Friday, August 16, 2013

Bellabox August 2013

This month's Bellabox arrived smack bang in the middle of the month and I must've been one of the first to receive it for once as this is the first time I haven't had to avoid any spoilers!

The theme for this month is Get Active and being the last month of winter it seems a fitting time to come out of hibernation and start getting active again.  Even though it doesn't feel like it here on this cold rainy weekend in Adelaide, Summer IS just around the corner.

Get Active - Bellabox August 2013

August Bellabox - Info Card

Bellabox - August 2013
As you can see above the August box contains 7 items, here's what they are in some more detail:

Loreal Primer, Ultraceuticals CC Cream, ASAP Extreme Hydration, Pevonia Cleanser

Loreal Base Magique Primer
I'm not a huge fan of silicone primers but this is a handy little travel size primer to have.  Will definitely give it a try.

Ultraceuticals CC Cream Mineral Tint in Medium
This will be the first CC Cream I've tried but I'm pretty sure that Medium will be way too dark for my pasty white skin.  I'll try it out but may keep the rest of it for Summer when I develop a nice golden tan (this has and never will, actually happen)

ASAP Ultimate Hydration
Another brand I've heard about but not tried, this sample is 15ml and had me from the word hydration.  I have normal to dry skin that hasn't really enjoyed winter (who does) so I'll take extra hydration whenever I can get it.  It's also a great trial size with 15ml's of product, which should give me a good chance to try it out over a couple of weeks.

Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
I have heard about this brand before but never tried anything - and at $67 for a full size (150ml) of this cleanser it would want to be pretty amazing.  Pevonia is an organic skincare line apparently used in prestigious spas worldwide.  I look forward to trying this out.


Talavou Naturals Glo
This is a loose bronzing powder.  I think this is a full size container but they've only put a small amount of powder in it.  Claims to be an all natural product that only has 3 ingredients.  In my opinion a loose bronzing powder is just asking for trouble.  Great for applying with a big brush on your body but so much room for error if you're going near your face.  Just saying.

John Frieda Condtioner, TOM Tampons

John Frieda Conditioner
A couple of weeks ago I coloured my hair using the John Frieda Precision Foam Colour so I already have one of these conditioners sitting in my shower.  It's a pretty decent conditioner so I'm happy to receive another one.  While we're on the subject I will say that the John Frieda Foam Hair Colour is by far the easiest, mess free, best colour home hair dye I have ever done.  It's almost foolproof!

TOM Organic Tampons - Bonus Product
Made using the purest organic cotton on earth that is free from pesticides and genetically modified material these tampons are apparently a lot safer and better for your body.  Reading this just made me freak the hell out about what's in all the other tampons I've ever used.  What the heck.

Over all I wouldn't say there was anything that really grabbed my attention from this month's box.  It's still gives me more value than the $15 I spent buying it and there are a couple of products I am looking forward to trying (Pevonia & ASAP) but nothing in it really wowed me.   

Bellabox costs $15 a month including shipping.  If you're interested in signing up or finding out more information head over to their website

What did you think of this month's box?

Kayte xx


  1. Hi. I got the same box as you. My feelings are pretty much as yours sbout it. I think its the better of the boxes I've seen this month from bellabox.
    I dont use tampons so I passed them on to a friend and the bronzer was a little disappointing considering the size of the packaging.
    I love the cleanser and the ulimate hydration is awesome and a great sample size. I'll definately purchase in full size.
    Just waiting to see ehat Violetbox has instore for me this month....

  2. I keep seeing people who have received the Ultraceuticals CC Cream in Medium - and they all have fair skin, so they aren't able to review it! I really want to know what people think of it, if you do end up using it in Summer make sure you blog about it :)

    Bubbles & Blush


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