Tuesday, 24 April 2012

April Bellabox: Be Fashion Foward with Bellabox!

My Bellabox box arrived a few days ago and the theme of the Bellabox April edition is 'Be Fashion Forward with Bellabox'! The theme is to follow the lead up to the 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, with the first official runway show to take place on Monday 30th April.

This month Bellabox has gone back to their original hard cardboard box, so the calico drawstring bag which contained the March Bellabox samples must have been a one off. I don't mind the original box, though I do hope they bring out those cute drawstring bags in future. 

A couple of weeks ago, Bellabox opened their doors to popular beauty brand BeneFit Cosmetics. Being a huge fan of BeneFit Cosmetics I was very excited to hear the news and was anticipating a sample of their new Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation which launched recently. Well, indeed I was right and I received a deluxe miniature of their most talked about foundation which hasn't even launched on counters (in Australia that is) yet!

April Bellabox 2012
Ulta3 nail color in Bellabox's signature colour 'Jade'  (full size A$2)
OP therapy body hydration with Emu Oil (full size 75mL A$19.95)
Hollywood Feet Heel Cushions (A$9.95/2 pairs)
Benefit hello flawless foundation, sample size 5mL in 'Petal' worth $9 (full size 30mL A$55)
pureDKNY Verbena purse spray vial 1.5mL worth $4 (30mL A$80)
Comvita Olive White Moisturiser, Serum and Facial Exfoliant satchet samples (1.5 ml each)

April Bellabox Total worth ~A$45

BeneFit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation in Petal
I honestly have not tried any BeneFit Cosmetics liquid foundations in the past, so I was quite excited to test drive Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow which is packaged in this cute little miniature of the actual full size bottle. The foundation is a brightening oil-free makeup product which contains SPF25 PA+++ and that is super duper great as the sun factor is higher than most other foundations I have used. The shade Petal is yellow based and it is the 2nd lightest of the 9 shades available in the range. The consistency is very thin, however, it surprisingly provided full coverage with a nice smooth and matte finish. This is definitely the type of foundation that suits my combination/oily skin type and I will definitely purchase this in the near future!
Ulta3 Nail Colour in Jade
Ulta3 Nail Colours are probably the cheapest nail polish I have ever seen on the market! The metallic sheen of Jade isn't really a shade that I would wear alone, as I would rather use this shade when I am feeling artistic and want to do nail art.

pureDKNY Verbena
PureDKNY Verbene is a very fresh and light fragrance with top notes honeysuckle, peony, jasmine petals, with white amber, sea moss, and vetiver to balance the scent. The scent is relatively overwhelming, however, the scent does fade after a few minutes leaving behind a floral/sweet scent which lingers during the day. The scent is quit lovely!

OP Therapy Body Hydrator with Emu Oil
OP Therapy is a completely new brand to me, so I am glad that Bellabox has introduced this brand to me. I also have not tried any products containing Emu Oil, so I was intrigued to see how this Body Hydrator goes. The texture of OP Therapy Body Hydrator is almost similar to that of soft serve ice-cream! However, the consistency is much lighter and more along the lines of mousse. The body cream was very easy to apply and does not leave any visible marks, instead it absorbed relatively quickly leaving my skin feeling smooth and lovely. My only dislike for this product is the unpleasant scent which is quite strong considering the body cream is unscented. The scent must be from the core ingredient, Emu Oil. The nature of the scent was a huge let down as the texture of the cream was lovely when applied.

Hollywood Feet Heel Cushions
Hollywood Feet Heel Cushions are relatively smaller in comparison to the 'Party Feet' heel cushions that I have use previously. Though these Heel Cushions would still be put to great use for those long nights out under the city lights!

The April edition of my Bellabox also included 3 sachet samples of Comvita's Olive White skincare range. I would assume these are a bonus as Bellabox normally includes 5 deluxe samples to their boxes.

Overall, I am pleased with the products included in the April Edition of my Bellabox as the products included are products that I would use. I am especially happy to receive a miniature of BeneFit Cosmetics Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation and glad to see that this foundation could be my Holy Grail foundation! Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow will be available on counter 25th April 2012, so I highly recommend checking out the range of shades and texture of this little beauty!

What did you receive in your April Bellabox?

xx Rose


  1. We got pretty much the same box :) The Hollywood feet products are slightly different. I did like March a little better but I still really like April. Looking forward to May!

    xoxo lusted

    1. Oh I didn't noticed that the Hollywood Feet products were different lol! I'm looking forward to the May Bellabox too!