This month I had the pleasure of partnering with bellabox, a Melbourne based subscription service that is amongst the very first in Australia. They specialise in delivering curated monthly and seasonal packages where you can sample beauty, skincare, makeup, fragrances and wellness essentials in a cost effective manner. With a subscriber base of twenty thousand, they must be doing something right. Like many others, I believe nothing beats the ease of being pampered from the comfort of home. This is rest and relaxation elevated. As a child, I remember purchasing a subscription box packed to the brim with Japanese sweets and kawaii stationery. I also subscribed to a British crafts and paper goods box. I took great joy in the novelty of not knowing what I’d get. That element of surprise brought with it renewed excitement.
bellabox offer a generous variety of limited edition and permanent subscription offerings. bellabox Australia and bellabox New Zealand are the originals and popular for a reason. You can expect to be treated to five or six beauty goods and additional samples in mini sizes for a low price of twenty Aussie dollars or twenty five New Zealand each month. As Bellabox partner with a range of leading and smaller brands, you’ll receive everyday staples, hero and cult favourites and the best in trending. Think Vogue, GQ, Good Magazine, Nourished Life and more. Best of all, boxes are delivered specifically tailored to your liking.
Before you begin a subscription, you’ll be asked to fill in a beauty profile to ensure the box caters to your preferences. For this reason, your box may look a little different to the next person. If you prefer a more specialised box, there are other options. bellababy for expectant mothers, bellobox for the gentlemen and Welcome to Wellness. I’m keenly eyeing this box and may just make the plunge and treat myself. Released four times and year and chock full of the best in beauty, lifestyle and edible treats to the value of two hundred Aussie dollars. For only sixty dollars, or fifty, should you subscribe for a year, this is incredibly reasonable and quite the steal. Free shipping on top of that. Woohoo!
bellabox was started with people like you and I in mind. Young women who were tired of the hassle of endless research and a trip to the store every time they wished to try something new and enjoy feeling glam. Chances are that you can relate to expensive purchases that fail to live up to your standards and leave you feeling more down. I’m very much guilty of sticking to tried and true products that have surpassed my expectations over and over but that can get old. I like that I’m taking a step out of my comfort zone and trusting that I can try something new and be pleasantly surprised. bellabox is definitely the better way. You’re essentially trying before you buy with the option to purchase fuller sized products if you’re really impressed. How convenient is that?
This September I received a delightful array of products that will add flair and zest to my next self care day. The dried cranberries snacks will be great next time I need an afternoon pick me up and energy boost. Onto the first item- the Doucce Ultra Precision Eyeliner, valued at twenty two dollars and with impressive five star reviews. I’ll admit that I often overlook eyeliner when getting ready, partly because I’m not used to applying it. What easier way to accentuate your eye makeup look though? The Doucce brand is quality through and through. Born on the streets of New York by two fashion and beauty executives, their philosophy is strong and unwavering- New York Attitude and Parisian elegance. They strive for innovation on all fronts, creating a line of makeup that is colourful, innovative, professional, contemporary and consumer driven.
Doucce strives to be the international brand for the international beauty. In our world, beauty is not defined by one specific look, and that is why Doucce invites women to discover their individuality. In fact uniqueness is the essence of beauty. Today’s trends are continuously being defined and influenced by cultures across the world, which leaves no room for one definition of beauty. Beauty is an international phenomenon defined by a location, but vibrant and attainable by all.
Doucce has tailored its products to be the choice of women wherever they may be. From the American jetsetter to the bubbly Australian to the exotic Brazilian and all women across the world who aspire to achieve the universal and cosmopolitan look. So join us as we welcome this new era of youth and luxury, and set forth to discover your individuality.
Another product that stood out to me was the Unichi 11 Pearls Sunscreen Lotion with a SPF50+ rating. A premium dry touch formulation that won’t leave you feeling sticky or weighed down. It offers protection against the broad spectrum of UV radiation and includes Aloe Vera and Vitamin E for added moisturise during the day. These also have antioxidant benefits. It’s no secret- this brand exudes raw luxury. Their skincare line is clinically trialled for proven results.
How impressive is that? Pearls are considered the jewels of the sea for their natural value. They’ve been used in skincare for centuries with women in the eighteen hundreds applying pearl powder as part of their skincare routine. Similarly, in ancient cultures, the shimmering outer layer known as the pearl nacre is believed to be a potent health supplement. It’s first crushed and then utilised internally and topically. This is believed to cure disease, prolong life and heal skin.
At 11 Pearls, our goal is to provide your skin with rich nutrients from pearl nacre. High in calcium, pearl powder helps to fortify your skin’s natural defensive barrier and protect your most delicate facial areas. Containing key vitamins for improving the skin’s appearance, 11 Pearls provides a range of potent, regenerative, protective and moisturising formulas for bright and healthy skin. Capture the bright shimmer of pearl!
Pearls are formed from living shelled molluscs when an irritant gets trapped in the mantle folds. The mollusc then secrets a substance, nacre, which covers the irritant in smoothy shiny layers, forming a pearl. Historically, finding a pearl was seen as rare and fortunate with divers from ancient cultures finding and opening clam shells in the hopes of getting lucky. Nowadays, pearls are produced by growing thousands of clams or oysters close together. The length and dedication in this process remains however as each pearl oyster takes four to five years to grow and mature before being harvested and cleaned.
That’s not all though. I also received the Eylure Lashes Lengthening No. 155 and look forward to trying the set out next time I have a dressier event. These are from a London based brand and valued at thirteen dollars. They are light and long lash that give a wispy cat’s eye appearance. They are handmade, reusable and come with latex free lash glue that lasts up to an impressive eighteen hours. Next was the Dermal Therapy Lip Balm Enriched with PawPaw and valued at six dollars fifty. Finally, the Plunkett’s Hi-Potency Aloe Vera Facial Mask, valued at eight dollars and the bonus Innisfree Volcanic Calming Pore Clay Mask.