Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A new year, and a new month means a new Her Fashion Box...

This month brings quite an assortment of different products, there were 13 in total but I'll get into more detail about that in a moment.

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Her Fashion Box January 2014

Her Fashion Box collaborated with Cantik Swimwear this month to provide a notebook and a pocket manicure kit.  I'm struggling to find the correlation between a manicure kit, a notebook and a swimwear company but that aside these are both handy products to have and they're both really cute.  

A gorgeous pink sheer scarf was included which could be worn a multiple of ways during summer as well as a cute white coin purse.  I wasn't too impressed with this month's necklace which was attached to two pieces of plastic with the screws clearly visible but I'm not surprised as I'm yet to be impressed with a necklace they've included. 

On the beauty side of things the focus was "beauty from the inside out" with two samples from Green Smoothie Co (also received last month), a sachet of muesli mix and a sample pack of Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub.  There was also 3 little sachets of J Bronze tanning products and an Urban Rituelle Lip Balm which as a fan of the brand I was very excited to see!

Overall I quite liked this box, apart from the necklace everything else I will get use from.  I'm looking forward to trying the Pink Salt Scrub and the Urban Rituelle Lip Balm.

Before I received this month's box I had already made the decision to unsubscribe to Her Fashion Box.  I've been finding that the last few boxes just haven't held much value to me and I've not been using half of the things I receive.  This isn't necessarily Her Fashion Box's fault but more that I am just accumulating too much stuff.  My biggest peeve about Her Fashion Box is that every month they charge you for your box in advance and they are never late in taking the money but they are consistently late in delivering the box.  Because the December Box wasn't dispatched when they specifically told me it would be (it was a week later than what they said) I didn't actually get it until the second week of January which is why it wasn't reviewed here.

I may resubscribe at some time but for now I'm saving my $40 a month and putting it towards something special.  

What did you think about this month's box?

Kayte xx

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bellabox, Beauty box
Bellabox January 2014

My Bellabox arrived in good time this month on the 16th January.  I'm always happy when these subscription boxes come on time as another 'un-named' box is continually later in the month and forever apologising about it.

This month's box arrived in some new packaging as seen above and had 7 products inside, 2 of which were full size.

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Bellabox January 2014

Model Co Fat Lash Volumising Mascara
As with a lot of other people I am completely over receiving products from this brand.  It has been completely overdone and I'm starting to wonder if they have to give them away because no one is buying them.  I'll try out this mascara but I don't hold out much hope as every other product I've tried from this brand has been terrible.

Palmolive Ayurituel Shower Gel
I love shower gels so I'm always happy to receive a nice travel size like this.  It smells really interesting too so I look forward to trying it out next time I travel.

Natural Green Brand Tepezcohuite Cream
Wow what a name.  This appears to be some kind of moisturing cream. It has a really intense scent to it and I think I'll do some more research about this product as I'm really intrigued by it.

Avene Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream
Avene is another brand like Modelco that consistently appears in these boxes.  A moisturiser for dry skin IS actually something I use often so I'll try it out and see how it goes but I do wish Bellabox would listen to feedback and stop featuring this brand as well as Modelco in their boxes.

Gatineau Aquamemory Moisture Replenish Mask
This is a generous 15ml trial size mask which I'm really excited to try out.  This is a luxe brand and anything that promises hydration is a hit with me.  Also smells devine!

NAK Fixation Finishing Spray
I hardly ever use hairspray but it's always hand to keep a bottle on hand for the odd time I need it.  This is a good size can as it's small enough to hold easily in one hand.

Wotnot Facial Wipes
I use these facial wipes all the time so I'm pretty happy to see a sample sized 5 pack.  Very handy to keep in the handbag or take travelling. 

Overall I'm really happy with most things I received in this month's box.  There's a good variety of products and sizing and my only disappointment was seeing Modelco featured again.  I'm really looking forward to trying out the skincare products and the travel-sized products will come in handy next time I'm going away.

What did you think of this month's box - do you share my opinion about Model Co or do you like them?

Kayte xx