Bella Box Review (Plus Giveaway!) {CLOSED}

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Thanks to the girls at Bella Box HQ I received my first and very own Bella Box to try out! Imagine my excitement as I opened the box to reveal a bunch of skincare/fragrance/beauty products. 

But first, an introduction to the concept of Bella Box. Upon visiting their website (click here), these 4 dot points screamed out of the page, and I couldn't have worded it better:

  • Sample deluxe beauty and lifestyle products each month
  • 5-7 surprise items delivered to your door
  • $15 a month + FREE shipping
  • Cancel anytime
In my own words though, Bella Box is like a monthly chocolate box delivered to your home, except the contents of the box are actually good for your skin. Without further ado, allow me to individually introduce the items:

1. Lash Card

"Apply the curved edge behind and at the base of your lashes, then swipe on mascara as normal." 

This is such a genius invention! Being Asian, I have short and straight lashes, so my mascara tends to smudge onto the bottom of my eyes at the time! So much so that I've given up using mascara altogether. I'll use false eyelashes instead, but it just takes too much time. Now with Lash Card, all I need is to dig out my old mascara for months ago... Click here to read more about how to use the Lash Card.

2. Avene Micellar Lotion 3 in 1

This is probably my favorite item in the box so far. Notice how the bottle is already one-third empty (two-third full, I like being optimistic)? This is essentially a face wash, toner and makeup remover in one. Perfect for someone like me who always seems to need more than 24 hours in a day! (And may I add, saves you money too!) 

3. Cellilux Glacial Mineral Gel

"Containing negatively charged molecules, this mask draws out positively charged bacteria and impurities from deep within skin."

This is the one I'm most excited to try! It's a facial mask on a super scientific level! I'm saving this to use before a big night out, so my skin will look glowing and youthful again :D

4. Indio Facial Scrub

This facial scrub uses salt from The Dead Sea to remove dead skin. I tried it out on the back of my hand and quite like the slightly grainy texture. Will be using this along with the Cellilux over the weekend!

5. Jacqueline Evans Argan & Rosehip Moisturizing Cream

This little tub of cream smells so organic that it reminds me of my mom. She's a firm believer in all things organic (Kora Organics, Living Nature, she's tried it all), and I have definitely inherited some quality of hers as well. I am therefore by default naturally drawn to this moisturizing cream. The creamy texture is just a bonus.

6. Lady Gaga Fame

Need I say more?

7. Australian Bush Flower Essences Body Love Moisturizer

It's called the "Body Love Moisturizer" but it's actually for your face! I used it as a face moisturizer this morning before applying make up and it just smells divinely organic. Love it.

8. Last but not least, Rimmel London BB Cream SPF 25

"It also smooths, mattifies, illuminates, brightens, minimises pores, and protects with SPF 25!"

I've left this little guy out in all the Bella Box group pictures mainly because I'd put it in my make up bag and totally forgot about it! Lately I've been on the hunt for the perfect foundation/ BB Cream out there, and this one came just right in time! I love how it includes SPF 25, because sunscreen is so important. Yes, listen to that make up counter chick at Myers. APPLY YOUR SUNSCREEN EVERYDAY!

Rimmel's BB Cream blends in quite well. In the picture above I've blended it using my fingers. As you can see from the pictures, a small droplet goes a long way. I am lucky because the color of the BB Cream blends nicely with my skin tone. In terms of coverage, it also conceals quite a lot (check out the before and after pic of the scar on my hand), and doesn't feel heavy or sticky. My only concern is that it dries out quite quickly and will leave a trail, so take a small amount at a time and blend it in as fast as you can. 

Group picture! Left out Rimmel London BB Cream though :(

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for! The girls at Bella Box have been so kind to offer 5x free Bella Boxes for my dear followers!! 


1. Follow @bamitsjoanne and @bellaboxaust on Instagram
2. Leave a comment below with your name, email and Instagram account 

Tadahhh!! You're entered! Competition ends June 5th 11.59pm and five lucky winners will be announced shortly after! :) Good luck!! While you're waiting for the results, you can visit Bella Box's website HERE

One of these FIVE could be yours!!! :D What are you waiting for?

Behind the scenes :P Yes I put white A4 papers on the ground! I don't know how else people do flat lay's?
My dad came in and was like 
"WTF are you doing?!" 
Me: Stuff. 
*Dad walks away shaking his head*.. 

And as usual, before I sign off, song of the day:

Edit (8th June 2013): 

CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS Hannah L., Cyn N., Natalie L., Annabella T. and Nikki C.!!! I have contacted you guys via email, so please respond within 48 hours otherwise I'd have to draw another winner! 

Thank you to everyone who entered, and I hope you guys enjoyed it, and keep your eyes peeled for the next one!! :)

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  2. Cyn
    Twitter @CynNg (please DM me instead of emailing. Thanks! XD)

    1. Hi Cyn,

      Unfortunately I do not have Twitter & it is also unfair to the participants who actually followed all the instructions above! So if you could please kindly revise your entry, otherwise you might not be eligible for the giveaway. Thanks! xx

      Jo :)

  3. I would LOVE to be able to sample these goodies
    Instagram: @feelitallaround

  4. Natalie Lucas
    Instagram: natlucas_

  5. Tatyana Filatova
    Instagram: oddlass

  6. Eunice chua
    Instagram: Eunicech92

  7. Name:Korean Hong
    Instagram: koreenhong

  8. Name: CHRISTINE :)
    Instagram username: heyminchin


  9. Done! *crosses fingers*
    Name: Esther Low
    Instagram: ESTIELOW

  10. Name: Annabella Tock Ling Ling
    Instagram: brunettella

  11. Ong Yi Xuan
    Instagram: yxong

    Thank you!!!

  12. Hi there. ;) just wanted to say that i chanced upon your instagram not too long ago and girl, you've got style. I love how your outfits are chic yet rugged at the same time. Cant wait to snoop and explore around your blog. Much love from Singapore. :)
    Name: Pravina
    Instagram: wrecklessly
    P.s. its my birthday on the 6th and ill be really stoked if i won it! Have always wanted to try a bella box. :)

  13. Nikki

  14. Hi dear! Just came across your instagram, lovely photos! keep it going :D
    Hui Ying

  15. Name: Elaine
    Instagram: elainetrt


  16. Name: Hazel
    Instagram username: hazelleo

  17. May Tan
    instag: bitterbugg

  18. Name: Jolene Chia
    Instagram: harokittee

  19. Name: Hannah Lim
    Instagram: hannahcox55

    Thank you so much for running this giveaway! Love your blog :)
    Kisses from Singapore <3

  20. Name: Serene Tan
    Instagram nick : afternoonteaa

  21. Amanda To
    Instagram: fraises


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