It's the last Bellabox for the year, and I think a lot of people were really curious about whether Bellabox will include some awesome Christmas surprises... Lets see!
This box isn't really Christmas themed, it's more saying Merry Christmas and we have included a Christmas present... which is exciting!
Here is what is included in the box and all of the details...
In this months box there is a makeup palette worth $110, and the rest are samples... who can complain about a box worth over $100? Definitely not me!
So here are the goodies, I'll start with the samples and go onto the palette, because I start getting a little photo crazy with the palette :P
Allegra Rhodes Hand and Nail Cream 5ml sample: I got this in the scent Sweet Apple and Grapefruit, and it smells amazing! It smells like the DKNY Be Delicious perfume, which I am a huge fan of. It is a pretty light moisturiser, but sinks into my skin quickly and doesn't leave any oily residue. I also love the cute little square tub it comes in, I will be keeping this to store my samples.
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Cream 30ml sample: Firstly I will start by saying that 30ml is a great sized sample, no doubt I will be able to get many uses out of this. I have tired a sample from the Frizz-Ease range before, and I wasn't a fan because I found that it weighed down my hair and I ended up having to wash it out... but I will give this a go and then edit in what I think.
Emergin C Multi-Fruit Cleanser and Protocell Cream 3ml samples: I am not the biggest fan of sachet samples, because they can get quite messy if they are more than one use, but I might be able to stand these up on the sink and hopefully it won't be too bad. I love trying new skincare, especially expensive skin care, because I doubt I would want to spend $119 on the full size of the Protocell Cream without knowing I love it. I will edit in a review as soon as I try these.
Compeed: This is a patch that is designed to prevent blisters and to heal old blisters, and it can stay on for uo to 3 days. I like this concept because often I do get blisters, and I find that bandaids don't stay on very well and don't do the job. I won't open this until I need it, but I think there is only one patch in the sachet, which is odd because I find that if I have a blister on one foot, I usually have it on the other foot too.
Savoir Faire Limited Edition Kit in Pour Etre Desiree (Summer): This is the full size makeup palette that retails for $110 at the Bellabox online store. This comes in either Summer or Winter, and I got Summer. Both palettes seem quite comparable, I like the look of the lipgloss in Summer more, but the look of the blush in Winter more, and both palettes contain some bright shades and some neutral shades of eyeshadows.
So this is the Summer palette, it contains six eye shadows, a peachy lip gloss, a bronze blush, and a black eye liner and black mascara.
|Summer eyeshadow swatches without flash|
|Summer eyeshadow swatches with flash|
|Summer palette: eye liner, lip gloss, blush heavily swatched and blended - without flash|
|Summer palette: eye liner, lip gloss, blush heavily swatched and blended - with flash|
I find that this shade of the blush would be quite difficult to pull off unless you have quite dark skin. However it does have a really pretty copper/bronze shimmer that the swatches don't do justice. I will most likely use this as a shimmery bronzer or as an eye shadow.
The lip gloss is a sheer peach shade with a lot of shimmer. It smells like vanilla and tastes really sweet. It is a thick and sticky gloss though, so it's not really my cup of tea, but it does last a reasonable amount of time on your lips.
I haven't yet tried the mascara or eye liner on my eyes, but I think they will be great to throw in my makeup bag since they are so small. The eye liner isn't as pigmented as I normally like, but it's ok.
Overall this is a great value Bellabox, it is nice that they included such an expensive palette, and managed to add some skincare, haircare and body products to balance the box out. I am looking forward to using the palette, but I think this would be a palette that I will keep for weekends away.
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