Do you ever feel like you need to overhaul your image? Not in a plastic surgery kind of way, more in a you but better kind of way. Whiter teeth, shinier hair, glowing skin…these are all things that we want, however sometimes other factors get in the way, such as our lifestyle choices, stress, environmental factors, the list goes on. We all need help from time to time to keep us looking vibrant, and there’s no shame in that!
I’ve been having one of those days. I look in the mirror and I think, if only my skin were clearer, my teeth whiter, my skin tanner. And while it’s important to be happy with yourself just as you are, I don’t believe there’s anything wrong with wanting to improve yourself.
So what does this have to do with Bellabox? Just keep reading, I promise it will make sense.
This month’s Bellabox was epic. There were so many products, Bellabox couldn’t use their regular blue boxes. Instead, the items were stuffed into a cardboard box that was bursting at the seams.
June’s theme was ‘Winter Switch’, and it was all about improving and maintaining yourself through the Winter month (there’s the connection to my previous blabbing). I think so many of us tend to hibernate during winter like bears (“puts hand up”), especially when it’s freezing cold outside. It’s easy to let go a bit, covering up pasty white legs with tights and swapping exercise classes for hot chocolates. There are little ways to keep yourself looking and feeling good, and Bellabox came through with the goods.
Bellabox included a cute step-by-step guide on the order the products should be used in, so I’ve listed them below according to that.
Your Tea Skin Magic Tea. The Skin Magic Tea is one of many teas from the Your Tea company. This particular blend helps to assist with digestion, acne / hormonal skin and eczema. I’m a huge fan of teas and I’m looking forward to trying this one out, especially because I suffer from hormonal breakouts.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. This water based gel is designed to double the moisture in your skin, providing a healthy, radiant glow. To be honest, a lot of the Neutrogena products break my skin out so I might pass this on to a friend.
Dermal Therapy Lip Balm. This lip balm is designed to combat dry, chapped lips during the colder months. I’m one of those girls who continuously apply lip balm during the day, because I cannot stand dry lips. I’ve tried this out already and my lips were left feeling soft and nourished.
Mizon Tone Up Sheet Mask. The Tone Up Sheet mask brightens the skin using Vitamin C, leaving it with a healthy glow. I’ve built up my mask collection exclusively through Bellabox; I’m yet to buy one myself. I think I prefer sheet masks to the cream formulas, as they work better on my skin so I’m eager to try this one out.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Wipes. These are great all-round wipes and are extra gentle on the skin. I love the Cetaphil range and have used their products on and off for years. Facial wipes are always handy to have lying around, and they are especially great for travelling.
Gelogic Gel Nail Polish. The Gelogic nail polish range offer a salon quality gel colour without the need for a UV light. They are also fast drying, easy to apply and long wearing. I received this in the shade Jazzberry Red, which is beautiful deep raspberry colour. Lately I’ve been making the effort to paint my nails a bright colour, as it adds a splash of interest to my winter wardrobe.
Bonus: Colgate Optic White High Impact White. This is a new product from the Colgate range and promises to whiten the teeth by four shades. I almost bought this a few months ago, and I’m really glad I didn’t as I’d rather try it out first. My teeth are pretty white but I do drink a lot of tea which can stain the teeth. I plan to use this exclusively from today and will share my results with you.
Bonus: Virgin Wine Club Discount Redemption Card. This offers members a generous discount of $100 when you order the Welcome Case, which is valued at $207.88, so you only end up paying $107.88. I’m not sure if I’ll use this so I might pass it on.
Bonus: Your Tea Competition Card. This is a fun competition where you can win $500 worth of tea. This sounds like heaven to me so I’ll definitely be entering!
What was in your June Bellabox?