October 2013 Bellabox

Once again, it took me so long to reveal my October bellabox…

Bellabox turns 2!

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Here you see a collage of their past year’s theme. Beautiful no?

And because this month is so special, even the packaging is special!

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Oh, did I mention that we got a free Cosmopolitan Magazine too? Sweet!

So here’s what’s in my Bellabox bella-pouch:

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Let’s get to the nitty gritties…

1) Elizabeth Arden Untold eau de parfum spray, 1.5ml

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Said to be a “sensual floral scent” and “fit for the modern woman”. I caught a sniff of it and I quite like it. It’s not too floral-y sweet, which I quite like. But I don’t think I’ll wear it on a day-to-day gotowork basis. It’s a lil strong for me.
For daily wear, I prefer lighter scents.
But this I would wear for dates or just going out after work.

RRP:
30ml/$69 ; 50ml/$95 ; 100ml/$119

2) Jacqueline Burchell, 2 x 5ml

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It’s nail polish! Eek! Can you tell my excitement?
Oh and I heard about this brand before. One of my nail gals over on Instagram was asking me about it some months ago. She had nothing but raving comments on how fantastic this is. So I am super excited to receive this!! I need to try these soon!! Glittery goodness! And it’s also 3-free! Plusssss, it’s researched and developed here on our very lil island Singapore! Super stoked!
(See what nail polish does to me?)

RRP:
15ml/$18 ~ $26 (per their website)

3) Indio Cosmeceutical Renew Cream,10ml

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Seems to be “suitable for all skin types”. It’s an “anti-aging cream designed to soften, gently exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin”. This sounds interesting, and I always enjoyed the exfoliating feeling for my face. Will try this one soon!

RRP:
50ml/$119.50

4) Veet, 25gms

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This is quite a famous brand of shaving cream. Blade-less shaving too. I haven’t tried it before, but seeing that now I have 2 of these (1 from my gift box last month), I will give it a go!

RRP:
100ml/$11.80

5) Cellilux Deep Sea Secret Glacial Mineral Gel, trial pack

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It’s a gel mask apparently! That helps “rebuild skin’s elasticity”.
It also claims to “detoxify, hydrates and exfoliates the skin, resulting in brighter and youthful looking skin”!

RRP:
60ml/$78

6) L’oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil, 3.5ml

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Lightweight,  instant shine, nourishing protection. Makes hair more gorgeous and manageable.
Oh I hope this works!

RRP:
100ml/$23.90

So here it is, my October Bellabox.

What did you get for yours?

XOXO
♥ Cres

August 2013 Black Box

The weekend is finally here!
And this morning, I received my long awaited Black Box!

For those who are unfamiliar with Black Box, it’s a free bi-monthly subscription box, the first in Singapore, that contains a mix of things for all. The samples/products ranges from lifestyle goodies, food samples to coupons and beauty samples. There’s always something for everyone.

So seeing that the last box was in May, this box should have been out and about in July. But due to overwhelming responses and the fact that they wanted to accomodate more subscribers, they delayed the box for a month and if you’re in the list, it should reach you latest by early September 🙂

So lets get to it!

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Curiosity Satisfied? Let’s find out!

First look:

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And a closer look at the note:

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And tada! What’s wrapped up:

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Generous no?
Well, now a closer look at each product….

1) Dettol Radiance Body Wash

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Dettol Radiance Body Wash

I was truly surprised when I saw this in the box, I love Dettol products and this is a pretty decent-sized bottle!
Plus, it smells wonderful!!

2) Darlie Expert White

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Darlie Expert White

This was also a good size!
It is said to “help whiten teeth, remove stains, dental plaque and tartar“. Will give it a try once I’m done with my current one.

3) Glucoscare Tea

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Glucoscare Tea

A natural herbal tea that is proven to lower sugar absorption in the body.
I’m not too big of a fan for herbal tea… so perhaps I’d share this with my mom instead.

4) Purer Skin Miracle Serum

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Purer Skin Miracle Serum

A miracle serum! Supposedly to help “reduce fine lines and wrinkles”. And it’s said to be made with “100% Pure Bird’s Nest”. Wowzas!
Question is…. would it work?

5) Zappy Sampler Pack

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Zappy Sampler Pack

Opening the package, and there’s one of each:

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Zappy Sun System Sunscreen Wipes (this looks interesting!), Zappy After-Sports Wipes, Zappy Boy Antiseptic Wipes, Zappy Boy Alcohol Wipes, Zappy Insect Repellent Wipes.

And the coupons….

