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Bellabox – July Edition!

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How’s everyone doing? I just finished brunch and thought I should do up a quick post before I start tidying my wardrobe. It seems like work around the house is always never-ending!

Today’s post as you can guess by the title, is July’s Bellabox. I would have gotten this up earlier IF I had received it earlier. Can you believe that I only received it on 18 July?

Still I was quite excited for it, but as they say, high expectations lead to even more disappointment~ So yeps, you can probably guess that I am not too pleased with this month’s box.

*info below extracted from leaflet provided and my own impressions follow*

1) L’egere BB Cream *Korea* – Their line of BB creams pack 6 skin care functions into one bottle; whitening, anti-spots, moisturizing, anti-aging, skin renewal and sun protection. Perfect for an easy to manage beauty regime.

I’m neutral about getting this product, because I have way too many bb creams that I haven’t tried yet! Like seriously, if I ever take a photo of the products I have yet to use (I keep them all in a cupboard) you would be shocked. Need to stop hoarding!

2) Jimmy Choo Fragrance *London* – Imagine femininity, luxury and style bottled…Introducing Jimmy Choo, the Fragrance. The EDT, is a floral fruity combination of green top notes with Tea rose, exotic Tiger Orchid and Cedarwood. The EDP is more sensual adding sweet Italian Orange and Indonesian Patchouli to this elixir.

It’s just an okay fragrance for me, nothing that blows me away even though it might after I have tried it on my skin. But right now, I’m too obsessed with The Body Shop’s Moroccan Rose EDT that I got from a haul recently that I am not willing to use anything else hahahaha.

3) Twistbands *California* – Twistbands are so gentle on the hair, they don’t snag or break away our precious, precious mane. Twistband is so chic and sophisticated; they even look cute on your wrist as they do in your hair. New neon colors for summer.

Ahhh, this was something I’ve been hoping to get because I was curious after reading about it and the colors does look good. So imagine my delight when I got it in neon pink (my latest color obsession, can’t wait to wear my neon pink scarf out later!). Unfortunately, I think I got a bad one. The defect wasn’t too obvious (sorry I am lazy to take a photo of it because I am too disappointed with this month’s box) but still!

4) SK-II *Japan* – For more than 30 years, SK-II has brought to many women new, breakthrough technology and product information that have been widely acclaimed in Asia and around the world. Discover and experience the miracle of crystal clear skin and life today.

Meh on getting this too. I just finally settled on a skincare routine that seems to be clearing my skin so I do not want to risk trying other products now. Might pass this on to my mom.

5) Skinmiso Pore Beauty Nose Pack *Korea* – Skinmiso’s nose pack will help rid you of black and whiteheads in the comfort of your own home. With a simple three-step process you can reveal perfect skin and help ensure it stays that way.

Le sigh. Another faillllllllll. I can’t even be bothered to read the back description on what it is about. Not that I don’t have black and white heads, but this sample is just a one time usage so I don’t think I can gauge its performance well.


So after 3 months of Bellabox, I have decided to CANCEL my subscription.

Here’s a few reasons why:

1) When I first took it up, I decided to give it a trial period of 3 month. Now 3 boxes have passed, only June’s box managed to impress.

2) They are increasing their prices to $19.95/box. I wouldn’t even pay $15 for the box, why would I fork out another $4.45?!

3) This month’s came a little late? Like almost a week. Uh-uh, I don’t get why the box will be delivered even later now that they are using courier services.

4) All the samples’ sizes are of a stingy size, I do think that you can try to get samples from counter too (for free!) if you ask nicely. I heard from my friend that VanityTrove offers better sizes but they are ridiculously priced!

5) Most of the stuff that I get I am not super excited about so I would rather do my research and get something I think I would like. 3 months of boxes is $45! That can get you a blush from Benefit which will probably last you forever.

6) Because of reason no.5, I actually haven’t tried most of the Bellabox items over the past 3 months. So even though the idea of getting a box with samples every month does sound exciting, it really doesn’t make sense for me to continue if I am just hoarding onto the things instead of using.


Now, I shall wait patiently for Glossybox to land in Singapore. I hope they will not jack up their prices too high and have awesome products! Are you guys subscribed to Bellabox or Vanitytrove? Leave a comment, I’m interested to see what your thoughts are on it!


Written by whitepaperroses

July 21, 2012 at 1:26 PM

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