It feels like it was just yesterday that we stepped into 2012 and look, it's March already! Where did that 2 1/2 months go?
If anything, beauty subscriptions boxes really bring to attention the months that are flying by. At one point you are anticipating the next box, in another respect (or perhaps it's just me) I don't want time to fly by so quick!
In the month of March, Bellabox is changing things up and all about glowy skin.
Included within is also the physical invite for the high tea session that Bellabox held. I was unable to attend but you can check out pictures of the session in their facebook album!
Taking a mild departure from their usual, this month's box sees more emphasis on skincare items though there still sits this half-makeup item amidst them all. I say half makeup because it resides in the grey area where makeup and skincare meets. The brands are also a good mix from various parts of the globe, some hailing from France, Australia and also Korea.
Here's the rundown of the contents:
- Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
- Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum
- Royal Cosmetics Royal Herb EX Cream
- Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Eye and Lip Cream
- L'EGERE Water Drop Shiny Pearl BB Cream
- A'KIN Hand, Nail and Cuticle Cream
You can check out my earlier mentions of Bellabox here, but real quickly for those who don't know - Bellabox costs S$15 a month or a little less if you take up their annual membership. Bellabox also operates a webstore where you can purchase items you have tried and loved from your Bellaboxes.
Lets dive into the products!
I've been wanting to try Dermalogica products for awhile now so this would be a good way to start. I believe there is no way you can go wrong with a cleansing product. This Special Cleansing Gel contains mint and lavender to soothe the skin along with Quillaja Saponaria for a deep yet gentle clean.
This serum contains ingredients to help lock in moisture, increase collagen renewal, firm up skin, boost cell renenwal and all that good stuff. Though it will be hard to measure it's effectiveness from one satchet alone it would probably be good to gauge how you feel about its texture.
This indeed looks royal as you unravel it to discover little gold flakes suspended within a clear gel. It reminds me of this Bio-essence product that looks similar along with claims of containing real gold flakes. While I don't exactly doubt the claim, I don't suppose all that suspended gold is real 24k either. The purpose of this cream is to illuminate the skin, firm it up and aid skin renewal.
I've not tried anything from this brand prior but I did chance upon it at Sephora before this Bellabox came my way. I was intrigued (and a little bit amused) with the idea of a product for both the lip and the eye so I'm quite glad to give this 7ml a try before I decide if the 15ml is worth splurging S$75 on. This, I would say is that one really good perk of a beauty box.
L'EGERE is a name I hear a lot in the BB Cream world and I've been meaning to search up about this brand because I have heard a lot coin their BB Creams as a hot favorite. While I was glad to receive this, I was a little puzzled when I dispensed it. Shade-wise, it's on the tan side with a slightly orangey tone. On the back of my hand the shade seems fine but I will have to try this on my face to really tell.
It blends out well and feels light-weight on, barely leaving any coverage (good and bad I suppose) while giving a light dewy sheen - on my hand that is.
This inclusion already has a residential space within my makeup bag; the main reason of it being compact to carry around. It also smooths out well and moisturizes my hands without leaving a greasy or sticky film on. While I love some stronger moisturizers, I feel almost incapable of doing anything after using them and washing it off defeats the purpose. Scent-wise, I like the soft spa-reminiscent scent to it. It contains lavender, geranium and jojoba for soft hands and strong nails!
Another rambly post mid-week, apologies about that, hope it didn't bore anyone off... though it might have. Things are busybusy these days yet I have the time right now to be painting my nails. Beauty has to be maintained amidst the chaos!
More posts soon but till then thanks for reading!
Products were provided to me for review consideration.
I am not affiliated to them and all opinions expressed are my own.