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Whenever anyone even slightly beauty product-obsessed walks into my bathroom or my office, they tend to either gasp or let out an audible sigh.
I have drawers dedicated specifically to hair products, to lipsticks, to BB and CC creams, to illuminators.
I’ve also got baskets filled with skincare products. And a trolley filled with anything I’m trialling right now.
You name it, I’ve got a drawer filled with products “on file”.
I have THE best job in the world.
I’ve been playing with products, powders and potions for the best part of 15 years now – first as a beauty writer in my journalism job and now as a blogger.
It’s legitimately part of how I make a living.
And yes, I find that very, very cool.
Don’t be jealous … there is a way that you too can feel like a beauty editor in your own home.
bellabox is all your beauty dreams come true.
In a nutshell, you sign up for a subscription and each month, a new box of five or more beauty samples is sent to you.
Each bellabox incorporates new, cool and innovative brands plus others you may already be familiar with.
It’s a chance for you to try something new from under $20 a month including postage.
It’s a low-cost way to maybe discover the next big thing you *need* in your permanent beauty kit. You can even buy your favourite bellabox discoveries online from the bellabox store.
I’m a sucker for gorgeous packaging and you do feel pretty damn special when your bellabox arrives on your doorstep.
What’s in the box?
That’s the big surprise. Usually you don’t know what you’re going to receive each month.
Bellabox does, however, give some hints away on its Facebook and Instagram pages but this month I’m spilling the beans on just what you’ll find in this month’s influencer box if you’re a new Bellabox subscriber.
Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads (5 pads)
I’ve been embracing these pads before an event to give my face a pep-up just like the celebs do (Kylie Jenner loves these). These wipes exfoliate the skin and get those skin cells turning over to brighten, smooth and freshen skin. I love the ease of the pre-loaded individual pads – so very handy for a lazy-girl beauty like me. (Pictured is the full-sized product, not the sample)
Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara
This comes in the box as a full-sized product and is a mascara you’ll fall in love with. We’re talking bold, thick lashes here with plenty of volume. The secret is all in the formula and the high tech brush. I love using the ball tip of the wand to coat each lash for a defined look after applying it with a side-to-side motion at the lash line. I find that this makes for easy definition of my eyes whether I’m creating a natural day look or finishing off a smokey eye.
Skin and Co Truffle Therapy Serum
The foodies out there all know the power of including truffles in cooking but did you know they have been part of this Italian-born skincare range for more than a generation. American actresses in the 1950s first visited the Skin and Co store in Tuscany, taking the lightweight formula filled with essential fatty acids back home with them. This is such a great product for keeping skin hydrated, which is such a big thing for me as my skin ages. This serum, used in conjunction with a moisturiser overnight, left me with my morning skin that was soft and nourished.
OGX Healing + Vitamin E shampoo and conditioner
Heal your hair from the outside in – that’s what the Vitamin E formula of this haircare duo will do. Healthy hair is helped by what we eat and drink but why not give that a boost using products such as these. The nutrient injection to the hair strand helps to smooth the hair from root to tip, making it look shinier. The test for me is in the styling after using a hair care product and this one passed the test. My hair styled easily and felt soft for days.
NUXE Reve de Miel Day Cream
This is such a luxe day cream to wear – no SPF – but ideal for over a sunscreen and a winner for those with dry and sensitive skin. The creamy texture is an elixir for end-of-winter skin. It will soothe but it will also repair and protect skin. I don’t know about you but the cold winds at this time of year really do need this kind of cream as an antidote. I want my winter skin to feel like it’s been wrapped up in cotton wool and this is how it feels with this day cream. As a bonus, at least 90% of the ingredients in this formula are natural and it’s paraben-free.
There are limited number of this box available. If you like what you see, make sure you sign up here.
Whether you are beauty obsessed like me or are a busy woman in need of some tips and tricks around your beauty routine, you’ll find that each month bellabox has something interesting and fun for you to incorporate into your daily beauty life.
Thanks to bellabox, three lucky Styling You readers will each win an annual membership to bellabox (valued at $199 each). Entering is easy. Answer the question below in the comments.
How would winning a 12-month subscription to Bellabox enhance your beauty kit?
Entries open Thursday, August 20 at 5am (AEST) and close Thursday, September 3 at 5pm (AEST). Australian entries only, sorry. The winner will be judged on originality and creativity (photos can be included and uploaded with the comment). The winner will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions here.
For more information and to subscribe, visit bellabox.com.au
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