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So there you have it. 5 products, all free.
They have also included this insert which not only describes the products, but also tells you where to get them and how much they are.

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So what do you think of this month’s Black Box?

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You can subscribe to their next one over at their website.

Did you receive the previous Black Box? How does this compare? Let me know 🙂

Till next time~

XOXO
♥ Cres

August 2013 Bellabox

So I set up this blog for AGES now. And initially I wanted to make it a pure nailblog….
And then, my randomness got the better of me and I decided to go for a variety instead (just look at my IG -@whimsypoppysmic).

Anyhow… I also finally got down to writing my very first post! Wootwoot~

So here it is….. *drumroll*

I have been on Bellabox’s mailing list for months now. I first discovered it while scrolling through blogs, while wondering are there any beauty boxes exclusive to Singapore. And then I came across several ones. My heart set on bellabox, mainly due to the reviews I read.

But I wasn’t sure yet… even with the multiple first box promo price and several promotions, I still haven’t decided.
Then I saw the beautiful blue box for the month of August, the Peranakan-inspired prints. And there was an email saying if I were to sign this month, I will get an additional bonus giftbox. Hey, who doesn’t like extra beauty stuff? 😀
And so I caved in….

2 days ago, I recieved my Aug’s Bellabox!
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Just look at that design on the box!

And I opened it to see a purple tissue paper with a floral sticker. Purple is my all – time favorite color, so I’m always happy to see a lil purple.
And also a card with the 4 different ways to say “hello”, based on our 4 main ethnic groups.
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And then…..
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Products galore!

Let’s take a look at the specifics…

1) Dermedex Anti-Acne Challenge Pack

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A sample-sized (5g each) Bio’Tox Cleanser and Refining Cream 2, both suitable for all skin types. Product of France.
I have yet tried this, it claims “clearer skin in just 3 days” ! Gotta give it a shot!
There is also a code (on one of those cards above) that gives you a special perks and benefits once you like their facebook page and quote them the magic word!

RRP:
Bio’Tox Cleanser: 50ml/ $50
Refining Cream 2: 30ml/ $69

2) my LIFE INC. TEAISM brew

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I was totally excited to get this!!! I saw this on someone’s blog a long while back and was hoping to try this someday. Annnnnnd I got them in this month’s Bellabox!
The 2 flavors I got are Ginger Black Tea (for comfort) and Blueberry Tea (for protection).
I’m gonna try them this weekend!

RRP:
$1.50 per wand

3) Wotnot Facial Wipes (5 wipes)

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I love the packaging of this, especially the matte smoothness. It’s a “100% soft natural fibre wipe” that contains “all-natural ingredients such as aloe, rosehip oil & Vitamin E”.
It’s said to remove impurities, makeup and even water proof mascara! 
I sneaked a lil touch (if there’s such a word) and it’s so moist!
I’m very interested in this. My current makeup wipes are the ones from Bioré, maybe a switch? We’ll see….

RRP:
25ml/ $9.25

4) Make Up For Ever Mini Rouge Artiste Intense

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Intense red! I’ve never dared to make a lippy statement. I often opt for more subtle nude-pinkish shades.
I don’t know if I will ever try this… but hey, there’s always a first right?

RRP:
3.5g/ $36

5) ModelCo Cheek & Lip Tint

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Smells like cherries!! That’s the first thing when I unscrewed it. Again, not something I’m used to (I guess that’s why I subscribed to Bellabox in the first place right!). Maybe I’ll give it a shot!

RRP:
10ml/ $28

I tested both the lippie and the tint on my hand….

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Both glided smoooooothly! The lipstick more so.

6) L’egere Aqua Smoothing Essence-in CC & Magic Skin Beautifier CC Cream

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If you don’t already know, CC is the new BB. It’s said to brighten and even out the skintone. I have yet tried any CC Creams before, so this shall be my 1st!

RRP:
Smoothing Essence-in: 30ml/ $38.90
Magic Skin Beautifier: 50g/ $39.90

7) HARNN Oriental Rose Hand Balm (25g)

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This is my favorite among the bunch!
I’m a sucker for all things rose. And so I’m happy to get the rose one in my box!  The smell so gooood. This is totally going into my bag! Moisturizing of hands is important especially when you spend most of your day in the AC!
And I love doing my nails so moisturising is especially important to me ♡

RRP:
50g/ $45

So there you have it. 7 samples in 1 box! Some of which are gen-er-ous!! I’m happy with my first box!

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Have you subscribed to any beauty boxes? What are they? Let me know!

XOXO
♥ Cres