product! It’s thick & creamy with a lovely smell. It spreads easily & it soaked up in no time. I like that it doesn’t leave a film on my face. It feels so luxurious. I think I might splurge & buy this, I have already been looking into where to buy it from!
Thoughts on the August Bellabox
Sadly, I was not a recipient of the Oraganix shampoo and conditioner. Overall I’m pleased with the August Bellabox and am hoping the September box isn’t delayed as much.