CATEGORY ARCHIVES: Bellabox
Let me start off by saying that I will be only mentioning ONE beauty box’s name in this post. I haven’t really been one of those people who like to “name and shame” so I’m going to leave this to your own suggestion.
Also, I wanted to just state that: I am NOT being paid or compensated for writing this post by anyone.
I was reading a few box reviews and watching open box videos on YouTube by fellow Beauty Vloggers/Bloggers and I was inspired to do this because I’m fairly certain there aren’t many of these “recommendation” posts floating around anywhere, or least I haven’t seen any of them.
Over the last several months I’ve subscribed to about four different beauty boxes. Some have last one month, others about 3 or 4 months. As I see it, if I’m not impressed by the content of the box in two months, they aren’t worth my money. Sure, $15 isn’t that much money and I actually spend more than $15 in a week on coffees alone but the whole idea of getting a beauty box is to try different range of beauty products – things that you will actually use in your day-to-day routine.
OK. So when you sign up for these boxes you usually get to do some sort of profile so the box knows what kind of products to send you, right? But there have been some boxes who just don’t even try!
Regular readers of this blog will know that I LOVE my lip products and skincare range and most of the profiles I’ve made have been just that. Nothing has changed; lip products and skincare are the top two interests of mine.
One box sent me just sunscreen, along with other products I’d never use because those companies test on animals.
I mean… REALLY?!
The only even remotely skin-related product was sunscreen. No other samples. Just sunscreen. So I pretty much just paid $15 for suncreen which is more than the recommended price at say… Coles or a chemist.
I went through the other products I was sent too. None of it interested me because like I said, companies that test on animals or weren’t animal-friendly.
The whole purpose of a beauty box was to sample different things and break out of the little beauty box you’ve created for yourself over the years. (I am guilty of it myself!)
That box went straight into the bin. I didn’t even want to pass on its contents to any of my friends.
Other beauty boxes do try but most of the time, I’ll give them props for that. They do try but I find that sometimes – just sometimes – they just throw something in a box just for the sake of it. It’s kind of like you going to places like the Easter Show, The Royal Melbourne Show or Ekka and buy those showbags and that have magazines, cans of Coke, Bertie Beetles, tons of lollies and you’re super-excited about it til you pull out a sample of foot cream for cracked heels. It’s like… way to kill my buzz, Buzz Killington!
But the ONE box that keeps surprising me over and over and over again is… READ MORE
It’s that time of the month… BELLABOX TIME!
PS. I am fully aware I didn’t post a February Bellabox. Time just escaped me. You know how it is.
This is what came in for February…