Bellabox: March 2013

This month’s Bellabox was themed ‘Delicious Beauty,’ and it certainly started off that way, there was a gorgeous smell coming from the box as soon as I opened it, but I’ll get to that in a minute. Here is what I received this month.


Ocean Essence Summer Breeze Shower Gel- A really nice smelling SLS free shower gel. I haven’t tried SLS free shower gels before, probably should have with my sensitive skin though!

Designer Brands Lip Pencil in Pink- A lovely rosy pink colour, and very creamy. Definitely a colour I could wear on a daily basis.

Yes to Carrots C Me Shine Lip Gloss in Flirty Pink- Once again a really nice everyday pink colour, that actually matches the lip liner, so if you wanted something glossy with long lasting colour, this combo would be great. I am disappointed it didn’t get the Clinique Lipstick which they posted as a possible inclusion on some boxes, and it is a gripe of mine that these kinds of boxes are often unequal value wise. Particularly if it was one or the other of the lipstick or gloss, there is a significant value difference this month. But none the less, two full size make up products is nothing to sneeze at.

Left to right: DB Lip Liner in Pink, Yes to Carrots Lip Gloss in Flirty Pink , thick colour, sheered out.

Left to right: DB Lip Liner in Pink, Yes to Carrots Lip Gloss in Flirty Pink , thick colour, sheered out.

Swisse Active Energy Bar-
Now bear with me guys, this one is going to bring on a little rant. While I am all for energy bars, and using them for energy to work out. This is not an energy bar. This is a ‘recovery’ bar, much as the packaging suggests. This is marketed to be used as a POST workout bar, to be consumed with a lot of water. The high protein is to aid muscle development, not some Atkin’s style meal replacement. Even the BB card says people are using these pre workout.I would think that more than one kind of bar was sent out, but even the packet itself says it should be consumed post exercise. While Swisse do offer energy bars, they are HIGH CARBOHYDRATE to help you sustain energy for your workout. I would think you might get a nasty stomach ache if you ate these without water too. Like I said, I am all for these kinds of bars, particularly when the brand can make them not taste like cardboard, but people need to be informed on how to use them correctly for the greatest benefit.

Suigo Ultimate Control Shampoo and Conditioner- Now this is what smelt so awesome when I opened the box! This combo is supposed to control volume, and God knows I need that. And it is nice to see a decent sized sample for these, I could get a couple of uses out of these easily.


Now it may feel like I’ve had a lot of negatives to say this month, however I still feel that it is a really good month. Decent sized samples and two full size make up products prove that Bellabox are still out to please and look after their subscribers, it was just a few minor details that clouded and otherwise great box.

What did you think of this month’s box? If you’d like me to shed more light on how these kinds of workout bars work, let me know!